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Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev , was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York 's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy. Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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b. 1968, Hungary

Rita Ackermann Biography

The opposing impulses of creation and destruction mark the touchstone of the Hungarian-born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann's practice, which continues to evolve and manifest itself in the shift from representation to abstraction.

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Ackermann's compositions occupy a space between the figurative and the abstract, where human forms simultaneously disappear and re-emerge. In a series titled Chalkboard Paintings, large-scale compositions on canvas were primed with chalkboard paint, on which washes of white chalk and green and blue pigments were applied. These Abstract Expressionist-like works are reminiscent of actual chalkboards in a classroom, covered with unintentional erasures and marks, yet they have been conceptually executed by multiple deletions of figurative drawings and landscapes. By way of these gestures, the revenant outline of the erased drawings often emerges into the foreground. The final picture is a record of these movements.

Rita Ackermann Featured Artworks

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Mama Safe Crossing by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannMama Safe Crossing, 2019 Oil, pigment, acrylic, grease pencil and pastel on canvas
170.2 x 170.2 cm
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Water Lily Blues II by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannWater Lily Blues II, 2018 Acrylic, oil, pigment, pastel, chalk and spray paint on canvas
167.6 x 198.1 x 3.8 cm
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Contours in Prime Color Field by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannContours in Prime Color Field, 2018–2019 Oil on canvas
119.4 x 203.2 x 3.8 cm
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Night Fall by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannNight Fall, 2018 Acrylic, pigment, pastel, spray paint and chalk on canvas
203.2 x 119.4 cm
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Strokes of Disappearance by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannStrokes of Disappearance, 2018 Acrylic and oil on linen
127 x 152.4 cm
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Mama by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannMama, 2018 Acrylic, grease pencil and oil on canvas
190.5 x 165.1 cm
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Sister by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannSister, 2018 Acrylic, oil, pastel and pigment on canvas
198.1 x 167.6 cm
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Vagabonds by Rita Ackermann contemporary artwork
Rita AckermannVagabonds, 2018 Acrylic, oil, pastel on canvas
198.1 x 167.6 cm
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Rita Ackermann Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Material Actions at Hauser & Wirth, St. Moritz
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7 July–8 September 2019 Group Exhibition Material Actions Hauser & Wirth, St. Moritz
Contemporary art exhibition, Rita Ackermann, Brother and Sister at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
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17 January–2 March 2019 Rita Ackermann Brother and Sister Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Surface Work at Victoria Miro, London
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11 April–16 June 2018 Group Exhibition Surface Work Victoria Miro, Mayfair, London

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Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show Related Press Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show The Guardian : 15 April 2018

There are certain shows that change one's sense of art. Surface Work is one of them. Spread across two sites, it is nothing less than an anthology of abstract painting spanning an entire century, from early constructivism to post-digital sampling, in which every work holds its own and every work is by a woman. This is a rare and historic event....

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