Tag: Takashi Murakami

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Exhibitions

Kamrooz Aram
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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Takashi Murakami
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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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Exhibitions

Nina Chanel Abney, Hobson’s Choice, 2017
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
Unframed: 84 1/4 × 120 1/4 × 2 inches
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; Museum purchase.

FOCUS: Nina Chanel Abney

January 27 – March 18

Nina Chanel Abney’s paintings are visually frenetic, reflecting the fast-paced energy of life today. Her imagery refers to such diverse subjects as pop culture, world events, and art history in compositions with flattened, simplified forms. Abney’s works commonly incorporate snippets of text, disembodied figures and silhouettes, and geometric abstract shapes. Themes that relate to American society, including celebrity culture, race, sexuality, and police brutality, are broached in her paintings. By touching on serious subjects in a colorful palette and graphic style, Abney’s work is, as the artist states, “easy to swallow, hard to digest.”

New Works by Ron Mueck

February 16 – May 6

In 2007, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosted Ron Mueck, featuring the artist’s figures that are extraordinarily realistic, except in scale-they are always depicted much smaller or larger than life. The exhibition broke attendance records for the Museum as Mueck’s stunning works became a must-see for visitors from across the region. Now a decade later, Ron Mueck returns to the Modern for a special project showcasing seven major works created between 2008 and 2018, including a new sculpture debuting in Fort Worth.

Ron Mueck, Woman with Shopping, 2013. Mixed media
113 x 49 x 34 cm / 44 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches
Photo: Patrick Gries. Copyright Ron Mueck.
Courtesy the artist, Anthony d’Offay, London and Hauser & Wirth

 

Kamrooz Aram, Ornamental Composition for Social Space 1, 2006

FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram

March 31 – June 17

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.

TAKASHI MURAKAMI: THE OCTOPUS EATS ITS OWN LEG

June 10 – September 16

Known for his collaborations with pop icon Kanye West and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami 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 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.

Takashi Murakami, Klein’s Pot A, 1994-97
Acrylic on canvas mounted on board in plexiglass box (optional)
15 3/8 x 15 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches
Colección Pérez Simón, Mexico
© 1994-97 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Yoshitaka Uchida