Intersections: A. Balasubramaniam


May 26 - October 30, 2011

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Evoking fragmented body parts, familiar objects, or organic forms, Balasubramaniam's work explores the limits of perception. Sk(in) is a two-part sculptural installation—the first, made of steel, suggests tree branches and occupies the Hunter Courtyard; the second extends indoors, to engage the "skin" of the walls connecting the museum's Goh Annex and Sant Building.


Intersections is a new series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.

Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum's galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations.