The Undiscovered Country
The Undiscovered Country examined various approaches to the question of representation in contemporary painting, addressing both formal and content issues in painting after photography and after abstraction. The exhibition began in the 1960s with paintings by Vija Celmins, Gerhard Richter, John Baldessari, and Neil Jenny, and advances to the present via work by Philip Guston, Thomas Lawson, Jochen Klein, and Luc Tuymans. About half the exhibition is devoted to recent work, including paintings by Silke Otto-Knapp, Enoc Perez, Kirsten Everberg, Richard Prince, and Thomas Eggerer. The exhibition was curated by former Hammer Museum Chief Curator Russell Ferguson.