2140 - U.S.A. - ERIE-PENNSYLVANIA - Ian Brill - 30.01.2015-10.01.2016


Pittsburgh-based multi-media artist Ian Brill’s work combines light, sound, and technology into an interactive experience for the viewer. Brill creates his installations out of polystyrene (corrugated plastic sheeting) and uses light and sound to amplify the experience. Brill’s installations are part of a series called Transmission. Begun in 2010, it explores architectural, interactive, and programmatic technology. His research has led to constructions for gallery exhibitions, festivals and staging contexts.

Storm is built from modular units, cut offsite and constructed at the Museum. Using computers to control colored LED lights and sound cues, Brill programs the experience on site. Storm is designed to mimic the unique shape and architectural elements of the McCain Gallery and transform it.

Ian Brill lives and works in Pittsburgh. He holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA in New Media from Penn State University. His work has been exhibited at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Unicorn Meat (NYC), the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, The Warhol Museum and in University Park, PA.
You can view videos of his work at ianbrill.drupalgardens.com

Erie Art Museum - Ian Brill - 30.01.2015 - 10.01.2016

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2139 - U.S.A. - EASTON-MARYLAND - Ray Turner: Population - 25.04.2015-05.07.2015


Ray Turner
Brad, 2010
Oil on glass Collection of the artist

Artist Ray Turner lives in Pasadena, CA, where he received his BFA from Art Center College of Design. Post graduation, he became a professor of painting at his alma mater. Turner's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States. Turner began painting portraits for the current body of work and traveling museum exhibition called Population in 2007. The idea was to paint portraits of the uncelebrated to the celebrated people from a cross section of the populace in communities across America. The subjects would then become part of the growing body of work that represented their communities and respective museums.

The exhibition is which currently touring the United States and abroad, and began at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. It has shown in eight museums and Turner’s work is in many permanent and private collections. Still growing in number the body of work has currently has over 500 portraits. Population is an installation based body of work, painted on 12 inch squares of sapphire glass, which are then displayed on a color field grid that becomes their back ground.

Described recently by acclaimed writer and critic Michael Duncan, “Applied like slathered tattoos, Turner's portraits reside on slick square skins that are transparent, with the fields behind the figures left empty of paint. The blank glass fields reveal various colored wall panels that set off the images and enhance their floating spectral presence.” Like Lucien Freud, there is an “Overturning the spontaneity of abstract expressionism, Turner creates slow boiled stews of troweled paint, bringing the aesthetic decision-making process to a crawl so that a composition gradually reveals itself.” The transparent thickness of the glass causes the figures' silhouettes to form thin shadows that seem to shimmer. The slight distance from the wallemphasizes the film of paint that embodies each human image. Close likeness of his subjects is for Turner, as he calls it, only a "byproduct;" indulging his own emotional response to a painting as he makes it, he explains that a kind of "capturing can't not happen." But always the independent life of the painting takes precedence over the capturing. This is Ray Turner’s first exhibition in Maryland.

Academy Art Museum - Ray Turner: Population - 25.04.2015 - 05.07.2015

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2138 - U.S.A. - DURHAM-NORTH CAROLINA - Colour Correction: British and American Screenprints, 1967-75 - 02.04.2015-30.08.2015


Liliane Lijn, Koan – Cuts III, 1971. Screenprint with collage on paper, 22 x 31 1/2 inches (55.9 x 80 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Gift of Mr. Kenneth Dorman, 1980.104.3. © Liliane Lijn. All Rights Reserved, DACS, London and ARS, New York, New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Drawn primarily from the Nasher Museum’s vast collection of prints, Colour Correction examines a moment when artists adopted, and adapted, the screenprint technique during an extremely fertile period of experimentation and productivity in the United States and Great Britain. Coinciding with a confluence of social upheaval, political turmoil and artistic change and exchange, Colour Correction illustrates what many art historians consider to be the “golden age” of screenprinting. The exhibition includes more than 100 works by 40 artists─from the playful Pop art of Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi to the scathing political critiques of May Stevens to the minimalist abstractions and optical exercises in visual perception by artists such as Richard Anuszkiewicz, William T. Williams and Liliane Lijn.

Nasher Museum - Colour Correction: British and American Screenprints, 1967-75
02.04.2015 - 30.08.2015


2137 - U.S.A. - DOYLESTOWN-PENNSYLVANIA - Rodin: The Human Experience — Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections - 28.02.2015-14.06.2015


Auguste Rodin, Balzac in Dominican Robe, modeled 1893; Musée Rodin cast 9 in an edition of unknown size in 1981, bronze; Georges Rudier Foundry, lent by Iris Cantor

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is one of the greatest sculptors of the late nineteenth century. This stunning installation of bronzes features work spanning the artist's long career, and is especially rich in portraiture. Included are his famous depictions of writer Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac; the musician Gustav Mahler; the artist Claude Lorraine; one of his favorite dancers, Hanako; and his portrayal of God, which is also a self-portrait.

The selected bronzes in the show represent the major achievements of Rodin's career. They include the powerful Burghers of Calais, as well as works derived from his masterpiece, The Gates of Hell. Others, such as The Night (Double Figure), demonstrate his experimentation with assemblage. Also featured are sculptures, such as Monumental Torso of the Walking Man, which demonstrate his admiration for Michelangelo, and Dance Movement D, which speaks to his interest in creating an illusion of movement.

Rodin’s ability to use bronze to represent living flesh and his interest in expressing extreme psychological states were highly influential upon younger artists, both in Europe and America. Rodin: The Human Experience reveals why the artist is considered the crucial link between traditional and modern sculpture.

