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Within Genres

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, See Through, 2016, acrylic, transfers, colored pencil, charcoal, collage and commemorative fabric on paper, 61 ¼” x 52.” Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase with funds provided by PAMM’s Collectors Council, in honor of Jack Tilton.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, See Through, 2016, acrylic, transfers, colored pencil, charcoal, collage and commemorative fabric on paper, 61 ¼” x 52.” Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase with funds provided by PAMM’s Collectors Council, in honor of Jack Tilton.

Pérez Art Museum Miami

Through August 19, 2018

PAMM exhibits a selection of work from its collection to explore the historical criteria of genres within Western painting. The five genres addressed in these galleries, Still Life, Landscape, Scenes of Everyday Life, Portraiture and History Painting, developed when painting was still in its infancy as a respected medium. These academic categories were challenged in the 19th century with the development of modernism and the avant-garde. However, the distinct characteristics and symbolism traditionally associated with each genre have continued to resonate over the past century. They serve as a productive point of dialogue with contemporary artwork created within an expanded field of artistic practices, including not only painting, but also photography, video and installation. “Within Genres” engages the critical space of genres as a creative referent and in doing so seeks to articulate a trans-historical approach to the investigation and exhibition of the museum’s collection. www.pamm.org

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