Rachel Harrison

07 Sep 2013 - 05 Jan 2014

© Rachel Harrison
Untitled, 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
Fake Titel: Turquoise-Stained Altars for Burger Turner
7 September 2013 - 5 January 2014

Rachel Harrison (New York, 1966) is considered to be one of the most influential sculptors of her generation. Since the 1990s she has been developing a highly recognizable idiom in which she incorporates objects (‘ready-mades’) into colourful, mostly abstract sculptures. They subversively confront visual languages from art history and pop culture with the notions of our present consumer society.

Harrison’s blend of art history references and pop culture takes the form of both grotesque spatial structures and powerful two-dimensional assemblages. The S.M.A.K. is presenting sculptures and drawings from a recent series entitled ‘The Help’ (2012), the large-scale installation ‘Incidents of Travel in Yucatan’ (2011) and her photographic ‘Sunset Series’ (2000-2012).

The exhibition is being co-produced by the kestnergesellschaft (Hanover). Rachel Harrison has taken the exhibition that was on there this summer as the 'ready-made basis' for her presentation at the S.M.A.K.: it is additionally infiltrated through several works by Marcel Duchamp as well as works from the S.M.A.K. collection, which enter into a dialogue with Harrison's world.

The exhibition is a co-production with kestnergesellschaft, Hanover.

Special thanks to Greene Naftali, New York, for their generous support.

Tags: Marcel Duchamp, Rachel Harrison