The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, November 28, 2014


MoMA Presents an Installation of Its Contemporary Galleries With Works From the Collection
Richard Tuttle American, born 1941, Letters (The Twenty-Six Series), 1966. Galvanized iron, twenty-six parts. Each approximately 6 x 9 x 5/8" (15.2 x 22.9 x 1.6 cm), overall dimensions variable. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Bequest (by exchange) © 2008 Richard Tuttle.

NEW YORK.- Here is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Art, the fifth in a series of ongoing installations in MoMA’s second floor Contemporary Galleries, brings together more than 100 works of film and performance, photography, painting, sculpture, prints, drawing, and video drawn from MoMA’s collection. Here is Every attempts to link today’s artists with their historical predecessors from the 1970s, an era whose cultural and sociopolitical shifts profoundly impacted the current diversity of contemporary art. Topics such as the relationship between the body and sculpture, the Vietnam War and its legacy, the representation of the changing urban landscape, political dissent, and the radical transformation of media culture map a narrative through the art of the recent past. The exhibition includes several major recent acquisitions never before on view at MoMA by artists including Matthew Barney, Tony Conrad, Nan Goldin, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, and David Wojnarowicz. Here is Every is organized by Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Chief Curator of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, and is on view from September 10, 2008, to March 23, 2009. This installation, one of a series highlighting the Museum's Contemporary Collection, is made possible by The Bank of New York Mellon.

The title of the exhibition, Here is Every, is taken from collaged text included in Bruce Nauman’s installation Cones Cojones (1973-75), a new acquisition on view for the first time at MoMA. Simple in its material form and execution, this work combines drawing, performance, and sculpture, inviting the visitor to enter a space created by concentric circles of masking tape. These enormous "cones" begin at the center of the earth and extend upward through the gallery and into infinite space. The texts that complete the work are hypnotic and disturbing, kinesthetic and psychological. Ms. Butler states: “Bruce Nauman is an artist who is critical to our understanding of contemporary art. He and his contemporaries such as Yvonne Rainer, Richard Tuttle, and Hélio Oiticica fundamentally changed how we understand form and its relationship to space and the body. This is a major acquisition which is as much a drawing in space as it is an historically important work of installation art.”

The first gallery highlights several of the themes that appear repeatedly throughout the exhibition, including politics, the urban/suburban landscape, and the public’s changing relationship with the media. On view is Martha Rosler’s iconic Cleaning the Drapes (1969-72), which juxtaposes American domestic life with the horrors of the Vietnam war; Shigeko Kubota’s sculpture Nude Descending a Staircase from Duchampiana (1976); Lewis Baltz’s portfolio of 25 photographs titled The Tract Houses (1971); and Tony Conrad’s Yellow Movie 2/16-26/73 (1973), a recent acquisition in which Conrad uses paint and paper to question the essence of film and the passage of time.

The next gallery includes works that address in various ways the relationship of the viewer to the object, and the perception of an art object. In addition to Nauman’s Cones Cojones, included in this gallery are Yvonne Rainer's groundbreaking dance work Trio A (1966) and Richard Tuttle’s Letters (The Twenty-Six Series) (1966). Alice Aycock’s large-scale, hand hewn sculpture Project Entitled “Studies for a Town” (1977), originally created for a 1977 Projects show at the Museum, is the artist’s reflection on urban spaces and architectural form.

A gallery devoted to conceptual art in its many forms includes painting, sculpture,
photography, and artist’s books. Works by Marcel Broodthaers, On Kawara, and Liliana Porter, are featured along with a new acquisition by Alejandro Puente titled Everything goes. Primary and secondary colors brought up to white (1968-70). Display cases include a selection of artists’ books, including work by Carolee Schneemann, Lucy Lippard, and Edward Ruscha.

International examples of social documentary photography including works by David Goldblatt and Daido Moriyama are juxtaposed with drawings by Rem Koolhaas, Elia Zenghelis, Madelon Vrisendorp, and Zoe Zenghelis for a 1972 project Exodus, or the Voluntary Prisoners of Architecture, an elaborate design for an architectural utopia envisioned within the city of London. Vito Acconci’s Three Columns for America (1976), a recent acquisition, includes a soundtrack of Acconci’s musings on his American identity that is meant to be listened to while crouching on his purposefully uncomfortable furniture. Nearby are a series of Pan American World Airways advertisements from 1972 designed by Ivan Chermayeff and Thomas Geismar. These highly stylized images of such exotic locales such as France, Hawaii, and Bali key into cultural fantasies about idealized environments.

