Carol Bove, The Middle Pillar
A text by Cathleen Chafee
Karma, New York, 2013
Hardcover special edition of 50
The Middle Pillar: A Retrospective Introduction
In 2004 Carol Bove described her interest in what she called the provocative “shady places” of display: “a gradient that starts with a small, personal domestic object and goes through art objects, installation art, site-specific works, environments, installation design, architecture, etc.” Her use of historical objects and texts belongs to this larger project dedicated to undermining binaries, often the either/or distinctions between site-specific installations and autonomous artworks.