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Exhibition of 82 portraits and 1 still life by David Hockney on view in Venice
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Exclusively for Italy, the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia presents the first exhibition of the paintings of David Hockney, one of the most renowned and influential of contemporary artists. The Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna di Ca’ Pesaro is hosting the David Hockney - 82 portraits and 1 still life exhibition, brilliantly curated by Edith Devaney, Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and with the scientific direction of Gabriella Belli. After the show in Venice, realised with the support of Crédit Agricole FriulAdria, the exhibition will move to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and then to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. English by birth but Californian by adoption, David Hockney is one of the greatest contemporary figurative artists. Born in the industrial town of Bradford in 1937, he moved to London after graduating from the Bradford School of Art to attend the Royal Co
Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing presents exhibition of works by Gerhard Richter
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
On the occasion of its opening, the Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing is presenting an unprecedented exhibition dedicated to German artist Gerhard Richter. This presentation has been produced in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s “Hors-les-murs” program, showcasing previously unseen holdings of its collection at the Espaces Culturels Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Venice and Beijing, thus carrying out the Fondation’s intent to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public. Since the early 1960s, Richter has created a paradoxical body of work that sits somewhere between figurative and abstract art. Classically trained as a painter, throughout his oeuvre Richter has maintained a lifelong fascination with the power of the image and painting’s long, uneasy relationship
National Gallery in Oslo exhibits works from the Hubert Looser Collection
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
This year's exhibition program in the National Gallery has been devoted to American art. First in line was the exhibition “ The Great Graphic Boom”, which focused on prints and graphic art. This is now being followed up by “Restless Gestures. Works from the Hubert Looser Collection”, which present paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints made by some of the twentieth century’s most acclaimed artists. This summer, the new exhibition “Restless Gestures. Works from the Hubert Looser Collection” is being shown at the National Gallery. The exhibition gives visitors the chance to see works by some of the most renowned artists of the twentieth century, such as Willem de Kooning, Cy Twombly, Arshile Gorky, David Smith, Agnes Martin, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Ryman, Richard Serra, Sean Scully, Brice Marden, and Rebecca Horn. These are artists who are rarely on display in Norway and who are hardly
In Her Majesty's Hands: Medals of Maria Theresa on view at the Kunsthistorisches Museum
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
The Kunsthistorisches Museum’s Coin Collection holds both the largest and by far the most important collection of coins minted under Maria Theresa; it is the best place, and now is the best time, to host an exhibition that presents the monarch’s life in medals to celebrate what would have been her 300th birthday. The exhibition focuses on the most important topoi in Maria Theresa’s private and public life. It presents her in the company of her large family, running the gamut of events from dynastic marriages to heart-breaking calamities. It showcases her role as a ruler forced to fight several wars for her inheritance and, together with her son and co-regent Joseph II, as a pioneering social reformer. The artefacts on show also illustrate the extent of Maria Theresa’s realm, which
Major exhibition on the British artist John Minton on view at Pallant House Gallery
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
This summer Pallant House Gallery presents a major exhibition on the British artist John Minton (1917 – 1957), marking the centenary of his birth and 60 years since his death. It explores the artist’s achievements far beyond his reputation as a leading illustrator and influential teacher, spanning: • Evocative wartime landscapes, including views of London, rooting him firmly in the Neo-Romantic tradition. • Exotic subject matter in a new colour palette inspired by travel to Corsica, Jamaica, and Spain, including the newly rediscovered ‘Jamaican Village’ (1951) (see above). • Figurative work including portraits of young male students and friends that express something of Minton’s experience as a leading gay artist in the 1940s and 1950s. These have added poignancy as 2017 marks 50 years since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. • Book illustrations, pos
Exhibition is first to offer a view of the various ideals of women in Indian painting
