January 28 - April 18, 2010
The University Art Museum presents Pieces of 9: Reframing the Collection, an exhibition that draws upon a broad selection of work from the University Art Museum’s permanent collection and other campus sources. In a departure from a singular curatorial voice, each member of the staff was asked to curate a small portion of the exhibition. Ranging from the playful mixed-media work of Ken Price’s Ancient Aerial Sighting (2002), to the political discourse embedded in Martha Rosler’s Lounging Woman (2004), to the many expressions of angst characterized by Eugenia Vargas’ Body Art: Self-Portrait (1986-87), each micro-exhibition echoes the contributors’ distinctive perspective of the collection. Through reframing a diversity of work, we have the opportunity to consider why we arrive at the conclusions we do as curators of the collection—and as viewers of the exhibition.
Included in the exhibition are works by Tina Barney, Leonard Baskin, Ruth Bernhard, Dorr Bothwell, Marilyn Bridges, Calum Colvin, Susan Crile, Jim Dine, Otto Dix, Walton Ford, Candida Höfer, Sara Holt, Corita (Sister Mary Corita Kent), Käthe Kollwitz, Robin Lasser, Ken Light, José Orozco, Gilles Peress, Ken Price, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Mark Ruwedel, Lucas Samaras, Howard Schatz, George Segal, Dick Swift, Arthur Tress, Eugenia Vargas, Catherine Wagner, Tom Wesselmann, and Jennifer Yorke.
Curated by Angela Barker, Shirley Brilliant, John Ciulik, Elizabeth Hanson, Ilee Kaplan, Christopher Scoates, Pet Sourinthone, Brian Trimble, and Sarah G. Vinci.