From the 20th Century
Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
17 November 2006 – 13 January 2007
In the Weston Art Gallery’s downstairs space, From the 20th Century featured works that consider a number of significant 20th century cultural events including the invention of the “readymade” (1913), Einstein’s “Theory of General Relativity” (1915), and the U.S. “Voting Rights Act” (1965). Upstairs, in the gallery's street-level space, three black stone monoliths (shadows) together with three white plaster copies (ghosts) materialized the question, “What is the object of sculpture now?” Different as these varied works may at first appear, they all entertain notions of origin and temporality—of the past as legacy for the future and of a future already become the past.