Were obsessed with stuff in this culture, says Murphy, who describes Objectophilia as a love of objects so intense that individuals form relationships with inanimate things. Theres a little bit of that in all of us; in this show, youll confront it face-on. Even Murphy herself, who has her own relationship with hoarding, curated the show like a collector would. For me, curating is like telling a story, she explains. I tell different parts of that story through different artists: Some works are about hoarding, some are about found objects, some are about consumerism. Everyone got a different piece of the puzzle.
Objectophilia opens tonight with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. at 1490 Delgany Street; entertainment will include dance by Kim Olsen and Sweet Edge, music by the Perry Weissman 3, and a performance by the Motoman Project. The exhibition continues at the temporary space through July 25; additional works are on display at 1900 16th Street. For a complete schedule of Objectophilia-related events and parties throughout July, visit www.biennialoftheamericas.org.
Wed., June 30, 7-10 p.m.; Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Starts: June 30. Continues through July 25, 2010