Matthew Ritchie at Andrea Rosen Gallery and ICA
September 11, 2014
This fall, Visual Arts Mentor and former Mellon Visiting Artist, Matthew Ritchie, will show work at the Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York and appear as a guest speaker at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA).
Ten Possible Links, which runs from from September 12 to October 22, marks Ritchie’s fifth solo exhibition at Andrea Rosen. Weaving together four distinct projects, the exhibition embodies a comprehensive visual examination of diagrammatic thinking. Ritchie’s immersive installation encompasses a range of mediums, including painting, wall drawing, sculpture, sound and moving image, in an attempt to demonstrate the complexity and transient nature of information.
Ritchie is also slated to speak as part of ‘The Artist’s Voice’ series at the ICA in Boston on September 18. Launched in 2013, The Artist's Voice is a free lecture series that features some of the most important contemporary artists working today, providing visitors with direct access to visionary artists as they discuss their work, influences and inspirations, offering a deeply meaningful engagement with the art of our time.
Rather than a one-on-one conversation, Ritchie will explore his diverse interests and influences through an evening of informal talks with local collaborators. Speakers will include Caroline Jones of MIT’s Department of Architecture, game developer and entrepreneur Kevin Slavin of MIT’s Media Lab, Jenelle Porter, ICA Mannion Family Senior Curator, and area teens.
Ritchie is also currently the subject of an 18-month interdisciplinary residency at the ICA which encompasses several major works and will activate the entire museum through installation, sound performance and video. His work has previously been shown in numerous exhibitions worldwide, including the Whitney Biennial, the Sydney Biennial, the São Paulo Biennial, among others, and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and other institutions worldwide.
For his 2013-14 Mellon Visiting Artist Project at Columbia University School of the Arts, Ritchie organized a series of public workshops to examine newly emerging dimensions in the shared space of culture. These workshops were presented as part of the School's Mellon Visiting Artist and Thinker Program and Public Programs.