- Exhibitions & Events
Hive is a site-specific sculpture and sound commission by Nancy Davidson and Lakshmi Ramgopal, two artists with distinctive practices collaborating for the first time at Krannert Art Museum. This video presents their opening night artist talk on Jan 30, 2020. The artists are introduced by the exhibition curators Amy L. Powell and Clara Bosak-Schroeder.
The installation features two inflatable sculptures by Davidson, each approaching twenty feet tall and lit from within, filling the portico. Ramgopal’s sound installation is housed in the same space, involving a range of vocalizations experimenting with breath—partly composed and partly randomized by a computer algorithm so that the sound never repeats.
Hive is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Classics Everywhere initiative of the Society for Classical Studies. Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics, the Center for Advanced Study, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee.