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Ian Kiaer: Endnote, Ledoux

02.26.2016 – 04.22.2016

Exhibition Summary

This exhibition of new works by London-based artist Ian Kiaer continued his longstanding engagement with the eighteenth-century French architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux. The gallery was transformed into a carefully calibrated landscape of found objects, enigmatic sculptures, and a tiny video projection—a playful, erudite take on Ledoux’s utopian designs. But Kiaer’s arrangements didn’t merely call to mind Ledoux’s neoclassical sketches for ideal cities. Necessarily contingent on their immediate context, they also prompted viewers to ask: What constitutes the category of “painting” today? And how do we understand the relationship between sculptural fragment and architectural model?

Curated by Jacob Proctor



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