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Indian miniatures are like windows onto dreamlike, idealised worlds. The pictures have a broad spectrum of themes ranging from religious and mythological subjects through literary, poetic motifs to secular, courtly scenes. The exhibition at Museum Rietberg is the first to offer a view of the various ideals of women in Indian painting. Images of women play a key role in many genres of Indian painting. In keeping with the perfectly crafted forms of expression in Indian miniatures, the female figures in the works on display have the character of ideal, aesthetically flawless visions. Reflecting artistic standards, they go beyond the representation of real persons and should not be regarded as portraits of existing women like those who lived at court. Rather, the images depict multifaceted beauties reminiscent of the lyrical descriptions of classical Indian poets like Jayadeva and Kalidasa, who compared the female
"Art Out of the Bloodlands: A Century of Polish Artists in Britain" on view at Ben Uri Gallery & Museum
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Ben Uri is presenting the second exhibition in its series on refugee and migrant artists, highlighting the Polish contribution in Britain over the last century. This focus is particularly apt as the community approaches its millionth citizen, the largest migrant group in Britain, and as Poland celebrates a century since it regained its independence as a nation state after 123 years. The exhibition tells aspects of the story of the Polish community in Britain, and Poland's recent turbulent history, through the lens of art. It traces the complex stories of Polish-born artists who fled successive regimes, were variously persecuted, imprisoned and interned, crossed continents – or, today, have made positive choices to come to Britain to study or to develop professionally. The exhibition brings together a century of artworks and archival material by both celebrated and lesser-known Polish-born artists selected from the Ben Uri Col
Harewood House exhibits 63 works on paper by the Caribbean artist Frank Walter
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Harewood House Trust is exhibiting 63 works on paper by the Caribbean artist Frank Walter (1926-2009). These works have never been seen together in England before. The majority are landscapes, including many of trees purposely selected to resonate with Harewood’s Capability Brown landscape. Apparently simple, they beautifully depict real and imaginary vistas which speak with an unmistakable visionary voice. Frank Walter (Francis Archibald Wentworth Walter), self-styled 7th Prince of the West Indies, Lord of Follies and the Ding-a-Ding Nook, was born in Antigua in 1926. Walter was hugely talented as an artist and writer, although somewhat flawed by an obsession with his ancestral lineage which he believed linked him with the aristocratic families of Europe
First Dutch retrospective of leading figure in the Polish avant-garde of the 1960s and '70s on view in Amsterdam
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Edward Krasiński (1925–2004) was a seminal figure in the Polish avant-garde of the 1960s and ’70s. Currently, his work is being rediscovered by a younger generation of artists and curators. Following its opening at Tate Liverpool, the first retrospective of one of Eastern Europe’s most significant artists is now on view at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The exhibition examines his entire oeuvre, from the sculptures of the early 1960s, constructed using found materials, to his later installations, and emphasizes his experimental approach to making objects, spatial installations, and exhibitions. Inspired by prewar avant-garde movements such as Polish Constructivism, Krasiński’s work combines a wry sense of humor and a fascination with chance. The retrospective features over fifty works, including suspended objects and wire sculptures, that testify to his interest in sculpture as line. In 1968 he introdu
SelgasCano inaugurates their pavillon in Cognac
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
The site-specific commission of the Fondation d’entreprise Martell, the Pavillon Martell de SelgasCano, is a new, multifaceted architectural project created by Spanish architects SelgasCano and intended to completely fill the vast paved courtyard situated behind the Foundation during the first phase of work. After the installation Par nature by Vincent Lamouroux, the Pavillon Martell de SelgasCano, conceived this time for the exterior of the building, brings a new architectural and international dimension to the Foundation. This pavilion is comprised of modules constructed from hi-tech materials, which will house specific activities prefiguring the Foundation’s future schedule of events. True to their aesthetic of transparency and openness to the outside world, SelgasCano constructed the pavilion from
Frieze Projects at Frieze London 2017: Artists announced
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Frieze has announced the participating artists for Frieze Projects at Frieze London, October 5–8, 2017. This year's non-profit programme of new artist commissions is curated by Raphael Gygax (Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich) and will feature eleven artists from eight countries across the world. Frieze Projects and the Frieze Artist Award are supported by the LUMA Foundation for the third consecutive year. Marc Bauer, Donna Kukama, MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho, Lucy + Jorge Orta, SPIT! (Carlos Motta, John Arthur Peetz, Carlos Maria Romero), Georgina Starr and Frieze Artist Award-winner Kiluanji Kia Henda will create seven new artworks spanning literature, theatre, design and installation, all connected by a strong performative aspect. Curator Raphael Gygax said: "Focused on artistic collaboration, this year's Projects
Art Is Comic: A light response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
