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The Stumbling Present: Ruins in Contemporary Art

Opening reception for an exhibit featuring an international roster of artists who use the imagery of neglected or willfully destroyed places and objects to address socio-political concerns and the failure of utopian ideals.

When: Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Art, Design & Architecture Museum, mid campus off Ocean Road, UCSB Campus, CA

Cost: Free

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Art (opening)

Description:

Oct. 12, 2012 - Jan. 20, 2013

For many of these artists, ruins register as symbols of loss but also as sites of possibility upon which they can impose their own potent narratives. The included films, paintings, photographs, and sculptures are part of the long trajectory of ruins in art as signifiers of transience but they also reveal pressing concerns affecting contemporary artists and the state of our world today. This exhibition is supported by an Andy Warhol Foundation Research Fellowship.

www.museum.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-2951

Event posted Sept. 26, 2012
Last updated Oct. 3, 2012

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