Carroll Dunham

1949 · United States

Artist biography

Carroll Dunham is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United States. Carroll Dunham was born in 1949. Artists Chuck Close, Robert Mappelthorpe, Bruce Nauman, Laurie Andersen and Barbara Kruger are of the same generation and same country as Carroll Dunham.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Carroll Dunham's work is available on display in 11 galleries around the globe, such as in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Switzerland. The galleries exhibiting Carroll Dunham's work include Skarstedt Gallery | London and Inigo Philbrick in the United Kingdom, as well as Gladstone Gallery in Belgium. Carroll Dunham most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Gary Tatintsian Gallery in Moscow with the exhibition Naturally naked. The exhibition was open from 14 August 2019 until 27 December 2019. Carroll Dunham's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Maag Areal in Zurich (08 June 2019 - 19 July 2019) with the name RECENT PAINTINGS and Venus | Manhattan in New York (28 June 2018 - 10 August 2018) with the name Out of Control curated by Peter & Sally Saul. Carroll Dunham's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Out of Control curated by Peter & Sally Saul and took place at Venus | Manhattan in New York, the United States from the 28 June 2018 to 10 August 2018.

Carroll Dunham in private collections

It is the collector Robert Mollers, who is in possession of work by Carroll Dunham at Artland. Robert Mollers also has works by other artists including Liam Fallon, Sandro Diener, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art hub globally. Major art movements developed and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the authority of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Carroll Dunham

Carroll Dunham was born in 1949 and was predominantly influenced by the 1960s. The universal impact of the 1960s was truly sensational across the globe. Illustrative of a time stirring both hope and anger, the 1960s triggered an outburst of new ideologies and movements, truly sensational and spectacular. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, which would have a highly powerful impact globally, mainly defined by the Iron Curtain separating Europe both physically and spiritually, and drastically marked by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The 1960s re-defined all pre-existing assumptions on gender, race and justice, questioned education as well as morality and selfhood – for instance through the civil rights movement and second wave of feminism, as well as student political uprisings. The significant escalation of mass consumerism also defined the era, engendering new trends in marketing and advertising. Minimalism developed the crucial idea that art should exist in its own reality, and not try to mimic the physical world. Born of a desire to obliterate all pre-established notions about art, Minimalism turned into a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key actors. Minimalism became influential through the works of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley, while Pop art was a fundamental by-product of the latter, simultaneously critiquing and glorifying popular culture. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own distinctions and scopes, distinctive to different regions or countries. Spatialism, for instance, was established in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies adopted by the Zero group in Germany. Across Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism deeply influenced artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who strived to portray the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the lingering anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.

Carroll Dunham

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 9

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