Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson (born 1954, the Bronx) has created site-specific installations in collaboration with museums and cultural institutions throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. His work encourages viewers to reconsider social and historical narratives and raises critical questions about the politics of erasure and exclusion. Beginning with the groundbreaking and critically accalaimed exhibition Mining the Museum (1992-93) at the Maryland Historical Society, Fred Wilson has juxtaposed and re-contextualized existing objects to create new installations, which alter their traditional meanings or interpretations. In 2003, Wilson represented the United States at the 50th Venice Biennale with the solo exhibition, Fred Wilson: Speak of Me as I Am. His many accolades include the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant (1999), amongst others.

Images
, 2011. Murano glass, 70" x 68-1/2" x 68-1/2" (177.8 cm x 174 cm x 174 cm).
To Die Upon A Kiss, 2011. Murano glass, 70" x 68-1/2" x 68-1/2" (177.8 cm x 174 cm x 174 cm).
Murano glass, 80" x 48-3/4" x 10-1/2" (203.2 cm x 123.8 cm x 26.7 cm).
Iago's MirrorMurano glass, 80" x 48-3/4" x 10-1/2" (203.2 cm x 123.8 cm x 26.7 cm).
, 2006. blown glass and plate glass, overall installed: 7" x 196" x 80" (17.8 cm x 497.8 cm x 203.2 cm).
First Spurt, 2006. blown glass and plate glass, overall installed: 7" x 196" x 80" (17.8 cm x 497.8 cm x 203.2 cm).
, 2006. blown glass and marbles, overall installed: 81-1/2" x 171" x 77" (207 cm x 434.3 cm x 195.6 cm)blown glass elements, each 1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1-3/4" (1.3 cm x 6.4 cm x 4.4 cm) to 8" x 2-1/2" x 4" (20.3 cm x 6.4 cm x 10.2 cm)marbles, each 1/2" diameter (1.3 cm) to 1" diameter (2.5.
Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop!, 2006. blown glass and marbles, overall installed: 81-1/2" x 171" x 77" (207 cm x 434.3 cm x 195.6 cm)blown glass elements, each 1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1-3/4" (1.3 cm x 6.4 cm x 4.4 cm) to 8" x 2-1/2" x 4" (20.3 cm x 6.4 cm x 10.2 cm)marbles, each 1/2" diameter (1.3 cm) to 1" diameter (2.5.
, 2009. acrylic on canvas, 35-1/4" x 8' 4"(89.5 cm x 254 cm).
The People, 2009. acrylic on canvas, 35-1/4" x 8' 4"(89.5 cm x 254 cm).
, 2006. bronze with black patina and bronze with white paint, African figure: 65" x 26" x 14" (165.1 cm x 66 cm x 35.6 cm); European figure: 61" x 18" x 20" (154.9 cm x 45.7 cm x 50.8 cm).
The Mete of the Muse, 2006. bronze with black patina and bronze with white paint, African figure: 65" x 26" x 14" (165.1 cm x 66 cm x 35.6 cm); European figure: 61" x 18" x 20" (154.9 cm x 45.7 cm x 50.8 cm).
, 1992. plaster, 23-1/2" x 15-3/4" x 11" (59.7 cm x 40 cm x 27.9 cm).
Untitled, 1992. plaster, 23-1/2" x 15-3/4" x 11" (59.7 cm x 40 cm x 27.9 cm).
, 2003. Murano glass, candlestick: 13" x 6-1/2" x 8" (33 x 16.5 x 20.3 cm); head: 11-1/2" x 5" x 10" (29.2 x 12.7 x 25.4 cm).
Goin' Places, 2003. Murano glass, candlestick: 13" x 6-1/2" x 8" (33 x 16.5 x 20.3 cm); head: 11-1/2" x 5" x 10" (29.2 x 12.7 x 25.4 cm).
, 2006. ink wells, oil cans, and resin skeleton installed in wood and glass vitrine, overall installed: 47" x 72" x 27-3/4" (119.4 cm x 182.9 cm x 70.5 cm).
Black Present, 2006. ink wells, oil cans, and resin skeleton installed in wood and glass vitrine, overall installed: 47" x 72" x 27-3/4" (119.4 cm x 182.9 cm x 70.5 cm).
, 2011. cardboard globe, glass beads, coated steel cable and wood bracket, 42" x 12" x 12" (106.7 cm x 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm), overall installed.
Reign, 2011. cardboard globe, glass beads, coated steel cable and wood bracket, 42" x 12" x 12" (106.7 cm x 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm), overall installed.
, 2009. illuminated plastic globe, die cast steel and enamel paint, 17" x 12" x 11-1/2" (43.2 cm x 30.5 cm x 29.2 cm).
A Thousand Points, 2009. illuminated plastic globe, die cast steel and enamel paint, 17" x 12" x 11-1/2" (43.2 cm x 30.5 cm x 29.2 cm).
, 1994. cardboard globe with wooden base, 12" x 9" x 9" (30.5 cm x 22.9 cm x 22.9 cm).
Globe, 1994. cardboard globe with wooden base, 12" x 9" x 9" (30.5 cm x 22.9 cm x 22.9 cm).
, 1995. painted ceramic, 8" x 12" x 8" (20.3 cm x 30.5 cm x 20.3 cm).
Inside Story, 1995. painted ceramic, 8" x 12" x 8" (20.3 cm x 30.5 cm x 20.3 cm).
, 1996. mixed media, 5-1/2" x 5" x 6" (14 cm x 12.7 cm x 15.2 cm).
Untitled, 1996. mixed media, 5-1/2" x 5" x 6" (14 cm x 12.7 cm x 15.2 cm).
, 1995. color photograph, 20" x 16" (50.8 cm x 40.6 cm).
Old Salem: A Family of Strangers, 1995. color photograph, 20" x 16" (50.8 cm x 40.6 cm).
, 1995. color photograph, 20" x 16" (50.8 cm x 40.6 cm).
Old Salem: A Family of Strangers, 1995. color photograph, 20" x 16" (50.8 cm x 40.6 cm).
, 1995. color photograph, 20" x 16" (50.8 cm x 40.6 cm).
Old Salem: A Family of Strangers, 1995. color photograph, 20" x 16" (50.8 cm x 40.6 cm).
, 1995. color photograph, 20" x 16" (50.8 cm x 40.6 cm).
Old Salem: A Family of Strangers, 1995. color photograph, 20" x 16" (50.8 cm x 40.6 cm).

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To Die Upon A Kiss , 2011. Murano glass, 70" x 68-1/2" x 68-1/2" (177.8 cm x 174 cm x 174 cm).