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Hope Ginsburg

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Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee
Glyndor Gallery | September 13 – December 1, 2011

The labor of thousands of honeybees building a productive hive, the random intertwining of wool fibers to make durable felt and the exchange of information between experts and learners are all ways in which Hope Ginsburg has explored the social in her work. Here, for the first time, she generates objects, wool-felt hive boxes that double as modular seating, which directly draw upon these investigations. French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari refer to felt as an example of the desired “smooth space” where systems are infinite, open and unlimited in every direction. Providing further connective tissue between felt and the bees, this idea of the open system serves equally as a model for our own collectivity.

Hope Ginsburg is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Her work has been exhibited at several institutions including MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany; Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; the Julia Friedman Gallery, New York, NY; and CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY. She received an MS in visual studies from MIT and a BFA in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art.

 

Sisters and workers and foragers and makers, We are a social species, 2011 (installation view)

Sisters and workers and foragers and makers, We are a social species, 2011 (installation view)

 

Workspace and observation hive

Workspace and observation hive

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 
 

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