Rachel Harrison: Voyage of the Beagle

 

28. April 2007  – 24. June 2007

Featuring artworks by:
Rachel Harrison

New York artist Rachel Harrison (b. 1966) combines pop-cultural fragments with hand-made, painted forms to make inter-media sculptures, which in turn form installations. The art critic Johanna Burton has compared the multi-faceted sculptures with a stream of lava traveling along the cultural landscape, concealing, engulfing and preserving. But in spite of all their playfulness, they display references to classical themes and work categories of the 20th century, including minimalism. The artist cautiously resumes the discourse concerning space, plinth, material and the potential for contemplation of monolithic works, and brings the specifically sculptural hierarchies into question, presenting us with her version of a contemporary, self-reflexive sculpture. Alongside the most recently created photo series and sculptures named after famous men, entitled Voyage of the Beagle, the migros museum für gegenwartskunst is exhibiting the installation “Trees For the Forest” (2007) created here on site.

 

Curated by Heike Munder

List of works

Rachel Harrison: Alexander the Great

Rachel Harrison

Alexander the Great
2007
Various materials
Ca. 204 x 231 x 104 cm

Rachel Harrison: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Rachel Harrison

Claude Lévi-Strauss
2007
Various materials
2 parts: dimension variable

Rachel Harrison: Deception at Daytona

Rachel Harrison

Deception at Daytona
2007
Various materials
Ca. 76 x 48 x 79 cm

Rachel Harrison: Fats Domino

Rachel Harrison

Fats Domino
2007
Various materials
Ca. 241 x 56 x 54 cm

Rachel Harrison: Johnny Depp

Rachel Harrison

Johnny Depp
2007
Various materials
Ca. 185 x 53 x 56 cm

Rachel Harrison: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rachel Harrison

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
2007
Various materials
Ca. 168 x 48 x 38 cm

Rachel Harrison: The Foot Stays in the Picture

Rachel Harrison

The Foot Stays in the Picture
2007
4-channel video on monitor, Video, wood, acrylic
Dimensions variable

Rachel Harrison: Trees for the Forest

Rachel Harrison

Trees for the Forest
2007
Various materials
Dimensions variable

Rachel Harrison: Voyage of the Beagle

Rachel Harrison

Voyage of the Beagle
2007
Color photograph on inkjet paper
57 parts: each 40.5 x 29 cm

Rachel Harrison: Amerigo Vespucci

Rachel Harrison

Amerigo Vespucci
2006
Various materials
Ca. 219 x 79 x 74 cm

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