The Modern Art Museum presents Disappearing–California, c. 1970: Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein

May 10-Aug. 11

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

In 1972, Jack Goldstein buried himself alive during a performance, while Chris Burden’s often self-harming works explored the limits of pain. During Bas Jan Ader’s tragic last work, In search of the miraculous, 1975, the artist vanished while crossing the Atlantic in a small sailboat, never to be seen again. Responding to cultural pressures like the Vietnam War and the nascent field of feminist art, the artists poignantly used “disappearing” as a response to the anxiety of the 1970s.


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth

Ticket price: $16 adults $12 seniors $10 students