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Part Object Part Sculpture


Marcel Duchamp, Fontaine, 1917
© 2005 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
Part Object Part Sculpture
Oct 30, 2005–Feb 26, 2006
Don't miss our dazzling reopening exhibition, Part Object Part Sculpture, now in its last weeks in the Wexner Center's newly renovated galleries. The Plain Dealer says the exhibition "bristles with ideas and energy," and Artforum calls it "a brilliant success." In it you'll discover an alternative history of sculpture since World War II and encounter a stunning collection of works--many of them rarely seen in this country.

Part Object Part Sculpture features sculptures and paintings created by an international array of innovative artists, including such pioneers as Marcel Duchamp, whose works serve as a conceptual touchstone for the show. The exhibition also features Wexner Center Residency Award recipient Josiah McElheny's An End to Modernity, a model of the Big Bang in blown glass commissioned especially for Part Object Part Sculpture.

Artists represented in the exhibition are Lynda Benglis, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Broodthaers, Alberto Burri, Marcel Duchamp, Lucio Fontana, Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Yayoi Kusama, Piero Manzoni, Allan McCollum, Josiah McElheny, Bruce Nauman, Gabriel Orozco, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, and Rachel Whiteread.


Marcel Duchamp,
Fontaine (Fountain), 1917; 5th version 1964
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Purchased 1971
© 2005 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Succession Marcel Duchamp

Reproduction, including downloading of Marcel Duchamp works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Eva Hesse
Ringaround Arosie, 1965
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Fractional and promised gift of Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr., 2005
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth Zurich London
© The Estate of Eva Hesse, Hauser & Wirth Zurich London

Lucio Fontana
Concetto spaziale, Natura, 1959/60
Cast bronze
Collection of Maxine and Stuart Frankel, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Photos: Kevin Fitzsimons

Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Untitled (North), 1993
15-watt light bulbs, extensions cords, porcelain light sockets
Collection Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall

Yayoi Kusama
Accumulation II, 1962
Sewn stuffed fabric, plaster, and paint on sofa frame
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire;
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Tepper

Josiah McElheny
An End to Modernity, 2005
Chrome-plated aluminum, electric lighting, handblown glass, steel cable and rigging
Commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University
Courtesy of Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

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