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12 Trends Defining This Season’s Art-Museum Shows | ARTnews

12 Trends Defining This Season’s Art-Museum Shows

Where to find the major retrospectives, provocative theme shows, and dazzling art-selfie destinations of the spring 2014 season

The 2014 season has begun. While popular shows of artists like MagritteHopper, and Carrie Mae Weems continue their travels, dozens of new exhibitions devoted to modern and contemporary art are opening across the country. Here are some observations:

You say you want a revolution? It’s an explosion of Early Modernism

The season starts with a bang at the Guggenheim, where “Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe” tells the fast-paced story of the brash Italian vanguard. Cubism is in the spotlight at the MFA Houston, the only U.S. stop for a huge Braque survey. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Museum of Art showcases the revolutionary spirit of German Expressionism, MoMA unveils Gauguin’s rare prints and transfer drawings, and Matisse is at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor.

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U.S. museums are going (more) global

With Braque, MoMA’s massive Sigmar Polke retrospective, and the Whitney’s upcoming Koons show, some Big Boys of Western art are in the limelight.

And so are Venice Biennale standouts Laure ProuvostPawel AlthamerCamille HenrotRoberto Cuoghi, and Ragnar Kjartansson (all at the New Museum), Austrian nonagenarian self-portraitist Maria Lassnig (MoMA PS1), Jesper Just (Des Moines Art Center), along with other major international figures including Lygia Clark, who’s getting a retrospective at MoMA, Mithu Sen and Imran Qureshi (both showing at the Broad Art Museum at MSU), Nalini Malani (Asia Society), Rirkrit Tiravanija (Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth), Ernesto Neto (Aspen Art Museum), Michael Snow(Philadelphia Museum of Art), and Robin Rhode (Neuberger Museum).

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