Day After Day
Day After Day: The Diaristic Impulse
University Art Museum, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
February 5 through April 6, 2013
Artists whose obsessive desire to record day-to-day activities, document private worlds, or chart the passage of time is reflected in work that serves as either a staging ground for more ambitious projects, or as an end in itself. At times confessional in tone, and presented in a range of media from journals and sketchbooks to video and sound recordings, these artists draw upon self-imposed rituals, secret narratives, and personal longings to give tangible form to fleeting ideas, experiences, and emotions. Some artists present themselves as subject through self-portraiture, personal effects, or actual diaristic texts with visual and aural components, while other artists look outward for inspiration, using history and current events to create personal chronicles of the larger world.
Artists include: Guy Ben-Ner, Simon Evans, Ray Hamilton, Byron Kim, Meridith McNeal, Laurel Nakadate, David Shapiro, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Harvey Tulcensky, and Martin Wilner