Rubins will reconfigure parts of a work dating from 1995, furthering her ongoing study of form and her practice of reutilizing materials. What were once discarded materials are gathered, assembled, de-installed, stored and reassembled. With each new set of parameters, a new configuration is possible. The title of the resulting piece presented this fall, MoMA and Airplane Parts 1995 that visited Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain 2002/2003 then visited Forte Belvedere in 2003 and is now at SculptureCenter, translates this approach: each sculpture gains from its overlapped history, while recreating a new set of circumstances from which it is inseparable.
Nancy Rubins Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7pm