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www.vernissage.tv | The Historical Box. Curated by Mara McCarthy is group show at Hauser Wirth Gallery in Zürich that brings together sculpture, drawing and photography by influential American artists including John Altoon, Judith Bernstein, Simone Forti, Wally Hedrick, Robert Mallary, Barbara T. Smith and Stan VanDerBeek. More info vernissage.tv The group exhibition The Historical Box at the gallery Hauser & Wirth in Zürich, Switzerland presents American artists who are not widely known, but who's work is nevertheless seen as highly influential and relevant. Curated by Mara McCarthy, director of Los Angeles based gallery The Box, the show features work by John Altoon, Judith Bernstein, Simone Forti, Wally Hedrick, Robert Mallary, Barbara T. Smith and Stan VanDerBeek. The exhibition aims to bring theses artists and their work back into the awareness of the art-interested public. Among the works on display is Judith Bernstein's Horizontal (1973), a monumental depiction of a phallus that caused a scandal when it was shown in a group exhibition in 1974. Another example of Bernstein's work that critiques both political and sexual society is Supercock, a piece that is satirizing the male-dominated art world. From Robert Mallary the gallery presents Jouster (1960), Flight 16 (1961) and Harpy (1962). Harpy is constructed from old tuxedos ripped and stretched over thin steel rods and polyester resin. Mallary's works are take their inspiration from classical themes. Harpy is named ...