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Founded by Peter M. Brant in 1996, The Brant Foundation has a mission to promote education and appreciation of contemporary art and design, by making works available to institutions and individuals for scholarly study and examination.

The Brant Foundation’s loan program, established in 1996, plays a crucial role in our mission to promote education and appreciation of contemporary art. The Foundation’s lending program increases public accessibility to the collection’s paramount pieces – broadening visibility to contemporary works critical to the history of art and its scholarship. Each year, the Foundation lends artwork to exhibiting venues worldwide, proudly supporting artists and art institutions around the globe. Please contact Allison Brant for more information about our loan program.

Additionally, The Brant Foundation offers a multitude of ongoing programs and events aimed to enhance and enrich the public’s experience with contemporary art. These programs are designed to facilitate art education, foster creative and scholarly development, and provide unique opportunities for anyone with an interest in contemporary art. Click here to learn more about The Brant Foundation’s educational programs.

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The Brant Foundation has two locations, in Greenwich, CT and New York, NY. Sign up for our mailing list below and receive updates about upcoming exhibitions, programs, and events at both locations.

The Brant Foundation’s New York space is located at 421 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10009.

The Brant Foundation’s Greenwich space is located at 941 North Street, Greenwich, CT 06831.


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Current Exhibition

  • Jordan Wolfson

Female Figure

New York October 12th to December 31st, 2022

  • Female Figure

Jordan Wolfson: Female Figure opens to the public on October 12, 2022 at The Brant Foundation’s New York space. 

Tickets are currently released for October 26th – November 19th. 

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PRESS RELEASE East Village, New York City— The Brant Foundation is pleased to present Jordan Wolfson’s (Female Figure), 2014, at its East Village location. Last exhibited in New York City in 2014, this technologically complex sculpture will be on view at the Foundation’s historic building starting October 12th, housed in a new artwork-specific room.

Wolfson is well known for his powerful and unsettling artworks that examine the conditions of contemporary life. Pulling from a variety of sources, including advertising, the internet, and technology industries, the artist explores difficult and ambitious narratives. The questions he interrogates are numerous: How is information and imagery understood? What is the role of fetishization in art? How does technology infiltrate our perception of the world? These queries are decidedly left unanswered by the artist; Wolfson’s animated figures speak for themselves.

(Female Figure) combines film, installation and performance into an animatronic figure. As the sculpture gracefully dances to blaring pop-music, the whirrs and creaks from the figure’s joints remind the viewer of its technological construction. Simultaneously, Wolfson’s voice projects from the figure: the phrase, “My mother is dead, my father is dead, I’m gay, I’d like to be a poet, this is my house,” and the command to “Tell them touch is love,” are just two examples of the disorienting voiceover. There is no way to avoid sculpture’s narration nor gaze. (Female Figure) creates a different kind of viewing experience that inherently incorporates the viewer into the troubling and provoking performance of the sculpture. Here, it is the agitating tension between subject and object that truly encapsulates Wolfson’s immersive installation.

Roboticist: Mark Setrakian

Operator: Aaron Hartnet
Choreographers:
Lindsey Blaufarb
Craig Hollamon

 

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