September 19, 2008 - SculptureCenter - We Burn, We Shiver
September 19, 2008

We Burn, We Shiver

On view through November 30, 2008 at SculptureCenter:

We Burn, We Shiver.
Ugo Rondinone and Martin Boyce

Degrees of Remove – Landscape and Affect

Soy el final de la reproducción

Ann Craven
Against the Stream

44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

We Burn, We Shiver.
Ugo Rondinone and Martin Boyce.

We Burn, We Shiver. features new works by Ugo Rondinone and Martin Boyce, creating a sculptural conversation in which public and private space collide and the prosaic meets the romantic.

Among the works featured is a suspended sculpture by Martin Boyce composed of standard fluorescent light fixtures in the form of a web. Measuring approximately forty by fifty feet, the piece fills the entirety of SculptureCenter’s ceiling space and hangs 17 feet above the ground. Boyce has employed the web as a motif for several years, a form that references the urban grid and simultaneously suggests organic order, possessing the ability to expand infinitely. The sculpture in We Burn, We Shiver. will diverge from an earlier version of the piece in that the web will be irregular, reflecting a broken grid.

Sharing SculptureCenter’s dramatic main space with the web sculpture will be several Ugo Rondinone sculptures including a fireplace and a river stone cast in bronze and filled with lead. The fireplace is cast from an existing 19th Century fireplace and built into a free-standing wall. Part of Rondinone’s most recent body of work, these highly realistic, lead-filled works allude to the weight of temporal existence and the human condition.

We Burn, We Shiver. is organized by SculptureCenter Director Mary Ceruti.

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

Degrees of Remove – Landscape and Affect
Rosa Barba, Luis Buñuel, Eteam, Cyprien Gaillard, Anthony Hamboussi, Carla Herrera-Prats, Tim Hyde, Marie Jager, Gianni Motti, Aura Rosenberg, Oscar Tuazon

Regarding landscape as an interpreted notion of space, Degrees of Removeexamines how contemporary experiences of landscape are increasingly mediated through various forms of documentation within urban societies.

As mediations between landscape and the individual have evolved through the increased prominence of photography, film, and other technologies, so has the perception of what constitutes landscape. With these technologies as intermediaries, the exhibition explores related ideas of the author as viewer and the viewer as witness.The artists included in Degrees of Remove decode and alter the conventions of reproduced space through appropriation, interpretation, misinterpretation, and overlapping narratives. Degrees of Remove – Landscape and Affect, is a group show organized by SculptureCenter Curator Sarina Basta and Fionn Meade.

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

Soy el final de la reproducción
Ignasi Aballí, Néstor Sanmiguel Diest, Isidoro Valcárcel, Juan Luis Moraza, Pedro G. Romero

Soy el final de la reproducción, translated as I am the end of reproduction, is a celebration of recessive and transient aesthetics.

Curated by guest curator Beatriz Herráez, the exhibition offers perspectives on architecture and sculpture through literary references, leading to an examination of self-dissolution, transience, erosion, and mechanisms of accumulation. It is through the presentation of archives, suggestive moments, and paradoxically the disappearance of information that the exhibition communicates these ideas. In many cases, their artistic practice involves theoretical writings and a curatorial interest grounded in historical exhibitions.

Soy el final de la reproducción was originally exhibited at castillo/corrales in Paris (October 13 – November 10, 2007). castillo/corrales is a collectively-organized gallery, occasionally known as Kunsthalle Belleville.

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

Ann Craven: Against the Stream

Ann Craven’s Against the Stream, 2008, is the next installment in an ongoing artist dialog inscribed on SculptureCenter’s main gate. Taking place on the corrugated metal of SculptureCenter’s façade door, this series of gate works was conceived in 2007 for The Happiness of Objects exhibition with an inaugural work by Olivier Mosset titled Golden Shower, 2007.

Taking its title from a 1946 novel by Barbara Cartland, the work responds in part to the stripes of Mosset’s Golden Shower, while further exploring the possibilities of scale and the language of visual abstraction.

Upcoming special programs in conjunction with Degrees of Remove – Landscape and Affect
At Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (at 2nd Street).

Sunday, November 9, 5pm
SculptureCenter and Anthology Film Archives present:
Allegories of the City
Joseph Cornell and Rudy Burckhardt, Ken Jacobs, Joan Jonas, Peter Hutton, Helen Levitt, James Nares

This program looks at artist films from the 1940s-1970s, and considers how our view of the New York landscape might be changing. Followed by a conversation with Peter Hutton and Ken Jacobs.

Monday, November 17, 7:30pm
SculptureCenter and Anthology Film Archives present:
Landscape and Narrative
Rosa Barba, Luis Buñuel, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Amy Granat and Ann Craven, Gianni Motti

Showcasing various forms of narrative, from a totally constructed fiction to an arguably non-linguistic approach, this selection explores the underlying ways we perceive and articulate the representation of space.

Sunday, November 23, 8:30pm
SculptureCenter and Anthology Film Archives present:
Special Focus on Michael Snow
Reverberlin, 2006

New York premiere. Using concert footage of CCMC, the free improvisational ensemble Snow co-founded in 1974, Snow digitally weaves together images and sounds from performances that have taken place across the globe.

Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25, 7:30pm
SculptureCenter and Anthology Film Archives present:
Special Focus on Michael Snow
La Région Centrale, 1971

Portraying a deserted mountaintop in North Quebec, the film is shot with particularly unconventional camera movements. The camera turns a complete 360 degrees, cranes itself skyward, and circles in all directions. Attracting attention to the lens as well as the landscape, the result captures cosmic relations of space and time.

Save the Date
SculptureCenter’s Gala Honoring Franz West
Friday, October 10, 2008

For additional information please contact SculptureCenter: (1) 718.361.1750 or
Media contact: Mary Button,

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. In 2001, SculptureCenter purchased a former trolley repair shop in Long Island City, Queens. This facility, designed by artist/designer Maya Lin, includes 9,000 square feet of interior exhibition space, offices, and outdoor exhibition space.

Image above:
Installation View of We Burn, We Shiver. Martin Boyce and Ugo Rondinone

Martin Boyce, Some Broken Morning, 2008. Fluorescent light fixtures. Approximately 43′ x 57′ x 6″
Ugo Rondinone, (black and white river stone), 2008. Cast bronze, lead, paint. 6″ x 11″ x 8.7″
Ugo Rondinone, (John’s fireplace), 2008. Cast bronze, lead, paint. 140″ x 94″ x 33″
Martin Boyce, Fear Meets the Soul, 2008. Steel, powder coated steel, acrylic paint, altered plywood leg splint.

Images c. 2008 SculptureCenter and the artists
Photo: Jason Mandella.

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