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Assembly Required - Selections from the Permanent Collection

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Lion's Rock Arc, 1981 © Courtesy of the artist & Studio Museum in Harlem
Assembly Required - Selections from the Permanent Collection
Curated by: Naima J. Keith

144 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
March 28th, 2013 - June 30th, 2013
Opening: March 28th, 2013 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.studiomuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
harlem
EMAIL:  
pr@studiomuseum.org
PHONE:  
212.864.4500
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu-Fri 12-9; Sat 10-6; Sun 12-6

DESCRIPTION

Assembly Required presents photographs, drawings, sculptures and paintings from the Studio Museum’s permanent collection that explore the ways in which certain works are dependent on site, and the viewer’s conceptual and perceptual experience of that locale through the artist’s intervention.

Taking Sam Gilliam (b. 1933)’s landmark painting Lion’s Rock Arc (1981) as inspiration, the exhibition includes a number of works comprised of multiple parts, such as the recent acquisition Anthology (William Pope L.) (2011) by 2005–06 Artist-in-Residence Clifford Owens (b. 1971).

This exhibition explores not only the importance of location and configuration, but the limits of artistic intention when a work is displayed.