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6pm-8pm Apr 11, 2019

Opening Reception

Spring Exhibits: Neo Rauch + As If: Alternative Histories from Then to Now

Neo Rauch, //Die Eselpfleger//, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches. Courtesy the artist, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and David Zwirner © Neo Rauch, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Neo Rauch, //Die Eselpfleger//, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches. Courtesy the artist, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and David Zwirner © Neo Rauch, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Neo Rauch, //Die Eselpfleger//, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches. Courtesy the artist, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and David Zwirner © Neo Rauch, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Neo Rauch, Die Eselpfleger, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches. Courtesy the artist, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and David Zwirner © Neo Rauch, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Everyone is welcome. No RSVP needed.

Please join us April 11 for the opening reception of our spring shows: Neo Rauch: Aus dem Boden / From the Floor, and As If: Alternative Histories from Then to Now.

Image: Neo Rauch, Die Eselpfleger, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches. Courtesy the artist, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and David Zwirner © Neo Rauch, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

6PM Apr 12, 2019

Walkthrough

with Neo Rauch and Brett Littman

\\Image: Neo Rauch, //Die Eselpfleger//, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches \\Image: Neo Rauch, //Die Eselpfleger//, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches \\Image: Neo Rauch, //Die Eselpfleger//, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches


Image: Neo Rauch, Die Eselpfleger, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches


Join artist Neo Rauch and curator Brett Littman, former Executive Director of The Drawing Center, for a walk-through of the exhibition Neo Rauch: Aus dem Boden / From the Floor. Explore Rauch’s multifaceted approach to image-making and the genesis of this new exhibition. $5.00 admission.


Image: Neo Rauch, Die Eselpfleger, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches.

6:30PM Apr 18, 2019

Artist Walkthrough

with Ena Swansea

\\Image: Neo Rauch, //Die Eselpfleger//, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches \\Image: Neo Rauch, //Die Eselpfleger//, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches \\Image: Neo Rauch, //Die Eselpfleger//, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches


Image: Neo Rauch, Die Eselpfleger, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches


SeeNeo Rauch: Aus dem Boden / From the Floor. from the perspective of artist Ena Swansea, as she leads a walkthrough through the exhibition. Free Admission.


Ena Swansea attended film school at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and continually introduces elements normally associated with digital art and film to otherwise traditional painting techniques. Swansea's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally at MoMA PS1; Saatchi Gallery, London; Sammlung Falckenberg; and the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg. Her work is included in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia; Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca; Colby College Museum, Waterville, Maine; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden; Deichtorhallen Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg; and the Olbricht Collection, Berlin.


Image: Neo Rauch, Die Eselpfleger, 2013. Felt-tip pen and oil on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches.

6:30PM Apr 25, 2019

Curator Talk

with Jeff Fleming


Join us for a talk on artist Neo Rauch with Jeff Fleming, Director of the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, and co-organizer of Neo Rauch: Aus dem Boden/ From the Floor. Learn more about the exhibition’s curatorial framework.


Jeff Fleming was appointed director of the Des Moines Art Center in the fall of 2005, where he served as acting director, deputy director, senior curator, and curator since 1999. Previously, he held the position of chief curator of exhibitions at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Fleming holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and a master of fine arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. His numerous exhibition projects have focused on presenting the first one-person museum shows in the United States for younger, international artists. These artists include the American artists Tom Sachs, John Currin, Ellen Gallagher, and Tom Friedman, as well as the British artist Glenn Brown, the German artists Christian Jankowski and Anselm Reyle, and the Chinese artist Yan Pei Ming. Other group exhibition projects have included Magic Markers: Objects of Transformation; Aisle 5; and My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation. In 2009, Fleming, in collaboration with the City of Des Moines, created the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Located in the heart of downtown, the park includes 29 significant sculptures by 23 internationally-acclaimed artists, such as Yayoi Kusama, Louise Bourgeois, Ai Wei Wei, Olafur Eliasson, Richard Serra, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Keith Haring, Jaume Plensa, and Yoshitomo Nara. Fleming’s initiatives as director of the Art Center has been to open its doors to diverse communities, present thought-provoking contemporary art, upgrade the physical facilities, and place the institution on solid financial ground. Art and Living magazine recently named him one of eleven innovative directors of American museums.

6:30PM May 23, 2019

Walkthrough

with Ed Halter and Giampaolo Bianconi

Sun Ra, //Sun Ra Discipline 27-II//, 1973. Cover artwork by: LeRoy Butler, Album cover, 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches. Collection of John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis. Reproduced courtesy Sun Ra LLC. Sun Ra, //Sun Ra Discipline 27-II//, 1973. Cover artwork by: LeRoy Butler, Album cover, 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches. Collection of John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis. Reproduced courtesy Sun Ra LLC. Sun Ra, //Sun Ra Discipline 27-II//, 1973. Cover artwork by: LeRoy Butler, Album cover, 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches. Collection of John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis. Reproduced courtesy Sun Ra LLC.

Sun Ra, Sun Ra Discipline 27-II, 1973. Cover artwork by: LeRoy Butler, Album cover, 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches. Collection of John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis. Reproduced courtesy Sun Ra LLC.


Join us for a walkthrough of the exhibition As If: Alternative Histories from Then to Now. with writer Ed Halter and curator Giampaolo Bianconi. Explore the relationship between speculative fiction narratives and image


ED HALTER is a writer and curator living in New York City. He is a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for cinema in Brooklyn, New York, and Critic in Residence in the Film and Electronic Arts department at Bard College. He is author of From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Videogames (2006) and editor of Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century (2015, with Lauren Cornell) and From the Third Eye: The Evergreen Review Reader (2018, with Barney Rosset).


Image: Sun Ra, Sun Ra Discipline 27-II, 1973. Cover artwork by: LeRoy Butler. Album cover. 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches. Collection of John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis. Reproduced courtesy Sun Ra LLC.