Sunday, August 13
NEUE GALLERIE NEW YORK PRESENTS "RICHARD GERSTL" The first museum retrospective in the United States devoted to the work of the Austrian Expressionist (1883-1908). Gerstl was an extremely original artist whose psychologically intense figure paintings and landscapes constitute a radically unorthodox oeuvre that defied the reigning concepts of style and beauty during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. This exhibition is on view through September 25, 2017.
VAN GOGH TO CÉZANNE, BONNARD TO MATISSE THE COLLECTION HAHNLOSER. Works from the Hahnloser Collection of the Kunstmuseum Bern, augmented with choice loans from private collections and museums, lucidly illustrates the reception of modern art in Switzerland. Over one hundred works of art on view, through March 11, 2018.
HIRSHHORN GALLERY PRESENTS AI WEIWEI: TRACE AT HIRSHHORN. Ai Weiwei (b. Beijing, 1957) has spent nearly four decades exploring the relationships between art, society, and individual experience. His work, as prolific as it is eclectic, encompasses a wide range of media, including sculpture, installation, photography, film, painting, and architecture. Ai Weiwei began seeking to incite change through his art in the late 1970s, and as his work has developed, he has become increasingly committed to his guiding principle of promoting human rights and freedom of expression for all. Each of these 176 portraits comprises thousands of plastic LEGO® bricks, assembled by hand and laid out on the floor. The work reflects Ai Weiwei’s own experiences of incarceration, interrogation, and surveillance by the Chinese government. On view through January 1, 2018.
Credits: Artnet Guide to Museum Exhibitions.