Her fathoming of emotional, psychological, and transcendental depths in outwardly undistinguished lives inspires 70 artists, all women, in Woolf’s beloved Cornwall.
Plus: The theater of cruelty comes to Mexico City, and exhibitions in Bern, Cape Town, Chicago, Munich, Paris, Vienna, and Washington.
Film Picks for February
Outliers and American Vanguard Art
National Gallery of Art, Washington
The avant-gardes have shuffled off to the retirement home, pluralism is the art world’s only watchword, but let’s be serious: when form no longer speaks for itself, social distinction has to pick up the difference.
Museu de Arte de São Paulo
A retrospective of one of Brazil’s steamiest artists comes as local politicians have waged war against the freedom of artists, notably women and queers. Beyond the erotics, though, Tunga was among the most erudite of sculptors.
Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence
Eisenstein and his colleagues edited differently, stringing together discordant shots for maximum emotional impact. Their discovery of montage was a cinematic revolution — and another kind of revolution was going on just outside the studio.