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Dance of Malaga

GETTY CENTER

Harold M. Williams Auditorium

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Occurred on Wed May 08 2019

To conclude the Getty Scholar Year Symposium on the theme of monumentality, keynote presenter Theaster Gates—current artist in residence at the Getty Research Institute—will screen his recent film, Dance of Malaga(2019). The film is a monument to the people of Malaga Island, Maine, and a meditation on love and race in America. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the Research Institute’s deputy director, Andrew Perchuk. 

Theaster Gates is an independent artist based in Chicago, Illinois. An urban planner, sculptor, and potter, he is internationally renowned for his artistic installations related to social justice issues. A professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago and founder of the Rebuild Foundation, Gates’s work blends art, community engagement, and urban development to reshape neighborhoods and revitalize cities. 

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Encore

Reenactment in Contemporary Photography

Contemporary artists who reenact older works of art often put a new spin on the original themes. Featuring seven photographers—Eileen Cowin, Christina Fernandez, Samuel Fosso, Yasumasa Morimura, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Gillian Wearing, and Qiu Zhijie—this exhibition explores how re-staging can highlight underrepresented stories and critique established narratives. Presented in three categories—personal history, political history, and art history—the works showcase very different approaches to engaging with the past.

Pontormo

Miraculous Encounters

February 5–April 28, 2019, GETTY CENTERP

Featuring one of Jacopo da Pontormo’s most renowned works, the Visitation, this exhibition presents this innovative altarpiece along with two exceptional portraits and preparatory drawings that reveal his creative process. Completed during Florence’s political upheaval at the end of the 1520s, the artist’s paintings from this period resonate with acute psychological intensity. Recent conservation of the Visitation reveals its stunning range of colors and exquisite details, which led to its first-time travel from Italy to the United States.

Generously supported by Janine and J. Tomilson Hill. Additional support provided by the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture (FIAC).

Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Morgan Library & Museum, New York; and the Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence.

The exhibition has been organized to raise support for the conservation of the Parish Church and the former Franciscan convent of San Michele Arcangelo in Carmignano.