About the Talk
Incorporating artifacts, images, and objects, Carol Bove's sculptural compositions subtly evoke a range of cultural references that often center on the atmosphere of the 1960’s and 70’s. Her room-sized installations and intricate assemblages suggest an anachronistic archaeology of objects and utilize such diverse materials as books, prisms, driftwood, peacock feathers, metal, concrete, foam, and loans from other artists; more recently, bronze and petrified wood have also been included. The close relationship between the built environment and Bove's working process is evident in both her materials and forms. In recent years, the industrial landscape of her studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn, has been an inspired source for found materials and forms in her work. Likewise, Bove has drawn on architectural frameworks such as Brutalism, corporate lobbies--more specifically the work of Phillip Johnson--and the museum designs of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa. For her Public Art Fund Talk, Bove will discuss these influences and their specific relationships to her new body of work for public space.
Image: Carol Bove Flora's Garden (2012) at dOCUMENTA 13
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Maccarone, NY
Public Art Fund Talks at The New School are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.