Date

Jul 14 2021
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Time

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cost

Free
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Arakawa Thieves in Discussion

In 1970, five art students conspired to carry out the request that artist Shusaku Arakawa (1936-2010) stenciled into his painting Untitled (1969): “IF POSSIBLE STEAL ANYONE OF THESE DRAWINGS INCLUDING THIS SENTENCE.” The performative art caper raised questions of ownership and artistic agency. In a conversation moderated by Wadsworth Atheneum curator Patricia Hickson, hear the original thieves-artists discuss their plot to remove Arakawa’s work from the Dwan Gallery in New York and the story of its accession into the collections of the Wadsworth. Free. Visit the event website to register for this event.

Location

Location Name
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Organizer

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Website
https://www.thewadsworth.org/

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