Arquivo mensal: maio 2014

Latin American art of the twentieth century.

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140 pieces, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, objects and installations by Latin American artists are included in this tour that happens in Malba.

This exhibition is divided into four main areas and the tour allows the visitor to observe the differences between the rounds of action in countries such as Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia and Chile.

Take the time to understand a little more about the diversity of surrealist art and political art, abstract tendencies and contemporary art from the new pop figuration to the scene of the 80s, with the return to painting.

 

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Pop Art Myths

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For the first time in Spain, the exhibition Pop Art Myths, will offer to the visitors a new way to evaluate this artistic trend using the new 21st century perspective.

There are about 70 works in this exhibition include British pioneers, the American classics and many others who help to spread the pop art internationally.

The mythical images of Pop Art, behind its surface appearance and its deceptive banality, conceal an irony and a code of clear perception. Significant works such as Rauschenberg, Wesselmann, Lichtenstein and Hockney will prove this idea.

This exhibition can be visited in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, in Madrid, until 14 Septembrer 2014.

São Paulo receives Yayoi Kusama exhibition

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The exhibition of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, attracted 700,000 visitors last year when it was in RJ. Arrives in São Paulo now with public expectation and the presence of attractive and inviting pieces for “selfies” and photos – as I’m Here, But Nothing Infinity Mirrored Room and installation (2011), made ​​of mirrors and tiny light bulbs that change of color.

In hundreds of jobs shown in four rooms of the institute, it is possible to follow very clearly the process of designing the language of Japanese photographer. The timeline begins with a work from 1950, a painting surrealist oil in it represents only a tangled thick rope itself.

In Japan, Yayoi Kusama was born in Matsumoto City in 1929, she felt stifled by tradition, by local poverty situation in the post-war period and the opposition of her family to her art. “The strings of her early paintings are part of her response to the destruction and desolation”, defines the curator.

“From the beginning of her life in America, she used her strategies in a provocative way, created awesome and shocking clothes, but at the same time, her works have always been very inclusive,” says the curator. “The use of small balls and colors attract much attention, but it’s also pretty sophisticated. Anyway, her brand is very powerful,” adds.

The Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

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Exhibition will show personal objects of Conan Doyle and other artists of the trajectory of the character. The largest exhibition of Sherlock Holmes who comes to the UK in over 60 years should reveal unknowns about the origins of the fictional detective and the sources of inspiration of his creator, the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle.

The inspiration for Conan Doyle to create the famous detective was The Murders in the Morgue Street, book of 1841 by Edgar Allan Poe. The manuscript of this work will also be on display at the Museum of London.

The exhibition, which opens on October 17, should also analyze the representations of Holmes in film and theater, with his main objects of interpreters such as American actor William Gillette.

The main objective of the Museum is to claim the role of British capital in the stories of Sherlock Holmes, and so the show must exhibit paintings, drawings and photographs of emblematic places of the city, as Strand, Piccadilly, the Houses of Parliament Avenue and other constructions of Victorian London.

 

WFFM Berlin 2014 was a success!!!

The city of Berlin has welcomed many friends of museums, between 15 and 18 May 2014. More than 200 friends attended this event, which gave insights into their work and shared a lot of information and experience.

During the program, the young friends from Berlin, proposed a major discovery in the German city.

Many museums were operated by the city and the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, during the program, it was very special and enriching for all friends of museums in the world.

During the congress, the people could have contact with Berlin that breathes art and culture.

See some photos of the event that was a real success:

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We are counting down to the next.

Thanks for the participation of all involved! See you later!!!

Félix Vallotton – Fire beneath the ice

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The Franco-Swiss artist Félix Vallotton (1865-1925) belonged to the group of artists known as Les Nabis (prophets). Having a style of decorative art and being influenced by Japanese prints, the Van Gogh Museum presents “Felix Valloton. Fire under the ice” with a variety of paintings and prints.

Featuring many paintings of many famous museums such as the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Kunsthaus Zürich, the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and several private collections, this display can show the different facets of works of the Vallotton.

