In November, 2017 the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation will open to the public with a survey exhibition of Resnick's work. The building has a rich history, reflecting the changing character of the Lower East Side of Manhattan over the past century. It was respectively a tenement, a synagogue, an African American church and finally Resnick’s studio and home from 1977 until his death in 2004. It was here that Resnick painted many of the heavily encrusted paintings he became known for, as well as his visionary late works.
Scheduled to run from September 28 – December 31, 2017, the exhibition—simply titled “Jenny Holzer at Blenheim Palace,” and composed of site-specific works—will seek to address the Palace’s military and political history through Holzer’s own practice that takes on such themes as power, conflict, and activism.
Of her involvement with the project, Holzer said, “My first visit to Blenheim Palace left me with too many ideas, on the complex past and its relevance to this knife-edge present.”
Opening on May 20, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark will present Academy of Tal R. The exhibition title should be understood as a mildly humorous provocation, since Tal R’s artwork always appears free, wild, searching, vital and simply unacademic. Through an overview of his work from the past twenty years and a series of new works, the exhibition shows that Tal R from the outset has been a storyteller with a special eye for the overlooked, hidden and repressed spaces of modern life. In his art and thinking, Tal R is constantly interested in everything that goes against conformity.
Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). In the postwar era, societal shifts made it possible for larger numbers of women to work professionally as artists, yet their work was often dismissed in the male dominated art world, and few support networks existed for them. Abstraction dominated artistic practice during these years, as many artists working in the aftermath of World War II sought an international language that might transcend national and regional narratives—and for women artists, additionally, those relating to gender. Organized by Starr Figura, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, and Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, with Hillary Reder, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints.
The Aspen Art Museum exhibition will be a tightly curated survey that re-presents a series of pivotal exhibitions from the nineties. For more than two decades, New York–based artist Jack Pierson has been using the visual languages of photography, painting, sculpture, and drawing to examine intimate and emotional aspects of everyday life. Gaining recognition alongside a group of photographers known as the Boston School—including David Armstrong, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Nan Goldin, and Mark Morrisroe, among others—Pierson explores the cultural construction of identity, including how we see and, ultimately, how others see us.
Today was the dedication of the New York City AIDS Memorial and the city-wide World AIDS Day ceremony. The Memorial project was launched in 2011 to recognize and preserve the history of the AIDS crisis through the creation of a memorial to honor New York City’s 100,000+ men, women and children who have died from AIDS, and to commemorate and celebrate the efforts of the caregivers and activists who responded heroically to the crisis. The memorial includes a text-based piece by Jenny Holzer which excerpts "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman.
Please join us for a panel discussion on Joan Mitchell with Mark Rosenthal, Joyce Pensato, and Louise Fishman, moderated by Phong Bui on Thursday, November 3, from 6-8 PM.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
In an artistic career spanning seven decades, Louise Bourgeois (1911, Paris – 2010, New York) created a unique body of work in a wide range of form, material and scale. This exhibition is the first to concentrate on the "Cells" series and includes the largest number of "Cells" presented to date. It will also include important works from previous decades that led to the development of this body of work. The exhibition has been organized by Haus der Kunst, Munich in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Congratulations to Lynda Benglis who received an honorary degree from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.
LOUISE FISHMAN in conversation with DAVID SALLE at 192 Books
Thursday, May 19, 7:00 PM
Louise Fishman discusses her eponymous monograph with fellow artist David Salle in a conversation about her work and five-decade career. The catalogue, Louise Fishman, accompanies a major retrospective of the artist’s work currently on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art as well as a concurrent exhibition of her work at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.
Louise Fishman: A Retrospective, curated by Helaine Posner, opens at the Neuberger Museum of Art on April 3 and will be on view through July 31, 2016. The show will travel to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, September 30–December 22, 2017. A survey of Fishman's small-scale work, organized by Ingrid Schaffner, will be at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia from April 29–August 14, 2016. The retrospective will be accompanied by a multi-essay, monograph on the artist published by DelMonico Books/Prestel.