Rubell Museum Announces Inaugural Installation for Its New Campus
Presenting Unparalleled Journey through Contemporary Art of Past 50 Years
The Rubell Museum announced that its new campus will open on December 4, 2019 with a museum-wide installation of works that chronicle key artists, moments, and movements in vital arts centers over the past 50 years, from the East Village to Beijing, Los Angeles to Leipzig, and São Paulo to Tokyo. The inaugural exhibition encompasses more than 300 works by 100 artists, providing one of the most far-ranging museum exhibitions of contemporary art ever presented. Drawn entirely from their expansive collection of over 7,200 works by more than 1,000 artists, the exhibition features defining and seminal works by artists whom the Rubells championed as they were first emerging (often becoming the first collectors to acquire their work) and those who had been overlooked. The new Rubell Museum is located in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami, less than a mile from its original home in Wynwood. The new space is closer to downtown and readily accessible via public transportation.
Retracing the Rubells’ journeys to both major and emerging art centers around the world, the inaugural exhibition includes surveys of artists working in proximity to one another and deep dives into individual careers, tracing influences and revealing parallels among contemporaries and across generations.
List of artists in the show:
Nina Chanel Abney / Ai Weiwei / Pawel Althamer / Carl Andre / Kathryn Andrews / John Baldessari / Hernan Bas / Jean-Michel Basquiat / Frank Benson / Ross Bleckner / Christian Boltanski / Michaël Borremans / David Brooks / Cecily Brown / Rafal Bujnowski / André Butzer / Miriam Cahn / Maurizio Cattelan / Jonathan Lyndon Chase / Francesco Clemente / Robert Colescott / George Condo / Cui Jie / Aaron Curry / Walter Dahn / Karon Davis / Noah Davis / Lucy Dodd / Marlene Dumas / Janiva Ellis / Naomi Fisher / Dan Flavin / Llyn Foulkes / Cy Gavin / Isa Genzken / Gilbert & George / Robert Gober / Felix Gonzalez-Torres / Wade Guyton / Peter Halley / Mark Handforth / Keith Haring / Barkley L. Hendricks / Secundino Hernandez / Georg Herold / He Xiangyu / Damien Hirst / Jenny Holzer / Andy Hope 1930 / Thomas Houseago / Huang Yong Ping / Rashid Johnson / Deborah Kass / William Kentridge / Mike Kelley / Anselm Kiefer / Josh Kline / Jeff Koons / Barbara Kruger / Yayoi Kusama / Jim Lambie / Louise Lawler / Sherrie Levine / Li Songsong / Glenn Ligon / Liu Wei / Robert Longo / Nate Lowman / Sarah Lucas / Kerry James Marshall / Paul McCarthy / Adam McEwen / John Miller / Juan Muñoz / Takashi Murakami / Oscar Murillo / Yoshitomo Nara / Paulo Nazareth / Cady Noland / Catherine Opie / Nicolas Party / Celia Paul / Solange Pessoa / Raymond Pettibon / Elizabeth Peyton / Rudolf Polanszky / Seth Price / Richard Prince / Qiu Zhijie / Neo Rauch / Charles Ray / Sterling Ruby / David Salle / Wilhelm Sasnal / Julian Schnabel / Thomas Schütte / Dana Schutz / Tschabalala Self / Nancy Shaver / Jim Shaw / Cindy Sherman / Gary Simmons / Vaughn Spann / Haim Steinbach / Philip Taaffe / Aya Takano / Henry Taylor / Hank Willis Thomas / Mickalene Thomas / Ryan Trecartin / Rosemarie Trockel / Luc Tuymans / Kaari Upson / Meyer Vaisman / Kara Walker / Kelley Walker / Wang Xingwei / Mary Weatherford / Carrie Mae Weems / Paloma Varga Weisz / Wang Xingwei / Andro Wekua / Kehinde Wiley / Jordan Wolfson / Christopher Wool / Purvis Young / Lisa Yuskavage / Zhang Huan / Zhu Jinshi / Allison Zuckerman
“For more than 50 years we have been on an incredible mission: searching for new art and art that has been overlooked. Now, with the opening of the new Rubell Museum, we will be able to share the remarkable range of art we fell in love with along the way,” stated Mera Rubell. “Rather than presenting a single narrative or survey, we wanted to let the many voices that contribute to contemporary art speak for themselves and with each other. In retracing our steps, we hope visitors will discover, as we did, that creativity thrives where artists energize each other’s practices, and wrestle with shared issues and artmaking in new ways.”