Once Removed: Sculpture’s Changing Frame of Reference
- December 12, 2012–April 7, 2013Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012–Sunday, April 7, 2013
Once Removed features contemporary artists, such as Carol Bove, Ree Morton, Nam June Paik, and Allen Ruppersberg, who have taken various approaches to undermining sculpture’s traditional autonomy. Some incorporate readymade objects and references beyond the gallery. Others use film and video to double the sculptural effect. Many have rejected the “neutral” pedestal as a mode of presentation and have built their work’s setting into the sculpture itself. Once Removed includes artworks from the 1970s to the present that assert their own expanded frame, encouraging viewers to question the status of three-dimensional art today.
Exhibition organized by Cathleen Chaffee, the Horace W. Goldsmith Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Made possible by the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund and an endowment created with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.