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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 international forum that connects artists and audiences by presenting exhibitions, commissioning new work, and generating scholarship.

Operating as usual

11/16/2020

Contributions to SculptureCenter's Annual Fund support our operations, programs, and exhibitions, ensuring that our home in Long Island City remains an anchor for artists. Support us today and mask up with a limited edition mask and coordinating pouch (edition of 100) designed by Sanford Biggers, a gift for contributions of $200 or more. Visit the link below to make your contribution and learn more.

https://www.sculpture-center.org/support/12931/annual-fund-gift

Images: Sanford Biggers, 'Just Us,' face mask, edition of 100. Installation views from recent exhibitions with Leslie Hewitt, Xaviera Simmons, Sam Anderson, Rafael Domenech, Tishan Hsu [ON VIEW NOW], and Eric Wesley. Photos: Kyle Knodell and artists

Last month we reopened with a large-scale survey of works by Tishan Hsu that have not been on public view for more than ...
10/31/2020
Annual Fund Gift – Support - SculptureCenter

Last month we reopened with a large-scale survey of works by Tishan Hsu that have not been on public view for more than thirty years as well as a brand new body of sculpture from Jesse Wine, each on view through January 25. On the horizon for the winter: a solo show of new commissions by Rindon Johnson and In Practice, our annual open call.

Now more than ever, we need the support of our community in order to continue our programs through the winter. We pride ourself on trusting artists and going as far as we can to make sure they are supported in their thinking, in their making, and in all of the energy their critical artistic work brings to public life in New York City and beyond. SC’s Annual Fund makes it possible for us to offer these critical resources to artists.

Please consider making a gift of $200 or more today, and you can mask up with your own limited edition Sanford Biggers face mask.

Sanford Biggers Just Us Mask with two layers of soft 100% brushed polyester 7.25 x 4.62 inches Zip pouch printed on both sides 100% spun polyester 8.5 x 6 inches Edition of 100 To support SculptureCenter’s important work with artists, Sanford Biggers designed a limited edition face mask and coordi...

'Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit' is on view at SculptureCenter through January 25, 2021. Book a reservation through our webs...
10/27/2020
Sculptural Paintings That Channel the Static Soup of Television

'Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit' is on view at SculptureCenter through January 25, 2021.

Book a reservation through our website and "tune in."

In Tishan Hsu’s work, the canvas becomes a television, a platform of multiple channels, where what channel to tune into is the viewer’s choice.

Artists to lead SculptureCenter's Board of Trustees: Carol Bove as Chair of the Board of Trustees, Sanford Biggers as Pr...
10/20/2020

Artists to lead SculptureCenter's Board of Trustees: Carol Bove as Chair of the Board of Trustees, Sanford Biggers as President, and Leslie Hewitt elected to the Board.

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce that artists Carol Bove and Sanford Biggers — two long-standing Trustees — have been appointed to lead the Board of the museum and that artist Leslie Hewitt has been elected as a new Trustee. Hewitt joins Bove, Biggers, and fellow artists Adam McEwen and Fred Wilson on the Board’s Artist Committee. SculptureCenter was founded by artists in 1928 and with these appointments, SC’s Board of Trustees celebrates a foundational principle that the perspective of artists is integral to the success of the institution.

Visit the link here for the full announcement:
http://www.sculpture-center.org/files/201020_SC_PR_BoardAnnouncement.pdf

Photos: Carol Bove, Photo: Jason Schmidt / Sanford Biggers, Photo: Matthew Morrocco / Leslie Hewitt, Photo: Richard Renaldi

Catherine Damman for 4Columns on Tishan Hsu’s SculptureCenter exhibition: “an overview of the artist’s compelling, unner...
10/17/2020
Tishan Hsu

Catherine Damman for 4Columns on Tishan Hsu’s SculptureCenter exhibition: “an overview of the artist’s compelling, unnerving work.”

Read more and make a reservation to visit the exhibition, on view through January 25.

4Columns arts criticism weekly.

10/02/2020

Register now to join us on Zoom
Saturday, October 10, 6-7pm
Book Launch: Matt Keegan’s 1996

Matt Keegan’s '1996' captures a pivotal time in American politics and society through the experience of artists who completed their undergraduate studies in that year, and others who were born in 1996 and voted for the first time in 2016. A wide-ranging set of essays and interviews focus on cultural and ideological shifts from that time, revisiting the 1994 Crime Bill, 1996 Immigration Act, the Telecommunications Act, the start of Fox News and beyond.

This event begins with a screening of My Barbarian’s 'Counterpublicity,' based on an essay by José Esteban Muñoz reprinted in '1996,' followed by readings by Keegan, Dave McKenzie, Debbie Nathan, Dale Corvino, and Michael Bullock.

