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The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will present a large-scale museum exhibition of work by contemporary Danish artists, which will immerse our public in a survey of Scandinavian
artistic practices and cultural propositions. The exhibition will explore Danish contemporary art as a framework for understanding how the present may, albeit paradoxically, inform the past.
Inspired by the many Scandinavian decedents present in the Salt Lake Valley and focusing on themes revolving around the intertwined nature of truth and fiction, history and memory, and the personal versus the communal, this exhibition investigates how relationships across cultural and generational divides have the potential to reveal the complexity of identity, displacement, appropriation, and collective consciousness.
Confirmed Artists: Simon Dybbroe Møller, Olafur Eliasson, Jeppe Hein, Jesper Just, John Kørner, Bjørn Nørgaard, Mie Olise, Kirstine Roepstorff, Kasper Sonne
Additional Tentative Artists: A Kassen, Nina Beier, C.C.A. Christensen, Elmgreen and Dragset, Joachim Koester, Jakob Kolding, Peter Land, Superflex, Gitte Villesen
In collaboration with the students from the Border Visual Culture course at the University of Utah, In Motion will examine different manifestations of the Mexico and United States border in the visual arts. Through a variety of media, this exhibition complicates and expands the one-dimensional treatment of the border as a linear and fixed entity. By exploring varied representations of the border, this show will reveal the shifting social, political, and economic circumstances surrounding the discourses of multiculturalism and globalization.
In spring of 2014, UMOCA will present an exhibition series revolving around the theme of landscaping and man-made interventions. Looking at states of transition, this series will explore how varied manifestations of political, environmental, urban, and utopian interventions inform a more contemporary way of thinking about the entanglement of history and geography and its representation.
Confirmed Artists: Melik Ohanian, CLUI Alaskan Pipeline Project, Marine Hugonnier, Catherine Yass, Guido van der Werve
Additional Tentative Artist: Robert Smithson
This show will be an offshoot of the exhibition Eleanor Antin’s “Selves,” curated by Emily Liebert. For UMOCA’s show, Liebert is organizing a smaller exhibition that will look at the recent collaborations between Antin and the trio My Barbarian. Specifically this exhibition will include costumes, drawings, Masonite puppets, and ephemera from a re-imagining of Antin’s play Before the Revolution, which was first performed in 1979 and recreated at the Hammer in 2012. The exhibition will include a video of the play’s rehearsal made by Antin and produced by My Barbarian.