Agnieszka Kurant: exformation
SculptureCenter is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in the United States by Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant. Kurant's work explores the hybrid status of objects and the ways in which rumors and fictions become phantom capital and enter into social, economic, and political systems of the contemporary world. This publication, featuring text by Diedrich Diederichsen and Curator Mary Ceruti, accompanies the exhibition.
Aki Sasamoto: Delicate Cycle
Working at the intersection of performance and sculpture, Sasamoto creates object scenarios out of narratives and actions. For her exhibition in SculptureCenter's lower level galleries, her first solo show in a U.S. museum, Sasamoto has created a new body of work in relation to the site. This fully illustrated publication includes texts by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib and Jody Graf, a New York-based writer and curator, with a contribution by Sasamoto.
Anthea Hamilton: Lichen! Libido! Chastity!
Anthea Hamilton features new and existing works for her first solo museum exhibition in the United States. Investigating cultural appropriation and pop culture, Hamilton mines countercultures in music, fashion, and design (such as disco in the 1970s) and their entrance into the mainstream. Hamilton questions the representation of cultural phenomena through popular media in her sculptures and videos.
SculptureCenter is pleased to present Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, the Thai artist's first retrospective in the United States. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog featuring texts by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator, and Arnika Fuhrmann, a scholar focused on the aesthetic and political modernities of Southeast Asia.
Better Homes (April 22-July 22, 2013), a group exhibition of artists examining the construction of the interior, is accompanied by a full color publication with a text by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib and a contribution by poet Ariana Reines.
Featured artists include: Jonathas de Andrade, Neïl Beloufa, Keith Edmier, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Robert Gober, Tamar Guimarães, Anthea Hamilton, E’wao Kagoshima, Yuki Kimura, KwieKulik, Paulina Olowska, Kirsten Pieroth, Josephine Pryde, Carissa Rodriguez, Martha Rosler, and Güneş Terkol
Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise
The Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) is an art collective founded in 2014 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. First molded from clay and then cast in chocolate, CATPC's sculptures are made collaboratively and their materials refer back to and overwrite the exploitative economics of global trade. So far plantation labor has funded the art world; here art funds the emergence of a new type of post-plantation. The CATPC reinvests profits from sales of these artworks in self-owned agricultural production throughout Congo, provoking questions about the division between those who should work on plantations and those who are allowed to reflect on this.
Plantation workers Djonga Bismar, Matthieu Kilapi Kasiama, Cedrick Tamasala, Mbuku Kimpala, Mananga Kibuila, Jérémie Mabiala, Emery Mohamba, and Thomas Leba, ecologist René Ngongo, and the Kinshasa-based artists Michel Ekeba, Eléonore Hellio, and Mega Mingiedi are the CATPC's leading personalities. In collaboration with their sister organization the Institute for Human Activities (IHA), founded by Dutch artist Renzo Martens and active in the Congo since 2012, CATPC is currently building the Lusanga International Research Center for Art and Economic Inequality (LIRCAEI) on a former Unilever plantation in Lusanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Cosima von Bonin: Who's Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?
Who's Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?, Cosima von Bonin's first solo museum exhibition in New York City, examines the German artist's fascination with the sea. Commonly evoked in her works, but rarely made explicit, the ocean is an organizing thematic for this show that focuses on a selection of her sculptures from 2000 onwards.
Erika Verzutti: Swan with Stage
Erika Verzutti presents a new body of sculptures and images in her first solo exhibition in New York City. Working between synthetic and organic materials, Verzutti creates hybrid objects and situations that interrogate relationships between forms and bodies. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog featuring a text by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator.
Gabriel Sierra: Numbers in a Room
Gabriel Sierra has created a new group of work in SculptureCenter's lower level galleries for his first solo museum exhibition in New York City. Working site-specifically, Sierra follows the architecture and design logic and functions of interior spaces. Using narrative as a guiding principle, he creates frameworks that reconfigure the scale and geometry of the space and its objects.
How Does it Feel?
Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture
SculptureCenter & Blackdog Publishing
SculptureCenter's series of books titled Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture is a dedicated examination into what working sculpturally means today. This three-part book project takes an earnest look at what constitutes, excites, entangles, and necessitates ideas and questions around sculpture now. The second volume is titled How Does it Feel? and examines sensory aspects of contemporary sculpture that go beyond the visual. The publication circles sculpture?s affective range and bodily evocations.
