A l'heure de l'observatorire/ Lex Amoureux, 1934


Curators: Noriko Fuku & John Jacob

Upcoming venues:

Casa das Mudas - Center for Arts
Madeira Island, Portugal
December 18, 2009 – April 24, 2010

National Art Center
Tokyo, Japan
July 14 – September 13, 2010

The National Museum of Art
Osaka, Japan
September 28 – November 14, 2010

Curator: Wendy Grossman

The Phillips Collection
Washington DC
October 10, 2009 – January 10. 2010

University of New Mexico Art Museum
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 6, 2010-May 30, 2010

University of Virginia Art Museum
Charlottesville, Virginia
August 7 – October 10, 2010

University of British Columbia
Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver, British Columbia
October 29, 2010 – January 23, 2011




June 18 - September 11, 2006

National Gallery of Art, Washington
West Building, Outer Tier and Central Gallery
February 19, 2006 - May 14, 2006
Overview: Dada, one of the crucially significant movements of the historical avant-garde, was born in the heart ofEurope in the midst of World War I. In the wake of that brutal conflict, Dadaists raucously challenged tradition, and art-making was changed forever.
The most comprehensive museum exhibition of Dada art ever mounted in the United States, Dada features painting, sculpture, photography, film, collage, and readymades emerging in six cities: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, and Paris. The exhibition presents many of the most influential figures in the history of modernism, as well as others less known, including Tristan Tzara, Hans Arp, Sophie Taeuber, Hans Richter, Hannah Höch, Raoul Hausmann, George Grosz, John Heartfield, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, and Marcel Duchamp.

Man Ray in the Age of Electricity

Heckscher Museum of Art , Huntington NY
May 20, 2006 - August 13, 2006

Electricity came into widespread use in the first decades of the twentieth century revolutionizing all aspects of society. Individuals in vastly different fields started to develop ways to employ this remarkable new resource. In the case of the Dada and Surrealist artist Man Ray (1890-1976), he used electricity in the 1920s and later in two new types of photographs: solarized images and rayographs. Solarized images were made by turning the electric lights on briefly in the darkroom as the negatives or photographs developed, creating a halo effect around the person or object portrayed. An ethereal, other-worldly feeling is projected. Rayographs were created by placing objects on light-sensitive paper and turning on the lights. The images look like x-rays. These two new art forms were so original, startling and compelling that they continue to amaze viewers today. This exhibition will focus on Man Ray’s solarized images and rayographs. Approximately 40 to 45 photographs will be presented in this special exhibition. A scholarly brochure will accompany the show. The exhibition runs from May 20 to August 13, 2006.

Man's Men: Portraits by Man RayMay 2 - June 30, 2006

Zabriskie Gallery 41 East 57th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(between Park Ave. and Madison Ave. in Midtown Manhattan)


    Past venues:

    Curators: Noriko Fuku & John Jacob

    Museo Coleccions ICO
    Madrid, Spain
    May – August 2007

    Sede Fundacion Caixa Galicia
    A Coruna, Spain
    October 2007 – January 2008

    Pincotheque de Paris
    Paris, France
    May – June 2008

    Martin-Gropius Bau
    Berlin, Germany
    June – August 2008

    MAN_Museo d’Arte Provincia
    Nuoro, Sardinia
    October 2008 – January 2009

    Fotomuseum den Haag
    Museum of Photography the Hague
    The Netherlands
    January – April 2009


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Last updated - Oct.17, 2009

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