We live in an incomplete world.
Therefore it is imperative to examine the new art which deals with our lack of closure. The Chelsea Art Museum is proud to present at this time a ground-breaking exhibition which is so pertinent to our lives. It will change the way we look at and understand the creative production of our times.
The Incomplete will explore the open-ended nature of four generations of contemporary artists and their multiplicity of artistic language. The artworks in the exhibition constitute a resistance to the forms of definition and closure represented by modernism and accentuate the coexistence of incongruous ideas. Multiple works will be included from each artist representing career milestones.
The exhibition will present well-known artists in an entirely new context. Emerging artists in the exhibition seamlessly connect into a genre that began in the mid-eighties with Ashley Bickerton and Jeff Koons continuing today with Karen Kilimnik, Xavier Veilhan and Aya Uekawa.
The works in the exhibition are drawn from the Neumann family collection and represent the spirit of the collection over the last 20 years. A fully illustrated catalogue has been published which includes discourses on the art, statements from the artists and original works of art offered in recognition of the seminal nature of the exhibition.