The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will present Juan Muñoz, an exhibition of works by the noted Spanish sculptor and one of the first contemporary art shows on its campus in many years. Opening on June 13, 2010, the exhibition will be on view in Stone Hill Center and other Clark spaces, providing unique environments in which to experience Muñoz's immersive works. Juan Muñoz (1953–2001) was born in Madrid and came to international prominence in the 1980s with sculptures and installations that explored the figure and its situation in space and architecture, as well as themes of absence, memory, and paradox. The exhibition is curated by Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art at the Guggenheim Museum, and will be on view through October 17, 2010.
"With this exhibition, the Clark is embracing contemporary art as a part of our program in a unique and compelling way," said Michael Conforti, director of the Clark. "Muñoz's installations create experiences that both intrigue the viewer and challenge our assumptions about what art can do, a concept that mirrors the questions we ask in the Clark's exhibitions, research, and academic programs."