Scene, Hold, Ballast Conceived as a dialog, this two-person exhibition will feature new works by David Maljkovic and Lucy Skaer commissioned through SculptureCenter’s Artist in Residence program.
Maljkovic and Skaer share an engagement with sculpture, film, and distinct approaches to exhibition design. The works in Scene, Hold, Ballast, further explore affinities and correspondences in their respective practices. In an ongoing series Temporary Projections Cycle, David Maljkovic’s retrospective mode of tracing and negotiation is turned toward his own studio practice, its history, and imagined futures, including new works in film, painting, and sculpture. And Lucy Skaer continues her transformation of existing artifacts and architecture with a new 35mm film, a photographic series and related sculptures. Both artists have repeatedly explored what it means to inhabit and give spatial contour to their references. For example, Maljkovic gained access to the guarded test track of Peugeot headquarters in order to cast retired company workers in out-of-time embraces alongside futuristic automobile prototypes (Out of Projections, 2009), and Skaer’s placed the heft of a sperm whale skeleton behind partitioned walls to enact the interval nature of the moving image (Leviathan Edge, 2009).
David Maljkovic (b. Rijeka, Croatia) lives in Zagreb, Croatia. He has had solo exhibitions at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Whitechapel Gallery, London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, among other venues. He has participated in numerous international group exhibitions, including the 29th Sao Paolo Biennial, the 11th Istanbul Biennial, and the 5th Berlin Biennial. Maljkovic’s solo exhibition at Secession, Vienna, is on view through February 5, 2012.
Lucy Skaer (b. Cambridge, England) lives in New York. She has had solo exhibitions at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, and Chisenhale Gallery, London, among other venues. She has been included in numerous international exhibitions, including the 52nd Venice Biennale, the 5th Berlin Biennale, and recent group exhibitions at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, and K21 Dusseldorf, Germany.