Stephen E. Ostrow Distinguished Visitors Program in the Visual Arts
To Die Upon A Kiss, 2011
Photograph by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery, New York
"The Silent Message of the Museum"
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Free and open to the public
Fred Wilson will present his museum installations of the past 25 years, which infiltrate museum structures and art historical canons through the medium of display. He will also show his recent sculpture in bronze and glass, which investigate the symbolism and meaning of the color black. In these works, inspired by historic design, art, and literature, Wilson creates both baroque and simple forms that speak to contemporary times.
Fred Wilson is a conceptual artist whose work explores the relationship between museums, individual works of art and collections of other kinds. Wilson is a 1999 MacArthur Fellow and represented the United States at the 2003 Venice Biennale. Since 2001, Wilson has explored making sculpture in glass, among other media. His work can be found in several public collections, including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Modern in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art.