Empire State
Art in New York Today
23 aprile – 21 luglio 2013
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, via Nazionale , Roma

Michele Abeles, Uri Aran, Darren Bader, Antoine Catala, Moyra Davey, Keith Edmier, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Dan Graham, Renée Green, Wade Guyton, Shadi Habib Allah, Jeff Koons, Nate Lowman, Daniel McDonald, Bjarne Melgaard, John Miller, Takeshi Murata, Virginia Overton, Joyce Pensato, Adrian Piper, Rob Pruitt, R. H. Quaytman, Tabor Robak, Julian Schnabel, Ryan Sullivan

“Empire State” is an exhibition that asks how artists might reimagine urban life, and how the city of New York might continue to be a site of contestation. Bringing together an intergenerational selection of artists from the city’s five boroughs and related suburban and exurban regions, the exhibition includes works that meditate on the city as a means of distributing power. It comes at a crucial time, when people are anxiously reassessing the political, cultural and economic role of the United States in world affairs. Here, contemporary art is a tool to reflect on the media pervasive in today’s cities.

VISITING HOURS
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday, Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Last admission one hour before closing time

TICKETS

Full price € 12,50 + agency fees
Reduced price € 10,00 + agency fees
Schools € 4,00 + agency fees each student Tuesday to Friday (Holydays excluded)
One price ticket for Scuderie del Quirinale and Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Full price € 20,00 + agency fees
Reduced price € 16,00 + agency fees

Admission to exhibitions at the Scuderie del Quirinale and at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni for students, researchers and undergraduates registered with public or private universities in Rome costs € 4.00 on Fridays and Saturdays, after 7.00 pm until the box office closes
First Wednesday of the month: thanks to Lottomatica free entry for under 30 on the first Wednesday of the month from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. The entrance is free for single visitors only. It is not available for groups.

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take bus 40 (towards Piazza Pia/Castel S. Angelo)
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Jeff Koons, Antiquity
Jeff Koons, Antiquity 2 (Dots) Dan Graham, Anamorphic Surfaces/ 2-way mirror / perforated steel, 2008
Two-way mirror glass and perforated stainless steel

“Empire State” is an exhibition that asks how artists might reimagine urban life, and how the city of New York might continue to be a site of contestation. Bringing together an intergenerational selection of artists from the city’s five boroughs and related suburban and exurban regions, the exhibition includes works that meditate on the city as a means of distributing power. It comes at a crucial time, when people are anxiously reassessing the political, cultural and economic role of the United States in world affairs. Here, contemporary art is a tool to reflect on the media pervasive in today’s cities.
The title “Empire State” references, among many other things, Empire—Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt’s 2000 treatise on global, American-led capitalism—and Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’s 2009 boosterish song, “Empire State of Mind.” Contemporary art, like the city of New York, has seen massive growth over the past five decades. This rapid development has manifested new possibilities for visual artists, but simultaneously forced the reevaluation of traditionally critical strategies. The artists in “Empire State” are grounded in institutional critique and studies of media and economics, but above all, they engage technology and abstraction to present new models of subjectivity. Dan Graham’s mirrored pavilions combine minimalist art and architecture to reflect and double the human form, while Jeff Koons’s new “Antiquity” works manifest the artist’s mythical pursuits, but also the incredible technical force harnessed to produce them.
As the art community contends with its new, near-industrial scale, artists in New York must question the conventions that define their social networks. Beyond merely documenting historical genealogies of artists, “Empire State” proposes new connections. For the first time, R. H. Quaytman will show as a group her portraits of New York artists. A net artist like Tabor Robak, whose work primarily circulates online and asks fundamental questions about how we define and privilege the art-world community, will be presented for the first time in an international context. Artists in New York often manipulate their authorship through collectives, and a significant number of artists in “Empire State” have been involved in such groups, among them Orchard, Reena Spaulings, 179 Canal, and Art Club 2000.
A fully illustrated catalogue embodying the spirit of the show will accompany “Empire State.” It features extended essays by the curators and by Tom McDonough, John Miller, and Eileen Myles; a visual essay by Matt Keegan; as well as original texts on each of the artists by leading critics and curators including Bruce Hainley, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tina Kukielski, and many more.

Michele Abeles, Uri Aran, Darren Bader, Antoine Catala, Moyra Davey, Keith Edmier, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Dan Graham, Renée Green, Wade Guyton, Shadi Habib Allah, Jeff Koons, Nate Lowman, Daniel McDonald, Bjarne Melgaard, John Miller, Takeshi Murata, Virginia Overton, Joyce Pensato, Adrian Piper, Rob Pruitt, R. H. Quaytman, Tabor Robak, Julian Schnabel, Ryan Sullivan

Reservation :

COOP. IL SOGNO
Viale R.Margherita, 192 00198 - Rome (Italy)
Ph. +39/0685301758 Fax +39/0685301756
Email: service@romeguide.it

Michele Abeles, Not So Optimal, 2012
Stampa a pigmenti d'archivio, 94.3 × 68.6 cm
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Houston & Lafayette NYC (Braddock PA Levi BIllboard)
Stampa alla gelatina ai sali d'argento 2010, 152.4 x 127 cm, Image courtesy the artist
Jeff Koons, Antiquity 1 (Dots), 2010-2012
Olio su tela, 274.3 × 213.4 cm, © Jeff Koons
Bjarne Melgaard, Allen Jones Remakes (suite of four figures), 2013
Edition of 4, 2/4. Tecnica mista. Image courtesy Atlantic West Effects, Gabe Bartalos, Sun Valley CA
John Miller, Public Display, 2013
Acrilico su dibond, MDF, formica, 256.5 x 147.3 x 147.3 cm
Takeshi Murata, Gumbone and Coke, 2011
Stampa a pigmenti, 59 × 81 cm
Julian Schnabel, And there was somebody wiping his tears with his flag I, 2012
Olio e inchiostro su poliestere, 299.7 × 203.2 cm, © Julian Shnabel by SIAE 2013
Nate Lowman, [TBT], 2012
Olio, legno e resina alchidica su tela, 61 × 61 × 1.9 cm