14 December 2014 – 5 April 2015
Julie Mehretu is featured in 'The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World' an exhibition of works by 17 artists whose paintings reflect a particular cultural moment in their resistance to temporality – the representation of a specific time.
This phenomenon in culture was first identified by the science fiction writer William Gibson, who used the term 'a-temporality' to describe a cultural product of our moment that paradoxically doesn’t represent, through style, through content, or through medium, the time from which it comes.
Included in the exhibition are three works by Mehretu, whose densely layered works, with their abstracted architectural references, convey a compression of time, space and place.
The exhibition also includes works by Richard Aldrich, Joe Bradley, Kerstin Brätsch, Matt Connors, Michaela Eichwald, Nicole Eisenman, Mark Grotjahn, Charline von Heyl, Rashid Johnson, Dianna Molzan, Oscar Murillo, Laura Owens, Amy Sillman, Josh Smith, Mary Weatherford and Michael Williams.
‘The Forever Now’ is accompanied by a programme of talks and discussions, as well as a catalogue published by MoMA Publications.
'The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World'
The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019
Monday – Thursday & Saturday: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm
Friday: 10.30 am – 8.00 pm
Julie Mehretu ‘Campaign (letter form, second)’ (2014)
© Julie Mehretu Photo: Jason Mandella Courtesy White Cube