The Limner Group develops and delivers educational and research services and products. Our research and work is supported by a strong philosophy and methodology based in the curatorial intersection between the creation of knowledge, commerce and communication. The Limner Group is a research group that objectively engages in and with the theories and practices of art and art history, questioning their discourses and wider societal norms. While our research aesthetic varies, ranging from archives to exhibitions, we operate under the assumption that what is deemed curatorial is in constant flux. Utilizing both a practical and theoretical approach through research, exhibitions and community interaction, it’s our teams’ goal to share knowledge as equitably as possible through interpretation and communication.
The history of art is filled with bad manners, worse attitudes and true, yet astonishing, stories that have been swept under the rug for centuries. This series of short, concise essays in chapbook form emphasizes that the refined, but often rigid, environment of a gallery or museum can trick the viewer into thinking that art is polite, pretty and soothing. However, in reality it’s a slippery and cagey troublemaker that can challenge the viewer’s sense of the world and self. Works that challenge convention can push the viewer far from their comfort zones and shift all senses of awareness. Art, the people who make it and the way in which it is made all tell us something, large and small, about humanity, material culture, social norms and rogue outliers, all while trying to answer the huge question of…what is the purpose of art?