Winter exhibitions open

Winter exhibitions open


David Maljkovic, “Temporary Projections,”  2011.
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures.

January 10, 2012

SculptureCenter winter exhibitions open

David Maljkovic and Lucy Skaer
Scene, Hold, Ballast

In Practice: You never look at me from the place from which I see you
A.K. Burns, Yve Laris Cohen, Michael DeLucia, Aleksandra Domanović, Takashi Horisaki, Sean Raspet, Christine Rebet, and Keith Connolly, Ethan Ham, and Tom Thayer

January 15–March 19, 2012

44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City, New York
Thursday–Monday, 11am–6pm

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Scene, Hold, Ballast
Conceived as a dialog, this two-person exhibition will feature new works by David Maljkovic and Lucy Skaer commissioned through SculptureCenter’s Artist in Residence program.

Maljkovic and Skaer share an engagement with sculpture, film, and distinct approaches to exhibition design. The works in Scene, Hold, Ballast further explore affinities and correspondences in their respective practices. In an ongoing series Temporary Projections Cycle, David Maljkovic’s retrospective mode of tracing and negotiation is turned toward his own studio practice, its history, and imagined futures, including new works in film, painting, and sculpture. And Lucy Skaer continues her transformation of existing artifacts and architecture with a new 35mm film, a photographic series and related sculptures. Both artists have repeatedly explored what it means to inhabit and give spatial contour to their references. For example, Maljkovic gained access to the guarded test track of Peugeot headquarters in order to cast retired company workers in out-of-time embraces alongside futuristic automobile prototypes (Out of Projections, 2009), and Skaer’s placed the heft of a sperm whale skeleton behind partitioned walls to enact the interval nature of the moving image (Leviathan Edge, 2009).

David Maljkovic (b. Rijeka, Croatia) lives in Zagreb, Croatia. He has had solo exhibitions at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Whitechapel Gallery, London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, among other venues. He has participated in numerous international group exhibitions, including the 29th Sao Paolo Biennial, the 11th Istanbul Biennial, and the 5th Berlin Biennial. Maljkovic’s solo exhibition at Secession, Vienna, is on view through February 5, 2012.

Lucy Skaer (b. Cambridge, England) lives in New York. She has had solo exhibitions at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, and Chisenhale Gallery, London, among other venues. She has been included in numerous international exhibitions, including the 52nd Venice Biennale, the 5th Berlin Biennale, and recent group exhibitions at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, and K21 Dusseldorf, Germany.

In Practice:
You never look at me from the place from which I see you
This exhibition is organized around investigations into vision and location within our present moment, characterized by dispersed attention and spatial deterritorialization. In this current era of technological, cultural, and geopolitical exchange, what constitutes a site is more in flux than ever before, and the act of looking has perhaps never been more fragmented. This constellation of artists engages with scattered states that are prismatic and overwhelmed as a contextual given and an appropriate lens through which to consider contemporary relationships, interactions, and identities, and a means to arrive at revised notions of sculptural phenomenology.

SculptureCenter’s In Practice program supports the creation and presentation of new work by emerging artists and reflects diverse approaches to contemporary sculpture. Artists are selected through a call for proposals and are provided with an honorarium, production budget, fabrication and installation assistance, as well as invaluable curatorial and administrative support. This year SculptureCenter received over 850 applications from artists worldwide.

The In Practice Program is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

About SculptureCenter
Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution in Long Island City, NY 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.

SculptureCenter’s exhibition program is generously supported by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts; The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the Kraus Family Foundation; the Lambent Foundation fund of the Tides Foundation; Bloomberg Philanthropies; the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the Overbrook Foundation; the Joan Mitchell Foundation; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation; Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; and contributions from our Board of Trustees and many generous individuals.

For additional information:
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