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we the people
New in Contemporary Art

September 24, 2015-March 19, 2016

Location: Nathan Cummings Building for Modern and Contemporary Art


Pawel Althamer, Cyprien Gaillard, Melanie Gilligan, Shilpa Gupta, Susan Hefuna,Yoav Horesh, Auguste Rodin, Sala-Manca Group, Yeshaiau Rabinowitz, Itamar Mendes-Flohr, Wolfgang Tillmans, Danh Vo, Lawrence Weiner, Artur Zmijewski, and Natalia Zourabova

Curator: Rita Kersting

A new exhibition of international art exploring the collective’s role in society, the empowering of the individual, and the aggregation of a  communal “we.” Paintings, sculpture, photography, and video works touch on subjects such as immigration, religion, and nationality, allowing for historical reflection and critical discussion.

The exhibition takes its name from one of its central works, We the People by Vietnamese artist Danh Vo, a 1:1 reproduction of the Statue of Liberty  in 300 pieces ־ four of which are displayed here. 

Stars on Flags of the World, 2012, Shilpa Gupta

We The People, (detail Q13), 2011, Danh Vo
Artefacts, 2011, Cyprien Gaillard