Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran

JAN. 12–APRIL 2, 2016

Global/Local 1960–2015: 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, 1934–2000 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.

A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s

SEPT. 8–DEC. 10, 2016

A Feast of Astonishments is the first museum exhibition to explore the art and impact of Charlotte Moorman (1933–1991)—cellist, performance artist, and impresario. Best known for her collaborations with Nam June Paik, Moorman was a bold, barrier-breaking performer and a tireless champion of the avant-garde. Her landmark festivals presented experimental art for over 15 years at various sites around New York. Featuring an array of objects—sculptures, photographs, videos, annotated music scores, and newly discovered props and costumes for performance works—this exhibition considers Moorman's life, her influence, and her transatlantic network of collaborators from diverse creative disciplines. Organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, the exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated publication.



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