Assembly Required at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, March 4 – July 31, 2022
“The Pulitzer Arts Foundation presents Assembly Required, an exhibition of work by nine artists who invite the public to shape and co-produce their artworks. The artists—Francis Alÿs, Rasheed Araeen, Siah Armajani, Tania Bruguera/INSTAR, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Yoko Ono, Lygia Pape, and Franz Erhard Walther—were selected for their shared belief in public action and its role in transforming society. Taken as a whole, the work in Assembly Required poses vital questions about how art enables us to imagine new ways of being in the world.
Created between the 1960s and the present, the artworks in Assembly Required respond to distinct social and political moments and issues, from the unrest in the United States during the Vietnam War to Peru’s military dictatorship in the 1990s, and more. Each artist offers unique perspectives on social change, addressing the need for optimism and hope in the face of global tensions.” — Pulitzer Arts Foundation
“Every possible happening is there in potential, ready to be realized in the act. Then for the first time, anyone is fit for the act of creating.” — Lygia Clark
Assembly Required has been curated by Pulitzer Arts Foundation Curator Stephanie Weissberg.