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Edgar Orlaineta, Narcissus

ORGANIZERS AND DATES
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign IL
January 30-March 29, 2015

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ
May 23-August 30, 2015

Orlando Museum of Art, FL
September 26-December 6, 2015

The DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette MI
January 20-March 27, 2016

AVAILABLE
April-September, 2016

Palm Springs Art Museum
October 8, 2016-February 19, 2017

DESCRIPTION  Preservationists have noted that the most vulnerable time for architecture is fifty years after construction: the structure is out of fashion, but not yet historic. It looms as outdated, not yet historic or nostalgic. The architecture of the 1950s has just passed through this danger zone, and, along with the furniture and furnishings of that era, is prized, collectible, and the basis for a body of work by artists who, too young to have experienced this design when it was new, largely know of the period through film and family photos. The ideals embodied in the modern movement and its defining clean manufactured forms, often in materials, new at that time, are rich territory for artists to plumb. The work of these artists, most of whom were born in the 1960s, is distinct from the large body of work by artists and designers who adapt modern or quasi-modernist forms as a visual vocabulary or as a style. These artists, whose work comprises this exhibition, adopt the actual vocabulary of the modern movement to explore issues that question the content of style, past versus present, and the meanings of the new and its relationship to history. Exhibition design by Rice+Lipka Architects, New York

ARTISTS  Conrad Bakker (US), Constantin Boym (USA), Kendell Carter (US), Jordi Colomer (ES), Elmgreen & Dragset (SE), Fernanda Fragateiro (PT), Terence Gower (CA), Brian Jungen (CA), Olga Kourmoundouros (US), Josiah McElheny (US), Jill Magid (US), Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (US), Dorit Margreiter (AT), Edgar Orlaineta (MX), Gabriel Sierra (CO), Simon Starling (UK), Clarissa Tossin (BR), Barbara Visser (NL), James Welling (US)



 

 

 

 

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