From January 30, through March 15, 2015, the Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) class will open an art show juxtaposing "Sleeping Children," an original 19th-century marble sculpture by artist and former MICA student William Henry Rinehart, with twelve 3-D performance and video works by contemporary sculptors and interdisciplinary artists. The exhibition will draw vital connections between collaborative practices in contemporary art and traditional methods employed by artists working with teams of artisans in 19th century sculpture studios. Visitors to the show will be asked to reconsider pervasive attitudes regarding artistic originality, the privileged status of fine artists in society, and the relationship between the intellectual content of an artwork and the physical process of its creation.
Recent EDS Projects
2012 - Under Cover
2011 - Baltimore: Open City
Meet EDS's Coordinator of Curatorial Studies, Jeffry Cudlin