The Speed Art Museum, Louisville
2035 South Third Street
artists & participants
What Would the Community Think? is an exhibition that invites a personal opinion and an exploration of the invisible boundaries between art and its audience as well as the definition of community. Artists that are both established and emerging alike are represented in a variety of media including painting, photography, and sculpture. The way in which artists have incorporated or engaged with their community in creating their art has long been the topic of study for art historians, writers and critics. The idea of community is vast and constantly evolving, made evident in this exhibition.
This exhibition includes recent acquisitions from artists including John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres, whose work focuses on creating cast sculptures of people in their community. In using community members as models, the work offers an interjection and a renewal to sculptural portraiture, a realm traditionally reserved solely for the historical and famous. Newly acquired works of Louisville photographer, Sarah Lyon, will also be on view. Lyon’s photographic subjects are dependent on chance and action as she captures spontaneous glimpses into the community that surrounds her. Also included are works by Vito Acconci, Ghada Amer, Edward Kienholz and Nancy Kienholz, Larry Clark, Barbara Kruger, and Dinh Q. Lê.
What Would the Community Think?
Künstler: Vito Acconci, Ghada Amer, Edward & Nancy Kienholz, Larry Clark, Barbara Kruger, Dinh Q. Le, John Ahearn, Rigoberto Torres, Sarah Lyon ...