Rodin: The Human Experience - Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections is generously supported by Visit Bucks County and Jon Paton.

This exhibition has been organized and made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

James A. Michener Art Museum - Rodin: The Human Experience — Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections - 28.02.2015 - 14.06.2015

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2136 - U.S.A. - DOVER-DELAWARE - William D. White: Vision and Voice - 06.03.2015-21.06.2015


William D. White
White Night Shift on Broad Street

This exhibition reintroduces the work of Delaware illustrator, muralist and painter William D. White (1896-1971). White’s varied and significant career spans some of the country’s most intense moments of the 20th century as well as the final days of the golden age of American illustration. The exhibition and related publication will celebrate significant moments in the life of the artist through an examination of over 75 works.

Biggs Museum of American Art - William D. White: Vision and Voice - 06.03.2015-21.06.2015

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2135 - U.S.A. - DETROIT-MICHIGAN - Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit - 15.03.2015-12.07.2015


Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were an explosive couple. He carried a pistol. She carried a flask. He romanticized Detroit. She rejected it. But what they shared was a belief in communism, a thirst for tequila and a passion for each other. Discover how they left their mark on Detroit. And how Detroit left its mark on their art. Exclusively on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit brings together nearly 70 works of art that depict the evolution of these two extraordinary artists’ careers, including eight of Rivera’s epic preparatory drawings for the Detroit Industry murals and 23 pieces by Kahlo, whose work has never before been shown at the DIA.

Detroit Institute of Arts - Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit - 15.03.2015-12.07.2015

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2134 - U.S.A. - DENVER-COLORADO - Glitterati - Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America - 07.12.2014-27.11.2016


Diego de Borgraf, Saint Catherine of Alexandria (detail), Mexico, 1656. Oil on canvas. Denver Art Museum, Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer; 2011.426.

During the Spanish Colonial period in Latin America (1521–1850), precious gold and silver were crafted into elegant jewelry then embellished with emeralds from Colombia, coral from Mexico, and pearls from Venezuela. Wanting to demonstrate their wealth and status, people were painted wearing their finest dress and elaborate jewelry.

Women were adorned with tiaras, necklaces with pendants, and prominent earrings. Men proudly displayed hat ornaments, rings, watch fobs, and chatelaines (decorative belt hooks) with small tools similar to the modern Swiss Army knife. Priests wore gold crucifixes and rosaries while nuns had miniature paintings of the Virgin Mary and saints crafted into brooches, called nun’s badges. Inlaid and lacquered chests and boxes were used to store these luxury goods.

The portraits, furniture, and jewelry that are exhibited in Glitterati, drawn from the DAM’s world-renowned Spanish Colonial collection, tell the fascinating story of people and luxury possessions in the New World.

Denver Art Museum - Glitterati - Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America - 07.12.2014-27.11.2016

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2133 - U.S.A. - DALLAS-TEXAS - Small Worlds: Edouard Vuillard and the Intimate Art of the Nabis - 21.11.2014-19.04.2015


Maurice Denis, Portrait of a Young Girl (Thérèse Watillaux), 1896, oil on cardboard, Dallas Museum of Art

Small Worlds: Edouard Vuillard and the Intimate Art of the Nabis explores works in the DMA's collection created by Nabi artists, including Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, and Félix Vallotton. In the years following the final impressionist exhibition in 1886, a variety of avant-garde groups were formed in Paris by young artists eager to propose a new kind of modernist painting. One of these was begun around 1888 by a handful of students at a private art school known as the Académie Julian. Calling themselves the Nabis, a Hebrew word meaning “prophets,” these young artists forged a new relationship to many of the same subjects that had fascinated the impressionists a generation before: the modern city, its streets and public spaces, and the status of the private self in relation to this public sphere.

Dallas Museum of Art - Small Worlds: Edouard Vuillard and the Intimate Art of the Nabis - 21.11.2014-19.04.2015

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2132 - U.S.A. - CORAL GABLES-FLORIDA - Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perception - 07.02.2015-19.04.2015


The Brazilian-born Muniz is known for the startling materials he uses in the production of his stunning images. By employing diverse materials such as toys, diamonds, garbage and magazine clippings, the artist creates tableaux, which are then photographed. Poetics of Perception includes elements of several of his renowned bodies of work, including Diamond Divas, Pictures of Chocolate, Pictures of Junk, Pictures of Color and more.

In 2001, Muniz was invited to represent Brazil in the Venice Biennale where he exhibited the Pictures of Color series. Utilizing thousands of Pantone color swatches, Muniz created the appearance of digitized images of known works of art, including Claude Monet’s famous 19th-century Haystack. Muniz likens the pixels in digital photography to Monet’s impressionist brushstrokes.
Using the same ideas and given access to thousands of diamonds, Muniz created dazzling portraits of Hollywood’s silver screen divas: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Bette Davis and Marlene Dietrich. He tested the “degree of interference between the overkill glamour of the stars themselves and that of shiny rocks.” These mesmerizing portraits of some of the 20th century’s most celebrated actresses seem to cast a glittering, eternal afterimage.

His recreation of Paul Gauguin’s Still Life with Puppies, also on display in Poetics of Perception, recreates the strange perspective of the original, as the tabletop is turned on a vertical axis to reveal puppies dining amidst goblets and fruit. The images of the divas, as well as his photographs constructed from a confetti-like collage of magazine clippings, hint at Muniz’s interests in a variety of media, showcased in this latest traveling exhibition.
Exhibition Credits
Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perception was organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach. The exhibition is guest curated by Carla Hanzal, independent curator based in Charlotte, NC and former Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum. Lowe Art Museum exhibitions and programs are sponsored by Beaux Arts and the general membership. Additional support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Lowe Art Museum - Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perception - 07.02.2015-19.04.2015

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2131 - U.S.A. - COLUMBUS-OHIO - Mobile Photo Now - 06.02.2015-22.03.2015


Photo by Rob DePaolo

Columbus Museum of Art, and the #jj community, one of the world’s most active  communities of photographers, present #MobilePhotoNow the largest mobile photography exhibition ever organized by a museum.  

