Surface, Support, Process: The 1960s Monochrome in the Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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Since the late 1910s, artworks that explore the aesthetic potential of a single color or narrow spectrum of tones have emerged from a diverse range of artistic practices. This focused selection of monochrome works reveals how an apparently simple formal device served for many artists as the point of departure for a complex re-evaluation of painting and sculpture.

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The Geometry of Kandinsky and Malevich, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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Vasily Kandinsky, Composition 8 (Komposition 8), July 1923 Oil on canvas, 140 x 201 cm Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, NY July 9 – September 7, 2010 Russian artists Vasily Kandinsky (1866–1944) and Kazimir Malevich (1878–1935), considered two of the pioneers of abstraction, separately explored a geometric vocabulary during the course of their careers. Malevich is recognized for his circa 1914 invention of Suprematism, an abstract style expressing universal truths through the interrelationship of color […]

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Rob List: Performances, Parker’s Box, Brooklyn, NY

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Rob List in The Figure Series June 4-27, 2010 Rob List with Melissa Cisneros, Diego Gil, Constance Neuenschwander, Olivia Reschovsky, Tjebbe Roelefs, and David Weber-Krebs Parker’s Box is delighted to announce a collaborative, interactive, performance project by Amsterdam-based artist, Rob List. Rob List’s performance work has enjoyed a constant international presence since the early nineteen-eighties despite the fact that his practice has remained particularly difficult to categorize. The work has often been seen as both […]

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The Museum of Non-Objective Painting: Hilla Rebay and the Origins of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2009

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Click to purchase on Amazon.com By Tracey Bashkoff (Author), Don Quaintance (Author), John Hanhardt (Author), Karole Vail (Editor) Exploring the origins and early days of the Guggenheim Museum — when it was first known as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting — this volume reveals for the first time the Guggenheim’s complex architectural history, drawing on extensive correspondence between Founding Director Hilla Rebay and artist Rudolf Bauer (whose work the Guggenheim collected exhaustively) to reveal the […]

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Daniel Buren: Modulation, Works in situ, Neues Museum/State Museum for Art and Design, Nuremberg, Germany

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Installation view October 16, 2009 – February 14, 2010 The French-born international artist Daniel Buren is considered one of the fiercest critics of contemporary art. It is particularly towards the museum, its circumstances and conditions, that he likes to turn his critical attention. For the “museum is the place, with regard to which and for which works are created.” For well over forty years Buren has applied his mischievous intuition to develop works that directly […]

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Paired, Gold: Felix Gonzalez-Torres & Roni Horn, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (Golden), 1995 Plastic beads and metal rod, variable dimensions Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Photo: Thorsten Monschein October 2, 2009 – January 6, 2010 The aesthetic dialogue between Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn is embodied in an exchange of gold, a reciprocal gift between two artists that resonates with the poetry of their respective projects. In 1990 during Horn’s solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Gonzalez-Torres […]

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Kandinsky, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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Vasily Kandinsky, Several Circles (Einige Kreise), 1926 Oil on canvas, 55 1/4 x 55 3/8 inches Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York September 18, 2009 – January 13, 2010 Pioneer of abstract art and eminent aesthetic theorist, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) broke new ground in painting in the first decades of the twentieth century. His seminal pre–World War I treatise Über das Geistige in der Kunst (On the Spiritual in […]

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Ree Morton: At the Still Point of the Turning World, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

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Ree Morton, Line Series, 1974 Watercolor, crayon and pencil on paper 22 1/4 x 30 inches Estate of Ree Morton September 18 – December 18, 2009 The Drawing Center presents an exhibition of the work of the late American artist Ree Morton (1936–1977). The exhibition highlights Morton’s influential body of work, remarkably all produced between her decision to turn to art full-time in the late 1960s and her tragic death in an automobile accident shortly […]

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David Novros, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view September 1-26, 2009 The Paula Cooper Gallery presents an exhibition of work by David Novros. Six paintings dating from 1965 to 1969 will be shown, some of which have not been seen in public for over forty years. An original member of Park Place, the historic New York artist collective, Novros is well known for his large, abstract paintings on irregularly shaped, multipaneled canvases. With their sensuous and reflective surfaces created with multiple […]

