The Ghost of Architecture: Recent Gifts, Promised Gifts, and Acquisitions
Assume Vivid Astro Focus. Chandelier Venice.
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.
Featured artists include: Kevin Appel, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Edward Burtynsky, Jacob Dahlgren, Carsten Höller, Los Carpinteros, Christian Marclay, and Shirin Neshat, among others.