#MobilePhotoNow highlights the emerging art form of mobile photography, and the power of social media and smart phones as a means of creative expression and connection. CMA and #jj community partnered throughout October to post themed photo challenges that engaged the mobile photography community. More than 5,000 photographers from 89 different countries submitted nearly 45,000 images via Instagram. The resulting global exhibition co-curated by CMA and #jj features 320 photos from nearly 240 photographers representing nearly 40 different countries.

Comumbus Museum of Art  - Mobile Fhoto Now - 06.02.2015-22.03.2015

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2130 - U.S.A. - COLUMBIA-SOUTH CAROLINA - Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal - 20.02.2015-17.05.2015


Lotus Lilies

Seeking the Ideal is the first-ever museum retrospective of this American Impressionist painter, bringing together 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, immense space, and love for beauty. Charles Curran's heart was claimed by women, children, and flowers, and he devoted a lifetime to painting them in the full light of day out of doors. Curran's career blossomed in the 1880s when French Impressionism had changed the art world. Working in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, Curran became a much-respected leader of the art colony there in the early decades of the 20th century. These are wistful images, each one full of optimism and grace. He looked for what was ideal in American life and made it even more so.

Columbia Museum of Art - Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal - 20.02.2015 - 17.05.2015

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2129 - U.S.A.- CLEVELAND-OHIO - Themes and Variations: Musical Drawings and Prints - 25.01.2015-17.05.2015


The Violin, 1914. Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963). Cut and pasted papers (newsprint block-printed or stenciled decorative paper, and faux bois), with charcoal and graphite; 71.8 x 51.8 cm (28 1/4 x 20 3/8 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund 1968.196. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

A selection of about 60 drawings and prints from the museum's permanent collection will explore the various ways in which music and music-making have been represented in Europe and the United States from the 15th through the 20th century. The exhibition will explore representations of sacred music in images depicting David and Saul, Apollo and the Muses, and Orpheus, as well as secular music addressing themes such as music and courtship, the café concert, dance, and synesthesia. Works by Rembrandt van Rijn, Jean Antoine Watteau, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Wassily Kandinsky, and John Cage will be featured.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Cleveland Museum of Art - Themes and Variations: Musical Drawings and Prints - 25.01.2015 17.05.2015

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2128 - U.S.A. - CINCINNATI-OHIO - Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - 12.09.2014-22.02.2015


Curated by Kevin Moore for FOTOFOCUS
Nico Krebs, Taiyo Onorato

The Swiss-born, Berlin-based duo Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs (both b. 1979) respond with humor and wit to various traditions of modernist architecture, documentary photography and the heroic travelogue. By pecking at such constructions, the artists reveal a more whimsical, ironic, and subjective vision of the structures and technologies that shape the way we see and live. Their work simultaneously explores the subject of artistic collaboration, as well as the expansion of photography as an artistic medium. Though much of Onorato & Krebs’ practice is photographic, the artists’ engagement with other media—film, sculpture, sound —sheds the artifice of objectivity and documentation to revel in reconstructions of the world around us.

This is the first major museum exhibition for Onorato and Krebs in the United States, and will collect a variety of eclectic, but interrelated bodies of work. The Great Unreal turns photographs taken on road trips in the U.S. (between 2005 and 2008) into the platform and playground for surreal satire. They returned to this format in 2013 during travels through Central Asia, producing an equally fantastic take on the lived experience of mapmaking. For the Constructions series (2009-2012), the artists photographed Berlin buildings in perspective and extended their contours with strategically placed wooden armatures. Further employing the camera’s eye to suggest alternative ways of seeing, the Spins series turns found materials and extreme camera angles into a psychedelic vision of the everyday.

Contemporary Arts Center - Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - 12.09.2014 - 22.02.2015

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2127 - U.S.A. - CHICAGO- ILLINOIS - MCA DNA: Richard Hunt - 18.12.2014-17.05.2015


Richard Hunt
Small Hybrid, 1964
17 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 10 in. (44.4 x 24.1 x 25.4 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Morton A. Sterling, 1981.39
Photo: Nathan Keay, © Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Richard Hunt (American, b. 1935), a longtime resident of Chicago and one of the city’s most accomplished artists, has contributed significantly to the history of abstract sculpture. Hunt turns eighty in 2015, and the MCA celebrates his life and artistic achievements with an MCA DNA exhibition of his sculptures and drawings, dating from the 1950s through the 1990s. These works reflect the development of Hunt’s style—from smaller objects made of welded scrap materials to monumentally scaled metal sculptures. Throughout his career, Hunt has used bronze and steel in his sculptures to explore lyrical forms, the sublime possibilities of abstraction, and the reconciliation of the organic and the industrial. Presenting a selection of Hunt’s drawings as well, the exhibition highlights his cultivation of linear gestures and a sense of movement in his work in both media.

Hunt’s career, which spans more than fifty years and continues today, began with early success, at the time largely unprecedented for a young artist. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired one of Hunt’s sculptures in 1957, when he was still a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and mounted a retrospective of his work in 1971, when Hunt was only thirty-five. Hunt has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, fifteen honorary degrees, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center, New Jersey. In addition, he has completed more than 120 major public commissions around the US and Chicago is home to thirty-five of his public sculptures, including works at Midway Airport and the historic State of Illinois Building. Hunt’s exhibition at the MCA is accompanied by an interactive map locating his public commissions, as well as a new video, produced by the MCA, that features Hunt discussing his work.

