Black Box: Anri Sala and Michael Fried
September 14, 2014-February 22, 2015
Inspired by art historian Michael Fried’s Four Honest Outlaws (2011), an analysis of the art of Anri Sala, this exhibition will feature one of Sala's recent works, selected by the art historian and the artist.
Sala, who represented France in the 2013 Venice Biennale, creates video works that feature evocative music generated by his subjects in politically charged locations (such as formerly Communist cities) to suggest how sound represents emotional tensions or indicates incongruities of mood. The artist also uses sound to manifest tests of physical endurance and to question nostalgic understandings of the past.
Curated by the artist and Michael Fried, The Johns Hopkins University J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities, and organized by Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman.
On Paper: Alternate Realities
September 21, 2014-April 12, 2015
This exhibition presents 26 prints never before on view by a diverse group of artists who are playfully exaggerating and reimaging the visual language of popular culture—religious stories, myths, and folk tales—to consider larger issues of class, gender, and politics. Among the works featured are two complete portfolios by Raymond Pettibon and Trenton Doyle Hancock, as well as newly acquired works by Wangechi Mutu, Amy Cutler, Chitra Ganesh, Toshio Sasaki, Iona Rozeal Brown, and William Villalongo. A long, accordion-bound book by Enrique Chagoya will span the center of the gallery.
Curated by Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Ann Shafer.