With Carl Craig Sessions, Dia:Beacon presents an online screening series inspired by the enduring legacy of Black musicians and artists.
The artist — still brilliant and brimming with artistic talent — will celebrate his 86th birthday on November 30.
Rockburne insists that her work has a mathematical basis, yet her most moving creations are those least tethered to a methodical, rational approach.
In light of a posthumously completed work by Walter De Maria at Dia:Beacon, I was curious what the average visitor made of his famous art installations.
A visit last weekend to Dia:Beacon, the vast repository of Minimalist art on the east bank of the Hudson River, brought home once more the complexities and contradictions of a movement whose goal was to be as plain as the nose on your face.
At Dia:Beacon there is an installation by Fred Sandback, a series of giant shapes formed from brightly colored string.
I didn’t think I would be able to cry on command.
BEACON, NY — Carl Andre’s 50-year, career-spanning retrospective at Dia:Beacon is coming down this weekend. If you think that Modernism is god, that its spawn, Minimalism, is the lord, and that Andre is her messenger, you’d best catch the show before it’s gone.
Of the 25 artists whose work is currently on view at Dia:Beacon, four of them are women. (And one of those women is half of a husband-and-wife team.) The open, spacious museum just up the river from New York City is beautiful, staid, and a bit, well, male. Even a fantastic three-room installation of wry Louise Bourgeois sculptures can’t undercut the machismo you get from wandering through a hall full of John Chamberlain pieces (crushed steel), while knowing that under your feet there’s another hall full of Richard Serras (sculpted steel). The male pieces just loom so large — they take up an enormous amount of space, both physically and emotionally.
Dia Art Foundation presents Opus + One, the first comprehensive museum exhibition in North America devoted to the work of Paris-based artist Jean-Luc Moulène.
Commissioned by Dia, Opus + One will comprise objects and images created over the past two decades and will be on view at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, in New York’s Hudson Valley for one year.
Organized by Dia curator Yasmil Raymond in collaboration with the artist, the exhibition will be accompanied by a new work commissioned for the Dan Flavin Art Institute, in Bridgehampton, NY, and a major publication.
A public reception for Jean-Luc Moulène will be held at Dia:Beacon on Saturday, December 17, 2011, from 2–4 pm.
Hyperallergic is in Miami this week soaking up the sun and the art fairs, but we’ve still got the remedy for those sick with the art bug back in New York. This week’s Art Rx takes you outside Manhattan to the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island City and even Beacon, New York. You’ll be itching to jump on mass transit to workshop with musician Maya Azucan at the Bronx Museum of Art, view posters created by Iraq War Veterans and the Justseeds printmaking collaborative in Brooklyn or slip into a fabric sleeping bag in Franz Erhad Walther’s solo show at Dia:Beacon. For those who’ve escaped to Miami, we’ve also included a few events to wash down your extra-strength pill of art fairs.
Organized by Dia Art Foundation and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CSS Bard), and curated by Lynne Cooke, Blinky Palermo: Restrospective 1964-1977 introduces American audiences to the influential German artist Blinky Palermo (1943-1977).