Here is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Arts

Here is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Arts

Museum of Modern Art, New York

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MoMA presents an Installation of its Contemporary Galleries with Works from the Collection that Trace a Path from the 1970s to the Present.

Tony Conrad (1940). Yellow Movie, 1973.


This is a major acquisition which is as much a drawing in space as it is an historically important work of installation art.

About the Exhibition

The Museum Of Modern Art brings together more than 100 works of film and performance, photography, painting, sculpture, prints, drawing, and video drawn from MoMA’s collection. Here is Every attempts to link today’s artists with their historical predecessors from the 1970s, an era whose cultural and sociopolitical shifts profoundly impacted the current diversity of contemporary art. Topics such as the relationship between the body and sculpture, the Vietnam War and its legacy, the representation of the changing urban landscape, political dissent, and the radical transformation of media culture map a narrative through the art of the recent past. The exhibition includes several major recent acquisitions never before on view at MoMA by artists including Matthew Barney, Tony Conrad, Nan Goldin, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, and David Wojnarowicz. Here is Every is organized by Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Chief Curator of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, The title of the exhibition, Here is Every, is taken from collaged text included in Bruce Nauman’s installation Cones Cojones (1973-75). Ms. Butler states: “Bruce Nauman is an artist who is critical to our understanding of contemporary art. He and his contemporaries such as Yvonne Rainer, Richard Tuttle, and Hélio Oiticica fundamentally changed how we understand form and its relationship to space and the body. This is a major acquisition which is as much a drawing in space as it is an historically important work of installation art.”

Posted: April 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm

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