Concentrating on Henry Moore’s early and mid-career, this thorough and perceptive reassessment reinstates the sculptor as a key figure in international modernism. The scale of Henry Moore’s success in later life has tended to obscure the radical nature of his achievement.
Jasper Johns made a tremendous impact on Modern art in the twentieth century. As a pioneer of Pop art, he was a key figure in the postwar tradition that brought American art to the forefront of the international scene. This new volume in the MoMA Artist Series, which explores important artists and favorite works in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, guides readers through a dozen of the artist’s most memorable achievements.
This book features the early drawings and small clay models made by the artist as well a striking views of the final installation. Walker’s figures derive from an array of art historical, literary and cultural sources, illustrated here in a separate section designed by the artist, who also contributes an eloquent description of the project. The curator Clara Kim provides insights into the motivations for the new commission, while the celebrated author Zadie Smith explores key moments in Walker’s career leading up to the extraordinary new work.
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This exhibition seeks to look at the disillusion which many Black South Africans face with the advent of democracy. “A disillusion which [we] are complacent about, especially those of us who are privileged… It is this complacency that Urbanation seeks to tear asunder, though be it in the most poetic of ways.”
Well-known as a sculptor, Kiki Smith has also worked extensively as a printmaker – in fact her printed works and other editioned art, including books and multiples, are arguably as important as her sculpture.
This engaging survey probes the spellbinding life and work of Louise Bourgeois, whose artworks are among the most memorable of the 20th century, and now the 21st. Bourgeois, born in Paris in 1911, has produced a body of work that is as diverse in its use of materials as it is consistent in its themes. While placing her within key art historical traditions, each chapter focuses on the artist’s use of different media and techniques, from painting and assemblage to sculpture, paper ephemera, and beyond.
British artist Michael Landy (b. 1963) is known primarily as an installation artist. His work, along with others associated with the Young British Artists (YBAs), was first catapulted to the world spotlight when it was featured in the notorious Sensation exhibition (1997).
MetLife foundation is proud to present a landmark exhibition by the internationally acclaim Henry Moore. ‘Moore in America: Monumental Sculpture at the New York Botanic Garden, on display from May 24, to November 2, 2008, is the largest outdoor exhibition of Moore’s work ever presented in the United States.
This catalogue accompanies Nandipha Mntambo’s second solo exhibition at Michael Stevenson, The Encounter, featuring sculptural works including Nandikeshvara, Emabutfo and uMcedo, the bronze bust Zeus, the bullfighting video Ukungenisa and photographic works. The catalogue also documents major pieces made subsequent to Mntambo’s previous exhibition, Ingabisa (2007). The catalogue includes an essay by television producer Mfundi…
Published to accompany Naum Gabo’s exhibition of the same title, Constructions For Real Life marks the centenary of the Realistic Manifesto 1920, a set of pioneering artistic principles launched in Moscow by Gabo and his brother Antoine Pevsner. The statement declared that authentically modern art should engage with and reflect the modern age.
Drawing primarily on the complementary collections of Gabo’s work held at Tate and the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, Germany, the exhibition focuses on key themes in his work.
Picasso and Africa illustrates how African art as well as African culture influenced Picasso in his art. What captured Picasso’s attention was not what he had seen on travels, but rather it was wooden sculptures from the African continent that he saw in Europe and as a result started a personal collection of African and Oceanic art.