A Global Exchange: Geometric Abstraction Since 1950
November 8, 2014-January 4, 2015
A Global Exchange presents an important collection of over fifty works of geometric abstraction from the collection of MACBA –Museum of Contemporary Art in Buenos Aires- that trace the evolution of this movement in Europe and America over the last 60 years. The exhibition includes works by artists such a Manuel Espinosa, Juan Melé, Kenneth Noland, Alexander Liberman, and Carlos Cruz-Diez. Curated by Joe Houston.
Wang Qingsong: ADinfinitum
November 8, 2014-January 18, 2015
Wang Qingsong is considered one of China's most innovative contemporary artists. He turned from painting to photography in the
late 1990s, and currently works in documentary, staged and scroll photography, computer-generated images and sculpture.
ADinfinitum features large scale photographic masterpieces which show the earthshaking changes occurring in contemporary China,
and the contradictions and problems brought about by this rapid transition. Curated by Professor Lidu Yi.
25 Sq. inches The Faces of the Permanent Collection
October 1, 2014 - April 5, 2015
As one of the most scrutinized and depicted subjects, the human face is perhaps the most important theme in the history of art. The
face has perpetually captivated and inspired artists and artisans. From ancient Egypt to the Renaissance, from photography to Pop
Art, man's fascination with the face is eternal. Drawn from the permanent collection of the Frost Art Museum. Curated by Klaudio
Rodríguez. For more info click here
A Wolfsonian Teaching Exhibition:
Koizumi Kishio—Remembering Tokyo
October 1, 2014-January 11, 2015
The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 was the worst natural disaster ever to strike Japan. Using art as a social record, the woodblock
print artist Koizumi Kishio (1893-1945) produced this famous art series between 1928 and 1940. These works are fond memories of
the old imperial capital, as well as his accounts of the resurrection of Tokyo. Curated by Professor Lidu Yi.
Deep Blue by Javier Velasco
February 27, 2013 – Remainder of 2014
Spanish multi-media artist has been commissioned to do a site-specific work in the atrium of the Frost Art Museum. He used fused glass to create beautiful works that are allegories to the ephemeral, and speak to the fragility of nature and the environmental concerns of today.
OTHER THINGS TO SEE
The Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery
The Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery allows visitors to experience interactive activities designed to educate and entertain. This state-of-the-art Discovery Gallery consists of 13 stations including the computer-based display, Picture Yourself, where a camera takes an image of a person’s face and reproduces it on a touch screen. Participants can then trace the contours of the face with their fingers and print the finished product. The Kenan-Flagler Discovery Gallery is possible due to the support of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust was established in 1965 from the estate of William Rand Kenan, Jr., who was born in Wilmington in 1872 and graduated from UNC in 1894. Kenan was a scientist, chemical and mechanical engineer, business executive, dairy farmer and philanthropist.