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Culture Watch: NMWA highlights selected exhibitions by women artists around the country and internationally.
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APR 12–AUG 03 2014
This exhibition encompasses Isa Genzken’s work in all media, produced over the past four decades. Despite her influence on an international array of sculptors working today, the breadth of her achievements—which include provocative assemblages, paintings, photographs, collages, artist’s books, performances, films, and public sculptures—has remained obscure in the United States, and many of the works in this exhibition will be on view in Chicago for the first time.
MAR 27–JUN 15 2014
One of the leading figures in China’s younger generation of artists working in new media, Chen Qiulin (b. 1975) explores the social impact of China’s rapid urban development through video installations. Filmed through the lens of her personal experience, the installations articulate tensions that have resulted from the unprecedented emergence of China as an international superpower in the last four decades.
NOV 21 2013–MAY 18 2014
Yto Barrada combines the strategies of documentary with a metaphoric approach to imagery in her photographic, film, and sculptural work. Art and artifacts portray the rich visual and cinematic culture of her hometown, as well as the social and political realities that have shaped Morocco. Her artistic practice also involves engaging her local community with its own cultural history.
SEP 04 2013–JUL 31 2014
This exhibition of paintings and photographs reflects Diane Burko’s interest in extreme landscapes and her ability to transform visual and technical data into dynamic views of some of the most sublime landscapes on earth. For over 40 years, Burko has traveled, taking pictures and making sketches of volcanoes, hot spring fissures, glaciers, mountains, and rain forests in order to paint these landscapes in her Philadelphia studio.
MAR 15–AUG 17 2014
The exhibition shows an intimate sonnet to urban transit through the photography of Kathy Sherman Suder with the culmination of more than six years of photographing people riding the subways of London, New York, and Tokyo. On Suder’s confined stage, private and public collide, everyone watches each other, and love, friendship, and solitude play out in constant entertaining charge.
JUL 13 2013–JUN 08 2014
Born in India and based in New York City, artist Rina Banerjee (b. 1963) draws on her background as a scientist and her experience as an immigrant. Her richly textured works complicate the role of objects as representations of cultures and invite viewers to share her fascination in materials. By juxtaposing organic and plastic objects, she concocts fairytale worlds that are both enticing and subtly menacing.
JAN 25–MAY 11 2014
The exhibition explores the timeless act of painting through the work of two artists separated by 100 years and nearly 4,000 miles: JMW Turner (1775–1851) and Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011).