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


    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.

    Join SculptureCenter for an afternoon of online talks with Elaine Cameron-Weir, Eric Wesley, Carmen Winant, and Yu Ji. This program is 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.