Bonnie Peterson
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Museum / Chicago
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The Institute was founded in 1971 through the initiative of art collectors Dr. Achilles and Vera Chreptowsky, and sculptors Konstantin Milonadis and Mychajlo Urban. They wanted to fill a void in the public’s understanding of nationally and internationally recognized Ukrainian artists engaged with contemporary art. Like so many independent artist organizations across the United States of the early 1970s, they emerged as an alternative exhibition venue, featuring art unsupported by large-scale mainstream art institutions. These included works by Canadian artists, Chicago artists beginning their professional careers, Ukrainian, Polish and Lithuanian artists, as well as first generation computer art, book art, fiber and ceramics. Approximately eight exhibitions were shown each year, accompanied by literary and music programs, artist workshops and programs for children. Studio space was also rented to local artists.

Today the UIMA is home to one of the world’s largest collections of Ukrainian-American abstract and minimalist works from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The UIMA collection is increasingly being recognized for its breadth and quality. Many of the artists represented have world-class reputations; their works can also be found such places as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, and the Barnes Collection.

  • A Real Woman
    Jul 15 – Aug 12, 2024
    The Gallery / Artichoke
    Various Locations, UK

    “When approaching the subject ‘A Real Woman’, I felt it crucial that this was not a question to be answered, but rather a statement to be considered. There is no single or simple definition of a woman. I hope the different perspectives presented by our artists will inspire viewers to consider the plurality of the womanhood, and thereby encourage understanding and empathy towards those whose lives are shaped differently from their own. (more…)

  • Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Cloud
    Jun 4 – Aug 4, 2024
    Art Sonje Center
    Seoul, South Korea

    Art Sonje Center is delighted to present Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Cloud, a comprehensive solo exhibition showcasing the artistic journey of Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen. Spanning two decades of his practice, this expansive exhibition explores complex layers of modernity in the postcolonial contemporary Asia. Ho’s exploration transcends geographical boundaries, delving into social, cultural, political, and economic realms across Southeast Asia and beyond. (more…)

  • Max Beckmann
    Artist / Painter
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    Max Beckmann (1884–1950) was a German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and writer. Although he is classified as an Expressionist artist, he rejected both the term and the movement. In the 1920s, he was associated with the New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit), an outgrowth of Expressionism that opposed its introverted emotionalism. (more…)

  • Georg Kussmann: FRG
    Publication
    MACK
    International

    The German dramatist Heiner Müller observed that German history lies as if smothered by a rheumatism blanket: beneath there is warmth and stagnation, just enough to give the impression all is well, while the peripheries are freezing. Georg Kussmann’s photographs in FRG were created under this metaphoric blanket. Made in the Federal Republic of Germany over a single summer, they depict everyday scenes of life, work, and leisure (more…)

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