Bauhaus: Art as Life, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England

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The biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years presents the modern world’s most famous art school. From expressionist beginnings to a pioneering model uniting art and technology, this London exhibition presents the Bauhaus’ utopian vision to change society in the aftermath of the First World War.

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László Moholy-Nagy: The Art of Light, Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary

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László Moholy-Nagy, K VII, 1922 Oil on canvas 45 x 55 inches László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) is a world-famous figure of twentieth-century avant-garde art. As a most versatile artist he had a radically experimental practice in the field of painting, sculpture, photography and film as well as commercial and industrial design and scenography. His visual art together with his theoretical and educational work, his photographs, films and photograms – now synonymous with his name – were […]

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Tony Smith: Drawings, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

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Tony Smith, Untitled, 1954 Charcoal on paper Courtesy of the Tony Smith Estate, New York Photograph by Cathy Carver December 17, 2010 – April 3, 2011 “Tony Smith: Drawings” is a selection of rarely exhibited and early drawings by American artist Tony Smith (1912-1980). The work, executed within a limited time-period in the 1950’s, precedes Smith’s emergence as one of the most important sculptors of the mid-twentieth-century, following his career as an architectural designer. Some […]

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Luce e Movimento (Light and Movement), Signum Foundation, Palazzo Donà, Venice, Italy

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Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromosaturation, 1965-2010 Installation view May 22 – October 16, 2010 Luce e Movimento (Light and Movement) curated by Grzegorz Musial and Franck Marlot Artists: Martha Boto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Horacio Garcia Rossi, Werner Graeff, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Julio Le Parc, Jozef Robakowski, Nicolas Schöffer, Jesus Rafael Soto, Gregorio Vardanega With the newly organized space of Palazzo Donà, the Foundation presents objects and sculptures, as well as installations and films in which light and movement become […]

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Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

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Oskar Schlemmer, Bauhaus Stairway, 1932 Oil on canvas. 63 7/8 x 45 inches Collection The Museum of Modern Art Gift of Philip Johnson November 8, 2009 – January 25, 2010 This survey is MoMA’s first major exhibition since 1938 on the subject of this famous and influential school of avant-garde art. Founded in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, the Bauhaus brought together artists, architects, and designers in an extraordinary conversation about […]

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Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Retrospective, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

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Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, A 19, 1927 Oil on canvas, 80 x 96 cm Courtesy Hattula Moholy-Nagy October 8, 2009 – February 7, 2010 The Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) became known in Germany through his seminal work as a teacher at the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau (1923–1928) under Walter Gropius’s direction. Taking responsibility for the preliminary course and the metal workshop, he decisively informed the Constructivist and social reorientation of the Bauhaus. Interlinking art, […]

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Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Theo van Doesburg Cornelis van Eesteren, Model Maison d’Artiste, 1923 Reconstruction 1982 Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag October 20, 2009 – January 3, 2010 In close cooperation with Tate Modern in London, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden presents a major exhibition on Theo van Doesburg (1883-1931), and this artist’s influence on the international avant-garde. Energetically and enthusiastically, Van Doesburg broke new ground as the initiator, ambassador, promoter and organiser of the new art. The 300-plus […]

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Urban Abstractions: Photographs from the Collection, Museum of the City of New York, NY

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Christian Tuempling, Night May 1 – August 2, 2009 New York City’s distinctive architecture and urbanism, and the opportunities the cityscape provides for photographers to explore visual experimentation and abstraction, will be the subject of an exhibition on view at the Museum of the City of New York. Urban Abstractions: Photographs from the Collection will feature some 35 images (3 in color)— by 20th-century masters, and an unknown shutterbug—each expressing artistic vision and personal aesthetic […]

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VIEWLIST: There are many things in the air and all of them are for free, Conceived by Michelle Grabner

Xavier Veilhan, Le Grand Mobile, 2004-2006, metallic structure, engines, 25 PVC spheres, 
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Our second VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by Chicago-based artist Michelle Grabner.

"So I think what comes next is a web with big holes blown in it. A spiderweb in a storm. The turtles get knocked out from under it, the platform sinks through the cloud. A lot of the inherent contradictions of the web get revealed, the contradictions in the oxymorons smash into each other." -- Bruce Sterling, February 2009

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Directions: Walead Beshty: Legibility on Color Backgrounds, Hirschhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

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  Walead Beshty, Six Color Curl (CMMYYC): Irvine, California, July 18th 2008, 2008 Fuji Crystal Archive Type C, Color photographic paper, 93 x 50 inches Courtesy the artist and Wallspace, New York April 30 – September 13, 2009 Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty creates photographs and sculptures that reconsider some of the fundamental premises of modern art. Beshty’s mesmerizing photographs blend an enduring fascination with modernist visual culture and an astute inquiry into the nature of […]

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Constructivismes, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

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  Works by Burgoyne Diller January 23 – March 6, 2009 Featuring artists Matthias Bitzer, Liz Deschenes, Burgoyne Diller, Dan Flavin, Raymond Hains, Yuichi Higashionna , Gregor Hildebrandt, Akira Kanayama, Barbara Kasten, Camilla Low, Sherrie Levine, Kasimir Malevich, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Anthony Pearson, Florian Pumhosl, R.H. Quaytman, Eileen Quinlan, Anselm Reyle, Alexander Rodchenko, Haim Steinbach, Frank Stella & Katja Strunz.

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Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  Hans Richter, Still from Filmstudie, 1926 35mm film transferred to video (black and white, silent) March 19–June 23, 2008 This exhibition considers the transformation of the art object from static image to light projection within two distinct artistic lineages: the unconventional optical techniques and social analyses of the 1920s Neue Optik, or “New Vision,” generation of artists, among them László Moholy-Nagy, Hans Richter, and Marcel Duchamp; and the situational aesthetics advanced by Gordon Matta-Clark, […]

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Sensory Overload: Light, Motion Sound and the Optical in Art Since 1945, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Erwin Redl, Matrix XV, 2007 LED Installation with fiber-optics, 30 x 30 feet January 24, 2008 — October 2009 Sensory Overload tracks the development of Kinetic and Op art, whose optical stimulation and interactivity introduced new dimensions to art. Stanley Landsman’s Walk-In Infinity Chamber (1968), which has not been on view for nearly fifteen years, together with Erwin Redl’s dramatic Matrix XV (2007), a 25 x 50 foot LED installation, punctuate this extraordinary […]

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Better Get Rational, by Dodie Bellamy

Last June I met my friend Margaret Crane for lunch at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We sat outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon, chatting and eating salad. It wasn’t too hot, the air was breathable—a perfect ladies’ date. Then we headed into the museum’s jewel-in-the-crown exhibition, Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s-70s. The show was huge, astonishing, including nearly 200 works by 130+ artists from Europe, North America, and South America. Jesús […]

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Hartmut Böhm interview with Matthew Deleget

Hartmut Bohm interview with Matthew Deleget, MINUS SPACE

Hartmut Böhm, Quadratrelief 32, 1968 Plexiglas, 127 x 127 x 5.5 cm Peter C. Ruppert Collection Museum im Kultur-speicher, Würzburg, Germany The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in February 2004 in conjunction with Hartmut Böhm’s spotlight exhibition. Matthew Deleget: I would like to begin our interview – your first published in English – with a brief discussion of the art climate in Germany directly following World War II. You were born in Kassel, […]

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