AKI SASAMOTO AND AGNES MARTIN
curated by Leora Morinis (in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies, Bard College)
CCS Bard Galleries, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
29 April – 27 May 2012
Aki Sasamoto begins her piece, “Amoeba vs. My Muscle,” by pestling out mochi in an oversized wooden mortar; Martin’s "Gabriel,"(1976) will be projected on loop nearby.
“A LIKENESS…” takes as its starting point the idea that metaphors lay bare the complexities of contact: that they spotlight the affective and aesthetic dynamics between things, the politics of irreducible yet codependent relationships, and the various desires and forces—not necessarily reciprocal—that bring connections to bear (or stymie them) in the first place.
The exhibition aims to function similarly—contending with the curatorial and interpretive challenges of bringing together two distinct artists’ work, and seeking out the ways in which the resultant relationships incite friction and provoke new capacities (or fail to!) in the space and within each artwork.
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