Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents "Disappearing-California, c. 1970: Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein"
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents the exhibition "Disappearing-California, c. 1970: Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein." These three artists shared a common interest in themes of disappearance and self-effacement, which manifested in works that were daring and often dangerous. Responding to the social and political circumstances of their time and the nascent field of feminist art, the artists used "disappearing" as a response to the anxiety of the 1970s. This major exhibition, curated by Philipp Kaiser for the Modern, reveals a fascinating intersection between major figures at a critical turning point for Southern Californian art.
This exhibition thematizes the many implications of disappearing in the early 1970s and presents the bodies of work of three prominent California artists in full scope. With more than 40 objects - films, photographs, slide installations, objects, records, paintings, and three immersive installations - across 13,000 square feet of exhibition space, Disappearing focuses on one of the most interesting historical moments of California art.
A richly illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition and will include an essay by Philipp Kaiser.