David Jaffe lecture
The senior curator at the National Gallery, London 'flips the background'
How does history deal with performance art or capture the energy of a particular installation for centuries to come?
David Jaffe, senior curator, National Gallery, London, illustrates and expands on his essay 'Flipping the background: what’s old in new art and our vision of the past’ in the Art Gallery of NSW’s John Kaldor Family Collection catalogue, with reference to works across art history and those currently on display in the new contemporary galleries.
Jeff Koons, Puppy 1995. John Kaldor Family Archive. Photo: Eric Sierins