Birds Over the White House, 2006
It's All About Us, 2005
Exhibition Fact Sheet
Organizer: Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Checklist (click for images)
Global financial intrigues stretching from Little Rock to the Vatican bank, government sponsored spying, corrupt political lobbies, secret societies and, of course, preemptive war. The news headlines that have intrigued and horrified us of late have become, not surprisingly, inspiration for many contemporary artists worldwide. Whether exposing the complexity or folly of conspiracy theory, or analyzing money trails and their surprising beneficiaries, all of the artists in this exhibition are essentially questioning control. Who controls whom? Who controls what? Where does it leave the rest of us?
Despite the heavily-politicized subject matter, the exhibition will present an objective point of view on the power of control as a construct within our society.
Ignasi Aballi, Michael Bell-Smith, Cliff Evans, Eva Grubinger, Jon Haddock, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Jeon Joonho, Sylvan Lionni, Adam McEwen, David Opdyke, Iran do Espirito Santo, Hito Steyerl, Los Torreznos
Major funding provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts with additional sponsorship by Office of the Chancellor, U of I; Office of the Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, U of I; Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency; Krannert Art Museum Director's Circle; and Krannert Art Museum Council
Ginger Gregg Duggan is an independent curator and founder of Remote Control Curatorial, LLC. She has held curatorial posts at the Bellevue Art Museum in Seattle and the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. Recent projects include Fashion: The Greatest Show on Earth, a major multimedia exhibition on fashion shows as performance art, OVER + OVER: A Passion for Process, Branded and On Display, FACADES, and Blown Away. Duggan teaches and writes on contemporary art.
Judith Hoos Fox is currently Visiting Curator at Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion after spending 19 years at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, and holding curatorial positions at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the Harvard University Art Museums. Her recent projects include the group exhibitions OVER + OVER: A Passion for Process, Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator, Branded and On Display, FACADES, and Blown Away.
Approximately 30 works
Approximately 5,000 square feet
A fully-illustrated catalogue will include essays by exhibition curators and guest essayists
Wall text and labels will be provided electronically. Ten copies of the catalogue are included with the fee.
Loan fee of $15,000 for a 10-week booking, plus pro-rated shipping and the purchase of 100 catalogues at 40% off list price
October 23, 2009 to January 3, 2010
Available to travel thereafter
Working checklist and a disc with images are available on request or click Checklist for images online.