If you're at the start of a career or in the early stages of a business, few things are more useful than the real histories of those who have gone before. It's just that there's a trick for extracting useful and actionable truth.
"How do you hang a song on a wall?" This was Bjork's main concern when Klaus Biesenbach, current Chief Curator at Large at the Museum of Modern Art, first approached her about mounting an exhibition of her work, way back in the year 2000.
The exhibition presents Björk's oeuvre in many layers, with instruments, a theatrical presentation, an immersive sound experience, a focused audio guide, and related visualizations, from photography and music videos to new media works.
This Meret Oppenheim exhibition shows the whole spectrum her oeuvre, which in its independence and diversity is still seen a pioneering force even today. This retrospective is a unique chance to rediscover her extraordinary work.
With the large retrospective Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Eine Retrospektive, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main in Germany wants to highlight her pioneering role as an artist, as a groundbreaking protagonist of the early conceptual, film and performance art.
Take a ride down YouTube's memory lane with the best news flubs, pop culture parodies, musical tributes, dug-up footage, and celebrity endorsements from one of the most revolutionary political events in American history.
I am in the thick of it, preparing for a retrospective. It is a unique experience, fraught with nostalgia. Rediscovering old art works is like going through an old family album; each picture elicits an emotion.
The career of any artist of distinction is always full of battles, many of them won, some of them inevitably lost. I would like to know what you think of this exhibition of Mickalene Thomas and her risky dialogue with Big Boys of art's past.
The exhibition spans two decades. On display are unseen early works as well as later works such as the famous shark in formaldehyde and the notorious diamond skull. Among the highlights is the piece "In and Out of Love" (1991), consisting of a room full of live butterflies.
As 2011 rapidly draws to a close, I marvel at all the great work that has been done by animal welfare organizations this year. Throughout the country, more individuals are volunteering, adopting and advocating for animals.
Sifting through the assortment of our juxtaposed selves, faces and features seemed interchangeable among the generations. How young. And, how shocking to now be older than most everyone I was looking at in the pictures.