The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, September 21, 2019

Special Exhibition Showcases the Work of 11 Contemporary Artists
Peter Fischli and David Weiss, still from Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go), 1987. 16 mm film transferred to DVD; 30-minute loop. Peter Fischli David Weiss, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

NEW HAVEN, CT.- Continuous Present features a selection of work by 11 of today’s most compelling contemporary artists working in a broad array of media, including film, video, photography, painting, and sculpture. The artists chosen for the show are Francis Als, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Rodney Graham, Roni Horn, On Kawara, Thomas Nozkowski, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Dieter Roth, and Franz West. Jennifer Gross, the Seymour H. Knox, Jr., Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, organized the exhibition, which will be on view at the Yale University Art Gallery from October 6, 2009–January 10, 2010.

While these artists work in disparate media, “their works all challenge conceptions of time and invite viewers to think about how artists use traditional and innovative methods to convey their ideas,” according to Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery. From On Kawara’s paintings, comprised only of the date of execution painted in white letters on a flat background, to Francis Als’s animated loop of a woman pouring water back and forth between two glasses, the works in the exhibition speak to the fact that in art, as in life, the essential struggle is the effort to seize the moment—again, and again, and again.

The artists in the exhibition each present works that reflect upon the capacity of art to heighten our sensory awareness. Franz West, for instance, makes sculptures for viewers to connect with through close looking. One such work is West’s brightly colored aluminum Laokoon (2002), which will be on view in the sculpture garden outside the Gallery. Roni Horn, m.f.a. 1978, creates a series of photographs that were exposed for over a minute to produce hazy impressions of a clown’s face, slowing us down to reveal the moving complexity found in the gathering of small gestures and shifts in observation. Gabriel Orozco creates abstract drawings by placing his pencil down and moving it to the rhythm of his breath.

These works, along with the others in the exhibition, remind us of the capacity of art to profoundly reposition our physical and intellectual engagement with the world around us. Jennifer Gross explains, “Artistic inquiry is often motivated by a singular aspiration—a relentless curiosity for knowledge, an acute focus of perception, the address of a haunting concern, or the desire for the mastery of craft. The artist doggedly revisits, repositions, and reapproaches this question or vision in his or her studio. The resulting works yield a refraction of the artist’s experience for the viewer and offer the opportunity to live in the ‘continuous present.’”

Continuous Present is organized by Jennifer Gross, the Seymour H. Knox, Jr., Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Made possible by the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund, with additional support provided by the Carol and Sol LeWitt Fund and Allen Grover Fund for Contemporary Art.

Yale University Art Gallery | Thomas Nozkowski | Gabriel Orozco | Jennifer Gross |

Today's News

October 6, 2009

Tate Presents Works by Four Artists Shortlisted for Britain's Turner Prize

New Gonzalez-Torres Acquisition Installed on Occasion of Museum's 50th Anniversary

Luxury Brand Louis Vuitton Celebrates Savoir-Faire with Creations by Six Artists

Nefertiti Bust Moved to Berlin's Restored Neues Museum

First Public Viewing of French Drawings from a Celebrated Dutch Collector

Drawings by Pablo Bronstein Featured in Fall Exhibition at the Metropolitan

Over 100 Leading Art Galleries will Participate at London Art Fair 2010

Picasso to Crown Kunsthaus Zrich Exhibition Program in 2010

Entries Now Open for Coveted 100,000 Pound Art Fund Prize

First Comprehensive Museum Exhibition for Jack Goldstein in Germany Since 1985

Special Exhibition Showcases the Work of 11 Contemporary Artists

McDonald's Fast Food Restaurant to Become Mona Lisa's New Neighbor

Paintings Made for The Who by John Davies on View at Idea Generation

National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires Opens Pop Art Exhibition

Heckscher Museum Celebrates Artists Who have Lived in Long Island

Sotheby's to Offer Islamic Works of Art in Paris for the First Time

Rhode Island School of Design Publishes First Historical Anthology

Images of First Cars to Cross the Himalayas into Tibet 102 Years Ago and Secret Photos of Japan from 1898 for Sale

Distinguished Abstract Expressionist Painter Charles Seliger Dies at 83

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lvy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

Related Stories

Yale University Art Gallery reopens $135 million renovated and reinstalled galleries

Recently Acquired Green Lady Returns to Yale University Art Gallery

Early Diego Velzquez Masterpiece Identified at Yale University

Collection of Italian Paintings Exhibited in Its Entirety for the First and Only Time

Yale University Acquires Photographer Lee Friedlander's Archive and Master Prints

Retrospective of Architect's Career, Concludes International Tour at Yale

Special Installation Showcases Unique "Visual Language" Depicting Timeless Philosophical Messages

Eli Wilner Reframes Winslow Homer's Old Mill for the Yale University Art Gallery

Special Exhibition Explores Innovative Techniques in Postwar American Printmaking

Yale University Art Gallery Acquires Important Edward Hopper Drawings

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, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful