'The Keeper' is an exhibition at the New Museum that consists of several thousand artifacts, pieces of art and other curated objects.
The exhibition's seemingly random displays all come together to follow one theme -- the act of "preserving and collecting." In some ways The Keeper is a highly "meta" concept, as the entire process of creating museum exhibitions and displays is to preserve and collect. Rather than preserving and collecting to display a scene or message or passage in time, the process itself is under the microscope. The entire exhibition aims to make the viewer reconsider commonly held beliefs about value and ownership -- and think about preservation as an art itself.
This museum exhibition showcases beautiful displays while highlighting the art of experience and conservation.
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