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Archive Bound

October 2 - December 12

2015exhibitions_archive-bound_ali_01MAIN GALLERY
Organized by Karen E. Jones, Independent Curator

Archive Bound examines methodologies within the presentation, documentation, historiography, and exhibition display of non-object based and site-specific artworks. Additionally, the exhibition includes books, photographs, and ephemera associated with Conceptual, Performance, Installation, and Site-Specific Art practices. Several first-generation avant-garde Conceptual and Performance figures will lay the groundwork for a discourse on the contemporary utilization of these crucial genres.

The premise of Conceptual, Installation, and Performance practices emerging in the 1970s was a polemic based on non-material art production. Artists were aggressively refusing both the materiality of the art object, the gallery/museum circulation and the resultant commercial value of the art product within the context of the art market. The ephemeral nature of the performance and the dematerialization of the art object were the intellectual currency of the performance and conceptual movements. These historical practices set in place the groundwork for a second-generation of performance and conceptually based artworks and ushered in the present day conundrum regarding their (re)presentation within a museum setting.

Artists included are: Artists included are: Laylah Ali, Justin Amrhein, Cory Arcangel, Aurora De Armendi, Sophie Calle, Paul Chan, Rainer Ganahl, Guerrilla Girls, Jacqueline Goss & Jenny Perlin, Paula Hayes, Thomas Hirschhorn, Sasha Huber, Liz Magic Laser, Dean Moss, Karyn Olivier, Martha Rosler, Seth Siegelaub & Robert Projansky, Situationist International, Martha Wilson, and David Wojnarowicz.

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Friday, October 2, 6-8pmFall Exhibitions Opening
Friday, October 23, 6:30pmRoundtable Discussion with Artists from Archive Bound


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