The Halsey Institute hosts between five and seven exhibitions per year, highlighting adventurous contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists of national stature. All exhibitions are accompanied by extensive educational programming. In addition, the Halsey Institute has maintained a strong international component over the years, bringing in artists from all over the world for residencies, lectures, and exhibitions.

UPCOMING | Sara Angelucci | October 21 – December 10, 2016

Sara Angelucci

Sara Angelucci’s practice is based in photography, video and audio, exploring vernacular photographs and films, and analyzing the original context in which images are made. Drawing attention to conventions of image making, her work foregrounds the cultural role vernacular images play in framing particular stories, creating histories, and memorialization. Over the years her projects have developed from an examination of the family archive and immigration, to a broader analysis and interpretation of anonymous/found photographs.


UPCOMING | Peter Eudenbach | October 21 – December 10, 2016

Peter Eudenbach
This is Not an Object

The exhibition This is Not an Object will feature work by Virginia-based conceptual artist Peter Eudenbach, who creates objects investigating “the relationship between function and absurdity.” Using sculpture, installation, and video, Eudenbach explores the history of art and science while toying with our expectations of the commonplace. He often creates multiples and edition pieces and as Eudenbach states, “The ideas normally emerge from a search for poetry among serendipitous juxtapositions.”


UPCOMING | Diary of Dust: A film on the work of Jumaadi by Dave Brown | October 21 - December 10, 2016

Diary of Dust
A film on the work of Jumaadi by Dave Brown

The Halsey Institute commissioned San Francisco-based filmmaker Dave Brown to create a video animation of the 23 foot drawing by Indonesian artist Jumaadi. Titled Diary of Dust, this animation give new life to this two dimensional drawing, with original gamelan music composed and performed by Nathan Koci. Jumaadi, part of our international artist-in-residence program, was featured at the Halsey Institute in Fall 2014.


UPCOMING | EXIT/ALIVE | January 20 - March 4, 2017

The Art of Anthony Dominguez

EXIT / ALIVE: The Art of Anthony Dominguez gathers a substantial body of art produced by Anthony Dominguez over 20 years leading up to his untimely death in 2014. Conceived as a definitive overview, the exhibition brings together a representative sampling of works by this philosophically uncompromising, intentionally homeless artist, an idiosyncratic figure on the margins of society and the art world.


UPCOMING | Ahead of the Wrecking Ball | January 20 - March 4, 2017

Ahead of the Wrecking Ball
Ronald Ramsey and the Preservation of Charleston

For the exhibition Ahead of the Wrecking Ball, the Halsey Institute will present a large selection of Ramsey’s drawings from the last thirty years. The show will also feature arrays of objects he has collected, along with notebooks he has created which contain ephemera of many of his favorite buildings now gone (stationary, business receipts, newspaper clippings, and advertisements). Here in the birthplace of the preservation movement in America, Ahead of the Wrecking Ball will reveal one man’s relentless efforts to painstakingly chronicle the very buildings that give Charleston its historic renown.


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