The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, September 24, 2014


"Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings" on view at MoMA
Willem de Kooning. Untitled. 1966. Charcoal on paper, 10 x 8″ (25.4 x 20.3 cm). Gift of Jan Christiaan Braun in honor of Rudi Fuchs. © 2012 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
NEW YORK, NY.- This installation from the collection highlights three series of recently acquired works, Franz Erhard Walther's First Work Set (1963-69), Williem de Kooning's 24 Untitled drawings (1966), and Martha Rosler's House Beautiful: Bring the War Home (1967-72).

Over the second half of the 1960s, drawing was taken apart as a discipline and put to multiple uses. Highlighting concepts of process, participation, and protest, these three series of works were produced at the climax of a decade that witnessed radical upheavals across social, political, and cultural borders. This simple chronological coincidence connects them in one aspect, yet in purpose, aesthetics, and address, the three artists have taken vastly divergent approaches. Whether turned inward, outward, or sideways, the visual experiences these works engender speak to the varied ways we choose to be present in the world.

Franz Erhard Walther emphasized the relationship between the art object and the body in space with his First Work Set, a group of 58 fabric elements that can only be fully activated through human participation. Facilitators will be present in the galleries during designated hours to assist visitors in performing a selection of Walther's First Work Set. Accompanying the fabric elements is a suite of Work Drawings that Walther likened to musical scores, and that illustrate each object on both a functional and a conceptual level. The 24 Untitled drawings that Willem de Kooning sketched with his eyes closed offer a counterpoint to Walther's project in their focus on the artist's internal vision and personal action. Finally, Martha Rosler's two House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home series turn a critical eye on the era's sociopolitical context and expanding media sphere, especially as they played out in the bodies of women and victims of military violence.

Eyes Closed/Eyes Open is organized by Christian Rattemeyer, The Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator of Drawings, with Ingrid Langston, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings.





Today's News

August 11, 2012

Exhibition featuring an entire range of media by Ed Ruscha on view at Kunsthaus Bregenz

1873 dime sells for a pretty penny: $1.6 million at Stack's Bowers Galleries in Philadelphia

"Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings" on view at MoMA

Detroit Institute of Arts offers rare opportunity to see Johannes Vermeer painting

Dr. Nancy Berliner appointed Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

"Dear John & Dominique": Letters and drawings from the Menil archives on view at the Menil Collection

State Hermitage Museum presented a universal Hermitage Museum application for iPhone and iPad

Propeller of 1946 United States Douglas C-53 Skytrooper plane crash in Swiss glacier

National Gallery of Victoria celebrates 100,000th visitor to "Napoleon: Revolution to Empire"

Civil War remnants discovered by archaeologists beneath Virginia's College of William and Mary

Lisa Corinne Davis presented by Gavin Spanierman at Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton

California's Designing Women, 1896-1986: A Museum of California Design exhibition at the Autry

Asia Society Museum appoints Michelle Yun as Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art

Bertrand Delacroix Gallery presents artists Elizabeth Allison & Joseph Adolphe

"Leslie Hewitt: Where Paths Meet, Turn Away, Then Align Again" on view at Artpace in San Antonio

Norman Rockwell Museum to present "Girl Scout Festival: A Centennial Celebration"

Museum of Glass selects Joanna Sikes as Director of External Affairs

Milwaukee Art Museum hires new Exhibition Designer

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



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