Avantgarde

Shows

The Avant-gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris: Signac, Bonnard, Redon, and their Contemporaries

The Avant-gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris: Signac, Bonnard, Redon, and their Contemporaries

Posted September 26th, 2013

Art History, Avantgarde, France, Shows

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents The Avant-gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris: Signac, Bonnard, Redon, and their Contemporaries curated by Vivien Greene, Curator, 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. About 100 paintings, drawings and a significant number of prints, drawn from notable… Read More

Germany

The self-made legend of Joseph Beuys

The self-made legend of Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys and his crash on the Crimean Peninsula in 1944 — or, more accurately, Beuys’ version of it — became a founding episode of a new avant-garde and had an enormous impact on contemporary art. But maybe the story of Joseph Beuys has to… Read More

Shows

Gutai: Splendid Playground – Explore Japan’s postwar Avant-garde

Gutai: Splendid Playground – Explore Japan’s postwar Avant-garde

Posted March 17th, 2013

Avantgarde, Japan, Shows

Gutai: Splendid Playground, now on view at the Guggenheim until May 8, 2013, showcases the artistic experimentation and engaged aesthetics of the Gutai Art Association, postwar Japan’s most influential avant-garde collective. The group’s name, “Gutai,” translates as “concreteness,” and its members sought to confront and… Read More

USA

African Art , New York, and the Avant-Garde

African Art , New York, and the Avant-Garde

Posted November 27th, 2012

Africa, Avantgarde, Shows, USA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a special exhibition highlighting the African works acquired by the New York avant-garde and its most influential patrons during the 1910s and 1920s. At the beginning of the 20th century, the appreciation of African artifacts in the West shifted… Read More

Videos

Use Chaos as Inspiration

Use Chaos as Inspiration

Posted July 27th, 2012

Architecture, Avantgarde, Media Art, Netherlands, Videos

Sound artist and architect Machinist, a.k.a. Zeno van den Broek is fascinated by spaces. In his music, video art and paintings, he is always looking for ways to create new spatial experiences. Together with Lasse Gerrits and Sven Schlijper, Zeno founded PAUME; a Platform for… Read More

Germany

Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art – A Film Environment

Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art – A Film Environment

Posted June 28th, 2012

Animation, Avantgarde, Film, Germany

This summer, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art – A Film Environment, on view from June 28 to October 28, 2012. The exhibition is curated by Chrissie Iles, the Whitney’s Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, in association with Cindy… Read More

Shows

Alexander Rodchenko – Revolution in Photography

Alexander Rodchenko – Revolution in Photography

Posted June 21st, 2012

Avantgarde, Photography, Politics, Russia, Shows

Alexander Rodchenko, the Russian avant-garde artist, abandoned painting in the early 1920s in favour of photography. He was convinced it would better express the new visual and social realities emerging at that time. His experiments in photography and photo-collage influenced artists and photographers throughout the… Read More

Fluxus

Messages from Charlotte Moorman's answering machine

Messages from Charlotte Moorman's answering machine

Posted October 20th, 2010

Audio, Avantgarde, Fluxus

Ubu found a tape from legendary Charlotte Moorman‘s old answering machine. It recorded all kinds of sweet messages from some of her friends, including John Lennon, Yoko Ono and John Cage. A fascinating recording from the private life of a mayor artist. The highlight has to… Read More

Shows

Futurism in Russia – Book Art of the Russian Avantgarde, 1910-1917

Futurism in Russia – Book Art of the Russian Avantgarde, 1910-1917

Posted February 3rd, 2010

Avantgarde, Books, Futurism, Poetry, Russia, Shows

In Tango with Cows: Ferro-Concrete Poems (Tango s korovami: Zhelezobetonnye poemy), poetry and cover by Vasily Kamensky, imagery by David and Vladimir Burliuk (Moscow, 1914)Vasily Kamensky, 1914, The Getty Research Institute MetaFilter: “Tango With Cowsis an exhibition by the Getty Museum of the book art… Read More