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Nasher Sculpture Center

Isa Genzken

2019 Nasher Prize Laureate is Isa Genzken

With a career spanning four decades, Isa Genzken has continually reinvented the language of sculpture by creating objects inspired by popular culture and historical events that explore the complexities of contemporary realism. Engaging a diverse range of media such as wood, plaster, concrete, textiles, and detritus and working in a variety of modes, including sculpture, photography, filmmaking, painting, drawing, and collage, Genzken transforms vernacular materials into wholly unique forms. Her inventive, ad hoc approach to making, as well as her fearless embrace of chaos and change, has inspired a generation of artists, even as she continues to adapt, expand, and redefine her protean oeuvre.  


Sterling Ruby: Sculpture

February 2, 2019 – April 21, 2019

Sterling Ruby’s multifaceted practice encompasses sculpture, ceramics, installation, textiles, clothing, painting, collage, photography, and video.  Featuring nearly 30 large- and moderately-scaled sculptures spanning his career, Sterling Ruby: Sculpture will be the first museum exhibition to survey the great variety of sculptural work of one the most significant contemporary artists working today.


FREE First Saturdays February 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Great Create 2019 Sponsor Party February 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

‘til Midnight at the Nasher February 15, 6 p.m.–12 a.m.

Workshop: Material Mayhem February 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Soundings: New Music at the Nasher March 1, 7:30 p.m.

Waging war seems as inevitable a part human nature as our mortality. The grotesque rituals of war are represented with horrifying honesty in Francisco Goya’s book of etchings Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War) and form the foundation of Martin Bresnick’s Caprichos Enfáticos (Emphatic Caprices).

Purchase tickets online at nashersculpturecenter.org/soundings

The Great Create Family Kick-Off Party March 2, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

FREE First Saturdays March 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

‘til Midnight at the Nasher March 15, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

360: Speaker Series: Judy Chicago March 23, 11 a.m.

Nasher Prize Student Festival March 24, 1 – 4 p.m.

Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium April 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nasher Prize Dialogues April 5

FREE First Saturdays April 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

360: Speaker Series: Leveling the Playing Field: What Pro Sports Can Offer the Gallery System April 13, 2 p.m.

‘til Midnight at the Nasher April 19, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

SOLUNA: Musical Celebration of Isa Genzken April 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Great Create: By Artists. For Kids. April 28, 1 – 4 p.m.

FREE First Saturdays May 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn more about these and upcoming events at nashersculpturecenter.org/engage

Nasher Sculpture Center Exhibition

The Nature of Arp
Jean (Hans) Arp, Human Concentration, 1934
Marble, 13 ¼ x 16 x 15 ½ in. (33.7 x 40.6 x 39.4 cm)
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

The Nature of Arp

September 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019

The Nature of Arp provides a long-overdue look at the achievements of Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966), one of the most important and multifaceted artists of the modern era.  As a founder of the international Dada movement during World War I, Arp pioneered the use of chance, spontaneity, and collaboration as artistic processes and subsequently developed a vocabulary of curving, organic forms that was to become the lingua franca for several generations of artists.  Arp’s sculptures, begun in the early 1930s, often have no use for a pedestal, can be turned in different orientations, and seem to pulse with incipient life. In later years, he put his sculptures through complex processes of fragmentation, casting, recasting, and enlarging. 

Bringing together more than 80 objects, including sculptures, reliefs, collages, drawings, textiles, and books, The Nature of Arp will include works drawn from prominent U.S. and European museums, foundations, and private collections. Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, the exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue including essays by several authors, including Catherine Craft, Nasher Curator and curator of the exhibition. The Nature of Arp  is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.