DIANA THATER: "KNOTS + SURFACES"
REOPENS SEPTEMBER 5, 2002
Diana Thater's large-scale, multiprojection video installation "Knots + Surfaces," which first opened at Dia in January 2001, reopens on September 5, 2002. A charged environment of layered projections and clustered monitors interacts with the open architectural space of Dia's third-floor gallery and serves as a point of departure for charting multidimensional space. Referring to a recent mathematical hypothesis that correlates a complex, six-dimensional spatial model to a map of a honeybee's dance, Thater expands on her abiding concern with the intersection of nature and culture. "Knots + Surfaces" will run through January 12, 2003.
Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm, September 5, 2002-January 12, 2003
Diana Thater was born in San Francisco in 1962 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from the Art Center College of Design in 1990. Her recent solo exhibitions include a major installation at Tentsta Konsthalle, Stockholm (2001); the Gallery at the Wiener Secession, Vienna (2000); the St. Louis Art Museum (1999); the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Ontario (1999); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1998); and MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (1998). Thater also participated in the 1999 Carnegie International and Sculptur Projekte MÃ¼nster (1997).
$6 general admission; $3 students and seniors; members and children under 10 are free
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, "Diana Thater: Knots + Surfaces" includes new texts by Dia's curator Lynne Cooke and film theorist Akira Mizuta Lippit on Thater's installation, and three previously published pieces: a short story by Italian author Italo Calvino, an essay by semiologist Umberto Eco on the culturally determined nature of color, and an article by Adam Frank originally published in Discover magazine describing the mathematical theory that had inspired Thater. Published by Dia Center for the Arts, "Diana Thater: Knots + Surfaces" is 80 pages with 28 full-color illustrations and is available in hardcover at Dia's bookshop at 548 West 22nd Street for $27.95
Jorge Pardo and Gerhard Richter: Refraction
September 5, 2002-June 15, 2003
548 West 22nd Street, First Floor
Interweaving several of Richter's works into Pardo's redesign of Dia's ground floor, this installation will draw on the artists' shared interest in reflection, transparent boundaries, and the interplay of the work of art and its context. The combination of Richter's new glass sculpture and older works in diverse media with Pardo's glass and tiled environment will complicate reality and illusion many times over. This exhibition is sponsored by Bloomberg.
JORGE PARDO LECTURES ON ANDY WARHOL
Artists on Artists Lecture series
Jorge Pardo lectures on the work of Andy Warhol as part of Dia's Artists on Artists lectures, a series that features Dia's exhibiting and collection artists.
Warhol is represented in Dia's collection by the multi-paneled "Shadows" (1978), which was exhibited at Dia Center for the Arts in 1999 and will be permanently installed at Dia:Beacon, opening in May 2003. In 1989 Dia entered into an historic agreement with the Carnegie Institute and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., to form the Andy Warhol Museum, which opened in Pittsburgh in May 1994.
A exhibition of selected works by German artist Gerhard Richter set in "Project," Pardo's 2000 redesign of Dia's first floor lobby, exhibition space, and bookshop will open at Dia on September 5, 2002. The exhibition, which is titled "Refraction," will run through June 15, 2003.
Thursday, September 5, 2002, 6:30 pm
$6, $3 for Dia members, students, and seniors.
Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol transformed himself from a commercial designer into one of the most successful and recognized artists of the twentieth century. From 1945 to 1949 he studied pictorial design at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. Relinquishing a successful and acclaimed career as an illustrator in New York in the 1950's, Warhol began exhibiting paintings with silkscreened Pop imagery in 1962; in 1963 he began making films. In 1989 the Museum of Modern Art in New York held a major retrospective of his work. Warhol died in 1987.
Jorge Pardo was born in 1963 in Havana, Cuba, and moved to the United States as a young child. Throughout his career, Pardo has mixed work devised for traditional museum spaces with artistic pursuits sited in other venues. In 1997, he held a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. His large-scale work ranges from a temporary pier for Sculptur Projekte in MÃ¼nster in 1997, which subsequently became permanent, to a house, 4166 Sea View Lane, which he presented in 1998 in the context of a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Pardo lives and works in Los Angeles and Long Island.
ARTISTS ON ARTISTS LECTURE SERIES
Made possible by a grant from Art for Art's Sake, New York, this series highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers.
Dia Art Foundation-of which Dia Center for the Arts is a part- was founded in 1974. Dia plays a vital role among visual arts institutions nationally and internationally by initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving art projects, and by serving as a primary locus for interdisciplinary art and criticism. In addition to presenting exhibitions and public programming at Dia Center for the Arts, Dia maintains long-term, site-specific projects in the western United States, in New York City, and on Long Island. In May 2003, Dia will open Dia:Beacon, a new museum in Beacon, New York, to house its renowned collection of American and European art of the 1960s and 1970s.
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