This exhibition is organized by Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - MCA DNA: Richard Hunt - 18.12.2014 - 17.05.2015

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2126 - U.S.A. - DES MOINES-IOWA - FROM ICON TO ABSTRACTION - Goncharova, Kruchenykh ± Rozanova and The Great War - 26.09.2014-15.02.2015


Natalia Goncharova (Russian, 1881-1962)
The Doomed City, from “Mystical Images of War,” 1914
Lithograph on paper, 12 5/8 x 9 ½ inches
Des Moines Art Center’s Louise Noun Collection of Art by Women through Bequest, 2003.316.11

Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Russian neo-Primitivist artist Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) created a series of 14 black-and-white crayon lithographs titled “War: Mystical Images of War.” Her prints are rooted in the imagery of Russian icons, history, Apocalypse imagery, folk art, and contemporary warfare. Two years later, in his book “Universal War,” Russian avant-garde artist Alexei Kruchenykh (1886-1968) envisioned war as a series of counterbalanced geometric forms. In this set of editioned series of 12 cut paper and fabric collages, he evokes a cosmic battle in the year 1985 rather than depict the current war.
His collages were directly inspired by the work of Olga Rozanova (1886-1918). Zaum “transrational” poetry by Kruchenykh accompanies the collages. This exhibition compares these avant-garde Russian artists’ Modernist visions of war. Collector Louise Noun, who gave the prints and collages to the Des Moines Art Center, will be highlighted in the exhibition publication through her interest in avant garde women artists of the 20th century. This exhibition is organized by Amy N. Worthen, curator of prints and drawings.

Des Moines Art Center   25.09.2014 - 15.02.2015

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2125 - U.S.A. - CHARLOTTE-NORTH CAROLINA - Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100 - 01.11.2014-01.02.2015

Alson Skinner Clark (American, 1876-1949)  Created: 1913
Materials: Oil on canvas
Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100, the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, and brings together selected examples of the work of the three most important American artists to draw and paint the construction of the canal, printmaker Joseph Pennell and painters Alson Skinner Clark and Jonas Lie, for the first time. Providing a rich context for these works is a handful of paintings by nineteenth-century American artists including Frederic Church, Martin Johnson Heade, and Louis Remy Mignot, all of whom visited and painted in South America, as well as works by such American artists as Julien Alden Weir, Ernest Lawson, and George Bellows, who painted images of factories and industry in the popular styles of their day. Interspersed with the approximately 50 paintings and prints is a variety of ephemera—photographs, books, newspapers, and other period material—that address the broader public perception of the canal and its impact.

As 2014 marks the centennial of the opening of the canal it provides a perfect opportunity to both reconsider these historic works of art and to reflect upon the canal’s impact over the past one hundred years. Thus, in conjunction with the exhibition the Mint has commissioned a new short story by the award-winning author Anthony Doerr and a new work of art by renowned contemporary artist Mel Chin. These fresh perspectives on the canal and its legacy are particularly meaningful in light of the fact that an effort to significantly expand the canal is currently underway, and is tied to the development of many projects in the continental United States, such as the construction of an intermodal transportation hub at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
Panama Canal at 100 is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue containing an essay by exhibition curator Jonathan Stuhlman, the new work of fiction by Doerr, and images relating to Chin’s commission along with an interview with the artist about the piece.
 Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100 - Mint Museum - 01.11.2014 - 01.02.2015


2124 - U.S.A. - CAMBRIDGE-MASSACHUSETTS - Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals - 16.11.2014-26.07.2015


Untitled - Study for Havard Murals

This new presentation of Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals features innovative, noninvasive digital projection as a conservation approach. The exhibition returns this mural series to public view and scholarship while also encouraging study and debate of the technology.

The technique employs a camera-projector system that includes custom-made software developed and applied by a team of art historians, conservation scientists, conservators, and scientists at the Harvard Art Museums and the MIT Media Lab. The digital projection technology restores the appearance of the murals’ original rich colors, which had faded while on display in the 1960s and ’70s in a penthouse dining room of Harvard University’s Holyoke Center (now the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center), the space for which they were commissioned. Deemed unsuitable for exhibition, the murals entered storage in 1979 and since then have rarely been seen by the public.

Featuring 38 works from 1961–62, including the murals and many of the artist’s related studies on paper and canvas, the exhibition also explores Rothko’s creative process. A sixth mural painted for the commission—brought to Cambridge by Rothko but ultimately not installed—will be presented publicly for the first time. Many of the works on paper contain relevant sketches on their reverse, which will be displayed during the second half of the exhibition beginning in March 2015. The studies on canvas provide perspective on Rothko’s process as he worked from small to large scale.

The majority of the works exhibited are from the Harvard Art Museums, with loans from Kate Rothko Prizel, Christopher Rothko, Dr. Corinne Flick, the National Gallery of Art, and the Menil Collection.

Curated by Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums; in collaboration with Narayan Khandekar, senior conservation scientist, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums; Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, director, Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, Harvard Art Museums, and associate director for conservation and research, Whitney Museum of American Art; Christina Rosenberger, research coordinator, Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, Harvard Art Museums; and Jens Stenger, conservation scientist, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University (formerly of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums). The camera-projector system and software were developed with Ramesh Raskar, associate professor of media arts and sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and head, MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture Group. Digital restoration of Ektachrome transparencies was completed together with Rudolf Gschwind, professor and head, Digital Humanities Lab, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Research, technical analysis, and conservation treatment for Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals have been made possible in part through the generous support of the AXA Art Insurance Corporation, the Bowes Family Foundation, InFocus Corporation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ezra and Lauren Merkin, Novartis International AG, Lief D. Rosenblatt, and the NBT Charitable Trust. Initial exhibition funding was provided by the Graham Gund Exhibition Fund, the Rosenblatt Fund for Post-War American Art, and the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.


