11/2022 Ken Aptekar’s 1995 painting, “Goldfinch. Used to be Goldfarb.”, is on view in a new exhibition at the Judisches Museum Wien (Jewish Museum Vienna, Austria) entitled “100 Misunderstandings about and among Jews.” https://www.jmw.at/en/exhibitions/exhibition_detail?j-cc-id=1664868231106&j-cc-node=ausstellung&j-cc-name=hybrid-content
July 16, 2021 – August 1, 2021, Autun, France https://www.biennale-autun.com/les-plasticiens/ken-aptekar See installation views and opening ceremony: CLICK HERE
Click to READ PRESS RELEASE AND SEE INSTALLATION VIEW in the Max & Marjorie Fisher Music Center, Detroit, Michigan
Watch the Live Ceremony and Performance at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall HERE Read the Press Release HERE
A SHORTER ENCYCLOPEDIA (2003), six archival inkjet prints 57cm x 76.5cm, is inspired by Madame de Pompadour. Although Pompadour managed to convince Louis XV to support the publication of the Encyclopédie, the knowledge it offered the French did not include answers to questions that Aptekar thought might be central to her life. So he created a kind…
READ ARTICLE IN University of Michigan STAMPS SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN NEWSLETTER SEE BREAKING NEWS/FLASH INFO PRINT PORTFOLIO IN EXHIBITION SEE VIDEO IN EXHIBITION SEE A SHORTER ENCYCLOPEDIA PRINT PORTFOLIO IN EXHIBITION SEE VIEWS OF THE EXHIBITION IN AUTUN L’Encyclopédie et nous? Oeuvres et vidéo de Ken Aptekar (The Encyclopedia and Us ? Digital…
BREAKING NEWS/FLASH INFO (2019), eleven archival inkjet prints 80cm x 80cm, draws on images from plates in the French Encyclopédie (Denis Diderot & Jean le Rond D’Alembert, 1751) to heighten awareness of rising threats to knowledge-based reasoning, scientific evidence, and to personal freedom in the face of authoritarian manipulations.
BECAUSE I WANT TO, 2018, 35″ x 35″, oil/wood, sandblasted glass with lacquered letters, bolts After Hyacinthe Rigaud, Portrait of Louis XV age five, c. 1715, Versailles, Chateau de Versailles