Sculpture: Anselm Kiefer, Richard Long, William Tucker, Simryn Gill
Installation: Amar Kanwar, Doug Aitken, David Ellis & Roberto Lange
Video: Kader Attia, Nathalie Djurberg, Leandro Erlich
Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni, Barbara Probst, Wael Shawky
The exhibition opens October 17, 2012 through April 28, 2013
We look forward to seeing you at the Collection in the coming weeks.
ANSELM KIEFER, Sprache der Vögel, 1989
Sprache der Vögel is a stunning 13 ton sculpture by renowned German artist Anselm Kiefer. The sculpture is indicative of Kiefer’s reoccurring themes of material and ideological decay. The work is comprised of giant-sized books made from sheets of lead on top of which the artist has placed a pair of 17 foot long iron wings demonstrating the artist’s ongoing struggle with history, collective memory loss and defective backwards vision.
RICHARD LONG, Norfolk Ellipse, 2003
Since the late 1960’s, Richard Long has brought organic elements such as sticks and stones into gallery and museum spaces. The Norfolk Ellipse is a 23 foot long oval, comprised of a single layer of flint and chalk.
WILLIAM TUCKER, The Contract, 1978
This season the Margulies Collection has collaborated with the sculptor William Tucker to bring together a series of six steel and wood sculptures constructed in the 1970’s. William Tucker, born in Cairo in 1935, read history at Oxford before turning to sculpture in the late 50’s. He, and other British sculptors of the “post-Caro” generation, investigate, in their work, the formal and physical elements of sculpture and also the experience of perceiving it.
SIMRYN GILL, Mine, 2007- 2008
Simryn Gill is a Sydney-based Malaysian artist, who is adept at reconfiguring found objects. Mine is a collection of small spherical materials and objects either found or constructed around Gills’ studios in Australia, Malaysia and New York.
AMAR KANWAR, The Sovereign Forest, 2012
Amar Kanwar is an Indian filmmaker whose work traces the legacy of decolonization and the partition of the Indian subcontinent. This is the second time Kanwar’s work has been featured at the Margulies Collection. This year’s
video installation, The Sovereign Forest, was presented at dOCUMENTA (13). The film is an ongoing project that focuses on the resistance of a local Indian community to industrial intervention.
DOUG AITKEN, Fountain (earth fountain), 2012
Well known American mixed-media artist Doug Aitken conceived 'fountain (earth fountain)', as a tabletop sculpture. Letters spelling the word 'art' are the base of a cascading thick liquid, resembling either chocolate or a kind of earthly sludge.
DAVID ELLIS AND ROBERTO LANGE, True Value (Paint Fukette), 2011
The kinetic sound installation, True Value, is a collaborative work between sculptor David Ellis and sound artist Roberto Lange. In this work, a seemingly discarded pile of paint cans comes alive with movement and sound.
KADER ATTIA, De Repair, 2012
Kader Attia is a multimedia artist, who first gained international recognition at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. The Repair from Occident to Extra-Occidental Cultures is a large installation in which the artist explores the concept of the repair of objects in their original context investigating the mixing of European and non-European cultures. De Repair was presented at this year’s dOCUMENTA (13).
NATHALIE DJURBERG, Madeline the Brave, 2006
Nathalie Djurberg’s Madeline the Brave is a stop-action clay animated film. The darkly comical video dramatizes humans’ primal urges, specifically the female experience.
LEANDRO ERLICH, Elevator Pitch, 2011
Argentinean artist Leandro Erlich applies architectural techniques combined with video projection to his sculptural installations. For Elevator Pitch, Erlich built a set of elevator doors into a wall, which seem unremarkable until the doors open to reveal passengers in an elevator.
SABELO MLANGENI Photography Series
Sabelo Mlangeni is a South African documentary photographer. The areas in which he photographs are rough and poor, yet Sabelo shows that beauty is also present. His work has been shown at several venues around the world such as, South-Africa, the UK, Germany, the U.S. and Italy. A series of twenty photographs are on display at the Collection.
BARBARA PROBST Exposure #77: N.Y.C., Collister & Hubert Street, 06.22.10, 6:41 p.m., 2010
Barbara Probst is a German born photographer and contemporary artist based in New York. She has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions and her work is included in the MoMA permanent collection. Probst’s images use multiple points of view, which challenge photography’s standard concept of decisive moment.
WAEL SHAWKY Cabaret Crusades, The Horror Show File, 2012
On display at the Collection are eight photographs from Egyptian artist Wael Shawky’s film installation, Cabaret Crusades. In the installation, Shawky explores the ways in which social and political systems have been restructured in Arab countries. The meticulously produced settings, costumes, historical references and music create multifaceted films that invite the audience to think about past and present societies in new ways.
About the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse is a non-profit institution in Miami dedicated to the presentation of exhibitions and educational initiatives that explore contemporary art and culture. Since its inaugural exhibition in 1999, the Warehouse has presented fourteen seasonal exhibitions of sculpture, photography, and video and painting from the renowned collection of Martin Z. Margulies. The Warehouse is operated and funded by the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation, a thirty year resource for the study and enjoyment of the visual arts.
Katherine Hinds is the curator of the Collection.
The collection visiting hours are every Wednesday - Saturday from 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Extended hours during Art Basel and Art Miami: Tuesday, December 4th through Saturday December 8th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday December 9th 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Admission is $10 with all proceeds going directly to the Lotus House Shelter for Homeless Women and Children. All Miami Dade students are free of charge.
For further information please call 305-576-1051 or visit our website at www.margulieswarehouse.com
Contact: Katherine Hinds, curator