A small and delicate installation of hyperbolic crochet pieces will form part of the Walker Art Center's major survey exhibition "The Quick and the Dead" during summer 2009. The exhibition, which takes a fresh look at the history of conceptual art over the past century, is curated by Peter Eleey and considers the limits of objects and practices in space and time.
Exhibition Venue: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Exhibition Dates: April 24 - September 28 2009
Eleey describes the exhibition as follows:
"Surveying art that tries to reach beyond itself and the limits of our knowledge and experience, The Quick and the Dead seeks, in part, to ask what is alive and dead within the legacy of conceptual art. Though the term “conceptual” has been applied to myriad kinds of art, it originally covered works and practices from the 1960s and ‘70s that emphasized the ideas behind or around a work of art, foregrounding language, action, and context rather than visual form. But this basic definition fails to convey the ambitions of many artists who have been variously described as conceptual: as Sol LeWitt asserted in 1969, conceptual artists are “mystics rather than rationalists.” Although some of their work involves unremarkable materials or even borders on the invisible, these artists explore new ways of thinking about time and space, often aspiring to realms and effects that fall far outside of our perceptual limitations."
- In addition to the works on display, IFF directors Margaret and Christine Wertheim have contributed an essay to the exhibition catalog book.
The essay - entitled "Object and Ideal" - considers the relationship between mathematical ideas and their material embodiments.
- On Thursday July 30 2009, Margaret and Christine will give an artist's talk at the Walker in conjunction with the exhibition.
Lecture Title: Visions of the Unknown Date and Time: Thursday July 30, 6:30pm-8pm
- On Thursday July 30 2009, Margaret will give a workshop on plastic bag hyperbolic crochet as part of the exhibition outreach.
Date and Time: Thursday July 30, 5pm - 6:30pm
List of artists showing in "The Quick and the Dead":
Francis Alÿs, Robert Barry, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, James Lee Byars, John Cage, Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Chan, Lygia Clark, Tony Conrad, Tacita Dean, Jason Dodge, Trisha Donnelly, Marcel Duchamp, Harold Edgerton, Ceal Floyer, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roger Hiorns, Douglas Huebler, Pierre Huyghe, The Institute For Figuring, Stephen Kaltenbach, On Kawara, Christine Kozlov, David Lamelas, Louise Lawler, Paul Etienne Lincoln, Mark Manders, Kris Martin, Steve McQueen, Helen Mirra, Catherine Murphy, Bruce Nauman, Rivane Neuenschwander, Claes Oldenburg, Roman Ondák, Giuseppe Penone, Susan Philipsz, Anthony Phillips, Adrian Piper, Steven Pippin, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Charles Ray, Tobias Rehberger, Hannah Rickards, Arthur Russell, Michael Sailstorfer, Roman Signer, Simon Starling, John Stezaker, Mladen Stilinovi?, Sturtevant, Shomei Tomatsu