This Week's Major Events: WESTWEEK Design Conference, Degas at MoMA, An Oscar De La Renta Retrospective & More
John Moore: Twelve Days, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY
On view through April 30, 2016
Hirschl & Adler Modern is proud to present the most recent paintings by John Moore with this exhibition, the artist’s fourteenth with the gallery. The fifteen oil on canvas works in Twelve Days are an elegant elegy for what has served as John Moore’s principal subject for the last three decades, the urban-industrial landscape. Looking into and out of panes of glass etched with the patina of time, Moore explores how light enhances and distorts the working environments that resonate deeply with him. Built on memory, these sites reference the artist’s past while the palpable light and atmosphere direct both his and the viewer’s attention to what lays ahead. Click here to continue reading.
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, Met Breuer, New York, NY
On view through September 4, 2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible examines a subject that is critical to artistic practice: the question of when a work of art is finished. This landmark exhibition inaugurates The Met Breuer, ushering in a new phase for The Met’s expanded engagement with modern and contemporary art, presented in Marcel Breuer’s iconic building on Madison Avenue. With over 190 works dating from the Renaissance to the present—nearly forty percent of which are drawn from The Met’s collection, supplemented with major national and international loans—the exhibition demonstrates the type of groundbreaking show that can result when the Museum mines its vast collection and curatorial resources to present modern and contemporary art within a deep historical context. Click here to continue reading.
Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
March 26-July 24, 2016
Edgar Degas is best known as a painter and chronicler of the ballet, yet his work as a printmaker reveals the true extent of his restless experimentation. In the mid-1870s, Degas was introduced to the monotype process—drawing in ink on a metal plate that was then run through a press, typically resulting in a single print. Captivated by the monotype’s potential, he immersed in the technique with enormous enthusiasm, taking the medium to radical ends. He expanded the possibilities of drawing, created surfaces with a heightened sense of tactility, and invented new means for new subjects, from dancers in motion to the radiance of electric light, from women in intimate settings to meteorological effects in nature. Click here to continue reading.
Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DE
March 26, 2016-January 8, 2017
Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the Americas, this scholarly exhibition is the first, Pan-American study to explore how craftsmen across North, Central, and South America adapted Asian styles in a range of media—from furniture to silverwork, textiles, ceramics, and painting. Click here to continue reading.
Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, NC
On view through July 17, 2016
Ansel Adams, perhaps the best-known photographer in American history, developed a system for creating luminous, vivid landscape photographs in sharp contrasts of black and white. He then printed his film negatives with meticulous attention to craft. Adams’ manner of framing and capturing both magnificent, large-scale landscape formations, and small, exquisite natural objects created icons of the American wilderness. These forty breathtaking photographs by the renowned artist-photographer have never been on view together, and Reynolda House is the exhibition's only venue. Adams subscribed to the romantic tradition of American landscape, an artistic lineage that included major American painters. Click here to continue reading.
Dance! American Art, 1830-1960, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
On view through June 12, 2016
Dance! American Art, 1830-1960 captures dance in all its forms—from carefree to choreographed performance—with art that celebrates our need to move to the music. See ninety works from famed American artists including John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Harlem Renaissance stars and artists who shaped the aesthetics of modern dance including Isamu Noguchi, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol. The exhibition includes 19th-century paintings that portray dances from America’s diverse communities. Click here to continue reading.
Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
On view through May 30, 2016
Oscar de la Renta’s designs celebrated the best in us—beauty, optimism, and confidence. Including more than 130 ensembles, this world-premiere retrospective pays tribute to one of the most beloved and influential fashion icons of our time. Follow the rise of Oscar’s career, first in Spain where he gained his initial commissions, through his formative years spent in many of the world’s iconic fashion houses, to his eventual role as a designer for some of the most influential and celebrated personalities of the 20th and 21st centuries. Click here to continue reading.
WESTWEEK, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
March 23-24, 2016
Pacific Design Center’s WESTWEEK 2016 . . . MAD ABOUT DESIGN . . . celebrates today’s rebels, bon vivants and creative emergents innovating new concepts and bold statements that reference design’s early influencers yet push creativity ever-forward. Join us as this year’s Spring Market gives focus to the joyous enthusiasm and larger-than-life approach to the design process that is the trademark of the industry’s most creative aesthetes from across the disciplines. Click here to continue reading.
Hubert Robert: a Visionary Painter, Musee du Louvre, Paris
On view through May 30, 2016
Hubert Robert has come down in history as a painter of ruins and landscapes, but he was above all one of the 18th century’s greatest creators of poetic images. Witty and urbane with an endlessly enquiring mind, Hubert Robert was a true man of the Enlightenment. He followed a remarkable artistic path that led him from Rome in the mid-18th century to the court of France, where he produced some of the most spectacular decors in the brilliant decade that preceded the French Revolution. A chronicler of Paris and of the stormy history that rocked the late 18th century, he ended his distinguished career as a thoughtful and committed curator of the brand new Muséum Central des Arts, the future Musée du Louvre. Click here to continue reading.
Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
March 23-26, 2016
Following a breakthrough 2015 edition—which placed the Hong Kong show squarely in the center of Asia’s international art scene—the upcoming show offers a premier platform for showing works from across the globe, more than half from Asia and Asia Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by leading and emerging artists. With half of the participating galleries coming from Asia and Asia-Pacific, our show in Hong Kong not only provides a portal to the region's artists, but also offers galleries from around the world a platform for bringing their highest quality work to Asia. Click here to continue reading.