Go See – Vienna: Cy Twombly Retrospective 'Sensations of the Moment' at Museum Moderner Kunst Until October 11

June 26th, 2009

Cy Twomly, Sensations of the Moment at MUMOK
A view of the Cy Twombly retrospective at MUMOK.

A retrospective of Cy Twombly’s work is currently showing, for the first time in Austria, at Museum Moderner Kunst [MUMOK].  On view until October 11, the exhibition includes 200 pieces, ranging in medium from photography to painting, sculpture to drawing, as well as graphic works.  The exhibition, curated by Achim Hochdorfer, features works drawn mostly from private holdings.

Related links:
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First Retrospective for Cy Twombly in Austria at Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna [Artdaily]
Cy Twombly – Sensations of the Moment – Restrospective [FineArtPublicity]
Cy Twombly’s Masterpieces Inaugurate Abbott Galleries for Special Exhibitions [FAD]
Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK) opens First Retrospective for Cy Twombly in Austria [Art Knowledge News]

Cy Twombly, Sensations of the Moment at MUMOK
Another look at Cy Twombly’s ‘Sensations of the Moment,’ at MUMOK.

‘Sensations of the Moment’ includes famous Twombly works as well as new pieces never before exhibited.  Twombly first became famous for his large-format paintings, influenced by classical mythology and poetics.  In contrast, his photos often reference his other works: for example,  Studio Gaeta (with Bacchus Paintings), below, makes use of the Twombly’s Bacchus paintings, hanging at the back of the studio.  The retrospective at MUMOK seeks especially to showcase Twombly’s little-known, continual work in photography since his time at Black Mountain College.

Cy Twombly, Still Life (Black Mountain College)
Cy Twombly, Studio Gaeta (with Bacchus Paintings)
Cy Twombly, Miramare-By the Sea
Cy Twombly, Flowers II
Above, four photos by Cy Twombly, at MUMOK.  From top, Still Life at Black Mountain College; Studio Gaeta (with Bacchus Paintings); Miramare – By the Sea; and Flowers II.

Born in 1928, Cy Twombly studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and at Virginia’s Washington and Lee University.  Twombly also spent a year at the Art Students League in New York with the late Robert Rauschenberg, with whom he later traveled, before transferring to Black Mountain College in North Carolina.  Twombly has taught at the Southern Seminary and Junior College in Buena Vista, Virginia, and currently lives in Italy.

Cy Twombly, Untitled
Cy Twombly, Untitled, at MUMOK.

Cy Twombly, Empire of Flora
Cy Twombly, Empire of Flora, at MUMOK.

Cy Twombly, Cabbages
Cy Twombly, Cabbages (bright), at MUMOK.

Cy Twombly, By the Ionian Sea
Cy Twombly, By the Ionian Sea, at MUMOK.

From his first solo exhibition at the Kootz Gallery in New York, Twombly has shown at the 1964 Venice Biennale, with additional retrospectives of his work at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Kunsthaus Zürich; the Tate Modern, London; Musée National d’art Moderne, Paris; and MOMA.  “Sensations of the Moment” is his first retrospective in Austria.

Cy Twombly, Apollo and the Artist
Cy Twombly, Apollo and the Artist, at MUMOK.

Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly, Untitled, at MUMOK.

Cy Twombly, Allesandro Twombly, Via Monserrato
Cy Twombly, Allesandro Twombly, Via Monserrato, at MOMUK.

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Cy Twombly, Untitled, at MOMUK.

Cy Twombly, Hero and Leandro (To Christopher Marlowe)
Cy Twombly, Hero and Leandro (To Christopher Marlowe), at MOMUK.

Cy Twombly, Ferragosto III
Cy Twombly, Ferragosto III, at MOMUK.

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Cy Twombly, Untitled, at MOMUK.

Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly, Untitled, at MOMUK.

Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly, Untitled, at MOMUK.

Cy Twombly, Lemons
Cy Twombly, Lemons, at MOMUK.

- Rivka Fogel

on its game active sales.(Business)

The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) January 28, 2008 ON ITS GAME The U.S. economy may be limping, but one sector went into overdrive in 2007: the video-game industry. According to market research firm NPD Group, retail sales of game hardware and software hit $17.9 billion last year, a 43 percent increase over 2006.

Hardware sales drove the surge, jumping 54 percent, and Nintendo reaped the most benefit. Americans bought 8.5 million Nintendo DS portables and 6.3 million Wii consoles, despite reported Wii shortages.

Software sales were led by Microsoft’s “Halo 3,” with more than 4.8 million copies sold. But Nintendo had a great year in software sales, too, with “Wii Play,” “Super Mario Galaxy,” “Pokemon Diamond” and “Mario Party 8″ all landing in 2007’s top 10. go to web site pokemon diamond pokedex

ACTIVE SALES The big winner in 2007 among third-party game publishers (those not named Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony) was Activision, thanks to “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare,” “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock” and continuing sales of 2006’s “Guitar Hero II.” Between the different “GH” releases on the Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStations 2 and 3, as well as the stopgap release “Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s,” the series sold “over $820 million at U.S. retail, which is a record for any single franchise in any one year,” NPD analyst Anita Frazier said. And Activision reported that “GHIII” players have downloaded 5 million copies of extra songs to play in the game since its launch in October.

Electronic Arts and MTV Games’ “Rock Band” isn’t moving those kinds of numbers, probably because the whole kit and caboodle (with drums, guitar and microphone) is so much more expensive. Still, “Rock Band” fans have downloaded 2.5 million songs since the game arrived in November. “Rock Band” best-sellers are a three-song pack of Metallica tunes and a cover of Foreigner’s “Juke Box Hero.” The publishers offer new content just about every week; this week brings three tracks from Oasis, including the modern rock staple “Wonderwall.” MTV says full albums (like the long-promised “Who’s Next”) are right around the corner.

- Lou Kesten, The Associated Press The U.S. economy may be limping, but one sector went into overdrive in 2007: the video-game industry. According to market research firm NPD Group, retail sales of game hardware and software hit $17.9 billion last year, a 43 percent increase over 2006. site pokemon diamond pokedex

Hardware sales drove the surge, jumping 54 percent, and Nintendo reaped the most benefit. Americans bought 8.5 million Nintendo DS portables and 6.3 million Wii consoles, despite reported Wii shortages.

Software sales were led by Microsoft’s “Halo 3,” with more than 4.8 million copies sold. But Nintendo had a great year in software sales, too, with “Wii Play,” “Super Mario Galaxy,” “Pokemon Diamond” and “Mario Party 8″ all landing in 2007’s top 10. The big winner in 2007 among third-party game publishers (those not named Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony) was Activision, thanks to “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare,” “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock” and continuing sales of 2006’s “Guitar Hero II.” Between the different “GH” releases on the Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStations 2 and 3, as well as the stopgap release “Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s,” the series sold “over $820 million at U.S. retail, which is a record for any single franchise in any one year,” NPD analyst Anita Frazier said. And Activision reported that “GHIII” players have downloaded 5 million copies of extra songs to play in the game since its launch in October.

Electronic Arts and MTV Games’ “Rock Band” isn’t moving those kinds of numbers, probably because the whole kit and caboodle (with drums, guitar and microphone) is so much more expensive. Still, “Rock Band” fans have downloaded 2.5 million songs since the game arrived in November. “Rock Band” best-sellers are a three-song pack of Metallica tunes and a cover of Foreigner’s “Juke Box Hero.” The publishers offer new content just about every week; last week brought three tracks from Oasis, including the modern rock staple “Wonderwall.” MTV says full albums (like the long-promised “Who’s Next”) are right around the corner.