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A Call for a Collective Reexamination of Our Art Institutions

ST. LOUIS — Watching the Kelley Walker exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis unravel in the span of a few weeks, from what the museum promoted as its most ambitious installation to date — taking over the entire museum for the fall season — to becoming a disgraced footnote in contemporary exhibition making, it’s clear that what we have witnessed is a failure of the idea of the institution.
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