Image: No.16 1960
The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture will present Mark Rothko: Into an Unknown World, the first exhibition ever staged in Moscow by one of the world’s most celebrated artists. Opening on 23 April 2010, the exhibition will include the largest private collection of the artist’s work.
Featuring over a dozen paintings, the exhibition spans twenty years of the artist’s career, from 1949 to 1969, and includes No. 12 (1954) as well as monumental studies for all three of Rothko’s famous mural projects: The Seagram Murals, The Holyoke Center at Harvard University and the Rothko Chapel at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. One of Rothko’s last grey and black paintings from 1969 will also be on view.
Mark Rothko (1903-1970) immigrated to the United States in 1913. He studied painting at Yale University from 1921-23, and was later awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Yale in 1969.
Rothko has been the subject of six major surveys and retrospectives, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1998), which traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Kawamura Memorial Art Museum, Japan, which traveled to three museums in Japan (1995-96); the Tate Gallery, London, which traveled to Museum Ludwig, Cologne (1987-88); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1978-79); and two exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1970 and 1961 – the retrospective in 1961 traveled to London, Amsterdam, Basel, Rome, and Paris. Rothko’s work is in numerous permanent collections worldwide.
A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition with essays by Dr. Irving Sandler and Prof. Andrei Tolstoy.
Mark Rothko: Into an Unknown World 23 April – 14 August 2010
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture 19A Ulitsa Obraztsova
Moscow, Russia Tel: +7 495 6450520 www.garageccc.com
Gallery opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 11am – 9pm, Fri – Sun: 11am – 10pm