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Kerry James Marshall - Mastry

Kerry James Marshall – Mastry

| On 04, Mag 2016

Rendere visibile l’invisibile: la rivoluzione estetica che cavalca il realismo sociale.

di Redazione Art Vibes


Picture:Kerry James Marshall – Past Times, 1997. Acrylic and collage on canvas; 114 x 156 in. (289.6 x 396.2 cm). Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, McCormick Place Art Collection Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago.


L’MCA di Chicago presenta dal 23 Aprile al 25 Settembre 2016 un importante retrospettiva sui lavori di Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), uno dei più grandi artisti viventi d’America. La mostra si concentra principalmente sulla pittura condotta nel corso degli ultimi 35 anni, dal suo seminale e inaugurale Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) alle sue più recenti esplorazioni della storia afroamericana.

Nato in Alabama prima del passaggio del Civil Rights Act contro la segregazione razziale, a vent’anni comincia il suo percorso artistico sotto la guida di Charles White, famoso per essere uno tra i primi pionieri della pittura black sui muri. Marshall porta avanti la sua missione, ritraendo i cosiddetti “uomini invisibili“, criticando il consolidato canone artistico occidentale.
Ha partecipato ad esibizioni internazionali in Europa e Nord America, i suoi dipinti si trovano in collezioni private e fondazioni, nonché in importanti collezioni pubbliche, tra cui la MCA di Chicago.

 

Kerry James Marshall - A Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self, 1980. Egg tempera on paper; 8 x 6 ½ in. (20.3 x 16.5 cm). Steven and Deborah Lebowitz Photo: Matthew Fried © MCA Chicago
Kerry James Marshall – A Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self, 1980. Egg tempera on paper; 8 x 6 ½ in. (20.3 x 16.5 cm). Steven and Deborah Lebowitz Photo: Matthew Fried © MCA Chicago

Kerry James Marshall - De Style,1993. Acrylic and collage on canvas; 104 x 122 in. (264.2 x 309.9 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, purchased with funds provided by Ruth and Jacob Bloom, AC1993.76.1 Digital image © 2015 Museum Associates/LACMA. Licensed by Art Resource, New York
Kerry James Marshall – De Style,1993. Acrylic and collage on canvas; 104 x 122 in. (264.2 x 309.9 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, purchased with funds provided by Ruth and Jacob Bloom, AC1993.76.1 Digital image © 2015 Museum Associates/LACMA. Licensed by Art Resource, New York

Kerry James Marshall - Portrait of a Curator (In Memory of Beryl Wright), 2009. Acrylic on VC; 30 7/8 x 24 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. (78.4 x 63.1 x 4.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, © Kerry James Marshall
Kerry James Marshall – Portrait of a Curator (In Memory of Beryl Wright), 2009. Acrylic on VC; 30 7/8 x 24 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. (78.4 x 63.1 x 4.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, © Kerry James Marshall

Kerry James Marshall - Black Star 2, 2012. Acrylic on PVC; 72 7/8 x 61 in. (185 x 155 cm). Collection of Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago
Kerry James Marshall – Black Star 2, 2012. Acrylic on PVC; 72 7/8 x 61 in. (185 x 155 cm). Collection of Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

– via: mcachicago.org – photo courtesy of: MCA CHICAGO


Exhibition info:

When: 23 Aprile – 25 Settembre 2016.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.


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