Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016 is a selection from the most comprehensive exhibition to date of the work of Adrian Piper (b. 1948, New York), the result of a four-year collaboration between Piper, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Drawings and Prints. This inclusive retrospective comprises over 260 works gathered from public and private collections around the world. The exhibition will encompass the wide range of diverse mediums that Piper has explored for over 50 years: drawing, photography, video, multimedia installation, performance, painting, sculpture, and sound. The exhibition will be Piper’s first American museum exhibition in over 10 years, and her first since receiving the Golden Lion Award for Best Artist in the 56th Venice Biennale of 2015 and Germany’s Käthe Kollwitz Prize for 2018.
Adrian Piper has consistently produced groundbreaking, transformative work that has profoundly shaped the form and content of Conceptual art since the 1960s. Strongly inflected by her longstanding involvement with philosophy and yoga, her pioneering investigations into the political, social, psychological, and spiritual potential of Conceptual art have had an incalculable influence on artists working today.
Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016 is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The exhibition is organized by Christophe Cherix, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art; Connie Butler, chief curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and David Platzker, former curator, The Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art; with Tessa Ferreyros, curatorial assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art.
The Hammer’s presentation is organized by Connie Butler and Erin Christovale, assistant curator, with Vanessa Arizmendi, curatorial assistant.