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SculptureCenter Leading the conversation on contemporary art since 1928, SculptureCenter presents exhibitions, commissions new work, and generates scholarship.
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SculptureCenter leads the conversation on contemporary art by supporting artistic innovation and independent thought highlighting sculpture’s specific potential to change the way we engage with the world. Positioning artists’ work in larger cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts, SculptureCenter discerns and interprets emerging ideas. Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter provides an i

SculptureCenter leads the conversation on contemporary art by supporting artistic innovation and independent thought highlighting sculpture’s specific potential to change the way we engage with the world. Positioning artists’ work in larger cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts, SculptureCenter discerns and interprets emerging ideas. Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter provides an i

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We're pleased to announce the appointment of Camila Palomino to our Curatorial Fellowship position. As the Curatorial Fe...
08/24/2021

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Camila Palomino to our Curatorial Fellowship position. As the Curatorial Fellow, Palomino will organize SculptureCenter’s annual In Practice open call exhibition (scheduled to open in May 2022). Read the full announcement here: https://mailchi.mp/sculpture-center/in-practice-curatorial-fellow-2022.

SculptureCenter's In Practice program supports emerging artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. Since 2003, In Practice has supported more than 200 emerging artists with the essential resources of space, funding, time, curatorial support, and administrative guidance to help turn their ideas into reality.

Photo: Denis Ogrinc

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Camila Palomino to our Curatorial Fellowship position. As the Curatorial Fellow, Palomino will organize SculptureCenter’s annual In Practice open call exhibition (scheduled to open in May 2022). Read the full announcement here: https://mailchi.mp/sculpture-center/in-practice-curatorial-fellow-2022.

SculptureCenter's In Practice program supports emerging artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. Since 2003, In Practice has supported more than 200 emerging artists with the essential resources of space, funding, time, curatorial support, and administrative guidance to help turn their ideas into reality.

Photo: Denis Ogrinc

"The rawhide skin of a whole cow hangs from paracord rigging over the entrance to SculptureCenter. It sags in the middle...
07/15/2021
Rindon Johnson: Law of Large Numbers

"The rawhide skin of a whole cow hangs from paracord rigging over the entrance to SculptureCenter. It sags in the middle, heavy with rainwater from the previous night...Water contained and lost is a unifying theme throughout 'Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies,' an exhibition of Johnson’s work which will be followed by a companion show, 'Law of Large Numbers: Our Selves,' at Chisenhale Gallery, London, later this fall."

'Rindon Johnson: Law of Large Numbers' is on view at SculptureCenter through Monday, August 2. Book your reservation online to see it before works travel to London.

Gathering materials that are aged, processed, transmuted, and repurposed, Johnson does not set his focus on fixed objects but in the way things evolve over time.

Artist Abigail Lucien spoke with BmoreArt about their installation at SculptureCenter, titled in ‘Holding Your Name Like...
06/18/2021
Art AND: Abigail Lucien - BmoreArt

Artist Abigail Lucien spoke with BmoreArt about their installation at SculptureCenter, titled in ‘Holding Your Name Like Butter in Your Palm,’ on view through August 2 as part of ‘In Practice: You may go, but this will bring you back.’

“The act of hand carving a name is a way of meditation on loss,” Lucien says. “The gesture is symbolic of a prayer one might cast for care or protection over a loved one. The installation’s essence is to be reflective and restorative, making a statement of the importance of valuing Black life within and outside of the context of an art institution.” While visitors cannot touch the piece and feel it melting with their own body heat, the smell of the cocoa butter is still extremely evocative, leaving the viewer to make their own associations with the lubricant which is often applied directly to the body as a gesture of care.

Read more and book your visit to SculptureCenter online.

BmoreArt is a creative and critical daily online journal. We believe that Baltimore’s creative class deserves to be discussed, critiqued, and well-informed.

On 'Coeval Proposition #1: Tear down so as to make flat with the Ground or The *Trans America Building DISMANTLE EVERYTH...
06/09/2021
One Work: Rindon Johnson’s “Coeval Proposition #1: Tear down so as to make flat…”

On 'Coeval Proposition #1: Tear down so as to make flat with the Ground or The *Trans America Building DISMANTLE EVERYTHING,' Alicia Ajayi for Art in America writes:

"Along with the work’s title, these material details suggest a new type of monument meant to be deconstructed and rebuilt over time, unlike traditional monoliths...The artist’s clever reassignment of celebrated structures makes space for those long excluded from societal “norms” by fitting new forms of power into the country’s horizon."

On view through August 2 as part of 'Rindon Johnson: Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies.' Book your reservation online.

With a towering wood sculpture installed at SculptureCenter, the artist reclaims the architecture and symbolism of a Bay Area landmark.

"As she digs deeper into how her identity both shapes and is shaped by the world, Cuyjet seems to be the kind of choreog...
06/01/2021
All Her Life Studies: A Downtown Dancer Finds Her Voice

"As she digs deeper into how her identity both shapes and is shaped by the world, Cuyjet seems to be the kind of choreographer whose works, once unleashed, will continue to grow and morph."

Leslie Cuyjet's “Blur” is set to debut at The Shed's Open Call series this week and you can visit her video installation at SculptureCenter through August 2.

In her evolving exploration of identity, Leslie Cuyjet is breaking out as a choreographer, making work that is both conceptual and personal.

Come explore Long Island City! Visit us during this June 14-20 neighborhood festival for bookstore discounts. Admission ...
05/21/2021

Come explore Long Island City! Visit us during this June 14-20 neighborhood festival for bookstore discounts. Admission is always complimentary—make your reservation online at www.sculpture-center.org

Long Island City Partnership #LICSpringstoSummer #LIClocal

Come explore Long Island City! Visit us during this June 14-20 neighborhood festival for bookstore discounts. Admission is always complimentary—make your reservation online at www.sculpture-center.org

Long Island City Partnership #LICSpringstoSummer #LIClocal

"Poetry and sculpture are similar that way. To understand a poem, you have to remember what came before, and to understa...
05/14/2021
Rindon Johnson on the “The Law of Large Numbers” and the power of a name

"Poetry and sculpture are similar that way. To understand a poem, you have to remember what came before, and to understand sculpture, you have to remember the parts you can’t see. "

Read more from artist Rindon Johnson's conversation with Travis Diehl for Artforum. And visit sculpture-center.org to book your reservation to visit 'Rindon Johnson: Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies'

Visitors to Rindon Johnson’s “The Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies” at New York’s SculptureCenter (March 25–August 2, 2021) pass first under the drawn whole hide of a cow. On damp days, the skin droops; in the rain, it holds water; the sun bakes it solid. It also gathers more than moisture...

In Practice Open Call: Now Accepting Curatorial Fellow Applications and Artist ProposalsSince 2003, In Practice has prov...
04/19/2021
In Practice Open Call – SculptureCenter

In Practice Open Call: Now Accepting Curatorial Fellow Applications and Artist Proposals

Since 2003, In Practice has provided more than 200 artists with the essential resources of space, funding, time, curatorial support, and administrative guidance to help turn their ideas into reality. SculptureCenter is now accepting Curatorial Fellow applications [deadline June 10] and Artist Proposals [deadline July 15] for the 2022 exhibition.

For more information regarding application instructions, selection criteria, our review process, and timeline, please visit us online.

Open Call for 2022 In Practice Curatorial Fellow (deadline June 10, 2021) The 2022 In Practice Curatorial Fellow Open Call is now open. Please view the position listing here . Application materials are due on June 10, 2021 at 11:59PM EST. Open Call for Artists (deadline July 15, 2021) The 2022 In Pr...

‘Rindon Johnson: Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies' and 'In Practice: You may go, but this will bring you back' are now o...
03/25/2021
SculptureCenter

‘Rindon Johnson: Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies' and 'In Practice: You may go, but this will bring you back' are now open!

The exhibition are on view through August 2, 2021, Thursday-Monday, 12-6pm.

Reservations are required—make yours at www.sculpture-center.org

Leading the conversation on contemporary sculpture since 1928.

Available now for pre-order: 'The Law of Large Numbers' is a publication with original writings by artist Rindon Johnson...
02/18/2021
The Law of Large Numbers – Publications – SculptureCenter

Available now for pre-order: 'The Law of Large Numbers' is a publication with original writings by artist Rindon Johnson that accompanies his upcoming exhibitions at SculptureCenter and Chisenhale Gallery, London.

Johson's SculptureCenter exhibition, 'Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies,' opens on Thursday, March 25.

While you wait, enjoy an excerpt of the publication, available now for free on our website.

7 x 5 inches Trade paperback 230 pages Why am I here in this city? Thousands of miles from San Francisco. Do we have enough food? Water? Books? Living in a zombie movie is banal. What a slog till we get to the other thing. Where are we going? Why can’t we get there? . . . Light everywhere. What wi...

