Time Capsule, Age 13 to 21: The Contemporary Art Collection of Jason Rubell
Originally shown at the Duke University Museum of Art in 1991, Time Capsule demonstrates the efforts of a young student in building an exciting and significant collection of leading-edge contemporary art. The show includes seminal early works by Ross Bleckner, George Condo, Robert Gober, Andreas Gursky, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Sol Lewitt, Bruce Nauman, Richard Prince, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Rosemarie Trockel, Christopher Wool, and many others. Jason Rubell, who graduated from Duke in 1991, assembled the exhibition as a senior project, and it later traveled to over 10 other university art museums. It was reconstituted in 2010 and exhibited at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami. The Nasher Museum will bring Time Capsule back to Duke and help to facilitate another national tour of university art museums, so that a new generation of students can come face to face with the issues of collecting contemporary art and understand the opportunity to be able to collect at an early age.
IMAGE: Keith Haring (Collaboration with LA II), Untitled, 1982. Acrylic and ink on fiberboard, 11 3/4 x 23 3/8 x 3/4 inches. Rubell Family Collection, Miami.