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On April 7th, a new exhibition is opening at the Norton Simon Museum in sunny (I’m assuming) Pasadena that has Sisterhood written all over it. “Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California”, curated by Gloria Williams Sander, will showcase European modernist art in the context of the Jewish “trailblazing impresario” who brought their works to Californian viewers. According to the exhibition press release, “Scheyer was born Emilie Esther Scheyer in Braunschweig, Germany, in 1889, to a middle-class Jewish family,” and in her work as an art dealer was “responsible for the art phenomenon the ‘Blue Four’ — Lyonel Feininger, Alexei Jawlensky, Paul Klee and Vasily Kandinsky.” Impressive! Seems like a compelling art exhibit, and Scheyer herself sounds like a fascinating woman.
Wide-eyed superwomen mesh with history in an eye-catchinge new exhibit by an emerging Israeli artist, currently on view in Harlem.
In the artist statement on her website, Los Angeles-based Angela Larian cites a variety of influences, including Plato’s and Nietzsche’s philosophies, as well as the writings of Persian poets Rumi (13th century) and Hafez (14th century). The blend, says the Tehran-born artist who moved to the United States as a 15-year-old in 1978, is “quite seamless.”
After Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist Carl Jung died in 1961, his family kept a manuscript of his “Red Book,” a dream journal which he said recorded his “confrontation with the unconscious” and which the New York Times would later call “the Holy Grail of the unconscious,” locked away in a bank vault. Family members were “afraid of the damage that the work might cause his professional persona,” says Patricia Llosa, a Jungian psychoanalyst in New York. The book remained under lock and key for nearly 50 years until, in 2009, it was published.