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Sanya Kantarovsky; Kambui Olujimi, Photography: Anthony Alvarez; Rachel Rose, Photography: Landon Nordeman; Andria Hickey


Between Images and Abstraction

A Conversation Among Artists Inspired by the Work of Jo Baer

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020
Zoom Webinar

On the occasion of Pace’s two concurrent exhibitions with Jo Baer in New York, we are pleased to present an online conversation with artists Sanya Kantarovsky, Kambui Olujimi, and Rachel Rose on the influence of Baer’s radical departure from Minimalism and her shift toward an image-based painting practice.

Using Baer’s now radical declaration from 1983, in which the artist announced “I am no longer an abstract artist,” the conversation will explore each artist’s ongoing examination of image and meaning in dialogue with the legacy of Baer’s six decade long pursuit of painting.

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Between Images and Abstraction: A Conversation Among Artists Inspired by the Work of Jo Baer
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020
Zoom Webinar


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Kambui Olujimi

Kambui Olujimi was born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He received his MFA from Columbia University and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work challenges established modes of thinking that commonly function as "inevitabilities." This pursuit takes shape through interdisciplinary bodies of work spanning sculpture, installation, photography, writing, video and performance. His works have premiered nationally and internationally at Sundance Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art, Mass MoCA, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid, and Kunsthal Rotterdam among others. Olujimi has been awarded the 2020 Colene Brown Prize and residencies such at Black Rock Senegal, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and MacDowell.

Rachel Rose

The work of Rachel Rose explores how our changing relationship to landscape has shaped story-telling and belief systems. Rose draws from and contributes to a long history of cinematic innovation, and through her subjects —whether investigating cryogenics, the American Revolutionary War, modernist architecture, or the sensory experience of walking in outer space — she questions what it is that makes us human and the ways we seek to alter and escape that designation.

Rachel Rose (b. 1986) lives and works in New York. Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include: Enclosure, Park Avenue Armory, New York (2021); Pond Society, Shanghai (2020); Rachel Rose, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (2020); Rachel Rose, Fridericianum, Kassel (2019); Enclosure, LUMA Foundation, Arles (2019); Wil-o-Wisp, Pilar Corrias, London (2019); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (2018); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Italy (2018); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (2017); Lake Valley, Pilar Corrias, London (2016); Contemporary Projects: Rachel Rose, Museu Serralves, Porto (2016); The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2016); Everything and More, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); Palisades, Serpentine Gallery, London (2015); Interiors, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2015). Past group exhibitions include: Childhood, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018); Carnegie International, 57th Edition, Pittsburgh (2018); 57th Venice Biennale (2017); 32nd São Paulo Biennial (2016); The Infinite Mix, Hayward Gallery, London (2016), and Development, Okayama Art Summit, Japan (2016). She is the recipient of the Future Fields Award and the Frieze Artist Award.

Sanya Kantarovsky

Sanya Kantarovsky was born in Moscow, Russia in 1982 and currently lives and works in New York. He studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI and received his MFA at the University of California, Los Angeles. Kantarovsky recently presented solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland (2018) and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy (2017-2018). Recent group exhibitions include Radical Figures at Whitechapel Gallery, London; Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, Garage, Moscow, Baltic Triennial 13 GIVE UP THE GHOST; The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin at the Jewish Museum, New York; The Eccentrics at Sculpture Center, New York; and his curatorial project Sputterances at Metro Pictures, New York. Other important presentations include Happy Soul at LAXART in Los Angeles; You are Not an Evening at Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst in Bremen; What Were You Expecting, Mr. Milquetoast, a Plot? at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe; and Apricot Juice, with Ieva Misčeviūtė, at Studio Voltaire in London. A comprehensive monograph entitled No Joke was co-published by Studio Voltaire and Koenig Books in 2016. Kantarovsky’s works belong to several prestigious museum collections, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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