AGO in Toronto announces major shows from MoMA, Centre Pompidou in 2011
TORONTO – The Art Gallery of Ontario announced on Thursday two major shows for 2011 featuring key works from the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
“Abstract Expressionist New York,” coming to Toronto following its current MoMA run, will include 100 pieces by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning and other top 20th-century artists.
The exhibition highlights “essential and inspiring masterworks” by artists who “catapulted New York City to the centre of the international art world,” said AGO CEO Matthew Teitelbaum. It will be at the gallery from May 28 to Sept. 4.
That will be followed by “Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Centre Pompidou,” from Oct. 15 to Jan. 15, 2012.
Thirty-two works by Marc Chagall will be displayed alongside art by “the visionaries of Russian modernism,” including Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova, Sonia Delaunay and Vladimir Tatlin.
The exhibition will appear at the Musee de Grenoble, France, in the spring before travelling to the AGO.
Both shows contain a variety of media, including painting, sculpture and photography.