Learn more and register: http://www.sculpture-center.org/events/12911/book-launch-matt-keegan-s-1996

09/29/2020

PLAN YOUR VOTE is a 2020 artist initiative to promote and empower citizens to exercise their right to vote. Today you should: Register if you haven’t already. Verify your registration if you have any doubt. Check your absentee status if you aren’t sure. Set a reminder in case you forget. Let’s "bend the voting curve” by getting friends and family to do the same. Video: Jenny Holzer

Visit www.PlanYourVote.org for more info.

“His first U.S.-based museum show, “Imperfect List,” has opened at SculptureCenter in Long Island City following its spr...
09/28/2020
Jesse Wine Brings Movement to Idle Thoughts at SculptureCenter

“His first U.S.-based museum show, “Imperfect List,” has opened at SculptureCenter in Long Island City following its spring pandemic postponement. In the interim, Wine has continued to produce work, and by doing so has discovered unexpected nuance within his large ceramic sculptures.

The works took shape from an exploration of two initial overarching ideas: what it means to be idle, and how an increasing lack of sleep relates to the proliferation of capitalism.”

Read more:

The artist’s exhibition “Imperfect List” explores the interplay of sleep and capitalism in the New York cityscape.

It’s opening day at SculptureCenter!‘Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit’ and ‘Jesse Wine: Imperfect List’ are on view through Ja...
09/24/2020
The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week

It’s opening day at SculptureCenter!
‘Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit’ and ‘Jesse Wine: Imperfect List’ are on view through January 25, 2021.

Thessaly La Force shared about ‘Imperfect List,’ “There is much to admire in Wine’s ability to harness complex thoughts and quiet observations into gestures and figures that seem born from a more subconscious space.”

Book your reservation and plan your visit through our website.

A Croatian monastery turned hotel, a new show at the SculptureCenter — and more.

SculptureCenter's cover photo
09/22/2020

SculptureCenter's cover photo

Our Kyle Dancewicz shared, “As we’ve geared up to reopen SculptureCenter with two major new exhibitions by Tishan Hsu an...
09/18/2020
“Artists for New York”: 100+ Artists Auction Work to Help NYC Spaces Survive

Our Kyle Dancewicz shared, “As we’ve geared up to reopen SculptureCenter with two major new exhibitions by Tishan Hsu and Jesse Wine, both of which were rescheduled from early May, each day spent in the museum has only confirmed how critical it is to make space for the way artists see and think about the world. The weird clarity of art objects feels amazing right now. That so many artists have recognized SculptureCenter and these other organizations’ roles in supporting their work and contributing to a greater art ecosystem is incredibly humbling.”

Hauser & Wirth's “Artists for New York” sale to benefit visual art nonprofits in New York City will launch online on October 1 and run through October 22, accompanied by a display of a portion of the work at the gallery’s Chelsea location.

Over 100 artists, including Rashid Johnson and Jenny Holzer, have donated work for an auction that will benefit arts nonprofits based in New York City.

SculptureCenter reopens in one week, on Thursday, September 24. Advance registration is required. Visit the link below t...
09/17/2020

SculptureCenter reopens in one week, on Thursday, September 24. Advance registration is required. Visit the link below to make your reservation now and get up-to-date with our visitor policies.

Register now:
https://www.sculpture-center.org/visit/93/admission-and-accessibility

Image:
Sneak peek view of ‘Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit’

PLAN YOUR VOTE brings together our creative community to offer all the voting resources you need to exercise your rights...
09/15/2020

PLAN YOUR VOTE brings together our creative community to offer all the voting resources you need to exercise your rights. Now, more than ever, it's urgent to PLAN YOUR VOTE. Today you should: Register if you haven’t already. Verify your registration if you have any doubt. Check your absentee status if you aren’t sure. Set a reminder in case you forget. Link in BIO or go to PlanYourVote.org. @PlanYourVote @burrtomburr #PlanYourVote #TomBurr #VoteDotOrg #Vote #VoteReady #Vote2020

The wait is almost over...SculptureCenter reopens in 11 days. Online registration coming soon.📷 Sneak peek of ‘Tishan Hs...
09/13/2020

The wait is almost over...SculptureCenter reopens in 11 days. Online registration coming soon.

📷 Sneak peek of ‘Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit,’ on view September 24, 2020 - January 25, 2021

Jesse Chun discusses new works with Wendy Vogel for Artforum.Chun's solo exhibition at the Yeh Art Gallery at St. John's...
09/11/2020
Jesse Chun on lunar colonization and “unlanguaging” empire

Jesse Chun discusses new works with Wendy Vogel for Artforum.

