John Chamberlain & Collage at the Guggenheim



    John Chamberlain: Choices at the Guggenheim, Feb 24--May 13, 2012

    Investigating John Chamberlain's use of collage, Guggenheim curator Susan Davidson identifies a key aspect of his working method and his success as an artist within this selected clip from the John Chamberlain: Choices exhibition video. Emphasizing his use of scale and collage, Davidson offers the following explanation for the title of the show: "Choice is very much part of Chamberlain's working process—he chose the materials that he worked with, and he chose how they fit together. Fit and choice have been guiding principles in Chamberlain's working method throughout his career and in assembling the various parts that make up the sculptures on the museum's ramps . . . he was in fact a type of collagist. It is this aspect that astounded critics and captured the imagination of fellow artists."

    Curated by Susan Davidson, Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions, and Helen Hsu, Assistant Curator.

    John Chamberlain: Choices is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

    The Leadership Committee for John Chamberlain: Choices, chaired by Larry Gagosian, is gratefully acknowledged.

    © 2012 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. All rights reserved.

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