ARS is pleased to announce the addition of all VAGA artists to our membership roster. Please contact us for VAGA permissions.
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October 7, 2018- February 17, 2019
Andy Warhol, Bighorn Ram from the Andy Warhol: Endangered Species (1983). ©2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York.
October 26- December 14, 2018
Featuring works by member artists Jean Arp, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, and more.
Isamu Noguchi, Figure, 1945 (1975). © 2018 Estate of Isamu Noguchi / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
October 19 2018 - June 15 2019
Featuring works by member artists Giorgio Morandi, Mario Sironia, and Carlo Carrà
Giorgio Morandia, Natura Morta .© 2018 ARS, NY / SIAE Rome
While the reputation of Remedios Varo (1908–63) the surrealist painter is now well established, Remedios Varo the writer has yet to be fully discovered. Her writings, which were never published during her life let alone translated into English, present something of a missing chapter and offer the same qualities to be found in her visual work: an engagement with mysticism and magic, a breakdown of the border between the everyday and the marvelous, a love of mischief and an ongoing meditation on the need for (and the trauma of) escape in all its forms.
Accompanying a major retrospective organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, this publication offers an examination of Arp’s life and work. Featuring more than ninety full-page color plates and numerous archival photographs, it reveals as never before Arp’s contributions to modern art, the legacy of his commitment to an art drawing its inspiration from processes found in nature, and his embrace of interdisciplinary, collaborative means of expression. Essays by exhibition curator Catherine Craft and scholars Lewis Kachur, Walburga Krupp, and Tessa Paneth-Pollak explore Arp’s wide-ranging, innovative body of work in relation to his forerunners and contemporaries, its subversive challenges to artistic convention, his response to two world wars, and his lifelong dedication to engagement with other artists, writers, and artisans.
Goldstein puts apparently literary projects, such as William Blake’s poetry of embryogenesis, Goethe’s journals On Morphology, and Percy Shelley’s “poetry of life,” back into conversation with the openly poetic life sciences of Erasmus Darwin, J. G. Herder, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. Such poetic sciences, Goldstein argues, share in reviving Lucretius’s De rerum natura to advance a view of biological life as neither self-organized nor autonomous, but rather dependent on the collaborative and symbolic processes that give it viable and recognizable form. They summon De rerum natura for a logic of life resistant to the vitalist stress on self-authorizing power and to make a monumental case for poetry’s role in the perception and communication of empirical realities. The first dedicated study of this mortal and materialist dimension of Romantic biopoetics, Sweet Science opens a through-line between Enlightenment materialisms of nature and Marx’s coming historical materialism
In The Art of Looking, renowned art critic Lance Esplund demonstrates that works of modern and contemporary art are not as indecipherable as they might seem. With patience, insight, and wit, Esplund guides us through the last century of art and empowers us to approach and appreciate it with new eyes. Eager to democratize genres that can feel inaccessible, Esplund encourages viewers to trust their own taste, guts, and common sense. The Art of Lookingwill open the eyes of viewers who think that recent art is obtuse, nonsensical, and irrelevant, as well as the eyes of those who believe that the art of the past has nothing to say to our present.
Featuring work by Sol Lewitt. See here >>