"My concerns in the work were about the body and technology; it was very simple. All of my work is really an effort to c...
02/11/2021
TISHAN HSU with Martha Schwendener

"My concerns in the work were about the body and technology; it was very simple. All of my work is really an effort to come up with something that would convey this paradigm that I felt would become very influential, that would have a huge impact on our reality, and that I was already seeing happening in much simpler ways."

Read the full conversation between Tishan Hsu and Martha Schwendener online and in print in the current issue of The Brooklyn Rail.

Tishan Hsu speaks with art historian and critic Martha Scwhendener about his painting and sculpture practice, the relationship of the screen to the body, and Vilém Flusser’s prescient theories of photography.

Available in print and online: Jesse Wine in conversation with Kathy Noble at Mousse to discuss his recent exhibitions—'...
02/08/2021
A Sculpture Looking at You Whilst Touching Itself: Jesse Wine

Available in print and online: Jesse Wine in conversation with Kathy Noble at Mousse to discuss his recent exhibitions—'Imperfect List' at SculptureCenter and 'The Players' at Simone Subal Gallery.

Jesse Wine in Conversation with Kathy Noble   Jesse Wine and I are both British people living in New York, a city of immigrants in which nearly 40 percent of the population was born abroad. I fortuitously ran into him in September 2020 at the opening of his exhibition Imperfect List at SculptureCen...

NYC DOT is hosting virtual workshops to discuss public space and street improvements for the Court Square neighborhood i...
01/28/2021

NYC DOT is hosting virtual workshops to discuss public space and street improvements for the Court Square neighborhood in Long Island City, Queens.

Join one of the public workshops to hear about potential projects and share your input.

Public Workshops Dates, Time, and Registration Links:
Wednesday, February 3rd at 6:30pm
https://bit.ly/39tS1Fo

Thursday, February 4th at 12:00pm
https://bit.ly/3byuoxQ

SculptureCenter is closed for installation. SC will reopen on March 25 with Rindon Johnson's first solo museum exhibitio...
01/27/2021
SculptureCenter

SculptureCenter is closed for installation.

SC will reopen on March 25 with Rindon Johnson's first solo museum exhibition and the 2021 In Practice exhibition.

In the meantime, visit us online for resources you can enjoy from home.

Leading the conversation on contemporary sculpture since 1928.

Cassie Packard interviewed artist Jesse Wine about his current exhibitions at SculptureCenter and Simone Subal Gallery, ...
01/15/2021
Open to Possibility: Jesse Wine Interviewed by Cassie Packard - BOMB Magazine

Cassie Packard interviewed artist Jesse Wine about his current exhibitions at SculptureCenter and Simone Subal Gallery, feeling stalled, and encountering sculptures on their own terms.

Read their conversation here and make a reservation to visit his exhibition at SculptureCenter, ' Imperfect List,' on view through January 25.

The process of making, breaking, and remaking ceramic sculptures.

Aaron Bogart writes for Flash Art International:"The sculptures in this show go from dark-colored to brighter-colored, a...
01/15/2021
Jesse Wine "Imperfect List" SculptureCenter / New York | | Flash Art

Aaron Bogart writes for Flash Art International:

"The sculptures in this show go from dark-colored to brighter-colored, and indicate a fascination with combining seemingly un-combinable shapes and forms — they are a mixture of the colorful bulbous works of Ken Price and the sensuous, large-scale figurative works of Henry Moore, with a healthy dose of Max Ernst thrown in...

the freedom found in the pieces in this exhibition extend well beyond the boundary of their folds and forms and remind us of the pure pleasure of creating."

Plan your visit to SculptureCenter to see 'Jesse Wine: Imperfect List,' on view through January 25.

For whatever reason, letting our hands turn a chunk of mud into what our imaginations conjure is both cathartic and freeing. Making "mud pies" as a child isn't the same as sculpting a p

In her review for frieze, Rahel Aima writes: "The first rule of writing about Hsu is to call him prescient. Here are som...
01/12/2021
Tishan Hsu's Prescient Yet Apolitical View of Technology

In her review for frieze, Rahel Aima writes: "The first rule of writing about Hsu is to call him prescient. Here are some things that his work prefigured: a post-human fusing of man and machine, secondary and tertiary screens, flat design, our wretched technological present."

Read her full review here and book your reservation to see 'Liquid Circuit,' the artist's first museum survey, on view at SculptureCenter through January 25.