Harvard Art Museums       16.11.204 - 26.07.2015

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2123 - U.S.A. - BOISE-IDAHO - Modern and Contemporary Ceramics Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo Collection - 22.02.2014-29.03.2015


Wouter Dam, Red Sculpture, 2009, stoneware, thrown and assembled, with diffuser-applied matte glaze, 9″ x 16″ x 14″. Gift of Anita Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo in Honor of Terry Melton on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Boise Art Museum.

Over several decades Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo have assembled an exceptional art collection, reflecting their interest in modern and contemporary art with a focus on ceramics. As part of their ongoing relationship with Boise Art Museum, they have loaned numerous artworks to various exhibitions and gifted BAM more than 40 important ceramics and other paintings that deepen and enrich the Museum’s collections.
In celebration of their impressive collection and significant contributions, BAM will present a full-scale exhibition highlighting their collection and gifts. Among the notable ceramic artists included are Rudy Autio, Frank Boyden, Helen Frankenthaler, Jun Kaneko, David Smith and Peter Voulkos as well as two-dimensional works by Judy Cooke, Alden Mason and Hung Liu.
Boise Art Museum   22.02.2014 - 29.03.2015


2122 - U.S.A. - BOCA RATON-FLORIDA - Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art - 09.11.2014-11.01.2015


Theresa Bernstein (American, 1890-2002), Polish Church: Easter Morning, 1916, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches. Martin and Edith Stein Collection

The American artist Theresa Ferber Bernstein (1890–2002) made and exhibited her work in every decade of the twentieth century–a truly awesome feat. Working in realist and expressionist styles, she treated the major subjects of her time, including the fight for women’s suffrage, the plight of immigrants, World War I, jazz, unemployment, racial discrimination and occasionally explicitly Jewish themes such as a synagogue interior or ritual objects such as a menorah. While her portrait subjects include Albert Einstein, Martha Graham, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, yet it is her particular sensibility and empathy with those subjects that set her apart from her contemporaries. Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art features a plethora of paintings along with interviews and related memorabilia spanning this great artist’s long and illustrious career.
Organized by Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor Baruch College and the Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Boca Raton Museum of Art    09.11.2014 - 11.01.2015

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2121 - U.S.A. - WORCESTER-MASSACHUSETTS - Africa's Children of Arms - 19.11.2014-31.05.2015

Untitled from the series The Rape of a Nation, ©Marcus Beasdale

Africa's Children of Arms

The Pulitzer Center is committed to telling the stories of vulnerable populations all over the world, and perhaps one of the most startling is that of child soldiers. Boys and girls from more than 20 countries are recruited or abducted into armies where they serve as messengers, spies, and combatants. All are subjected to the atrocities of wars that many are not old enough to understand. Their experiences in war and rehabilitation are diverse and haunting.

This project presents the work of three photographers, Marcus Bleasdale, Robin Hammond and Andre Lambertson, because of their deep understanding and sensitivity to these issues. Their images tell the stories of former child soldiers—of haunted pasts and of hope for the future.

Worcester Art Museum     19.11.2014 - 31.05.2015

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2120 - U.S.A. - MINNEAPOLIS-MINNESOTA - Italian Style - Fashion since 1945 - 26.10.2014-04.01.2015


Trace the evolution of Italian design, from Gucci and Prada to Missoni, Versace and more. A major retrospective of the fashion that has defined a nation—and a rare chance to see Milan’s finest in Minneapolis.

An MIA first, this groundbreaking exhibition examines the craftsmanship and entrepreneurial verve that catapulted Italy from the ashes of World War II to the style powerhouse it is today. Immerse yourself in impeccable design, rare ingenuity, and the head-turning glamour of celebrity style.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts     26.10.2014 - 04.01.2015

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2118 - U.S.A - DETROIT-MICHIGAN - Ordinary People by Extraordinary Artists.- 19.09.2014-29.03.2015


The “extraordinary artists” in this exhibition are a “who’s who” of late 19th-century figures who moved art from its traditional academic moorings into the modern era. Many of the DIA’s strongest holdings in works on paper are highlighted, including pastels, etchings, and lithographs. Edgar Degas’ bathers, dancers, and jockeys; Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s portraits of his family and celebrities; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s stage performers; Paul Cézanne’s bathers; and Pierre Bonnard’s and Edouard Vuillard’s intimate interior and city life scenes are among the featured works. Other artists included are Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Mary Cassatt, and Camille Pissarro.

These artists are well known for their colorful landscape paintings but prints and drawings of “ordinary people” in black and white and eventually in color are an equally prominent category of subject matter. In their search for themes from everyday life, they saw beyond villages, fields, and beaches for captivating scenes. Images of friends, family members, and folks in a variety of familiar poses— at ease, at play, in contemplation perhaps making art, reading, writing, or sewing— form a rich and interesting aspect of their scenes.Anonymous crowds enjoying public parks, taverns, cafés, theaters, and race tracks populate their views. By shunning topics based on grand historical, religious, or literary themes, these artists bucked the expected order of the art academies. Their sketchy styles which emphasized free brushwork in painting and broken, choppy lines in drawing and printmaking were considered inadequate for finished work ready for exhibition. The odd spatial settings, atypical perspectives, and emphasis on capturing fleeting moments of time and light were also once judged unacceptable.

