Jean-Luc Moulène: More or Less Bone
April 29 – July 29, 2019
SculptureCenter is pleased to premiere More or Less Bone (Formal Topological Optimization) (Paris-NY, 2018-19), a monumental new work in fiberglass and epoxy paint by Jean-Luc Moulène. Collaborating closely with engineers with advanced expertise in formal optimization, Moulène produces an object that is nothing but its own condition of existence: a form defined as efficient for a given set of material conditions and environmental variables. More or Less Bone continues Moulène’s recent investigations into the intersections of advanced technology and contemporary material culture.
Closed for installation, Fiona Connor, SculptureCenter, #4
April 29 – July 29, 2019
For her new commission at SculptureCenter, Los Angeles-based artist Fiona Connor produces a set of intersecting works that bring together the artist’s investment in the various operations of sculpture. As concrete objects and ephemeral actions, her works incorporate not only different sites, such as the studio, the workshop, the foundry, the institution, and the library, but also multiple sets of relations and modes of labor: contractual, industrial, emotional, and otherwise.
Matt Keegan: what was & what is
May 19 – August 18, 2019 at Court Square Park
For over a decade, Matt Keegan has worked to synthesize his interest in language, whether rooted in pedagogy and cognition or the vernacular and social. Relatedly, Keegan often incorporates familial narratives into his work to better understand how recorded histories are made up of individual perspectives. The artist works in sculpture, photography and video — all activated in his Sculpture Center commission. Installed in Long Island City’s Court Square Park, what was & what is distills real estate development’s rhetorical and visual devices in an object that speaks the language of urban development while prompting opportunity for reflection on the fastest-growing neighborhood in New York City.
ektor garcia: cadena perpetua
May 23 – July 29, 2019
Using a vocabulary of knots, connectors, linked chains, and other fasteners, ektor garcia’s work reimagines the social and cultural associations of certain craft techniques, materials, and objects through personal trajectories. ektor garcia: cadena perpetua is a solo exhibition of works in ceramic, leather, steel, copper, thread, and other materials, many of which move freely in and out of the artist’s studio in evolving reconfigurations.
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.
For nearly 20 years, SculptureCenter has presented works by over 750 emerging and established artists through its annual exhibition program, and today, SculptureCenter is considered one of New York’s most adventurous kunsthalles. Placing importance on investment, inclusiveness, independence, transparency, and rigor, SculptureCenter has developed a strong reputation for championing under-recognized and emerging artists, many of whom have gone on to celebrated and substantial careers such as: Turner Prize winner Charlotte Prodger and nominee Anthea Hamilton, Sanford Biggers, Nairy Baghramian, Tom Burr, Liz Glynn, Rochelle Goldberg, Camille Henrot, Leslie Hewitt, Rashid Johnson, Ugo Rondinone, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Alexandre Singh, Monika Sosnowska, Gedi Sibony, Mika Tajima, and recent Hugo Boss Prize winners Anicka Yi and Simone Leigh.
As a non-collecting museum, SculptureCenter’s annual exhibition program includes commissioning programs by mid-career artists, projects and commissions by emerging artists, and solo and group exhibitions in addition to an exciting series of special projects by emerging artists through In Practice, an open call program, and Public Process, a public art and education initiative for high school students. SculptureCenter continuously offers a dynamic series of free public programs and events that feature artist talks, performances, film screenings, and concerts, as well as publications.
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