“Criminal Being Executed,” painted in 1964 by Peter Saul. The heavily stylized criminal in the electric chair was influenced by Mad Magazine, which was only just gaining popularity for its offbeat humor and art. Donald Duck tells the criminal “You Have to Fry,” to which the criminal responds by quite literally frying eggs, as well as shooting a bullet and dumping poison into the pan. Funny as it is, Saul is telling the viewer to take a closer look at American life and culture. Is the execution of this criminal just? What did he do that brought him here? By leaving a grey space of ambiguity, Saul shows the law and the outlaw in similar light. Neither of them are without blame, but neither of them are wholly impure. #PeterSaul#ModernArt#Counterculture#MetBreuer
In the early 1970s, Raghubir Singh frequented the crowded streets of Calcutta, turning his gaze on political and commercial signage, religious and civic rituals, and the lingering residue of the city’s colonial past. Raghubir Singh (Indian, 1942–1999), Barber and Goddess Kali, Calcutta, West Bengal, 1987. #RaghubirSingh#MetBreuer
Located in New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Met is the largest art museum in the United States. With a permanent collection containing over two million works divided into seventeen curatorial departments, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is among the most visited art museums in the world. Founded in 1870 for the purposes of opening a museum to bring art and art education to the American people, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was originally located at 651 Fifth Avenue. It officially opened on February 20, 1872. Today, the main building is on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan’s Museum Mile, with a much smaller second location, The Cloisters at Fort Tyron Park in Upper Manhattan. There is also the Met Breuer museum at Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side.⠀
The art in “Delirious,” especially in the sections Twisted and Nonsense, directly mirrors a society undone by chaos and injustice, giving form to extreme mental, emotional, and physical states. #DeliriousMet#MetBreuer
@metbreuer "As he traveled along his own artistic path, Raghubir Singh forged a distinctively Indian style of modernist photography that stands, as he put it, “on the Ganges side of modernism, rather than the Seine or East River side of it.” “Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs” opens today! Raghubir Singh (Indian, 1942–1999), Catching the Breeze, Hathod Village, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 1975." #RaghubirSingh#MetBreuer
“Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed” opens in one month on November 15th. Although Munch attained notoriety early in his career for his depictions of human anxiety, he believed that his artistic breakthrough occurred much later in life, beginning at age 50. “Self Portrait: Between the Clock and the Bed” was one of his final such works and it serves as a lens to reassess Munch’s oeuvre. Edvard Munch. Self-Portrait between the Clock and the Bed, 1940-43. #EdvardMunch#MetBreuer
We're back on the route. Started Day 2, 13 miles, walking along the East River to #metbreuer , 5.1 miles Met @mycoachtrina from Maryland. Thinking of @karenslavine @adinalevin1 @iona10101 @lisasepulveda @claudiapatton1 @bisgettingapuppy @john.edelman @jonathanfelt81 @danika1515 @acf5144 #Powerof39#fierceisforever
I'd really like to know who made the decision to install this wonderful Jacques Villegle decollage work directly opposite a flashing Bruce Nauman, causing it to change weird colors every few seconds...like, seriously?! Decollage is my favorite under-appreciate postwar movement, and it's so disheartening to see a work displayed this way. #MetBreuer#DeliriousMet#JacquesVillegle#decollage#contemporaryart#modernart
Os tempos delirantes exigem arte delirante: é o que propõe essa exposição “DELIRIOUS” no MET BREUER
Os anos entre 1950 e 1980 foram assolados por agitação.
Em todo o mundo, o conflito militar proliferou e a agitação social e política se acendeu.
O desencanto com um racionalismo opressivo gerou um interesse em experiências fantásticas e alucinantes.
Os artistas responderam a esses desenvolvimentos incorporando absurdo, desordem, absurdo, desorientação e repetição em seu trabalho. “DELIRIOUS” explora o abraço da irracionalidade entre artistas americanos, latino-americanos e
A exposição exibe cerca de 100 obras de arte por 62 artistas, incluindo Antonio Berni, Dara Birnbaum, Tony Conrad, Hanne Darboven, Dean Fleming, Nancy Grossman, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse Alfred Jensen, Yayoi Kusama, Sol LeWitt, Darcílio Lima, Lee Lozano, Anna Maria Maiolino, Ana Mendieta, Bruce Nauman, Jim Nutt, Hélio Oiticica, Claes Oldenburg, Abraham Palatnik, Howardena Pindell, Peter Saul, Mira Schendel, Carolee Schneemann, Paul Sharits, Robert Smithson, Nancy Spero, Paul Thek e Stan VanDerBeek.
Cerca de um terço da exposição é extraído da coleção The Met. Em última análise, a exposição pergunta se é possível entender uma boa quantidade de arte do pós-guerra, mesmo arte aparentemente racional, como um exercício de loucura calculada.
“The Street,” 1977, by Philip Guston is unsettling to look at but as always, Guston draws me in with his cartoon style, which can be described by some as “naive drawing”. His typical pink and red pictures are this time filled with the violence of the 1960s and 1970s, which Guston said he felt split by because of a war in America and brutality across the world. This particular piece uses his personal iconography to express his feelings of confusion and anxiety regarding international and national unease. In my opinion,the overflowing trash can on the right drives home the point that the conflict he is so concerned about affects daily life and ordinary people; therefore it is not an abstract concept or something overseas that can be ignored if it is not seen.
It’s never too early to expose your kids to art! Today, at 11am and 2pm, families with children ages 3–11 are invited to look more closely into the work of Raghubir Singh by joining a Family Tour of “Modernism on the Ganges.” Learn about Singh, photography, and Indian culture as a family before enjoying a snack downstairs at Flora Coffee. #RaghubirSingh#Family#familyday#MetBreuer
"Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950–1980" at Met Breuer.
A very rational curation that explores the calculated insanity in postwar art from 1950 to 1980. The most interesting part is probably its ambiguous relevance in today's delirious time.
Curator Kelly Baum said "When I invoke the phrase 'Delirious times demand delirious art,' I deliberately refuse to specify to which times I am referring." #themet#postwar#art#delirious#inourtime#metbreuer