The MIMA’s third exhibition brings together Brecht Vandenbroucke, Mon Colonel & Spit, Brecht Evens, HuskMitNavn, Jean Jullien and Joan Cornellà. They champion a cosmopolitan idea of society by depicting human comedy through figurative works. Their influence across all brands of social media is at times colossal. On show from 23 June to 31 December 2017. The MIMA opened on the day after the terrorist attacks in Brussels, a time of sadness and uncertainty. That is when the idea for this exhibition originated. How to respond to rampant anxiety and escalating secterianism? Humour! Let us continue to laugh without allowing ourselves to get trapped in a moralising straitjacket. "Soyons désinvoltes, n'ayons l'air de rien" [let’s be flippant, carefree] said a song from the 1990s. This is the state of mind that inspired the exhibition’s curators’ artist selection. Each artist is unique, coming from very varied backgr
Exhibitor line up announced for second annual TEFAF New York Fall
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
TEFAF New York Fall has announced the names of 93 dealers exhibiting at the second annual edition of the acclaimed international art fair launched last October. Focusing on fine and decorative arts and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century, TEFAF New York Fall will return to the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from October 28-November 1, 2017. Bringing together a global community of collectors, interior designers, museum curators and connoisseurs, TEFAF New York is recognized for going beyond the boundaries of a traditional art fair at the Park Avenue Armory. It serves to engage fairgoers in an immersive experience through richly curated booth presentations, dynamic programming and unique institutional collaborations that enhance the collector experience. The
The third edition of Art on Paper to take place from 7 to 10 September at BOZAR
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Art on Paper is an art fair devoted to contemporary drawing. 25 contemporary art galleries from Belgium and around the world will come together at the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels for the third edition of the fair, taking place from 7 to 10 September 2017. Each gallery displays a solo show featuring an established or emerging artist whose focus is on drawing. An artist's stroke will thus stand out within each exhibition space. Drawing has returned to the forefront of contemporary art and its value, as both a practice and a medium, is widely recognised. Art on Paper is designed to showcase the best in contemporary drawing through a curated mix of established and emerging galleries. An artistic director, supported by a selection committee, maintains the lasting and demanding line drawn for the show. The stage design structures the space
Barcelona to celebrate the third edition of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
From September 28 to October 1, the third edition of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend will take place, the annual artistic reference in Barcelona for art lovers, collectors, professionals and artists. For four days Barcelona becomes the hub of the national and international contemporary art sector. 24 galleries join the initiative organized by Art Barcelona, ​​the Contemporary Art Galleries Association in Barcelona, ​​which in this third edition, positions itself as one of the reference events in the European artistic calendar. The third edition of the BGW will feature an extensive programme of exhibitions in the 23 galleries of contemporary and avant-garde art, selected by a committee of experts. In addition, it includes to its programming the Galeria Estrany-de la Mota in homage to the recently deceased gallerist Antoni Estrany. As parallel programme, the event offers a set of artistic intervent
Frac Lorraine presents intersectional group exhibition
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
What does it even mean to work today? Achieving social status, keeping busy every day, having a source of income, or perhaps feeling useful? Discover an intersectional group exhibition that puts “invisible” workers in the spotlight: from house cleaners to interns, to artists and cultural actors! The guest curator Virginie Jourdain presents an original interpretation of the working environment from a committed activist and feminist point of view. Let’s take a fresh look at the different types of labor, whether domestic, artistic, or breadwinning, and their social and moral significance. The exhibition Human Resources addresses the specificities of artists’ work from the point of view of artists themselves. There is no hierarchy among the works or contributions, whether issued from collaborative, horizontal, or solidarity-based practices or inspired by feminist activism
Melbourne Art Fair returns with a renewed focus, venue and CEO for August 2018
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Melbourne Art Fair returns as the region’s most significant platform for Australasian contemporary art. The Fair takes place as the anchor event of Melbourne Art Week, 2-5 August 2018, housed in a temporary structure within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside the iconic Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). Showcasing 40-50 galleries from Australia, New Zealand and the region, Melbourne Art Fair returns with a curated selection of some of the newest and most respected names in contemporary art. Owned and managed by Melbourne Art Foundation, the Fair is set to welcome 20,000 visitors over 4 days as the anchor event of Melbourne Art Week; a city-wide program embracing cultural organisations, public institutions, independent art spaces and commercial galleries in the creation of public events, exhibitions, talks and performances.
"Annet Couwenberg: From Digital to Damask" shows fiber art through multiple disciplines
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
The Baltimore Museum of Art presents Annet Couwenberg: From Digital to Damask, an intimate exhibition of 10 extraordinary works by Maryland-based artist Annet Couwenberg. On view August 16, 2017–February 18, 2018, the exhibition shows how art, science, and history can produce fascinating innovations in textiles. “Annet Couwenberg is a contemporary artist adept at the use of new technology, but deeply appreciative of historical textiles and costume as well as the hand processes used in their creation,” said Anita Jones, Curator of Textiles. “Her art bridges the traditional and the new both aesthetically and technically.” Couwenberg has had a lifelong interest with the dialogue between the internal structure of an object and its outer façade. In the summer of 2014, the Maryland Institute College of Art professor and internationally exhibited artist
Iniva presents an interactive audio site-specific work by artist Ting-Ting Cheng
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and Stuart Hall Foundation are presenting On the Desert Island, an interactive audio site-specific work by artist Ting-Ting Cheng which is being presented in Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library (1 June - 1 December 2017). Offering a unique way to explore Iniva’s remarkable collection, On the Desert Island takes its cue from Professor Stuart Hall speaking to Sue Lawley on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in February 2000. On the long-running radio show, the presenter asks the guest to punctuate their conversation with eight records they would choose to take with them if they were cast away on a desert island. Ting-Ting Cheng draws on the recording of Professor Stuart Hall’s interview to create an audio guide which imagines the Stuart Hall Library as islands with its bookshelves and contents as land mass to be negotiated
Contemporary Istanbul announces its preliminary exhibitors list and a week full of art in September
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Contemporary Istanbul, the leading international art fair in the region, announced the preliminary exhibitors list for the upcoming 12th edition of the fair. CI brings together leading contemporary art galleries from Turkey and around the world, giving a regional and international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene that has developed in Istanbul in recent decades. Reflecting the role of Istanbul as a centre point between East and West, CI strongly believes – now more than ever – in the critical role of art as a catalyst for dialogue, mutual understanding and reconciliation. Notable for its unique position both geographically and culturally, CI pays undivided attention to Turkish contemporary art and also prides itself on bringing together galleries, artists and collectors from around the world. CI uniquely engages with artists and collectors from the entire
First museum exhibition in over forty years of works by Phil Dike on view at Laguna Art Museum
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Laguna Art Museum is showing Phil Dike: At the Edge of the Sea. The exhibition is the first comprehensive museum exhibition in over forty years of works by this prominent member of the California regionalist movement of the 1930s and 1940s, with more than sixty of his paintings that span from the 1920s through the early 1980s. Works exhibited are from private and public collections from around California, including many that have never been exhibited before. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication highlighting the versatility of the native California artist, reproducing not only the paintings in the exhibition, but additional works in all media. The exhibition closes on September 24, 2017. Phil Dike (1906–1990) grew up in Redlands, California, and studied at the Chouinard School of Art
La maison rouge presents an exhibition gathering works auround the symbol of knot
August 16th, 2017, 01:40 PM
La maison rouge is presenting Inextricabilia, an exhibition gathering works from Art Brut, African ritual objects, religious art, folk art, modern and contemporary art auround the symbol of knot. At first view, there is nothing that might connect an Art Brut sculpture by Judith Scott with a Nkisi divination statue from Congo, an eighteenth-century German reliquary or Annette Messager's net of votive photographs, and yet despite their origins in different lands, cultures, expressions and eras, there are surprising overlaps in the materials and techniques used, and in the process behind their creation. All these objects display striking analogies in the entwining, entangling and knotting of hemp cord, hair, strips of leather, gold threads, blades of grass, raffia, rope and fabric. Whether organic, plant or metal, these fibres are ingeniously assembled, stitched, woven or knotted