Just two dozen rings encapsulate the history of the world as seen in the exhibition, “The Fashioned Hand: Historic Finger Rings.” These twenty-four remarkable and remarkably preserved rings are from the collection amassed by Les Enluminures, a unique firm dedicated to documenting medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, miniatures, and finger rings. The rings, spanning two millennia, will be on display at Frieze Masters, Stand A4, Regent’s Park London from October 4-7, 2018.
Taking a contemporary perspective, the Whitney is looking back through their collection, reviewing how programming has evolved in modern and contemporary art. Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 begins with early conceptual works from artists like Sol LeWitt, Josef Albers, and Donald Judd, who used rules and instructions to guide their creative practices. By creating and working within these parameters, these early conceptual artists of the 1960s insisted that the idea behind the work was just as important as the work itself.