Past Exhibitions

January 24 - April 4, 2016

The Eccentrics

Sanya Kantarovsky, Adriana Lara, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Eduardo Navarro, Jeanine Oleson, Georgia Sagri, Zhou Tao, Tori Wrånes

Jeanine Oleson, production still, 2015. Courtesy the artist.


The Eccentrics

The figure of the "eccentric"—a term for Russian circus performers used in the early 20th century—refers to the clowns, magicians, and acrobats who were the forerunners to the comic actors that inhabited the newly created space of film. A mode of popular entertainment that links ancient and modern technologies, the structural, emotional, and cognitive effects of the circus operate as an abstract framework for this group exhibition and performance program. This fully illustrated publication contains texts by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib and curator and writer Mark Beasley.