Final weeks! On view through August 14
Rina Banerjee (Indian, born Kolkata, India, 1963; active New York, New York), Take me, take me, take me . . . to the Palace of love, 2005, plastic, antique Anglo-Indian Bombay black wood chair, steel and copper framework, floral picks, foam balls, cowrie shells, quilting pins, red-colored moss, antique stone globe, glass, synthetic fabric, shells, and fake birds, courtesy of the artist. © Rina Banerjee. Photo by CatMax Photography.
What Is Left Unspoken, Love investigates love, a profound subject in art from time immemorial yet one that is still relevant and indispensable to the contingencies of twenty-first-century life. The exhibition features nearly seventy contemporary artworks from the early 1990s through the present that examine the different ways that one of the most powerful forces of
life—love—is understood, expressed, or perhaps left unspoken. Works from the 1990s and early 2000s, such as Carrie Mae Weems’s landmark photography project The Kitchen Table Series (1990), represent watershed moments in the history of contemporary art. Other works, such as Alanna Fields’s Our Love Was Deeply Purple (2021), were produced specifically for the exhibition.
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Vivian Suter (Argentinian, born Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1949; active Panajachel, Guatemala), Installation, 2022, mixed media on canvas, twenty-four canvases, courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. © Vivian Suter. Photo by CatMax Photography.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexican, born Mexico City, Mexico, 1967; active Montréal, Canada), Pulse Room, 2006, incandescent light bulbs, voltage controllers, heart rate sensors, computer, metal, and sound, Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Karin Srb, 213.2014. © 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid.
Ebony G. Patterson (Jamaican, born Kingston, Jamaica, 1981; active Chicago, Illinois), . . . they stood in a time of unknowing . . . for those who bear/bare witness, 2018, hand-cut jacquard woven photo tapestry with glitter, appliques, pins, embellishments, fabric, tassels, brooches, acrylic, glass pearls, beads, and hand-cast heliconias, courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. © Ebony G. Patterson. Photo by CatMax Photography.