Puddle, pothole, portal to open on October 5, 2014 at SculptureCenter

Judith Hopf

Judith Hopf, Lily’s Laptop, 2013. Still from video, 5:03 min. Courtesy the artist and kaufmann repetto, Milan.

SculptureCenter is pleased to introduce the group exhibition Puddle, pothole, portal, curated by Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter, and artist Camille Henrot, to open on October 5, 2014.

Incorporating a sense of wonder and humor, Puddle, pothole, portal examines the changeable notion of real and illusory space-physical, virtual, internal, and external-and its impact on art production today. Thinking through comics, cartoons, and illustration, exemplified by the kaleidoscopic drawings of Saul Steinberg, and children’s television programs and films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the exhibition explores the coexistence of disparate elements within shared spaces. Gags betray complex meanings and sociopolitical satire, as unrelated objects, locales, and avatars interact in the same dimension.


The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color publication with texts by Ruba Katrib, and Spyros Papapetros, Associate Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University and a visual essay by Camille Henrot.

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