Jeffrey Deitch has posted a response to critics on MOCA’s “The Curve” blog. He lists several future exhibitions that have not been formally announced.
“Exhibitions of historical importance will remain a vital part of our program. Upcoming exhibitions include solo shows of the work of Taryn Simon, Mark Bradford, Urs Fischer, and Jeff Koons. Ambitious, historical exhibitions, such as Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949–1962, a survey of postwar abstraction from Europe, Japan, and the United States, and Blues for Smoke, an examination of the blues aesthetic in visual art over the last fifty years, will open in October. Exhibitions on global Pop art and Latin American abstraction are in development.”
Of course, “Destroy the Picture” is Paul Schimmel’s swan song and represents the old regime, not the new one. But for what it’s worth, all of these capsule descriptions sound promising to me, and none is the least bit mortifying. Maybe there is a life after disco?
(Another perspective on a meltdown: Taryn Simon’s Nuclear Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility, at top.)