William Powhida: After the Contemporary
18 pages, Fully-illustrated
Softcover, saddle stitched
Essay by Richard Klein
Published by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 2017
Design by Gretchen Kraus
William Powhida: After the Contemporary, a fictive review of today’s art world from the year 2050, is Powhida’s first solo museum exhibition and draws from a variety of academic, curatorial, philosophical, and sociological sources, as well as the genre of speculative fiction. For more than a decade Powhida’s work has provided a satirical, political, and sometimes despairing window into his own experience of New York’s contemporary art market. Beneath it all, he has also been tracing the outline of another, more ambitious project as he tries to answer—for himself, his peers, and the world in general—what is the strange, slippery, sometimes contradictory and farcical thing we call “Contemporary Art.” Produced on the occasion of William Powhida’s exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 2017, this catalogue features an essay by exhibitions director Richard Klein.