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Above:Robin Rhode, still of Piano Chair, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and Hong Kong, © 2015 Robin Rhode
Los Angeles, CA
September 20, 2015
After much anticipation, The Broad museum opened to the public on September 20th. A project of philanthropists Eli and Edyth Broad, the museum is situated in downtown Los Angeles across from the MoCA. Architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, who also worked on the redesign of Lincoln Center, designed the museum which two floors of public exhibition space and stores the 2,000 piece Broad Collection.
The inaugural exhibition, curated by the museums director Joanne Heyler, displays the work Vera List Project artists Barbara Kruger, William Kentridge, Andy Warhol and Robert Longo to among others.
Admission to the museum and exhibition is free to the public.To read more, visit The Broad's official website.
Above: Installation view of works by Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince and Sherrie Levine. Photo by Iwan Baan.
April 21, 2016
William Kentridge has plans to create a 550 meter long frieze along the banks of the Tiber river in Rome. Taking nearly 14 years to organize and approve, the project titled Triumphs & Laments will incorporate 90 large-scale Roman mythological and historical figures. The frieze will be created using a series of stencils and a process of power washing that will remove accumulated pollution from the surrounding wall, leaving behind a sequence of silhouetted figures. Gradually, as the dirt recollects, the frieze will dissolve and disappear.
The inauguration for Triumphs & Laments will be April 21, 2016, at which Kentridge's collaborator, composer Philip Miller, will deliver a live performance.
Above: William Kentridge, Triumphs and Laments proposal. Rendering by Andrea Biagioni, Pippo Marino, 2014
Pace Gallery, New York, NY
September 11, 2015 - October 17, 2015
Currently open at Pace Gallery in Chelsea, Chuck Close's exhibition, Red, Yellow, Blue, features a new body of work in which, continuing his use of the grid and applying a system of layers, he delivers full-color paintings using only three: cyan, magenta and yellow. Following the line of inquiry evident throughout his career, Close is interested in employing minimal amounts of visual information to create fully recognizable images in order to investigate the process of visual cognition.
Read more about the artist and the exhibition at Pace Gallery here.
Chuck Close is a former participant of the Vera List Art Project. In 2007 he created a limited edition print as well as a poster in honor of the program's 45th anniversary. Posters are available here.
Left: Chuck Close, Self-Portrait I, 2014, Oil on canvas, 101 - 7/8" x 84 -1/8"
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
September 30, 2016 - January 29, 2017
With the recent acquisition of American artist Barbara Kruger's Untitled (Know nothing, Believe anything, Forget everything), the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. has organized an exhibition, In the Tower: Barbara Kruger, featuring the new addition alongside similar works exemplifying her sharp wit and forthright use of text and imagery. The exhibition will reopen the museum's East Building Tower after a three year hiatus due to a series of renovations. Set to open September 30, 2016, the exhibition is free to the public and will run through January 29, 2017.
Read more about the exhibition here.
Barbara Kruger was commissioned by Lincoln Center's Vera List Art Project in 2012 to create a limited edition print in celebration of the program's 50th anniversary.