The Museum of Modern Art currently has several shows entering their final weeks. Most notably, perhaps, is the Jeff Wall photography retrospective, up until May 13. Wall has been working since the mid-1970s and creates formally complex compositions that, in some respects, hearken back to epic narrative painting. Since the 1990s Wall has also utilized digital technologies to manipulate his images. See the exhibition website here.
Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (Close-Up, Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us) has a video installation entitled Five (2004) in The Yoshiko and Akio Morita Media Gallery, on the second floor, through May 28. Kiarostami was recently given a film retrospective at MoMA, don’t miss the chance to see this master film and video maker in the gallery!
Finally, Comic Abstraction is on view until June 11, a show of 13 artists pushing the boundaries and redefining the abstract tradition via the use of comics and other popular imagery. See the exhibition’s rather flashy (literally folks) site here.
Of course, there’s much, much more to see. Go to Moma.org for the full skinny.
Posted by: Ian M.