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Object + Body

Carnegie Mellon University Advanced Sculpture students will take over the Future Tenant space for one night only, Friday, September 21. Their exhibition, Object + Body, considers how occupying space is a radical act. What is the relationship between one's body, actions, activism, and everyday life? What about the relationship between the physical body and the social body?

Through multidisciplinary practices, these artists explore the body’s dual roles of being sculpture and creating sculpture.

Their work may challenge previous notions of sculpture and could include props and prosthetics, stage sets and choreographies. 

Historically, such a collision of concepts, materials, and disciplines has been called intermedia. The term was born in 1966 when Fluxus artist and theorist Dick Higgins used it to describe artists who erase and transcend traditionally-held definitions of art. 

Intermedia is in between. Intermedia links worlds. 

Participating Artists:

Toby Donoghue, Pat Miller Gamble, Liza Goncharova, Darya Kharabi, Judy Li, Miranda Miller, Olivia Yi, Adrienne Cassel

Photo Credit: Stephen Solomon

About the Curator:

Heidi Wiren Bartlett is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art. She is an interdisciplinary performance artist from the Great Plains whose work is concerned with the portrayal, oppression and subversive existence of women in America today. Heidi has exhibited her work across the United States, completed several residencies, and been invited as a visiting artist at Concordia University, Iowa State University, Lafayette College, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar, and Grinnell College.

Earlier Event: June 15
Avi Diamond @ Future Tenant
Later Event: April 26
Surprise! It Is Your Birthday.