A Live Interview With ARTnews President & Editorial Director Marion K. Maneker And Janet Taylor Pickett
Join ARTnews and the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District for our Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk taking place on Saturday, May 15, 2021. This free event invites the public to visit participating galleries, view their spring exhibitions, and attend expert talks led by artists and curators onMadison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57th Street to East 86th Street.
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Janet Taylor Pickett “And She Was Born” included in the Phillips Collection Centennial Exhibition and featured on the Cover of the Exhibition Catalogue
The Phillips Collects for a New Century
FEBRUARY 20, 2021 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2021
Our gallery artist, Janet Taylor Pickett and her work, And She Was Born, 2017, is included in Seeing Differently, the centennial exhibition at The Phillips Collection, marking the first major celebration of the museum’s permanent collection in over 10 years. Guided by Duncan Phillips’s belief in the universal language of art as a unifying force for social change, the exhibition presents dynamic and engaging juxtapositions that connect artists past and present across national, racial, and gender lines. Also, And She Was Born is featured on the cover of the exhibition Catalogue, The Phillips Collection in association with Giles 2021 and a multitude of interdisciplinary programs.
Corona Conversations: EAST & WEST
CUNY FORUM Volume 8:1 (2020)
An Online International Edition
Each month in May, June & July 2020, CUNY FORUM will feature essays; analysis; literary, artistic, and poetic responses; conversations and community resources around the global COVID-19 pandemic from comparative Asian American and Asian perspectives. Contributing writers hail from, or originate in the U.S., Peoples Republic of China, Taiwan, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Macao, etc.
Sophie Matisse was interviewed by BBC TWO on Becoming Matisse and broadcasted on April 25, Saturday, 9:15pm – 10:15pm.
BBC TWO on
Saturday 25 April
Henri Matisse is one of the most beloved painters of the 20th century. Best known for his cut-outs – images that he cut directly from sheets of blazing colour – Matisse wanted his art to transcend the darkness and violence of the modern age. This alone has often seen him written off as a populist crowd-pleaser. Yet what we now tend to forget is that at the beginning of his career, Matisse was a rebel and a revolutionary, one of the first artists to tear up the rules of Western art to bring it into the modern world.
Turning his back on 500 years of academic tradition, he became the first avant-garde artist of the 20th the century and was considered so shocking that he was ridiculed by everyone – by the critics and the public, even by many of his fellow artists. With interviews and animations, and using Matisse’s words (taken from his diaries and letters), this film sees Matisse’s great-granddaughter Sophie Matisse tell the tumultuous story of his early life. Retracing key places and moments in his biography, from Bohain-en-Vermandois (the town of his birth) to Paris (where he moved to try his luck at art school) and Corsica and Collioure (a fishing village on the Spanish border, where he made his artistic breakthrough) – Sophie will look closely at how this period affected his work and how the Matisse we’ve come to know – the master of colour and light – was forged in response to the adversity and public humiliation of his early life. Above all, with special access to family photographs, letters and diaries, she will show that without the support of his immediate family (most notably his wife Amélie and his three children) he would not have become ‘Matisse’, the artist we know and love today.
Janet Taylor Pickett, “And She Was Born”, currently on view and recently acquired by The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.
Janet Taylor Pickett, “And She Was Born”, currently on view at “RIFFS AND RELATIONS: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition”, and recently acquired by The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Adrienne L. Childs and Janet Taylor Pickett is represented by Baahng Gallery.
RIFFS AND RELATIONS: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition
February 29 – May 24, 2020
Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition presents works by African American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries together with examples by the early 20th century European artists with whom they engaged. This exhibition explores the connections and frictions around modernism in the work of artists such as Romare Bearden, Robert Colescott, Renee Cox, Wassily Kandinsky, Norman Lewis, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Faith Ringgold, Hank Willis Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems, among others. European modernist art has been an important, yet complicated influence on black artists for more than a century. The powerful push and pull of this relationship constitutes a distinct tradition for many African American artists who have mined the narratives of art history, whether to find inspiration, mount a critique, or claim their own space. Riffs and Relations examines these cross-cultural conversations and presents the divergent works that reflect these complex dialogues.
We are happy to participate in the 33rd annual holiday event Miracle on Madison Avenue this Saturday, December 7th, from 11am to 5pm. Baahng Gallery presents works by R.C.Baker, Brian Dailey, Alexis de Chaunac, Yooah Park, Jack Pierson, and Zhang Hongtu.
The annual event sees galleries, restaurants and boutiques along Madison Avenue open up their doors to jump-start the holiday season while raising funds for charity. As a partner in the Miracle, we have pledged to donate 20% of the day’s sales to support the pediatric initiatives of the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
We look forward to seeing you in our gallery at this festive event and send you our best holiday wishes.
– Baahng Gallery congratulates Zhang Hongtu on inclusion of an edition of his Mai Dang Lao, 2002, in the permanent collection at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
– An edition of Zhang Hongtu‘s Mai Dang Lao, 2002, is currently on view at the Arts of Asia in Brooklyn Museum.