die for art; art to die for - colored polyester film
I have seen many better exhibitions in the past, but I soon forgot.
But here's one that I saw at the Hammer Museum on the weekend and I can't stop thinking, though politely some of the artwork there is not very good.
So let's start with difficulties. to-
The exotic name of the artist Alina Szapocznikow.
Born in Poland in 1926, she endured unimaginable tragedies from an early age. -
First in the slum, then in the concentration camp.
The exhibition began with a video showing the charming, soft
Alina talks about her art.
I was immediately moved by her sweet character.
I wish I could say the same thing to her art.
I didn't know Alina Szapocznikow until I received the exhibition catalogue and first introduced her to the American public.
To be honest, see photos of some of her sculptures that are cheap --
My reaction looks like colored polyester resin and glass, depicting the deterioration of most parts of the body.
Her work is really not very photogenic.
In order to fully appreciate them, one needs to see her sculptures and paintings in person.
Understand the battle of Alina, first tuberculosis, then breast cancer, which eventually led to her 47 years old and unable to objectively judge her work.
Knowing the drama and tragedy of her life, one cannot help but see her art from the prism of her personal story.
It is clear that at the end of her short life, her art is getting stronger and bolder.
What is really sad is that in a few years, she will certainly reach her artistic potential and may even become a great artist.
Nevertheless, thanks to another exhibition there, I left the museum in a very good mood to introduce us to Susan and Larry Marx's smart and adventurous private collection, loyal supporters of Hammer Museum
About 150 small and medium-sized enterprises
Large paintings and paintings by major artists such as de Coning, Pollock and Joan Mitchell.
The Marx collection shows the rare, admirable consistency of their pursuit of the best works of both famous and established, and the not-so-good consistencyknown artists.
Dekonen's early work reminded me of his recent knockout exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.
A small volcano drawn by Joan Mitchell is yet another example of the collector's intention to target the artist, who or she is definitely the best.
At the end of the exhibition, a large, sweet, abstract painting by Mark Bradford, whose trademark is the bird view map of Los Angeles, came into view.
Fortunately, the main touring exhibition of the famous Angelino artist is opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Someone wants to know which gods we need to pray to in order for this exhibition to come to his hometown of Los Angeles.
Banner Image: Alina Szapocznikow, souvenir, 1967;
Polyester resin and photos of Christian Boltansky and Twiggy;
Copyright: Property of Alina Szapocznikow/Piotr Stanislawski/adanda, Paris;
Courtesy Broadway 1602, Ward Goldman, NY is an art critic and host of the "art lecture" of the KCRW 89 arts and culture project. 9 FM.