This video documents Carry the Curator, the artist’s special performance that took place on opening night of the exhibition Erwin Wurm: Euclidean Exercises in the IMA’s Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion. Wurm first “carries” the curator of the exhibition as a way to thank her, both sincerely and irreverently. He then invites the audience to also express their appreciation for her work. Each volunteer chooses a new way to carry the curator, holding the pose for several seconds as requested by the artist. In doing so, each “carrier” and the curator together become a living sculpture for the length of the pose.
This exhibition presents a glimpse into recent and innovative uses of graphite. A form of crystallized carbon, graphite is a naturally occurring mineral as well as a synthetic, industrial product that can be processed and in multiple ways. It can be machined or carved, used as a powder or liquid, or handled as a lump, stick, or pencil. Graphite gathers together works that reveal the material's potential to take a variety of forms and yield a wide range of visual effects.
A large audience gathered at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on May 20, 2011, to explore the legacy of Miller House with some of America's leading design experts. One of the greatest modern designs of the mid-twentieth century, this extraordinary complex was created by the legendary architect Eero Saarinen, interior designer Alexander Girard, and landscape architect Dan Kiley for the J. Irwin Miller family.