Capsule is proud to partner with the Biennial of the Americas and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver to present Objectophilia, an exhibit examining our relationships to objects, and those objects’ relationship to the environment, curated by Lauri Lynnxe Murphy. Objectophilia opens June 30, 2010, in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Energy Effects, in over 20,000 square feet spread between two main locations: 1490 Delgany, and 1900 16th Street. The exhibit runs through July 25. The hours are Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., staying open on Fridays until 10 p.m.
Objectophilia is a love of objects so intense that individuals form emotional relationships with inanimate things. As fetishes go, this seems rooted in culture, drawing our obsession with over-consumption to its logical conclusion. We love our computers, find our cars sexy, and lust over shoes, while driving the economy and the planet to the brink of orgiastic collapse. This exhibition asks artists to examine their relationship to these commercially manufactured items and icons, and the impact on the world around us. The flip side of love is hate, and creation is destruction: where do our objects exist on that continuum? Themes explored in Objectophilia include hoarding, consumerism, commercial signage, and found objects.
Objectophilia represents the largest concentration of Colorado artists in the Biennial, and also brings in some special guests from throughout the United States. 44 artists will participate in Objectophilia, representing some of the best creative talent in the region in a wide variety of media.