Eye, hand, machine and brain!
Moderna Museet is showing Turner, Monet, Twombly: Later Paintings from 8 October until 15 January of next year. J.M.W. Turner, Claude Monet and Cy Twombly are three of the greatest painters of the last 150 years and the exhibition will highlight common features and themes in their modes of expression.
The final part of the collection re-hanging, Another Story, with the subheading Written in Light (1844-1920), will open on 10 November. This complements the previous parts, See the World! (1920-1980) and Possessed by the Camera (1980-2011). For the first time ever, the entire history of photography is being traced out all under one roof.
de ou par MARCEL DUCHAMP par ULF LINDE is a collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, where the exhibition is also taking place 30 September–13 November. Duchamp challenged aesthetic conventions about the purpose of art by accentuating the significance of the idea. Linde then developed this in a series of replicas of Duchamp’s works, which Duchamp himself accepted as his own.
In these exhibitions Moderna Museet is showing modern art in all its breadth and with all its intrinsic tensions: visually stunning painting of the highest quality; the entire history of photography; plus the birth of conceptual art with Marcel Duchamp.
Painting placed the emphasis on the eye and on the artist’s hand. This was then called into question by photography, which offered new, mechanical ways of reproducing the world. Duchamp also objected to the painter’s one-sided emphasis on the optical and instead wanted to attach primary importance to “the grey cells”. Thus, conceptual art was born in mysteriously poetic works that we still ponder and seek to decipher today.
During autumn 2011, eye, hand, machine and brain will stand side by side, summarizing the entire genesis of modern art at Moderna Museet. You can´t miss this!