A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...
There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
Amy Stacey Curtis is the Maine Arts Commission's 2005 and 2017 Individual Artist Fellow For Visual Art and the recipient of numerous grants including those from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. From 1998 to 2016, Curtis completed an 18-year commitment to interactive installation art, 9 solo-biennial exhibits of large-in-scope, participatory works in 9 vast mill spaces throughout Maine. In the end, Curtis mounted 81 installations in 8 Maine towns while cleaning by hand each historic space (averaging 25,000 square feet). Each solo biennial was a 22-month process exploring a different theme, inviting audience to perpetuate and resolve each exhibit's 9 unique works. Curtis has exhibited interactive installation internationally, while her conceptual/process drawings are in many collections including Bates College Museum of Art, Colby College Museum of Art, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, and Portland Museum of Art. She has a large upcoming solo exhibition at the University of New Hampshire Museum of Art. Born 1970 in Beverly, Massachusetts, Curtis resides in Lyman, Maine.
At start of the exhibition, all 99 cubes fill the upper shelf, while the lower shelf is empty. Cubes on upper shelf are placed in order '1' through '99', left-to-right.
Instructions (as much a part of installation as other elements):
Place cubes on lower shelf in random order. When all cubes reach lower shelf, place cubes on upper shelf in order. When all cubes reach upper shelf, place cubes on lower shelf in random order... If unsure in what direction cubes are moving, choose.
Note: Audience does not always follow instructions/interprets instructions; this is part of the art.
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