At SculptureCenter, a recent survey takes a narrow look at the artist’s career, focusing on his tech-inspired works from the 1980s and ’90s

SculptureCenter will present ‘Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies,’ Rindon Johnson’s first solo museum exhibition, organize...
12/19/2020
Rindon Johnson: Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies

SculptureCenter will present ‘Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies,’ Rindon Johnson’s first solo museum exhibition, organized by Curator-at-Large Sohrab Mohebbi. Opening on March 25, 2021, the exhibition will present newly commissioned work and be followed by a companion exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, London, opening fall 2021.

SculptureCenter will present Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies , Rindon Johnson’s first solo museum exhibition, organized by Curator-at-Large Sohrab Mohebbi. Opening at SculptureCenter on March 25, 2021, the exhibition will present newly commissioned sculptures, rawhide works, and video installed t...

Myriam Ben Salah, Director and Chief Curator of the Renaissance Society in Chicago, wrote for the December issue of Artf...
12/08/2020
Myriam Ben Salah

Myriam Ben Salah, Director and Chief Curator of the Renaissance Society in Chicago, wrote for the December issue of Artforum, "Usually, about once a year, I lose faith in contemporary art. Then I come across a practice that makes me start believing again. It happened to me with 'Liquid Circuit,' an overdue survey of Hsu’s work...His is an art of radical empathy."

Read more and see Salah's full list of 2020 exhibitions:

Myriam Ben Salah is the director and chief curator of the Renaissance Society in Chicago. She recently organized (with Lauren Mackler and Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi) Made in L.A. 2020: “a version,” the fifth edition of the Hammer Museum’s biennial in Los Angeles.1“SHAHRYAR NASHAT: FORCE LIFE” AN...

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Double the Impact of Your Gift Today!As a vote of confidence in the work that we have presented for over 92 years and wi...
11/30/2020
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Double the Impact of Your Gift Today!

As a vote of confidence in the work that we have presented for over 92 years and will continue to present into the future, the Elaine Graham Weitzen Foundation for Fine Arts has pledged a $150,000 matching challenge grant. Now through December 26, gifts of any size to our Annual Fund will be matched 100%, doubling the impact of your support.

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No contribution is too small, and your gift will allow us to continue presenting innovative and thought-provoking work in the months ahead. Thank you for considering your support of SculptureCenter on #GivingTuesday.

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As a cultural leader, SculptureCenter offers significant exposure and resources to advance and promote artists at a pivotal moment in their careers, and broadens the conversation on contemporary art. With the generous support of our patrons and sponsors, SculptureCenter presents unparalleled program...

Applications are due December 4 by 11:59pm for Socrates Sculpture Park's Annual fellowship and exhibition program! Artis...
11/25/2020
‘The 2021 Socrates Annual’ Open Call | Socrates Sculpture Park

Applications are due December 4 by 11:59pm for Socrates Sculpture Park's Annual fellowship and exhibition program!

Artists are asked to reply to the theme of "sanctuary." The 2021 Socrates Annual with award ten artists – selected through open-call application process by a curatorial jury – with the funding, technical assistance, and administrative support needed to realize ambitious public art projects for dedicated exhibition in the Park’s landscape.

Learn more and apply:
https://socratessculpturepark.org/opencalls/2021-open-call/

‘The 2021 Socrates Annual’ awards ten artists – selected through open-call application process by a curatorial jury – with the funding, technical assistance, and administrative support needed to realize ambitious public art projects for dedicated exhibition in the Park’s landscape. Rather ...

11/25/2020
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SculptureCenter will be closed tomorrow, November 26 & Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. Weekend reservations are available through our website.

In the meantime, visit the link below for Jeannine Tang's essay from the exhibition catalog for 'Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit' and mark your calendar to join Tang along with Elaine Scarry and Sohrab Mohebbi on Zoom December 12. The group will discuss Hsu's work, which considers the implications of the accelerated use of technology and artificial intelligence and their impact on the body and human condition.

Catalog Essay:
https://www.sculpture-center.org/files/LiquidCircuit_Excerpt_Tang.pdf

December 12 Zoom Program:
https://www.sculpture-center.org/events/12927/elaine-scarry-and-jeannine-tang-on-tishan-hsu-s-1980s

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The closest subway stations are Court Square (E, M, G, 7), Queens Plaza (E, M, R), and Queensboro Plaza (7, N, W). The closest ADA accessible subway stations are the E/M/R at Queens Plaza and the 7 at Court Sq. B62, Q39, Q67, and Q100 buses equipped with wheelchair lifts stop between 44th Drive and Orchard Street on Jackson Avenue. More information about accessible public transit is available at mta.info.

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