Insurrection, 1996 (insert)
JEAN MIOTTE (1926-)
CHELSEA ART MUSEUM
Just hours after I had seen this exhibit at the Chelsea Art Museum, an interesting question came up in my"Art Market today" class (at NYU).
There are about 5 new Art centers being built by star architects in Abu Dhabi:
Zaha Hadid: Performing Art Center
Foster + Partners: Zayed National Museum
Tadao Ando: Maritime Museum
Jean Novel: The Desert Louvre
Frank O. Gehry: The Guggenheim
What will the Abu Dhabi museums collect and show?
These are enormous new institutions for Art, and they are expecting to be respected on the same level as other such museums around the world. Except for the Zayed National Museum, there will have to be a great deal of international art collected to fill these museums.
A conflict though that other museums do not have is: the Art cannot contain nudity, sexual, political or religious motives.Therefore the question, what will they show?
Etreinte, 1959 (insert)
Will it collect a majority of Abstract art like this artist Jean Miotte?
Now, I am not the one to run to see abstract art, it does not hold my strongest affection. Although I did favor the large canvases with their strong use of colors and powerful confident strokes that Jean Miotte creates.
Dans l'absolu, 1991
But will the title "Insurrection" be a too political message for the Arab World?
Where will the limits be, and how will they make their decisions? Many other questions also comes up like; will they accept gay artists? Will Contemporary artists try to make art that can be sold "easier" to the Arab world?
It will be interesting to see what will happen.
But, one thing for sure is that they want to be another Art Capital and the money will not only go to the fantastic buildings!
Can I make a bet with you?
Then I will bet that Abstract Art will have it´s renaissance in not too long!