Intersections: Vesna Pavlović

Illuminated Archive

May 22 - September 28, 2014

Using documentary materials from the Phillips’s library and archives, Vesna Pavlović explores the museum’s history of exhibition and display. Her installation in the Sant Building stairwell consists of a 35-foot transparent curtain of digitally manipulated images and four related ink-jet photographs that explore the idea of transparency, both photographic and historic.


Intersections is a series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.

Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum's galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations.

Intersections is supported by Phillips International Forum members.