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DeCordova Exhibits
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On View Oct 09, 2013 - Apr 20, 2014

The 2013 deCordova Biennial is a survey exhibition focused on art-making in New England today. Showcasing sculptors and painters alongside filmmakers and installation artists whose practices traverse a wide range of subject matter, the Biennial fills four floors of the Museum and extends into the Sculpture Park. Twenty-one artists and collaborative teams from all six northeastern states–CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT–present signature and new works as well as site-specific commissions. These artworks variously invite visitors to consider how history is written, the nature of perception, abstraction today, and the current state of biennial participation. Ultimately, the Biennial aims to demonstrate the active, ambitious art scene that exists across New England today.

The 2013 deCordova Biennial Artists:
Hamra Abbas
Sonia Almeida
Nancy Andrews
Laura Braciale
Jonathan Calm
Patty Chang and David Kelley
Pat Falco
Peter Gallo
Petrova Giberson
Jacin Giordano
John C. Gonzalez
Rachel Gross
Lynne Harlow
Xylor Jane
Jilaine Jones
Ethan Murrow
Anthony Palocci, Jr.
Dushko Petrovich and Roger White
J.R. Uretsky
Suara Welitoff (2012 Rappaport Prize recipient)
Bahar Yurukoglu

Learn more about The 2012 deCordova Biennial.
Learn more about The 2010 deCordova Biennial.
Purchase the exhibition catalogue.

The 2013 deCordova Biennial is made possible in part by generous support from the Deborah A. Hawkins Charitable Trust as well as Barbara and Jonathan Lee. Additional support for this exhibition has been provided in part by The Meredyth Hyatt Moses Fund.

Special thanks to The 2013 deCordova Biennial Advisory Board: Rachel Adams (The Contemporary Austin, TX), Nora Lawrence (Storm King Art Center, NY), and Sarah Suzuki (MoMA, NY).

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Exhibition-Related Programs and Performances
All programs at deCordova are free with Museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Home Depot House Artist Residency
Tuesday, October 1–Sunday, October 27
Open Studio: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am–2 pm
John C. Gonzalez uses his cabin, Home Depot House, as an open studio during this month-long residency.

Members Celebration
Wednesday, October 9, 7–9 pm
Join fellow Members for an evening celebration of The 2013 deCordova Biennial. RSVP to membership@decordova.org or 781.259.3635.

West Musical Performance by Lynne Harlow
Thursday, October 24, 5:30 pm
Take in a sunset performance by artist Lynne Harlow and musician Mac Randall.
$10 Not-Yet-Members/Free for Members, registration required

Home Depot House Artist Residency
Wednesday, October 30–Sunday, November 24
Open Studio: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am–2 pm
John C. Gonzalez invites artist Jessica Gath to use his cabin, Home Depot House, as an open studio during this month-long residency.

Artist Book Club: Peter Gallo
Thursday, November 7, 7–8:30 pm
Gallo discusses a book that has influenced his artistic career.

Members-Only Curator Tour and Lunch
Friday, November 8, 11 am–1 pm
Join Curator Lexi Lee Sullivan for lunch and a Members-only tour of The 2013 deCordova Biennial. RSVP to membership@decordova.org or 781.259.3635.

Documentary Tactics
Saturday, November 16, 2 pm
Hamra Abbas, Jonathan Calm, and Patty Chang and David Kelley discuss the varied ways in which their work explores documentation.

Home Depot House Artist Residency
Friday, November 29–Sunday, January 5
Open Studio: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am–2 pm
John C. Gonzalez invites artist Nicole Delanos to use his cabin, Home Depot House, as an open studio during this month-long residency.

Artist Book Club: Nancy Andrews
Thursday, December 5, 7–8:30 pm
Andrews discusses a book that has influenced her artistic career.

Curator Tour
Saturday, December 7, 2 pm
Join Curator Lexi Lee Sullivan for an insider’s tour of The 2013 deCordova Biennial.

Home Depot House Artist Residency
Wednesday, January 8–Sunday, February 9
Open Studio: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am–2 pm
John C. Gonzalez invites artist Wilson Lawrence to use his cabin, Home Depot House, as an open studio during this month-long residency.

Artist Book Club: Petrova Giberson
Thursday, January 9, 7–8:30 pm
Giberson discusses a book that has influenced her artistic career.

More events coming February through April! Stay tuned...