Videos by Eleanor Antin, VALIE EXPORT, Mako Idemitsu, and Arthur Ginsberg and Skip Sweeney with Video Free America are displayed in a video viewing area, providing examples of artists’ early innovations in this medium during the 1970s, and a growing awareness of the increasing influence of television in our lives. In Idemitsu’s Another Day of a Housewife (1977-78), a woman’s daily activities—cleaning, shopping, talking on the phone—are constantly watched by an anonymous eye that peers at her out of an ever-present television monitor.

Continuing through the exhibition, Alighiero e Boetti’s Tapestry of the Thousand Longest Rivers of the World (1976-82), an embroidered list of the thousand longest rivers in the world, is shown with Gerhard Richter’s painting Cityscape (1970). Other works include Victor Grippo’s sculpture Life, Death, Resurrection (1980), a selection of Thomas Struth’s city photographs, and Panamarenko’s sculpture Flying Object (Rocket) (1969). Painting and sculpture from the 1980s are presented together, and highlights include the recent acquisition Baby World (1984), a monumental drawing by Paul McCarthy, and a series of four paintings from 1987 by David Wojnarowicz—Fire, which has been in MoMA’s collection since 1992, joins new acquisitions Earth, Water, and Wind (for Peter Hujar). Identity politics and the body figure heavily in works on display from the late 1980s and early 1990s by artists such as Rineke Dijkstra, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and David Hammons.

A number of major, recent acquisitions anchor the final section of the exhibition. Matthew Barney's monumental sculpture The Deportment of the Host (2006) extends the tradition of sculpture that combines narrative with a phenomenological and bodily encounter with form. Barney's exploded form functions as a poetic relic from the artist's films. A photograph from Barney’s film Drawing Restraint 9 (2005) of the artist and the singer Björk interacting within the space from which the sculpture was cast is also included. Nan Goldin, who along with Barney emerged internationally in the 1990s, is represented in this exhibition with her iconic The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1979-2004), installed at MoMA for the first time. This multimedia installation of 690 slides with a programmed soundtrack is a visual diary chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between Goldin’s friends and lovers.

The exhibition closes with a gallery representing a current impulse on the part of a young generation of international artists toward collaboration and collectively inspired art making, groups, or projects. Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker produce individual works of art in addition to their work together. Inspired by artist groups from throughout the twentieth century, including the group IRWIN, who began making socially inscribed works in the 1980s, these artists are mining history to enliven the present dialogue and context for their own work.





Today's News

September 10, 2008

Major Celebration Heralding Francis Bacon's Centenary Opens at Tate Gallery in London

National September 11 Memorial & Museum Provides New Design Details

Jeff Koons Takes His Contemporary Culture to Versailles

Metropolitan Museum Announces Successor to Philippe de Montebello

New Museum Acquires Adjacent Building on the Bowery

MoMA Presents an Installation of Its Contemporary Galleries With Works From the Collection

Charles Avery The Islanders: An Introduction at Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art

World's Leading Annual International Show for Tribal Art Opens in Paris

Kate Gilmore Constructs a New Challenge in Video for Project Space

Sotheby's Returns to Chatsworth with a Landmark Selling Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Sculpture

Leading Contemporary Artists Donate Work to Raise Funds for Treatment of Childhood Cancer

20/21 British Art Fair Opens at the Royal College of Art

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Opens Exhibition by Celebrated Artist and Filmmaker Steve McQueen

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Dreaming of an Island on Viet at Spelman College

Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection

Bonhams Next South African Sale Attracts Pictures That Have Not Been On The Market For Decades

Istanbul is Preparing for Its First International Property & Architecture Event

The Bank of New York Mellon Supports The Museum of Modern Art

Art the Vote Unveils 70+ Billboards Across Battleground State of Missouri

McAslan, AHMM and BDP Top Shortlist for BD's Architect of the Year Awards

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach

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