July 23 – October 31 – Virtual Exhibition
August 24 – October 24, 2020 – Lower Gallery
It is a New Landscape out there. It is a natural landscape, which we now share with a new life-threatening virus. It is a cultural landscape activated through righteous protests against racism, violence, and injustice. It is a digital landscape in which we gather and communicate. We perceive through the lenses of innumerable cameras that it is a new landscape, but we do not yet understand it. Museums, art galleries, and cultural organizations must confront the challenge of seeing, engaging with, and translating the experience of the new landscape. Technology will play an outsized role in how we come to terms with it, how we close the distances.
At the risk of being too literal, MoFA offers these twin exhibitions of landscape photography as opening salvos in its campaign to address the new landscapes and test our ability to thrive within them. We have brought together historical and contemporary works by a range of artists, each of whom transforms a familiar landscape into something unexpected and revealing. These transformations were often by means of novel photographic techniques or interventions, but always with the intent to reorient viewers to a change, an interposition, a mark that denotes humankind’s struggle to apprehend this world in which we live together.
August 24 – October 24 – Walmsley Gallery
A multimedia installation by Hu Bei Becca, the Our Sky Project explores the intersection of languages, cultures, time, and space. Integrating photographs taken by contributors from around the world, the work blends images of our shared sky into a compelling synthesis of textile and video. Presented in partnership with faculty and students from FSU’s Department of Art Education.
August 24 – September 26 – Upper Gallery
Works by Spring 2020 MFA and BFA graduates from FSU’s Department of Art.
August 24 – December 5, 2020 – Case & Magnezine
A foray into the fast and fabulous world of sneaker collecting. Guest curated by Elton Burgest.
October 1 – December 5, 2020 – Upper Gallery
do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself. To test the idea, they invited 12 artists to propose artworks based on written “scores” or instructions that can be openly interpreted every time they are presented. The instructions were then translated into 9 different languages and circulated internationally as a book.
Since then, hundreds of artists have been invited to submit instructions, and do it has taken place all over the world from Austria to Australia, from Thailand to Uruguay, from Canada to Iceland giving new meaning to the concept of an exhibition in progress. Each do it exhibition is uniquely site-specific because it engages the local community in a dialogue that responds to a set of instructions. As a result do it is less concerned with copies, images, or reproductions of artworks, than with human interpretation. No two iterations of the same instructions are ever identical.
do it is an exhibition conceived and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. do it and the accompanying publication, do it: the compendium, were made possible, in part, by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and with the generous support from Project Perpetual and ICI’s International Forum and Board of Trustees.
November 6 – December 15, 2020 – Lower Gallery & Walmsley Gallery
Fall 2020 BFA graduates from FSU’s Department of Art.