• Wilfredo Prieto, Safe Box, 2014, mixed media, 29 1/2 × 20 1/2 × 28 3/4".

    Wilfredo Prieto and Ariel Schlesinger

    The Center for Contemporary Art (CCA)

    Wilfredo Prieto and Ariel Schlesinger’s double billing of new sculptures and installations marked a fascinating development in the articulation of Conceptual art. Reframing the conversation surrounding the so-called dematerialization of the art object within contemporary debates on labor, the exhibition “Hiding Wood in Trees” presented works by two artists of the same generation, showing together for the first time, who strategically harness humor to decontextualize common objects or estrange an audience’s perceptions of quotidian acts.

    Ascension (all works 2014) was the first work to greet the

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