September 9, 2020 - SculptureCenter - Reopening and upcoming exhibitions
September 9, 2020


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Reopening and upcoming exhibitions

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SculptureCenter is pleased to announce our reopening and revised exhibition schedule of solo exhibitions featuring Tishan Hsu, Jesse Wine, and Rindon Johnson, as well as our annual In Practice open call exhibition of new commissions by emerging artists.

We look forward to welcoming you back to SculptureCenter beginning September 24, 2020 for our fall exhibitions: Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit and Jesse Wine: Imperfect List. Advance registration is required and will be available online soon. Please visit for updates.

Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit
September 24, 2020–January 25, 2021
Organized by SculptureCenter and exhibited earlier this year in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum, Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit is the New York-based artist’s first museum survey exhibition in the United States. The exhibition demonstrates Hsu’s prophetic practice and exemplifies how art responds to and processes the pressing questions of its time, in particular the implications of the accelerated use of technology and artificial intelligence and their impact on the body and human condition. Bringing together roughly 30 key sculptures, wall reliefs, drawings and media work from 1980 to 2005, the exhibition includes architectonic paintings and sculptures from the 1980s that considered the materiality of the image in the ever-expanding digital landscape; Hsu’s first experiments in Photoshop that mark some of the earliest instances of artists using the newly available digital photo manipulation software; and a selection of the artist’s drawings and other projects. Liquid Circuit reintroduces the work of this visionary artist to a contemporary audience that has finally caught up with the issues he began to address over 30 years ago. Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit is curated by Sohrab Mohebbi, Curator-at-Large, with Kyle Dancewicz, Director of Exhibitions and Programs. 

Jesse Wine: Imperfect List
September 24, 2020–January 25, 2021
Jesse Wine: Imperfect List is an exhibition of new sculptures by British-born, New York-based artist Jesse Wine. The artist’s first US solo museum exhibition, Imperfect List continues Wine’s 15-year engagement with clay as his primary artmaking material and builds upon an open, generative approach to sculpture. Wine’s work is concerned with the observable world, the explicit and implicit regulations that determine its features, and their manifestations in the human form. Accordingly, Wine’s subjects include buildings, people, everyday objects, and hybrid figurative elements whose postures and gestures bridge embodiment and abstraction across dramatically different scales. In the exhibition, these range from the immediacy of the handmade object to the block-by-block formalism of the built environment of New York City, often considering both at the same time. In analogies made between limbs, joints, and architectural features, Wine produces allegories of one’s purchase on the space above, below, and around themselves. Jesse Wine’s exhibition is curated by Kyle Dancewicz, Director of Exhibitions and Programs.

Rindon Johnson: Laws of Large Numbers
Opening February 2021
Berlin-based artist Rindon Johnson’s work cuts through the membrane of assumed realities and shows how the virtual and actual are always and increasingly integrated. For his new commission at SculptureCenter, Johnson creates a large-scale sculpture that references the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco to address and complicate questions of identity and belonging. In addition, the artist will produce Last Year’s Atlantic, a live rendering of ocean weather data from the previous year. On any given day over the course of the exhibition, the work’s programming will generate second-for-second, 360-degree, figurative visualizations culled from these records. The work creates a yearlong portrait of the vast North Atlantic “cold blob,” coincidentally located at the approximate geographical midpoint between SculptureCenter and Chisenhale Gallery, London, which will present a pendant exhibition with overlapping, reconfigured, and different works in fall 2021. Laws of Large Numbers is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a New York institution and is curated by Sohrab Mohebbi, Curator-at-Large.

In Practice
Opening February 2021
SculptureCenter’s In Practice annual open call program supports emerging artists in creating new work for exhibition. Since 2003, In Practice has supported more than 200 emerging artists with the essential resources of space, funding, time, curatorial support, and administrative guidance to help turn their ideas into reality.

Exemplifying the spirit of SculptureCenter's mission, In Practice supports innovative artwork, fosters experimentation, and introduces audiences to under-recognized practices and new ideas. The program offers participants the opportunity to develop and present work in what is often their first institutional exhibition in New York City. The 2021 In Practice exhibition will be curated by Katherine Simóne Reynolds, Curatorial Fellow.

About SculptureCenter
Lead Underwriting support of SculptureCenter’s presentation of Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit is provided by Richard Chang / Domus Collection, and Joyce K.H. Liu.

Support for Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit is provided by Stephen Cheng and Empty Gallery.

The In Practice program is made possible by The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

SculptureCenter leads the conversation on contemporary art by supporting artistic innovation and independent thought highlighting sculpture’s specific potential to change the way we engage with the world. Positioning artists’ work in larger cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts, SculptureCenter discerns and interprets emerging ideas. Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter provides an international forum that connects artists and audiences by presenting exhibitions, commissioning new work, and generating scholarship.

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