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Object Underscore Objekt

Opening September 5, 2013

An exhibition concerned with the conditions of the art object, the artists who make them, and what that means in relationship to the spirit of ownership.

Curated by James Cope and featuring artists Brian Fridge, Lily Hanson, Servane Mary, Johnny Mullen, and Eli Ping

Thursday, September 5th, 6-8 pm

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Artists: Brian Fridge, Lily Hanson, Servane Mary, Johnny Mullen, Eli Ping

In April of 1970, Swiss curator Harald Szeemann had a set of rubber stamps made. The first of these stamps read, Besitz durch freie Aktionen ersetzen (“Replace ownership with free actions”). Object Underscore Objekt is an exhibition concerned with the conditions of the art object, the artists who make them, and what that means in relationship to the spirit of ownership. These ideas beg the question of what it means to organize an exhibition in today’s landscape. Being that the display space serves as the container of objects within which we experience art as part of an exhibition, we end up selecting and understanding autonomous objects as the primary medium through which the experience of art takes place.

 

ABOUT JAMES COPE

James Cope is a curator of contemporary art. He has organized numerous exhibitions and has previously served as Curator of The Goss-Michael Foundation and Director of Marlborough Chelsea. He splits his time between New York and Texas.