Imagining his first impression of the city he once called home, I suspect Hammons would have said: “You’ve let yourself go.” Conversely, he could have easily said, “I see you haven’t changed.”
A night of astrology, tarot, community, and Leonardo da Vinci at MoMA.
At the Met Breuer, four works by David Hammons, Arthur Jafa, Steve McQueen, and Mika Rottenberg overlap with and inform one another.
A new private museum has taken over a former Masonic lodge in LA and transformed it into a 55,000-square-foot contemporary art venue.
Martin Herbert’s latest book is a collection of essays about 10 artists who play with the system, struggle against it, or walk away altogether.
In addition to the centuries of trauma that artists are exploring and attempting to reconcile with contemporary reality, there is also an underlying solidarity that weaves itself into the fabric of Non-fiction at the Underground Museum.
Last week, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) acquired “Bird” (1990), a striking sculpture by David Hammons.
Why doesn’t the Whitney Museum of American Art inaugurate a series of exhibitions in honor of Herman Melville? It would certainly be fitting given the museum’s recent change of address.
Many writers – including, most recently, Peter Schjeldahl in the venerable magazine, The New Yorker – have characterized David Hammons as “elusive” and “difficult.” According to Schjeldahl: “The artist spoke with me, bracingly and delightfully, for a column in this magazine, in 2002. He wouldn’t do so again.”
The inaugural exhibition at the new Whitney Museum is not perfect, but it is pretty damn good.
David Hammons’ thoughtful curation of the exhibition, ‘Ed Clark: Big Bang’, currently at the Tilton Gallery helps establish a much needed context for an important artist of the New York School, who, now in his late 80s, continues to make boldly exuberant paintings.
On first glance, some may wonder why MoMA PS1, a New York contemporary art museum, has just opened a historical exhibition of art from Los Angeles. But as MoMA PS1 curator Peter Eleey explained at the press preview last week, the show in question, Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980, actually has a connection to the New York institution.