Fall 2023 Openings

    Sat, Sep 23, 2023, 6–8pm

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    Join SculptureCenter for an opening on Sat, Sep 23, 2023 celebrating our new exhibitions.

    Tania Pérez Córdova: Generalization
    Sep 23–Dec 11, 2023

    Generalization is the first survey of artist Tania Pérez Córdova in a United States institution, featuring a selection of twenty-four works made over the past ten years, as well as objects specially commissioned for this occasion. The exhibition presents a reading of Pérez Córdova’s work through issues that her artistic endeavors have sought to address: the passage of time, the nature of materials, the gaze of the other, the imminence or possibility of an action, the way in which we assign value to objects, negative space, and more recently, the insufficiency of discourse. Generalization is the artist’s most significant and comprehensive exhibition in the U.S. to date, providing audiences with a first opportunity to survey the breadth and depth of the last decade of Pérez Córdova’s idiosyncratic and innovative works across media. Generalization is organized by Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, and is curated by Humberto Moro, Deputy Director of Program, Dia Art Foundation.

    Julian Abraham “Togar”: Too good to be OK
    Sep 23–Dec 11, 2023

    Julian Abraham “Togar”: Too good to be OK continues and builds upon Julian Abraham “Togar”’s long term work with sound, ranging from percussive signals in urban spaces to shared communication through music, bands, and jamming. Sound has been both a central medium in Togar’s individual practice and a feature of his socially-directed and collaborative projects. With newly-commissioned and extant musical instruments, audio works, kinetic sculptures, video, painting, and live events, Too good to be OK is Togar’s experiment with the “ongoing-ness” of his expansive form of artmaking and the potential of new shared acoustic spaces. Too good to be OK is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a U.S. institution.

    In Practice: Marina Xenofontos
    Sep 23–Oct 23, 2023

    Marina Xenofontos is a sculptor whose work has spanned found objects, kinetic sculptures, writing, and film. Her practice examines the material and personal manifestations of ideology and knowledge. She views political narratives through an intimate gaze, where the malfunctions in their workings become discernible, affirming them as breeding grounds for both critique and invention. Her new video-based work uses archival footage documenting instances of the “Lemon Dance,” a dance competition carried over by refugees and migrants from Cyprus to the United Kingdom and the United States. Xenofontos pairs this montage with monobloc chairs cast off from production lines and new site-specific works with copper cylinders that rotate slowly on their axes. Across these elements, Xenofontos’s sculpture looks at forms of locality persisting abroad, as well as near-universal forms, generating a churning sense of proximity, distance, and withdrawal.

    In Practice Devin T. Mays
    Sep 23–Dec 11, 2023

    Devin T. Mays makes work through ongoing encounters with objects and fragments ranging from excavated concrete to tree branches, feathers, dirt, steel beams, and light fixtures, with the same eroding materials sometimes staged and re-staged across exhibitions. Mays’ sculpture engages found object traditions with a subtly revelatory tone, drawing out a balance between artistic intervention and raw material.