Wednesday, February 8
MoMA Takes a Stand: Art From Banned Countries Comes Center Stage
Henri Matisse’s Tiari, 1930, and Periwinkles / Moroccan Garden, 1912, and Charles Hossein Zenderoudi, K+L+32+H+4. Mon père et moi (My Father and I), 1962. ARTNEWS
"President Trump’s executive order banning travel and rescinding visas for citizens of seven majority-Muslim nations does not lack for opponents in New York — from Kennedy Airport, where striking taxi drivers joined thousands of demonstrators, to the United Nations, whose new secretary general, António Guterres, said the measures 'violate our basic principles.' ... A Picasso came down. Matisse, down. Ensor, Boccioni, Picabia, Burri: They made way for artists who, if they are alive and abroad, cannot see their work in the museum’s most august galleries. ..."