Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Curated by Aaron Moulton
10 May - 14 December 2013
Soft Brutalism: A project for the Utah Biennial
This project is the outcome of a conversation between artists Seher Shah and Matthew Antezzo. In June of 2012 in Berlin the two artists observed the housing complex on Böklerstrasse during a conversation about Brutalist Architecture. The term "Soft Brutalism" was coined during this discussion, to mean an architecture which is of the same spirit of the Brutalists, but that has a lighter appearance due to the use of color, rounded forms or other details. It is a term which needs to be unpacked. This project is part of the ongoing conversation between the artists and this process of unpacking.