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Cultures in Conflict: Carrie Mae Weems, Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim

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Left: Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman playing solitaire) (from Kitchen Table Series), 1990. Gelatin silver print. Collection of Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, Promised gift to The Art Institute of Chicago. © Carrie Mae Weems. Photo: © The Art Institute of Chicago. Right: Filippo Masoero, Descending over Saint Peter (Scendendo su San Pietro), ca. 1927–37 (possibly 1930–33). Gelatin silver print, 24 x 31.5 cm. © Touring Club Italiano Archive

The Guggenheim has unveiled two excellent exhibitions that identify and address issues of social transformation and cultural conflict – but, taken together, the pairing makes for an awkward couple.

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by charles eppley on 2/24/2014 in Reviews | Tags: , , ,