• Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Projection 4 (Plize/Mushrooms), 1997, 35 mm slide. From “SlideShow.”


    Baltimore Museum of Art
    10 Art Museum Drive
    February 27–May 15, 2005

    Curated by Darsie Alexander

    Art has long deployed the slide, not only for Wölfflinian compare-and-contrast art history lessons and worka- day documentation, but also as a medium in and of itself. Yet just last year, Kodak discontinued its Ekta-graphic slide projector, forecasting its obsolescence in the face of digital technology. The BMA, however, is putting on its own slide show, in which nineteen artists from the last forty years commemorate the seemingly unassuming slide in all its vicissitudes. Projects by artists as disparate as Nan Goldin, Ana Mendieta, and Marcel Broodthaers are gathered together, while catalogue essays by Alexander, Charles Harrison, and Robert Storr help to further illumine the works.

    Travels to the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, July 2–Sept. 11; Brooklyn Museum, New York, Oct. 7–Jan. 8, 2006.