New York , the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened Auguste Rodin.
From old lighting to contemporary genius
In 1912 the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its first gallery dedicated to the work of a living artist: the French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
The museum celebrates its collection………..
of the work of the artist and the centenary of his death (in 2017) with the show Rodin op de Met, partly closing this weekend (until 4 February). One gallery with around 50 sculptures from the museum’s collection of marble, bronze, plaster and terracotta – including well-known crowd pullers such as The Thinker and works that have not been shown for decades – remain to be seen for a long time. The gallery also shows paintings by Rodin’s contemporaries (most of which will be on display after the performance), such as Claude Monet, a friend. And a simultaneous display in a nearby gallery examines the career of the artist through drawings, prints, letters, photographs and other archival material.
See the photos of LaToya Ruby Frazier at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in Harlem in her solo show (until February 25) and you’ll understand why she was named a MacArthur genius in 2015. Frazier’s works capture space and social conditions in beautiful black and white compositions. The show, so far the largest of the artist in New York, presents three recent series, including Flint Is Family (2016-17). The artist spent five months in the calming Michigan city – where the water crisis is continuing – and makes fascinating images of everyday life, like a mother pouring bottled water into her daughter’s mouth so she can brush her teeth. Next Saturday (February 3) the gallery organizes a conversation between Frazier, the curator and critic Yael Lipschutz and the artist Abigail DeVille, who together with Frazier made a trip to Joshua Tree to another series in the show,
The Second Buddha: Master of Time at the Rubin Museum (until January 7, 2019) examines the life of the Indian Buddhist guru Padmasambhava, who traditionally wrote the Bardo Thodol (the Tibetan Book of the Dead) and in the eighth century introduced Tantric Buddhism into Tibet. The exhibition contains more than 40 works of art, including an important 18th-century painting on cloth shows with scenes from the life of Padmasambhava, which is on loan at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich and is only shown for the second time since the Swiss period . museum acquired it in the sixties. Some works can be activated with augmented reality technology and flanked by an iPad that allows visitors to focus on specific points to reveal kaleidoscopic light orbs around Padmasambhava – a visualization of his sacred aura – as well as the possibility of concealing the hidden verso of the work.
Kind regards Pierre