Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting  by Andrea Kutsenkow  When I buy tickets for a scary movie, I enter the theater wanting to be scared. When I received my invitation for the exhibition Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting, I wanted to feel uncomfortable. With the word “trauma” used in the exhibition title and with… Continue reading

The Alchemy of Objects: Midnight Party

By Ingrid Nordstrom Part 3 of 5 The mystical power and life of objects is uniquely explored in Midnight Party on view at the Walker Art Center from March 19, 2011- August 3. 2014. The display is arranged by guest curator Joan Rothfuss the through a daring paradigm of wonder and the fantastical.   This exhibition… Continue reading The Alchemy of Objects: Midnight Party

Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties

By Ingrid Nordstrom (Part 2 of 5- Institutional critique) Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties, on view at the Walker Art Center from September 13, 2013 to January 12, 2014 amassed more than 300 earlier works of the iconic artist. The exhibition was organized by the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien under the leadership of curator… Continue reading Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties

The Walker Art Center’s Existential Dilemma

By Ingrid Nordstrom (Part 1 of 5- Institutional critique) In a lecture opening the exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties at the Walker Art Center in September of 2013, with a nod and a wink Claes Oldenburg stated, “Well, this is an awfully clean version of The Street. So, now it’s become art, you see.”i This… Continue reading The Walker Art Center’s Existential Dilemma

Balthus. Coy, but no Cigar.

By esartia There are two days left to see “Balthus: Cats and Girls- Paintings and Provocations” ” at the Metropolitan Museum before it closes on. This is the first major exhibition of Baltusz Klossowski de Rola’s aka Balthus’, work in a US museum since 1984 and it has left much to be desired. The show focuses… Continue reading Balthus. Coy, but no Cigar.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

A Visit to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. by Lauren Kolumbic As spring struggled to descend on Washington D.C., delaying the celebrated arrival of the cherry blossoms and the associated outdoor festivities, I took advantage of the chilly weather and visited the Hirshhorn. I was not sure what to expect from this… Continue reading Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden