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Krannert Art Museum: Exhibitions Guide Archive: Kennedy Browne

This guide assembles research guides for past Krannert Art Museum shows.

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About the Exhibition

Irish artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne have worked together as the collective Kennedy Browne since 2005. Kennedy Browne’s videos, workshops, and sculptural installations have probed common stories of global capital: the effects on workers of relocating companies, the visionary boyhood narratives of tech company founders, and struggles over privacy in the age of the internet. To produce their work, Kennedy Browne follows research threads from specialized and marginal business materials, mining support forums of tech company workers, business literature, archives of airport arrivals and departures, and the legal proceedings of privacy activists in Europe. The artists compile and rework such texts into scripts for performance, casting actors as avatars of industry and labor.  

The Special Relationship is Kennedy Browne’s first solo presentation in the United States. The exhibition surveys six bodies of work in video, sculpture, and text produced since 2009. 
Curated by Amy L. Powell, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, with research assistance from Alyssa Bralower, doctoral student in Art History at Illinois
Kennedy Browne: The Special Relationship is sponsored by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Culture Ireland with co-sponsorship from the European Union Center. The production of The Redaction Trilogy and other works in the exhibition has been supported by The Arts Council / An Comhairle Ealaíon. 

About this Guide

This guide provides additional information and resources about the Krannert Art Museum's exhibition, Kennedy Browne: The Special Relationship, October 4, 2018- February 9, 2019 on the Main Level, West Gallery, Gelvin Noel Annex, and Light Court. If you need help finding more information about this exhibition, please do not hesitate to contact the Ricker Library

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