The first floor of the Museum is closed for the installation for Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s.
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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents URBAN THEATER: NEW YORK ART IN THE 1980s. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world’s most recognizable features. As the artists who emerged in that decade now set records at auction, the era is ripe to be reexamined. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York.
The Modern's first Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014–2015 season features the work of New York-based artist Jules de Balincourt. The exhibition presents a selection of key works spanning the past few years of the artist’s career alongside new works on view for the first time.
Since 2000, the Chinese/Japanese collaborative team RongRong&inri have been creating impeccably printed, romantic photographic series that often chronicle their lives together. The husband-and-wife team is widely recognized for self-portraits that juxtapose their life stories against both natural landscapes from around the world and urban landscapes in a rapidly developing China. Through these narrative photographs, RongRong&inri elaborate on relationships and cultural differences and similarities.
Mexico City–based Mario García Torres is best known for his engaging cinematic narratives that explore and reveal the overlooked and now-buried histories and personalities of 1960s and 1970s conceptual art. García Torres researches evidence, myths, and particular stories to retell some of these forgotten narratives from an important moment in art history, while also filling in missing gaps with fictional threads. The artist presents these accounts in his varied body of work, which includes video, slide installations, photography, and sculpture.