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The Artist as Obstreperous Rebel & Sardonic Social Commentator – “German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse” at MoMA

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 26 March 2011

Erich Heckel’s “Franzi Reclining”, 1910.  Part of MoMA’s extraordinary collection of German Expressionism prints.

image: Museum of Modern Art, New York

Roberta Smith has written a wonderful, lively and informative article entitled “Bleak Visions From Early-20th-Century Rebels” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the highly colorful and intensely graphic exhibition “German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse”  at the Museum of Moder Art (open to the public Sunday 27 March – 11 July, 2011, (212) 708-9400, moma.org).  Smith describes the show as, among other things, “infused with an urgent, crackling energy, by turns joyful, satiric, grim and tragic”, easily motivation enough for one to see it. 

However, for those of us who, for some reason, won’t be in New York between tomorrow and 11 July, MoMA has announced that as of Sunday all 3,380 German Expressionist works on paper in its collection will become available for online viewing at moma.org/germanexpressionism.  Amazing, and excellent.

In the meantime, great slideshow, here. 

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London’s Tate Modern – Who Am I?

Posted by the editors on Monday, 21 March 2011

The Tate Modern in London by Herzog and de Meuron, 2001

image: galinsky.com – Google

Kati Krause has written a very interesting and informative article entitled “Tate Modern Finds Its Match – New director Chris Dercon wants to redefine the role of the public museum”  in the Arts & Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal (online), looking at the role of contemporary art museums, in general, and, much more specifically, the role of London’s Tate Modern, as seen by its new director, Chris Dercon, formerly of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, now MoMA PS1, the Witte de With contemporary art museum in Rotterdam, the Boijmans Van Beuningen, also in Rotterdam and Haus der Kunst in Munich.  Dynamic, active, engaged.

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Alive with Color & Rhythm – Color Moves: Art & Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 19 March 2011

Rythme, 1938, by Sonia Delaunay

image: Wikipedia

The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (2 East 91st Street, Manhattan; (212) 849-8400) exhibition entitled “Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay” (18 March-5 June 2011) is a wonderful opportunity to admire, and be moved by, the beautiful, dynamic work of the artist Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979).

According to the Cooper-Hewitt:

Known primarily as an abstract painter and colorist, Sonia Delaunay applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression, including graphics, interiors, theater and film, fashion and textiles. A trademark of Delaunay’s work is the sense of movement and rhythm created by the simultaneous contrasts of certain colors. This exhibition will focus on fashion designs from her own Atelier Simultané in Paris during the 1920s, as well as textiles designed for the Metz & Co. department store in Amsterdam in the 1930s. On view will be examples of designs, textiles, garments and photographs from the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, the Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes in Mulhouse, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France and private collections around Europe and the United States.

Roberta Smith has written a fascinating, color-packed, and upbeat article entitled “Swatches Illuminate a Painter’s Other Art” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition as well as Delaunay’s life.  Delaunay, herself, said, “I have lived my art,” and how full of life her art is.

The always-interesting design blog, Design Milk, has a short article, with an abundance of wonderful images, on the exhibition, here.

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Tweets, Likes, Art & Museums – Museums, Social Media & Technology

Posted by the editors on Friday, 18 March 2011

Twitter.com

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Carol Vogel has written an interesting article entitled “The Spirit of Sharing” as part of the the Museums Special Section of the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the use of the Internet in general, and social media, in particular, by a number of renowned museums in the U.S. and abroad.

And here is a link to a very dynamic site, artbabble.org, where, at last count, 17 museums offer up an interesting diversity of video…

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Frank Gehry-designed Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Faces Boycott

Posted by the editors on Friday, 18 March 2011


Model of the Frank Gehry-designed Abu Dhabi Guggenheim, slated to open in 2015, faced with a boycott by more than 130 internationally renowned artists, curators and writers for its substandard working conditions for construction workers.

image: Gehry Partners/The New York Times

The Abu Dhabi Guggenheim, in construction on Saadiyat Island, and all Guggenheim branches (including the Guggenheim New York and the Guggenheim Bilbao), face a boycott by a group of more than 130 internationally renowned artists, curators and writers due to substandard working conditions, and indeed, human rights violations, with respect to the, largely foreign, workers building the site. The violations, documented by the advocacy group Human Rights Watch, have been cited in a petition sent to Guggenheim Foundation and Guggenheim New York museum director, Richard Armstrong, demanding concrete action on the part of the Guggenheim and its Abu Dhabi partner, the TDIC (Tourism Development and Investment Company).

Read more in an article by Nicolai Ouroussoff entitled “Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Faces Protest” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, here.

Read more in an article by Helen Stoilas entitled “Artists boycott Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project” in The Art Newspaper (online), here.

Read our coverage of the Saadiyat Island projects, here.

One of the organizers of the boycott is Lebanese-born New York artist Walid Raad, recently named winner of the Hasselblad Award 2011, has said, “Artists should not be asked to exhibit their work in buildings built on the backs of exploited workers,…Those working with bricks and mortar deserve the same kind of respect as those working with cameras and brushes.”

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