29 juillet 2012

"Silence" @ the Menil Collection

Yves Klein, Untitled (Monogold), 1960 ca.© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris The Menil Collection, Houston. Photo: Hickey-Robertson, Houston. HOUSTON, TX.- – Whether experienced as a source of inspiration, enigmatic force, or unsettling limbo zone, silence is elusive in today’s world. Inspired by John Cage’s 1952 groundbreaking composition 4’33” (and the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth), Silence – co-organized by the Menil Collection and the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2010

Maurizio Cattelan @ The Menil Collection

Maurizio Cattelan All, 2007 Marble. Installation view Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2nd floor Photo: Markus Tretter © Maurizio Cattelan, Kunsthaus Bregenz Contemporary Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan (b. 1960) is known for his witty embrace of semantic shifts that result from imaginative plays with materials, objects, and actions. In his work, contradictions in the space between what the artist describes as softness and perversity wage a sarcastic critique on political power structures, from notions of nationalism or the authorities of... [Lire la suite]
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