Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Blood, Sweat, Tears, Piss and Vinegar: Adrian Piper at MoMA

Adrian Piper’s retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965-2016 (until 22 July), is also an analysis of artistic, academic and social institutions. A conceptual artist, Kantian philosopher and yogi, the New York-born, Berlin-based Piper has sought to transcend the boundaries between art and public discourse. Race is central to her investigations. As a light-skinned...

Beyond Banksy: This Massive LA Exhibition Dramatically Expands the Story of Graffiti

Walking through “Beyond the Streets,” the sprawling, adventurous show of diverse work by street artists housed in a 40,000-square-foot warehouse north of LA’s Chinatown, the opening scene of the seminal street art documentary Style Wars flickered into my mind. In it, a group of young New York graffiti artists stand in the street anxiously waiting for a subway train to pass...

Maria Lassnig Retrospective at Kunstmuseum Basel Showcases Key Works

In an exhibition titled Dialogues, the Kunstmuseum Basel (MAY 12, 2018–AUG 26, 2018) presents around ninety drawings and watercolors by the Austrian artist Maria Lassnig, who died four years ago. The retrospective showcases key works as well as sheets that have never been on public display. Deeply felt emotions are at the core of the art of Maria Lassnig (1919–2014). Works she...

Fantastico! Exhibition at Ateneum Art Museum Offers an Introduction to the Mysterious World of Magic Realism

From 10 May to 19 August 2018, the Ateneum Art Museum hosts the exhibition Fantastico! Italian Art from the 1920s and 1930s. The exhibition explores an artistic movement known as magic realism, which emerged in Italy at the end of the First World War. The exhibition features masterpieces by artists such as Giorgio de Chirico, Carlo Carrà, Felice Casorati, Antonio Donghi...

Costume Institute’s Exhibition Focuses on Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, on view from May 10 through October 8, 2018 is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue—in the medieval galleries, Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries for Byzantine Art, part of The Robert Lehman Wing, and the Anna Wintour Costume Center—and uptown at The Met Cloisters. The thematic exhibition...

Spark Your Wanderlust With a Wander Through Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie

Like schadenfreude and zeitgeist, wanderlust is one of those German compound nouns that is so handy it has been adopted by the English language. And while the urge to wander or travel is hardly unique to the Germans, it was a prominent feature of 19th-century German Romanticism—an era when poets like Heinrich Heine roamed remote corners of the country...

Who Needs a Rorschach Test? This Artist Mounted a Joint Exhibition With His Therapist

At “Since We Met,” a new exhibition in a Downtown Los Angeles dance studio, rows of mirrors fragment the space into a disorienting collage. The reflective surfaces, according to artist Michael Gittes, are a point of reconciliation. “For a long time, it was difficult to look in the mirror,” he says, following a painful and protracted bout of bipolar mania...

Sotheby’s to Offer Works by Howard Hodgkin Encompassing the years 1966 – 2017

Hodgkin created prints for just over half a century and every time he put his hand to a series it set a new standard for the medium. With a deep understanding of the sophisticated techniques required to bring out the desired colours and textures, Hodgkin’s printmaking methods were ambitious, spontaneous and hugely experimental. Hodgkin employed an enormous variety of...

Elmgreen & Dragset get First Major UK Survey at Whitechapel Gallery

This autumn, during London’s busy Frieze Week, the Whitechapel Gallery is due to stage the first major UK survey of works by the Scandinavian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset. Spanning more than 20 years, This Is How We Bite Our Tongue (27 September – 13 January 2019) will bring together “the key themes and ideas that have endured throughout...

Modernist Artist Paul Feiler’s Legacy Reassessed in New Shows and Publications

A raft of exhibitions and events opening this spring will re-examine the legacy of the artist Paul Feiler, a pioneer of the St Ives school in Cornwall, who died in 2013 aged 95. A retrospective at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings in southern England (Paul Feiler, One Hundred Years; until 8 July) includes works spanning eight decades, from Cornish...

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