journal of museums aotearoa
Matthew O’Reilly grew up surrounded by Modernist New Zealand paintings. His work at Te Papa as Framer of Paintings has fed his interest in the means by which paintings and their histories are delivered into our view and survive through time, and has enabled him to make a serious study of the frame in New Zealand. He is shortly to embark on a systematic survey of the existing historical frames in major New Zealand public collections. He maintains a particular interest in the complex traces of Modern art with respect to boundary or limits – which includes the frame you have when you don’t have a frame.
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