Tag: Jean Arp

Nasher Sculpture Center Exhibition

The Nature of Arp
Jean (Hans) Arp, Human Concentration, 1934
Marble, 13 ¼ x 16 x 15 ½ in. (33.7 x 40.6 x 39.4 cm)
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

The Nature of Arp

September 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019

The Nature of Arp provides a long-overdue look at the achievements of Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966), one of the most important and multifaceted artists of the modern era.  As a founder of the international Dada movement during World War I, Arp pioneered the use of chance, spontaneity, and collaboration as artistic processes and subsequently developed a vocabulary of curving, organic forms that was to become the lingua franca for several generations of artists.  Arp’s sculptures, begun in the early 1930s, often have no use for a pedestal, can be turned in different orientations, and seem to pulse with incipient life. In later years, he put his sculptures through complex processes of fragmentation, casting, recasting, and enlarging. 

Bringing together more than 80 objects, including sculptures, reliefs, collages, drawings, textiles, and books, The Nature of Arp will include works drawn from prominent U.S. and European museums, foundations, and private collections. Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, the exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue including essays by several authors, including Catherine Craft, Nasher Curator and curator of the exhibition. The Nature of Arp  is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Nasher Sculpture Center Exhibitions and Events

Exhibitions

The Nature of Arp
September 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019
The first major North American museum exhibition in three decades
The Nature of Arp provides a long-overdue look at the achievements of Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966), one of the most important and multifaceted artists of the modern era.  As a founder of the international Dada movement during World War I, Arp pioneered the use of chance, spontaneity, and collaboration as artistic processes and subsequently developed a vocabulary of curving, organic forms that was to become the lingua franca for several generations of artists.  Arp’s sculptures, begun in the early 1930s, often have no use for a pedestal, can be turned in different orientations, and seem to pulse with incipient life. In later years, he put his sculptures through complex processes of fragmentation, casting, recasting, and enlarging. Almost alone among artists of his generation, Arp worked at the forefront of abstraction as well as the Dada and Surrealist movements.  The Nature of Arp will present a compelling new look at an artist whose experimental approach to creation, radical rethinking of traditional art forms, and collaborative proclivities resonate with the wide-ranging character of art today. Bringing together more than 80 objects, including sculptures, reliefs, collages, drawings, textiles, and books, The Nature of Arp will include works drawn from prominent U.S. and European museums, foundations, and private collections. Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, the exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue including essays by several authors, including Catherine Craft, Nasher Curator and curator of the exhibition. The Nature of Arp is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

The Nature of Arp
Jean (Hans) Arp, Human Concentration, 1934
Marble, 13 ¼ x 16 x 15 ½ in. (33.7 x 40.6 x 39.4 cm)
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Sightings: Anne Le Troter
October 27, 2018 – February 19, 2019
Artist’s first U.S. commission will consider ethics of eugenics in a linguistic score and site-specific installation
As part of the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Sightings series of smaller-scale exhibitions and installations that highlight new work of emerging or established artists, the Nasher will present Sightings: Anne Le Troter in the fall of 2018. For this commission, Le Troter is developing a sound piece based on her research on fertility tourism and the history of sperm banks in the U.S., where the lack of governmental regulation has resulted in the rise of so-called “designer babies”—children whose genetic makeup can be preselected based on the characteristics of the donor. In the artist’s home country of France, donor conception is arranged exclusively by the state via 23 state owned centers for the study and conservation of human eggs and sperm. There, both sperm and egg donations are entirely anonymous and French law prohibits sharing any identifying information about the donor or recipient. The U.S. is one of the few places in the world where recipients can review the profiles of potential sperm and egg donors before making a selection and many banks also provide audio recordings that describe donors’ physical characteristics, personalities, and intelligence. As part of her research, Le Troter signed up as a customer at a cryobank based in Virginia where she gained access to over 400 donor audio recordings. For the Nasher exhibition, Le Troter will splice together and layer excerpts of the original recordings to create a linguistic score reminiscent of and inspired by such science fiction novels as Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985). Titled Anticipation, Le Troter’s sound piece considers the ethics of eugenics as well as the dystopic future of state regulated vs. free market fertility. Sightings: Anne Le Troter is the artist’s first U.S. commission and will be Le Troter’s first work in the English language. For an excerpt of Le Troter’s Anticipation currently in progress, please follow this link: https://soundcloud.com/user359763335/anticipation-anne-le-troter

Lectures and Events

May 17/ 9 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Grubnik + Suzanne

Presented by SOLUNA

Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe, two of Dallas’s most respected creators, present the world premiere of their artwork Grubnik + Suzanne.

