Adrian Piper: Concepts & Intuitions
Oct 7, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019

Adrian Piper, Everything #2.8, 2003

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016 is the most comprehensive West Coast exhibition to date of the work of Adrian Piper (b. 1948, New York). Organized by The Museum of Modern Art, this expansive retrospective features more than 270 works gathered from public and private collections from around the world, and encompasses a wide range of mediums that Piper has explored for over 50 years: drawing, photography, works on paper, video, multimedia installations, performance, painting, sculpture, and sound. Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965–2016 is the first West Coast museum presentation of Piper’s works in more than a decade, and her first since receiving the Golden Lion Award for Best Artist at the 56th Venice Biennale of 2015 and Germany’s Käthe Kollwitz Prize in 2018.

 

Adrian Piper, Catalysis III, 1970

Adrian Piper, Recessed Square, 1967 / Drawings about Paintings and Writings about Words #5

Adrian Piper, Parallel Grid Proposal for Dugway Proving Grounds Headquarters, 1968

Adrian Piper, What It’s Like, What It Is #3

Piper’s groundbreaking, transformative work has profoundly shaped the form and content of Conceptual art since the 1960s, exerting an incalculable influence on artists working today. Her investigations into the political, social, and spiritual potential of Conceptual art frequently address gender, race, and xenophobia through incisive humor and wit, and draw on her long-standing involvement with philosophy and yoga.

 

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016

Adrian Piper, Food for the Spirit #8, 1971

Adrian Piper, The Mythic Being: I Embody Everything You Most Hate and Fear, 1975

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016

For this exhibition, the Hammer is partnering with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) to present Piper’s work What It’s Like, What It Is #3, a large-scale mixed-media installation addressing racial stereotypes. On view October 7, 2018 – January 6, 2019.

The exhibition is organized by Christophe Cherix, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art; Connie Butler, Chief Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; David Platzker, former Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art; with Tessa Ferreyros, former Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art.

 

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016

The Hammer’s presentation is organized by Connie Butler and Erin Christovale, Assistant Curator with Vanessa Arizmendi, Curatorial Assistant. What It’s Like, What It Is #3 is presented by the ICA LA in conjunction with the Hammer Museum’s presentation of the exhibition.

 

Adrian Piper: Concepts & Intuitions, 1965-2016
October 7, 2018 – January 6, 2019 / Hammer Museum
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