Moments of silence
Artpace 11.2 International Artist-in-Residence (IAIR) Kurt Mueller’s poignant new exhibition, Living Still, is featured in a recent write-up on Glasstire. Margaret Meehan focuses on three pieces in his exhibit, including Cenotaph (pictured above), a jukebox that holds a selection of 99 moments of silence, which Meehan describes as “a history lesson disguised in nostalgia that can say a lot about the viewers’ selections. Mueller has altered a machine originally built to musically emanate good times, create bittersweet memories and launch heartache subtly so that it continues to achieve those primary goals through subversion.”
But don’t just read about it… come see (and listen) for yourself. The 11.2 IAIR exhibitions (featuring Mueller, as well as residents Andrea Büttner and Adrian Williams) are on view at Artpace through September 18.
Image credit: Kurt Mueller, Cenotaph, 2011. Detail. Photo by Wendi Kimura