Solid Doubts: Robert Stadler at The Noguchi Museum

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Sunday, September 3, 2017

Continuing the Museum’s collaboration with contemporary artists of all disciplines, the category-defying works of Robert Stadler (Austria, b. 1966) are installed in tandem with Noguchi’s sculptures, raising as many aesthetic, functional, and philosophical questions as possible.

With four installations of the two mens’ work in the Museum’s ground-level galleries and sculpture garden, the exhibition explores ways in which both Robert Stadler and Isamu Noguchi probe—and sometimes undermine—concepts such as “art” and “design,” “functional” and “aesthetic,” “material” and “space.”

Solid Doubts is organized by The Noguchi Museum and curated by Noguchi Museum Senior Curator Dakin Hart in collaboration with Robert Stadler.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by English design writer Emily King, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Associate Curator of Architecture and Design Joseph Becker, and Mr. Hart; photographs by Naho Kubota; and art direction and graphic design by Geoff Han. 


Public Programs

Saturday, June 4, 4–5 pm: Center of Attention conversation around Robert Stadler’s Cut_Paste #8. Read more

Saturday, June 17, 4–5 pm: Center of Attention conversation around Robert Stadler’s Cut_Paste #8. Read more


Related Exhibitions

Coinciding with Solid Doubts, Robert Stadler’s work will also be on view in New York City in a solo show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery (Weight Class) from April 27–June 17, and at Collective Design Fair 2017 in an additional collaborative installation with The Noguchi Museum (Waiting Room: Noguchi/Stadler) from May 3–7.

The Noguchi Museum exhibition also coincides with Stadler’s first retrospective at the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden, Germany (You May Also Like: Robert Stadler) from March 18–June 25. 


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Press Release (PDF)


Photos: Nicholas Knight. All Robert Stadler works are courtesy of the artist/Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Major support for Solid Doubts: Robert Stadler at The Noguchi Museum is provided by Van Cleef & Arpels, FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation; through Oui Design–supported by Institut Français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, FACE Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, Van Cleef & Arpels, Air France–and Bundeskanzleramt Österreich-Federal Chancellery of Austria, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts. Generous assistance has also been provided by Carpenters Workshop Gallery. The artist’s transportation and accommodations are supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

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