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Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser

Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser

September 15, 2017–January 7, 2018

Seat Assignment

Nina Katchadourian (U.S.A., b. 1968), Bather, 2011. From “Seat Assignment” project, 2010–ongoing. C-print. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, gift of the artist, Judith Willcott, and Laurence Miller. Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

This playful and perceptive exhibition explores several major bodies of work by celebrated Brooklyn- and Berlin-based artist Nina Katchadourian, including video, photography, sculpture and sound installations. Katchadourian’s practice is at once conceptually rigorous and alluringly accessible. Her work reveals the creative potential, to use the artist’s words, that “lurks within the mundane” and underscores the remarkable freedom and productivity that can come from working within limitations. Using ingenuity and humor, her practice encourages us to reinvigorate our own sense of curiosity, and to see our everyday surroundings as a site of discovery and possibility.

Share and follow the conversations around this special exhibition with the Cantor and other visitors at #GetCuriouser

Docent Tours: Wednesdays at 12:30 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm, and Sundays at 12:30 pm

This exhibition is organized by the Blanton Museum of Art. Generous support for the exhibition is provided by Suzanne Deal Booth; Eric Herschmann, Orly Genger, and family; and Jeanne and Michael Klein, with additional gifts from George and Nicole Jeffords, the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Jenny and Trey Laird, Kathleen Irvin Loughlin and Christopher Loughlin, and Chris Mattsson and John McHale. Support also is provided by Lawrence Banka and Judith Gordon, Nick Debs, Deborah Green, Pamela and David Hornik, Martin Z. Margulies, Karen and Chip Oswalt, and the West Collection, Philadelphia.
The accompanying catalogue is made possible by Nion McEvoy, with additional gifts from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, the Leanne Raesener Charitable Fund, and Judith Willcott and Laurence Miller and their families.
We gratefully acknowledge support of this presentation from the Elizabeth Swindells Hulsey Exhibitions Fund, the Special Exhibitions Fund, the Clumeck Fund, the Kazak Acquisitions and Exhibitions Fund, and the Contemporary Collectors Circle.

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Wednesday: 11AM–5PM
Thursday: 11AM–8PM
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