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“Bruce Conner: It’s All True”
Conner (1933–2008) is among the most important postwar artists you’ve probably never heard of. A pioneer of the West Coast scene and an early practitioner of found-object assemblage, he delved into rise of consumerist culture and fears of nuclear armageddon during the height of the Cold War. His work encompasses painting painting, sculpture, photography, performance and film. With respect to the last, his 1958 classic, A Movie, employed rapid-edit montages of appropriated TV commercials and movie footage put to an musical soundtrack; the darkly ironic result was startlingly ahead of it time. This show—the artist’s first monographic museum exhibition in New York, the first large survey of his work in 16 years and the first complete retrospective of his 50-year career—brings together over 250 examples of his groundbreaking work.
This show unpacks the impulse to collect in all of its manifestations, from proper institutional holdings to obsessive individual hoarding. Assemblages, imaginary museums and other works explore the mechanics of display while pondering what is worth hanging on to and what is not.
A dreamy, surreal amalgam of Expressionist and Symbolist tropes characterizes the art of this German artist who works in multiple mediums, including ceramics, weaving, drawing, painting and sculpture. His creations range from discrete objects to room-size installations that seem to grow out of the artist’s fantasies, reveries and personal memories. The term unique is too often applied to artists, but in the case of Althoff’s oeuvre, the label fits perfectly. Some 200 works spanning Althoff’s career is brought together in this survey, his first in an American museum.
Along with Georgia O’Keeffe, Martin (1912–2004) is arguably the most important women artists in American art history, and certainly one of the most important painters of the 20th century, period. Her compositions utilized geometric grids, bands and lines, usually rendered in soft, subtle colors to create diaphanous objects of contemplation. She’s usually hailed as a forerunner of Minimalism, but she considered herself an Abstract Expression, who, like Barnett Newman, meditated on the nature of vision and perception. This retrospective is the first comprehensive career survey since her death.
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You can take a selfie in front of vintage NYC photos at the Museum of The City of New York
Have you ever wanted to go back in time and experience the New York of 50, 75 or 100 years ago, revisiting places like Times Square, Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge as they once were? Well, you can. Sort of. As part of its “Lost in Old New York” exhibition of vintage NYC photos, the Museum of The City of New York has set up enlarged versions of some of the images from the show as selfie backdrops for visitors. Take a picture of yourself strolling past the window at Bergdorf Goodman around mid-century, or at Coney circa 1900. If you post the result on social media, you’ll have a chance to win a free membership to the museum. Check out some examples below. The past is beckoning, so go get lost in it. Did you come and get #LostinOldNY this weekend? Our Director of Exhibitions Installation traveled back to the original Penn Station to admire the Beaux-Arts architecture. Our first floor is now filled with scenes of New York City as it was way back when, and you can put yourself into them! Why not visit the newly opened Brooklyn Bridge? Or the 1939 World's Fair? Thanks to the magic of #LostinOldNY you can! Plus if you post your image using #LostinOldNY you’ll be entered into a monthly drawing for a free museum membership! A photo posted by Museum of the City of New York (@museumofcityny) on May 31, 2016 at 5:15am PDT I think this is what they call vintage shopping. #lostinoldny #vintage #bergdorfgoodman A photo posted by Jennifer Bautista (@jenn.baut
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