Galerie Urs Meile is pleased to announce artist Meng Huang’s
(b. 1966, in Beijing) exhibition BO (Waves). This exhibition will extend the focus on new developments in his “Water” paintings. In his new series of paintings the waves are a metaphor for the act of forgetting. Meng is recording – witnessing – the movements of the waves, making their momentary states somehow fixed and permanent. The paintings in different sizes will be joined by the installation Names consisting of 52 porcelain plates, each of them embodies a name of a person died in Tibet in blind language. Exhibition is open from April 26 - August 3rd, 2018.
The Train, RFK’s Last Journey at SF Moma. On June 8, 1968, three days after the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, his body was carried by a funeral train from New York City to Washington, D.C., for burial at Arlington Cemetery. The Train looks at this historical event through three distinct works. The first is a group of color photographs by commissioned photographer Paul Fusco. Taken from the funeral train, the images capture mourners who lined the railway tracks to pay their final respects. Looking from the opposite perspective, the second work features photographs and home movies by the spectators themselves, collected by Dutch artist
Rein Jelle Terpstra in his project The People’s View (2014–18).
The third, a work by French artist Philippe Parreno, is a 70mm film reenactment of the funeral train’s journey, inspired by Fusco’s original photographs. Bringing historical and contemporary works together in dialogue, this powerful, multidisciplinary exhibition sheds new light on this pivotal moment in American history. Exhibition is open from March 17–June 10, 2018.
Being: New Photography 2018 at MoMA. Presenting recent work by seventeen artists from around the world, Being, the latest edition of MoMA’s New Photography series, asks how photography can capture what it means to be human. At a time when questions about the rights, responsibilities, and dangers inherent in being represented—and in representing others—are being debated around the world, the works featured in Being call attention to assumptions about how individuals are depicted and perceived. Together, they explore how personhood is expressed today, and offer timely perspectives on issues of privacy and exposure; the formation of communities; and gender, heritage, and psychology. Through August 19, 2018.
Judy DATER: A Retrospective at Modernism. Judy Dater’s subjects are her cast of characters, she chooses them instinctively for what she perceives to be their ability to express emotions, to be playful, sexy and humorous, and to reveal what she identifies as soul. Her work transcends the personal and creates a universal language of expression that the viewer can identify, connect, and empathize with on an intuitive level. The human face is infinite in its variety. Dater finds her subjects anywhere and everywhere, from standing in line to buy bread in Berkeley, California, to meeting someone on the street in Tokyo, or a cafe in Cairo, to stepping out of an elevator in Rome. Exhibition on through May 10 – June 30, 2018.