Topologies

Gathering more than 100 works created between 1952 and 2016 by 61 artists, Topologies offers both snapshots of particular moments in time and historical lineages that unfold over years. It draws from The Rachofsky Collection’s strong formal and conceptual holdings on international practices that emphasize process and materiality. The show expands on themes including permutation and distortion in space, inversions and other shifts in the body’s phenomenological relationship to space, material transition based on gravity and entropy, the politics of displacement, and reconceiving abject encounters between the synthetic and organic.

Topologies draws works from The Rachofsky Collection, the Dallas Museum of Art, Deedie Rose, and Jennifer and John Eagle.

SHUJI MUKAI

For his 2017 project at The Warehouse, artist Shuji Mukai was invited to create one of his architectural interventions in the men’s and women’s restrooms. Over the course of nine days, and with two assistants, Mukai covered every surface in these spaces with his nonsensical symbols. Acrylic paint, marker, and tape generate a variety of textures and layers, distorting and complicating our perception of the rooms.