CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM ST. LOUIS PRESENTS
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there
In September, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents its most ambitious group show since its grand opening six years ago. For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there starts with the premise that art is not a code that needs cracking. Celebrating the experience of not-knowing and unlearning, the artists in this exhibition understand the world in speculative terms, eager to keep art separate from explanation. Embracing a spirit of curiosity, this show is dedicated to the playfulness of being in the dark.
Artists: Anonymous, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Marcel Broodthaers, Sarah Crowner, Mariana Castillo Deball, Eric Duyckaerts, Ayse Erkmen, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Rachel Harrison, Giorgio Morandi, Matt Mullican, Bruno Munari, Nashashibi/Skaer, Falke Pisano, Jimmy Raskin, Frances Stark, Rosemarie Trockel, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, David William. Catalog designed by Will Holder.
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there is curated by Anthony Huberman, chief curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there will travel to an additional American venue, and a slightly modified version of the exhibition will simultaneously travel to three European venues:
September 11, 2009 – January 3, 2010:
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
December 3, 2009 – January 31, 2010:
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
February 5 – April 4, 2010:
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
February – April 2010:
de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam
May – August 2010: