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Kevin Appel

Installation photography R.J. Sánchez

The Ghost of Architecture celebrates the addition of important works of art to the Henry’s permanent collection in the last five years.

Curated from recent gifts and promised gifts to the collection, the exhibition focuses on contemporary works that invoke architecture without citing it directly. Architecture or the architectural dimension is referenced by the artists in the show, either as a displaced or isolated fragment, as fantasy or folly, as the site of ordinary or extraordinary events, or as memory or the missing context in larger narratives.

Artists include: Kevin Appel, assume vivid astro focus, Guy Ben-Ner, Oliver Boberg, Edward Burtynsky, Dawn Clements, Andy Coolquitt, Stéphane Couturier, Jacob Dahlgren, Spencer Finch, Neil Goldberg, Corin Hewitt, Carsten Höller, Los Carpinteros, Luisa Lambri, Christian Marclay, Josephine Meckseper, Vik Muniz, Shirin Neshat, Juliana Paciulli, Javier Piñon, Ross Sawyers, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The Ghost of Architecture is organized by Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Art and Education, with support from Judy Sourakli, Curator of Collections and Merith Bennett, Senior Curatorial Associate. The exhibition is generously supported by The Barton Family Foundation in memory of Irving Marcus; Cathy and Michael Casteel; the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; William and Ruth True; and the Bagley and Virginia Wright Fund.

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