Chun's solo exhibition at the Yeh Art Gallery at St. John's University in Jamaica, Queens is on view now.

A New York­­–based artist who has previously lived in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Canada, Jesse Chun studies the way language—especially English—shapes cultural experience. From the tedium of bureaucratic boilerplate to the social attitudes embedded in the ESL curriculum, Chun manipulates th...

PLAN YOUR VOTE is a 2020 artist initiative to promote and empower citizens to exercise their right to vote. Today you sh...
09/10/2020

PLAN YOUR VOTE is a 2020 artist initiative to promote and empower citizens to exercise their right to vote. Today you should: Register if you haven’t already. Verify your registration if you have any doubt. Check your absentee status if you aren’t sure. Set a reminder in case you forget. Let’s "bend the voting curve” by getting friends and family to do the same. Link in BIO or go to PlanYourVote.org. @PlanYourVote @sanfordbiggers #PlanYourVote #SanfordBiggers #VoteDotOrg #Vote #VoteReady #Vote2020

Looking forward to joining artist Xaviera Simmons in conversation with curator Jess Wilcox on September 10, 5-6pm.Availa...
09/04/2020
In Conversation: Artist Xaviera Simmons & Curator Jess Wilcox | Socrates Sculpture Park

Looking forward to joining artist Xaviera Simmons in conversation with curator Jess Wilcox on September 10, 5-6pm.

Available on Zoom or Facebook Live, the pair will discuss Simmons’ powerful three-part installation ‘The structure the labor the foundation the escape the pause‘ for the ‘MONUMENTS NOW‘ exhibition on view at Socrates Sculpture Park.

Join us on Zoom or Facebook Live for a conversation with artist Xaviera Simmons and Socrates’ Curator Jess Wilcox about Simmons’ powerful three-part installation ‘The structure the labor the foundation the escape the pause‘ for the ‘MONUMENTS NOW‘ exhibition.

T magazine asked five artists, including Rindon Johnson, to envision a different kind of memorial, one that embodies thi...
08/25/2020
America’s Monuments, Reimagined for a More Just Future

T magazine asked five artists, including Rindon Johnson, to envision a different kind of memorial, one that embodies this moment of reckoning.

Johnson, who will have a solo exhibition at SculptureCenter in 2021, shared, "A monument must be redefined. A monument is an act of intention...If a monument is then an act of intention, I could create a series of monuments that would act as mirrors and frames for deep, constant contemplation. As we intend to grow and change over time, so too should our physical monuments. Our monuments can help us see how far we have come."

Read more from Johnson as well as the other artists:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/24/t-magazine/confederate-monuments-reimagined-racism.html

With colonialist statues being toppled in America and beyond, T asked five artists to envision a different kind of memorial, one that embodies this moment of reckoning.

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine Simóne Reynolds to our Curatorial Fellowship position. As the Cur...
08/21/2020

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine Simóne Reynolds to our Curatorial Fellowship position. As the Curatorial Fellow, Reynolds will organize SculptureCenter’s annual In Practice open call exhibition (scheduled to open in February 2021). Read the full announcement through the link below.

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. Reynolds' work was included in 'In Practice: Other Objects' in 2019.

Full announcement: https://mailchi.mp/sculpture-center/in-practice-curatorial-fellow-2021

Image 1: Courtesy Katherine Simóne Reynolds; Image 2: Katherine Simóne Reynolds, 'You Smell Like Iron,' 2018, installation view, In Practice: Other Objects, 2019. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Kyle Knodell

We're hiring! SculptureCenter is currently seeking two part-time Visitor Engagement Representatives to create a positive...
08/11/2020
Jobs and Internships – Support - SculptureCenter

We're hiring! SculptureCenter is currently seeking two part-time Visitor Engagement Representatives to create a positive and welcoming environment for visitors and oversee the gallery spaces.

Learn more:
http://www.sculpture-center.org/support/7157/jobs-and-internships

New York's most adventurous kunsthalle, SculptureCenter is a dynamic platform where staff, board, interns and volunteers work creatively and collaboratively to fulfill our mission of connecting artists and audiences while supporting artistic innovation and independent thought. SculptureCenter is com...

Register now to join us on Zoom tomorrow afternoon at 1pm for 'Qais Assali and David De Hannay: if you Like you can show...
07/22/2020
Qais Assali and David De Hannay: if you Like you can show my works in galleries

Register now to join us on Zoom tomorrow afternoon at 1pm for 'Qais Assali and David De Hannay: if you Like you can show my works in galleries.'

