Retrospective exhibitions are strange things. Yes, they consist of collections of artworks, just like any other art exhibition. It's the "retro" part that can get sticky. Looking back as they do, they run the risk of being maudlin. Retrospectives often seem to come too late, after an artist has died, or they chart an artist's work after it has turned a decided corner. Sometimes they signal a sea change in the art world; in other cases, a retrospective is nothing more than a handy business strategy meant to re-establish the marketability of an artist who has fallen out... More >>>