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The Talent Show

September 30 – December 10, 2011
USF Contemporary Art Museum

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 workóboth with and without their knowledge. Artists include: 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, and 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.

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