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    Presented by at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    February 28, 2013



    In 2013, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
    For this occasion artists Katarina Burin and Amie Siegel conceived of the exhibition Brute. Engaging with the Carpenter Center building, Brute encompasses a set of new commissions by six international artists, a speculative exhibition model deploying objects and artworks from the Harvard University collections, as well as a series of events and performances.

    The focus of the exhibition is on a set of specially-conceived works by internationally-acclaimed artists Nairy Baghramian, Anna Barriball, Barbara Bloom, Katarina Burin, Alexandra Leykauf, and Amie Siegel.

    Over the course of the show, a series of events will take place in the building—film projections, talks and performances—which further the exhibition’s propositional discourse with the building.

    On view February 14 –April 7, 2013


    And a mini-talk on the Bauhaus and the Carpenter Center by Laura Frahm
    Thursday, February 28, 6 pm
    Main Gallery

    In the Graduate School of Design Special Collections, artists Katarina Burin and Amie Siegel came upon a strange 1940s Harvard Commission—stereoscopic slides of architect Walter Gropius’s house in Lincoln, MA, replete with accompanying narrated captions. A single performance of the slides and narration will take place within the exhibition, preceded by a short talk by Laura Frahm, Assistant Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, on the intertwined histories of the Bauhaus and the Carpenter Center.

    Brute was supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

    Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    24 Quincy Street, Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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