Opening Reception Wednesday, Oct. 2, 5-7pm
with Remarks at 6pm at koi pond
Teaching with the Parkett Collection from the University of Castilla-La Mancha
The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California, Santa Cruz, presents Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection from the University of Castilla-La Mancha co-curated by Shelby Graham, director of the Sesnon Gallery, and Enrique Leal, assistant professor, print media, at UC Santa Cruz. This exhibition will feature approximately 60 selected works, from over 200 works, that make up the Parkett Collection* housed at the School of Fine Arts, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Contemporary Art Archives and Collections, located in Cuenca, Spain.
The Sesnon Gallery at UC Santa Cruz is the only public educational institution in the United States that is exhibiting this selection of works from the Parkett Collection donated to UCLM in 2009 by the art collector Helga de Alvear in Madrid.
*Parkett describes itself as a small museum and a large library on contemporary art. It was a literary arts journal (1984-2017) presenting the work of prominent international artists, with essays by writers and critics, that commissioned artists featured in the publication to create a work of art specifically for Parkett, produced in limited edition, signed, numbered and offered for purchase to subscribers.
This exhibition highlights non-traditional mediums, fostering the engagement of students, scholars, and diverse publics with the works of acclaimed contemporary artists. Please watch our website for related events and workshops in printmaking and zine making. See below.
Unique Multiples is generously sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Foundation Board Opportunity Fund and the Arts Division. We are indebted to the School of Fine Arts, University Castilla–La Mancha (UCLM) in Cuenca, Spain for sharing this collection with public institutions; art collector Helga de Alvear from Madrid; Cristina Peña Ruiz, UCLM Parkett Collection Conservator and the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport. We thank UCSC Special Collections for hosting a public Parkett Open House, and the Contemporary Print Media Research Center of the UCSC Art Department for supporting related workshops.
Unique Multiples: Teaching with the Parkett Collection from the University of Castilla La Mancha 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. Class tours available anytime! just email: email@example.com.
These works from the UCLM 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.
Artists included in Unique Multiples:
FRANCIS ALŸS, RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER, JOHN BALDESSARI, VANESSA BEECROFT, ROSS BLECKNER, ALIGHIERO E BOETTI, MONICA BONVICINI, LOUISE BOURGEOIS, CAROL BOVE, SOPHIE CALLE, VIJA CELMINS, THOMAS DEMAND, MARLENE DUMAS, PETER FISCHLI/ DAVID WEISS, SYLVIE FLEURY, GüNTHER FöRG, KATHARINA FRITSCH, BERNARD FRIZE, ELLEN GALLAGHER, ISA GENZKEN, GILBERT & GEORGE, KATHARINA GROSSE, DAVID HAMMONS, RACHEL HARRISON, JENNY HOLZER, REBECCA HORN, GARY HUME, ILYA KABAKOV, ELLSWORTH KELLY, WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, JON KESSLER, YAYOI KUSAMA, SARAH LUCAS, JULIE MEHRETU, BEATRIZ MILHAZES, TRACEY MOFFATT, ERNESTO NETO, MERET OPPENHEIM, GABRIEL OROZCO, TONY OURSLER, LAURA OWENS, SIGMAR POLKE, BRIDGET RILEY, PIPILOTTI RIST, SUSAN ROTHENBERG, THOMAS RUFF, CINDY SHERMAN, PHILIP TAAFFE, SAM TAYLOR-WOOD, ROSEMARIE TROCKEL, COSIMA VON BONIN, KARA WALKER, JEFF WALL, ANDY WARHOl, GILLIAN WEARING, AI WEIWEI, RACHEL WHITEREAD,SUE WILLIAMS.
FREE and open to the public
Wednesday, October 2, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Opening reception with Curators’ Remarks at 6:00pm
Thursday, October 3, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Lecture by Cristina Pena
Porter Faculty Gallery
First Friday October 4, 12-4 p.m.
Screen printing performance by
Kaelan Carrasco: Souls for Sale
First Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
12-4pm outside of the Sesnon Art Gallery, above the koi pond
“Souls for Sale” is a project by Kaelan Carrasco that stems from social commentary around fast fashion and consumerism. Kaelan will print on anything you bring, including clothing, bags, accessories in order to spark commentary about fast fashion and its implications.
All welcome to participate.
Tuesday, October 15, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Parkett Open House at Special Collections & Archives in McHenry Library
Curators' talk at 3:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday eve events and tours with Sesnon interns at the Gallery: 5-7pm
October 18–19: ZineFest (Oct. 18) and Zine workshop (Oct.19) on multiples with Madeleine Keller and students at F101 Baskin Arts Courtyard at Art Department.
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October 25–26: Screen printing workshop on multiples with Ry Faraola and students in F101 Art Department.. (For students)
link to register by October 21.
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