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Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus Ocula Report Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus 14 Dec 2018 : Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein for Ocula

Retrospective 1965–2017, Beatriz González's exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (13 October 2018–6 January 2019), presents a selection of 120 works that bear witness to Colombia's political and social upheavals of the last 50 years. Throughout, the link between González's practice and the sociopolitical context it references...

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Founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie as part of the Carnegie Institute in 1895, Carnegie Museum sought to 'bring the world' to the city with a grand building housing a natural history museum, a library, and an art museum operating as a fluid space for knowledge exchange. In its 123-year history, the institution has built up a world-class...

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Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City Ocula Report Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City 8 Dec 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

The nation-state—a nation (a people) presided over by a governing body with jurisdiction over a defined territory (the state)—is either going through a renaissance or demise, depending on one's perspective. There has been talk about the nation-state's end for years—from a 2013 United States National Intelligence Council report...

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Roberto Matta

(1911 - 2002), Chile

Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren, 'Matta,' (b. 1911, Santiago, Chile; d. 2002, Civitavecchia, Italy), was born in Santiago, Chile. Matta's first one-artist exhibition was held at the Julian Levy Gallery, New York in 1940, and since that time, nearly 400 solo exhibitions of his work have been mounted, including MoMA's 1957 retrospective, which traveled to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1957) and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (1958). Matta is considered one of the great Surrealists and is widely acclaimed for his critical—and catalytic—influence on the development of Abstract Expressionism and on his contemporaries, including Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko and Robert Motherwell.

Featured Artworks

Les Témoins de l’univers by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork Roberto MattaLes Témoins de l’univers, 1948 Oil on canvas
218.5 x 296 cm
Galerie Gmurzynska
Phosphorece (Le Cube ouvert) by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork Roberto MattaPhosphorece (Le Cube ouvert), 1949 Oil on canvas
88 x 117 cm
Galerie Gmurzynska
Aldala by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork Roberto MattaAldala, 1975 bronze
Galerie Gmurzynska
La violence de la doucour by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork Roberto MattaLa violence de la doucour, 1949 oil on canvas
Galerie Gmurzynska
Ego and the I by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork Roberto MattaEgo and the I, 1946 oil on canvas
Galerie Gmurzynska
Untitled by Roberto Matta contemporary artwork Roberto MattaUntitled, 1952 Oil on canvas
Galerie Gmurzynska

Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Marcel Duchamp, Roberto Matta, MATTA | DUCHAMP at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich
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21 November 2018–31 January 2019 Marcel Duchamp, Roberto Matta MATTA | DUCHAMP Galerie Gmurzynska, Talstrasse 37, Zurich
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A Selection of Works from Galerie 1900-2000 at David Zwirner, New York
Closed
12 September–27 October 2018 Group Exhibition A Selection of Works from Galerie 1900-2000 David Zwirner, 69th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art at David Zwirner, New York
Closed
12 September–27 October 2018 Group Exhibition Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art David Zwirner, 20th Street, New York

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