Tuesday, June 9, 2009

23 More Reasons to Deaccession

Via The Art Law Blog, Culture Monster reports on more cancelled and postponed shows.

Among the biggest art-world cancellations are the world tour of works by Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles and some U.S. appearances of a retrospective of Arshile Gorky. Both shows were scheduled to appear at LACMA and have since been cut.

Los Angeles

LACMA: "Heavy Light: Recent Photography and Video from Japan," August 2009

Getty Center: "Franz Messerschmidt," September 2009 (postponed)

MOCA: "Morphosis," 2009-10

LACMA: "Cildo Meireles," November 2009

MOCA: "Form and Photo: Intersections Between Sculpture and Photography," 2009-10

MOCA: "Luisa Lambri: Being There," 2009-10

MOCA: "MOCA Focus: Drew Heitzler," 2009-10

LACMA: "Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective," June 2010

Other museum cancellations (source: the Art Newspaper)

Baltimore: Walters Art Museum, "Jean-Léon Gérôme," February 2010

Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, “Subversion of the Images: Surrealism and Photography," spring 2010

Chicago: Field Museum, "Lucy’s Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia," 2009-10

Denver: Denver Art Museum, "Imperial Mughal Albums From the Chester Beatty Library," July 2009

Honolulu: Contemporary Art Museum, "Japan Fantastic," Dec. 2009

Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, "Cildo Meireles," June 2009

Kansas City: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, "Rafael Lozano-Hemmer," February 2009

London: Tate Britain, "Johann Zoffany," 2010

Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, "Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design," February 2010

New York: Brooklyn Museum of Art, "Donald Saff and the Art of Collaboration," September 2010

New York: Metropolitan Museum, "Duncan Phyfe: America’s Legendary Cabinetmaker," Janusary 2010, postponed

Paris: Centre Pompidou, "Indian Contemporary Art," 2010, postponed

Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, "The Kingdom of Aragon," 2010, postponed

Reykjavík: National Gallery of Iceland, "Off the Beaten Track: Violence, Women and Art," September 2009

Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, "Cildo Meireles," March 2010Vienna: Albertina, "Jörg Immendorff," October 2009

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