Carissa Rodriguez, “The Maid” (2018), installation view, SculptureCenter, New York, 2018 (courtesy the artist and Karma International, Zurich/Los Angeles. Photo by Kyle Knodell)

Carissa Rodriguez examines the material and social conditions in which art is produced and reveals how the canonical figure of the artist is reflected in — and reproduced by — the products of her labor. A newly commissioned video engages the discourse of sculpture through the tools of cinema and follows the lives of ‘related’ artworks, recounting the conditional relationships between artist, artwork, and third-party agents in familial terms.

Carissa Rodriguez’ video commission is underwritten by Valeria Napoleone XX SculptureCenter. The Maid is curated by Ruba Katrib and will travel to MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge.

Curated by SculptureCenter’s 2018 Curatorial Fellow Allie Tepper, In Practice: Another Echo brings together the work of twelve artists and artist teams engaged in reshaping experiences and forms of public space. Often responding to sociopolitical conditions, the artists in this exhibition project voice and language, and make use of responsive and vernacular materials. Rather than glance at the past with nostalgia, these artists share a preoccupation with the present moment: obscuring, adapting, and subverting surrounding signs and physical structures in order to witness, reinvent, and survive.

The exhibition features newly commissioned works by: Elena Ailes & Simon Belleau, Nobutaka Aozaki, Cudelice Brazelton, Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall, Carey Denniston, Jules Gimbrone, Baseera Khan, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Courtney McClellan, Jon Wang, Carmen Winant, and Lachell Workman.

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