October 2 - December 12
Organized by Karen E. Jones, Independent Curator
This exhibition addresses the methodology of presentation and documentation of non-object based artworks. In addition, a corollary of this programmatic is the effective presentation of ephemera associated with conceptual, installation, and performance practices.
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.