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Rudolf Stingel

June 28–Oct 14, 2007

Installation view of Rudolf Stingel (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 28–October 14, 2007). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

Installation view of Rudolf Stingel (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 28–October 14, 2007). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

Employing such materials as rubber, carpet, painted aluminum, Styrofoam, and paint, Rudolf Stingel’s work questions and disrupts the viewer’s understanding and experience of an art object. Although Stingel’s work does not always involve paint on canvas, it continually reflects upon some of the fundamental questions concerning painting today, including authenticity, hierarchy, meaning, and context. While Stingel, who was shown in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, has created major installations for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and numerous other institutions, this is his first solo museum exhibition in the United States, surveying his career to date and including a new site-specific work.

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and is curated by Francesco Bonami, Manilow Senior Curator at Large.

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New York Times critic Roberta Smith narrates an audio slide show about the exhibition.

Rudolf Stingel was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Major support for Rudolf Stingel is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris.

Generous support is also provided by Nancy and Sanfred Koltun, Anne and Ken Griffin, Neil G. Bluhm, Anne and Burt Kaplan, and Helen and Sam Zell.

Additional support is provided by Sara Szold, Andrea and Jim Gordon, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Foundation, Frances Dittmer Family Foundation, Stefan Edlis and H. Gael Neeson, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago, Bert A. Lies Jr. MD and Rosina Lee Yue, and David Teiger.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by Altria Group, Inc.