Disrupt the View
Harvard Art Museums
Vielmetter Los Angeles congratulates Arlene Shechet on the opening of “Disrupt the View: Arlene Shechet at the Harvard Art Museums” on view through July 6, 2025.
By presenting her recent work alongside historical German, Japanese, and Chinese examples, sculptor Arlene Shechet encourages us to look anew at works of porcelain and other objects from the Harvard Art Museums. Decorative arts are typically displayed in museum galleries dedicated to the same culture and period, often in isolation from other media. In Disrupt the View, however, Shechet draws on her past collaborations with porcelain manufactory workers to speak to a larger history, recontextualizing these remarkable objects as both handmade and industrially manufactured, painterly and sculptural.