The Pattern and Decoration movement was a hard-charging assault on traditions both ancient and oppressive. It was also an explosion of joyously liberated impulses.
Two shows at the Hessel Museum of Art in the Hudson Valley highlight the intimacy of works on paper and the under-examined “Pattern and Decoration” movement.
Now open in the Hudson Valley, two new exhibitions at the Hessel Museum of Art highlight the intimacy of works on paper and the under-examined “Pattern and Decoration” movement.
In her US debut, Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro charts the boundless potential of the spiritual in-between.
The deadline to apply for a Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies at Bard College is February 1, 2021.
Churchman seems to be painting as a way to better comprehend his subjects; the canvases feel like dedications, striving to embody someone or something’s true nature.
The first paragraph of Lev Manovich’s groundbreaking essay, “Database as Symbolic Form” (1999) came to mind about three minutes after I began pouring over the weird, wacky, wild and wooly stuff displayed under glass in Tony Oursler: The Imponderable Archive at the Hessel Museum of Art.
Considering that I had always thought of Amy Sillman as an abstract painter, I was surprised to encounter, after seeing her mid-career retrospective at the Hessel Museum of Bard College, an oeuvre that was entirely about the body, touch, and the awkwardness of human interaction.
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, New York — Walking into the Hessel Art Museum at Bard College, an unremarkable contemporary building on a quiet Hudson Valley college campus in Upstate New York, I was unprepared for the dynamite lurking within.