ORGANIZER Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas
DATES August 15 – December 17, 2011
DESCRIPTION Conveying the abstract notion of speed has been a challenge to artists since the early twentieth century when the invention of photography and advent of the automobile offered an exciting and entirely new vantage point from which to experience time and space. The experiments of Eadweard Muybridge, Marcel Duchamp, the Italian Futurists and the Cubists were the beginnings of this fascination and romance with speed and artists’ efforts to capture in visual terms a phenomenon that is more aligned with physics than art. The challenge this physically quantifiable and experiential yet visually elusive concept of speed continues to engage artists today.
ARTISTS Thomas Bayrle, Bestue/Vives, Shaun Gladwell, Santiago Hernandez,
Paul Ramirez Jonas, Euan Macdonald, Sanna Kannisto, Anni Kinnunen, Robin Rhode, Anri Sala, Tavares Strachan, with Doc Harold Edgerton