When the label of “Impressionism” was first hung on Degas, Renoir and their colleagues in the 1870s, it was meant derisively. By the 1890s, it was the new normal and most progressive manner in which to create sparking a legacy that lasted for decades. What began as a break-away from the establishment by a group of young, relatively unknown and radical artists became one of the most influential art phenomenon in history. From ordinary, everyday aspirations of wanting nothing more than pursuing wider avenues for exhibiting their work, promoting their message and increasing their sales, these artists liberalized practices and attitudes toward art in an almost unprecedented manner.

Their popularity and fame only continue to increase.

This exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Support has been provided by the DIA’s Woman’s Committee.

Detroit Institute of Arts       19.09.2014 -29.03.2015

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2117- U.S.A. - WILMINGTOWN-DELAWARE - Avert, Escape, or Cope With - 01.11.2014-26.04.2015

Hiro Sakaguchi

Hiro Sakaguchi's vibrant and complex paintings, drawings, sculpture, and videos reflect issues of environment, ecology, science, world history, peace, conflict, and popular culture. Sakaguchi describes how, "Models, toys, and games from childhood often appear in my works. They emerge out of my memory of this time in my life and give me the initial inspiration to make something. I would like to explore now what wasn't possible for me then. This innocent point of departure lets me get at the heart of more current topics and adult concerns of the greater populace."

Maiza Hixson, the DCCA's Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art and Acting Associate Director for Programs, explains that the title of Sakaguchi's exhibition references the artist's interest in Hollywood disaster films in which a protagonist must "avert, escape, or cope with" the calamity presented. Images of war, fire, volcanoes, hurricanes, vortexes, and explosions pervade his artworks, reflecting his association with images from the web and television broadcasting of recent natural and human-made disasters. In the painting Gazing Fire, houses, detached propellers, spacecraft, and other debris form the backdrop to a central blaze or bonfire that dominates the canvas. A discarded teddy bear appears off to the side, signifying childhood play interrupted by harmful natural forces.

According to Hixson, the theme of heat also surfaces in Sakaguchi's sculpture. Boat with Hibachi Engine features a copper stove installed in a miniature wooden vessel. Hibachi translates to "fire bowl" in Japanese; in North America, the term "hibachi" refers to a small cooking stove heated by charcoal or an iron hot plate. The combination of the Hibachi grill and Budweiser cans that litter the hull allude to the artist's Japanese heritage informed by several years of living in America and, by extension, its consumer culture.

The artist's Spool Tanks installation features enlarged versions of a familiar children's toy as ersatz battleships. In his video Unmanned Ground Vehicle, spool tanks appear in miniature. Continuing the play army and gender wars motifs, Sakaguchi and his collaborator and wife, artist Anne Canfield, perform in the video wearing blue and pink camouflage. The two sit across from each other rolling a tank at one another. The video cuts to an oversized version of the self-propelled spool tank set in motion. Wearing arm badges with symbols of peace and love, Sakaguchi and Canfield place flowers in the barrel of the spool tank gun, salute the camera, and march off the set.

Sakaguchi was born in Nagano, Japan and grew up in Chiba City, near Tokyo. He moved to the United States in the 1990s to study art at the University of the Arts (BFA) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (MFA). He has had over 40 solo and group exhibitions at various venues, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Secession Museum in Austria, the Mori Museum in Tokyo, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki.

Sakaguchi has also exhibited at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami and the Melbourne Art Fair in Australia, both with Tokyo's Mizuma Art Gallery. He is represented by Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia and Galerie Heubner & Heubner in Frankfurt. Artworks by Sakaguchi can be found in both public and private collections internationally, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Woodmere Art Museum.

DCCA     01.11.2014 - 26.04.2015

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2116 - U.S.A. - LOS ANGELES-CALIFORNIA - Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist - 19.10.2014-01.02.2015


Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist presents a full-scale survey of one the most important artists of the Harlem Renaissance, featuring the painter's visual examination of African American culture during the Jazz Age. The exhibition covers Motley's entire career, including periods in Chicago, Paris, and Mexico. Motley received his formal training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and went on to create strong and somewhat solemn portraits of his community, as well as vividly hued, lively scenes of crowded dancehalls that reflect the colorful spirit of the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibition features a number of paintings depicting the black communities of Chicago and Paris just before and after the Great Depression, and concludes with introspective moments of quotidian life in Mexico, made during the artist's travels during the 1950s

LACMA      19.10.2014 - 01.02.2015

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2115 - U.S.A. - DENVER-COLORADO - First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection - 01.06.2014-22.03.2015


Houses and Pine Trees Quilt, unknown artist, American, 1890s. Cotton. Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Guido Goldman.

A completely new exhibition in the textile art galleries features more than 20 quilts arranged in nine thematic groupings. Each section invites viewers to look closely at the different themes and variations. Visitors can discover common roots for motifs and patterns and creative differences in materials and techniques. More than half of the objects are recent acquisitions on view for the first time, while others, including The Matterhorn quilt (pictured below), are well-known treasures of the collection. Complementing the exhibition is Contemporary Takes on Traditional Patterns by 10 artists from Studio Art Quilts Associates whose quilts illustrate how traditions continue, evolve, and inspire.

While the overall graphic impact of each quilt is evident on first glance and even from a distance, a longer, closer, second look reveals details that provide insights about subtle creative choices in materials, construction, and ultimately, artistic concepts.