How Does it Feel? is co-published with Black Dog Publishing, London, UK and edited by Mary Ceruti and Ruba Katrib with contributions by: Tauba Auerbach, Alexander Dumbadze, Casey Jane Ellison, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Gelitin, Liz Glynn, Rochelle Goldberg, Ruba Katrib, Josh Kline, Adriana Lara, Lars Bang Larsen, Lynn Hershmann Leeson, Chus Martínez, Jeanine Oleson, Magali Reus, Aki Sasamoto, Jenni Sorkin, Jennifer Teets, Anicka Yi, and Mika Yoshitake.
In Practice: Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New
Annual open-call exhibition for emerging artists with a focus on the production of new work. The title of this exhibition, taken directly from Freud's lecture on dreams, is a sentence stopped midway. He completes the thought by stating that the creative process of the mind can only regroup elements from already existing sources—that any one creative fantasy is a work of translating what one knows of reality into an imaginary space. The exhibition, organized from proposals for new work submitted through SculptureCenter's annual open call, borrows from the operation of the dream composite—what Freud termed "condensation"—to foreground practices that employ the means of combining and blending often contradictory elements into a collective image. The artists in the exhibition each propose fantastical places or narratives that are differentiated by distinct material approaches.
In Practice: Material Deviance
Annual open-call exhibition for emerging artists with a focus on the production of new work. Informed by encounters with the quotidian, unassuming stuff of life and its circulation, the artists included in Material Deviance connect material and bodily processes with social and infrastructural ones. The artists look to irregularities, glitches, gaps, residues, and altered states - either found or enacted - as a means of accessing the latent histories of materials in order to expose underlying systems of power, regulation, value, and control. While these systems inevitably shape the movement of bodies through the world (both at the level of the individual and the social), the works on view reveal the cracks where counter-movements and improvisational modes of being and perceiving are possible.
The exhibition features newly commissioned works by Lauren Bakst & Yuri Masnyj, Olivia Booth, Kim Brandt, Crystal Z Campbell, Danielle Dean, Ilana Harris-Babou, Jesse Harrod, Candice Lin and Patrick Staff, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Kate Newby, Barb Smith, Marian Tubbs, and Jessica Vaughn.
In Practice: Material Deviance is curated by SculptureCenter's 2017 Curatorial Fellow Alexis Wilkinson.
Inquires Into Contemporary Sculpture
SculptureCenter & Blackdog Publishing
SculptureCenter's series of books titled Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture is a dedicated examination into what working sculpturally means today. The project takes an earnest look at what constitutes, excites, entangles, and necessitates ideas and questions around sculpture now.
This 3-book set includes each volume of the series so far: Where is Production?, What About Power?, and How Does it Feel?
Inquires Into Contemporary Sculpture is co-published with Black Dog Publishing, London, and edited by Mary Ceruti and Ruba Katrib.
Liz Glynn: RANSOM ROOM
RANSOM ROOM, Liz Glynn's first solo project in a New York museum, is a continually evolving installation exploring the ramifications of cultural destruction.
Magali Reus: Spring for a Ground
SculptureCenter is pleased to present a new body of work by Dutch-born, London-based artist Magali Reus. Spring for a Ground is Reus' first solo museum exhibition in the United States. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog featuring a text by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator.
Michael E. Smith: -
SculptureCenter is pleased to announce Michael E. Smith's first major solo museum exhibition in the United States. The exhibition presents new works created specifically for SculptureCenter's lower level galleries. These new sculptures and videos further Smith's investigation into the complex existence of things. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog featuring a text by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator.
Rochelle Goldberg: The Plastic Thirsty
SculptureCenter is pleased to announce the first solo institutional exhibition by Rochelle Goldberg. Born in Vancouver, Canada, she is currently based in New York City. This fully illustrated publication contains an essay by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib.
Rossella Biscotti, David Douard, Radamés "Juni" Figueroa "Juni" Figueroa, and Jumana Manna
SculptureCenter presents new work by four artists, Rossella Biscotti: The Undercover Man, David Douard: )juicy o'f the nest, Radamés "Juni" Figueroa: NAGUABO RAINBOW DAGUAO ENCHUMBAO FANGO FIREFLIES, and Jumana Manna: Menace of Origins, each artist to have a solo project in an U.S. institution for the first time.
