Art in New York this 2010
For the first time in history the New York Contemporary Art Museum, the prestigious MoMA, is dedicating an entire floor to a particular theme, New York Abstract Expressionist, in their Abstract Expressionist New York exhibition.Ever since the abstract expressionist term that unites artists of standing such Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko (amongst others) was coined, many changes have taken place in the history of the world. However, over the past 40 years the MoMA has been saving up these works as well as many others artists’ belongings for this movement thanks to the help of commissioners, agents and the artists themselves, comprising acquisitions that that have continued throughout the second half of the XX century, and which has given rise to the largest Abstract Expressionist art collection in the world.
From the 3rd of October until the 25th of April you have the opportunity to visit this exhibition dedicated to this pictorial and eminently American, and particularly New York movement within abstract art, characterised by their fondness of large formats (oil on canvas), where the imaging barely exists, as well as geometric abstract works, and the conception of paintings such as all over and limited colour (black and white and primary colours like magenta, yellow and cyan) all with a very defined theme such as anguish and conflict product of the society where these art works emerged.
The Abstract Expressionist New York exhibition underscores the achievements of a generation of artists that catapulted New York City to the centre of the international art world during the 1950s, and left as its legacy some of the twentieth century’s greatest masterpieces. Galleries on the fourth floor present Abstract Expressionist paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, films, and archival materials in a display subtitled The Big Picture. Whilst, the exhibition continues on the floors below, which reveals distinct facets of the movement as it developed in diverse mediums.
MoMA is offering us a once in a lifetime opportunity to discover this complex, and purely American movement in an invaluable and exclusive exhibition of prolific New York Abstract Expressionism.