Walead Beshty in Two Group Exhibitions
The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object
January 11–March 22, 2009
44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City, New York
The Space of the Work and the Place of the Object is a group exhibition that considers the status of the art object within the context of its production. The artists in this exhibition all make objects that reflect the facts and fissures of their production. Each artwork is concerned with the conditions in which art and meaning are made and circulated, turning them to their own advantage, or sometimes ignoring or disrupting them. Other participating artists include Melanie Gilligan, Gabriel Kuri, Michael Rakowitz, Blake Rayne, Karin Schneider, Simon Starling, and Carey Young.
Walead Beshty is also featured in To Be Determined, a group exhibition hosted by Andrew Kreps Gallery in Chelsea. This group show is centered around artists who use the medium as a subject of exploration to expand the conventional definition of and stretch the limits of photography. Portraiture and self-portraiture, archiving, and typology, as well as free-form fiction are at the core of their exploration of the medium. The exhibition also features works by Anne Collier, Phil Collins, Liz Deschenes, Roe Ethridge, Annette Kelm, Peter Piller, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan, and Torbjørn Rødland.