Denver Art Museum    01.06.2014 - 22.03.2015

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2119 - U.S.A. - ELMHURST-ILLINOIS - Richard Koppe - 06.09.2014-11.01.2015


This fall, in cooperation with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Elmhurst Art Museum presents the first museum exhibition of Richard Koppe's inventive work in more than forty years. Including 70 rarely seen paintings, prints and drawings, the exhibition highlights Koppe's signature canvases from the mid-20th century - from his earlier compositions of stylized fish and birds to his distinctive versions of abstract expressionism and hard-edge abstraction.
Combining aspects of cubism and surrealism, Koppe explored line, color, composition and space, producing works that are both playful and intricate. A special section including photographs, studies, textiles, tableware and related objects is dedicated to the artist's celebrated murals and designs for Chicago's famous Well of the Sea restaurant in 1948. Koppe's rigorous experimentation with form, mastery of diverse media and interest in design reflect his experience as a student of transplanted European modernists like László Moholy-Nagy and Alexander Archipenko at Chicago's New Bauhaus in the late 1930s. Koppe went on to promote the modernist program as Head of Visual Design and Fine Arts at the Institute of Design (ID) at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and later as Professor of Art at UIC.  
This exhibition is largely drawn from UIC's Campus Collection, to which Koppe's estate donated nearly one thousand of his works shortly after his death. Koppe's modernist practice and legacy are of particular interest to EAM as we continue to explore art, architecture and design of the mid-20th century. Inspired by the museum's McCormick House, designed in 1952 by Mies van der Rohe, our goal is to present and study artists of this era such as Koppe, ripe for rediscovery and new scholarship. Koppe's New Bauhaus training and tenure at IIT overlapped with Mies' tenure as Director of the School of Architecture; this connection provides a greater understanding of Mies' concurrent architectural practice and contextualizes the work of other mid-century designers often shown in the McCormick House.
Elmhurst Art Museum    06.09.2014 - 11.01.2015


2114 - U.S.A. - COLUMBIA-SOUTH CAROLINA - Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera - 17.10.2014-18.01.2015


The CMA presents a landmark exhibition of the most famous and beloved of American illustrators, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera . This is the first exhibition to explore in-depth Rockwell's richly detailed study photographs, created by the artist as references for his iconic paintings. Rockwell is known for his depictions of everyday life created with humor, skill, and emotion. However, it is little known that he staged photographs to make his popular covers of The Saturday Evening Post. Norman Rockwell: Behind the Cameraay  includes 50 photographs that show the careful procedure Rockwell used to make his art, as well as 16 original paintings and drawings, and takes viewers behind the scenes in the creative process of one of America's great masters.

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera brings together prints of Rockwell's study photographs and original paintings and drawings from the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum linked to the photographs on display. The result is a fascinating frame-by-frame view of the development of some of Rockwell's most indelible images. At the same time, the photographs themselves—painstakingly staged by Rockwell and involving an array of models, costumes, props, and settings—are fully realized works of art in their own right.

The CMA is the last venue in the national tour of the exhibition. It is a last chance to see the selection of photographs and paintings, and the creative process of an American master.

Columbia Museum of Art     17.10.2014 - 18.01.2015

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2113 - U.S.A. - COLUMBUS-OHIO - Paul-Henri Bourguignon: A 50th-Anniversary Retrospective - 17.10.2014-18.01.2015


In 1964, the Columbus Museum of Art held an exhibition of the work of Belgian artist Paul-Henri Bourguignon (1906 – 1988).  Fifty years later the museum celebrates the work of this talented visual artist, who was a prolific writer and journalist, a skillful photographer, and an avid observer of the human condition. One critic noted, “When Bourguignon concentrates on faces, the pathos of the human condition stands out.”

Bourguignon began his arts studies in Brussels’ Académie des Beaux Arts and then studied art history at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His first solo exhibition was at the Galérie d’Egmont in Brussels at age 22.  He met his wife, Erika, in Haiti and they settled in Columbus, Ohio in 1950 after she joined the faculty of The Ohio State University.  Today, his widely collected works are found in American museums, and in public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the Columbus Museum of Art.

Columbus Museum of Art     17.10.2014 - 18.01.2015

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2112 - U.S.A. - COOPERSTOWN-NY - Dorothea Lange’s America - 18.09.2014-31.12.2014


Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936.

Lange’s empathetic images of migrant workers, suffering families, and tortured landscapes have seared the imagery of the Depression into America’s consciousness. Her most celebrated photographs of that era—Migrant Mother, White Angel Breadline, and Migratory Cotton Picker—have become icons in American cultural history.

The Great Depression was the catalyst for a tremendous outburst of creative energy in America's photographic community. The devastation wreaked upon the country inspired a host of socially conscious photographers to capture the painful stories of the time. This exhibition features the work of thirteen of these artists.
Pre-eminent among these was Dorothea Lange (1895-1965). Lange herself knew adversity early in life. Raised in Hoboken, New Jersey, at age seven she was stricken with polio, which left her with a lifetime limp. And at age twelve her father abandoned her family, leaving an impoverished household behind. Perhaps in defiance of the odds against her, Lange early and consistently displayed an independent streak. She played truant from school, preferring to wander the ethnic neighborhoods of lower Manhattan.
She rejected her mother's choice of a teaching career for her, declaring—even before she had ever touched a camera!—that she would be a photographer, then heading west to San Francisco to make a living in her chosen field. There she befriended the photographers Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham, and, through them, the celebrated Western painter Maynard Dixon, who became her first husband. Within a few months of her move she opened a thriving portrait studio that catered to San Francisco’s professional class and moneyed elite. But with the onset of the Depression she found her true calling as a peripatetic chronicler of the many faces of America, old and young, urban and rural, native-born and immigrant, as they dealt with unprecedented hardship, sometimes with resilience, often with despondence.
Lange's working method was gentle, open, and personal. She engaged her photographic subjects in conversation, winning their confidence and their consent to be photographed. Ironically, her limp, by marking her as someone who had suffered in her own way, helped her to disarm and bond with her subjects. Her pictures typically focus on a single figure, even amidst a crowd shot. And work—its presence or absence—is a constant theme, connected, perhaps, to a frequent emphasis on people's hands.
The importance of Lange’s Depression work was recognized almost immediately, and led to a long and fruitful collaboration with the New Deal's Farm Security Administration (FSA). After the War, she was the first woman photographer awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, helped found Aperture magazine, and was honored by the Museum of Modern Art with a career retrospective. Her most important achievement, however, is that her Depression-era work served in a real way to alleviate the suffering of the very people she chronicled: it raised public awareness of the dire need for federal assistance around the country, and helped convince Congress to provide it.
All works in this exhibit are drawn from the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. The exhibit has been organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions


