Unorthodox at The Jewish Museum, November 6, 2015 – March 27, 2016

Unorthodox is a large-scale group exhibition featuring 55 contemporary artists from around the world whose practices mix forms and genres without concern for artistic conventions. Though the artists in Unorthodox come from a wide variety of backgrounds and generations, they are united in their spirit of independence and individuality. Through over 200 works, the exhibition highlights the importance of iconoclasm and art’s key role in breaking rules and traditions.” — The Jewish Museum

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Austé, A Mistaken Style of Life, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 96 x 60 in. Private collection, Los Angeles

Clayton Bailey Milker Robot Found and reused objects: aluminum, chrome, glass, light 65 in (height) © Clayton Bailey

Clayton Bailey, Milker Robot, 1985, repurposed scrap aluminum, chrome, stainless steel, glass, light bulbs, 67 x 20 x 17 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Clayton Bailey

Stephen Goodfellow Vandals, 1983 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 72 in. (121.9 x 182.9 cm) Susan and Alan Lichtenstein Collection, Michigan

Stephen Goodfellow, Vandals, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 in. Susan and Alan Lichtenstein Collection. © Stephen Goodfellow, image courtesy of the artist

Margaret Harrison What's That Long Red Limp Wrinkly Thing You're Pulling On?, 2009 Colored pencil and watercolor on paper Paper: 23 7/8 x 18 7/8 inches Frame: 26 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches Photo: Casey Dorobek Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Margaret Harrison, What’s That Long Red Limp Wrinkly Thing You’re Pulling On?, 2009, watercolor and colored pencil on paper, 23 ⅞ x 18 ⅞ in. Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc. New York. © Margaret Harrison, photograph by Casey Dorobek

Gülsün Karamustafa First of May (Woman Constantly Sewing Red Flags with her Sewing Machine), 1978 Mixed media on paper 27⅝ x 19¾ in. (70.2 x 50.2 cm) Collection of Rampa, Istanbul © Gülsün Karamustafa, image provided by the artist

Gülsün Karamustafa, First of May (Woman Constantly Sewing Red Flags with Her Sewing Machine), 1977, mixed media on paper, 32¼ x 24½ in. Courtesy of the artist and Rampa Gallery, Istanbul. © Gülsün Karamustafa, image provided by the artist

Keiichi Tanaami Sweet Friday, 1975 16 mm film animation 3 min 21 sec © Keiichi Tanaami, image provided by Nanzuka, Tokyo, Japan

Keiichi Tanaami, Sweet Friday, 1975, 16 mm film animation, 3 min 21 sec. © Keiichi Tanaami, courtesy of the artist and NANZUKA, Tokyo, Japan

Hanging Sleeves, Hiding Hands, made in collaboration with Eva Ko

Jirí Kovanda, Hanging Sleeves, Hiding Hands, made in collaboration with Eva Koèátková, 2013, performance and object, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist

Boris Lurie Untitled, 1963 Collage: Oil paint and paper on canvas 51 x 43 iin. © Boris Lurie Art Foundation, NYC

Boris Lurie, Big No Painting, 1963, oil and paper on canvas, 65 ½ x 85 in. Boris Lurie Art Foundation, New York. © Boris Lurie Art Foundation, New York

Bunny Rogers Self-portrait as clone of Jeanne d'Arc, 2014 Fine Art Print on Hahnemühle PhotoRag Ultrasmooth 305 g, artist frame ca. 70 x 60 x 4 cm/ 27,5 x 23,5 x 1.5 inches © Bunny Rogers / image provided by Société Berlin, Germany

Bunny Rogers, Self-Portrait as Clone of Jeanne d’Arc, 2014, print, artist frame, 14 x 12 x 1.2 in. Collection of Eleanor and Bobby Carye, New York. © Bunny Rogers, image provided by Société Berlin, Germany

Erna Rosenstein Untitled, n.d. Mixed media 6¾ x 5⅛ x 2¾ in. (17.1 x 13 x 7 cm) Adam Sandauer and Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

Erna Rosenstein, Untitled, n.d., mixed media, 6¾ x 5⅛ x 2¾ in. Adam Sandauer and Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland. © Adam Sandauer, image courtesy of Adam Sandauer and Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

Xanti Schawinsky The Aviator (xs516-1168), Faces of War, 1942 Mixed media, watercolor and black pen 28 ⅞ x 21 in (73.4 x 53.4 cm) © Xanti Schawinsky, image provided by Broadway 1602, New York

Xanti Schawinsky, The Aviator, from the series Faces of War, 1942, mixed media, watercolor and ink, 28 ⅞ x 21 in. Courtesy of the Xanti Schawinsky Estate, Switzerland, and Broadway 1602, New York. © Xanti Schawinsky, image provided by Broadway 1602, New York

Diane Simpson Peplum IV 2015 aluminum, galvanized steel, rivets and enamel 48 x 29 x 18 in. Credit Line: © Diane Simpson, courtesy of the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago and JTT Gallery, New York

Diane Simpson, Peplum IV, 2015, aluminum, galvanized steel, rivets and enamel, 48 x 29 x 18 in. Courtesy of the artist; Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; and JTT Gallery, New York. © Diane Simpson

Hajime Sorayama Untitled, 1990 Acrylic on illustration board, 20¼ x 14¼ in. (51.4 x 36.2 cm) Nanzuka Gallery, Tokyo © Hajime Sorayama, image courtesy of Nanzuka Gallery, Tokyo

Hajime Sorayama, Untitled, 1990, acrylic on illustration board, 20¼ x 14¼ in. Nanzuka Gallery, Tokyo. © Hajime Sorayama, image courtesy of Nanzuka Gallery, Tokyo

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Endre Tót, My Rain-Your Rain, 1971-78, typewriting on postcard, 3 ⅞ x 5 ⅞ in. Courtesy of acb Gallery, Budapest. © Endre Tót, image courtesy of acb Gallery, Budapest

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William T. Vollman, Tree of Heaven, 2015, oil on panel, 22 x 16 in. Courtesy of the artist. © William Vollman, image courtesy of the artist

Images courtesy The Jewish Museum. Installation photo by David Heald.