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"Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations: 1979-2000"
2004-04-27 until 2004-07-04
Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations: 1979-2000 is the first retrospective of the internationally recognized artist and political activist Fred Wilson, US representative of the 50th Venice Biennale, summer 2003. Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Maurice Berger, Senior Fellow of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New School of Social Research and Curator of Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC, this exhibition centers on Wilsonís sustained and cogent inquiry into the complex relationship between the art object and the museum.
His oeuvre consisting of "mock" museum installations into which the artist places provocative and beautifully rendered objects, explore the question of how the museum consciously or unconsciously perpetuates racist beliefs and behavior. The exhibition consists of more than 100 objects, each reconfigured to re-create sections of Wilsonís original installations. Catalogue available.
The Studio Museum in Harlem gratefully acknowledges its many generous supporters.
Operation of The Studio Museum in Harlem's facility is supported, in part, with public funds provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by The Carnegie Corporation of NY, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and by corporations, foundations, and individuals.