His works brought an underlying tension, while incorporating humorous elements too, where many times housed a social critique. His style is characterized by a smooth finish, a cool environment and a sophisticated use of color.

The exhibition can be seen in the Grand Palais in Paris until 20 January 2014. After Amsterdam it will travel to the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum in Tokyo.

A new museum devoted to the terrible events of 11 September 2001

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Design a museum to tell the story of a real catastrophe in world history, is not an easy task. In 2004, the Company of Davis Brody Bond was chosen to build the new memorial museum September 11, 2001 will have their doors open in less than two weeks in the basement where the buildings of the ancient world trade was.

In the museum, there will be parts of the twin towers, which will portray truthfully the old world trade center and parts of great importance and relevance such as a piece of steel removed, which experts say was where the 1st plane crashed and a ladder where hundreds of people escaped before the building collapsed.

The museum will have large open spaces for visitors can walk freely and leaving a less “heavy” atmosphere, relieving the intensity showrooms have, through pictures, videos and other situations of the fateful day of September 11.

The museum will have two large rooms. One will be intended to tell about 2,977 deaths that occurred, and videos of family and loved ones. The other room, will tell the great effort of recovery, the next day and the history of AL Qaeda (containing photos of the 19 hijackers responsible for the horror caused). This decision to tell the story about them causes controversy among Americans.

Despite this, Davis is keen to stress “the nature of optimism” that runs through the museum. “It is sombre, but not gloomy,” he says.

WFFM Berlin 2014 is almost here…

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Have you already sent your e-mail to participate of The XV Congress of the World Federation of Friends of Museums? From 15.05.2014 to 18.05.2014, the WFFM happens in Berlin.

Besides being a great opportunity to discover the art and culture of various regions, you can discover the rich history of Berlin and the peculiarity of this famous city worldwide.

We have selected famous paintings from different museums – Gemäldegalerie, Alte Nationalgalerie, Neues Museum.

To be part of this congress, you just need to send an e-mail to:  junge-freunde@freunde-der-kunsthalle.de to subscribe. If you have some doubts, contact them!!!

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Ron Mueck at MAM Rio

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Ron Mueck, an Australian sculptor who lives and works in Britain, produces incredibly realistic special effects to create his works – sculptures that reproduce the details of the human body with such precision that, if not for the size, could pass for real beings.

Besides the six important and recent sculptures, the exhibition includes three that were created especially for this event. A new film documenting the creation was produced by Gautier Deblonde for this occasion.

Show the reclusive artist working, further emphasizes the sensitivity and power of the sculptures, and highlights his special meaning in our day.

The objective of the sculptor is to create sculptures that are becoming more real. He plays with scale to produce visual images that are larger than life.

The exhibition began its roaming in April, in the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, receiving over 300,000 visitors, and then at Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires. Now comes the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, ending its cycle of exhibitions in June.

Portinari´s Exhibition is a success in Paris

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The “War and Peace” exhibition, of the Brazilian painter Candido Portinari, was opened yesterday (Tuesday, May 06). The line formed in front of the Grand Palais, one of the most important cultural centers of the world, in Paris, reveals the success of the Portinari shows on the first day of exposure.

The show features panels, approximately 14 x 10 meters, and more than five thousand works presented on a big screen. Precise lines, strong colors and a modern vision bring to life one of the most imposing works of Portinari. Lights, in contrast to the screens impress art lovers.

And for Brazilians living in Paris, the event has an extra special taste. “It’s just extraordinary. Gives immense pride to be Brazilian. Installation, light, scenery, everything. It was awesome!” Says the painter Antonio Veronezi.

The “War and Peace” panels were commissioned by the Brazilian government in 1952 to be donated to the UN headquarters in New York (USA). Returned to Brazil in 2010 to be restored. They were exposed in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. In 140 days, were seen by more than 320 thousand people.

The exhibition will be on display until June 9, when they return to New York.