Past Exhibitions

October 2, 2014 - January 5, 2015

Puddle, pothole, portal

Olga Balema, Joachim Bandau, Camille Blatrix, Teresa Burga, Antoine Catala, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Abigail DeVille, Judith Hopf, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Allison Katz, Mark Leckey, Maria Loboda, Win McCarthy, Danny McDonald, Marlie Mul, Mick Peter, Chadwick Rantanen, Lucie Stahl, Saul Steinberg, Keiichi Tanaami, Lina Viste Grønli, Jordan Wolfson

Saul Steinberg, Rainbow Reflected, 1974. Ink, crayon, colored pencil, graphite, and rubber stamps on paper, 29 3/8 x 39 1/2 in.
The Saul Steinberg Foundation, New York. The Saul Steinberg Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.


A NY Art Book Fair conversation with Judith Hopf, Jamian Juliano-Villani, and Allison Katz, ...
Sunday, September 28, 3-4 pm

Discussing early 20th century cartoons, the kaleidoscopic drawings of Saul Steinberg, the innovative and self-reflexive film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and the history of slapstick, this conversation addresses these topics informing Puddle, pothole, portal. The panel also launches the exhibition's publication, which features texts by Katrib, Spyros Papapetros, a visual essay by Camille Henrot, and a reprinted and translated 1988 text by Serge Daney. More information at


Opening Reception and Community Day
Sunday, October 5, 12-5pm

Celebrate our newly expanded facility on the officially co-named Sculpture Street and opening of Puddle, pothole, portal with free activities for the whole family. From 12-3pm experience art-making, music, food, tours, and fun as well as an official opening ceremony. Then, from 3-5pm, enjoy music and drinks in our courtyard.


SC Conversations: Retracing the Expanded Field
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7-9 PM

Panel discussion about the new publication Retracing the Expanded Field: Encounters between Art and Architecture (MIT Press, 2014) with contributors Mary Miss, Josiah McElheny, and Sarah Oppenheimer. Moderated by the book's editors Spyros Papapetros and Julian Rose.


Puddle, pothole, portal Film Program in Collaboration with Anthology Film Archives
December 12, 13, 14 7:30PM

The films included comprise much of the research for Puddle, pothole, portal and touch on themes around live action and animation, the creation of early virtual worlds in cartoons, and the relationship between humor and technology. The programs include early 20th-century mainstream, yet subversive, cartoons by studios like Disney and Fleischer, which suggested comic reconfigurations of reality through machines; independent and artist films that continued these traditions; and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the self-reflexive 1988 Disney film that addressed the history and future of cartoons. The programs are organized to explore the comical and absurd in a reality that is rapidly transforming through machines, industry and technology.


NewArtNetwork Winter Social
and Exhibition Closing Reception
Monday, January 5

The Winter Social will feature after-hours access to Puddle, pothole, portal and refreshments. Hosted by SculptureCenter's NewArtNetwork Members. Save the date! Time to be announced. Not a member? Join today! Contact Steven Mayer at or 718.361.1750.