ANY HOUSE IS A HOME_PEM_11, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem 2011/12

PANTONE PROCESS YELLOW/M 2011, standardized color reproducitonsystem, latex acrylic, egshell finish (left), TAILOR'S BUFF 2011, colonial historic paint colour mid 1600s-1780, latex acrylic, eggshell finish, UNTITLED (CROWNINSHIELD-BENTLEY STAIRS) NO. 2153_15 2010, c-print, acrylic box frame, 91.44 x 60.96 cm, PORTRAIT (RACHEL TONTHAT) 2010, flatscreen, video loop 1 min 56 sec (center), BARGEBOARD BROWN 2011, victorian historic paint color 1840-1900, latex acrylic, eggshell finish (right) © 2011 Peabody Essex Museum

ANY HOUSE IS A HOME
BROOKSIDE
Seamans Gallery, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA, 2011 – 2012

BROOKSIDE
Untitled (Quiet please), 1956/12, 2008
Gelatin silver print, 111.5 x 167.5 cm
BROOKSIDE
Historical wall paint Brookside

BROOKSIDE
Sofa, attributed to Nathaniel Safford (1773–1826),
carving by Samuel McIntire (1757–1811), 1805–07
Museum purchase, 138689

ANY HOUSE IS A HOME
PEARLESCENT WHITE
Seamans Gallery, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA, 2011 – 2012

PEARLESCENT WHITE
Untitled (Salem House), 2158/0A, 2010
Gelatin silver print, 60.5 x 91 cm
Untitled (Counterbalance Samuel Gragg), 2163/34, 2010
Color coupler print, 60.5 x 91 cm

PEARLESCENT WHITE
Chest–on–chest, 1768–1774
Gift of Miss Mary and Miss Eliza Ropes, R1120

PEARLESCENT WHITE
Contemporary wall paint Pearlescent White

BARGEBOARD BROWN
Historical wall paint Bargeboard Brown

BARGEBOARD BROWN
“Elastic” Chair, Samuel Gragg (1772–1855), about 1808, gift of Mrs. John F. Fulton, M14782 / M14783

BARGEBOARD BROWN
Display Case, early 1900s
M14589

ANY HOUSE IS A HOME
ROSELAND
Seamans Gallery, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA, 2011 – 2012

ANY HOUSE IS A HOME
MONUMENT
Sculpture including color inkjet prints by Marianne Mueller and selections from the PEM photograpy collection, design by Johnston Marklee Architects,
Hilborn Gallery, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA, 2011 – 2012

Excerpts from display on the Monument

ANY HOUSE IS A HOME is a site-specific installation commissioned by the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). In the gallery and on the tower, it combines historic furniture, decorative arts, shoes and photographs from the museum‘s vast storage with photographs and videos taken by Marianne Mueller in Salem or found in the artist‘s archive. The exhibition envisions a different museum that would follow the intuitive grammar of perception. By liberating objects from history, they‘re endowed with new presence, to be experienced beyond timelines and classification: A wall color is a wall color, a chair is a chair. Unexpected juxtapositions of time, place and influence examine how objects define a place, and how in return a place can define an object.

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