ANXIOUS STATES: EXPRESSIONISM FROM GAUGUIN TO OLIVEIRA
DECEMBER 6, 2017- MAY 27, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6,2017 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Featuring works from Mills College Art Museum’s collection, Anxious States: Expressionism from Gaugin to Oliveira follows the evolution of Expressionism as an artistic response to the anxieties of modernity, such as disruptive technologies and global war, across a range of time periods and cultures. Expressionism describes an aesthetic style distilled from the feelings of uncertainty and alienation born amid the industrialization of the early 20th Century.
The works included in this exhibition can be read as emotional as well as political reactions to a rapidly changing world.
Anxious States is curated by Savana Ames, Natasha Culbreth, Eva Goldstein-Moore, Hisaka Marybayashi, and Carmen Wiley, and is accompanied by a digital exhibition catalogue.
*MCAM’s back gallery is currently accessible by stairs only. A hardcopy of the exhibition catalogue will be available upon request and a digital version will be accessible through our website. We apologize for this hindrance.