• Vase of Flowers, 1927.

    Vase of Flowers, 1927.

    Jean Fautrier

    Harvard Art Museums
    32 Quincy Street
    July 16, 2013–July 20, 2003

    Haggerty Museum of Art
    1234 W Tory Hill St Marquette University
    September 19–December 29, 2002

    Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
    615 W. 129th Street 6th Floor
    January 28–March 29, 2003

    Curated by Curtis L. Carter and Karen Butler

    Jean Fautrier’s art has always been a matter of taste, and his often seemed pretty bad, down to the snakeskin shoes he famously wore to the opening of his war-inspired “Hostage” series. Some critics argue that the later paintings’ flirtation with kitsch is deliberate. Now we have a chance to judge for ourselves with this long-overdue first US retrospective. Organized by Haggerty Museum director Curtis L. Carter and Karen Butler of Columbia University, the exhibition surveys Fautrier’s forty-year career and is accompanied by a catalogue with contributions by the curators, along with Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, and Rachel Perry.

  • Pierre Huyghe and Phillippe Parreno, The Ann Lee Project, 2002.

    Pierre Huyghe and Phillippe Parreno, The Ann Lee Project, 2002.

    No Ghost, Just a Shell: The Ann Lee Project

    Stuart Hall Library, Iniva
    16 John Islip St
    January 1–January 1, 2001

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
    151 Third Street
    December 14, 2002–April 16, 2003

    Kunsthalle Zurich
    Limmatstrasse 270
    July 17, 2013–October 27, 2002

    Curated by Beatrix Ruf

    Poor Ann Lee. Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno purchased the manga-in-waiting from a Japanese clearinghouse. Because she was so simply drawn, they got her on the cheap. That price was also a reflection of her place in the anime food chain: Ann was never meant to survive her adventures. Now she’s been condemned to a different fate. Once they got Ann home, her adoptive fathers invited friends Liam Gillick and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster over to have their way with her. Records of these play dates—paintings, neon works, even rugs—make up this show organized by Kunsthalle Zürich director Beatrix Ruf.