LONG ISLAND CITY, NY.- SculptureCenter
unveiled a new website and refreshed brand identity. The new website, designed by Wkshps, features clear and intuitive navigation to easily access exhibitions, events, and related materials including video files and the museums limited editions. SculptureCenters innovative annual programs In Practice, a group exhibition of emerging artists, and Public Process, an education program for high school students, are highlighted alongside archival materials. In addition to a robust search function, the site also features a dynamic index encouraging research and exploratory browsing.
In a continued mission to connect artists and audiences by generating scholarship and creating context for new work, the website allows instant access to download exhibition catalogs. SculptureCenters catalogs cover pioneering exhibitions including Carissa Rodriguez: The Maid, Charlotte Prodger: Subtotal, and Anthea Hamilton: Lichen! Libido! Chastity!. In addition, the website provides a more streamlined way to purchase publications including the museums Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture series, with contributions by Anicka Yi, Malik Gaines, Chris Kraus, Lars Bang Larsen, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Pablo León de la Barra, and Jenni Sorkin among many others.
The new site expands access to our programs which champions under- recognized and emerging artists, says Mary Ceruti, SculptureCenters Executive Director and Chief Curator. It reflects the reality of our globally connected world and the fact that we have tens of thousands of people engaging with our programs remotely. Our new site allows us to share scholarly materials and a variety of media content, some of which will be unique to the site.
Partner and Director of Wkshps, Chris Wu, approached developing SculptureCenters refreshed identity as an historical preservation that Wu says builds upon the institutions recognizable visual profile, while also extending the graphic system to suit burgeoning contemporary communication formats. He elaborates that the use of large-scale imagery is a crucial new component in the graphic system and the website; this approach highlights SculptureCenters artist- focused mission in a direct manner. And, standing on par with Exhibitions and Events, the third pillar of the online platform [Materials], is an archival space where relevant documents, videos, and other materials reside for future research and broader use.