Special Exhibitions in Need of Funding
Funding helps offset the costs of loan fees, public programs, installation, and catalogue production. Below are exhibitions in need of funding.
Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting
October 9, 2015–January 6, 2016
This major retrospective exhibition—the first in the United States in more than 35 years and the most comprehensive ever mounted—will showcase the pioneering work of Italian artist Alberto Burri (1915–95). Exploring the beauty and complexity of Burri’s oeuvre, the exhibition will position the artist as a central and singular protagonist of post–World War II art.
Photo-Poetics: An Anthology
November 20, 2015–March 23, 2016
This group exhibition and its accompanying catalogue will examine an important new trend in contemporary photography, offering an opportunity to define the concerns of a younger generation of artists and contextualize their work within the history of art and visual culture.
Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better
February 5–April 20, 2016
For more than three decades, Peter Fischli (b. 1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) collaborated to create a unique oeuvre that brilliantly exploits humor, banality, and a keen rethinking of the readymade to realign our view of the world. Peter Fischli David Weiss: A Retrospective will offer the most thorough investigation of their joint production to date, revealing the ways they juxtaposed the spectacular and the ordinary in order to celebrate the sheer triviality of everyday life, while creating an open-ended interrogation of temporality, visual culture, and the nature of existence itself.
Moholy-Nagy: Future Present
The first comprehensive retrospective of the work of László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) to appear in the United States in nearly fifty years, this long overdue presentation will reveal a utopian artist who believed that art could work hand-in-hand with technology for the betterment of humanity. The exhibition will present an unparalleled opportunity to examine the career of this pioneering artist and designer, who was also an influential teacher at the Bauhaus, a prolific writer, and later the founder of Chicago’s Institute of Design.
October 2016–January 2017
This exhibition traces the career of Agnes Martin (1912–2004), one of the preeminent American painters of the twentieth century, from her early experiments of the 1950s through her mature oeuvre and final paintings, making it the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work since her death in 2004.