Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves

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Sonia Yoon
Edited by Anthony Elms. Foreword by John McInerney. Texts by Andrianna Campbell-LaFleur, Anthony Elms, Karyn Olivier, and Liz Park
7.25 x 9.25 inches
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This publication documents the first solo museum exhibition of sculptor Karyn Olivier. Everything That’s Alive Moves focused on recent trajectories of Olivier’s investigation into scale and public memory, particularly as they are activated for monuments and memorials. After several years developing a number of public commissions, and a year’s study in Rome, Olivier revisited a handful of recent works alongside her first forays into video and sound to consider the conflicted histories and unresolved spaces monuments too often shadow. Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, the exhibition traveled to the University at Buffalo Art Galleries. Exhibition images from both ICA and the UB Art Galleries installations are accompanied by the full narrative text for Oliver’s fisrt video; an overview essay from ICA Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator Anthony Elms; UB Art Galleries curator Liz Park’s in-depth consideration of Moving the Obelisk; and a critical assessment of Olivier’s methods by art historian Andrianna Campbell-LaFleur.