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Max Gimblett: Parade – The Presence of Beauty, Hamish Morrison Gallery, Berlin, Germany

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Max Gimblett, Orpheus, 2004 Gesso, polyurethane, pencil, epoxy, pigment, moon gold leaf on wood panel 70 x 70 inches June 19 – August 1, 2009 Hamish Morrison Gallery presents, for the first time in Germany, New Zealand artist Max Gimblett (* 1935). His work enjoys special recognition in his home country with which he has retained many links, but especially in the United States where he has lived since the 1970s. This year his works […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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  Left: Larkin Company Administrative Building (demolished) Buffalo, New York, 1902–06, Exterior view Right: Larkin Company Administrative Building (demolished) Buffalo, New York, 1902–06, Interior court view, Print, 18 x 26 inches May 15 – August 23, 2009 Fifty years after the realization of Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned design, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum celebrates the golden anniversary of its landmark building with the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward, co-organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim […]

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Imi Knoebel: Ich Nicht / Enduros, Guggenheim Museum, Berlin, Germany

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  Imi Knoebel, Untitled, 1968/72 Deutsche Bank Collection May 23 – July 31, 2009 This year’s exhibition, conceived by Deutsche Bank, is devoted to the complex oeuvre of the Düsseldorf artist Imi Knoebel. Knoebel’s works have been continually pursued for the Deutsche Bank Collection for the last twenty-five years. The work of the former student of Joseph Beuys, with its pioneering exploration of form and color (also in the context of the young generation’s return […]

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The Boom Is Over. Long Live the Art!, by Holland Cotter, The New York Times, February 15, 2009

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    Meredith Monk performing her piece “Juice” at the Guggenheim Museum in 1969, Estate of Peter Moore/VAGA, Courtesy of the Paula Cooper Gallery “…It’s day-job time again in America, and that’s O.K. Artists have always had them — van Gogh the preacher, Pollock the busboy, Henry Darger the janitor — and will again. The trick is to try to make them an energy source, not a chore. At the same time, if the example of past crises holds […]

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Paul Feeley: Nine Paintings, Matthew Marks Gallery (523 West 24th), New York, NY

    Paul Feeley: Corfu (February 22), 1962  Oil-based enamel on canvas, 60 x 48 inches  September 13 — October 25, 2008 The exhibition includes nine enamel on canvas paintings made between 1961 and 1964. Feeley’s abstract works with their bright colors, simple repetitive forms and symmetrical compositions occupy an important place in the history of twentieth-century American art. Feeley, alongside Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland, worked against the grain of the prevailing Abstract Expressionists […]

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Imageless: The Scientific Study and Experimental Treatment of an Ad Reinhardt Black Painting, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

  Walter Rosenblum. Thomas Hess papers,  Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution July 11 — September 14, 2008 Ad Reinhardt’s Black Painting, 1960–66 (1960–66) was donated to the Guggenheim Museum in 2000 by AXA Art Insurance Corporation as a study painting after it was deemed irreparably damaged. Over the course of seven years, conservators, scientists, curators, and artists collaborated to examine the issues surrounding the conservation of this painting, including the inherent vulnerability of monochromatic […]

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Jac Leirner, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

    January 12 — March 1, 2008 Jac Leirner creates installations, sculptures, and mixed media pieces using everyday objects like business cards, plastic bags, cigarette packs and banknotes, which are meant to live in transit; they circulate within our society with their final purpose to be destroyed and taken out of circulation. She dislocates these items from their known context and injects them with new value simply by stopping this throwaway product cycle and […]

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Ward Jackson: Heat at the Edges, A Conversation with Julian Jackson & Matthew Deleget

Ward Jackson at Kay-Mar Gallery, NY, 1964 Transit & Garden 1 (left to right)   Quite simply, you have to know about Ward Jackson and his work — he was an innovative abstract painter, a maverick editor and arts worker, and a key member of New York City’s abstract artist community.  I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Ward’s nephew, artist Julian Jackson, about his uncle’s life and work.  Our discussion that follows is […]

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