FOCUS: Dirk Braeckman
Jan 26, 2019 – Mar 17, 2019
The photographs of Ghent-based Dirk Braeckman (b. 1958, Eeklo, Belgium) have a distinct stillness and quietude that counter the whirl of today’s visual landscape. Images of empty, unidentifiable interiors, architectural details, oceans, and partially obscured nude figures are just some examples of the artist’s subject matter. Since the mid-1980s, Braeckman has tested the limits of photography, especially its materials and processes. Challenging the reproducibility of a photographic image, particularly in light of today’s vast dissemination of images, Braeckman creates unique prints using analogue processes and physically taxing experimental methods in the darkroom.
Disappearing—California, c. 1970: Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein
May 10, 2019 – Aug 11, 2019
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents the exhibition Disappearing-California, c. 1970: Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein. These three artists shared a common interest in themes of disappearance and self-effacement, which manifested in works that were daring and often dangerous. Responding to the social and political circumstances of their time and the nascent field of feminist art, the artists used “disappearing” as a response to the anxiety of the 1970s. This major exhibition, curated by Philipp Kaiser for the Modern, reveals a fascinating intersection between major figures at a critical turning point for Southern Californian art.