Thinking Out Loud: Notes for an Evolving Collection

January 30 – April 30, 2017

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As we enter the fifth year of The Warehouse, we want to share with visitors our own personal journey in collecting. Unlike past exhibitions, which were very specific and curatorially rigorous, this presentation reflects the pluralistic nature of contemporary art at this moment, when no dominant art movement controls the conversation.

Allan Schwartzman has curated not one but several ideas that interest us, embracing recent acquisitions as well as older works not previously presented at The Warehouse. This is by no means an attempt to define the state of contemporary art, but rather an effort to evaluate our own collecting instincts as we navigate the contemporary art world.

We welcome feedback and look forward to many conversations as we proceed along our journey.

Please enjoy,

Cindy and Howard

Identity Revisited

Identity Revisited examines personal and cultural notions of identity in contemporary art. International in scope and spanning many generations, the exhibition features work in a variety of media that address issues of history, gender, race, childhood, mortality, and memory. Recent acquisitions in the exhibition include a Rosemarie Trockel wool painting from 1987, a recent Mark Bradford video installation, and sculptures by Pierre Huyghe and Janine Antoni. Identity Revisited draws works from The Rachofsky Collection, the Collection of Amy and Vernon Faucloner, the Dallas Museum of Art, George Michael, the Collection of Robert and Marguerite Hoffman, The Rose Collection, and Sharon and Michael Young.

 

Artists in the exhibition are Doug Aitken, Kai Althoff, Janine Antoni, Ida Applebroog, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Michaël Borremans, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Troy Brauntuch, Cris Brodahl, Brian Calvin, Maurizio Cattelan, Judy Chicago, Nigel Cooke, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, Tim Gardner, Isa Genzken, Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mona Hatoum, Eva Hesse, Jim Hodges, Jenny Holzer, Jonathan Horowitz, Pierre Huyghe, Christian Jankowski, Birgit Jürgenssen, Sanya Kantarovsky, On Kawara, William Kentridge, Tetsumi Kudo, Michael Landy, Charles LeDray, Glenn Ligon, Victor Man, Robert Mapplethorpe, Marisa Merz, Hiroshi Nakamura, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Giulio Paolini, Alessandro Pessoli, Sigmar Polke, Marc Quinn, Charles Ray, Lucas Samaras, Thomas Schütte, Kiki Smith, Do Ho Suh, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rosemarie Trockel, Luc Tuymans, Kara Walker, and Andro Wekua.

 

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Pierre Huyghe
La déraison, 2014
concrete, marble, heating system, water, and plants
The Rachofsky Collection

GEOMETRIES ON AND OFF THE GRID: ART FROM 1950 TO THE PRESENT

Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present examines geometry in the art of the postwar period and its evolution from an increasingly reductivist language in the 1950s and 60s to one that was re-envisioned in the 1960s and 70s as a means of reincorporating the figure and representations of identity into vanguard art. This history, which has been principally told from an American perspective, is explored here with the work of 112 artists from 18 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia, spanning 7 decades of art making. By proposing at times unorthodox lineages and combining works from cultures that are not commonly displayed side by side, the exhibition aims to provide fresh insights into the history of postwar art.Geometries On and Off the Grid draws works from The Rachofsky Collection, The Rose Collection, The Collection of Marguerite Steed Hoffman, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the collections of Amy and Vernon Faulconer and Sharon and Michael Young.

Allan Schwartzman
Exhibition Curator

This exhibition is a program of The Warehouse, a project initiated by Vernon Faulconer and Howard Rachofsky to open new dialogues about postwar Modern and contemporary art.

On view February 2 – November 30, 2015.

ROOM BY ROOM: MONOGRAPHIC PRESENTATIONS FROM THE FAULCONER AND RACHOFSKY COLLECTIONS

Room by Room presents a selection of artists of importance to the Rachofsky and Faulconer collections. Spanning many generations, media, and artistic viewpoints, together these artists provide a glimpse into the broad range of the collections inclusive of many of the significant artistic developments in the postwar period. Each room is devoted to the work of a single artist. In some instances (such as with Carroll Dunham, Janine Antoni, and Mona Hatoum) all of the works by the artists in the collections are presented. In others, we focus on a single work. This exhibition will evolve over time as we change certain rooms, introducing the works of additional artists in the collections. Room by Room is an opportunity for us at The Warehouse to examine our commitments to certain artists, to explore what their works reveal about the art of our time (whether singly or in combination), and to set goals and priorities for future collecting. On view February 26 – December 5, 2014.

Allan Schwartzman
Curator of the Exhibition
Director of The Rachofsky Collection
Advisor to The Amy and Vernon Faulconer Collection

PARALLEL VIEWS: ITALIAN AND JAPANESE ART FROM THE 1950S, 60S, AND 70S

Parallel Views: Italian and Japanese Art from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s aims to show connections between the work of a diverse range of artists from two geographic locations – Italy and Japan – during the early post-war period. Artists from groups such as Arte Povera, Gutai, and Mono-ha are included in the exhibition. Works on view are part of The Rachofsky Collection, The Amy and Vernon Faulconer Collection, and the Dallas Museum of Art, along with a number of other collections. Many of these artists have not been shown prominently throughout the United States, and along with the Dallas Museum of Art, The Warehouse is making a concerted effort to present this exciting and important material to an American audience. Parallel Views is curated by Allan Schwartzman. On view February 17, 2013 – January 31, 2014.

Artists in the Exhibition

Norio Imai Giovanni Anselmo
Susumu Koshimizu Alighiero Boetti
Yayoi Kusama Alberto Burri
Takesada Matsutani Enrico Castellani
Sadamasa Motonaga Luciano Fabro
Shuji Mukai Lucio Fontana
Saburo Murakami Jannis Kounellis
Hitoshi Nomura Luigi Ghirri
Nobuo Sekine Piero Manzoni
Shozo Shimamoto Mario Merz
Fujiko Shiraga Marisa Merz
Kazuo Shiraga Giulio Paolini
Kishio Suga Giuseppe Penone
Jiro Takamatsu Michelangelo Pistoletto
Atsuko Tanaka Shomei Tomatsu
Chiyu Uemae Marcel Broodthaers
Lee Ufan Christo
Tsuruko Yamazaki Bruce Conner
Katsuro Yoshida Robert Rauschenberg
Jiro Yoshihara

The First Exhibition

The first installation at The Warehouse features work from both The Rachofsky Collection and The Amy and Vernon Faulconer Collection, including works by Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Marlene Dumas, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Alberto Burri, Jim Hodges, Kara Walker, Carroll Dunham, Vija Celmins, Robert Irwin, Ricci Albenda, Mario Merz, and Gabriel Orozco, among others.

On view October 21, 2012 – January 17, 2013