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Notes for a Sculpture and a Film by
This publication documents the development of the sculpture "An end to modernity" and film "Conceptual drawings for a chandelier, 1965" in notations, drawings, photographs, and text. Both works were commissioned for and first exhibited in "Part object, part sculpture", an exhibition curated by Helen Molesworth and held at the Wexner Center for the Arts on October 30, 2005 - February 26, 2006.
Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club by
Using glass to explore a provocative range of artistic and intellectual concerns, Josiah McElheny produces dazzling fabricated objects that address such subjects as the nature of visual perception, the narratives of modernism, and the origin of the universe. This publication focuses on McElheny's Light Club works, which investigate the role of glass in utopian ideas about modernist architecture.
Josiah McElheny: The Past Was a Mirage I'd Left Far Behind by
This catalogue documents Josiah McElheny's recent site-specific installation at the Whitechapel Gallery. A sculptor, performance artist, writer, and filmmaker, McElheny is best known for his use of glass in combination with other materials. The installation presented here incorporated seven large-scale, mirrored sculptures upon which abstract films were projected.
An interview with glass artist Josiah McElheny is presented. He discusses the extent to which transparency is a particular subjectivity form. He explains how his work expresses his understanding of modernism or modernity. Moreover, he offers insights on translucency and its difference with transparency.
Play and Display / Spiel und Auslage
The writer discusses the work of artist Josiah McElheny. He states that McElheny's ambition to revive and interrogate the promise of alternatives in both utopian and dystopian guises forms the most profound impulse behind his artistic practice.