Big Ten Coed, Mask No. 5, 2003
40 x 30 inches
Ink-jet print
Courtesy of the artists and Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
(c) Luke Batten and Jonathan Sadler

Architecture of Denisity #8, 2003
48 x 58 x 1/4 inches

Courtesy of the Robert Koch Gallery
(c) Michael Wolf


Exhibition Fact Sheet

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This multimedia exhibition explores the interdisciplinary question of the façade: the meanings and questions it raises in art, architecture and personality theory. The exhibition presents the work of 21 artists who work in film, photography, performance, painting and sculpture.

Programming involves the School of Art and Design, practitioners, historians and theorists, the departments of Japanese studies, psychology, philosophy, the medical school and the theater department. Faculty members from these fields have been asked to write 1-2 page essays about the concept of facades – the meanings, functions, designs and constructions of them from the perspective of their own area of expertise. These handouts will be available in the galleries for visitors.

In addition the curators have authored an illustrated brochure that includes the essay "Curators Converse" to document the exhibition and explore the issues it encompasses.

Artists under consideration:

Anna Nordquist Andersson, Janine Antoni, Luke Batten and Jonathan Sadler, Vanessa Beecroft, Francis Cape, Jordi Colomer, Olafur Eliasson, Maria Friberg, Terence Gower, Huang Yan, IngridMwangiRobertHutter, Wendy Jacob, Robert Lazzarini, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jillian McDonald, Christopher Rauschenberg, Joel Ross, Do-Ho Suh, Rick Valentin, Michael Wolf.

Exhibition Details

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Judith Hoos Fox and Ginger Gregg Duggan

Judith Hoos Fox is currently Visiting Curator at Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion after spending 19 years at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, and holding curatorial positions at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the Harvard University Art Museums. Her recent projects include the group exhibitions OVER + OVER: A Passion for Process, Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator, and Branded and On Display.

Ginger Gregg Duggan is an independent curator and founder of Remote Control Curatorial, LLC. She has held curatorial posts at the Bellevue Art Museum in Seattle and the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. Recent projects include Fashion: The Greatest Show on Earth, a major multimedia exhibition on fashion shows as performance art, OVER + OVER: A Passion for Process, and Branded and On Display. Duggan teaches and writes on contemporary art.

A brochure with an illustrated checklist is proposed.


Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion October 19 to December 30, 2007

Available to travel thereafter

Exhibition Checklist