Liminality: Art on the Threshold
Thursday, March 8 through Sunday, June 3 2007
Liminality (from the Latin limen, “threshold”): an in-between state characterized by ambiguity, openness, and indeterminacy; a period of transition, during which normal limits to thought, self-understanding, and behavior are relaxed, opening the way to something new.
(Adapted from Wikipedia.)
For this exhibition, six artists created works inspired by the compelling open architecture of the Palace of Fine Arts. As an architecturally liminal environment, the Palace moves us to explore the constantly evolving relationship between ourselves and the constructed world. Within this place of in-between, we are encouraged to think with abandon, unfettered by the confines of the old or the expected. We hope that you will enter this free-mind zone and think about how architecture affects you, and how it may—or may not—encourage people to relate to each other and to the spaces around them.
Pamela Winfrey, Curator