America Is Hard to See
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Kids can listen and learn from this audio guide highlighting selected works in America Is Hard to See.
This sculpture is also a pair of chairs. Hard, granite chairs, but chairs you can actually sit in. Don’t worry—the artist wants you to!
Scott Burton wanted art to ''place itself not in front of, but around, behind, underneath (literally) the audience.''
Take a look at the position of these two chairs. Doesn’t it seem as if Burton is inviting you in, saying, “Come on, have a seat, let’s talk.”
Maybe he wants you to be part of the art. Come to think of it, you—just like a chair—have a back, legs, and a bottom, too.
The back of this chair is just like the seat. Both are made from the same L-shape; they fit neatly together, like a puzzle.
So, now that you’re sitting, what do you see? Who are you going to talk to? And what do you want to talk about?
- 543 Fred Wilson, Guarded View, 1991
- 000 Introduction to America Is Hard to See
- 553 Josh Kline, Cost of Living (Aleyda), 2014
- 554 Cory Arcangel, Super Mario Clouds, 2002
- 566 Mark Bradford, Bread and Circuses, 2005
- 522 Charles Ray, Boy, 1992
- 804 Max Weber, Chinese Restaurant, 1915
- 731 Walker Evans, Tengle Children, Hale County AL, 1936
- 712 Charles White, Preacher, 1952
- 744 Kids audio guide stop Lee Krasner, The Seasons, 1957
- 626 Andy Warhol, Green Coca-Cola Bottles, 1962
- 615 Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Archaeological Find, Number 9, 1964
- 624 Robert Bechtle, ’61 Pontiac, 1968
- 628 Malcolm Bailey, Untitled 1969, 1969
- 640 Eva Hesse, No Title, 1970
- 630 George Segal, Walk, Don’t Walk, 1976
- 527 Nam June Paik, V-yramid, 1982
- 648 Scott Burton, Pair of Two-Part Chairs, Obtuse Angle, 1984
- 505 Elizabeth Murray, Children Meeting, 1978
- 526 Barbara Kruger, Untitled (We Don’t Need Another Hero), 1987