The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California, Santa Cruz, presents Unique Multiples during winter quarter, 2019, co-curated by Shelby Graham and Enrique Leal. This exhibition will feature approximately fifty selected works from Parkett Collection housed at the University of Castilla, La Mancha School of Fine Arts’ Contemporary Art Archives & Collections (CAAC), located in Cuenca, Spain. The experimental objects and artifacts, included in the renowned Parkett Collection*, offer an unparalleled opportunity to explore the very premises for the proliferation of “unique multiples” as practiced by internationally influential contemporary artists. Unique Multiples: Teaching wih the Parkett Collection highlights non-traditional mediums, fostering the engagement of students, scholars, and diverse publics with the works of the century’s most acclaimed contemporary artists. Included in this particular selction of the Parkett Collection are: Ai Weiwei, Louise Bourgeois, Fischli/Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Rebecca Horn, Ilya Kabakov, William Kentridge, Yayoi Kusama, Ernesto Neto, Beatriz Milhazes, Meret Oppenheim, Gabriel Orozco, Sigmar Polke, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol and others.
*Parkett was a literary arts magazine (1984-2017) of leading international artists with essays by writers and critics, that commissioned artists featured in the journal to create a work of art specifically for Parkett, produced in limited edition, signed, numbered, and offered for purchase to the magazine’s subscribers. These works from the Parkett Collection, donated by well-known Madrid gallery owner Helga de Alvear to CAAC, cover a wide range of media including magazine inserts, painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, video, DVDs and sound.