The Modern, Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Texas 76107 Fort Worth
artists & participants
Pretty Baby, organized by Modern Curator Andrea Karnes, is international in scope and will explore various notions of childhood identity. While the exhibition is meant to be edgy—the title refers to Louis Malle's 1978 film, a controversial look at child prostitution in New Orleans starring the then 12-year-old Brooke Shields—it will include a wide range of expressions, from works that capture romantic and innocent childlike reverie to works that question established idealized states of childhood. The current working checklist includes Sanford Biggers/Jennifer Zackin, Rineke Dijkstra, Nathalie Djurberg, Adam Fuss, Anna Gaskell, Makiko Kudo, Loretta Lux, Margaret Meehan, Ron Mueck, Yoshitomo Nara, and Charlotta Westergren.
Pretty Baby will be accompanied by a publication that will include color reproductions and an essay by Andrea Karnes. This exhibition is not scheduled to travel, but it will be a significant show for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, as it opens the year of the Museum’s fifth anniversary celebration in its new Tadao Ando building.
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Kurator: Andrea Karnes
mit Sanford Biggers / Jennifer Zackin, Rineke Dijkstra, Nathalie Djurberg, Adam Fuss, Anna Gaskell, Miranda July, Makiko Kudo, Loretta Lux, Margaret Meehan, Ron Mueck, Yoshitomo Nara, Catherine Opie, Charlotta Westergren ...