Into an Unknown World. Featuring over a dozen paintings, the exhibition spans twenty years of the artist's career, from 1949 to 1969, and includes No. 12 (Yellow, Orange, Red on Orange), 1954 as well as monumental studies for all three of Rothko's famous mural projects: The Seagram Murals, The Holyoke Center at Harvard University and the Rothko Chapel at the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture will present Mark Rothko: Into an Unknown World, the first exhibition ever staged in Moscow by one of the world’s most celebrated artists. Opening on 23 April 2010, the exhibition will include the largest private collection of the artist’s work.
Featuring over a dozen paintings, the exhibition spans twenty years of the artist’s career, from 1949 to 1969, and includes No. 12 (Yellow, Orange, Red on Orange), 1954 as well as monumental studies for all three of Rothko’s famous mural projects: The Seagram Murals, The Holyoke Center at Harvard University and the Rothko Chapel at the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
One of Rothko’s last grey and black paintings from 1969 will also be on view. Mark Rothko (1903-1970) immigrated to the United States in 1913. He studied painting at Yale University from 1921-23, and was later awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Yale in 1969. Rothko has been the subject of six major surveys and retrospectives, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1998), which travelled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Kawamura Memorial Art Museum, Japan, which travelled to three museums in Japan (1995-96); the Tate Gallery, London, which travelled to Museum Ludwig, Cologne (1987-88); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1978-79); and two exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1970 and 1961 - the retrospective in 1961 traveled to London, Amsterdam, Basel, Rome, and Paris. Rothko's work is in numerous permanent collections worldwide.
A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition with essays by Dr. Irving Sandler and Prof. Andrei Tolstoy.
April 25, Sunday
Minimalism in Art and Music
Lecture h 5 p.m.
Music and art often come together, inspiring and enriching each other as pure expressions of their contemporary context. Though he never studied formally, Rothko played the piano, often for hours at a time, and he was profoundly moved by music throughout his life – particularly Mozart.
In a talk by Vitaly Patsyukov, followed by a composition by Morton Feldmans, performed by the band 'Black Out’, we shall explore how Mark Rothko’s later work shared characteristics with the music that was created in the same cultural context as his paintings. In particular, both aspects of this event will focus on Rothko’s 'black’ compositions which were created shortly before his death, and directly inspired Feldman’s composition 'Broken Symmetry’.
Vitaly Patsyukov is an art historian and curator at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts
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Gallery opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 11am - 9pm, Fri – Sun: 11am - 10pm
General admission: 200 Rub (concessions available)
Children under 18: Free