Experience this immersive installation, which includes a performative element by vocal artist Liz Tonne, and utilizes sound technology invented by the artists to present a psychologically charged experience.

Open to the public.

FREE with RSVP.

RSVP to nashersculpturecenter.org/engage

 

May 18 / 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

‘til Midnight at the Nasher

Julie Byrne and Vagabon

A music-playing nomad, Julie Byrne has toured the world. Her vast amount of experience lends a credibility to her stark take on 1970s-era song craft that stands out from most acoustic-based folk singers.

The Cameroon-born singer/songwriter—aka Laetitia Tamko–had a breakout year in 2017 and recently enjoyed an appearance on NPR’s popular Tiny Desk concert series.

Open to the public.

FREE admission.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/til-midnight

 

May 24  / 6 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Workshop: Sound Off

Immerse yourself in artist Luke Fowler’s site-specific sound installation in the Nasher Garden. Then get ready to turn up the volume as we compose an original soundscape inspired by our surroundings. This workshop is designed for adults ages 17+. Learn something new, have a snack and get creative.

Open to the public.

FREE for Members.

$10 for Non-members.

Advance registration required.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/engage

 

June 2 / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Target First Saturdays

Bring the kids and enjoy FREE admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month.

Big Idea: Collecting

Art Project: Collection Collage

FREE Admission 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Family Activities 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/engage

 

June 2 – August 11

Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge

Both reading and art can take your imagination on wonderful journeys. This summer the Nasher invites you to create a work of art that you can keep with you while you read. Pick up an entry form at the Nasher or your local Dallas Public Library branch. Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/learn

 

June 11 – 15 / 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., daily

Nasher Sculpture Center

Nasher Kids Camp

Have you got design on your mind? Have you seen it on a sign? Design is everywhere, in what we use and what we wear. Spend a week at our place and design your own space. We will learn as we play, with a new theme every day.

Open to students who have completed 1st – 5th grade in 2018.

Members $125. Non-Members $150.

Registration deadline is May 18.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/learn

 

June 9 / 9 – 11 a.m.

Dallas Zoo

Kids Club: Dallas Zoo

Enjoy a morning of family-friendly art-making at the Dallas Zoo, a Kids Club partner institution.

Open to Members at the Moore Circle ($125) and above. Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/member-events.

 

June 15 / 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

‘til Midnight at the Nasher
This Will Destroy You: Performing S/T and Young Mountain in their entirety
 (San Marcos, TX/Los Angeles): Long-running instrumentalists This Will Destroy You will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their eponymous 2008 studio album by performing their record in its entirety. The band will also play the coveted Young Mountain record in full.

Open to the public.

FREE admission.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/til-midnight

 

 

 

June 25 – 29 / 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily

Nasher Sculpture Center

Nasher Summer Institute for Teens

Meet other students who love art, work with artists and get advice from professionals in the art community.

Teachers may nominate students who have completed 9-12th grade in 2018.

FREE for selected students.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/learn

REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THIS PROGRAM

 

July 4

Independence Day / Museum Closed

 

July 7 / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Target First Saturdays

Bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month.

Big Idea: Construction

Art Project: Build-it Boxes

FREE Admission 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Family Activities 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/engage

 

July 9 – 13 / 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily

Museum Forum for Teachers:

Modern and Contemporary Art

Museum Forum is an immersive weeklong summer program for educators presented by The Warehouse, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

$250 tuition includes all instruction, materials, and lunch each day.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/learn

 

July 18, 19 or 20 / 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Destination Dallas Summer Architecture Workshop

Join architect and educator Peter Goldstein, AIA for an exciting one-day look at the intersection of natural and built environments in the Dallas Arts District.

Open to students who have completed 8th – 12th grade in 2018.

FREE Admission.

