Posted by Chloe on July 23, 2013 - 3:11pm
Categories: Mexico Inside Out

Beginning September 15, the Modern will present México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990. To prepare for the show’s opening, we’ll be posting weekly about the artists featured in the exhibition and the overarching themes that connect different works.  

This week features Melanie Smith and her video piece Aztec Stadium. Malleable Deed, 2010.

Posted by Terri on July 17, 2013 - 11:25am

“When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes the machine that makes the art.”     

Sol LeWitt, “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” 1967


Posted by Tiffany on March 7, 2013 - 1:52pm
Categories: Within the Walls

The Modern is currently celebrating 10 years in our Tadao Ando building. In conjunction with this celebration, the Anniversary Class has been taking a closer look at the Modern’s collection, focusing on 10 works in 10 days. On the third day of class, artist Kris Pierce guided an in-depth examination of the newly aquired Jenny Holzer piece, Kind of Blue, 2012. Participants researched and selected their own “truisms” and experimented with compostions made only from text.