On View
Jan 25, 2007–Mar 30, 2007

Serving as the visual focus of Hollywood blockbuster films and television news stories pertaining to the current war in Iraq, explosions have become a part of popular culture. This exhibition featured work in a variety of media by artists expressing an interest in explosions—from the intensity of an impending event to the sensation of the release and the reverberations of the ensuing shockwaves. 

Artists in the exhibition included Michael Bell-Smith, Boym Partners Inc., Adam Cvijanovic, E. V. Day, Heide Fasnacht, Barnaby Furnas, Carlos Garaicoa, John Gerrard, Penelope Gottlieb, Fabrice Gygi, Jone Kvie, Pia Lindman, Stefana McClure, Cornelia Parker, Sarah Pickering, Michael Rakowitz, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Charles Sandison, Eduardo Santiere, and David Svensson.

Exhibition programming

February 7
4:30 pm: IPRH/KAM Exhibition Tour, Film Screening, and Panel Discussion
A gallery tour of Blown Away given by curator Judith Hoos Fox, followed by the film screening of Blowup (1966) and a panel discussion on "Rupture in Film" featuring U of I faculty members


Guest Curators: Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox

Ginger Gregg Duggan is an independent curator and founder of Remote Control Curatorial, LLC.  She has held curatorial posts at the Bellevue Art Museum in Seattle and the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale.  Recent projects are Fashion: The Greatest Show on Earth, a major multimedia exhibition on fashion shows as performance art, OVER+OVER: A Passion for Process, andBranded and On Display. Duggan teaches and writes on contemporary art.

Judith Hoos Fox was Visiting Curator at Krannert Art Museum, after nineteen years at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, and curatorial positions at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the Harvard University Art Museums. Her recent projects include group exhibitions OVER + OVER: A Passion for Process, Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator, and Branded and On Display.