The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery.
The photographs of Thomas Demand merge truthful documentation and unsettling artifice—two polarities raised by photography since its inception. For over two decades, Demand has built intricate, life-size, three-dimensional models made wholly out of colored construction paper and cardboard that faithfully replicate specific architectural spaces and natural settings. He photographs the ephemeral structure and destroys it once the image is made. He uses the same sculptural techniques with stop-motion animation in his films.
War and Peace and Prejudice and Pride
(NR, 2013, Appx. 90 minutes)
Admission is FREE. Reservations can be made via EventBrite.com (Enter Latino Americans in the search field.) All seating becomes available first come, first served — regardless of reservation — 15 minutes before the published start time of the program. If you have a reservation, it is recommended that you arrive 30 minutes before the start of the program. A ‘Rush Line’ will be available for those without reservations waiting for seats to become available.
“Xavier Giannoli offers up an amusingly entertaining portrait of fortune, infamy and severe melodic dysfunction in the polished French period dramedy, Marguerite.” Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman in 1920s Paris and a devout music and opera enthusiast. Although she loves to sing for her friends, she is not very talented. Her friends and husband have nurtured her fantasy, but problems arise when she decides to perform in front of a real audience.