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Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

1 min: 31 sec. MAY 18, 2016
Exhibition curator Karole P. B. Vail provides a brief introduction to Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, a comprehensive retrospective of the work of László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946), on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, May 27–September 7, 2016. The exhibition offers an unparalleled opportunity to examine the career of this pioneering painter, photographer, sculptor, and filmmaker, who was also active in graphic, exhibition, and stage design. An influential teacher at the Bauhaus school of art and design in Germany and a prolific writer, Moholy-Nagy believed art could work hand-in-hand with technology for the betterment of humanity. To learn more, visit guggenheim.org/moholy.

Art Basel 2016

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This year, the Unlimited sector of Art Basel features 88 large-scale sculptures, installations, paintings, videos and live performances. On display are artworks by artists such as Dan Graham, Davide Balula, Sol LeWitt, Thomas Bayrle, William Kentridge, Tony Oursler, Dieter Roth, Wolfgang Tillmans, Chiharu Shiota, Hans Op de Beeck, Kader Attia, Isa Genzken, Antoni Tàpies, James Turrell, Paul McCarthy, Sol LeWitt, Ai Weiwei, Frank Stella, James Rosenquist, Christo, El Anatsui, and Tracey Emin, and many others.
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Art Basel in Basel 2016, Unlimited sector. Basel (Switzerland), June 14/15, 2016.

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Marilyn Minter "Pretty/Dirty" at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

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All that glitters is not gold.
                    "Merchant of Venice" William Shakespeare


   Marilyn Minter's survey exhibition, currently at the Orange County Museum of Art, is a display of dichotomies; between beauty and the abjection, and, as the title indicates "Pretty/Dirty." However, there is more to Minter's work than a dichotomy of beauty and abjection. Minter uses the the dichotomy to reveal the underside of beauty that is "dirty" and in fact ugly. Minter's work is difficult because it is more than what meets the image. 

  Minter's early work began to explore the subject of beauty and decay with a series of photographs in 1969 featuring the artist's mother. The portfolio entitled "Coral Ridge Towers" depicts the artist's mother in various modes of putting make up on and getting dressed. Minter is exploring the struggle between retaining beauty and youth, and the eventual coming of old age. The photos are compellin…