Arquivo mensal: fevereiro 2014

Exhibition: The body that takes me

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Installations and works that are part of the exhibition of the brazilian Ernesto Neto, perfectly fit the architecture of the Guggenheim Bilbao museum, as organs of a body.

The objective is exactly that: offering a holistic experience where the body and feelings are central theme of the show. The title of the exhibition “The body that takes me” already shows the real interest of the Brazilian artist.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1964, Ernesto Neto is a great artist of the contemporary scene and included works created especially for this event. Works that awaken the five senses of the human being. The exhibition takes place from February 14 until May 18.

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Brassaï combines photography and cinema in his exhibition.

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The exhibition takes the suggestive title “The Love of Paris.” Nobody as he photographed the places that have become icons of the city.

Many images show a ghostly and deserted Paris. The steps of Montmartre, the city view from the top of Notre Dame, among the gargoyles adorning the facade of the cathedral. Brassaï loved these landscapes filtered by artificial light.

Brassaï also loved anonymous characters – the lighter of the gas lamps, prostitutes and their pimps. He was attracted to the sordid side of the night, which could become singularly beautiful.

The exhibition of Brassaï happens in the Hotel de Ville, Paris, through March 8, with free entry.

Miguel Angel Project – Natural Histories

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The exhibition “Historias naturales” (“Natural Histories”) is a project of Miguel Angel Blancovinte. This show consists of interventions made in the halls of the Prado National Museum, constituted about 150 pieces of natural history, especially from the National Museum of Natural, Mineral and Animal science.

The visiting public will see twenty artistic interventions constituting a future cabinet and incorporate a creative point of view, interacting with the permanent collection and promoting a new way of seeing the works that help your imaginary extension.

The project will be open from November 19 until April 27, 2014.

Strange Beauty – Masters of the German Renaissance.

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The exhibition “Strange Beauty – Masters of the German Renaissance,” happens at The National Gallery, London, from February 19 until May 11.

The objective of the exhibition is to instigate a new look at the German Renaissance paintings, showing how these works were seen in the past and how they are interpreted today.

Some of the best known artists of the period such as Hans Holbein, Albrecht Durer and Lucas Cranach, are present in his paintings, drawings and prints in the exhibition, highlighting the expression and creativity of this period.

Some people compare the German renaissance art  with the Italian Renaissance art, for example, and say that the works are ugly, excessive. But there are many admirers of this German art and his personification technical field.

Ai Weiwei: According to What?

 

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With photographs and large-scale sculptures, the exhibition of Ai Weiwei entitled “according to what?” Happens in the Perez Art Museum in Miami.

The Chinese artist, works with a variety of media and his works always question the social, political and cultural positions of his country and the general world.

His sculptures are in the majority, made ​​from found objects which are modified, showing to the world his irreverent way of reconfiguring materials, creating new forms and identities.

The exhibition started in December 2013 and will continue until March 16, 2014. Don´t miss!

The art and the work of Brazilian artists in the Somerset House

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The art and the work of Brazilian artists have been recognized worldwide. Recently, the European Centre for Visual Arts, Somerset House (palace located in South of London), has an exhibition of the best works of Brazilian design from the last 10 years.

The show features works by 33 artists and designers on the rise. According to the curator of the exhibition, Rafael Cardoso, the interest and respect for the brazilian art and design only been increasing throughout the world.

Visitors can check out some of the best works that were produced in the country in the last 10 years, in various forms: paintings, photographs, installations and sculptures.

Thirtieth Anniversary of the Havana Biennial.

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In May 2014, the Havana Biennial celebrates 30 years. It will be a great celebratory event with a group exhibition of works in many places situated in Havana, where the public can remember and recognize them through a part of the history of the biennial.

Several artists and experts, are part of this event since the beginning, with the cooperation of Cuban entities and other institutions and friends from other countries, which have created a strong bond of friendship.

The Biennial of Havana was a major watershed in the development of events previously created to expose and admire works of many countries. Became known from around the world and helped spread a new concept, becoming a reference.

Kiev Biennale postponed as violent protests continue to hit capital.

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The second biennial that would be initiated this year will be postponed until 2015. According to the organizers of the event, held in Mystetskyi Arsenal, an old gun shop in Kiev city center, the event is impracticable, because of the current situation in the country.

The protests in Kiev, against the government, has killed many people and beyond the social collapse, Ukraine faces a major financial crisis and biennial certainly will be affected due to the lack of money in the local economy.

But the general director of the museum complex Mystetskyi Arsenal, Natalia Zabolotna expects the ministry of culture of Ukraine understands the fundamental role of the biennial in the local culture and to continue putting it in the scenery of events to allocate the necessary resources for your event next year.

National Gallery’s first American painting arrives in London with baggage.

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The National Gallery, London, bought a “Men of the Docks” 1912 painting of Brooklyn waterfront by George Bellows and since then, created a great controversy.

The painting was purchased in 1920 and stayed at the museum until 2007, when college administrators decided to sell it to increase the budget of the institution.

There is an agreement in principle between the National Gallery and college of the U.S. (Virginia), where the painting could return for temporary loan.

The Director of the National Gallery, Nicholas Penny, says visitors understand the work in a different way and demonstrates very proud to have a workforce that is today, alongside paintings by Monet and Pissarro.

Argentine museum preserves the history of the drink that is a cultural heritage.

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If there is one thing that unites neighbors with Argentina is the mate. In the country, the grass is different: thicker, dry and strong. By decree, has become the national drink.

It’s so much tradition, the history of the Argentine mate turned cultural heritage. At the edge of the Paraná Delta, in Tigre, about 33 kilometers from Buenos Aires, is the Museum of Mate.

The Museum has five rooms and over 2000 articles and objects. The story is present in every moment. At the end of the visit, we arrive at the MATE BAR, tables in the sun and shade, to enjoy a few good mates with them all! Full experience!