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Exhibition Detail
Under Another Name
Curated by: Thomas J. Lax
144 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027

July 17th, 2014 - March 8th, 2015
Magus and Adnachiel, Terry AdkinsTerry Adkins, Magus and Adnachiel,
1988, Wood and pigment , 38 ¾ × 7 × 11 ¼ in. 40 × 5 × 15 ¾ in
© Courtesy of The Studio Museum in Harlem
Thu-Fri 12-9; Sat 10-6; Sun 12-6
photography, drawing, painting, prints, objects

Under Another Name borrows its title from a line that appears in Renée Green’s letterpress print William Morris. In it, she cites William Morris, a 19th century English artist, writer, textile designer and socialist. In his novel A Dream of John Ball (1888), which Green quotes, he writes: “I men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name…”

Under Another Name considers work in multiple media, focusing on the relationship of various genres and media to one another. Here, ephemeral sculptures are captured as photographs; letterpress prints invoke the aesthetics of video; performances are recorded as drawings; sound is captured in objects; and photographs are abstracted into paintings. Rather than privileging one medium over another, the exhibition looks at their interdependence and what happens when a work is understood through the context of a new medium.


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