Astros Hawk. The exhibition consists of several series of paintings and drawings, 4 recent films, and a large-scale site-specific wall painting. She is known for her graphic abstractions, which play with the architecture and psychology of urban environments.
Curated by Eva Wittocx
M - Museum Leuven presents a solo exhibition by American artist Sarah Morris. Sarah Morris is an internationally recognized painter and filmmaker. She is known for her graphic abstractions, which play with the architecture and psychology of urban environments. The exhibition consists of several series of paintings and drawings, four films, including the most recent film, Strange Magic (2014), Rio (2012), Beijing (2008) and 1972 (2008), and a large-scale site-specific wall painting.
Her abstract, diagrammatic paintings employ and create a "virtual architecture" that play with notions of social space, identity, and capitalism. Morris incorporates a wide range of references including Oscar Niemeyer, perfume distillation, airports, crowd control, Olympic Games, advertising, prostitution, the Eiffel Tower, Romy Schneider, and Sambodromo among many others. Located at the crossroads of Pop, Conceptual art and geometric abstraction, Morris has been an influential force since the late 1990s, manifesting the complex conversation between the artist, society and power structures that govern them.
CAPITAL letters read better for Initials
M - Museum with August Verlag – Buchhandlung Walther König is publishing a new book on Sarah Morris, CAPITAL letters read better for Initials, featuring an essay by Frédéric Paul, curator at the MNAM-CCI/Centre Georges Pompidou, which offers an overview of her work and her beguiling position as an artist.
174p, English/French, more info here
Sarah Morris (born in the UK in 1967) lives and works in New York. She has been exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (1999), Kunsthalle Zürich (2000), the Nationalgalerie in Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2001) Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen (2004), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2005), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2005), Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover (2005) and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2006), Fondation Beyeler (2008), Lenbachaus, Munich (2008), MAMbo, Bologna (2009), MMK, Frankfurt (2009), K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (2010), Wexner Center for the Arts (2012) and Kunsthalle Bremen (2013).
Previous monographic publications include Bye Bye Brazil, White Cube, London (2013); An Open System Meets an Open System, Springer-Verlag/Wien, Austria (2013); Beijing, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Walter König, Cologne (2009); Lesser Panda, Jay Jopling/White Cube, London (2008); Los Angeles, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne (2005); Bar Nothing, Jay Jopling/White Cube, London (2004); Capital, Oktagon, Cologne (2001); Sarah Morris, Kunsthalle Zürich (2000); and Modern Worlds, Museum of Modern Art Oxford; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig and Le Consortium, Dijon (1999).
Sarah Morris is represented by White Cube, London; Air de Paris, Paris; Petzel, New York and Capitain Petzel, Berlin.
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Image: Annual Solar Eclipse [Rio], 2014 © Sarah Morris
M – Museum Leuven
L. Vanderkelenstraat 28
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11:00 > 18:00
Thursday: 11:00 > 22:00
Thursday 30.07 > Sunday 02.08: 11:00 > 16:30
Closed on Wednesday
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Concessions € 10
-26 years € 5
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