The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, October 21, 2018

Museo Jumex opens first major survey of John Baldessari's work in Latin America
Installation view. Learning to Read with John Baldessari. Museo Jumex, 2017-2018. Photo: Abigail Enzaldo.

MEXICO CITY.- Museo Jumex presents the exhibition Learning to Read with John Baldessari, the first major survey of the artist’s work in Latin America, on view through April 8, 2018. One of the most influential artists of the past five decades, Baldessari has continually investigated how image and language collide and collude, and how art itself is made and understood. Using devices such as visual puns, word games, quotations and instructions, the artist employs a wry humor that, beneath the surface, touches on deeper truths regarding how we communicate through culture, and how art might reinvent itself.

Learning to Read with John Baldessari features more than 80 works including early instruction paintings and his iconic photo-collages, as well as videos, sculptures, text-based works and editions from a career spanning more than half a century. The survey draws on the artist’s practice of addressing pedagogic themes of instruction, the class, and judgment that appear in his work from the 1960s to the present. The dichotomy between learning and unlearning in Baldessari’s own playful and idiosyncratic method is revealed through this survey of his work, hung from A-Z – a subverted didactic that displays the tension between text and image. Each section of the exhibition looks at interpretation from a different perspective, alluding to the lessons the artist’s work conveys, and the impossible task of ‘reading’ John Baldessari.

The exhibition is organized by Kit Hammonds, Curator, and Gabriel Villalobos, Curatorial Assistant at Museo Jumex. Works are drawn from more than 30 collections in Europe and the Americas including the Broad, LACMA, MCASD, Ringier, Van Abbemuseum, Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as works from Colección Jumex and Baldessari’s studio, among others.

John Baldessari was born in 1931 in National City, California and has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1970. His work has been exhibited widely in Europe and the US, including seminal exhibitions such as Information at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, 1970); and Software: Information Technology: Its New Meaning for Art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 1970) and at Documenta V (Germany, 1972). His work has been the subject of more than 200 solo exhibitions, including Pure Beauty (2009), a major retrospective presented at the Tate, London (2009); The Metropolitan Museum, New York (2010); the Los Angeles County Museum (2010); and MACBA, Barcelona (2010).

Baldessari has had a significant impact both as a contemporary artist and as an educator. He founded the Post-Studio art program at CalArts in 1970, seeking to make his ‘’teaching as much like art as possible.’’ He led the Post-Studio program from 1970 to 1988, and was a faculty member in Studio Art at UCLA from 1996 to 2007. He is widely considered to have been instrumental in the rise of the Los Angeles art scene and the Pictures Generation of the 1980s. Among his students were Mike Kelly, Tony Oursler, Meg Cranston, Jack Goldstein and Matt Mullican. He has also influenced the next generation of artists including Mungo Thomson, Liz Craft and Analia Saban.

He received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale in 2009.

Today's News

November 15, 2017

Marc Chagall's "Les Amoureux" sets auction record at $28.5 million at Sotheby's

Hauser & Wirth opens first New York solo presentation devoted to Geta Brătescu

Olga Viso steps down as Executive Director of the Walker Art Center

Berkshire Museum seeks expedited trial

Exhibition of works on paper from 1961 through 2009 by David Hockney on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Getty presents J. Paul Getty Medal to Anselm Kiefer and Mario Vargas Llosa

Kröller-Müller Museum acquires work by Félix Vallotton

UAE says Swiss reporters 'stopped for questioning' after Louvre launch

University of Michigan Museum of Art reopens Asian Art Conservation Lab

Museum of Russian Icons receives major gift of more than 100 works

100 years of American Art totals $19.4 million at Sotheby's New York

Puma accused of defacing Indian heritage for shoe commercial

César Dezfuli wins tenth anniversary Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Group exhibition spotlights new explorations in figurative painting by four emerging artists

Phillips announces 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening Sale in Hong Kong

Solo exhibition of photographs by Jonathas de Andrade on view at Alexander and Bonin

David Adamo's second solo exhibition at rodolphe janssen opens in Brussels

Exhibition at Lennon, Weinberg presents paintings by Roy Dowell and Richard Kalina

One Gray Hair: Frye Art Museum opens exhibition of works by Alison Marks

Christopher Grimes opens exhibitions of works by Miguel Rio Branco and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle

Shapero Modern opens exhibition of paintings by Nancy Cadogan and sculptures by Martin Jennings

Hella Jongerius and Louise Schouwenberg develop an installation for the Pinakothek der Moderne

Whyte's announces highlights from its Important Irish Art auction

Belvedere opens exhibition of works by Eva Koťátková

Museo Jumex opens first major survey of John Baldessari's work in Latin America

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- The Mummy poised to reclaim its title as the world's most expensive film poster

2.- Money museum showcases 1943 Cent valued at $1 million

3.- Is Robin Cunningham the Mysterious and Unknown Grafitti Artist Banksy?

4.- Freeman's autumn jewelry auction set to dazzle

5.- Phoenix Art Museum presents never-before-seen artifacts from Teotihuacan

6.- Sotheby's breaks auction record for any bottle of wine twice in one sale

7.- Buyer of shredded Banksy work goes through with deal

8.- The Frick Pittsburgh opens a major exhibition of works by Isabelle de Borchgrave

9.- Prime Minister Mark Rutte gives a history lesson in the Rijksmuseum

10.- Paris finds spot for controversial Jeff Koons tribute

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
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
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