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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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Constantin Brancusi

(1876 - 1957), Romania

Born in Romania, Constantin Brancusi first studied sculpture at the School of Arts and Crafts in Craiova (1894–98) and the National School of Fine Arts in Bucharest (1898–1902). In 1904 he left Romania permanently, traveling through Budapest, Vienna, Munich, Zurich, and Basel before settling in Paris. There, he continued his training at the École des Beaux-Arts (1905–07), and his work of the period attracted the attention of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

In Paris he was welcomed by a community of artists and intellectuals including Henri Rousseau, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, and Marcel Duchamp. He made his debut in New York in 1913 at the Armory Show, where the sculptor exhibited five works that directed modern sculpture on a radical new path. His popularity in New York and the United States grew over the following years. "Without the Americans, I would not have been able to produce all this or even to have existed", said Constantin Brancusi to the New York Times in 1955 when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum celebrated his work with the first museum retrospective of his work. Brancusi's second Guggenheim retrospective occurred in 1969, and was held in the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda.

Featured Artworks

Nature morte by Constantin Brancusi contemporary artwork
Constantin BrancusiNature morte, 1933 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1933
9 x 7 inches
Bruce Silverstein
Vue d’atelier, Mlle Pogany II by Constantin Brancusi contemporary artwork
Constantin BrancusiVue d’atelier, Mlle Pogany II, c. 1923 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1923
12 x 15.5 inches
Bruce Silverstein
Lis by Constantin Brancusi contemporary artwork
Constantin BrancusiLis, c. 1925 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1925
11.5 x 9 inches
Bruce Silverstein

Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Constantin Brancusi, Brancusi's Flowers at Bruce Silverstein, New York
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16 May–29 June 2019 Constantin Brancusi Brancusi's Flowers Bruce Silverstein, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp, Brancusi & Duchamp: The Art of Dialogue at Kasmin, New York
Closed
20 September–22 December 2018 Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp Brancusi & Duchamp: The Art of Dialogue Kasmin, 515 West 27th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Brancusi, Pioneer of American Minimalism  at Kasmin, New York
Closed
7 May–10 July 2015 Brancusi Pioneer of American Minimalism Kasmin, 515 West 27th Street, New York

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