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But in earnestness and for art historical purpose, “Hannah Wilke: Gestures” sets a standard to which most museum shows don’t even bother to aspire. Benjamin Genocchio New York Times, 10/12/08

Although best known as a photographer and a performance artist, Hannah Wilke (1940-1993) began her career as a sculptor working in ceramics, a practice that was the foundation for all other aspects of her artistic practice.

Hannah Wilke: Gestures traces the ways in which the artist’s expanded notion of sculpture threads through diverse aspects of her body of work.

The exhibition will begin with a focused look at Wilke’s early sculpture and include, as examples, her early box sculptures and the gestural objects.

The show will then consider the way in which Wilke’s complex conception of sculpture fed the development of her living sculptures, video, and performance art.

Hannah Wilke: Gestures is on view October 3, 2008-January 25, 2009.

Exhibition curator is Tracy Fitzpatrick, Curator, Neuberger Museum of Art, and Assistant Professor of Art History, Purchase College.

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Hannah Wilke: Gestures
Kurator: Tracy Fitzpatrick