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Robert Barry at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Robert Barry at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

29 April to 22 October 2017

Included in group exhibition The Transported Man at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan.

It is not really magic. But for many, it is the greatest magic trick ever seen. The year is 1901, the same year the great inventor Nikola Tesla was conducting tests to transmit electrical power without wires at an experimental station in Colorado Springs. On the evening of Tesla’s first experiment, bolts of human-made lightning more than one hundred feet high came shooting out from the station. The experiment burned down the generator at the El Paso Electric Company, and the whole city lost power as a result...

Robert Barry, Barbara Kruger at Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation

Robert Barry, Barbara Kruger at Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation

30 November 2016 to 12 March 2017

Included in group exhibition Toda Percepcion es una Interpretacion: YOU ARE PART OF IT at Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, Florida.

The exhibition Toda percepción es una interpretación: You are part of it is a retrospective look from the viewpoint of contemporary issues of art, culture, politics and economics. It seeks to reflect on the successive reconfigurations of the art map in the last few decades, on the displacements and relocations of its primary centers, from Paris to New York, from Venice to São Paulo, from Basel to Miami. It speaks of areas that have succeeded in alternating centripetal or centrifugal forces, where art has relocated its meeting points and its observation points. We also pay attention to the effects of redrawing the financial or political map, with the repercussion it has on how one makes and proceeds in art...

Robert Barry at untilthen

Robert Barry at untilthen

4 September to 23 October 2016

Solo exhibition Robert Barry: Random at untilthen, Saint Ouen, France.

Divided into two rooms, the exhibition will feature works from the late sixties and the present. In the main space, Robert Barry will present three different multi-part works, the parts of which will be arranged in a random fashion. Each series is composed of a number of painted canvases or natural wood panels with painted words...

Robert Barry at Barbara Krakow Gallery

Robert Barry at Barbara Krakow Gallery

18 June to 29 July 2016

Included in group exhibition Block Parts at Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.

Barbara Krakow Gallery proudly presents “Block Parts”, a group show featuring the work of 11 artists made over the past 50 years. Curated as an aesthetically cohesive experience, the show provides myriad opportunities to explore themes of repetition, familiarity, memory, history and the viewer/subject relationship both within and between works. The individual pieces have as consistent a dedication to specificity of material as they do to more subjective themes, and yet no work looks older or newer than another, which speaks to the timelessness of both the works and the issues investigated therein...

Robert Barry in Whitehot Magazine

Robert Barry in Whitehot Magazine

March 2016

Review by Robert C. Morgan in Whitehot Magazine, March 2016, of Robert Barry: Works From 1964 to 2016 at Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

The lure of the current Robert Barry survey exhibition at the Mary Boone Gallery in West Chelsea begins with an early conceptual piece from the artist’s Psychic Series (1969). Using off-while vinyl letters on a white-painted wall near the entrance, the artist placed the following statement: “Everything in the unconscious perceived by the senses but not noted by the conscious mind during trips to Baltimore during the summer of 1967.” As a statement unto itself, the words seem to resonate beyond everyday art world gibberish into something deeper – a phenomenological paradigm, perhaps, from another place and time...

Robert Barry at Centre Pompidou Metz

Robert Barry at Centre Pompidou Metz

28 October 2015 to 28 March 2016

Included in group exhibition Cosa Mentale: Art and Telepathy in 20th Century Art at Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz, France.

The exhibition enables the spectator to understand how, throughout the 20th century, attempts to give material and visible form to thought processes coincide with the experiments of avant-garde artists. This fantasy of a direct projection of thought not only had a decisive impact on the birth of abstraction but also influenced surrealism and its obsession with the collective sharing of creation and, in the post war period, it gave rise to numerous visual and sound installations inspired by the revolution in information technology, leading to the declaration of “the dematerialisation of art” in conceptual practices...