Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA


Arshile Gorky, Agony, c. 1947 October 21, 2009 – January 10, 2010 The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a major traveling retrospective celebrating the extraordinary life and work of Arshile Gorky (American, born Armenia, c.1904-1948), a seminal figure in the movement towards gestural abstraction that would transform American art in the years after World War II. The first comprehensive survey of the work of this artist in nearly three decades, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective […]

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Fire Destroys More Than 1,000 Helio Oiticica Works


Photo: O Globo From O Globo’s Eduardo Fradkin reports that more than a thousand works by Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica (1937–1980) were destroyed Friday in a fire at the house of his brother, César Oiticica, in Rio de Janeiro. His brother was responsible for the artist’s collection; he estimates that 90 percent of the collection he held was lost. In 2007, the Tate Modern and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston staged major […]

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Rodchenko & Popova: Defining Constructivism: Works from the Costakis Collection, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece


Liubov Popova, Part of the design for the stage set for Earth in Turmoil (directed by V.Meyerhold), 1923 Photomontage, gouache, newspaper and photographic paper collage on plywood, 49 x 82.7 cm State Museum of Contemporary Art-Costakis Collection June 24 – September 20, 2009 Curators: Margarita Tupitsyn & Vicente Todoli / On the Greek side, the curators of the exhibition at the SMCA will be the SMCA’s director, Maria Tsantsanoglou and the SMCA curator Angeliki Charistou. After […]

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Museum Exhibitions Cancelled Due to Recession


  Work by Cildo Meireles From The Art Newspaper, June 6, 2009: Exhibitions axed as recession bites: US worst hit as sponsorship withdrawn and endowment wealth shrinks By Jason Edward Kaufman and Martin Bailey “An Art News paper survey suggests that a growing number of exhibitions are being cancelled because of the recession. We have identified over 20 important shows that have been axed (or, in a few cases, postponed) later this year or in […]

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Roni Horn aka Roni Horn, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom


  Roni Horn, You are the Weather, 1994—1995 64 C-printed photographs and 36 gelantine-silver prints 26.5 x 21.4 cm / 10 7/16 x 8 7/16 in ea Installation view, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 1996 February 25 – May 25, 2009 Roni Horn is an American artist who has been making work since the 1970s. Horn worked through the legacy of minimalism yet developed her own concerns with memory and identity, and this is her […]

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Alexander Rodchenko & Lyubov Popova: Defining Constructivism, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom


  Alexander Rodchenko, Popova’s Studio, 1924 Private collection © A Rodchenko & V Stepanova Archive February 12 – May 17, 2009 The Russian Revolution was accompanied by a remarkable period of artistic experiment known as Constructivism, which questioned the fundamental properties of art and asked what its place should be in a new society. The Constructivists challenged the idea of the work of art as a unique commodity, explored more collective ways of working, and […]

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Cildo Meireles, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain


  Cildo Meireles, Cruzeiro do Sul, 1969-70 Courtesy of the artist February 11 – April 26, 2009 The MACBA presents the largest exhibition in Spain of the Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles. On the floor, a sea of broken glass, which crackles and crunches underfoot time and time again. Before your eyes, a maze in which there are no walls, only prison bars, fences, curtains, aquariums with translucent fish swimming around, their bones easily visible to the naked […]

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