Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The End: Analyzing Art in Troubled Times

The End: Analyzing Art in Troubled Times

Date: February 7, 2009 daily until May 3, 2009
Time: All Day
Cost: Free with Admission

At the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

The End: Analyzing Art in Troubled Times is a large group exhibition of contemporary artists that seeks to analyze the power of art in troubled times. As the stability of the United States economy continues to erode and as talk of a prolonged economic malaise spreads, everyone from the ruling elite to the man in the street worries with ever-increasing frequency about what might happen should this country—and perhaps the world beyond—spiral into economic collapse. The End confronts this hard-edged topic head-on. In addition, Warhol’s Death and Disasters, Skulls, Jackie, and Electric Chair series will be on view in the permanent collection galleries to explore Warhol’s own fixation and fascination with the theme of disaster.

The contemporary artists included in the exhibition are Lida Abdul, Beth Campbell, Luis Camnitzer, Daniel Canogar, Castromori (Hiroshi McDonald Mori + Stefano Castronovo), Davis/Langlois, David Deutsch, Mary Beth Edelson, Karen Finley, Roland Flexner, Daniel and Geo Fuchs, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lukas Maximilian Hüller, Rashid Johnson, Cary Liebowitz, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Jonathan Meese, Trevor Paglen, Hirsch Perlman, Raymond Pettibon, Jane Philbrick, Martha Rosler, Diane Samuels, Shelly Silver, Susanne Slavick, Althea Thauberger, Mitra Trabizian, Banks Violette, Hugh Walton, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Wool, and Aaron Young.The exhibition was curated by Eric C. Shiner, The Warhol’s Milton Fine Curator of Art.

Image: Enredos 1, detail by Daniel Canogar

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