Friday, November 05, 2010
Not Tony Smith: Works by Wunderkammer Company
A CAC Member of Arts United
October 29 - December 12, 2010
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Not Tony Smith is a multifaceted, innovative public art project on display in a variety of public venues for one year. The project consists of scale near-replicas of three sculptures by seminal Minimalist artist Tony Smith.
The near-replicas are unique, however, in that each original Smith sculpture was built in three segments. Thus, the three original artworks may be broken into nine components. As Not Tony Smith inhabits a space, it will appear in a new and different configuration in each location. Not only are viewers introduced to internationally renowned sculptor Tony Smith and 20th century public art, but they are encouraged to think about art as dynamic and responsive to its environment. The installation of Not Tony Smith at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is the sole instance the work will appear in the configurations that Smith intended. In an art historical context, the project echoes the appropriation of images made (in)famous by both Sherrie Levine and Richard Prince.
Not Tony Smith will be on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art through December 12, 2010 but will continue to travel and be displayed throughout the community. Additionally, visitors from across the community, country and globe will be able to follow Not Tony Smith on Facebook to engage and interact with the artwork in an entirely new way.
Not Tony Smith was made possible in part by a Neighborhood Grant from Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne.