The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, September 20, 2014


Sam Taylor-Wood Opens at MOCA Cleveland
Sam Taylor-Wood, Self Portrait Suspended II, 2004, C-print 53 3/16 x 63 13/16 in. (135.6 x 162.8 cm) (incl. frame). © The artist. Courtesy Jay Jopling/White Cube (London).
CLEVELAND, OH.- The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) presents the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the work of UK-based artist Sam Taylor-Wood. Taylor-Wood is acclaimed for creating photographic and film-based work that examines the shared social and psychological conditions of the human experience, often through depictions of highly charged and emotional situations. Organized by MOCA Cleveland, the exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of 29 works from the mid-1990s to the present, including individual photographs, photographic installations, and single and multiple film/video installations. The exhibition is curated by Margo A. Crutchfield, Senior Curator.

Drawing freely from a variety of sources ranging from opera and Renaissance and Baroque painting to Hollywood celebrities, Taylor-Wood's thought-provoking portraits and scenarios focus on states of being, often grappling with mental and physical breaking points. The film/DVD Hysteria (1997) portrays a woman's tumultuous descent from a state of exhilaration to psychic disintegration. The poignant and beautifully rendered Crying Men (2002-2004) series of photographs depicts international male film stars such as Laurence Fishburne, Ed Harris, and Benicio del Toro, among others, in moments of sorrow and introspection. Other works, such as the beautiful but wrenching film/DVD Still Life (2001), deal with the passing of time and our own mortality.

More recent works explore a fascination with suspended states - the sense of being caught in between two worlds. In David (2004), Taylor-Wood portrays soccer icon David Beckham asleep, caught somewhere in the nether world of dreams. In the Self Portrait Suspended (2004) series, Taylor-Wood appears weightless and gracefully suspended in mid air, in what appears as a quest to reach a moment of absolute release and freedom.

"With a sensibility that can be trenchant or poetic, Taylor-Wood examines the human experience from the inside out, exploring everything from the inner psyche to human strength and vulnerability. In doing so, she confronts the richness and complexity of our humanity," comments Ms. Crutchfield.

The exhibition is on view at MOCA Cleveland through May 11, 2008, following which it travels to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Aug. 2 - Oct.5, 2008).

The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue published by MOCA Cleveland, with essays by Ms. Crutchfield; Barbara London, Associate Curator Media Arts, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. The catalogue will be distributed by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., New York, and will be available for purchase at MOCA's ARTspace Museum Store and online at mocacleveland.org beginning February 2008.

Since her first solo show in 1995 at White Cube, one of London's leading galleries, Sam Taylor-Wood (born in London in 1967) has exhibited her work extensively in exhibitions at prominent museums, such as La Fundaciò "La Caixa" (Barcelona); the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam); and the Hayward Gallery (London). In 1997, Taylor-Wood received the Illy Café Prize for Most Promising Young Artist at the Venice Biennale and was nominated for the Turner Prize. Her most recent one-person exhibitions have included presentations at the STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium, in 2007, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, Australia) and the Baltic (Newcastle, England), in 2006. Taylor-Wood's work is in many prominent collections, ranging from the Tate Modern (London) to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York).

This exhibition and its catalogue are generously underwritten by National City with additional sponsorship support from Donley's, John P. Murphy Foundation, Forest City Enterprises, M%, and ideastream.



Last Week News

February 1, 2008

"The Reina Sofía Will No Longer be The Ugly Duckling," Manuel Borja-Villel, New Director

Christie's To Hold Inaugural evening Sale of Asian Contemporary Art

The Maritime Art sale at Christie's Totaled $2.3 Million

Under New York Skies: Nocturnes by Yvonne Jacquette

Barkley L. Hendricks at The Nasher Museum

Adolph Gottlieb: Paintings and Early Prints at Colby College

The 12th Annual Palm Beach Fine Art Fair Opens

TransCultural Exchange Now Accepting Proposals for its Spring 2009 Exhibition Series

Jersey City Museum Announces Open Call

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Receives Gift for Phase Two of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

January 31, 2008

Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism To Open at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Kresge Art Museum Launches Online Access to Database of 7,000+ Object Collection

76 KISSES: Snapshots from the Collection of Lori Baker and David E. Brown

Gefeller Supervisions - New works In Cologne

Cinders Gallery Presents: Brevity's Rainbow

Detained By Jenny Holzer at Monika Sprueth Philomene Magers

Somali Stories: A visual expression of Somali Culture

Cheekwood Announces Special Lecture on Sculptor William Edmondson

Jersey City Museum Presents Season of Love Family Project Day

Historic Washington State Images Selected for Publication

January 30, 2008

Treasures Old and New from Wallonia - A Curious Land Opens at Center For Fine Art

Our Friend Gabriel del Rio passed away yesterday

The Schirn Presents Today All-Inclusive. A Tourist World

Long Life Cool White: Photographs by Moyra Davey To Open at Fogg Art Museum

Rich Color, Elaborate Detail and Compelling Stories of Victorian Art Masterworks at BYU MOA

Nine Manuscripts By French Writer André Breton at Sotheby's Paris

John Singleton Copley's Nicholas Boylston on View in American Narratives

Third Edition of Art Madrid To Open

Juergen Teller: Ukraine at Lehmann Maupin Gallery

Galería Senda Presents Ola Kolehmainen

Jazz for Art Education Benefit to Support Art Education Programs

January 29, 2008

Long-Lost Set of Robert Capa Negatives Taken During Spanish Civil War Found in Mexico

The AIPAD Photography Show New York To Be Held April 10-13, 2008

Old Master Paintings and European Works of Art in N.Y. Total $82.5 M

Glasgow Art Fair 2008 To Open in March

Core at 25: Milestone Anniversary for the Artists' and Critics' Residency Program at MFAH Glassell School

Winter Artist in Residence: Michael Genovese

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery Presents The Unknown Blakelock

Florian Bohm Exhibition at Galerie f5,6, Munich

"Victory Mail" Exhibit Opens March 6 at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Arts Council England, West Midlands awards over GBP34,000 to Projects

January 28, 2008

Kunsthalle Helsinki Presents Retrospective On Finnish Modernist Artist Tapani Raittila

Museum für Moderne Kunst Presents Hans Josephsohn, Sculptor

.raw esperanto Opens at MAMA in Rotterdam

White Cube Mason's Yard Presents Marc Quinn Evolution

The 16th Annual Outsider Art Fair Opens in New York

Buddhist Master Shinjo Ito Honored With Centennial World Tour

Patricia Piccinini - The Place Where It Actually Happens

James Kitchens at Miami Art Group Gallery

Our Literal Speed at Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

The JPMorgan Chase Museum Career Paid Internship at Jersey City Museum

January 27, 2008

Royal Academy of Arts To Present A Major Exhibition Devoted To Lucas Cranach the Elder

Print the Legend To Open at The Fruitmarket Gallery

San Jose ICA Explores Art as Social Practice - This Show Needs You

Hervé Wahlen: Dinanderie - Copper Works Invite Exploration and Discovery

Shaolin: Temple of Zen, Photographs by Justin Guariglia at The Ben Maltz Gallery

"Accident Blackspot," at Markus Winter

Jersey City Museum Presents Afternoon Delight: Leon Yost

Henry Krokatsis - See Better Daze

SculptureCenter Presents Addict- Love

Aristodimos Kaldis: Four Major Works, 1956 - 1977

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Fever mounts as stunning statues found at Alexander The Great-era tomb

2.- Hi-tech underground scans reveal vast complex of monuments at Britain's Stonehenge

3.- National Geographic Museum opens exhibition featuring shark-munching Spinosaurus

4.- First major New York City exhibition to explore Vienna Actionism opens at Hauser & Wirth

5.- Elizabeth I 'airbrushed' for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI

6.- Award winning Swedish director Daniel Fridell to direct Kalliope Films' Vincent Van Gogh biopic

7.- Comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró's work opens at the Albertina

8.- Synchrotron radiation technology in art conservation: Science to the rescue of art

9.- Mona Kuhn's first solo exhibition in the US opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

10.- Sotheby's announces details of its sales series for Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site