Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol and Friends
Classic Contemporary features major Pop, Minimal, and Color Field works in MCASD’s collection of American Art dating from the 1960s and 1970s.
Our editors select their favorite design and architecture-related events happening all over the globe.
Works by Ai Weiwei, Ed Ruscha, Christo, Jennifer Steinkamp, and many more are up for bid at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's biennial auction, which is shaping up to be one of the best opportunities to collect modern and contemporary art in the San Diego area this year. Guests at the auction will also be able to purchase special-edition auction paddles created by artist Ryan McGinness. All funds raised will support MCASD’s art acquisitions, exhibitions, and education programs. Tickets range from $75 to $200.
Dead or Alive will showcase the work of over 30 international artists who transform organic materials and objects that were once produced by or part of living organisms-insects, feathers, bones, silkworm cocoons, plant materials, and hair-to create intricately crafted and designed installations and sculptures.
This is the first one-person museum exhibition of the artist's work, which is evocative of the Modernist sculptures of David Smith or Alexander Calder. Wood's subjects are centered around family and friends, domestic or studio spaces, tabletop arrangements of ceramic vessels and plants, and landscapes.
Brazilian sculptor Ernesto Neto creates all-encompassing installations of stretchy, stocking-like translucent scrims extending from ceiling to floor and often filled with aromatic spices or malleable Styrofoam pellets. "Neto brings new life to the very concept of sculpture and architecture by creating soaring spaces and immersive environments," says curator Raphaela Platow.
This is the first major museum survey of the work of illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman. This exhibition features a selection spanning thirty years of original works on paper and design production, along with less widely seen aspects of Kalman's work in photography, embroidery, textiles, and performance.
The collection features more than 80 pieces that offer an imaginative, thought-provoking, often conceptual, and sometimes humorous vision of contemporary jewelry. The exhibition surveys twelve years of extraordinary pieces designed and created by 51 internationally renowned and forward-thinking designers from Europe, Taiwan, New Zealand and elsewhere under the auspices of the Chi ha Paura…? Foundation.
This exhibition showcases three recent works—two virtuosic paintings and a bronze sculpture—that illuminate the 82-year-old artist’s deep interest in painting and poetry, line and word.