previews

  • Josef Albers, Colour Study for Homage to the Square, n.d., oil on blotting paper, 16 x 12".

    Josef Albers, Colour Study for Homage to the Square, n.d., oil on blotting paper, 16 x 12".

    Josef Albers: Colored Works on Paper

    Pinakothek der Moderne
    Barer Straße 40
    December 16, 2010–March 3, 2011

    Curated by Heinz Liesbrock and Michael Semff

    To see the work of Josef Albers is to regard the transmutation of color into form; appreciating the way in which it has been achieved is another matter. This exhibition is a rare event, laying bare Albers’s meticulous—and precarious— efforts toward rendering the visual instability essential to his practice, through the presentation of some seventy studies made between the early ’40s and the late ’60s, supplemented by a catalogue with essays by Liesbrock, Semff, and Morgan Library & Museum curator Isabelle Dervaux. As have recent smaller-scale pairings of Albers’s work with that of Ken Price and Donald Judd, this exhibition will bring the subtle sensuality of Albers’s color experimentation to light.

  • Mike Kelley, Test Room Containing Multiple Stiumli Known to Elicit Curiosity and Manipulatory Responses (Full Cast), 2001, color photograph, 28 x 49".

    Mike Kelley, Test Room Containing Multiple Stiumli Known to Elicit Curiosity and Manipulatory Responses (Full Cast), 2001, color photograph, 28 x 49".

    Move: Choreographing You

    Hayward Gallery
    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
    October 13, 2010–January 9, 2011

    Haus der Kunst
    Prinzregentenstrasse 1
    February 4–May 15, 2011

    Curated by Stephanie Rosenthal

    Anyone with a fear of audience participation might be tempted to sidestep the Hayward’s autumn show. Titled with the imperative “Move,” it examines— and invites—interaction, via the lens of choreography. Unusual for an exhibition exploring the intersection of dance and art—a theme quite popular of late— “Move” puts the viewer “onstage” among installations, enacting performances from the past six decades by a variety of artists including Pablo Bronstein, Trisha Brown (whose company is in residence at Southbank Centre this fall), Tania Bruguera, Boris Charmatz, Lygia Clark, Simone Forti, Mike Kelley, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, and Tino Sehgal. In parallel, Yvonne Rainer—who famously wrote, “No to moving or being moved,” in 1965—has a film retrospective at the British Film Institute next door.