Paul Pfeiffer

Photograph of a crowded sports arena cheering around an athlete with his arms outstretched

Paul Pfeiffer, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (6), 2001. Digital duraflex print, 60 x 48 in, unframed. Courtesy of the artist and The Project, New York.

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This is the most substantial exhibition to date devoted to Paul Pfeiffer’s video, photography, and sculpture.

Pfeiffer’s work addresses the many problematic aspects of present and future worlds dominated by astonishing revolutions in visual representation, while exploring universal themes of identity, race, and culture, often through imagery from sports, film, and popular culture. The exhibition premieres a number of new works including Corner Piece, Live Evil, and Poltergeist, as well as the remarkable Morning After the Deluge in which sunrise and sunset are impossibly yet scintillatingly fused into one image.

Pfeiffer, winner of the Bucksbaum award from the 2000 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, is currently an artist-in-residence at MIT.


Paul Pfeiffer was jointly organized by the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. This exhibition has been generously sponsored by GUCCI and ArtPace, A Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio. The Cambridge presentation is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Council for the Arts at MIT. Media Sponsor for Paul Pfeiffer The Boston Phoenix.