A few curious works of art at SculptureCenter
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A piece by David Malkjovic.
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SculptureCenter's In Practice program presents an exhibition, "You never look at me from the place from which I see you," which is on view through March 19 and promises to invoke some kind of curiousity.

It features works by A.K. Burns, Yve Laris Cohen, Michael DeLucia, Aleksandra Domanović, Takashi Horisaki, Sean Raspet, Christine Rebet, and Keith Connolly, Ethan Ham, and Tom Thayer, the exhibition is curated by Kristen Chappa, SculptureCenter's Curatorial Associate.

Included as part of the exhibition's run is a performance series that will take place inside of Yve Laris Cohen's site-specific installation; further information on Coda can be found on the events section of this website.

You never look at me from the place from which I see you is organized around investigations into vision and location within our present moment, characterized by dispersed attention and spatial deterritorialization.

In this current era of technological, cultural, and geopolitical exchange, what constitutes a site is more in flux than ever before, and the act of looking has perhaps never been more fragmented.

This constellation of artists engages with scattered states that are prismatic and overwhelmed as a contextual given and an appropriate lens through which to consider contemporary relationships, interactions, and identities, and a means to arrive at revised notions of sculptural phenomenology.

SculptureCenter's In Practice program supports the creation and presentation of new work by emerging artists and reflects diverse approaches to contemporary sculpture.

Artists are selected through a call for proposals and are provided with an honorarium, production budget, fabrication and installation assistance, as well as invaluable curatorial and administrative support.

This year SculptureCenter received over 850 applications from artists worldwide.

"Scene, Hold, Ballast", a two person exhibition with David Maljkovic and Lucy Skaer, artists whose work shares an engagement with sculpture, film, and distinct approaches to exhibition design. Scene, Hold, Ballast conceived as a dialog, will feature new works by Maljkovic and Skaer commissioned through SculptureCenter's Artist in Residence program..

Scene, Hold, Ballast will feature new works by Maljkovic and Skaer that further explore affinities and correspondences in their respective practices.

In an ongoing series Temporary Projections Cycle, David Maljkovic's retrospective mode of tracing and negotiation is turned toward his own studio practice, its history, and imagined futures, including new works in film, painting, and sculpture. And Lucy Skaer continues her transformation of existing artifacts and architecture with a new 35mm film, a photographic series and related sculptures.

Both artists have repeatedly explored what it means to inhabit and give spatial contour to their references. For example, Maljkovic gained access to the guarded test track of Peugeot headquarters in order to cast retired company workers in out-of-time embraces alongside futuristic automobile prototypes (Out of Projections, 2009), and Skaer's placed the heft of a sperm whale skeleton behind partitioned walls to enact the interval nature of the moving image (Leviathan Edge, 2009).

Lucy Skaer's installations subject the conventional classification of objects and historical references to scrutiny, shifting meaning toward the symbolic and absurd.

Film, video, and stage scenography likewise play a central role in David Maljkovic's work and his ongoing critical engagement with the legacy of modernism.

SculptureCenter is located at 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City. For more information on each artist, visit www.sculpturecenter.org.
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