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New York: Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century at MoMA

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Hyères, France. 1932

New York: Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century at MoMA

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) is one of the most original, accomplished, influential, and beloved figures in the history of photography. His inventive work of the early 1930s helped define the creative potential of modern photography, and his uncanny ability to capture life on the run made his work synonymous with “the decisive moment”—the title of his first major book. After World War II (most of which he spent as a prisoner of war) and his first museum show (at MoMA in 1947), he joined Robert Capa and others in founding the Magnum photo agency, which enabled photojournalists to reach a broad audience through magazines such as Life while retaining control over their work. In the decade following the war, Cartier-Bresson produced major bodies of photographic reportage on India and Indonesia at the time of independence, China during the revolution, the Soviet Union after Stalin’s death, the United States during the postwar boom, and Europe as its old cultures confronted modern realities. For more than twenty-five years, he was the keenest observer of the global theater of human affairs—and one of the great portraitists of the twentieth century. MoMA’s retrospective, the first in the United States in three decades, surveys Cartier-Bresson’s entire career, with a presentation of about three hundred photographs, mostly arranged thematically and supplemented with periodicals and books. The exhibition travels to The Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (8 p.m. Fridays). Closed Tuesdays.
Exhibit runs April 11, 2010 to June 28, 2010

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Written by Jon Cronin

March 30, 2010 at 15:00

Julia Morton of cityArts Reviews: Amelie Chabannes – Vast

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Who are you? Artist Amelie Chabannes wants to know. Throughout her
mixed-media show “Vast,” she explores the concept of identity. How do
we become who we are? And why do outside influences change us so
easily? Are we nothing more than memories and shifting surfaces, or is
there an underlying foundation that we can return to in order to gain
perspective on our lives? Amelie’s art gives us visual clues to
explore the vastness of our being. – Julia Morton cityArts.info

Written by Jon Cronin

March 19, 2010 at 19:12

Amelie Chabannes talks to Heidi Lee about her latest show “Vast” – Video Interview

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Amelie Chabannes, a contemporary artist working in New York, talks to Heidi Lee about her upcoming show “Vast” at the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery. Filmed on location at the Hub Culture Pavilion at SportMax in New York.

Written by Jon Cronin

March 16, 2010 at 01:36

Amelie Chabannes – The Amory Show

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If you are in New York for the 2010 Amory Show, please stop by the booth of Hussenot Gallery to see new pieces connected to Amelie Chabannes current solo exhibition “Vast”.

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MARCH 4-7, 2010


About The Amory:
The Armory Show is America’s leading fine art fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its eleven years, the fair has become an international institution. Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination during Armory Arts Week

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March 5, 2010 at 22:22

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Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect – The Drawing Center NYC

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Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect – The Drawing Center NYC

Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary explores the fundamental role of drawing in the work of Greek avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001). A leading figure in twentieth century music, Xenakis was trained as a civil engineer, then became an architect and developed revolutionary designs while working with Le Corbusier. Comprised of nearly 100 documents created between 1953 and 1984, this is the first North American exhibition dedicated to Xenakis’s original works on paper. Included are rarely-seen hand-rendered scores, architectural drawings, conceptual renderings, pre-compositional sketches, and graphic scores. Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary is co-curated by Xenakis scholar Sharon Kanach and critic Carey Lovelace and will travel to the Canadian Centre for Architecture (June 17 – October 17, 2010) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (November 7, 2010 – February 13, 2011).

January 15 — April 8, 2010
Hours: 2-4pm
Location: The Drawing Center 35 Wooster Street
Phone Number: (212) 219-2166
Website: http://www.drawingcenter.org/

Written by Jon Cronin

March 5, 2010 at 15:13

Posted in Art, New York City