November 02 ,
02:00 PM -
Browse and listen to a collection of over 750 first pressings of The Beatles' "The White Album" (1968), and sell your copy to Rutheford Chang '02. He usually pays up to $20 per copy, and also happily accepts donations of copies of the album. He has also created a new version of the album--which visitors can play in the gallery--by layering recordings from 100 albums in his collection over one another.
The installation "We Buy White Albums" started in New York City (January through March 2013), then traveled to the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art in June and July 2013. Mr. Chang catalogues and reorders familiar cultural markers by imposing a new, external logic. For more information about Mr. Chang, please visit http://rutherfordchang.com.
This event is part of "The Alumni Show II" in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, which looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. Building on "The Alumni Show" held in November/December 2003 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the CFA, the exhibition features an entirely new selection of seventeen alumni artists. Their work spans a broad range of contemporary practice and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation art, video art, performance, and films.
There will be a talk at 2:30pm by "The Alumni Show II" Guest Curator John Ravenal '81, P '15, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.
Special gallery hours on November 2 will be from Noon to 6pm.
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery (look for We Buy White Albums sign)
Center for the Arts