Exhibition presents rarely seen holographic works by several major artists

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Thursday, April 18, 2024


Exhibition presents rarely seen holographic works by several major artists
Ed Ruscha, The End #1, 1998/2007. Silver-halide film laminated to glass, 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches (27.3 x 34.9 cm). Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery. Photo: Dean Randazzo.



NEW YORK, NY.- In conjunction with the Museum-wide summer exhibition “Ghosts in the Machine,” the New Museum is presenting “Pictures from the Moon” in the Lobby Gallery, which features a focused selection of holograms from the 1960s to the present by several leading, contemporary artists. The 1960s ushered in new technologies and new frontiers for image production. The development of laser technology in 1962 enabled the creation of holograms that displayed three-dimensional images on a two-dimensional surface. Artists were drawn to holography, hailed as a medium of the future that turned space inside out, for its spatial, volumetric, and sequential qualities, and to the creative possibilities it offered in contrast to photography, film, and early video. “Pictures from the Moon”—its title inspired by photographs of earth taken by astronauts on the first mission to the moon that also expanded our way of seeing—celebrates an alternative history of virtually unknown images by artists experimenting on the edge of visual technology.

“Pictures from the Moon: Artists’ Holograms 1969–2008” is on view from July 5 September 30, 2012, and is curated by Jenny Moore, Assistant Curator.

One of the earliest pioneers in the holographic medium is Bruce Nauman, whose holograms from the late 1960s furthered the physical manipulations and explorations of the body as a medium that he was conducting at the time. Nauman produced two sets of holograms between 1968 and 1969. The second set displays his body compressed, coerced, and contorted into the picture plane. “Pictures from the Moon” will include Nauman’s Hologram H from the “Second Hologram Series: Full Figure Poses (A-J)” (1969), marking one of the first times this work has been shown in New York.

A surprising number of established artists soon followed with experimentations in holography that have continued over the last four decades. Artists as diverse as Louise Bourgeois, Eric Orr, Ed Ruscha, and James Turrell have all made holographic works that draw on the medium’s ability to replicate threedimensionality and deep space to expand upon themes they so successfully mined in other formats. The haunting, domestic objects and sinister interiors that define Bourgeois’s work appear wholly present in her untitled holograms from 1998. In Ed Ruscha’s series of holograms produced the same year, the phrase “The End” floats at various depths in the picture plane, set against animated lines scratched into a celluloid surface, and offering a new twist on the interplay between text, landscape, and spatial representation for which Ruscha is known. Eric Orr and James Turrell, in whose works light and space function as artistic mediums, both created holograms that synthesize color, shape, illumination, and form. Turrell, who has made an extensive body of holographic work and who continues to work in the medium pushing it forward into challenging new realms, produced the largest and most recent hologram in the exhibition.

In this current age of techno-dependency, “Pictures from the Moon” offers a view of the persistent attempts by artists to wrest something more from technology than that for which it was invented. As advancements in 3-D technologies are demonstrated in new formats of television and film production, the enduring hologram continues to mesmerize by expanding the artistic and visual fields that lay before our eyes.










Today's News

August 19, 2012

Exhibition of funerary items found in pre-Inca priestess' tomb opens at museum in Peru

Exhibition presents rarely seen holographic works by several major artists

The Columbia Museum of Art showcases Modern & Contemporary art from the collection

Rarely seen Pablo Picasso portrait goes on display at the National Gallery in London

Tiffany's love of nature inspires exhibition from the Chrysler Museum of Art's collection

"India: Art Now" is the biggest exhibition in Danish art museum Arken's history

Ruby Rumie's multimedia proposal comprised of photography, video and painting opens at NH Galeria

1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car brings $11 million at RM's Friday Monterey sale

Original artwork by da Vinci, Warhol, Picasso, more to be sold by Universallive.com

Harvard University's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts to celebrate 50th anniversary in May 2013

Art Greenwich to offer a kaleidoscope of culture from the 20th and 21st century this September

hpgrp Gallery in New York announces exhibition "Views of Life" curated by Reiko Tomii

"A Taste for Spoons from the Collection of Nora and Norman Stevens" at the Fuller Craft Museum

Kenneth Foster, Executive Director at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, to take new position at USC

Solo exhibition by Jane Rosen, titled "Full Circle", opens at Cynthia-Reeves New England

Fruitlands Museum opens "Visceral Murmurs" exhibition

Bar-Tur Photography Award exhibition set to open at Paradise Row

La Salle University Art Museum to present exhibition of drawings and sculpture by Howard Tran

Noted Duke Ellington archivist Kuebler dies in New Jersey




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful