Making the museum dark is no small feat with all those window-walls and skylights, but its essential for the pieces that Lerner and MCA curator Nora Burnett Abrams selected; the artist roster includes the late Dan Flavin, Spencer Finch, Scott Johnson, Melanie Smith and David Zimmer, among others. The title of the show, which is expressed by blocking out all exterior light sources, is taken from an avant-garde opera from 1913 that is best remembered today because it had sets designed by Russian constructivist Kasimir Malevich and featured his first all-black painting.
Victory will be unveiled at 10 a.m. today at the MCA, 1485 Delgany Street. For more information, call 303-298-7554 or go to www.mcadenver.org.
June 9-Sept. 21, 2011