Jeff Koons at Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels

Now, another impressive exhibition of Jeff Koons’ art is about to open: at Almine Rech Gallery in Brussels. This is an event for many reasons: this is the first Koons exhibition in Brussels since 1992, when Made in Heaven was revealed to the Belgian public. More importantly, the present exhibition crowns this summer’s harvest : it concludes, recaps, but also expands again, on this extraordinarily rich and fecund season of exhibitions of Koons’ oeuvre.

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Hunter Projects

Conceptual Abstraction

The exhibition offers a revealing cross-section through abstract painting of the last two decades. Its starting point is the 1991 exhibition Conceptual Abstraction held at the Sidney Janis Gallery, renowned for its representation of historic abstract artists. The 1991 show brought together a new generation of abstract painters, demonstrating that abstraction remained a vital mode of creation in an art world then dominated by figurative art. This new iteration of CONCEPTUAL ABSTRACTION reunites the twenty painters from the 1991 show, presenting one older and one more recent painting by each artist.

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Gallery

Jeff Koons The Painter & The Sculptor

In the summer of 2012, the SCHIRN and the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung turn their attention to the work of American artist Jeff Koons (born in 1955), an artist who has been setting trends in the art world since the 1980s. The two simultaneous exhibitions dedicated to Koons’s oeuvre deliberately separate his sculpture and painting, presenting each in its own context.

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Gallery

Notations: The Cage Effect Today

The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present Notations: The Cage Effect Today, on view from February 17-April 21, 2012. As 2012 marks the centennial of John Cage’s birth, this exhibition commemorates the widespread effect of the artist’s six decades of assiduous, and relentless inventive creation on subsequent generations of artists. Cage has been described as the […]

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Gallery

to:Night

to: Night brings together a selection of contemporary works which explore the theme of night through a variety of approaches. Curated by Joachim Pissarro, Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Art Galleries, with Mara Hoberman and Julia Moreno, this exhibition opens at the Hunter College Art Galleries in September 2008 […]

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Museum

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night

Van Gogh depicted the night throughout his career. Painting in the dark was a challenging problem in the late nineteenth century, particularly for an artist who relied on his powers of observation; Van Gogh admitted to being unable to work strictly from imagination. But he was also an artist for whom the real was intertwined […]

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Museum

Teens talk about Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, MoMA

Teens ask curator Joachim Pissarro about Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon as part of Red Studio, MoMA’s site for teens. The Museum of Modern Art celebrates this painting in a special exhibition, Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon at 100, May 9–August 27, 2007. For information about this exhibition, please visit http://www.moma.org. For more information about Red Studio, […]

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Museum

Out of Time

Repeat, fast-forward, rewind, pause, recycle, live, delay: these terms are part of the language we use to describe how temporality is manipulated in the contemporary world. Recent technological advances facilitate an unprecedented alteration, compression, and extension of time. These new possibilities coexist with a vision of history as fractured, contradictory, and subject to multiple interpretations. […]

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Museum

Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne and Pissarro 1865 – 1885

Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906) and Camille Pissarro (1830 – 1903) met in Paris in 1861 and developed a personal and professional relationship that lasted almost a quarter of a century. They shared an intimate approach to the practice of painting and a love for serious work that translated into a fascinating artistic dialogue. That […]

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