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Here and Elsewhere
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  New Museum  •  16 July 2914 - 28 September 2014
 
 
Here and Elsewhere, the first museum-wide exhibition in New York City to feature contemporary art from and about the Arab world. The exhibition brings together more than forty-five artists from over fifteen countries, many of whom live and work internationally.

The exhibition borrows its title from a 1976 film-essay by French directors Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, and Anne-Marie Miéville. Their film, Ici et ailleurs [Here and Elsewhere], was initially conceived as a pro-Palestinian documentary, but evolved into a complex reflection on the ethics of representation and the status of images as instruments of political consciousness.

Taking inspiration from Godard, Gorin, and Miéville’s film—which has had a strong impact on an entire generation of artists in various Arab countries—“Here and Elsewhere” pays particular attention to the position and role of the artist in the face of historical events. An example of personal reportage can be found in the short videos produced and distributed by Abounaddara, a collective of self-taught filmmakers dispersed throughout Syria, as well as in Bouchra Khalili’s video portraits, which reveal the clandestine journeys of migrants seeking to enter Europe.

Artists such as Hrair Sarkissian, Lamia Joreige, and Hassan Sharif undertake experimental approaches to archival material, rewriting personal and collective traumas, and weaving fragments both real and imagined into their work. Sharif, a conceptual artist in Dubai, works by accumulating surplus materials and found objects, but in contrast to the archaeological pursuits of other artists, his catalogues of manufactured goods reflect on globalized production and consumption. Ala Younis presents a visual essay, an exhibition within the exhibition, in which artworks, archival materials, and objects from popular culture are combined to analyze the representation of the Palestinian struggle within the historical context of Pan-Arabism.

For other artists, traditional mediums like painting, drawing, and sculpture record subtle and intimate shifts in awareness.

A number of pieces on view prompt a reflection on images as spaces of intimacy, such as the works of studio photographer Hashem El Madani, which through the research and efforts of artist Akram Zaatari, reveal the construction of identity at a time when studio photography flourished as a powerful and prolific site of individualized image-making.

Here and Elsewhereis accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue coedited with Negar Azimi and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie of Bidoun magazine.

New Museum Website


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Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Film Forum  •  27 August - 9 September 2014
 
Film Forum presents the US premiere of Thomas Allen Harris’s Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. Inspired by Deborah Willis’s groundbreaking book, Reflections in Black (Willis is also a co-producer), the documentary casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Harris’s family album. It considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery. The film embraces both historical material (African-Americans who were slaves, who fought in the Civil War, were victims of lynchings, or were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement) and contemporary images made by such luminaries as Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems. Through a Lens Darkly is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations, while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens.

Film Forum Website



Detailed schedule information:
Screenings daily at 12:45, 2:50, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30

Contact: Film Forum
209 West Houston Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 727 81 10

Garry Winogrand: <EM>Metropolitan Opera, New York, ca. 1951</EM>Gelatin silver printGarry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona© The Estate of Garry WinograndCourtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Garry Winogrand: Metropolitan Opera, New York, ca. 1951
Gelatin silver print
Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
© The Estate of Garry Winogrand
Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Garry Winogrand
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  27 June - 21 September 2014
 

The first retrospective in 25 years of work by artist Garry Winogrand (1928–1984) — the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s — brings together the artist's most iconic images with newly printed photographs from his largely unexamined archive of late  work, brings together the artist's most iconic images with newly printed photographs from his largely unexamined archive of late work. 

More than 300 photographs in the exhibition and more than 400 in the accompanying catalogue attempt to create a portrait of Garry Winogrand — a chronicler of postwar America.

After serving in the military as a weather forecaster, Winogrand first began working as a photographer while studying painting on the G.I. Bill at Columbia University (1948–51).

The Bronx-born Winogr was enormously prolific but largely postponed the editing and printing of his work. Dying suddenly at the age of 56, he left behind approximately 6,500 rolls of film (some 250,000 images) that he had never seen, as well as proof sheets from his earlier years that he had marked but never printed. Roughly half of the photographs in the exhibition have never been exhibited or published until now; over 100 have never before been printed.

Winogrand photographed business moguls, everyday women on the street, famous actors and athletes, hippies, rodeos, politicians, soldiers, animals in zoos, car culture, airports, and antiwar demonstrators and the construction workers who beat them bloody in view of the unmoved police.

The exhibition catalogue Garry Winogrand (448 pages; $85 hardcover; $50 softcover)—published by SFMOMA in association with Yale University Press serves as the most comprehensive volume on Winogrand to date and the only compendium of the artist's work.  Five new essays and nearly 400 plates trace the artist's working methods and major themes.

After New York, Garry Winogrand travels to the Jeu de Paume, Paris (14 October 2014 through 25 January 2015); and the Fundacion MAPFRE, Madrid (3 March through 10 May 2015).



