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Works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres Currently Being Exhibited in the Boston-area

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres
American (Guaimaru, Cuba 1957 - 1996)
"Untitled" (Last Light), 1993
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Cowles, by exchange, 2010.472

If you’ve traveled to or lived in Boston during the past two years, you’ve probably seen one or two pieces by Felix Gonzalez-Torres here and there. Visitors to the Boston University Art Gallery took part in the artist’s Untitled (Lover Boys) during the 100 Years (Version #4, Boston 2012) exhibition and from February 17 — May 20, 2012 visitors experienced Untitled (Blood), Untitled (Lover Boys) and Untitled (Fear) in the Institute of Contemporary Art’s exhibition Figuring Color. Since opening the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art in September 2011, visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts have been passing through a special changing installation of the artist’s plastic bead curtains. Most recently, Felix Gonzalez-Torres was featured in the exhibition Something Along Those Lines at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Here, we saw a sculpture consisting of three stacks of paper of varying heights with an identical blue line running down the center—an overwhelmingly beautiful and exquisite work I had never before seen in person.

If you’ve missed the opportunity to experience some of Felix Gonzalez-Torres' work in person at Boston-area museums and galleries, there are many more opportunities to get your 'Felix Gonzalez-Torres' groove on.

Through March 03, 2013 you can contemplate Untitled (Perfect Lovers) in This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s at the Institute of Contemporary Art. When the work isn’t on loan (as it is here in this exhibition), you can check it out at The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT, only a short drive from Boston.

Untitled (Public Opinion), another one of the artist’s sculptural works consisting of black missile shaped candies can be seen, touched and eaten (if you please) through March 02, 2013 in Passing Time at MassArt’s Bakalar and Paine Gallery.

Now through June 1, 2013 you can view Untitled (Last Light) in the exhibition Re-View at the Harvard Art Museums.

At the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College you can catch Untitled (Death by Gun), a photolithograph made in 1990. The work isn't currently on view, but those interested in seeing it can always make an appointment with the museum's registrar.

And finally, Passages: Felix Gonzalez-Torres—a special installation of the artist’s plastic bead curtains can be viewed at the Museum of Fine Arts’ Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art through January 2015. The current installation on view is Untitled (Golden).

Untitled (Beginning), 1994
Untitled (Golden), 1995
Untitled (Water), 1995
Untitled (Blood), 1992
Untitled (Chemo), 1991

 

 

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Anulfo AKA The Evolving Critic is a preservationist and blogger with a strong interest in architectural history, urbanism, and the parallels between fashion and architecture. He holds degrees in Tourism Planning and Development from the University of New Hampshire and in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University. Anulfo has written for the Boston Society of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He oversaw BR&S's blog, Our Daily Red, from 2012-14.

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