Blue Backdrop for Minor Arts, 2018
Panel: oil an pencil on linen; Pedestal: oil on mdf, brass, terrazzo; ceramic
Overall: 50 1/4 × 9 × 9 in. Pedestal. Unframed: 48 × 66 × 2 in.Panel
Courtesy of the Artist and Green Art Gallery, Dubai
Image copyright: Photograph by Kevin Todora.
FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram
Mar 31, 2018 – Jun 17, 2018
Spanning painting, sculpture, collage, and installation, Kamrooz Aram’s work investigates the complex relationship between Western modernism and classical non-Western art. By highlighting their formal connections, he reveals the typically downplayed role that non-Western art and design have played in the development of modernism and its drive toward abstraction. Challenging the traditionally Euro-centric narrative established by art history, Aram’s work sets forth to disrupt this perceived hierarchy by merging and equalizing Western and non-Western forms. The artist will present all new work for this exhibition.
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Flower Ball (Lots of Colors), 2008
Acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on board
59 in. (150 cm) diameter
Cari and Michael J. Sacks © 2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Image copyright: Photo: Nathan Keay
TAKASHI MURAKAMI: THE OCTOPUS EATS ITS OWN LEG
Jun 10, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018
Known for his collaborations with pop icon Kanye West and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) has blurred the boundaries throughout his career between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the exhibition is a major retrospective of his paintings, featuring fifty works that span three decades of his career, from the artist’s earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings. The exhibition, titled Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases the artist’s astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, the continued threats of nuclear power.
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