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Some memorable exhibitions in 2009

Lawrence Rinder, Former director, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive | December 10, 2009

Dan Flavin at David Zwirner Gallery, New York. Stunningly beautiful neon environments. Flavin has never looked better.

Charles Burchfield at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Curated by Robert Gober, this show was a real eye-opener. Amazing to see how Burchfield progressed from being a talented Regionalist to a profoud visionary.

Abraham Cruzvillegas at the RedCat Gallery, Los Angeles. Utterly simple but rivetingly engaging video of everyday life.

Cary Cronenwett at SF Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco. Screening of Maggots and Men, an extraordinary film about the 1921 Kronstadt rebellion.

Comments to “Some memorable exhibitions in 2009

  1. A three-decade retrospective of South African artist William Kentridge’s work was on view earlier this year at San Francisco MOMA. Dense, challenging, surprising, and entrancing. Kentridge, who held a month-long residence at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, works with many different media and is incredibly inventive.

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