The final cycle of the MoMA2000 exhibitions, explores the period from 1960 to the present, an era that has seen unprecedented cross-pollination among traditional and new artistic mediums. On view throughout the Museum are an especially varied range of objects, images, and room-sized installations, including masterworks by some of the most influential artists of the past forty years, along with an impressive number of recently acquired works by emerging artists.
The final cycle of the MoMA2000 exhibitions, explores the period from 1960 to the present, an era that has seen unprecedented cross-pollination among traditional and new artistic mediums. On view throughout the Museum are an especially varied range of objects, images, and room-sized installations, including masterworks by some of the most influential artists of the past forty years, along with an impressive number of recently acquired works by emerging artists. Open Ends includes eleven distinct exhibitions and ten large-scale works and installations that examine key themes and lines of affinity that define contemporary art and artists. The exhibition opens in three stages.
Architecture Hot and Cold presents a wide range of images of architecture principally drawn from the Museumâ€™s collections of photographs and architectural drawings. The exhibition includes works by architects including Archigram and Rem Koolhaas are shown alongside the photography of Andreas Gursky and Robert Adams, for example, as well as works in different media by artists such as Gordon Matta-Clark, Andy Warhol, and Joel Shapiro.
Innocence and Experience deals principally with the shift in recent decades from a positive, hopeful vision of childhoodâ€™s purity and power to a counter-imagery of youth threatened or corrupted. The gallery exhibition includes works by Diane Arbus, Robert Gober, Mona Hatoum, and Mike Kelley. An accompanying film and video exhibition includes films and videos by Stan Brakhage, Joseph Cornell, Sadie Benning, Louis Malle, Satyajit Ray, and Arturo Ripstein.
Matter investigates the new role of materials in fine arts and design, as well as its force in inspiring and guiding the creative process, by considering and connecting several distinct creative fields. Works by Joseph Beuys, Robert Morris, Gaetano Pesce, Mona Hatoum, Eva Hesse, designers Hella Jongerius and Tom Dixon, and photographer Vik Muniz are shown.
One Thing After Another explores the relationship of printmaking to the proliferation of serial imagery in the contemporary period. Classic serial print projects from Pop art and Minimalism are juxtaposed with works from 1980s and 1990s. Artists included range from Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly, and Brice Marden to Rosemarie Trockel, John Armleder, Yukinori Yanagi, and Anish Kapoor.
Pop and After juxtaposes major works of the 1960s by American and European artists, which focus on mass media and the iconography of consumer culture, with works by younger creators of the 1980s and 1990s that extend and twist the stylistic and social concerns of Pop art. Artists included range from Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy Lichtenstein to Jeff Koons, David Hammons, and Damien Hirst.
Selected Large-Scale Works and Installations
James Rosenquist. F-111.
Pipilotti Rist. Ever is Over All.
until January 30, 2001:
Cai Guo-Qiang. Borrowing Your Enemyâ€™s Arrows.
Barnett Newman. Broken Obelisk.
Pipilotti Rist. Ever is Over All. Video installation: two monitors. Dimensions variable. Photo courtesy Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, and Luhrig Augustine, New York.
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