Sameer Farooq /

mail@sameerfarooq.com


2019

Terma, Images from the Ear or Groin or Somewhere

In collaboration with Jared Stanley
The Lilley Museum, Reno, NV, USA.

Assisted by: Ani Leja Burge, Casey Clark, Pamela Dodds, AB Gorham, Justin Manfredi and Cesar Piedra.

The inaugural exhibition celebrating the opening of the University Arts Building and the John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art, University of Nevada, Reno.

"Where a narrative implies an “orderly” progression through time and space, a lyric museum is about another sense. The philosopher Jan Zwicky says it well: “The eros of philosophy is clarity. The eros of lyric is coherence” (2015, 3). A lyric museum is less concerned with creating a clear narrative and assigning fixed roles to subjects, and is instead devoted to finding a kind of unity or coherence in proliferation, in the interaction of specific objects in the museum space. Zwicky goes on to quote Heraclitus, at his most mellifluous: “The fairest order in the world is a heap of random sweepings” (2015, 42). In a funny way, the “heap” is the coherence. A heap is a form, and there is formal pleasure in museums that appear to be mere heaps. Some museums gain their charm from the collision and touch of form-on-form." (Jared Stanley)

Please click here to download the exhibition essay.

Installation view at The Lilley Museum, Reno, NV, USA, 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 24 Affections, monoprints mounted in concrete and glass displays (after Lina Bo Bardi), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 24 Affections, letterpress prints mounted in concrete and glass displays (after Lina Bo Bardi), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 24 Affections (detail), monoprint, 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 24 Affections (detail), monoprint, 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 24 Affections (detail), monoprint, 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 24 Affections (detail), monoprint, 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 24 Affections (detail), monoprint, 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 24 Affections (detail), monoprint, 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 24 Affections (detail), letterpress, 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 24 Affections (detail), letterpress, 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 24 Affections (detail), letterpress, 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 24 Affections (detail), letterpress, 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger If it were possible to collect all navels of the world on the steps to ASCENSION, fired clay, stepped display (after the Egyptian Museum), 2018. Photo: Ann Ploeger If it were possible to collect all navels of the world on the steps to ASCENSION (detail), fired clay, stepped display (after the Egyptian Museum), 2018. Photo: Ann Ploeger If it were possible to collect all navels of the world on the steps to ASCENSION (detail), fired clay, stepped display (after the Egyptian Museum), 2018. Photo: Ann Ploeger Paperwork, fired clay shrouds, metal risers, misc. office supplies, found objects, found images (after the W.M. Keck Museum), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger Paperwork (detail), fired clay shrouds, metal risers, misc. museum implements, misc. office supplies, found objects, found images (after the W.M. Keck Museum), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger Paperwork (detail), fired clay shrouds, misc. museum implements, metal risers, misc. office supplies, found objects, found images (after the W.M. Keck Museum), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger Paperwork (detail), fired clay shrouds, misc. museum implements, metal risers, misc. office supplies, found objects, found images (after the W.M. Keck Museum), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger Paperwork (detail), fired clay shrouds, misc. museum implements, metal risers, misc. office supplies, found objects, found images (after the W.M. Keck Museum), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger Paperwork (detail), fired clay shrouds, misc. museum implements, metal risers, misc. office supplies, found objects, found images (after the W.M. Keck Museum), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger Resting Spot for the Eyes, slip cast porcelain, marble, foam book cradle, plinths, 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 7 Essays, fired clay tablets, hand-lettering (on wall shadows), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 7 Essays (detail), fired clay tablets, hand-lettering (on wall shadows), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger 7 Essays (detail), fired clay tablets, hand-lettering (on wall shadows), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger
7 Essays (detail), fired clay tablets, hand-lettering (on wall shadows), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger
7 Essays (detail), fired clay tablets, hand-lettering (on wall shadows), 2019. Photo: Ann Ploeger


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