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TOM BURR: ADDICT - LOVE 13 January - 30 March 2008 SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY

SculptureCenter
(founded by artists in 1928) presents experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. Since 2001, SculptureCenter exhibits works at a former trolley repair shop in Long Island City, Queens, which includes 6,000 square feet of space.
Find out more about a series of artist-led lectures (Huma Bhabha, Sanford Biggers, Tom Burr, Robert Morris) in Feb - April: Subjective Histories of Sculpture II (will take place at the Theresa Lang Center at The New School) > www.sculpture-center.org

Tom Burr packs wit and melancholy in a theatrically arrangement of a vintage 1970s Chanel dress, vintage turntable, record and album cover of "Four Saints in Three Acts" composed by Virgil Thomson, libretto by Gertrude Stein (written in the late 1920ies) to narrate the history of modernity, personalities and its style. Enjoy Burr's sculptures made of citations from film, theater, music, architecture, and various underground cultures questioning the foundations of identity construction and subjectivity.

Video> Mary Ceruti, SculptureCenter, interviews Tom Burr on the occasion of the exhibition Addict-Love>
Check out other art videos on www.youtube.com/SculptureCenter

Tom Burr is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and the Whitney Independent Study Program and now lives and works in Norfolk, Connecticut and New York. Burr has exhibited throughout Europe in solo and group exhibitions and was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial.


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Listen to samples of the opera"Four Saints In Three Acts" by Virgil Thomson, libretto by Gertrude Stein amazon.com/gp/product/B000005IX5/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

fig.: Tom Burr "Chicks" (below a detail of the installation) 2008. Plywood, wood balusters, vintage 1970s Chanel dress, vintage turntable, record and album cover of Four Saints in Three Acts by Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein. 40 x 276 x 252. Image c. 2008 SculptureCenter and the artist. Photo: Jason Mandella. The exhibition is curated by Mary Ceruti, Executive Director.



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