Terry Adkins, Donald Judd Exhibitions Open Spring 2018 At ICA Miami
February 5, 2018 - Broadway World
This spring, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) will mount major solo exhibitions for Terry Adkins and Donald Judd, alongside an exhibition of works by Francis Alÿs, a tribute to Walter Darby Bannard, and a commissioned project by emerging artist Diamond Stingily. Highlighting experimental practices from 1959 to present day, ICA Miami's spring exhibitions reflect the museum's commitment to advancing scholarship on artists at all stages of their careers.
The season kicks off in April with the first museum presentation devoted to many never-before-seen paintings from 1959 to 1961 by Donald Judd, who is most often associated with objects. This unprecedented exhibition offers a renewed perspective on Judd's work through an understudied aspect of his creative output. Donald Judd: Paintings will be followed by the May opening of Terry Adkins, marking the first major posthumous survey of the artist. Emphasizing his contributions to the medium of sculpture, the exhibition traces three decades of the artist's readymades, monuments, and sculpture, restaging iconic as well as lesser-known series by the artist.
Alongside these major exhibitions, ICA Miami's spring program will feature early paintings by Walter Darby Bannard, who died in 2016. Recognized for his impact on Color Field painting, Bannard was influential in the South Florida community as a professor at the University of Miami. For her first solo museum presentation in ICA Miami's signature project space dedicated to providing emerging artists with a museum platform, Diamond Stingily will create a new, largescale, labyrinthian installation. Additionally, there will be an exhibition of works by renowned conceptual artist Francis Alÿs anchored by two recent acquisitions gifted generously to the museum's permanent collection by South Florida-based collectors Nancy and Stanley Singer.
"ICA Miami's spring exhibitions embody our commitment to bringing a range of artistic voices and ideas to the fore, and to expanding scholarship on understudied and emerging bodies of work," said Ellen Salpeter, Director of ICA Miami. "Judd and Adkins have each made an indelible mark on contemporary art that is critical to understanding its evolution, while Bannard's influence on Color Field painting and Alÿs' work addressing issues of geopolitical and social conflict in urban environments both merit renewed attention. New work by Diamond Stingily represents the output of the current generation of young artists whose work builds on their contributions. When visiting the museum this spring, audiences will have the opportunity to experience a spectrum of voices influencing contemporary artistic discourse, not just through artists working today, but through their 20th-century predecessors."
Alex Gartenfeld, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, added, "The spring exhibitions feature works by five groundbreaking artists whose practices span the post-war period to the present. We are proud that the museum is able to represent and shed new light on some of the most important voices in contemporary at in Miami."
Following below is ICA Miami's spring 2018 exhibition schedule:
Walter Darby Bannard
April 26, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Ground Floor Galleries
ICA Miami pays tribute to the unheralded influence of American abstract painter Walter Darby Bannard, who is recognized for his participation in the Color Field Painting movement and his prescient minimalism, as well as for his important cultural leadership in Miami.
Bringing together five of Bannard's seminal paintings from 1959-1962, the exhibition surveys the early portion of his career defined by single-image paintings with hard-edged geometric shapes and complex explorations of color and surface.
Originally from New England, Bannard lived and worked in New York in the 1960s, where he participated in a number of seminal exhibitions. Alongside peers such as Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, and Larry Poons, he helped give shape to a pivotal moment for American abstract painting. He subsequently served as chairman of the University of Miami's art and art history department, and taught there for nearly three decades.
Walter Darby Bannard is curated by ICA Miami Curator of Programs Gean Moreno.
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