The figure of the "eccentric"—a term for Russian circus performers used in the early 20th century—refers to the clowns, magicians, and acrobats who were the forerunners to the comic actors that inhabited the newly created space of film. A mode of popular entertainment that links ancient and modern technologies, the structural, emotional, and cognitive effects of the circus operate as an abstract framework for this group exhibition and performance program. This fully illustrated publication contains texts by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib and curator and writer Mark Beasley.
Time Again is accompanied by an exhibition catalog featuring texts by Richard Aldrich, Moyra Davey, Jacob King, William E. Jones, Isla Leaver-Yap, Fionn Meade and Steve Roden. With a special contribution by NOVEL.
Tue Greenfort: Garbage Bay
SculptureCenter is pleased to announce the first US solo exhibition of Danish artist Tue Greenfort, whose interdisciplinary practice deals with the overlap of public and private realms, natural and cultural history. The exhibition is accompanied by a full color publication with a text by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib and writer and curator Adam Kleinman.
What About Power?
Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture
SculptureCenter & Blackdog Publishing
SculptureCenter's series of books titled Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture is a dedicated examination into what working sculpturally means today. This three-part book project takes an earnest look at what constitutes, excites, entangles, and necessitates ideas and questions around sculpture now. The second volume is titled What about Power? and looks at the contemporary intersections of power and sculpture. From ritual to monument, sculpture has been embedded within various power dynamics, whether political, spiritual, erotic, or otherwise.
What about Power? is co-published with Black Dog Publishing, London, UK and edited by Mary Ceruti and Ruba Katrib with contributions by: Rosella Biscotti, Gregg Bordowitz, Tom Burr, María del Carmen Carrión, Herman Chong, Dominic Eichler, Malik Gaines, Gordon Hall, Anthea Hamilton, Jörg Heiser, Andria Hickey, Candice Hopkins, Chris Kraus, Margaret Lee, Jumana Manna, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Carissa Rodriguez, Katy Siegel, Susanne Winterling, Emiliano Valdéz, and W.A.G.E.
Where is Production?
Inquires Into Contemporary Sculpture
SculptureCenter & Blackdog Publishing
SculptureCenter's new series of books titled Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture is a dedicated examination into what working sculpturally means today. This three-part book project takes an earnest look at what constitutes, excites, entangles, and necessitates ideas and questions around sculpture now. The first volume is titled Where is Production? and looks at the increasingly multifaceted modes and sites of production in contemporary sculpture. What does "production" encompass today, and how does it inform and lead sculptural practice?
Where is Production? is co-published with Black Dog Publishing London UK and edited by Mary Ceruti and Ruba Katrib with contributions by: Ei Arakawa, Darren Bader, Nina Beier, Carol Bove, Ian Cheng, Brian Droitcour, Tue Greenfort, Camille Henrot, Miki Kaneda, Ruba Katrib, Michelle Kuo, Pablo León de la Barra, Shahryar Nashat, Gabi Ngcobo, Trevor Paglen, Pavel S. Pys, Joao Ribas, Karin Schneider, Claire Staebler, Francesco Stocchi, and Fred Wilson.
Puddle, pothole, portal
Puddle, pothole, portal is accompanied by a full-color publication with texts by Ruba Katrib; Spyros Papapetros, Associate Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University; an English translation and reprinting of Serge Daney's 1988 text, "The Last Temptation of the Toons" and a visual essay by Camille Henrot. The publication will be available at SculptureCenter and through ARTBOOK | D.A.P.
Ursula von Rydingsvard: Working
SculptureCenter / Prestel (2011)
This beautifully produced catalog surveys the past thirty years of Ursula von Rydingsvard's immense abstract sculptures, often shaped from cedar beams. Published by SculptureCenter and Prestel to accompany the exhibition Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009.
A Disagreeable Object
A Disagreeable Object (September 15-November 26, 2012), a group exhibition of contemporary artists exploring surrealist impulses, is accompanied by a full color publication with a foreward by SculptureCenter Executive Director Mary Ceruti and an essay by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib.
Featured artists include: Alisa Baremboym, Alexandra Bircken, Ian Cheng, Talia Chetrit, Martin Soto Climent, FOS, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Camille Henrot, Alicja Kwade, Charles Long, Sarah Lucas, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Matthew Ronay, Pamela Rosenkranz, Michael E. Smith, Johannes VanDerBeek, Andro Wekua, Susanne M. Winterling and Anicka Yi.
A survey of new sculpture in New York, Knight's Move is accompanied by an exhibition catalog featuring profiles of the nineteen participating artists, a curator's essay, and design by Chad Kloepfer.