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<P><SPAN class=pie _extended="true">Alberto Korda: <EM>El Quixote of the Lamppost (El Quijote de la Farola), </EM>Cuba, 1959Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski</SPAN><SPAN class=pie _extended="true">© Alberto Korda</SPAN></P>

Alberto Korda: El Quixote of the Lamppost (El Quijote de la Farola), Cuba, 1959
Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski
© Alberto Korda

Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944–2013
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  International Center of Photography  •  16 May - 7 September 2014
 
 
Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944–2013 is a major survey of photographic movements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Taking the "mutant," morphing, and occasionally chaotic Latin American city as its focus, the exhibition draws particularly on street photography's depictions of the city during decades of political and social upheaval. It is divided into sections that explore public space as a platform for protest, popular street culture, the public face of poverty, and other characteristics of the city as described in photographs.

International Center of Photography Website


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Lygia Clark: <EM>Óculos,</EM> 1968Industrial rubber, metal, glass11 7/16 x 7 1/16 x 2 15/16&#8243; (29 x 18 x 7.5 cm)© Courtesy of World of Lygia Clark Cultural AssociationPhoto: © 2014 Eduardo Clark
Lygia Clark: Óculos, 1968
Industrial rubber, metal, glass
11 7/16 x 7 1/16 x 2 15/16″ (29 x 18 x 7.5 cm)
© Courtesy of World of Lygia Clark Cultural Association
Photo: © 2014 Eduardo Clark
Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  The Museum of Modern Art  •  10 May - 24 August 2014
 
Brazilian artist Lygia Clark (1920–1988) trained in Rio de Janeiro and Paris from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s and was a leading abstract artist at the forefront of the Neo-Concretist movement in Brazil, fostering the active participation of spectators through her works. From the late 1960s through the 1970s she created a series of unconventional artworks in parallel to a lengthy psychoanalytic therapy, leading her to develop a series of therapeutic propositions grounded in art.

Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988 comprises nearly 300 works, ranging from the late 1940s to the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, and participatory works. Drawn from public and private collections, including MoMA’s own, this survey is organized around three key themes: abstraction, Neo-Concretism, and the “abandonment” of art. Each of these axes anchors a significant concept or a constellation of works that mark a definitive step in Clark’s career.

Contact: The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-5497



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Beyond the Supersquare
BRONX, NEW YORK , UNITED STATES  •  ronx Museum of the Arts  •  1 May 2014 - 11 January 2015
 
 
Beyond the Supersquare explores the indelible influence of Latin American and Caribbean modernist architecture on contemporary art. Co-organized by Holly Block and María Inés Rodríguez, Beyond the Supersquare examines the complicated legacies of modernism through architecture and thought—as embodied by the political, economic, environmental, and social challenges faced by countries throughout Latin America—through the unique perspective of 30 artists working today.

Bronx Museum of the Arts Website


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1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Bronx, New York 10456
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13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair
QUEENS, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Queens Museum  •  27 April - 7 September 2014
 
 

50 years have passed since an up-and-coming Pop provocateur named Andy Warhol sparked a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. As part of a prominent set of public commissions for the Philip Johnson-designed New York State Pavilion’s exterior, Warhol chose to enlarge mug shots from a NYPD booklet featuring the 13 most wanted criminals of 1962. Forming a chessboard of front and profile views, 13 Most Wanted Men was installed by April 15, 1964, and painted over by Fair officials’ direction with silver paint a few days later. When the Fair opened to the public, all that was visible was a large silver square.  Later in the summer of 1964, Warhol produced another set of the Most Wanted Men paintings with the screens he had used to make the mural and nine of these are assembled in New York for the first time since their creation, forming the core of the 175 or so objects in the exhibition.

13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair

The exhibition takes Warhol’s 13 Most Wanted Men as its single subject, addressing its creation and destruction and placing it in its artistic and social context by combining art, documentation, and archival material. Parallel to the striking, somber Men canvases, materials in the exhibition are organized in strict chronological order so the viewer can appreciate the interrelations of underground and establishment; art, protest, and gay life; painting, sculpture, and film in a key year for Warhol; fine art and mainstream culture; and the lives and careers of the major players. A sampling of paintings and sculpture from that year; artists’ and photojournalists’ documentation of the Fair and of the Factory; and never-before-displayed materials from the Andy Warhol Museum archives unwind the mystery behind who ordered the painting-over of the Men and people and places that shaped the work and the incident.



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Nina Talbot: Veterans
BRONX, NEW YORK , UNITED STATES  •  Bronx Museum of the Arts  •  16 March - 24 August 2014
 
 
The series of paintings Veterans conveys personal stories of American men and women from the U.S. Military. The paintings, interviews conducted by the artist, and the accompanying stories by Sophie Rand convey the pressing need for a civilian awareness of the realities and experiences of veterans from current and past generations.

