Alone Together explores a paradox: artists often work in isolation in their studios, but they are almost always seen and defined in relation to a greater whole. Whether it is called a movement, a moment, a school, a group, or an -ism, this greater whole ― defined by artists, critics, historians, museums, galleries, collectors, art institutions, and pure chance ― creates a community for the artwork that often lives beyond the life of the artist.
This exhibition is a celebration of many solitary acts of art creation, joined together in the context of the Rubell’s Foundation. It is organized as a precursory survey in anticipation of the Foundation’s overview catalog that will be published in 2013. The exhibition does not represent a community of artists, but a community of artworks joined together by our passion for each individual piece, the time we live in, and fate.
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Oscar Murillo: work
Oscar Murillo: work is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States. It is comprised of paintings made by the artist in the summer of 2012 during a five-week residency at the Rubell Family Collection. During these five weeks he lived and worked at the Foundation using a 60-by-60-ft gallery and the sculpture garden as his studio.
A catalog documenting Murillo’s residency and the exhibition is available, Order it today.
Murillo, born 1986 in Colombia, is now based in London, UK. In 2012 he presented a performance, The Cleaners’ Late Summer Party with COMME des GARÇONS, at the Serpentine Gallery, London; participated in To the Moon Via the Beach at Maja Hoffman’s LUMA Foundation in Arles, France and had a solo presentation with Modern Art, London at the Independent, New York.
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