Fenimore Art Museum    18.09.2014 - 31.12.2014

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2111 - U.S.A. - DELAND-FLORIDA - Chen Chi: Watercolors - 12.09.2014-04.01.2015


Chen Chi, High Noon New York, 1986, Watercolor on paper

Inspired by modern art training in Shanghai, Chen Chi (1912 – 2005) moved to New York City in 1947. His works merge traditional Chinese brushstrokes with Western techniques creating colorful, aesthetic, harmonious works.

Chen Chi was born in Wusih, a small community near Shanghai, China. Due to his father’s financial difficulties in the silk business, in 1926Chen Chi moved to Shanghai where he was employed in an oil pressing factory. The owner of the factory, having children the same age, allowed Chen Chi to attend their classes. In 1931he enrolled in an art school that emphasized western techniques rather than traditional Chinese painting. The establishment of the Chinese Republic, in 1912coupled with the opening of China to the West, which had begun in the nineteenth century, heightened his awareness of Western ideas and art trends. Chen Chi, recalling his early training stated, “We were wanting a more modern painting…. There was already this direction in the modern cultural movement. And with art, we did not want to go back to the Chinese traditional style, although we had such a strong tradition of it…. I belonged to the younger generation, and we wanted … the modern style.”‘

Museum of Art       12.09.2014 - 04.01.2014

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2110 - U.S.A. - DALLAS-TEXAS - Käthe Kollwitz: A Social Activist in the Era of World War I - 03.05.2014-16.11.2014


Bread!, 1924. lithograph, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. Bromberg; Käthe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz: A Social Activist in the Era of World War I contemplates the life and work of the German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945). For Germans born in the second half of the 19th century, life was in a constant state of chaos with the approach of World War I followed by the destruction of World War II. The impact of these grave events became the inspiration for Kollwitz’s artwork. This installation, drawn from the DMA’s collection, explores some of the artist’s works surrounding World War I, as well as her artistic reactions to World War II. Her lithographs, etchings, and woodblock prints are also accompanied by works by Ernst Barlach, Max Pechstein, and Max Pollak.

Dallas Museum of Arts       03.05.2014 - 16.11.2014

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U.S.A. - CINCINNATI-OHIO - Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray - 03.10.2014-11.01.2015

Man Ray, Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936, photograph. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochbert
All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.

Some of the greatest names in photographic history appear inParis Night & Day. This exhibition features vintage prints by French nationals and international photographers who worked in Paris, including Eugène Atget, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Brassaï, Ilse Bing, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bill Brandt, André Kertész, and Man Ray. The exhibit comprises works ranging from the lingering realist perspective of the late 19th century, through modernist experiments in the early 20th, to the startling world of Surrealist photography in the 1930s. Lovers of photography will delight in the many iconic images to be seen. 

Taft Museum of Art   03.10.2014 - 11.01.2015

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U.S.A. - CHICAGO-ILLINOIS - Earthly Delights - 28.06.2014-30.11.2014


Lari Pittman
Untitled #14, 2003
Oil, lacquer and Cel-Vinyl on gessoed canvas over wood panel
76 x 102 in. (193 x 259.1 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Joseph and Jory Shapiro Fund by exchange, 2003.25
© 2003 Lari Pittman
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

Earthly Delights brings together the work of eight artists who share a belief in the critical power of beauty. Drawn primarily from the MCA’s permanent collection, and made between 1949 and 2006, the paintings, sculptures, and installations in this exhibition embrace the decorative in defiance of prevailing artistic trends. By reveling in pleasure, exploring private moments, and exuding sensuality, these works challenge the primacy of rationality and logic in modernism.

As they explore the connections among art, decoration, and design, the artists in Earthly Delights insist on the intrinsic value of beauty by engaging with social issues. Lynda Benglis’s and Carol Bove’s sculptures address the exclusion of women from the history of minimalism. Works by Nick Cave and Yinka Shonibare, MBE, delve into gender and racial politics and the legacy of colonialism, as well as the histories of performance, music, and dance. Paintings and installations by Balthus, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, and Lari Pittman question taboos related to sexuality.

Irreverent and playful, this eclectic group of artists subvert the conservatism of minimalism and other twentieth-century movements that eschewed making art in pursuit of pleasure. Earthly Delights reveals the way beauty can be used as a conceptual tool.

Earthly Delights includes works by Balthus, Lynda Benglis, Carol Bove, Nick Cave, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Lari Pittman, and Yinka Shonibare, MBE.

This exhibition is curated by Abigail Winograd, Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago   28.06.2014 - 30.11.2014

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