Body Maps: Works from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections in Conversation with Past Exhibiting Artists

January 22 – April 3 2024
University Art Museum
Group Exhibition

The artists in Body Maps explore the relationship between the body and the self. As they navigate personal geographies and histories, their bodies act as stand-ins for larger cultural experiences. The surfaces they explore—the picture plane, maps, skin, walls, floors, city streets—always contain multitudinous depth revealed through the traces of their actions. These actions include navigating real spaces in performances and feats of physical endurance documented through video or photographs, mapping the flat terrain of prints or paintings, or translating bodily surfaces into casts or 3D-printed forms.

Past exhibiting artists on view include Keltie Ferris, Kate Gilmore, Gracelee Lawrence, Pope.L, Ronny Quevedo, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Carrie Schneider, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Featured artists from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections include Robert Rauschenberg and Marisol, as well as Vito Acconci, Andreas Feininger, Richard Garrison, Daesha Devón Harris, Allan Kaprow, Robert Morris, and Andy Warhol.

Support for Body Maps: Works from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections in Conversation with Past Exhibiting Artists is provided by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, the University at Albany Alumni Association, the University Auxiliary Services at Albany, and the Robin Kanson Lewis ’70 Exhibition Endowment Fund.

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