Hideaki Kawashima, 130, 2004
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Fifth Avenue Theatre, Seattle, 1997
Anouk Steketee, Carin, 2009
Edward Burtynsky, Shipwreaking #1, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2004
Louise Bourgeois, Le Trani Episode, 1971
James Aldridge, The Gathering, 2010
Matt Calderwood, Dam 1, 2006
Marcel Dzama, Welcome to the land of the bat, 2008
Aristarkh Chernyshev, Knode, 2009
Salvador Dali, Spiderwoman
Ruud van Empel, Generation, 2010
Gilbert & George, Homey, 2008
Desiree Dolron, Cerca Villegas, 2002-2003
Jie Luo, Imprisoned-Falling, 2001
Erwin Olaf, Dusk - The Mother, 2009
Erwin Wurm, Hoody, 2010
Yang Shaobin, Untitled, 2001
April 11 – July 26, 2015
Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal
Drawn from a single private European collection, the exhibition Dusk to Dusk presents thirty-two powerful and haunting works of painting, photography, sculpture, and video by twenty-eight renowned contemporary artists who examine issues of individual isolation, political repression, and collective ennui in the decline of the industrial age. Ruud van Empel and Hideaki Kawashima summon primal anxieties of the body double and removable skin, made more relevant by the rise of virtual, second lives. Gilbert & George, Erwin Wurm, Laura Ford, and Almagul Menlibayeva deploy psychological references to the individual in a society of global displacement, liminal sexualities, and political casualties. Edward Burtynsky and Aristarkh Chernyshev show technology misused, warped, and left in ruins, mocking our technocratic hubris. While others, such as Matt Calderwood, Huma Bhabha, Matthew Day Jackson, and Tony Cragg, among others, take a more abstract approach, expressing a need for balance and intimacy in the ever-expanding human experience. Together, these artists provide a glimpse into what it means to be an individual during the transition from the twentieth to the twenty-first century, allowing viewers to reflect on past mistakes while reveling in progressive poetics. Each work in this international selection of renowned contemporary artists rewards the viewer with a compelling encounter that will haunt them in the best way imaginable.
Artists in the exhibition: James Aldridge, Huma Bhabha, Louise Bourgeois, Edward Burtynsky, Matt Calderwood, Aristarkh Chernyshev, Tony Cragg, Salvador Dali, Desiree Dolron, Marcel Dzama, Laura Ford, Gilbert & George, Matthew Day Jackson, Hideaki Kawashima, Tianbing Li, Richard Long, Jie Luo, Jonathan Meese, Almagul Menlibayeva, Erwin Olaf, Hans Op de Beeck, Yang Shaobin, Anouk Steketee, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ruud van Empel, Levi van Veluw, Anne Wenzel, Erwin Wurm.
Dusk to Dusk was organized by the , curated by Richard Rinehart, Director of the Samek Art Museum, with works generously loaned from THE EKARD COLLECTION. The exhibition is toured by , Pasadena, California.