Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century – New Museum, New York


New Museum – New York

Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century
December 1, 2007 – March 23, 2008


“Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century” is the first exhibition in the “Unmonumental” cycle, and explores the reinvention of sculptural assemblage. Using found, fragmented, and discarded materials, the works of the artists on view make a case for modesty, informality, and improvisation.

The exhibition includes more than one hundred objects by thirty artists who represent a wide range of backgrounds and artistic strategies.


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Isa Genzken, Elefant (detail), 2006

Rachel Harrison, Huffy Howler, 2004

Jim Lambie, Split Endz (wig mix), 2005

Shinique Smith, Bale Variant Number 0011, 2005

Wood, plastic tubes, plastic foils, vertical blinds, plastic toys, artificial flowers, fabric, bubble wrap, lacquer, and spray
78 3/4 in x 86 1/2 in x 39 3/8 in / 200 cm x 220 cm x 100 cmCollection Mari and Peter Shaw
Image: courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; David Zwirner, New York; Collection of Peter and Mari Shaw, Philadelphia


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