Project Description

Hat on Hook

Artist: Uri Aran | Curator: Summer Guthery
January 11th, 2014 – January 24th, 2014

Uri Aran, Untitled, 2013, wood, pencil eraser, book, glass and cookie, 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. Courtesy of Gavin Brown Enterprises.

About the artist

Uri Aran (Born 1977, Jerusalem) is currently based in New York, Aran works in a variety of media, including sculpture, drawing and video. His work has recently featured in the international exhibition The Encyclopedic Palace, as part of the 55th Venice Biennale, and as the subject of a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich. Aran has also been selected for the forthcoming Whitney Biennial 2014 in New York.


About Hat On Hook

Hat On Hook is a 6′ x 8′ gallery located within Disjecta that is dedicated to showing single objects at a time in a looser timeframe than the main galleries.  These works will range from contemporary objects and art video to archival items.  The intention of the space is to allow for a complication, expansion, rebuttal or insight into ideas running through the larger exhibitions –  although sometimes they will exist completely independently.  Many of the objects were chosen based on their need for a more intimate, closer viewing that would be impossible in a group or larger exhibition.   The title of the room comes from it being the size of a closet, a place where a resident curator can hang her hat and the act of exposing your head.