uncommon and recommended

October 16, 2014

Ann Hamilton - the common SENSE

The Henry Art Gallery, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, is currently exhibiting the common SENSE, a museum-wide show of newly commissioned works by American artist Ann Hamilton.

Drawing upon her study of holdings in major collections around the University, Hamilton explores the common sense, touch, combining images and objects from those collections with “sound, voice, printed texts, and the movement of air” as well as, on occasion, live reading and singing. The exhibition, which runs through April 26, 2015, will evolve as visitors take offered images and contribute text to the changing artscape.

In addition to exploring the exhibit (it could take more than one visit to take in the entire thing), you are invited “to submit text fragments from published literature on the subject of touch” to the Readers Reading Readers — A Commonplace tumblr site and/or to become a reader/scribe in the galleries, reading out loud while transcribing selections of text from a project book.

Go see the common SENSE.


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