Guarded Opinions 4


In this fourth installment of “Guarded Opinions,” a regular series that features museum guards’ impressions of the art they oversee, New Museum guard La’Quasia Risper offers her take on an Urs Fischer sculpture.

Paul VanDeCarr is a nonprofit writer, editor, and trainer; an arts writer; puppetry presenter; and maker of video and audio projects. He lives in New York City, and is online at

La’Quasia Risper is a native of Brooklyn and has worked at New York City’s New Museum of Contemporary Art since 2007. An MC who performs under the name “Capital Q,” Risper’s inspirations include Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Da Brat, Total, Nas, and The Notorious B.I.G.