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Opening Reception: A Disagreeable Object @ Sculpture Center


SculptureCenter is pleased to present the group exhibition A Disagreeable Object. Taking its title from Alberto Giacometti's surrealist sculptures, this building-wide exhibition explores themes of desire and repulsion, the familiar and the unfamiliar. The surrealist object was situated at a remove from its status as an artwork; it operated in direct response to, and simultaneously influenced, social and cultural attitudes towards developments in art, industry, design and commodification. This exhibition brings together a group of international artists who similarly posit the object in relation to capitalist culture and technology, as well as the gendered oppositions between interior and exterior space. Strategies implemented by the surrealists have a newfound relevancy, such as the uncanny and informe, although the current context has shifted. This exhibition examines these impulses in current art and poses questions about relationships between the present-day status of the economy, the body, domesticity, technology, and eros.

A Disagreeable Object is curated by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator, and is on view from September 15 - November 26, 2012. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, September 15 from 5-7pm and is open to the public.


E or M to Court Square/23rd Street
Exit at front of train at the Citicorp Tower. Turn left onto Jackson Avenue and walk two blocks. Turn right onto Purves Street. (Note: the M train does not run on weekends)

G to Court Square
Exit at front of train at (Court Square / Citicorp Tower). Turn left onto Jackson Avenue and walk three blocks. Turn right onto Purves Street (immediately after 44th Drive).

7 to Court Square
Exit onto Jackson Avenue, turn left and walk two blocks. Turn right onto Purves Street.

N or Q to Queensboro Plaza
Exit at front of train onto Queens Boulevard. Turn right on 27th Street and walk two blocks. Turn left on 43rd Avenue and walk one block to Jackson Avenue. Cross Jackson Avenue. Jog to the right onto Purves Street.

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  • Elizabeth

    Is anyone interested in meeting up after the event for dinner or drinks?

    September 14, 2012

    • Manny

      If you're up for staying in LIC might I recommend LIC Bar or Anable Basin. I'd be up for sticking around.

      September 14, 2012

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