U.S.A. - LONG BEACH- CALIFORNIA - Whims and Absurdities - 12.12.2013-04.05.2014


Whims and Absurdities is a playful look at MOLAA’s Permanent Collection. It will feature a selection of pieces from the collection by artists who employ humor, absurdity and the fantastic to tell personal, regional, and universal stories. The exhibition will be divided into four sections: Ancestral Connections investigates visual and conceptual links to the pre-Hispanic past; Myths and Mysticism explores works influenced by spirituality and superstition; Humor and Identity features both personal as well as national concerns; and Transcendent Landscapes will show expressive and dreamlike environments. Artists include Fernanda Brunet, Elsa Mora, Rodolfo Morales, Fernando de Szyzlo, and Rufino Tamayo, among others.

MOLAA - Museum of Latin Art     12.12.2013 - 04.05.2014

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U.S.A. - HOUSTON-TEXAS - Outside the Lines - 31.10.2013-23.03.2014


Dona Nelson, "Orangey," 2011. 83 x 81 inches, Acrylic mediums and dyed cheesecloth on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York.

Presented on the occasion of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's 65th anniversary, Outside the Lines is a six-part exhibition series conceived as an evolving dialogue on contemporary abstraction. From recent paintings embracing more traditional definitions of abstraction to multimedia works that challenge such notions, these exhibitions showcase the Museum's commitment to chronicling shifts in contemporary art practices by presenting some of the most compelling work being made today and revisiting the historical foundations to which they speak. CAMH's director Bill Arning and full curatorial staff—Valerie Cassel Oliver and Dean Daderko—will each organize two exhibitions; these six complete visions will be mounted in two rounds. Outside the Lines will be installed in both the Brown Foundation and the Zilkha galleries, uniting the whole museum in one thematic exhibition for the first time. Constructed as a dynamic, diverse, and innovative curatorial project, Outside the Lines offers a variety of vibrant visual experiences and perspectives on abstraction in the present moment.

Hearkening back to the popular CAMH exhibition Abstract Painting, Once Removed (organized by Dana Friis-Hansen, 1998) and the curatorial experimentation in Changing Perspectives (1995), Outside the Lines opens October 31 with three presentations: UIA (Unlikely Iterations of the Abstract) organized by Arning, Black in the Abstract, Part 1: Epistrophy organized by Cassel Oliver, and Outside the Lines organized by Daderko. Staggered openings in January 2014 for the remaining three exhibitions in the series—Painting: A Love Story, Rites of Spring, and Black in the Abstract, Part 2: Hard Edges/Soft Curves—invite audiences to re-visit the evolving exhibition and consider abstract painting from multiple vantage points. Though installed in dedicated spaces, these exhibitions converse with each other. The full complement of shows will be contextualized within a single catalogue to be published in 2014.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston       31.10.2013 - 23.03.2014

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U.S.A. - KANSAS CITY-MISSOURI - Impressionist France -19.10.2013-09.02.2014


Experience the pleasure and excitement of traveling through mid-19th century France. From Paris to the countryside, the top of Mont Blanc to the Mediterranean, this exhibition features approximately 125 key paintings and photographs by well-known Impressionists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, as well as important photographs by Gustave Le Gray and Édouard Baldus.

Impressionist France explores connections between landscape and national identity during a period in which France was being fundamentally transformed and modernized. Painters and photographers composed competing visions of France as modern and industrialized or, in equally potent terms, as rural and anti-modern.

Within this historical context key artists emerged and drew inspiration, including Monet, Pissarro and others from the Impressionist generation. It is also during this period that influential photographers, such as Le Gray, Baldus, and the Bisson frères profoundly advanced the practice of photography from amateur experimentation to artistic mastery, while also demonstrating its value as a vital documentary tool for state-sponsored agendas.

This exhibition will showcase works never before seen in the region, and include important paintings and photographs from 36 major American and European museums and several private collections.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art    19.10.2013 - 09.02.2014

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U.S.A. - DURHAM-NORTH CAROLINA - Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space - 19.09.2013-02.02.2014


Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space explores the creation and maintenance of borders, both physical as well as psychological, through the works of artists primarily from South Asia. These artists focus on the idea of partition as a productive space–where nations are made through forging new identities and relationships; reconfiguring memory and creative forgetting; re-writing history and the making of myths; and through the creation and patrolling of borders. Developed by the nonprofit arts organization Green Cardamom, Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space originated in London in 2009 as an exhibition focused on South Asian artists and the division of India in 1947. The project later expanded to a larger exhibition at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, incorporating works by artists from countries such as Mexico, Lebanon, and Ireland.

The artists are Bani Abidi, Roohi Ahmed, Francis Alÿs,  Farida Batool, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Muhanned Cader, DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency), Iftikhar Dadi, Anita Dube, Taghreed Elsanhouri, Sophie Ernst, Gauri Gill, Shilpa Gupta, Zarina Hashmi, Mona Hatoum, Ahsan Jamal, Amar Kanwar, Nalini Malani, Naeem Mohaiemen, Tom Molloy, Rashid Rana, Raqs Media Collective, Jolene Rickard, Seher Shah, Surekha, Hajra Waheed and Muhammad Zeeshan.

This exhibition is co-curated by Hammad Nasar (curator and co-founder of Green Cardamom) and Iftikhar Dadi (Associate Professor of Art History and Department Chair Art at Cornell University).

Lines of Control is a Green Cardamom Project. Its presentation at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has been jointly organized by Green Cardamom and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University. Major support for the exhibition and catalogue was provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Jarett F. and Younghee Kim-Wait Fund for Contemporary Islamic and Middle Eastern Arts, Gandhara-Art, the Mondriaan Fund, and Ali and Amna Naqvi.

Lines of Control is made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, the Fenwick Foundation, and Barbara Nicholson McFadyen. Additional support is provided by the BorderWork(s) Humanities Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, supported by the Humanities Writ Large grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University    19.09.2013 - 02.02.2014

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