Monday, May 24, 2010

Morton Feldman at IMMA

Photo by Melissa
Example of Franz Kline stuff I'm faffin' on about
Went to Vertical Thoughts: Morton Feldman and the Visual Arts in IMMA. Great exhibition, does a great job of sketching the relationships between the compositional devices of Feldman and the aesthetic concepts of the New York School (comprised of artists such as Rothko, Guston, Johns, Pollock and Kline). In particular the Franz Kline stuff left a big impression on me, with a high-contrast tonal starkness that served to emphasis the textural richness. Great to see some of Feldman's hand-written manuscripts as well.

Going to the Crash Ensemble performance of Rothko Chapel and Words & Music that is being organised to tie in with the exhibition. Really looking forward to it. Details here.


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