AMERICAN EXUBERANCE
November 30, 2011—July 27, 2012

Miller-Not a Surface Shared with Painting

John Miller, Not a Surface Shared with Painting, 2009

 


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 Artists in the exhibition:

KATHRYN ANDREWS
JOHN BALDESSARI
MATTHEW BARNEY
FRANK BENSON
MAURIZIO CATTELAN
MATTHEW CHAMBERS
GEORGE CONDO
AARON CURRY
BRENDAN FOWLER
FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES
HANNAH GREELY
WADE GUYTON
KARL HAENDEL
MARK HANDFORTH
KEITH HARING
RICHARD HAWKINS
JULIAN HOEBER
EVAN HOLLOWAY
THOMAS HOUSEAGO
MATTHEW DAY JACKSON
RICHARD JACKSON
RASHID JOHNSON

 

WILLIAM E. JONES
JACOB KASSAY
MIKE KELLEY
JEFF KOONS
BARBARA KRUGER
JOEL KYACK
ELAD LASSRY
GLENN LIGON
CHARLES LONG
NATE LOWMAN
NATHAN MABRY
JOHN MCALLISTER
PAUL MCCARTHY
JASON MEADOWS
JOHN MILLER
RUBY NERI
CADY NOLAND
KAZ OSHIRO
ROBERT OVERBY
RAYMOND PETTIBON
ELIZABETH PEYTON

  

SETH PRICE
RICHARD PRINCE
ROB PRUITT
CHARLES RAY
JASON RHOADES
BERT RODRIGUEZ
STERLING RUBY
ANALIA SABAN
DANA SCHUTZ
CINDY SHERMAN
MICHAEL ST. JOHN
HAIM STEINBACH
HENRY TAYLOR
BLAIR THURMAN
RYAN TRECARTIN
KAARI UPSON
PHIL WAGNER
KELLEY WALKER
ANDY WARHOL
CHRISTOPHER WOOL
LISA YUSKAVAGE

 

American Exuberance at the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation will include 64 artists and 190 artworks, 40 of which were made in 2011, many specifically for this exhibition.

American Exuberance will occupy all 28 galleries in the 45,000 sq. ft. museum, and all works in the exhibition are drawn from the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation. A 244-page catalog will be available, with writings by 13 artists in the exhibition including Kathryn Andrews, Frank Benson, Hannah Greely, Thomas Houseago, Richard Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Nate Lowman, John Miller, Richard Prince, Sterling Ruby, Haim Steinbach, Ryan Trecartin, and Kaari Upson.

Exhibition Statement
In our efforts to understand the America we live in today, we turn toward contemporary art and artists. The 64 artists in American Exuberance, all citizens or residents of this country, are keen observers of American culture, economy and politics – whatever their country of origin.

In its totality, the exhibition creates a portrait of the American condition. The artworks span the last few decades for context, with a focus on works made in today’s America. 

We asked a number of participating artists to comment on American Exuberance for the catalog. Many of them conceived original texts. The following is an excerpt from John Miller’s submission that has deeply informed our understanding of the subject:

“American exuberance is part myth and part reality… Paradoxically, exuberance is linked to stagnation, entropy and ruin. Its efflorescence becomes mirage-like. For the artists, these conditions are materials.”

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