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 Ghent-based Dirk Braeckman (b. 1958, Eeklo, Belgium) have a distinct stillness and quietude that counter the whirl of today’s visual landscape. Images of empty, unidentifiable interiors, architectural details, oceans, and partially obscured nude figures are just some examples of the artist’s subject matter. Braeckman’s deeply gray photographs are often abstracted, contributing to the mystery and intrigue of what his images convey while adding a sense of distance to the intimate interiors and views he depicts.
This exhibition gathers work by artists who address concepts of space and place. Drawn entirely from the Modern’s permanent collection, the exhibition includes paintings, photographs, drawings, and videos by artists from the United States, Europe, Asia, and Mexico. The categories of space and place are broadly conceived, encompassing nature, the city, environment, geography, and atmosphere, as well as landscapes of the imagination.
Shrimp Fyllo “Cigar” with Chorizo, Enoki Mushrooms, Saffron Aioli, Watercress Emulsion
Mumm Napa Brut
Seared Scallop, Celeriac Cauliflower Puree, Smoked Chestnut, Sherry Gelee, Petite Seagrass
G. H. Mumm Champagne
Roasted Baby Beet Salad, Keffir Mousse, Quinoa Brittle, Raspberry Dust, House Made Ricotta, Basil Honey
Mumm Napa Rose
Keszler’s intricate playing suggests he could take on an army of Aphex Twin’s computer-controlled acoustic instruments, barehanded.
As noted by Pitchfork, "Eli Keszler is experimental electronic music’s favorite drummer. A regular collaborator of Laurel Halo and Oneohtrix Point Never (both live and on record), the virtuosic percussionist helps bring surreal, digital compositions to life."
Fortress Presents and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth present a multi-media performance with Eli Keszler and Nate Boyce.