Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder

Friday, September 9, 2016 to Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

The structure and concept of the bridge has been a major theme of Iranian-born, Minneapolis-based artist Siah Armajani’s work for decades. In celebration of Armajani’s Kansas City No. 1 (2000), gifted by the Sosland Foundation to the Kemper Museum in honor of the Museum’s twentieth anniversary, the exhibition Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder for the first time presents the artist’s exploration of the structural and philosophical underpinning of bridges since the late 1960s. In his works depicting bridges Armajani poetically intertwines social science, art, and architecture to compel the significance of cultural connectivity. The exhibition will include drawings from a series inspired by Kansas City and bridge sculptures from 1968 to the present.

Major support was provided by exhibition Lead Sponsors, The Sosland Family, and Sustaining Sponsors, Norm Fretwell and Bev Haskins, and Linda and Michael Lyon.