On the Cover:
Siobhán Hapaska, The nose that lost its dog, 2010. Coyote fur, steel components, leather, stainless steel and copper acupuncture needles, and iron powder in resin, 19 x 15.5 x 13 in.
Photo: Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NY.
Executive Director’s Letter:
This issue of Sculpture includes a tour of the Venice Biennale, plus explorations of the process and materials behind the delicately immersive installations of Argentine artist Manuel Ameztoy, the diverse and provocative works of Irish sculptor Siobhán Hapaska, and the concrete abstractions of Dutch artist Ruud Kuijer. The diversity of U.S. sculpture is represented by a range of works, from Renee Butler’s architectural projections to Amy Stacey Curtis’s personal biennials, to Mildred Howard’s poetic and political installations.
Sculpture is just one of the many ISC programs serving the sculpture community. 2015 has been an exciting time of growth and advancement for us. In the past year, the ISC has introduced new programming, technologies, and member benefits. We celebrated the inaugural International Sculpture Day (IS Day) with artists and organizations worldwide, introduced the ISC digital app and the ISC Calendar, and continued to hold exciting events across the country. As the year closes, we are focusing on 2016 and beyond. To learn more, see page 72.
The ISC relies on contributions from members and readers like you to provide all our programming—including this magazine. Please consider making a donation to our 2015 Annual Appeal. See page 72 for details.
Thank you for being a part of the international sculpture community in 2015. We look forward to connecting with you in 2016.
—Johannah Hutchison, ISC Executive Director