Just Because 10.2: Ben Ruggiero

Just Because 10.2

After Icebergs with a Painter

Ben Ruggiero

June 6th - July 11th, 2010

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Ben Ruggiero, Untitled, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.

Project Details

After Icebergs with a Painter references the romantic impulse realized by the painter Frederic Edwin Church in his Arctic paintings. Through a series of photographs, artist Ben Ruggiero examines the intentionality and the pursuit of the exotic in Hudson River School paintings and considers how those impulses inform representation and materiality in contemporary photographic practice and aesthetics.

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Critics' Pick, Artforum

Video of the performance at the opening of After Icebergs with a Painter, courtesy of Kate Watson.

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