Thursday, October 26, 2006

'The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture' Opens In Washington, D.C. ... Please Wake Me When It Closes

"The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture features the work of nine international contemporary artists. These freestanding, self-contained objects result from labor-intensive processes in which materials are carefully combined and articulated-often deliberately incorporating the handmade with mass-produced consumer goods. While these artists propose new possibilities and challenges for the medium, they simultaneously engage with the formal concerns of modern sculpture and build upon the strategies of a number of groundbreaking twentieth-century movements, such as Dada, Fluxus, assemblage, and the readymade. The exhibition's title evokes a quality of open-endedness wherein questions are posed and single meanings are denied. It is this sense of uncertainty that the artists in the exhibition reflect upon and mirror in their sculpture. This project is organized by associate curator Anne Ellegood."

Andrea Cohen
Björn Dahlem
Isa Genzken
Mark Handforth
Rachel Harrison
Evan Holloway
Charles Long
Mindy Shapero
Franz West

October 26, 2006 - January 7, 2007

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.


In Conversation: The Current State of Sculpture

October 26, 2006 at 7 pm

This conversation will revolve around the current state of sculpture and will include artists Mark Handforth, Rachel Harrison, Charles Long, and Franz West, whose works are on view in the fall sculpture exhibtion. Focusing on the specific strategies and materials used by these artists, and moderated by exhibition curator Anne Ellegood and art historian and catalogue contributor Johanna Burton, the discussion will offer an opportunity to hear from artists about how both the history of the medium and the nature of contemporary life impact their approach to making objects.

Charles Long
Winterwork, 2004.

Photo credit: Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, via Hirshhorn website. With thanks.


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