SPRING/SUMMER 2018: EXHIBITIONS WORTH TRAVELING FOR

SPRING/SUMMER 2018: EXHIBITIONS WORTH TRAVELING FOR

As the warm weather approaches, we are all making plans for a well-deserved vacation! Here are just a few of the exhibitions to not miss during your travels this Spring/Summer 2018.

 

Jasper Johns: Watchman, 1964.

 

Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth

Broad Museum, Los Angeles, CA

February 10-May 13, 2018

General Admission: Free – reserve tickets in advance

 

A landmark exhibition, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ features more than 120 extraordinary paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings by one of America’s greatest artist. Featuring signature works from the Broad collection with loans from more than 50 international public and private collections, The Broad’s presentation marks the first comprehensive survey of Jasper Johns in Southern California in more than 50 years.

 

 

John Baldessari: ZEALOT, 2017.

 

John Baldessari: All Z’s (Picabia/Mondrian)

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY

May 4-June 22, 2018

General Admission: Free

 

Building on Baldessari’s homages to the art historical canon, which have centered on subjects from Giotto to Miro to Pollock/Benton, the new exhibition pairs two icons of art, Picabia and Mondrian. Baldessari transposes fragments from these two masters, layering, opposing, and intersecting their histories with his own interventions and white blockages to construct a composite third way. Delighting in the pairing of incongruent words and images, he presents them as interchangeable and equal, creating a point of departure for an interconnected path that achieves a new reading. “Stories that are given shape by a pre-established structure, that merge and diverge, that come back on themselves, are visual/verbal, started by one, and finished by another,” Baldessari says.

 

 

Takashi Murakami: Tan Tan Bo Puking – a.k.a. Gero Tan, 2002.

 

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

The Modern, Fort Worth, TX

June 10-September 16, 2018

General Admission: $16

 

Known for his collaborations with pop icon Kanye West and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) has blurred the boundaries throughout his career between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the exhibition is a major retrospective of his paintings, featuring fifty works that span three decades of his career, from the artist’s earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings. The exhibition, titled Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials.

 

 

Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (detail), 2016.

 

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

July 7-September 30, 2018

General Admission: $30 – Limited advance tickets available

 

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors celebrates the legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s 65-year career. The exhibition spans the range of Kusama’s work, from her groundbreaking paintings and performances of the 1960s, when she staged polka-dot “Happenings” in the streets of New York, to her widely admired immersive installations and the US debut of her recent series of paintings, My Eternal Soul. Visitors have the unprecedented opportunity to experience seven of Kusama’s captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms, including Where the Lights in My Heart Go, exclusive to the exhibition’s presentation in Cleveland. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors provides an unforgettable sensory journey through the mind and legacy of one of the world’s most significant artists.

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