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Installation view of Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture

Installation view of Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Virtual Presentation—In Case You Missed It: Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture

By Godin-Spaulding Curator & Curator for the Collection Holly E. Hughes

Thursday, October 8, 2020 ● 12 pm
1 pm

FREE for Albright-Knox members
$5 for Martin House members
$10 general admission
Virtual Event

In this special presentation, the Albright-Knox revisits an exhibition of the past. Join Godin-Spaulding Curator & Curator for the Collection Holly E. Hughes on a trip down memory lane in a talk about Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture.

Organized by Hughes, the 2004 exhibition explored the ways in which contemporary artists interpret the figurative tradition in art and featured loaned works by an international group of sculptors, many of whom, then, had not been previously exhibited at the Albright-Knox, including Janine Antoni, Maurizio Cattelan, Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Duane Hanson, Juan Muñoz, and Tony Oursler, among others. Marking the first large-scale project Hughes organized at the museum, she will explore the impetus behind its theme, the challenges in bringing it to fruition, and how the experience helped shape her approach to organizing and installing future exhibitions.

Registration

This presentation is free for Albright-Knox members, $5 for Martin House members, and $10 general admission. Please register online. You will receive an email reminder the day of the lecture with directions for joining the webinar. Albright-Knox members, please contact membership@albrightknox.org with any questions or for assistance. Martin House members, please contact membership@martinhouse.org to receive your promo code.

About the Speaker

Holly E. Hughes is Godin-Spaulding Curator & Curator for the Collection at the Albright-Knox. Her curatorial practice involves organizing exhibitions from the museum’s collection and working with world-renowned artists such as Jason Middlebrook on site-specific installations at the museum. Hughes holds undergraduate degrees in fine art, with a concentration in photography, and art history from Buffalo State College and a master’s degree with a major concentration in contemporary art and a minor concentration in Indigenous art from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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