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WWI: France and Germany using art as weapon of peace – not war

Artists / Exhibition History / History / Research

WWI: France and Germany using art as weapon of peace – not war The NZZ-Neue Züricher Zeitung published November 13, 2017 an article written by Robin Schwarzenbach: ‘Deutsche Kultur als Waffe’ [German Culture Used as Weapon]. The article describes how during World War I newspapers, cinema and theater programs, and art-exhibitions in Switzerland were used by France and by Germany for propaganda, as an extended battle field, facilitated by Switzerland’s different region’s languages. Following the […]

Dreier Bequest Artist Update – G.M. (Georg Meyer?) is Gerd Meyer

Artists / Exhibition History / Gallery / History / Museum / Research
G.M. - Gerd Meyer

Dreier Bequest Artist Update – G.M. (Georg Meyer?) is Gerd Meyer Gerd Meyer, signing with G M (1894 Oldenburg – Delmenhorst 1987) Also known as: Georg Bernhard Meyer; Gerd Meyer-Helldiek; Gert Meier; Gert Meyer   The catalog raisonné of the Dreier Bequest at Yale University mentions an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston [YSA 51], 06.09.–02.10.1949, showing among the 50 artists as well the work of G.M. (Georg Meyer?). See exhibitions list below.   The […]

Erste Russische Kunstausstellung Berlin 1922 – The Artists

Analytics / Exhibition History / History / Influential Exhibitions / Research
Erste Russische Kunstausstellung Berlin 1922 – The Artists

Erste Russische Kunstausstellung Berlin 1922 – The Artists    Like in the Mythologies quotidiennes exhibition catalog (Paris, 1964) –  see our blog post – the Erste Russische Kunstausstellung Berlin 1922 exhibition catalog states only the artist’s last name.    Who is IDELSON, JOGANSON, LEDANTIU, MECHMETZKI, or TERSA? Whereas everybody would know who CHAGALL, KANDINSKI, LISSITZKY, or MALEWITSCH is.    Our survey seeks the answer to this question in identifying and allocating the artists through their many exhibitions from 1900 […]

Carmen Gracia – ‘Mythologies quotidiennes’, 1964

Artists / Curators / History / Museum / Research
'Mythologies quotidiennes', 1964

Carmen Gracia – ‘Mythologies quotidiennes’, 1964 Two additional important facts ‘Figuration Narrative, Paris 1960–1972’ retrospective in 2008    From April to July 2008 the RNM – Réunion des musées nationaux and the Centre Pompidou organized the exhibition ‘Figuration Narrative, Paris 1960–1972’ at the Grand Palais, with Jean-Paul Ameline and Bénédicte Ajac as curator. ‘Mythologies quotidiennes’, 1964 The Press Release for the retrospective in 2008 states: “The ‘Figuration Narrative’ wasn’t proclaimed as a movement as such. It […]

Thomas Walther Collection Artists Today

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Visualizing the Thomas Walther Collection

147 artists of the Thomas Walther Collection. Our networkgraph shows how the artists are connected through exhibitions.  Click here to open a browser window with the Thomas Walther Collection Artist network visualization. The Thomas Walther Collection Artists Today Visualizing the participation in exhibitions since 1930 of the Thomas Walther Collection artists   The photographic works of the 147 artists reunited in the MoMA exhibition in December 2014 were shown in many exhibitions of galleries, museums, and […]

Influential Contemporary Art Exhibitions in the 20th and 21st Century

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Influential Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Influential Contemporary Art Exhibitions in the 20th and 21st Century Only time may tell us about the influence of an exhibition. Each decade has its own viewpoints. The artist-info selection below is not based on any ‘blockbuster’ criteria. It is our research on exhibitions since 1930 to the present with the eye of an art historian and a historian which adds exhibitions to this constantly updated list. You find for each exhibition in our list […]

‘International Pop’ at Walker Art Center – Artists on View

Artists / Curators / Exhibition Announcements / History / pop-art
International Pop

Installation View of the Exhibition ‘International Pop’, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2015 ‘International Pop’ at Walker Art Center   Organized by the Walker Art Center and on view April 11 through August 29, 2015, ‘International Pop’ is a groundbreaking historical survey that chronicles the global emergence of Pop Art from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s. Find out more about all shown artists on this page. Following the Walker’s presentation, the exhibition will travel to the […]

Ferus Gallery – the artists, curators, and exhibitions – its history

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Ferus Gallery storefront

Ferus Gallery The exhibition ‘Objects on the New Landscape Demanding of the Eye’, March 15 – April 11, 1957 was the inaugural group show at the famous Ferus Gallery. Frank Lobdell, Jay DeFeo, Sonia Gechtoff, Craig Kauffman, Richard Diebenkorn, John Altoon and Clyfford Still were the artists in this show, directed by curator Walter Hopps, and the artist Edward Kienholz. In 1958, Edward Kienholz left Ferus Gallery to concentrate on producing art, and his stake in […]

Llyn Foulkes – how it all began

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Llyn Folkes - Whos on Third

Llyn Foulkes exhibitions in 2013 and 2014 The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, organized an extensive career retrospective devoted to the work of the groundbreaking painter, performance artist and musician Llyn Foulkes (*1934 in Yakima, Washington), curated by Ali Subotnick.* After Los Angeles, February 3 — May 19, 2013 the exhibition was shown in New York, New Museum, June 12 – September 1, 2013, and Kleve (Germany), Museum Kurhaus Kleve, December 6, 2013 – March 2, […]

Damien Hirst – Curator

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Dock Offices, Surrey Docks, London

At Dock Offices, Surrey Docks, London, Damien Hirst installed in July 1988 his first exhbition he curated, entitled ‘Freeze’. Damien Hirst – curator Curating an exhibition is one of many ways for an artist to collaborate with other artists. Damien Hirst‘s (* 1965) groundbreaking and controversial work has made him one of the world’s best-known living artists – not to forget his success as curator. We included the following exhibitions, curated by Damien Hirst, to […]