Commissioner/Curator: Brooke Kamin Rapaport.
Exhibitor: Martin Puryear.
Martin Puryear: Liberty. With this exhibition in the US Pavilion, Martin Puryear has said that he represents his country as both an artist and a citizen. This position is not a discovery for those who know the artist and his work. Puryear’s enduring approach has galvanised his sculpture made by hand in the studio for more than five decades: issues of allegiance, democracy, and liberty have long propelled him. Viewers can learn how an artist’s treatment of a symbolic but tangible human subject – namely, liberty – can be best expressed in sculptural form through an abstract visual language of great originality and certitude.