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Assembly Required Selections from the Permanent Collection
Mar 28, 2013 - Jun 30, 2013
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  • Sam Gilliam
    Lion's Rock Arc, 1981
    Gift of Morton J. Roberts, M.D.  82.12a-c

  • Senga Nengudi
    R.S.V.P. V, 1976
    Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee  03.10.22

     

  • Clifford Owens
    Anthology (William Pope. L) (detail), 2011
    Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee and gifts from Bernard Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi and the Solomon Foundation  12.21.3a - t

     

  • Meschac Gaba
    Lipstick Building, 2004
    Museum Purchase made possible by gifts from Anne Ehrenkranz and Nancy Lane  05.5.1

     

  • Assembly Required: Selections From the Permanent Collection (installation view)
    Photo: Adam Reich

  • Assembly Required: Selections From the Permanent Collection (installation view)
    Photo: Adam Reich

  • Assembly Required: Selections From the Permanent Collection (installation view)
    Photo: Adam Reich

  • Assembly Required: Selections From the Permanent Collection (installation view)
    Photo: Adam Reich

Assembly Required presents photographs, drawings, sculptures and paintings from the Studio Museum’s permanent collection that explore the ways in which certain works are dependent on site, and the viewer’s conceptual and perceptual experience of that locale through the artist’s intervention.

Taking Sam Gilliam (b. 1933)’s landmark painting Lion’s Rock Arc (1981) as inspiration, the exhibition includes a number of works comprised of multiple parts, such as the recent acquisition Anthology (William Pope L.) (2011) by 2005–06 Artist-in-Residence Clifford Owens (b. 1971).

This exhibition explores not only the importance of location and configuration, but the limits of artistic intention when a work is displayed.

Assembly Required: Selections from the Permanent Collection is organized by Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator.

 

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