Wattis Institute: 101 Collection: Route 3
Route 3: Anthony Discenza Meets Mungo Thomson Meets Harrell Fletcher Meets Alicia McCarthy Meets Eleanor Antin Meets Jason Meadows Meets Rodney Graham Meets Pascal Shirley Meets Ari Marcopoulos Meets Paul McCarthy Meets James Welling Meets Catherine Opie
January 19–February 25, 2012
Wattis Institute, CCA, San Francisco
Reception: Thur., Jan. 19, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Tues.–Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 415.551.9210 or wattis.org
Route 3: Route 3: Anthony Discenza Meets Mungo Thomson Meets Harrell Fletcher Meets Alicia McCarthy Meets Eleanor Antin Meets Jason Meadows Meets Rodney Graham Meets Pascal Shirley Meets Ari Marcopoulos Meets Paul McCarthy Meets James Welling Meets Catherine Opie Meets Tammy Rae Carland Meets Ed Ruscha is the third exhibition in an annual series to be drawn from the 101 Collection based in San Francisco. It examines the essential nature of an art collection — an accumulation of objects gathered for personal interest, research, or presentation — and attempts to provide an alternative organizational strategy to that of a thematic structure.
The curator, David Kasprzak (MA Curatorial Practice 2011) has completely relinquished the decision-making process, instead inviting the artists in the 101 Collection to select the works themselves. In addition, he delegated his curatorial tasks to colleagues within the Wattis and CCA. The chief preparator, who typically follows the installation plan and instruction of a curator, has installed the exhibition. The institution’s designer has created the graphic identity. All texts have been generated by the institution’s managing editor.
Featured artists: Anthony Discenza, Mungo Thomson, Harrell Fletcher, Alicia McCarthy, Eleanor Antin, Jason Meadows, Rodney Graham, Pascal Shirley, Ari Marcopoulos, Paul McCarthy, James Welling, Catherine Opie, Tammy Rae Carland, and Ed Ruscha
101 Collection: Route 3 exhibition is sponsored by Kadist Art Foundation.
Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy and Bill Timken. General support for the Wattis Institute provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe, and the CCA Curator’s Forum.