Uri Aran, David Brooks, Carter, Nikolas Gambaroff, Tamar Halpern, Alex Hubbard, Esther Kl™ Daniel Lefcourt, Joanna Malinowska, Ohad Meromi, Virginia Poundstone, Cassie Raihl, Erin Shirreff, Alexandre Singh, Matt Sheridan Smith, Mika Tajima, Tom Thayer, Sara VanDerBeek, Allyson Vieira. Curated by Fionn Meade.
SculptureCenter / Blankbox Projects (2007)
Print-Out #1 was produced by SculptureCenter under the curatorial direction of resident curator Sarina Basta. Print-Out simultaneously acts as a publication and a limited edition, where the reader acts as the editor and a participant in its production. There are four components, an expansive grouping of texts from exciting contemporary artists and writers, image based works, music and readings in CD format, and Quicktime video. Readers are encouraged to print out the texts and images of their choosing.
Print Out is organized by Sarina Basta and Paul-Aymar Mourge d'Algue
Vito Acconci, Cory Archangel, Katia Bassanini, Olaf Breuning, John Giorno, Gareth James, Marie-Eve Jetser, Carl June, Jutta Koether, Maria Mirabel, Olivier Mosset, Paul-Aymar Mourgue d'Algue, New Humans, Nils Norman, Frederic Post, Seth Price, Wilken Schade & Co., Shirina Shabazi, Reena Spaulings, Kelley Walker.
Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York
Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York, a survey exhibition of recent sculpture by New York-based artists, from May 15 -- July 31, 2005. Resulting from extensive research and over two hundred studio visits, this exhibition identified specific new directions in sculpture today. This current generation of artists is locating new currency in art historical styles and aesthetic conventions, from the Baroque to minimalism, from the Classical to Pop. Revisiting traditional forms, these artists use a broad range of materials with invention and provocation and share a practical idealism about art's ability to address belief, politics, identity and human nature. Forward by Mary Ceruti. Essay by Anthony Huberman.
Architectures Of Gender:
Contemporary Women's Art In Poland
National Museum in Warsaw (2003)
Architectures Of Gender: Contemporary Women's Art In Poland, the first group show of Polish art to be mounted in New York since 1976. Conceived and designed specifically for SculptureCenter by one of Europe's foremost curators of contemporary art, Aneta Szylak, it is also the first major introduction of contemporary Polish women artists to the New York public. Many of these artists have never exhibited in
the United States before.
Izabella Gustowska, Elzbieta Jablonska, Katarzyna Jozefowicz, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zofia Kulik, Natalia LL, Dorota Nieznalska, Hanna Nowicka-Grochal, Paulina Olowska, Anna Plotnicka, Jadwiga Sawicka, Dominika Skutnik, Monika Sosnowska, Julita Wojcik, Karolina Wysocka
Jimbo Blachly: 2002 SculptureCenter Prize
For About 86 Springs, Jimbo Blachly exhibited work that explored aspects of landscape and natural history, themes that are recurrent in his work. Based on the book Springs and Wells of Manhattan and the Bronx New York City at the End of the Nineteenth Century by James Reuel Smith (published in 1938 by the New York Historical Society), About 86 Springs reflects on a dialogue between nature and time through sculpture.
Alan Finkel: SkyCube
The 2001 SculptureCenter Prize was awarded to artist Alan Finkel. Rather than mounting a gallery exhibition, SculptureCenter and Finkel hosted a reception and open houses at SkyCube, Finkel's live/work space on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. SculptureCenter also published a catalog, titled SkyCube, documenting three decades of Finkel's work with a beautiful series of texts by Arlene Raven. SkyCube is simultaneously a work of art and architecture and showcases Finkel's practice which often involves gentle interventions or quiet arrangements. Finkel collaborated with architect Michael Schwarting on this project over three years.
Grey Flags, a catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name curated by Anthony Huberman and Paul Pfeiffer. Comprised of nineteen artists with significant individual differences, Grey Flags assembles a group of works that not only resist categorical branding, but also go on in different ways to challenge the very terms of the "arts-apparatus."
John Armleder, Lutz Bacher, Helen Chadwick, Tacita Dean, Claire Fontaine, Liam Gillick, Piero Golia, Michael Krebber, Jonathan Monk, Gabriel Orozco, The Atlas Group / Walid Raad, Allen Ruppersberg, Seth Price, Wilhelm Sasnal, Karin Schneider, Shirana Shahbazi, Kelley Walker, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Mario Ybarra Jr.