Curated by Laura Fried, the Artistic Director of the Seattle Art Fair, the robust program will include talks, films, performances, immersive installations and experiences:
- Seattle will host the first installation of multiple works in a public urban setting from Jenny Holzer’s iconic The Survival Series (1984), integrated into the architecture at Pioneer Square, the city’s original neighborhood.
- Nancy Rubins, whose monumental assemblages are typically presented formally in institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, will present a selection of studies of her large- scale sculptures at the fair. She is presenting a meta study of her work, scaled down for the viewer—in the work, 1 ½ inch equals 1 foot.
- Sculptor Sean Townley will install his large floor-based sculpture, 7 Diadems (2016), at the fair. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with these boulder-size copies of partial head molds made from a monumental ancient sculpture of the Roman Juno.
- Los Angeles-based Dylan Mira and Erika Vogt’s Pool (2017) will transform Seattle’s historic Union Station into a multifaceted installation of sculpture, video and performance inspired by the train station itself as well as Korean spas, creating a space for rest and resistance for the public.
- Gerard & Kelly will host the world premiere of their new film, Modern Living (2016- ongoing), a choreographic, two-channel installation at the fair. In conjunction with the installation, they will sit down with art historian Miwon Kwon to discuss their shared interest in performance, film, and architecture, and their evolving artistic practice.
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