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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Cabinets of curiosities: Moma 2008; Art in the 21st Century, Cindy Sherman: Characters, Masks, Fashion; Marina Abramovic; Lady GaGa on Marina Abramovic
Art in the 21st Century

Characters Cindy Sherman



Marina Abramovic : tools for others to control the artist

Lady GaGa talks about Abramovic

Cabinets of curiosities

Wunderkammern, or cabinets of curiosities, arose in mid-sixteenth-century Europe as repositories for all manner of wondrous and exotic objects. In essence these collections—combining specimens, diagrams, and illustrations from many disciplines; marking the intersection of science and superstition; and drawing on natural, manmade, and artificial worlds—can be seen as the precursors to museums. This exhibition presents a contemporary interpretation of the traditional cabinet of curiosities, bringing together a diverse selection of works by twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists who have likewise felt the pull of unusual and extraordinary objects and phenomena. The works on display include prints, books, multiples, drawings, and photographs, with subjects ranging from architectural marvels and blueprints for impossible machines to oddities from the animal, vegetable, and mineral worlds. Featured artists include Hans Bellmer, Peter Blake, Louise Bourgeois, Max Ernst, and Damien Hirst, among others.

Organized by Sarah Suzuki, The Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr., Assistant Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books.

"Spider" , Odilon Redon,  1887

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