For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents its most ambitious group show since its grand opening six years ago. For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there starts with the premise that art is not a code that needs cracking. Celebrating the experience of not-knowing and unlearning, the artists in this exhibition understand the world in speculative terms, eager to keep art separate from explanation. Embracing a spirit of curiosity, this show is dedicated to the playfulness of being in the dark.

For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there features work by the artists Dave Hullfish Bailey, Marcel Broodthaers, Sarah Crowner, Mariana Castillo Deball, Eric Duyckaerts, Ayşe Erkmen, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Fischli David Weiss, Rachel Harrison, Giorgio Morandi, Matt Mullican, Bruno Munari, Rosalind Nashashibi, Falke Pisano, Jimmy Raskin, Lucy Skaer, Frances Stark, Rosemarie Trockel, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, and David William.

This exhibition traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (December 2009–January 2010); Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (February–April 2010); de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam (February–April 2010); and Culturgest, Lisbon (May–August 2010).

For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Anthony Huberman.

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