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Art, Design & Architecture Museum University of California, Santa Barbara

October 13, 2012 - January 20th, 2013

Opening reception and gallery talks by selected artists:
Friday, October 12, 5:30 - 7:30pm


"The Stumbling Present" examines the haunting rendering of ruins produced by artists in the last decade, a period marked by the rise of global terrorism and a worldwide financial crisis.
Harnessing the imagery of neglegted or willfully destroyed and decayed places and object, the particupating artists address themes of failure, transformation, memory and obsolescence. "The Stumbling Present" includes drawing, film, installation, painting, photografy, printmaking, sculpture and video.

Participating artists: Lara Almarcequi, Carlos Bunga, Nigel Cooke, Adam Cvijanivic, Carlos Garaicoa, Silmryn Gill, Valerie Hegorty, Kristen Morgin, Melanie Smith and Rob Voerman

For this show Rob Voerman will make a large site-specific installation in the museum.

A catalogue will be published in relation to this exhibition.

This exhibition is supported by the Mondriaanfonds and the Netherland America Foundation.
Rob VoermanUnder construction, the new installation for the University Museum of Santa Barbara