The exhibition featured more than 100 works by 35 artists including Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Robert Rauschenberg, Dorothea Rockburne, Kenneth Snelson, Jack Tworkov and Cy Twombly among others. The exhibition focused on works created at Black Mountain and on a broad selection of important “legacy” works.
In addition to major painting and works on paper, the exhibition included a wide range of media for which Black Mountain was known. Historic documentary photographs of Black Mountain faculty and students highlighted the organic, multidisciplinary environment that came to define the college. Works by Harry Callahan, Hazel Larsen Archer and Aaron Siskind formed an important turning point in experimental photography. Newly discovered footage of Merce Cunningham’s 1964 World Tour was shown publicly for the first time along with video, audio recordings and musical performances by John Cage.
The back gallery featured several models by Buckminster Fuller as well as a range of sculpture and ceramics made at Black Mountain. A special display highlighted poetry published at Black Mountain.
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Exhibition reviewed by www.artcritical.com
A publication accompanied the exhibition. More information here.