No M, No D, Only S & B: Around Liz Larner

    Thu, Feb 3, 2022, 1–2:30pm

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    Join SculptureCenter for an afternoon of online talks with artists Eric Wesley, Carmen Winant, Yu Ji, and Elaine Cameron-Weir, presented in conjunction with Liz Larner: Don’t put it back like it was, and led by exhibition curators Mary Ceruti, Executive Director, Walker Art Center, and Kyle Dancewicz, Interim Director, SculptureCenter.

    Since the late 1980s, Liz Larner’s art has intervened into architectural space, vexed the disciplinary prerogatives of sculpture, contented with reality and illusion, and woven together distinct concerns for both materiality and visual perception. This program is named for a 1990 work included in the exhibition: No M, No D, Only S & B (standing for No Mom, No Dad, Only Sister & Brother). An early example of Larner’s interest in certain ideas of posthuman theory, the sculpture’s title nods to forms of reproduction (such as cellular fission) that complicate the primacy of patriarchal descent, parental influence, and generational legacy. In this spirit, the program includes artists who are and are not directly familiar with Larner’s work, but whose concerns intersect with and continue to explore the many fruitful provocations opened by her sculpture over the years.

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    Generous support for Liz Larner: Don’t put it back like it was at SculptureCenter is provided by the Girlfriend Fund, The Deborah Buck Foundation, Sarah Miller Meigs, and the Henry Moore Foundation. Support for the exhibition catalog is provided by Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris | London; The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; and the Girlfriend Fund.

    Leadership support of SculptureCenter’s exhibitions and programs is provided by Carol Bove, Jill and Peter Kraus, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Lee Elliott and Robert K. Elliott, Eleanor Heyman Propp, Jacques Louis Vidal, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Robert Soros and Jamie Singer Soros, and Jane Hait and Justin Beal.

    SculptureCenter’s annual operating support is provided by the Elaine Graham Weitzen Foundation for Fine Arts; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; A. Woodner Fund; Libby and Adrian Ellis; The Willem de Kooning Foundation; Teiger Foundation; Helen Frankenthaler Foundation; Cy Twombly Foundation; Arison Arts Foundation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and contributions from our Board of Trustees, Director’s Circle, SC Ambassadors, and many generous individuals and friends.