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Hammer Museum Presents Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences / Documented Assignments

The Hammer Museum and the Aspen Art Museum have co-organized Mark Manders: Parallel Occurences/Documented Assignments, the first North American tour of this acclaimed Dutch sculptor’s work. Open through January 2, 2011.

Wood, iron, rubber, painted polyester, painted ceramic, panited canvas, unpainted canvas, painted wig, chair, offset print on paper. 125 3/16 x 94 1/2 x 159 7/16 in. (318 x 240 x 405 cm). Image courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp.

Through his sculptural practice, the artist seeks to bypass language, translating his thoughts and obsessions directly into three-dimensional objects—existing and self-made—and tableaux that incorporate figures, animals, household furniture, archeological fragments, everyday objects, and architectural components. Transformed by their proximity to one another, these mundane sculptural elements collectively evoke a mysterious world of daydreams and fairy tales. In exhibition after exhibition, Manders furthers his monumental project, initiated in 1986, entitled Self-Portrait as a Building, which endeavors to map out his identity using this distinct personal iconography. For this exhibition, the artist will create a completely new body of work, encompassing sculpture and works on paper.

Curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Director and Chief Curator, Aspen Art Museum, and Douglas Fogle, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs and Chief Curator, Hammer Museum.

Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences/Documented Assignments was co-organized by the Aspen Art Museum and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. The presentation at the Hammer is made possible through the generosity of Rosette Varda Delug. It is also supported, in part, by the Mondriaan Foundation and with public funds from the Netherlands Cultural Services (New York).

89.3 KPCC FM is the official media sponsor of the exhibition.

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