The impact of interventions of contemporary art in museums is substantial. Generally, the public are startled by the unexpected encounter with contemporary art. Often the site-responsiveness of the intervention draws new attention to the permanent collection and offers new insight into the significance of museum objects, methods of display and the relationship to objects and the environment in which they are displayed.
Other Spaces Institute explores curatorial strategies for the intervention of site-responsive installations of contemporary art in spaces outside the Museum and Gallery. A significant part of our research is to compile a comnprehensive list of interventions in a variety of different types of spaces.