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Orbit, 11, CAM Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis

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Orbit, 11, Antwerp, Belgium

Artist:  Jennifer Steinkamp
Title:
Orbit
Date: 
2008 - 2012
Dimensions:
   This piece can be installed as a large scale projection with one or more projectors, or played on a flat screen monitor.
Photo Credit: 
Kevin Ryan and Robert Wedemeyer, Courtesy Lehmann Maupin, New York, ACME, Los Angeles

Exhibition History: 

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Orbit, 7, Lehmann Maupin, New York, 2010, photograph by Kevin Ryan

  1. Gala in the Garden, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, October 10, 2009, exhibited 2, 3, 4, 5.
  2. ACME, Los Angeles, California, October 17 - November 14, 2009, exhibited 2, 3, 4, 5.
  3. Anniversary Show, ACME, Los Angeles, California, November 21 - December 19, 2009, exhibited 4.
  4. CUE: Artist's Video, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, curated by  Christopher Eamon, January 23 - March 21, 2010, exhibited 2.
  5. ARCO, Madrid Spain, special project with Soledad Lorenzo, February 17 - 21, 2010, exhibited 4.
  6. The Armory Show, 2010, Lehmann Maupin, New York, March 4 - 7, 2010, exhibited 2.
  7. Hong Kong International Art Fair, Lehmann Maupin, New York, May 27-30, 2010, exhibited 4.
  8. W Hotel, New York, New York, September 8 - September 13, 2010, exhibited 7.
  9. Lehmann Maupin, New York, September 10 - October 23, 2010, exhibited 7.
  10. Frieze Art fair, London, England, Lehmann Maupin, New York October 14-17, 2010, exhibited 5,7.
  11. Five in Istanbul, Borusan Müzik Evi, Istanbul, Turkey, curated by Isabella Icoz, October 27, 2010 - November 20, 2010, exhibited 9.
  12. The Artist's Museum, MoCA, Los Angeles, California, curated by Rebecca Morse, October 31 - January 31, 2011, exhibited 7.
  13. Pause, The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 5, 2010 - February 28, 2011, exhibited 7.
  14. John Zorn/Schoenberg/Morton Feldman Monodramas, March 25 - April 8, 2011, New York City Opera, New York, exhibited 2.
  15. Gala in the Garden, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, October 24, 2011, exhibited 2.
  16. Art | Basel | Miami Beach, Video Program, New World Center, Miami, Florida, Lehmann Maupin, November 30 - December 3, 2011, exhibited 11.
  17. Ecotopia, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada, curated by Amanda Cachia, September 28, 2012 - January 6, 2013, exhibited 6.
  18. Ecotopia, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Ontario, Canada, curated by Amanda Cachia, February 9 - April 14, 2013, exhibited 6.
  19. 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art, The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, curated by Linda Johnson Dougherty, March 24 - August 11, 2013, exhibited 3.
  20. Public Art, Felton Properties, 400 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, Oregon, curated by Matt Felton, April 4, 2013, exhibited 12.
  21. Jennifer Steinkamp: Orbit 12, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, curated by Kristen Watts, May 8 - ?, 2013, exhibited 12.
  22. Ecotopia, Nickle Galleries, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, curated by Amanda Cachia, May 17 - July 20, 2013, exhibited 6.
  23. FIT Educational Development Fund, New York, New York, Cipriani, June 10, 2013, exhibited 5 and 12.
  24. Something About a Tree, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY, curated by Linda Yablonsky, July 10 - September 7, 2013, exhibited 11.
  25. Street Views: Jennifer Steinkamp, CAM Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, curated by Lisa Melandri, October 11, 2013 - January 12, 2014, exhibited 11 slow.
  26. Ecotopia, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, curated by Amanda Cachia, January 24 - May 7, 2014, exhibited 6.
  27. Animated! Palmer Museum of Art of the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, curated by Brian Alfred, Dana Carlisle Kletchka, 2016, exhibited 2.
  28. Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Miami, Florida, curated by Alex Gonzalez and Klaudio Rodriguez, October 9 - November 8, 2016, exhibited 5.
  29. Jennifer Steinkamp, Converge 45 2017, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, curated by Sara Krajeski, July 8 - September 17, 2017, exhibited 11.

Description:  Orbit is the depiction of the celestial mechanics of a planet spinning through its year. Various trees with their leaves and flowers are blown by turbulent winds conveying the passage of time. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter form the year.

Part of the collections:
Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, Orbit 12.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Orbit 11.
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, Orbit 3.
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Orbit 2.

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Orbit, 2,Collectors Home, Los Angeles, 2009, photograph by Jennifer Steinkamp

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Orbit, 3, ACME, Los Angeles, 2009, photograph by Robert Wedemeyer

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Orbit, 5, ACME, Los Angeles, 2009, photograph by Robert Wedemeyer

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Orbit, 2, New York City Opera, Schoenberg's Erwartung, 2011, photograph by John Houck

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Orbit, 7, W Hotel, New York, 2010, photograph by Kevin Ryan