ABOUT Julie Reyes Taubman
Julie Reyes Taubman is a documentary photographer and architectural historian who
moved to Detroit over fifteen years ago from Washington D.C. where she was raised. The
vibrant redhead cofounded the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) in 2006,
repurposing a 22,000-square-foot defunct automotive showroom to mount ambitious art
exhibits. She captured some 30,000 photographs for her highly praised book, Detroit: 138
Square Miles, offering readers a survey of this transitional American city in all its splendor
and decline while giving an authentic voice to its citizens amidst the ruins. P
Photography and Video
Through–August 23, 2015
Modern Art Museum
of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Ragnar Kjartansson and The National, A Lot of Sorrow, 2013–14. Single-channel video. 6 hours, 9 minutes, 35 seconds.
Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Museum purchase. © Ragnar Kjartansson and The National;
Courtesy of the artists, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik. Photophraphy by Elísabet Davids
Follow the Modern
TR: The exhibition was very well received. This is the first time
that we have dedicated both spaces to a single exhibition, and it
has been nice to see how the artists responded to the conditions
of each space. I am delighted to learn that Andrew is going to
be working with MOCAD in the coming months. The gallery
has strong ties to Detroit, and we are glad to be even a small
part of things happening there.
JRT: Last year you exhibited works by Tony Matelli, Andrew Kuo, and
Freeman & Lowe. Tell us about the artists’s work we will find at your
booth this year.
TR: This year we are returning with works by Freeman and
Lowe, Tony Matelli, and Ari Marcopoulos. Ari will be having
his first solo show at our Chelsea gallery, which opens April 4th.
In addition, we are introducing works by Grear Patterson and
Devin Troy Strother and are excited to have the opportunity
to exhibit these younger talents to Dallas collectors. A recent
addition to the gallery, Keith Mayerson, will also be featured.
This is the first time we will be showing his work in Dallas as
well. In October, Keith will have a solo show at Marlborough
JRT: What does the future hold for Marlborough Chelsea and Broome?
TR: Our Broome Street location is a great platform for exhibiting
young and emerging artists. We occasionally organize historical
shows, but the focus is on showcasing the gallery’s new talents.
In the immediate future, we have asked one of our artists,
Tony Cox, to curate a group show with artists that have never
shown at our gallery. This show will include: Raina Hamner,
Joe Roberts, Joanna Skumanich, and Reza Shafahi. Tony will
have a concurrent show at Marlborough Chelsea with Matthew
Ronay. The next few months are very exciting, and we are all
looking forward to what’s next. P