ORGANIZER  Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion University of Illinois, Champaign

DATE  October 19 – December 30, 2007

DESCRIPTION  This multimedia exhibition explored the interdisciplinary concept of the façade: the meanings and questions it raises in art, architecture and personality theory. The exhibition presented work in film, photography, performance, painting and sculpture. Programming involved practitioners, historians and theorists of Japanese studies, psychology, philosophy, medicine and theater. Faculty members from these fields contributed concise 1-2 page essays on the concept of façades – the meanings, functions, designs and constructions from the perspective of their areas of expertise. These handouts were available in the galleries. Exhibition design and photography: Rice+Lipka Architects, New York.

ARTISTS  Anna Nordquist Andersson, Janine Antoni, Luke Batten and Jonathan Sadler, Vanessa Beecroft, Francis Cape, Jordi Colomer, Olafur Eliasson, Maria Friberg, Terence Gower, Huang Yan, IngridMwangiRobertHutter, Wendy Jacob,
Robert Lazzarini, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jillian McDonald, Christopher Rauschenberg, Joel Ross, Do-Ho Suh, Rick Valentin,
Michael Wolf

CATALOGUE  Curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox authored an illustrated brochure that includes an annotated checklist and a dialogue between the curators.