As part of lectures given by Murray Moss for his 2013 SVA D-Crit course, Boot Camp for Critical Thinking, he questions art in a domestic setting:
"Does it render the works as decor? (Do they become a ‘commodity’ again, with a price, rather than a ‘priceless museum artifact’?)
Does the less apparent ‘function’ of an object (i.e. to bring prestige, to signify conformity, to signify class, to signify an ‘informed’ sensibility, etc...) become heightened when the object is shown in a domestic setting- more so than if you were to experience the art object in a neutral ‘gallery’ space?
Do works become absorbed into part of a total ‘collection’ of work (interior decor scheme) - a part of a larger narrative? Can this dramatically alter the way we feel about that work (as opposed to experiencing it on its own, in the white-wall space of a gallery...)?
Are works hung/placed where they are because they just look good there, or, go well with other colors in the room? In other words, is their content trumped by their contribution to the overall design scheme of the room?"