Rachel Rose exhibits alongside Liam Gillick, George Inness, and Marina Pinsky in the exhibition Cloud Cover, curated by Lee Foley, as part of Moves & Countermoves: CCS Bard Graduate Thesis Exhibitions and selected works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection.
The exhibition Cloud Cover investigates how media shapes the way we comprehend our physical surroundings. Increasingly, we rely on flows of information filtered through screens to make decisions, interact with one another, and view the world. The contemporary screen is a communication device and a material surface, an interface that invites different modes of reading and looking. We constantly look at and through these interfaces to situate ourselves in space. This exhibition considers the materiality of digital and non-digital screens, as well as their historical precursors. By engaging the screen as a structure among other structures, the artists explore the mediating processes that occur both within and beyond the frame.
Liam Gillick, Marina Pinsky, and Rachel Rose explore the ways we take in, respond to, and present information by relating current modes of communication to the history of architecture, film, photography, and painting. A 19th century landscape painting by George Inness challenges the tendency to compare screens to transparent windows. The artists advocate for the space to critically apprehend complex relationships between inside and outside, normative states and disaster, destruction and construction, human and non-human.
29 March – 3 May 2015
CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art