Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between Shoot, 2017
We walk briskly past uniformed bodies and utilitarian passages to get to the galleries that contain the masterpieces. The famous ones we’ve seen dozens of times in pictures. We look with admiration and nod in agreement about their beauty and historical significance. We take a picture next to them, as proof (to ourselves and others) that we were there, next to something famous and priceless.
But can beauty and grace also exist in the unnoticed bodies and spaces at the edge of our sight lines? Can we notice the sacred in a bare stairwell or a dreaming guard? As the functional and unobtrusive parts in the production of cultural and historical value, can these margins also become the edges to the spiritual and the sublime?