Select Terra Foundation-supported Exhibitions across the Globe

Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art firsthand, the Terra Foundation supports exhibitions that increase the understanding and appreciation of the historical art of the United States. Open this fall, the following exhibitions have been reaching diverse audiences across the globe and stimulating new conversations around American art.

Anni Albers at Tate Modern (London)

Co-presented by Tate Modern and K20 (Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf), this retrospective of Anni Albers (1899–1994)—an often-overlooked textile artist, designer, educator, and writer—assembles her most important works to explore and re-define her contributions to twentieth-century art and design. This exhibition presents more than 350 objects, ranging from Albers’s significant works of woven art (which she called ‘pictorial weavings’) to large wall-hangings and the textiles she designed for mass production, as well as her later prints and drawings. Open through January 27, 2019. https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/anni-albers

The Essential Duchamp at Tokyo National Museum

The first comprehensive monograph on Marcel Duchamp in the Asia-Pacific region, this exhibition introduces audiences to his work through the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), which holds the largest and most significant collection of Duchamp’s art and archives in the world. The exhibition features important early works—including Chocolate Grinder (No. 2) (1914)—that have never traveled to Japan, Korea, or Australia, where the exhibition will tour, as well as key works such as Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) (1912). Additionally, each partner venue will each adapt the core presentation within the context of their own collections—in Tokyo, for example, Rediscovering Japan through Duchamp considers the parallels between Duchamp’s artistic vision and a selection of works from the Tokyo National Museum’s collection. Currently on view in Tokyo (through December 9), the exhibition will travel to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, in Seoul, South Korea (December 22, 2018–April 7, 2019), and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia (April 27–Aug 11 2019). https://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_free_page/index.php?id=1915&lang=en

John Singer Sargent at Nationalmuseum (Stockholm, Sweden)

John Singer Sargent marks the first exhibition of the artist’s work in Sweden. Sargent and his work remain largely unknown in Scandinavia, although artists from the region were an inspiration to him. Showcasing the full scope of his artistic production—including portraits such as A Parisian Beggar Girl, from the Terra Foundation collection, charcoal drawings, landscapes, and genre paintings—this exhibition also celebrates the reopening of the Nationalmuseum, which closed in 2013 for major renovations. Open through January 13, 2019. https://www.nationalmuseum.se/en/utst%C3%A4llningar/john-singer-sargent

Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. at National Gallery Singapore

With its radical reduction of form and renegotiation of the relationship between the object and its environment, Minimalism had a profound influence not only on visual art, but also on the performing arts, literature, fashion, architecture, and interior design. Considering Minimalist art from multiple points of origin—from New York and the US West Coast to Japan, Korea, Europe, and Australia—this exhibition explores the art movement’s impact in Southeast Asia and beyond, from the 1950s to the present day. Featured artists include Mark Rothko (USA, 1903–1970), Donald Judd (USA, 1928–1994), Yayoi Kusama (Japan, 1929– ), Charlotte Posenenske (Germany, 1930–1985), Lee Ufan (Korea/Japan 1936– ), Olafur Eliasson (Denmark/Iceland, 1967– ), Anish Kapoor (India/UK 1954– ), Ai Weiwei (China, 1957– ), and Po Po (Myanmar, 1957– ), as well as Singaporean artists Kim Lim (1936–1997) and Tang Da Wu (1943– ). Opens November 16; on view through April 14, 2019. https://www.nationalgallery.sg/exhibitions/minimalism-space-light-object

Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit at Heard Museum (Phoenix, Arizona)

“Yua” comes from the Native Alaskan Yup’ik language, referring to the spiritual interconnectedness of all living things.  Combining Native Alaskan masks and drawings alongside original works by Henri Matisse, this one-of-a-kind exhibition highlights the unexpected relationship between the renowned French artist and the Native Alaskan culture that inspired him, illustrating the complex cultural exchanges of the twentieth-century world. Open through February 3, 2019. https://matisse.heard.org/

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