November 5, 2013 - SculptureCenter - Fall exhibitions: Tue Greenfort, Agnieszka Kurant, Sam Anderson
November 5, 2013

Fall exhibitions

Left to right: Tue Greenfort, Research photograph taken at Jamaica Bay. Courtesy the artist. Agnieszka Kurant, Map of Phantom Islands, 2013. Thermochromic pigment on archival paper. Photo: Eduardo Ortega. Courtesy the artist, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. Sam Anderson, Untitled, 2013. Courtesy the artist.

Tue Greenfort: Garbage Bay
Agnieszka Kurant: exformation
Now Showing: Sam Anderson
November 10, 2013–January 27, 2014

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SculptureCenter announces three new exhibitions opening November 10. Tue Greenfort and Agnieszka Kurant will each premiere new work commissioned through SculptureCenter’s Artist-in-Residence program. These will be the first solo exhibitions in the United States for each artist.

Tue Greenfort: Garbage Bay
Tue Greenfort’s interdisciplinary practice deals with the overlap of public and private realms, natural and cultural history. For Garbage Bay, Greenfort is producing a new body of work that considers art’s role in reaffirming and dismantling assumptions about nature and the environment.   

Through extensive research, discussions with experts, artists and environmentalists, the exhibition and artwork presented examine the site of Jamaica Bay, a marshland that spans the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City. Greenfort’s exhibition and the discussions hosted around it will seek to uncover parallels and contextualize relationships between art, ecology, and politics, using the actualities of the specific site of Jamaica Bay, as well as its broader implications. 

Public program:
SC Conversations: “The unpopular environment?”
Saturday, November 16, 1–3pm

“The unpopular environment?” is a seminar that examines ideas around art and environmentalism, questioning our relationship with, and understanding of the concept of nature. Speakers: T.J. Demos, Martin P. Schreibman, Kirsten Swenson.

Tue Greenfort: Garbage Bay is organized by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator and is part of Marfa Dialogues NY, supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (www.marfadialogues.org). The exhibition is sponsored by the Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts. A full-color publication with texts by Katrib and Adam Kleinman accompanies the exhibition.

Agnieszka Kurant: exformation
Agnieszka Kurant’s work explores the hybrid status of objects and the ways in which rumors and fictions become phantom capital and enter into social, economic, and political systems of the contemporary world. Kurant is producing several new works that explore the editing process as an aesthetic and political act as well as accumulations and potentials of phantom capital. 

The exhibition will premiere Kurant’s newest film, titled Cutaways, based on characters that were originally scripted and shot in various films but were subsequently edited out.  Starring Dick Miller, Charlotte Rampling and Abe Vigoda, three phantom characters meet in a new narrative based on surplus content and labor.  

Public program:
Screening of Cutaways and conversation with the artist
Saturday, November 23, 3pm
NeueHouse
110 East 25th St
Presented in collaboration with Performa 

Agnieszka Kurant: exformation is organized by Mary Ceruti, SculptureCenter Executive Director and Chief Curator, and is presented in conjunction with Kurant’s solo exhibition at Stroom den Haag, The Netherlands (December 1, 2013 to February 23, 2014). The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute New York. A full-color publication with texts by Ceruti and Diedrich Diederichsen accompanies the exhibition.

Now Showing: Sam Anderson
SculptureCenter is pleased to announce Now Showing: Sam Anderson. Now Showing is a new program, highlighting a single artwork or project in areas throughout SculptureCenter’s building. Working with artists to find new ways of approaching the unique architecture of SculptureCenter, Now Showing is an exploratory and flexible mode for presenting artworks and projects to our audiences. For this first iteration, New York-based artist Sam Anderson will present a new sculptural work in response to the site and context of the project by incorporating ideas and images around notions of inauguration and public celebration. 

About SculptureCenter
Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution in Long Island City, New York dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. SculptureCenter commissions new works and presents exhibitions by emerging and established, national and international artists. Our programs identify new talent, explore the conceptual, aesthetic and material concerns of contemporary sculpture, and encourage independent vision.

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