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Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965, published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, offers a major reappraisal of New York’s post–World War II art scene from the vantage point of fourteen innovative artist-run galleries. This four-color, lavishly illustrated, 296-page book features a five-part essay […]
A Feast of Astonishments: Chalotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s, the exhibition catalogue, is published by Northwestern University Press and features new scholarship from art historians, musicologists, and experts on the 1960s and 1970s, including Hannah B. Higgins, professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Chicago; Kristine Stiles, France […]
Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000 provides the first comprehensive and critical overview of Associated American Artists (AAA), the commercial enterprise best known as the publisher of prints by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood. This exhibition addresses not only AAA’s storied involvement in popularizing American prints in the 1930s, […]
Organized by New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, the exhibition “Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran” features works by three generations of Iranian artists born between 1937 and 1982. The publication presents sample works by each of the six artists—Faramarz Pilaram (1937–1983), Parviz Tanavoli (b. 1937), Chohreh Feyzdjou (1955–1996), Shiva Ahmadi (b. 1975), Shahpour Pouyan […]
Ernest Cole (1940–90), one of South Africa's first black photojournalists, compassionately but unflinchingly portrayed the lives of black people as they negotiated apartheid's racist laws and oppression.
Abby Grey and Indian Modernism: Selections from the NYU Art Collection spotlights her pioneering collecting efforts, which resulted in a significant trove of post–Indian Independence art in the United States.
Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera presents for the first time a comprehensive survey of the work of Tseng Kwong Chi, a revered photographer and performance artist of the 1980s.
For a New World to Come provides a thought-provoking look at photography-based works and other works by twenty-nine of these artists, including such well-known names as Nobuyoshi Araki, Koji Enokura, Daido Moriyama, Hitoshi Nomura, and Jiro Takamatau, as well as others who are less familiar but no less important.
ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND features over 130 early and formative works by five artists who began their careers in San Francisco’s Mission District in the early 1990s and whose work, by the early aughts, had been identified and celebrated as the Mission School, a term coined by critic Glen Helfand in 2002. The exhibition […]