Fast Forward Modern Moments 1913-2013
Author: Jodi Hauptman
Essays: Samantha Friedman and Michael Rooks
Publisher/Date: Atlanta: High Museum of Art/New York: Museum of Modern Art (c. 2012)Published in conjunction with an exhibition.
Format/Condition: New red cloth hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 192 pages. 9 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches. Dimensions: Profusely illustrated in color and some in black-and-white.
Description: "Fast Forward" features 100 years of radical artistic development, from 1913 to 2013, reflected by works of art drawn from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition highlights new ideas and artistic approaches that emerged during six key moments in the 20th century and the dynamic change that resulted. Included in the volume are 162 works by 105 of the most influential artists of our time: Henri Matisse, Roy Lichtenstein, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jeff Koons, and more. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of masterworks from The Museum of Modern Art at the High Museum, Atlanta, this catalogue features artwork produced during six key years between 1913 and 2013.
Concentrating on groundbreaking moments when major modern movements and radical new strategies emerged, the book provides an overview of the innovations and achievements of the last century, including the new visual languages of Cubism and Futurism (1913), the convergence of Surrealism and New Vision photography between the wars (1929), the large-scale abstract painting of midcentury (1950), the merging of art and life in the early 1960s (1961) and the embrace of identity politics and appropriation by artists in the late 1980s (1988).
A series of new commissions by three contemporary artists represents the art of the present moment. Each of the six richly illustrated sections features a close reading of one major work from the period, complemented by an exploration of that year’s aesthetic zeitgeist.
This volume is the fifth exhibition in a multi-year collaboration between the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.