Three Histories: The Wadsworth According to MATRIX

December 24, 2011 – March 4, 2012

The three video works featured in this exhibition address the Wadsworth Atheneum’s history from distinct points of view. The videos were commissioned from artists Andrea Fraser, Christian Jankowski, and Catherine Sullivan for their MATRIX projects, a series of changing exhibitions of contemporary art. Since its first exhibition in January 1975, MATRIX has shown more than one thousand works of art by more than 160 artists. From its inception, MATRIX has been a forum for art that is challenging, current and sometimes controversial.

Learn more about the videos and artists featured in this exhibition:
Andrea Fraser / MATRIX 114
Christian Jankowski / MATRIX 142
Catherine Sullivan / MATRIX 149

All MATRIX artists and artist sheets may be viewed here.

 

 

 

 

From Our Collection

1730, Largilliere 1866, Courbet 1889, Gauguin Master K

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