Contemporary Perspectives on de Chirico

The Center for Italian Modern Art Fellow Giovanni Casini leads a conversation on Giorgio de Chirico with artists Lisa Yuskavage, Stephen Ellis, and Matvey Levenstein.

Giorgio de Chirico’s wide-ranging body of work, especially his neo-baroque late paintings, has historically baffled critics, and the often contradictory developments of his long artistic career have made it difficult to situate his work within established narratives of modernism. MoMA’s 1982 retrospective, held a few years after the artist’s death, neatly omitted or discounted some two-thirds of the artist’s career, choosing to highlight the Metaphysical period — and showing how problematic the definition of a late de Chirico is. These later works, however, with their dense art historical references, methods of replication or (self-)citation, and ironic approach to painting, have drawn the eye of many contemporary practitioners (including of course Giulio Paolini, one of the subjects of CIMA’s exhibition). The blatantly kitsch taste of de Chirico’s late self-portraits, together with the negation of originality and uniqueness, as well as his pursuit of appropriation and the copy became especially relevant in relation to artistic practices developed in the 1980s.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6pm to 8pm
Center for Italian Modern Art
421 Broome Street, Floor 4
New York, NY

$10 guests; free for CIMA members and students with valid ID. Reserve tickets here.

Laughter in the Dark: A panel discussion on Philip Guston’s satirical caricatures of the 37th President of the United States: Richard Nixon

Hauser & Wirth presents a panel discussion, moderated by Phong Bui of The Brooklyn Rail, on Philip Guston’s satirical caricatures of the 37th President of the United States: Richard Nixon. Panelists include William Corbett, poet and essayist; Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker; Irving Sandler, art historian and critic; Katy Siegel, art historian, senior programming and research curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art; and Lisa Yuskavage, artist.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
6pm to 8pm
548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY

For more information and to RSVP, visit Hauser & Wirth.

Contemporary Perspectives on Francis Picabia

Watch full recording of talk here.

Marcel Duchamp once described Francis Picabia’s career as a “kaleidoscopic series of art experiences.” Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction, this panel explores key aspects of Picabia’s wide-ranging body of work and its significance for artists working today. Participating artists include Peter Fischli, Rashid Johnson, Laura Owens, and Lisa Yuskavage. Moderated by Anne Umland, exhibition curator and The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA.

Tickets ($15; $10 members and Corporate Members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, at the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

Tickets will go on sale December 26, 2016. For more information please visit MoMA’s website.

Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis – Artist Talk: Lisa Yuskavage

Watch full recording of talk here.

Following the opening of spring exhibitions on Friday, January 15, Lisa Yuskavage will be joined by Chief Curator Jeffrey Uslip for a conversation about her practice as a figurative painter.

Yuskavage’s exhibition at CAM, The Brood, presents twenty-five years of the artist’s work, espousing her bold vision for contemporary figurative painting. The Brood is Yuskavage’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States in over fifteen years, comprising key paintings that chart her emergence in the early 1990s to the present. Merging the grand tradition of portraiture with the expansive vocabulary of female transgression and empowerment, Yuskavage’s sensuous palette and confrontational subject matter provoke the imagination and create a sometimes polarizing space: the artist presents the female body as a site of defiance and decadence.

Visit CAM’s website for more information.

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