The Lot

Historical Tense

Curator: Norm Magnusson

November 8, 2011—April 28, 2012

Artspace is honored to present Norm Magnusson’s Historical Tense, an installation of six “historical markers” in the Artspace Lot. Previously displayed along country roads and in small towns, Magnusson’s art invites his audience to engage intellectually with contemporary issues that often fall victim to our worst emotional instincts. Rather than presenting strident or maudlin political work, Magnusson provides food for thought, allowing each marker to tell its own story, gently assertive, firmly thought-provoking, and just a little bit subversive. The Artspace Lot provides the first urban home for Magnusson’s project, opening up new possibilities for social engagement.