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Posted By Wendy Hower

"Sometimes Billie Is All That Holds Me Together," 1998–99.
Need an excuse for a New York art trip?
We were thrilled to learn that American artist Dario Robleto will take part in a symposium at the Museum of Modern Art on Friday, May 30. Entitled “Contemporary Art Forum: The Curative Object,” this half-day conference “explores the curative properties of engaging with and making objects. Looking at the work of contemporary artists and the larger field of art therapy, the program delves into our relationship with objects through the lenses of anthropology, psychology, therapy, and the arts.” (from MoMA’s press release)

Dario’s work is on view now in Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection.

IMAGE: Dario Robleto, “Sometimes Billie Is All That Holds Me Together” (detail), 1998–99. Hand-ground and melted vinyl records, various clothing, acrylic, spray paint. Several new buttons were crafted from melted Billie Holiday records to replace missing buttons on found, abandoned, or thrift store clothing.

After the discarded clothing was made whole again, it was redonated to the thrift stores or placed back where it was originally found. Dimensions variable. Private collection, New York. Courtesy of Edward Boyer Associates, Inc., Fine Art Advisory. Image courtesy of the artist and Inman Gallery, Houston. Photo by J Caldwell.


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