The Ghost of Architecture: Recent and Promised Gifts
Image 1 / 5: assume vivid astro focus. Chandelier Venice.
Image 2 / 5: Edward Burtynsky. Rock of Ages # 14, Abandoned Granite Section, E.L. Smith Quarry, Barre, Vermont.
Image 3 / 5: Ross Sawyers. No Title (from the series Approximations).
Image 4 / 5: Dawn Clements. Middlebury [detail].
Image 5 / 5: Guy Ben-Ner. Stealing Beauty [video still].
The Ghost of Architecture celebrates the addition of important works of art to the Henry’s permanent collection in the last five years.
Curated from recent gifts and promised gifts to the collection, the exhibition focuses on contemporary works that invoke architecture without citing it directly. Architecture or the architectural dimension is referenced by the artists in the show, either as a displaced or isolated fragment, as fantasy or folly, as the site of ordinary or extraordinary events, or as memory or the missing context in larger narratives.
Artists include: Kevin Appel, assume vivid astro focus, Guy Ben-Ner, Oliver Boberg, Edward Burtynsky, Dawn Clements, Andy Coolquitt, Stéphane Couturier, Jacob Dahlgren, Spencer Finch, Neil Goldberg, Corin Hewitt, Carsten Höller, Los Carpinteros, Luisa Lambri, Christian Marclay, Josephine Meckseper, Vik Muniz, Shirin Neshat, Juliana Paciulli, Javier Piñon, Ross Sawyers, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.