Three decades ago, Untitled Installation conceived by Robert Gober (1988) was included in the exhibition Utopia Post Utopia at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

The re-presentation of this installation at the AAM, as in the original, features Gober’s own untitled wooden door and doorframe (1987–88), Lake Tahoe, California (1867) by Hudson River School painter Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), a handwritten Untitled (Joke) (1988) by Richard Prince, and Moss Bed, Queen (1986–88) by Meg Webster.

Together, these disparate works create a temporal and psychological space in which viewers can contemplate the enduring notion of utopia—now from the vantage point of the twenty-first century.