January 13, 2009 - SculptureCenter - The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object
January 13, 2009

The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object

Installation View of The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object
Images c. 2009 SculptureCenter and the artists
Photo: Jason Mandella

On view through March 22, 2009
at SculptureCenter:

The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object

On long-term view:
Ann Craven: Against the Stream
Ugo Rondinone: Pagan Void

In Practice, Winter ’09

SculptureCenter
44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

www.sculpture-center.org

The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object

Walead Beshty, Melanie Gilligan, Gabriel Kuri, Michael Rakowitz, Blake Rayne, Karin Schneider, Simon, Starling, Carey Young

SculptureCenter is pleased to present The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object, a group exhibition that considers the status of the art object within the context of its production and presentation, on view January 11 – March 22. Participating artists include Walead Beshty, Melanie Gilligan, Gabriel Kuri, Michael Rakowitz, Blake Rayne, Karin Schneider, Simon Starling, and Carey Young. Performances of Melanie Gilligan’s Prison for Objects will take place during gallery hours January 11 – 12 and 15 – 19. 



The featured artists build on the ideas and critical positions of Process Art and employ methods that range from documentary to literary, but the emphasis is on a direct engagement with the materiality of the object. The artists in this exhibition all make objects that reflect the facts and fissures of their production. Each artwork is concerned with the conditions in which art and meaning are made and circulated, turning them to their own advantage, or sometimes ignoring or disrupting them. Accident presides alongside necessity as determining factors for this work, which further highlights the central concepts of systems of production, display, and distribution.

The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object is organized by SculptureCenter Executive Director Mary Ceruti.

To read more, click here to download the full press release.

In Practice, Winter ’09

Carey Ascenzo, Becket Bowes, Tyler Coburn, Wojciech Gilewicz, Samara Golden, Rachel Mason, Amy Patton, Peter Simensky

SculptureCenter is pleased to present the latest installment of In Practice. In Practice supports the creation and presentation of innovative work by emerging artists. The projects are selected individually and reflect the diversity of approaches to contemporary sculpture.

To read more, click here to download the full press release.

Upcoming special programs:
Introductions: Artist Walkthrough
Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:00pm

Come and introduce yourself! Join us for a walkthrough of the exhibitions with the artists and curators, followed by warm drinks.

Subjective Histories of Sculpture III
SculptureCenter Members and Students Free
at the New School, 55 West 13th Street
SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, presents a series of artist-led lectures: Subjective Histories of Sculpture II. This lecture series furthers SculptureCenter’s exploration of how contemporary artists think about sculpture – its conventions, and its legacies.

For tickets call 212-229-5488 or email boxoffice@newschool.edu

Paul Sietsema
Monday, February 23, 2009, 6:30pm

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Monday, March 16, 2009, 6:30pm

Simon Starling
Monday, April 13, 2009, 6:30pm

SculptureCenter at The Armory Show
Thursday, March 5 – Saturday, March 8, 12-7pm
Visit SculptureCenter at The Armory Show! Pier 94, Booth 1611.

It’s All Yours Now
Sunday, March 15, 2009, 4:00pm
Carey Ascenzo, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Linda Weiss, Rachel Mason, Petit Mal, Nader Sadek, Kalup Linzy

Ranging from a love letter to a song, all six pieces and performances use dialog and travesty as forms of exploration of power, identity politics, and transmission.

Save the date: Lucky Draw 2009, SculptureCenter’s Spring Benefit, Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 6:30pm

For additional information please contact SculptureCenter: (1) 718.361.1750 or info@sculpture-center.org
Media contact: Mary Button, mbutton@sculpture-center.org

About SculptureCenter
Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. SculptureCenter commissions new work and presents exhibits by emerging and established, national and international artists.

Directions
7 to 45th Road / Courthouse Square, E or V to 23rd / Ely, or G to Courthouse Square (note: the V train does not run on weekends). From all trains, walk north on Jackson Avenue one block past 44th Drive and turn right onto Purves Street.

SculptureCenter is five minutes from Midtown by subway.

SculptureCenter
44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

www.sculpture-center.org

+1.718.361.1750
Open: Thursday – Monday, 11am – 6pm

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