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and we are so excited for the exhibition we’re putting together here at the Nasher next year.  It’s called THE RECORD and is organized by Trevor Schoonmaker, our curator of contemporary art and will run from August 19, 2010, through February 6, 2011.

The Record will bring together artists from around the world who have worked with records as their subject or medium and will examine the record’s transformative power, from the 1960s to the present.

Artists (partial list)
Laurie Anderson (b. 1947 USA), Felipe Barbosa (b. 1978 Brazil), David Byrne (b. 1952 Scotland), William Cordova (b. 1971 Peru), Satch Hoyt (b. 1975 UK), Jasper Johns (b. 1930 USA), Taiyo Kimura (b. 1970 Japan), Christian Marclay (b. 1955 USA), David McConnell (b. 1975 USA), Mingering Mike (b. 1950 USA), Dave Muller (b. 1964 USA), Robin Rhode (b. 1976 South Africa), Dario Robleto (b. 1972 USA), Ed Ruscha (b. 1937 USA), Malick Sidibe (b. 1935 Mali), Xaviera Simmons (b. 1974 USA), Fatimah Tuggar (b. 1967 Nigeria), and Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953 USA).

Image: Laurie Anderson, Viophonograph, photo by Bob Bielecki, 1976. Black and white photograph, 11 x 14 inches.

The needle mounted in the bow is lowered onto the record on the turntable built onto the violin. The record consists of several tracks of violin notes and phrases.

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