ASRL / PERPETUAL 2014
 
Alias Man Ray: The Art of Re-Invention
By artdaily.org
posted: 07-24-09
Man Ray, The Rope Dancer Accompanies Herself with Her Shadows, 1916, oil on canvas
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The Jewish Museum will present Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention from November 15, 2009 through March 14, 2010, a major exhibition considering how the artist’s life and career were shaped by his turn-of-the-century American Jewish immigrant experience and his lifelong evasion of his past. The exhibition explores the deliberate cultural ambiguity of Man Ray who became the first American artist to be accepted by the avant-garde in Paris . It also examines the dynamic connection between Man Ray’s assimilation, the evolution of his art, and his willful construction of a distinctive artistic persona, as evidenced in a series of subtle, encrypted self-references throughout his career.

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