Tuesday, February 5

Where Does Art Belong?

Hilma af Klint’s Group IX/SUW, The Swan, No. 17, 1915.
"Whom is an artwork for, and where does it belong? Every modern or contemporary artist has either had to answer these questions, or else accept the ready-made answer that our culture offers: Just do your work and let the invisible hand of the market sort out its fate. Hilma af Klint was among the few who rejected that idea. She thought her work was for people who didn’t exist yet, and that it belonged in a temple—where, as we all know, money changers have no place. It’s hard to think of any artist more determined to take the eventual fate of her art into her own hands than this Swedish painter, whose work is now on view at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through April 23. Curated by Tracey Bashkoff with David Horowitz, the exhibition, 'Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future,' is the first comprehensive presentation of the artist’s work in the United States. ..."
The Nation
Guggenheim - Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future (Video)
Whitney - Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again (Video)
MoMA - Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts(Video)

Bruce Nauman, Contrapposto Studies, i through vii (detail). 2015/16. Seven-channel video.

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