Registration deadline is May 31.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/learn

 

July 20 / 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

‘til Midnight at the Nasher

Julianna Barwick (New York) with Mary Lattimore (Los Angeles): 

Combining two ancient aspects of music—the voice and the harp, respectively—with contemporary technology, Julianna Barwick and Mary Lattimore are noted for their unusual approach to looping effects. Barwick has stunned audiences worldwide with a sound that’s been described by the New York Times as “churchly and vaguely Renaissance, but also very now.” The sight of Lattimore’s Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp taking the stage is a spectacle unto itself.

Open to the public.

FREE Admission.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/til-midnight

 

August 4 / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Target First Saturdays

Bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month.

Big Idea: Process

Art Project: Process Postcards

FREE Admission 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Family Activities 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/engage

 

August 17 / 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

‘til Midnight at the Nasher

Tess Roby (Montreal):

Tess Roby’s live act includes her brother Eliot Roby on guitar. Having premiered her “Ballad 5” single on the influential Dallas music website Gorilla vs Bear last May, Tess Roby is embarking on her first headlining tour this year. Roby’s single was released by Italians Do It Better, the internationally-acclaimed record label that has had a significant impact on the synthesizer-heavy sound of both dance music and soundtracks of the past decade.

Open to the public.

FREE Admission.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/til-midnight

 

 

August 25 / 2 p.m.

360: Speaker Series

Tauba Auerbach, Artist

San Francisco-born, New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach has described her work as an attempt to reveal “new spectral and dimensional richness… both within and beyond the limits of perception.”

Open to the public.

FREE with admission.

FREE for Members and students.

RSVP to nashersculpturecenter.org/360

Watch 360 Speaker Series videos at nashersc.org/360archive

 

September 1 / 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Target First Saturdays

Bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month.

Big Idea: Family

Art Project: Family Frames

FREE Admission 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Family Activities 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/engage

 

September 8 / 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Workshop: Ice, Ice Baby

Have your cake and eat it too as we create edible art in the medium of frosting. Join a renowned pastry chef for a lesson in icing techniques let your palate guide your palette.

This workshop is designed for adults ages 17+. Learn something new, eat some cake and get creative.

Open to the public.

FREE for Members.

$10 for Non-members.

Advance registration required.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/engage

 

September 13 / 6:30 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Patron Dinner

The Nature of Arp

Join us for a cocktail reception and exhibition viewing, followed by the annual Patron Dinner, held in celebration of the opening of The Nature of Arp.

Open to Members at the Brancusi Circle ($2,500) and above. RSVP to 214.242.5152 or to patron@nashersculpturecenter.org.

 

September 14 / 7 – 9 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Member Preview

The Nature of Arp

Explore The Nature of Arp before it opens to the public. Join us for a Members-exclusive exhibition preview and reception.

Open to all Members. RSVP to 214.242.5154 or to memberevents@nashersculpturecenter.org.

 

 

September 15

Nasher Sculpture Center

360: Speaker Series

The Nature of Arp Symposium

Join us on opening weekend of The Nature of Arp for a thoughtful discussion about the work of one of the most important and multifaceted artists of the modern era.

Open to the public.

FREE with admission.

FREE for Members and students.

RSVP to nashersculpturecenter.org/360

Watch 360 Speaker Series videos at nashersc.org/360archive

 

September 21 / 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

‘til Midnight at the Nasher

CCFX (Olympia, Washington):

A new super-group hailing from Olympia, Washington, CCFX is the result of a merger between two Olympia pop music outfits, CC Dust and Trans FX. On their debut self-titled EP, artists Chris McDonnell, Mirče Popovic, Mary Jane Dunphe and David Jaques offer a record that is at once a showcase and aberration of what is currently coming out of the Pacific Northwest.

Open to the public.

FREE Admission.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/til-midnight

 

September 22 / 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Workshop: This Bud’s for You

Plant yourself among the organic forms of artist Jean Arp, who was inspired by the organic growth of buds bursting from a tree and the curves of living bodies. Enjoy a guided discussion in the galleries then become a budding artist by creating your own biomorphic artwork. This workshop is designed for adults ages 17+. Learn something new, have a snack and get creative.

Open to the public.

FREE for Members.

$10 for Non-members.

Advance registration required.

Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/engage

 

September 29 / 9 – 11 a.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Kids Club: Nasher Sculpture Center

Enjoy a morning of family-friendly art-making led by North Texas artists, guided tours, a scavenger hunt, and more at the Nasher.

Open to Members at the Moore Circle ($125) and above. Learn more at nashersculpturecenter.org/member-events.