LONDON — It’s always surprising when important artists get overlooked. It’s the case of Paul Strand in the UK, whose contribution to the history of photography might still slip away from the British public’s view.
LOUISVILLE — Music Unwound remains a provocative commentary on the history of music, politics, and performance—specifically the role of human capital in the creation and consumption of culture. Given this layered content, it seemed very contentious to present it here in Louisville.
The artistic avant garde is often a pretty insular group — when you’re doing something new, odds are that few people besides your immediate friends and collaborators know what’s up. A jewel box of an exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts proves just how small the art world is with Modernist Photography 1910-1950, a show that’s just as much about the aesthetic (and physical) interrelationships between artists as it is about the advent of modernist photography in the United States.