Friday, November 13, 2009
After months of installation - the Denver Art Museum will unveil Embrace! this Saturday night. The show is made up of site-specific works by 17 different artists. I've posted about some of the progress and artists in the past - and I'm looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. Some of the artists like Denver-based Rick Dula have been there for weeks (probably months) working on huge murals, while others have installed works seemingly overnight. The museum will be putting out a two-volume publication about the exhibition and the history of installation art. This will be a good resource for those of you not able to see the works in person, but as with most art - it is much better experienced in person.
The Denver Art Museum has shown numerous exceptional shows since we have moved here (Radar and Daniel Richter were two of my favorites). While I don't exactly know what to expect tomorrow, one thing is for sure - this will be a exhibition that you won't see anywhere else. I think this show is a great way to make use of some of the really unconventional spaces in the Hamilton Building.
There will be never-before-seen works from: El Anatsui (Nigeria/Ghana), Kristin Baker (U.S.), Matthew Brannon (U.S.), Rick Dula (U.S., Denver), Katharina Grosse - pictured above -(Germany), Christian Hahn (Germany), Nicola López (U.S.), John McEnroe (U.S., Denver), Rupprecht Matthies (Germany), Tobias Rehberger (Germany), Charles Sandison (Finland/U.K.), Dasha Shishkin (U.S./Russia), Shinique Smith (U.S.), Jessica Stockholder (U.S.), Timothy Weaver + eMAD (U.S., Denver), Lawrence Weiner (U.S.) and Zhong Biao (China).