The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts upcoming exhibition, Art of Its Own Making, explores the artistic process and the ways in which artworks evolve over time through interactions with people and their surroundings. The exhibition features sculpture, installation, film, video, and performance and sound works by a dozen artists, who examine how elements outside their control impact the works of art they create. On view February 14 to August 20, 2014, Art of Its Own Making demonstrates the connections between artwork, audience, and environment and their relevance to understanding and engaging with art.
Spanning the last fifty years, Art of Its Own Making features a diverse group of artists, including Athanasios Argianas, Tony Conrad, Edith Dekyndt, Agnes Denes, Hans Haacke, Sam Lewitt, Len Lye, Robert Morris, Nam June Paik, Keith Tyson, and Meg Webster, among others. The works in the exhibition invite alternative encounters, encouraging audiences to consider their relationship to the works and surrounding environment. The artists inspire viewers to move beyond just viewing the object itself, and instead to think about what it means for a work to continue itself, through natural and synthetic materials such as river water, magnetic fields, moss, sound recordings, and chemical compounds.