Art News: Gus Van Sant’s Photo Exhibits, The End of Photography Art, Portland Musuem of Art Biennial & Picasso at Moma

10 May
2010

GUS VAN SANT’S PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS


Director Gus Van Sant was a hungry art student studying painting at the Rhode Island School of Design before he claimed fame with ‘Drugstore Cowboy’, ‘Good Will Hunting’ and ‘Milk’.

This month Van Sant returns to his photography roots with two exhibitions of his photography work. One which already opened at PDX Contemporary Art and the second show, opening May 16 at the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Read whole article: artbisto.

Samples of his work…

THE END OF PHOTOGRAPHY ART?

Recently the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art brought together 13 experts in the field to grapple with the question “Is Photography Over?”

Despite its taking place in SFMOMA’s auditorium, well-equipped to project images in any medium, no symposium participant showed a single picture. Scores of them hang upstairs (through June 27) in “The View From Here,” the museum’s 75th-anniversary survey of California photography. Read whole article: sfgate.

2011 PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART BIENNIAL EXHIBITION


The Portland Museum of Art is now accepting call for entries from artists for the 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial exhibition. The online submission form is available on the Museum’s website. Submissions must be made online, and the deadline is June 14, 2010.

The 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, on view from April 7–June 5, 2011, is the seventh in an ongoing series of exhibitions showcasing new work by living artists connected to the state of Maine. All artists who have spent significant time in Maine during the last two years (since January 1, 2008) are invited to submit images of their work in any medium for consideration by the jurors. Any work exhibited in our sister exhibition, the 2010 Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial, will not be eligible.

Visit Portland Museum of Art for details.

PICASSO EXHIBIT AT MOMA

This landmark exhibition featuring 300 works, is the first to focus exclusively on works by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) in the Museum’s collection. It features the Metropolitan Museum of Arts‘ complete holdings of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics by Picasso—never before seen in their entirety—as well as a selection of the artist’s prints. The Museum’s collection reflects the full breadth of the artist’s multi–sided genius as it asserted itself over the course of his long and influential career.

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