You Complete Me: Mediating Relationships in Contemporary Art at DeVos Art Museum

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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Through November 11, 2012

You Complete Me: Mediating Relationships in Contemporary Art

Mediate is defined as an intervention to bring about resolution. While we often think about mediation involving a dispute or argument, this exhibition looks at the idea more broadly. The artists and pieces represented intervene by directly and indirectly engaging with other people in the creation of the work. It is only with the involvement of others, either in the making of or the display of the work, that the work can be fully completed. The artists, or the artwork, then become mediators, asking the participant/viewer to negotiate their perspective by becoming part of the work. Featuring work by Jill Frank, InCUBATE, Jason Lazarus, Nikki S. Lee, David Parker, Adrian Piper, New Materialists (Tadd Cowen, Matt Joynt, Mikel Patrick, John Preus) and Jon Rafman. A full-color fully illustrated catalogue will be available with essays by Chicago-based research group InCUBATE and DeVos Art Museum curator Melissa Matuscak.

Cost

Free

Venue

DeVos Art Museum
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Event Contact

Melissa Matuscak

Phone: 227-2235
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