Carol Bove: Netting 2010

Carol Bove and Emily Pethick

During my period of programming at Cubitt a number of the projects were engaged in thinking around the gallery’s position as an artist run space, and in relating this to different notions of self-organisation. I was also interested in linking this to a variety of practices and ideas that artists are working with today as well as tracing these ideas back to historical cases, such as those that grew out of the liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s, such as in the exhibition Hey Production!, which was staged in two of Victor Papanek and Charles Henessey’s living cubes, repurposed as exhibition structures by artist Florian Pumhosl, and the exhibition The Joy of Sex with work by Carol Bove and a selection of Charles Raymond’s original watercolour illustrations for Alex Comfort’s pioneering 1972 publication of the same title.

Carol Bove is an artist who is similarly interested in tracing the social, political, and artistic movements of the 1960s and 1970s, in particular looking at how these were expressed in aesthetic form. Conjuring a powerful sense of the genesis of grass roots movements through displays of books and objects, delicate drawings, and collages, the combination of Bove’s works and Raymond’s drawings revisited a moment in history that challenged established lifestyles, attitudes, morals, and changed the cultural landscape, creating a poignant moment of reflection on where we have gone from there.

Carol Bove
Selected Exhibitions
2015 The Plastic Unit, David Zwirner, London (solo)
2015 America Is Hard To See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (group)
2014 Carol Bove/Carlo Scarpa, Museion – Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy and Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (solo)
2013 Carol Bove: The Equinox, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (solo)
2013 Caterpillar, High Line at the Rail Yards, New York (solo)
2013 The Foamy Saliva of a Horse, The Common Guild, Glasgow (solo)
2010 Prix Lafayette 2009: Carol Bove, La traversée difficile, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (solo)
2009 Upper Gallery 2: Carol Bove, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, England (solo)
2004 Momentum 1: Carol Bove, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (solo)
2003 The Joy of Sex: Carol Bove & Charles Raymond, Cubitt, London (two-person exhibition)

Selected Collections
British Council Collection
Colección Jumex, Mexico City
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

2000 B.S., Steinhardt School of Education, New York University