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October 25, 2010

Princeton University Art Museum presents Nobody’s Property: Art, Land, Space, 2000-2010

Princeton University
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Land Mark (Foot Prints), detail, 2001–2
12 digital C-prints, AP 1/3, each 46.0 x 60.5 cm. (18 1/8 x 23 13/16 in.)
Courtesy of the artists and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Nobody’s Property: Art, Land, Space, 2000–2010Nobody’s PropertyJennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Francis Alÿs, Yael Bartana, Andrea Geyer, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Emre Hüner, Matthew Day Jackson, Lucy RavenSantiago SierraNobody’s Property

Land and space are implicated in everything we do, in every action we take, every decision we make and every crisis we weather. Moreover, when either human beings or the environment changes; the other does as well. These changes now occur on a scale and at a pace never seen before, thanks to the proliferation of military conflict and the dizzying pace of urbanization, industrialization and globalization. The artists in Nobody’s Property are responding with equal parts poetry and insight.
Nobody’s Property will be accompanied by a 150-page, fully illustrated catalogue. With contributions by exhibition curator, Kelly Baum, as well as nine established and emerging scholars, the catalogue will include important new research on both contemporary and historical land art. To purchase a copy, please call the Museum store: (609) 258-1713.

Two programs have been organized in conjunction with the exhibition. On Tuesday, October 26, at 4:30, independent scholar Juliana Ochs and Princeton scholar Daniel Heller-Roazen, author of The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations, will join artists Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla, Emre Hüner and Matthew Day Jackson for a lively discussion moderated by Kelly Baum.

On Tuesday, November 16, at 4:30, artist Lucy Raven will screen her film China Town. The screening will be followed by a Q + A with artist and writer Keith Sanborn. Please visit the Museum’s website for more information: http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/events_archive/calendar.xml

Founded in 1882, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation’s leading art museums, and its collections feature approximately 72,000 works of art. The Museum is located at the heart of the Princeton campus, an hour and a half from New York City by car or train (New Jersey Transit). Admission is free. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. For information, please call (609) 258-3788 or visit the Museum’s Web site at http://artmuseum.princeton.edu.

Nobody’s Property was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts; the Virginia and Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Program Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art; the Frances E. and Elias Wolf, Class of 1920, Fund; the Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, Fund for the International Artist-in-Residence; and an anonymous foundation. The catalogue was supported by the Andrew W. Mellow Foundation Fund for Publications and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation. Additional support was made possible by the Partners and Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum.

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