Writers & Artists Respond

Rachel Rose and Haim Steinbach


Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition Galleries

Artists Rachel Rose and Haim Steinbach speak about their work in the context of the exhibition Take Me (I’m Yours), in a conversation with Kelly Taxter, Associate Curator.

Rachel Rose’s videos investigate subjects ranging from zoos and cryogenics, the American Revolutionary War and 19th century park design, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, EDM concerts, and the sensory experience of walking in outer space. Through the juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated events, Rose’s work presents humanity’s shared current anxieties and their multi-layered interconnectivity around our own mortality now. Recent solo exhibitions include: Rachel Rose at The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; Everything and More at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); Palisades at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2015); and Interiors at Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2015). Forthcoming exhibitions include Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2016); Museu Serralves, Porto (2016); the Hayward Gallery, London (2016); and the São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo (2016).

Haim Steinbach has been an influential exponent of art based on already existing objects. Since the late 1970s Steinbach’s art has been focused on the selection and arrangement of objects, above all everyday objects. In order to enhance their interplay and resonance, he has been conceiving structures and framing devices for them. Steinbach presents objects ranging from the natural to the ordinary, the artistic to the ethnographic, giving form to art works that underscore their identities and inherent meanings. Exploring the psychological, aesthetic, cultural and ritualistic aspects of objects as well as their context, Steinbach has radically redefined the status of the object in art.

Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission; RSVP Recommended

Installation view of the exhibition Take Me (I'm Yours). September 16, 2016 – February 5, 2017. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com