Past Exhibitions

January 11 - March 22, 2009

The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object

Walead Beshty, Melanie Gilligan, Gabriel Kuri, Michael Rakowitz, Blake Rayne, Karin Schneider, Simon Starling, Carey Young

Installation view of The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object

 

SculptureCenter is pleased to present The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object, a group exhibition that considers the status of the art object within the context of its production, on view January 11 - March 22. Participating artists include Walead Beshty, Melanie Gilligan, Gabriel Kuri, Michael Rakowitz, Blake Rayne, Karin Schneider, Simon Starling, and Carey Young. Performances of Melanie Gilligan's Prison for Objects will take place during gallery hours January 11 - 19.

The featured artists build on the ideas and critical positions of Process Art and employ methods that range from documentary to literary, but the emphasis is on a direct engagement with the materiality of the object. The artists in this exhibition all make objects that reflect the facts and fissures of their production. Each artwork is concerned with the conditions in which art and meaning are made and circulated, turning them to their own advantage, or sometimes ignoring or disrupting them. Accident presides alongside necessity as determining factors for this work, which further highlights the central concepts of systems of production, display, and distribution.

Karin Schneider, Tubular, 2009. 3 transparent walls demarcating an ongoing piece and Tubular 0.1. Every action and all information that circulates in the transparent demarcated area. 22' 10" x 8' 8". and Tubular 0.1, 2009. A transparent wall containing a projector on top of an Eames wire-base table projecting a video piece on to an acrylic painting on canvas. Canvas: 18" x 72" -- maximum extension. Courtesy of the artist