Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s / Whitney Museum of American Art (USA)

Emma Amos
In the early 1960s, Emma Amos began to create imagery that shifted fluidly between abstraction and representation. She was the youngest and only female member of Spiral—a New York–based collective founded by Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, and Hale Woodruff in 1963 to consider art’s relationship to civil rights. Amos resisted the idea of a singular Black aesthetic, which put her at odds with artists who insisted on direct, often figurative, depictions to address racial politics. As she later stated: “Every time I think about color it’s a political statement.” Continuer de lire Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s / Whitney Museum of American Art (USA)

Derek Fordjour: Half Mast / Whitney Museum of American Art (US)

Half Mast debuts a new work by Derek Fordjour and is the artist’s first museum solo exhibition. It is the eighth work to be presented as part of the ongoing series of public art installations located across the street from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the High Line. Continuer de lire Derek Fordjour: Half Mast / Whitney Museum of American Art (US)

Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again / Whitney Museum of American Art (USA)

Few American artists are as ever-present and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Through his carefully cultivated persona and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in contemporary life and helped to expand the role of the artist in society. This exhibition—the first Warhol retrospective organized in the U.S. since 1989—reconsiders the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists. Continuer de lire Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again / Whitney Museum of American Art (USA)

An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017 (USA)

Through the lens of the Whitney’s collection, An Incomplete History of Protest looks at how artists from the 1940s to the present have confronted the political and social issues of their day. Whether making art as a form of activism, criticism, instruction, or inspiration… Continuer de lire An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017 (USA)