The ten paintings selected for this exhibition focus primarily on Bronx residents, including portraits of Leroy Archible and Carmen Rodriguez, who were instrumental in introducing Talbot to veterans in the Bronx. Archible, a Korean War Marine Veteran, is an activist in local Bronx politics and civic affairs.

Bronx Museum of the Arts Website


Contact: Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Bronx, New York 10456
Tel: (1) 718 681 60 00

Robert Heinecken
Robert Heinecken
Robert Heinecken: Object Matter
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  The Museum of Modern Art  •  15 March - 7 September 2014
 

Robert Heinecken (1931–2006) was a pioneer in the postwar Los Angeles art scene. Describing himself as a “para-photographer,” because his work stood “beside” or “beyond” traditional ideas associated with photography, Heinecken worked across multiple mediums, including photography, sculpture, video, printmaking, and collage. Culling images from newspapers, magazines, pornography, and television, he recontextualized them through collage and assemblage, double-sided photograms, darkroom experimentation, and rephotography. Although Heinecken was rarely behind the lens of a camera, his photo-based works question the nature of photography and radically redefine the perception of it as an artistic medium. His works explore themes of commercialism, Americana, kitsch, sex, the body, and gender. In doing so, they also expose his obsession with popular culture and its effects on society, and with the relationship between the original and the copy.

This survey exhibition covers five decades of the artist’s remarkable, unique practice, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s. Although Heinecken was prolific, this exhibition is a focused presentation of his major works, emphasizing early experiments that investigated technique and materiality and sought to destabilize the very definition of photography.



The Museum of Modern Art Website


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Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  •  21 February - 1 September 2014
 
This multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II. Presenting over 300 works executed between 1909 and 1944, the chronological exhibition encompasses not only painting and sculpture, but also architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theater, and performance. To convey the myriad artistic languages employed by the Futurists as they evolved over a 35-year period, the exhibition integrates multiple disciplines in each section.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Website


Contact: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173

Tel: (1) 212 423 35 87

Charles Ray: <EM>Plank Piece</EM>, 1973Gelatin silver print, printed 1992
Charles Ray: Plank Piece, 1973
Gelatin silver print, printed 1992
A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  The Museum of Modern Art  •  8 February - 5 October 2014
 
 
Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography’s inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum’s collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own includes approximately 180 works, by approximately 90 artists, such as Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Brătescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston.

The show is curated by Quentin Bajac.

The Museum of Modern Art Website


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New York, NY 10019
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Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

PterosaurPhoto: Don Emmert
Pterosaur
Photo: Don Emmert
Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  American Museum of Natural History  •  5 April 2014 - 4 January 2015
 

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History explores the world of these extraordinary flying reptiles, the first back-boned animals to evolve powered flight. As long as dinosaurs walked the Earth, pterosaurs—ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a small airplane—ruled the skies until they went extinct 66 million years ago.

The largest exhibition ever presented in the United States about these animals, Pterosaurs highlights the latest research by Museum scientists and leading paleontologists around the world. It also features rare pterosaur fossils from Germany, the United States, and Brazil as well as casts, life-size models, videos, and interactive exhibits that immerse visitors in the mechanics of pterosaur flight.

The exhibition is overseen by Curator Mark Norell, chair of the Division of Paleontology, who conducts pterosaur research in Romania, China, and Mongolia, with Co-curator Alexander Kellner, a Museum research associate and paleontologist at the Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



American Museum of Natural History Website


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Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnsonin <EM>All the Way</EM> &nbsp;
Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson
in All the Way  
All the Way: By Robert Schenkkan
NEW YORK , UNITED STATES  •  Neil Simon Theatre  •  6 March - 30 December 2014
 
 

Robert Schenkkan: All the Way
Drected by Bill Rauch

All the Way is a new play about a pivotal moment in American history. This drama takes audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first years of Lyndon B. Johnson's (Bryan Cranston) presidency, and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill. The play stars Bryan Cranston as LBJ, Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover, and Brandon J. Dirden as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Other cast members:

 Susannah Schulman (Lurleen Wallace), J. Bernard Calloway (Ralph Abernathy), James Eckhouse (Robert McNamara), Michael McKean (J. Edgar Hoover), Steve Vinovich (Rep. Emanuel Celler), Peter Jay Fernandez (Roy Wilkins), Ethan Phillips (Stanley Levison), Bill Timoney (Senator Karl Mundt), Betsy Aidem (Lady Bird Johnson), Christopher Gurr (Senator Strom Thurmond), Roslyn Ruff (Coretta Scott King), Eric Lenox Abrams (Bob Moses), Richard Poe (Senator Everett Dirksen), John McMartin (Senator Richard Russell); (seated from left) Robert Petkoff (Senator Hubert Humphrey), Christopher Liam Moore (Walter Jenkins), playwright Robert Schenkkan, Bryan Cranston (LBJ), director Bill Rauch, Brandon J. Dirden (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.), and William Jackson Harper (Stokely Carmichael).



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