"Rhythm and History" Is Just Out of Reach at Tempe's ASU Art Museum
|"Rhythm and History" exhibition view|
But because "Rhythm and History" falls short in giving visitors that initial historical backing, we're never really able to get all the way in the door. There are moments of seeming clarity while looking at the work, but there's a sense that something remains obfuscated. Exhibitions need not hold viewers' hands too tightly, but a short interpretative wall text here or there is a good place to begin. And I dare say, such guidance is necessary for a show that relies so heavily on understanding how the work is situated in space and time.
"Rhythm and History" will be on view at the ASU Art Museum through August 9. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, visit the exhibition event page at www.asu.edu.