Exhibition media (audio) writer/developer. Consultant with Acoustiguide for the Brooklyn Museum, “BASQUIAT” (2004)
The challenge? Orchestrate a “blockbuster” art event visitor journey weaving high art context, direct visual experience of rare art objects, and outreach to folks in Brooklyn’s neighborhoods.
The approach? Craft a narrative weaving reminiscences and critical perspectives. To cull these insights, ask the right questions in three interviews with high profile respondents including estate executor and the artist’s father (Gerard Basquiat), Soho socialite and established collector (Anina Nosei) and Toronto-based curator Marc Mayer’s groundbreaking revision of Basquiat’s canonical position.
The result? An experience of deeper knowledge and perception that probes deeper into the flashy iconic image of “fallen graffiti art star.” Use first person storytelling (the voices of Nosei, Basquiat, Mayer and celebrity readings by Wyclef Jean) to situate a dramatic arc of ambition, fame and tragedy in an experience with enough hooks to grab young Brooklyn’s attention, while prompting careful perception of nuances with art historical import.