The Talent Show

September 30 – December 10, 2011
This exhibit explores the competing desires of notoriety and privacy, and the evolving relationship between artists and audiences in our culture of reality television and Web-based social media.

September 30 – December 10, 2011
Contemporary Art Museum, USF Tampa Campus

The Talent Show explores the competing desires of notoriety and privacy, and the evolving relationship between artists and audiences in our culture of reality television and Web-based social media. For almost half a century, artists have modeled and exploited these desires and dramatized the complex dynamics that surround them, often engaging people to participate in their work—both with and without their knowledge.

Stanley Brouwn
Chris Burden
Sophie Calle
Peter Campus
Graciela Carnevale
Phil Collins
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Tehching Hsieh
David Lamelas
Piero Manzoni
Adrian Piper
Amie Siegel
John Smith
Andy Warhol
Gillian Wearing
Hannah Wilke
Shizuka Yokomizo
Carey Young

The Talent Show is organized by Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and is made possible by generous support from the David Teiger Foundation and Ann M. Hatch. The exhibition is curated by Peter Eleey.