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Departing From the Rules of Harmony

Scott Carter's avatar Scott Carter

An architectural installation consisting of a full scale bust of the Neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova re-created from the walls of the gallery. The original, plaster, bust was purchased in 1975 from an Italian Collector and is currently in storage at the Art Institute of Chicago. In its 36 years at the Art Institute, this work has never been on display. By obtaining an on site 3d scan of the original work I was able to digitally slice apart the original work and re-create it from the walls of the gallery by cutting and stacking individual cross sections of drywall. This work excavates the museum in an attempt to question where value exists in contemporary art and curatorial practice.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 12
  • Medium: Drywall, Galvanized steel studs
  • Width: 12
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 10