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2017, Fri, Dec 15

Technical Assistant of Museum of American Art in Berlin: American Tutti-Frutti

This is a story about (re)establishing modernism in post-war Europe through various exhibitions, beginning with the 1947 Advancing American Art organized by the State Department and ending with the American National Exhibition in Moscow 1959. It includes exhibitions of American Modern art organized by the MoMA International Program. Those were among the exhibitions that helped establish the common European cultural identity based on internationalism, modernism, and individualism. One such exhibition, titled Modern Art in the USA, after traveling to major European cities, came to Belgrade in 1956, then the capital of Yugoslavia. This was the first time that works by Gorky, de Kooning, Pollock, Kline, Motherwell, Rothko, etc. were exhibited in a socialist country. It also happened to be the last exhibition where Pollock appeared as a living artist.

Part of the conference Freedom in the Bush of Ghosts