Dallas Museum of Art Explores "The Poetics of Space"

For a Dreamer of Houses
Photo by Tom Little. Courtesy of the artist and Karma, New York

Alex Da Corte, Rubber Pencil Devil, 2018.

The Dallas Museum of Art presents For a Dreamer of Houses, an imaginative new exhibition of contemporary art that explores the significance of the spaces we inhabit and how they represent ourselves, our values, and our desires. Opening March 15, 2020, in the Museum’s grand Barrel Vault and Quadrant Galleries, the exhibition takes inspiration from philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s influential 1958 book The Poetics of Space and his use of the house as a metaphor for psychological and cultural development. Fifty-four works in a variety of media by more than thirty-five artists from around the globe demonstrate the evocative power of domestic objects and structures. Almost all of the works are from the DMA’s permanent collection, including nine new acquisitions being shown for the first time and works by ten artists with connections to Texas.

Event Information
Start Date: March 15, 2020
End Date: January 31, 2021
Venue: Dallas Museum of Art

For a Dreamer of Houses