The creation of each Guggenheim exhibition involves many people, and all of them bring different kinds of technical expertise to the installation process. For two decades, Derek DeLuco, Senior Technician and Mount Maker at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, has made mounts for the art on view at the museum—an undertaking that requires patience, ingenuity, and a good eye. In this video, he describes some the of mounts created for the Giacometti exhibition and explains that the mount should not be a distraction when viewing the art. This short documentary provides a glimpse into DeLuco’s position and the complexity behind making mounts that both support an object and are invisible to visitors.
Giacometti is on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York through September 12, 2018.