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Contemporary Perspectives on de Chirico

The Center for Italian Modern Art Fellow Giovanni Casini leads a conversation on Giorgio de Chirico with artists Lisa Yuskavage, Stephen Ellis, and Matvey Levenstein.

Giorgio de Chirico’s wide-ranging body of work, especially his neo-baroque late paintings, has historically baffled critics, and the often contradictory developments of his long artistic career have made it difficult to situate his work within established narratives of modernism. MoMA’s 1982 retrospective, held a few years after the artist’s death, neatly omitted or discounted some two-thirds of the artist’s career, choosing to highlight the Metaphysical period — and showing how problematic the definition of a late de Chirico is. These later works, however, with their dense art historical references, methods of replication or (self-)citation, and ironic approach to painting, have drawn the eye of many contemporary practitioners (including of course Giulio Paolini, one of the subjects of CIMA’s exhibition). The blatantly kitsch taste of de Chirico’s late self-portraits, together with the negation of originality and uniqueness, as well as his pursuit of appropriation and the copy became especially relevant in relation to artistic practices developed in the 1980s.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6pm to 8pm
Center for Italian Modern Art
421 Broome Street, Floor 4
New York, NY

$10 guests; free for CIMA members and students with valid ID. Reserve tickets here.

Laughter in the Dark: A panel discussion on Philip Guston’s satirical caricatures of the 37th President of the United States: Richard Nixon

Hauser & Wirth presents a panel discussion, moderated by Phong Bui of The Brooklyn Rail, on Philip Guston’s satirical caricatures of the 37th President of the United States: Richard Nixon. Panelists include William Corbett, poet and essayist; Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker; Irving Sandler, art historian and critic; Katy Siegel, art historian, senior programming and research curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art; and Lisa Yuskavage, artist.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
6pm to 8pm
548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY

For more information and to RSVP, visit Hauser & Wirth.

Contemporary Perspectives on Francis Picabia

Marcel Duchamp once described Francis Picabia’s career as a “kaleidoscopic series of art experiences.” Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction, this panel explores key aspects of Picabia’s wide-ranging body of work and its significance for artists working today. Participating artists include Peter Fischli, Rashid Johnson, Laura Owens, and Lisa Yuskavage. Moderated by Anne Umland, exhibition curator and The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA.

Tickets ($15; $10 members and Corporate Members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, at the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

Tickets will go on sale December 26, 2016. For more information please visit MoMA’s website.

Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis – Artist Talk: Lisa Yuskavage

Following the opening of spring exhibitions on Friday, January 15, Lisa Yuskavage will be joined by Chief Curator Jeffrey Uslip for a conversation about her practice as a figurative painter.

Yuskavage’s exhibition at CAM, The Brood, presents twenty-five years of the artist’s work, espousing her bold vision for contemporary figurative painting. The Brood is Yuskavage’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States in over fifteen years, comprising key paintings that chart her emergence in the early 1990s to the present. Merging the grand tradition of portraiture with the expansive vocabulary of female transgression and empowerment, Yuskavage’s sensuous palette and confrontational subject matter provoke the imagination and create a sometimes polarizing space: the artist presents the female body as a site of defiance and decadence.

Visit CAM’s website for more information.

Opening Reception: “Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood” at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis

Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood presents twenty-five years of the New York-based artist’s work, espousing her bold vision for contemporary figurative painting. The Brood is Yuskavage’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States in over fifteen years, comprising key paintings that chart her emergence in the early 1990s to the present. Merging the grand tradition of portraiture with the expansive vocabulary of female transgression and empowerment, Yuskavage’s sensuous palette and confrontational subject matter provoke the imagination and create a sometimes polarizing space: the artist presents the female body as a site of defiance and decadence.

On view January 15 – April 3, 2016

Opening Reception
Friday, January 15
Member Preview: 6:00 pm
Public Reception: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

“Intimacy in Discourse” Panel Discussion

SVA Galleries and Rail Curatorial Projects present curator Phong Bui speaking with a selection of artists whose work is on view in “Unreasonable Sized Paintings” at the SVA Chelsea Gallery and a concurrent exhibition, “Reasonable Sized Paintings,” at Mana Contemporary. Panelists include Mark Greenwold, Matvey Levenstein, Catherine Murphy, Thomas Nozkowski, Ann Pibal, Julia Rommel, James Siena, Robert Storr, Roger White and Lisa Yuskavage.

SVA Chelsea Gallery
December 12, 2015
3:00 – 5:00pm
601 West 26th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY

View more information on the event and speakers on SVA’s website.

David Zwirner Books: 2nd Annual Pop-Up Bookstore – Special Reception and Book Signing with Lisa Yuskavage

Visit the David Zwirner Books for their second annual holiday pop-up bookstore, featuring Lisa’s recently published monograph, Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood; Paintings 1991-2015.

Special Reception & Book Signing with Lisa Yuskavage
Saturday, December 12
5:00 – 7:00 PM
529 West 20th Street
New York, NY

For more information on David Zwirner Books please visit their website.

Lecture and Book Signing at Tyler School of Art

Tyler School of Art welcomes Lisa Yuskavage, Thursday, November 12th, for a free discussion and book signing of her recently published book, The Brood. This major monograph, published by Skira Rizzoli, accompanies a survey exhibition of 25 years of paintings at The Rose Art Museum which is on view now until December 13, 2015.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 6:00pm
Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art
Temple University
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Reserve seats to this free event here.

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