Hirschl & Adler Galleries has lent several important works of art by Winold Reiss (1886–1953) to the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute's summer exhibition, Roaring Into the Future: New York, 1925–35, focusing on how the Empire State modernized America. If you are in the Utica area, please visit.
Organized in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, HOME—So Different, So Appealing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present who have used the deceptively simple idea of "home" as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in the hemisphere. Spanning seven decades and covering art styles from Pop Art and Conceptualism to “anarchitecture” and “autoconstrucción,” the artists featured in this show explore one of the most basic social concepts by which individuals, families, nations, and regions understand themselves in relation to others. In the process, their work also offers an alternative narrative of postwar and contemporary art.
June 11, 2017–October 15, 2017
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago at the Museum of Latin American Art, curated by Dr. Tatiana Flores, offers a reading of twenty-first century artistic production of the Caribbean that employs the archipelago as an analytical framework. The exhibition focuses, first and foremost, on locating thematic continuities in the art of the Caribbean islands. Through the trope of the archipelago, Relational Undercurrents challenges the understanding of the Caribbean as discontinuous, isolated, hermetic, and beyond comprehension. The exhibition is divided into four thematic sections; Conceptual Mappings, Perpetual Horizons, Landscape Ecologies and Representational Acts and features work by artists who have informed and shaped those themes. The exhibition includes painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and performance.
September 16, 2017–January 28, 2018
Congratulations to the artist, composer, poet and philosopher Frank Walter (1926–2009) and the tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda for their stunning national pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.
Consisting of over 150 artworks by Walter alongside his writings, photographs and other ephemera, the installation showcases the complex life, mind and identity of this enigmatic Caribbean artist. Walter is best known for his gem-like Antiguan landscapes painted on 4 x 3 inch endsheets of Polaroid film cartridges, but also for his cosmic visions, innovative abstractions and genre scenes, both poignant and whimsical, on found pieces of cardboard. Upon his death, a 25,000-page memoir and hundreds of hours of recordings were recovered from his remote hilltop cabin perched high above the island’s Ding-a-Ding Nook.
A mere eight years later, tucked away in the heart of Venice’s picturesque Dorsoduro neighborhood, the artist’s trusted typewriter and a lush tropical garden round out the most immersive treatment to date of Walter’s rich and varied legacy. Hirschl & Adler is proud to represent the Walter family in their effort to shed light on this heretofore unseen Caribbean master.