EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
Vienna 1900: Art, Architecture and Design
3 July to 26 October 1986
New York Times Review of the exhibition
7 September 1986
The 1986-87 New York museum season is filled with provocative shows, particularly on modern masters and contemporary art. It is limited on Old Masters, however, and weak in sculpture. And even with ''Treasures of the Holy Land: Ancient Art from Israel,'' a show of 200 objects excavated this century from Biblical sites, and with what promises to be a glorious show on 16th- and 17th-century Italian painting, there is little this year with a broad appeal and sweep. For the first time in a while, the emphasis in contemporary art is not on expressionism. There are museum shows on two artists identified with Neo-Expressionism, David Salle and Cindy Sherman, but Salle's approach is largely conceptual, and Sherman, whose traveling retrospective ends at the Whitney next summer, produces photographs. Indeed the focus of the contemporary art exhibitions is decidedly anti-expressionist and Conceptual. And the 1986-87 exhibition season, as a whole, has as much to do with questions as with answers.
New York Times • Arts • page 43 • 1,771 words