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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, Florida 33161
305-893-6211
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
Sunday Noon – 5pm
Monday Closed
Last Friday of the Month 7pm – 10pm
$5 Adults
$3 Students and Seniors
Free for children under 12 and North Miami residents
By donation on Tuesday

MoCA in North Miami opened its 23,000 square foot building in February 1996 and shows around 10 exhibitions each year. The museum’s permanent collection is comprised of over 400 works, including artists such as John Baldessari, Dan Flavin, Dennis Oppenheim, Gabriel Orozco and Raymond Pettibon.

Recent and upcoming exhibitions of note:
Karen Kilimnik
September 7 – November 11, 2007
Jorge Pardo
December 4, 2007 – March 2, 2008
Enoc Perez
December 6, 2007 – March 22, 2008