For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979

SEPT. 11–DEC. 5, 2015

Examining photography's crucial role in the rise of conceptualism, For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 19681979 comprises approximately 250 objects by 29 photographers and other artists. In a period marked by political apathy, a weakened avant-garde, and a severe economic downturn, their work signalled a radical shift in Japanese art practices. For a New World to Come features straight photography, photographic installations, photobooks, and 16mm film projects, situating them in the contexts of both postwar Japan and global art history. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the exhibition is curated by Dr. Yasufumi Nakamori, associate curator of photography. On view concurrently at the Grey Art Gallery and Japan Society Gallery, it will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Global/Local 19602015: Six Artists from Iran

JAN. 12–APRIL 2, 2016

Global/Local 19602015: Six Artists from Iran features works by three generations of Iranian artists born between 1937 and 1982. The exhibition presents some ten works each by six artists, examining their individual artistic practices through shared aspects of their Persian heritage, such as ornamentation, poetry, architecture, and Sufism. Comprising paintings, sculpture, drawings, mixed-media installations, and video, the show includes key works from NYU's Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art, which comprises the largest holdings of 20th-century art from Iran outside that country. Global/Local illuminates how these artists have participated in international discourses, merging global with local over a 55-year span that was punctuated by the 1979 Iranian Revolution and subsequent eight-year war with Iraq. Organized by NYU's Grey Art Gallery and curated by Lynn Gumpert, the show will be accompanied by an illustrated publication.

Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000

APRIL 19–JULY 9, 2016

Art For Every Home: Associated American Artists, 19342000 provides the first comprehensive and critical overview of Associated American Artists (AAA), the commercial enterprise best known as the publisher of prints by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood. This exhibition addresses not only AAA's storied involvement in popularizing American prints in the 1930s, but also its ongoing promotion of American art over six decades. Through aggressive marketing of studio prints, ceramics, and textiles, and associations with corporate advertising agencies, AAA sought to bring "original" American art to every American home via mail delivery. The exhibition is organized by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.



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