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Exhibition: a Handful of Dust

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Title

Exhibition: a Handful of Dust

Location

UCR ARTS

Start Date/Time

7/7/2018 8:00 AM

End Date/Time

12/9/2018 8:00 AM

Type of Event

Arts and Culture

Contact

UCR ARTS, http://www.ucrarts.ucr.edu/, ucrarts@gmail.com, 9518274787

Description

"A Handful of Dust: from the Cosmic to the Domestic" is a speculative history of the 20th century, tracing a visual journey through the imagery of dust from aerial reconnaissance, wartime destruction, and natural disasters, to urban decay, domestic dirt, and forensics, via abstraction and conceptual art. The exhibition features works by over 30 artists and photographers including John Divola, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Mona Kuhn, Man Ray, Gerhard Richter, Sophie Ristelhueber, Aaron Siskind, Shomei Tomatsu, Jeff Wall, and Nick Waplington alongside magazine spreads, press photos, postcards, and film clips.



Conceived by writer and curator David Campany, the exhibition takes as a starting point the 1920 photograph taken by American artist Man Ray of Marcel Duchamp’s work in progress "The Large Glass" (1915–23) deliberately left to gather dust in his New York studio. First published in the seminal Surrealist journal, "Littérature" in 1922 and captioned as a “view from an aeroplane,” the photograph went on to appear in various journals, books and magazines, cropped and contextualized differently each time, before the image was formally titled "Élevage de poussière (Dust Breeding)" in 1964. It is one of the most quietly influential images in the history of photography.

This exhibition is curated by David Campany. It was originally conceived for Le Bal, Paris, in 2015. Versions have also been presented at Pratt Institute, New York, 2016, and Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2017. 

Cost: Varies

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