MetaModern

September 26 - December 6, 2015 - Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Brooker Sr. Grand Gallery

In the fresh and provocative work presented in MetaModern, contemporary artists refer both literally and conceptually to iconic design objects of the mid-20th century. This exhibition includes video, sculpture and works on paper by 19 international artists that include Conrad Bakker, Constantin Boym, Kendell Carter, Jordi Colomer, William Cordova, Elmgreen & Dragset, Fernanda Fragateiro, Terence Gower, Olga Koumoundouros, Jill Magid, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Dorit Margreiter, Josiah G. McElheny, Edgar Orlaineta, Gabriel Sierra, Simon Starling, Clarissa Tossin, Barbara Visser and James Welling.

This exhibition was organized by Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared. Funding provided by Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Fox Development Corporation, Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund / College of Fine + Applied Arts, and Krannert Art Museum Director’s Circle. Partial support provided by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Bakker Eames Rocker Walden

Untitled Project: Eames Armchair Rocker (+ Walden),

Untitled Project: Eames Armchair Rocker (+ Walden),

Conrad Bakker

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White Marble Everyday

Clarissa Tossin

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Narcissus

Edgar Orlaineta

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Bird in Space (silver carbon),

Inigo Manglano-Ovalle

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