previews

  • “When Time Began to Rant and Rage: Figurative Painting from 20th-Century Ireland”

    Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
    2155 Center Street
    September 15–December 15, 1999

    With the uncertain exception of Jack Yeats, brother of the poet, few of the forty-plus artists in “When Time Began” (organized for Berkeley by James Steward, director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art) will be familiar to most Americans. But the current fascination with the body and attention to the geographical and mental margins of mainstream cultures may have provided the conceptual frame for a belated appreciation of modern Irish figurative painting. The complete catalogue includes an introduction by Steward and nine additional essays. Feb. 10–May 1; travels to Grey Art Gallery, New York, May 25–July 24; Barbican Art Gallery, London, Sept. 15–Dec. 15.