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The exhibition Aernout Mik

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 Mag 2009

exhibitionsNew York from May 5 to 30/11/ 2009 The Museum of Modern Art – MoMa 11 West 53 Street –  The Museum of Modern Art presents the exhibition Aernout Mik, the first North American survey of the artist’s work. Mik (Dutch, b. 1962) is distinguished for his ability to combine, shift, and transform artistic practices by creating installations that integrate moving images, sculpture, and architecture into single constructions. Eight of the artist’s works are installed in gallery and non-gallery spaces throughout the Museum, ranging from Mik’s first filmed work Fluff (1996) to Schoolyard (2009), which was commissioned by the Museum for the exhibition. Aernout Mik is organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, with Kelly Sidley, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, and is on view from May 6 to July 27, 2009.  The installation Vacuum Room (2005) is on view in the Special Exhibitions Gallery on the second floor..
Raw Footage (2006) is on display in the Museum’s Roy and Niuta Titus 1 Theater Lobby Gallery. This two-channel film installation marks a turn for the artist. Instead of devising scenarios and shooting the imagery himself, Mik used materials from newsreels documenting the civil war in Yugoslavia. Mik often pairs related subjects side-by-side, ranging from soldiers loading and firing their guns to visual records of their off-duty hours as they nap and listen to music. At mid-century, The Museum of Modern Art played a leading role in the definition and dissemination of ‘Good Design’, a concept that started taking shape in the 1930s and emerged with new relevance and currency in America and Europe in the decades following World War II. What was Good Design? MoMA’s Message 1944-56 presents over 100 selections from the Museum’s collection-ranging from domestic furnishings and appliances, to textiles, sporting goods, and graphics-to illuminate the primary values of Good Design as promoted by MoMA within an international debate conducted by museums, design councils, and department stores. Iconic pieces by designers including Marcel Breuer, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, and Hans Wegner are shown alongside more unexpected items such as a hunting bow and a plumb bob, as well as everyday objects including an iron, a hamper, a rake, a cheese slicer, and Tupperware. The exhibition is organized by Juliet Kinchin, Curator, and Aidan O’Connor, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is made possible by Design Onscreen, the Initiative for Architecture and Design on Film, Denver. Media support provided by Modern Magazine.
The Museum of Modern Art presents Polish Posters 1945-89, an installation drawn from the Museum’s collection of 24 posters from the Cold War era of the Polish Poster School, which attracted international attention and admiration. Drawing on a rich Central European tradition in graphic arts, designers like Henryk Tomaszewski, Roman Cieślewicz, Jan Lenica, and Franciszek Starowieyski developed a sophisticated visual language characterized by surreal and expressionist tendencies, a bold use of color, and macabre, often satirical humor. Polish posters were generally created to promote cultural events-opera, theatre, films and exhibitions.  Organized by Juliet Kinchin, Curator, and Aidan O’Connor, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design.
Early cinema posters are distinguished by their vivid color lithography and astonishing range of oversized formats. This exhibition includes posters-selected from a recent acquisition from the renowned collection of Dutch film distributor Jean Desmet (1875-1956)-for American, British, German, French, and Italian films dating from 1912 to 1914. Organized by Ron Magliozzi, Assistant Curator, Department of Film. Image: Aernout Mik (photo exhibitions)

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