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.
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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.
Arshile Gorky's final works are urgent reworkings of form. Viewed start to finish the exhibit makes the case for an urgency brought about by life's frustrations, aka, the tortured starving artist syndrome.