A Measure of Humanity

On View June 22, 2018 – September 16, 2018

Data points proliferate in the wake of our daily lives. Seemingly every aspect of human identity and behavior may be quantified, measured, and pressed into the service of politics or capital. Charts, diagrams, and maps help form our picture of the social body. Whether to communicate information or subvert its logic, artists, too, make use of the diagram. The exhibition A Measure of Humanity brings together works of art that probe the relationship between information and abstraction, visual form and meaning, the self and social. In various ways, they offer us models for thinking, and feeling, through pictures. Artists in the exhibition include: Rossella Biscotti, Mel Bochner, Stanley Brouwn, Lenka Clayton, Simon Evans™, Peter Halley, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmons, Nina Katchadourian, Mark Lombardi, Josiah McElheny, Robert Morris, Katie Paterson, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi, Amalia Pica, Howardena Pindell, James Price, Tim Rietenbach, Carissa Rodriguez, Cameron Rowland, and Ward Shelley.

Member Preview
June 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate the opening of A Measure of Humanity and kick of Member Appreciation Days at CMA! This member-exclusive evening includes gallery viewing, light hors d’oeuvres, and an exhibition talk featuring artists Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens and CMA Curator of Contemporary Art Tyler Cann. Don’t miss the live drawing performance by artist Dan Perjovschi from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

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Flavor Map Tastings: Morning Coffee with Brioso
June 30, 2018
9:30 AM
In conjunction with the exhibition A Measure of Humanity, expand your sense of taste with Brioso Coffee’s President and Roastmaster Jeff Davis, Barista Lead Robin Myers, and CMA’s Curator of Contemporary Art Tyler Cann. This distinct and delicious coffee tasting will take you through the Specialty Coffee Association’s “Flavor Wheel” diagram with prized beans from around the world. Cost of this program is $40 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $30 for members.


Flavor Map Tastings: Wine & Cheese with Quinci Emporium
July 26, 6:30 PM
Quinci Emporium
688 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
In conjunction with the exhibition A Measure of Humanity, expand your sense of taste with Deborah Quinci and CMA’s Curator of Contemporary Art, Tyler Cann. This unique tasting event will take place at the Quinci Emporium in the Short North, and guests will be led through a tasting exercise using a flavor wheel to explore delicious wines and cheeses curated by Deborah. Cost of this program is $50 for nonmembers and $40 for members.


[Image: Simon Evans, Everything I Have, 2008, © Simon Evans.  Courtesy James Cohan, New York]