The Critical Edge II, 2015
Format of original photography: digital
Photographer: Kerry Ryan McFate
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public selected Tuesday from February 28 through April 25, with a specially scheduled presentation on Thursday, May 25.
Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online atwww.themodern.org/programs/lectures
. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies).
Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.
Richard Tuttle, often identified as a critical figure in the evolution of Conceptual and Minimalist art, has throughout his long and industrious career created a particularly varied body of work that actually eludes historical or stylistic categorization. Tuttle’s conviction to the contemporary, rather than the past or future, makes his every move unpredictable and as such, rejuvenating. It is understandable that his influence, while allusive, has been sought by every generation since his pioneering 1975 solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art curated by Marcia Tucker, who later founded the New Museum.
For this Tuesday Evenings presentation, Richard Tuttle discusses new work as seen in a few recent exhibitions, including Richard Tuttle: The Critical Edge at The Met Fifth Avenue;Richard Tuttle: 26 at Pace Gallery; Richard Tuttle at de Hallen Haarlem in the Netherlands; and Richard Tuttle: to The Night Sky of Lima at Museo de Arte de Lima. This new work, like that of the past, reflects the artist’s commitment to materials, his poetic approach to making art, and ultimately his faith in the fragility and beauty of the world.
Richard Tuttle, living and working in Mount Desert, Maine; Abiquiu, New Mexico; and New York, has been the subject of numerous major solo exhibitions, including a major traveling retrospective organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005. In 2014, he exhibited in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and, simultaneously, London’s Whitechapel Gallery presented Richard Tuttle: I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language. Tuttle’s work has been featured in renowned international group exhibitions, including several Venice Biennales and Documenta exhibitions. He was the Artist in Residence at the Getty Research Institute in 2012/2013. In 2016 to 2017 he has had the above mentioned solo exhibitions in addition to several group exhibitions from New York to Edinburgh.
Thursday, May 25
Doug Aitken, artist, and Philippe Vergne, Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, are in conversation as artist and curator in conjunction with Doug Aitken: Electric Earth.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107