CONCEPTUAL ARTIST TERRY ADKINS

                  To his sculpture, Mr. Adkins sought to bring the fleeting impermanence of music, creating haunting assemblages of found objects — wood, cloth, coat hangers, spare parts from junkyards — that evoked vanished histories. NYTIMES TERRY ROGER ADKINS was born in Washington on May 9, 1953, into [...]

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A REVOLUTIONARY IMPULSE & THE RISE OF RUSSIAN AVANTE GARDE AT MOMA

      Covering the period of artistic innovation between 1912 and 1935, A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde traces the arc of the pioneering avant-garde from its flowering in 1912 to the mid-1930s after Socialist Realism was decreed the sole sanctioned style of art. Bringing together major works from MoMA’s extraordinary [...]

THE FRANKFURT KITCHEN

"The New Dwelling sets for its occupants the task of rethinking everything afresh, organizing a new lifestyle, and of winning freedom from the irrelevant clutter of outmoded habits of thought and old-fashioned equipment" – Franz Schuster, Das neue Frankfurt (The New Frankfurt), 1927 The New Frankfurt       War and inflation precipitated a housing crisis in [...]

NAN GOLDIN: THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY

Titled after a song in Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, Goldin’s Ballad is itself a kind of downtown opera; its protagonists—including the artist herself—are captured in intimate moments of love and loss. They experience ecstasy and pain through sex and drug use; they revel at dance clubs and bond with their children [...]

EDGAR DEGAS: A STRANGE NEW BEAUTY

   Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist. He was a [...]