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Tony CraggTony CraggTony CraggTony CraggTony Cragg

TONY CRAGG

11/02/2017 - 03/09/2017

Tony Cragg’s work, which has been charting new ground since the 1970s, is part of a busy dialogue with matter. Whether made of wood, glass, plastic or bronze, his sculptures associate the particular qualities of a material with the vitality of a form. This major exhibition offers the public a chance to discover the oeuvre of one of the most important contemporary sculptors.    

Hard to picture

HARD TO PICTURE

A TRIBUTE TO AD REINHARDT

17/06/2017 - 21/01/2018

In tandem with his writings on art and his pictorial praxis, which would culminate in the radical and emblematic works which his monochrome paintings turned out to be, in the 1930s Ad Reinhardt developed an activity as an illustrator, and published caustically witty drawings in the American press. Through a broad selection of illustrations and drawings, the exhibition underscores the artist’s great freedom of tone and commitment as much with regard to political and social issues as to art, and abstract art in particular.

Martin EderMartin EderMartin Eder

MARTIN EDER

PSYCHIC

17/06/2017 - 03/09/2017

As a painter and musician Martin Eder, who is a charismatic figure from the Berlin art scene, develops pictorial work that combines kitsch, eroticism and mythological figures. Known for his brightly coloured paintings of pets or girls in suggestive poses, he portrays a singular universe in which his realistic style and classical compositions are combined in a dream world which is often disturbing. His most recent work explores the relationship between dream and reality and states of consciousness that oscillate between these two dimensions.

Mary Reid KelleyMary Reid Kelley

MARY REID KELLEY

17/06/2017 - 10/09/2017

Trained as a painter, the American artist Mary Reid Kelley nevertheless rapidly engaged with the video medium to develop a singular visual universe. Her black and white films, with their expressionist look, sometimes recall the early days of cinema. In costume and make up, she embodies the main character she portrays in a historic setting, whether it be the Second Empire or the First World War.

Double Coding

DOUBLE CODING

COLLECTION MUDAM

17/06/2017 - 10/09/2017

The starting point of the exhibition, the artwork by Andrea Mastrovito entitled Non ci resta che piangere (There's Nothing Left To Do But Cry) encourages us to refuse any unambiguous reading of history. When invited to exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the artist, in response to the presence of a statue of Christopher Columbus in front of the museum, decided to literally reverse the explorer’s caravel and thereby question the benefits of the discovery of America.

 

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