• Installation view of The Map as Art in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
    Photo: Bruce Mathews

    Installation view of The Map as Art in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
    Photo: Bruce Mathews

  • Installation view of The Map as Art in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
    ​Photo: Bruce Mathews

    Installation view of The Map as Art in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
    ​Photo: Bruce Mathews

  • Installation view of The Map as Art in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
    ​Photo: Bruce Mathews

    Installation view of The Map as Art in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
    ​Photo: Bruce Mathews

  • Installation view of The Map as Art in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
    ​Photo: Bruce Mathews

    Installation view of The Map as Art in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
    ​Photo: Bruce Mathews

  • Installation view of The Map as Art in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
    ​Photo: Bruce Mathews

    Installation view of The Map as Art in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
    ​Photo: Bruce Mathews

  • Installation view of The Map as Art in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
    ​Photo: Bruce Mathews

    Installation view of The Map as Art in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
    ​Photo: Bruce Mathews

  • Ingrid Calame (American, b. 1965)
    #112 Working Drawing, 2002
    colored pencil on trace Mylar
    88 x 88 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas  City, Missouri
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Museum purchase made possible by a gift from the R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust, 2012.9
    © Ingrid Calame. Photo: James Allison Photography, 2013.

     

    Ingrid Calame (American, b. 1965)
    #112 Working Drawing, 2002
    colored pencil on trace Mylar
    88 x 88 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas  City, Missouri
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Museum purchase made possible by a gift from the R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust, 2012.9
    © Ingrid Calame. Photo: James Allison Photography, 2013.

     

  • Nathan Carter
    B R Double O K to the Y N Street Treasures Take the A to the 1 to the 4-5 on up to Burnside Ave if you dare. The Fordham Heights Brownsville D also goes there., 2010
    steel, enamel paint, wood, wire, Plexiglas, found objects
    56 x 71 x 8 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York, New York
    © Nathan Carter. Photo: Bruce Mathews.

    Nathan Carter
    B R Double O K to the Y N Street Treasures Take the A to the 1 to the 4-5 on up to Burnside Ave if you dare. The Fordham Heights Brownsville D also goes there., 2010
    steel, enamel paint, wood, wire, Plexiglas, found objects
    56 x 71 x 8 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York, New York
    © Nathan Carter. Photo: Bruce Mathews.

  • Tiffany Chung
    Kaesong Armistice Conference Site 1951, 2010
    from the series: Scratching The Walls Of Memory Project
    embroidery, beads, metal grommets and buttons on canvas 
    44 x 34 inches
    Courtesy of the Artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, New York
    © Tiffany Chung. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

    Tiffany Chung
    Kaesong Armistice Conference Site 1951, 2010
    from the series: Scratching The Walls Of Memory Project
    embroidery, beads, metal grommets and buttons on canvas 
    44 x 34 inches
    Courtesy of the Artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, New York
    © Tiffany Chung. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

  • Joyce Kozloff
    Jeez, 2012
    acrylic on panel
    144 x 144 inches
    Courtesy of artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
    © Joyce Kozloff. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

    Joyce Kozloff
    Jeez, 2012
    acrylic on panel
    144 x 144 inches
    Courtesy of artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York
    © Joyce Kozloff. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

  • Lordy Rodriguez
    Wall Installation, n.d.
    ink on paper
    10 x 14 inches (each)
    Courtesy of artist and Hosfelt Gallery, New York, New York
    © Lordy Rodriguez. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

    Lordy Rodriguez
    Wall Installation, n.d.
    ink on paper
    10 x 14 inches (each)
    Courtesy of artist and Hosfelt Gallery, New York, New York
    © Lordy Rodriguez. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

  • Robert Walden, (American, b. 1968)
    Ontological Surveillance Map 062712, 2012
    ink and gouache on paper
    37 1/2 x 38 1/4 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the artist, 2013.1.1–2
    © Robert Walden. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

    Robert Walden, (American, b. 1968)
    Ontological Surveillance Map 062712, 2012
    ink and gouache on paper
    37 1/2 x 38 1/4 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the artist, 2013.1.1–2
    © Robert Walden. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

  • Heidi Whitman
    Game of Chance, 2011
    ink, gouache, acrylic, paper, and cast shadows
    37 x 37 x 3 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, New York
    © Heidi Whitman. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

    Heidi Whitman
    Game of Chance, 2011
    ink, gouache, acrylic, paper, and cast shadows
    37 x 37 x 3 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, New York
    © Heidi Whitman. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

  • Joyce Kozloff
    Targets (detail), 2000
    acrylic on canvas with wood frame
    108 inches diameter
    Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York
    Photo: Jon and Anne Abbott, courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York

    Joyce Kozloff
    Targets (detail), 2000
    acrylic on canvas with wood frame
    108 inches diameter
    Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York
    Photo: Jon and Anne Abbott, courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York

The Map as Art

Friday, September 14, 2012 to Sunday, April 21, 2013
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Inspired by the best-selling book The Map as Art, this exhibition presents artworks that explore issues of mapping—whether conceptually or quite literally—while also examining the personal gesture involved in large-scale works. The exhibition features works by Ingrid Calame, Nathan Carter, Tiffany Chung, Joyce Kozloff, Lordy Rodriguez, Robert Walden, and Heidi Whitman. The exhibition is co-curated by Kemper Museum Director and Chief Curator Barbara O’Brien and Katharine Harmon, author of The Map as Art (published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2009).

Support for this exhibition generously donated by Garmin.