In Practice: Double Life

    In Practice: Double Life

    Jan 14–Mar 25, 2013

    Korakrit Arunanondchai, David Berezin, Paul Branca, Lea Cetera, Rachel Foullon , Justin Lieberman, Molly Lowe, Shana Lutker, S. A. C. (Student Art Collective), Julia Sherman, and Bryan Zanisnik
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    SculptureCenter is pleased to present the exhibition Double Life, which brings together a group of artists that share a performance-based approach to sculpture by re-staging completed artworks, readymades, and original self-sampled content. Objects and images are removed from specific institutional frameworks, historical moments, or modes of distribution in order to disrupt their assumed status and meaning. Amidst current conditions that are multicultural and hyper-mediated, the included artists investigate themes such as alienation, memory, and identity construction. Adopting a sense of synchronistic time that is at once immediate and located in moments of reflection, Double Life looks at the contemporary artist examining him or herself, as well as our collective nature as self-performers.

    Double Life is curated by Kristen Chappa, SculptureCenter Assistant Curator, and is on view from January 14-March 25, 2013. An opening reception will take place on Sunday, January 13 from 5-7pm and is open to the public. Bryan Zanisnik will perform with his parents, Bob and Carol Zanisnik, during the exhibition's opening reception and Sundays during gallery hours from 3-6 PM. A digital publication accompanying the exhibition is forthcoming and will be presented on SculptureCenter's website.

    The newly commissioned projects presented in Double Life were created as part of SculptureCenter's In Practice program. In Practice supports the creation and presentation of new work by emerging artists and reflects diverse approaches to contemporary sculpture. Artists are selected through a call for proposals and are provided with an honorarium, production budget, fabrication and installation assistance, as well as invaluable curatorial and administrative support. This year SculptureCenter received over 800 applications from artists worldwide.

    The exhibition catalog can viewed online or purchased in our Store.


    SculptureCenter's exhibitions and programs are generously supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Council on the Arts; the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc; Bloomberg LP; Bloomberg Philanthropies; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Goldman Sachs; A G Foundation; the Ken and Judith Joy Family Foundation; the Kraus Family Foundation; the Lambent Foundation fund of the Tides Foundation; the New York Community Trust; the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the A. Woodner Fund; and contributions from our Board of Trustees and many generous individuals.

    The In Practice program made possible with the generous support of the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.