Artist Qais Assali’s multi-year project recently culminated in his first meeting with David De Hannay, an artist whose work Assali has circled semi-anonymously (and without De Hannay’s explicit knowledge) since 2017. This conversation connects Assali and De Hannay where Assali’s most recent video work, previously on view in 'In Practice: Total Disbelief,' leaves off.

For this conversation, artists Qais Assali and David De Hannay are joined by filmmaker Jose Luis Benavides. The conversation is moderated by Kyle Dancewicz, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, SculptureCenter.

More info:
https://www.sculpture-center.org/events/12862/qais-assali-and-david-de-hannay-if-you-like-you-can-show-my-works-in-galleries

Register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5515949339638/WN_4q5lpi6gTA6vrPS0fW60mw

Artist Qais Assali’s multi-year project if you Like you can show my works in galleries recently culminated in his first meeting with David De Hannay, an artist whose work Assali has circled semi-anonymously (and without De Hannay’s explicit knowledge) since 2017. This conversation connects Assal...

SculptureCenter congratulates Sohrab Mohebbi on his appointment as Curator of the 58th Carnegie International. We are pr...
07/08/2020

SculptureCenter congratulates Sohrab Mohebbi on his appointment as Curator of the 58th Carnegie International. We are proud of what Sohrab has contributed to SculptureCenter during his time as Curator and are excited for his continued relationship with us as Curator-at-Large.

Announcement: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/sohrab-mohebbi-curator-carnegie-international-1202693692/

Image: Installation view, ‘Searching the Sky for Rain,’ curated by Sohrab Mohebbi, SculptureCenter, 2019. Photo: Kyle Knodell

06/23/2020
Pace Gallery | Outside In: A Panel Discussion on Art in Public Space

Tomorrow at noon, Sculpture Center's Director of Exhibitions and Programs Kyle Dancewicz joins Claire Doherty, founder Director of Situations, a public art organization based in Bristol, England; Kendal Henry, Director of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program; Hank Willis Thomas, Artist; and Leo Villareal, Artist, for a conversation on art in public space.

Register now:

https://www.pacegallery.com/events/outside-in-art-in-public-space/

Kyle DancewiczKyle Dancewicz is Director of Exhibitions and Programs at SculptureCenter, New York, where he has worked since 2016. His recent exhibitions and projects include ektor garcia: cadena perpetua, Matt Keegan: what was & what is, a group show called Total Disbelief, and Jesse Wine: Imperfec...

Four works from this year’s most recent In Practice exhibition, 'Total Disbelief,' can now be revisited on our website. ...
06/22/2020
In Practice: Total Disbelief

Four works from this year’s most recent In Practice exhibition, 'Total Disbelief,' can now be revisited on our website. Full videos and excerpts are available by Qais Assali, Jesse Chun, Jordan Strafer, and Andrew Norman Wilson through our Materials section of the exhibition webpage.

In Practice: Total Disbelief considers artistic engagements with dimensions of doubt as they contribute to the formation of social life. Across media, the works in the exhibition engage formal tools that uphold belief and produce what we consider to be true – narrative and cinematic tropes, photog...

"Lodged within the contours of daily life and hidden between its repetitive rhythms are moments of exaltation, potential...
06/10/2020
The Art of Daily Living

"Lodged within the contours of daily life and hidden between its repetitive rhythms are moments of exaltation, potential conduits to transcendence rooted in the ordinary rather than the astounding. Our attention to the trivial proceedings of life, as Andrew Epstein observed in his 2016 study of everyday poetics, Attention Equals Life, constitutes an ethical move—one that gives meaning to the mundane and in so doing, makes artists of us all...

By imposing chronology upon 1 'January 1970 – 21 March 2018…' and 'Memory,' respectively, and presenting these works at grand scale, Mayer and Cennetoğlu underscore the ephemerality and incalculability of value of life’s discrete moments."

Lodged within the contours of daily life and hidden between its repetitive rhythms are moments of exaltation, potential conduits to transcendence rooted in the ordinary rather than the astounding. Our attention to the trivial proceedings of life, as Andrew Epstein observed in his 2016 study of every...

École du soir is a six-part program of films, video works, and interviews from Rwanda and beyond put together by Christi...
05/20/2020
École du soir: Six Films, from Rwanda and Beyond - e-flux

École du soir is a six-part program of films, video works, and interviews from Rwanda and beyond put together by Christian Nyampeta. It is the first program in Artist Cinemas, a long-term, online series of film programs curated by artists for e-flux Video & Film.

With Kivu Ruhorahoza, Rahima Gambo, Philbert Aimé Mbabazi, Amelia Umuhire, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, and Wanuri Kahiu in conversation with Natacha Nsabimana, Ogemdi Ude, Aïcha Diallo, Yasmina Price, Andros Zins-Browne, and Shariffa Ali

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