from the latin conectere ‘to join together’, meaning ‘to establish a relationship’.
this is when the work enters in dialogue with the world - through shows, talks, articles -  and connects with you.
Site Work
18 Feb-22 Feb 2019
Cornell University

Site Work

Opening Tuesday 19 February 5-7pm

18 - 22 February 2019
Experimental Gallery. Olive Tjaden Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca. NY

Curated by Sophia Starling and Emma Ulen-Klees

Site Work
In early February of 1969 Willoughby Sharp asked 9
artists to use the Andrew Dickson White Museum of
Art (now Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art) as a
point of departur e for thei r new way of
conceptualizing and making work; one often
inextricably tied to the material of the soil itself. In
doing so Earth Art became the first exhibition at an
American museum to engage with artworks that
asked viewers to look beyond traditional art objects
and the institutional frame and look instead to the
frame of experience.
Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of this visionary
exhibition, Site Work brings together 13
contemporar y art ist s that represent a
continuation of that dialogue. Working across
mediums the pieces use sound, labor, duration,
and gesture to evoke particular moments,
processes, and landscapes that challenge our
conception of being present in space. Site Work
illustrates the persistence of questions about the
discourse between art object, experience, and
activism, especially as lenses for how we relate
to, and occupy our environment in uncertain



Luke Hart
Sheenagh Geoghegan
Hannah Rowan
George Charman
Adeline de Monseignat
Tamsin Relly
Bruno Cançado
Sophia Starling
Emma Ulen-Klees
Dan Torop
Leah Capaldi
Hunter Buck