Visitor Update: As of Wednesday, November 26, 2014, this exhibition's scheduled adjustment is now complete. This includes the closure of Errazuriz's installation in CMOA's Hall of Architecture. The majority of the exhibition remains on view in the museum's Forum Gallery, located near the lobby and CMOA Design Store, and projected in the Scaife Lobby near the Café. The Boat Coffin and Time Lapse (see below for images) have been moved to the Forum Gallery, where the number of Occupy Chairs was reduced to accommodate them. No longer on view: The Piano, Body of Work coffee table, and Narcissus desk. This adjustment is part of a planned transition to make room for CMOA's Neapolitan presepio and Carnegie Trees.
Through found and repurposed objects, unexpected interventions, and meticulously crafted interactive furniture, Sebastian Errazuriz surprises, provokes, and engages at every turn, asking viewers to rethink the everyday, to confront the transience of life, and question the status quo. A desk lamp resurrects a discarded taxidermy duck; a floating coffin with an outboard motor offers an escape from life with style and flair; a cabinet guards its contents with armor of bamboo spikes; and folding chairs, painted with the slogans of Occupy Wall Street protesters, carry the messages of the 99% into the homes of the art collectors in the 1%. Not to be missed, this exhibition will reveal Errazuriz’s wide-ranging talent and his ability to be simultaneously shocking and irreverent, yet profoundly sensitive and humbling.
Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again is the 73rd installment of Carnegie Museum of Art's Forum series. This exhibition is organized by Rachel Delphia, The Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Curator of Decorative Arts and Design.
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Installation view of Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again
Installation view of Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again. Sebastian Errazuriz lives and works amid the visual cacophony of sketches tiled floor-to-ceiling on the walls of his Brooklyn studio, recreated in the museum’s installation. The wall serves as a test of ideas; only those that continue to engage and seduce him are developed into finished works. Get inspired by Errazuriz’s wall of drawings! Think about objects in a new way by finishing the drawings he has begun for you. Each object has a familiar use – but what else could it do?
Sebastian Errazuriz, Duck Lamp, 2004, taxidermy duck, metal, acrylic, and lamp components. Image courtesy of Sebastian Errazuriz Studio. Photo: Ari Espay
Sebastian Errazuriz, Time Lapse, 2013, customized vintage racing motorcycle with taxidermy bird. Image courtesy of Sebastian Errazuriz Studio
Sebastian Errazuriz, Boat Coffin, 2009, wood, metal fittings, cotton, and stainless steel. Image courtesy of Sebastian Errazuriz Studio
Archival installation view of Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again