Sites of Reason
A Selection of Recent Acquisitions
11 Jun - 28 Sep 2014
June 11, 2014–September 28, 2014. IN2287.17. Photograph by Thomas Griesel.
The exhibition brings together recently acquired contemporary works by two generations of contemporary artists, including Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra with Nancy Holt, Allen Ruppersberg, Seth Price, Simryn Gill, Liz Deschenes, Charles Gaines, Emily Roysdon, Matt Mullican, Hanne Darboven, and Peter Downsbrough. These works engage subtle visual vocabularies to consider image, text, gesture, voice—and hybrids of these—as sites of exchange between aesthetic, ideological, and social systems. As processes of visual and narrative reading coalesce, questions emerge about the assumed role of the artist as singular author and how the migration of information across a range of forms multiplies, or dissolves, its meaning.
The exhibition is organized by David Platzker, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, and Erica Papernik, Assistant Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art.