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The Modern Myth

10 March - 06 September 2010

Mark_Rothko.jpg
Mark Rothko
Archaic Idol. 1945
Ink and gouache on paper
21 7/8 x 30" (55.6 x 76.2 cm).
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Joan and Lester Avnet Collection, 1978. © 2000 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
 

THE MODERN MYTH:
Drawing Mythologies in Modern Times

March 10–September 6, 2010

Throughout history, mythologies have provided explanations for humankind’s existential surroundings through collective beliefs and shared verbal and visual narratives. Representational visual artists have long looked to ancient mythologies as a thematic repertoire, a tradition both preserved and evolved by modern and contemporary artists who continue to address and reinterpret mythological references in their works. This exhibition addresses the artistic traces of these motifs in modern art, as well as the practice of modern myth-making, through a nonlinear, thematic representation of works, following a rough chronology from 1797 to 2008. Among the artists represented are Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Paul Cézanne, Enrique Chagoya, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Willem de Kooning, Juan Downey, Max Ernst, Adolph Gottlieb, Arshile Gorky, Wifredo Lam, Matta, Ana Mendieta, Wangechi Mutu, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Jackson Pollock, Odilon Redon, Mark Rothko, Jim Shaw, and Andy Warhol.
Organized by Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings, with Luis Pérez-Oramas, The Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art.

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