Arquivo mensal: junho 2014

Free exhibition celebrates 50 years of touring the Beatles in the U.S.

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The most successful rock band in history gets a new exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group’s first tour in the United States. The British Consulate opens on June 9 the show ‘Beatles – 50 Years of History’ in GREAT Britain House, located in the Brazilian British Centre in Pinheiros, in the west of the state capital. Admission is free.

Until the 13th of July, about 50 personal items, records and photos of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr will be exposed in this place. The initial part of the exhibition includes pieces autographed of the band Quarrymen, Lennon’s original group that gave rise to the Beatles.

The show will have a timeline, with all EPs released by the band; important data on personal life of John, Paul, George and Ringo and historical moments of the trajectory of the group, plus autographed albums, personal photos and tickets.

Brazilian British Centre. Ferreira de Araújo Street, 741 – Pinheiros. Monday to Friday from 10h to 19h. Closed weekends, except on Saturday jun 14. Up to july 13. free!

ETERNAL MOMENT

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MACBA opens the 2014 calendar for the month of May with a retrospective exhibition of Argentine artist Fabian Burgos. A set of more than 15 pieces made between 2000 and 2013 is together under the curatorial perspective of María Constanza Cerullo, Chief Curator of the MACBA Collection.

With a game in opposite directions and coexistence, in the words of the curator, Eternal Moment, refers to the many investigations that Fabián Burgos walking in the pictorial field, associated with the slopes of neocinetismo and optical art.

Following a long tradition that links to the streams of geometric abstraction concerned about the effect of shape, color and vibrancy of the same retina perceives, Burgos dialogue in a free way form with canonical figures of the trend.

From the use of mechanisms of appropriation, quotation and optical effects, Burgos rethink key artists in the history of modern and contemporary art, as Soto and Cruz-Diez.

This exhibition happens: MAY 10 TO JULY 13, 2014 in the Museo de Arte Contemporâneo de Buenos Aires, MACBA.

ART AND ALCHEMY

For the first time in Germany, an exhibition spanning all epochs and genres will be introducing the exciting link between art and alchemy in past and present times.

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250 works from antiquity to the present, encompassing Baroque art, Surrealism, through to contemporary art from collections and museums in the USA, Great Britain, France, Mexico and Israel reveal the fascination which alchemy exerted for many visual artists.

The exhibition was conceived by Museum Kunstpalast in cooperation with the research group “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe” at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, as well as a group of experts at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, which also provided many pieces on loan.

A Wunderkammer of curious and exotic treasures from flora and fauna is offered for visitors to explore. In an extensive accompanying programme the subject of art and alchemy will be expanded upon by means of lectures, talks and guided tours.

For the exhibition, a studio for children was set up, where the theme of “The Alchemy of Colour” is explored by taking a close look at colours, along with their archetypical elements and production.

The Mystery of Transformation
5.4.2014 – 10.8.2014

 

Kerry James Marshall: painting and other things

 

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The exhibition Kerry James Marshall: painting and other things, is set to one of the largest collections devoted to this American author. The career of Kerry James Marshall (Birmingham, Alabama, 1955, lives in Chicago) is articulated through creative treatment of issues related to the life, culture and African-American history approached from multiple perspectives, thus providing new insights to issues related racial politics, cultural representation and social emancipation.

Throughout all his work, Marshall maintains a constant reflection on the fundamental “blackness” (blackness), a concept from which all his work is done.

Claiming what he calls the “black” polysemic notion laden visual, cultural and aesthetic implications, undertakes to compensate for the absence of black culture in the museum spaces, which he considers is represented marginally both in relation to the subject and with regard to the authors.

This exhibition, co-organized by the Museo Reina Sofía, M HKA (Antwerp), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen) and Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona), brings together a selection of works around the various themes and motivations that the artist has treated throughout his career and in which is visible the aesthetic and political commitment of the artist.

 

The American Time (La hora americana)

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The presence of the Andean themes in Argentine art, between 1910 and 1950, is the expression of Americanism, esthetic and ideological power of cultural nationalism.

The main groups develop Eurindia influence of Ricardo Rojas, artists archaeological expeditions, the Inca imaginary nativist painting in the National Hall, Andean artists in Buenos Aires, the manners of the thirties and forties and the beginning of provincial schools, the journey of modern artists and their discovery of the Andean culture.

In addition to painting, drawing, sculpture and architectural projects, magazines, books, sheet music, catalogs, drawings and artifacts, documentaries, classical and popular music is.

The exhibits come from public and private collections in Buenos Aires, La Plata, Rosario, Santa Fe, Jujuy, Tilcara, Humahuaca, Bariloche. It features more than 120 objects to display, including important works of Argentine art.

The exhibition has the support of the Friends of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Concerts in Noel Palace – Hispanic American Art

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The headquarters of the Palace Museum Isaac Fernández Blanco Claus became one of the most important area of the city of Buenos Aires for chamber music.

While several thematic cycles are programmed, the work of spreading the repertoire of early music is featured, especially the Baroque period.

In this area, the museum is a real engine ensembles and soloists, coordinating multiple projects, including the participation of groups and artists of noble birth and abroad is highlighted.

check out more information and dates of performances: http://museos.buenosaires.gob.ar/mifb.htm

The Disasters of War 1800-2014

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This exhibition shows how artists have contributed to the movement of disenchantment with the war, which begins at the turn of the nineteenth century, during the Napoleonic campaigns.

Always placed at the center of societal values​​, war as necessary and inevitable episode was less a consensus. While the art was dominated by the heroic battle, the war was then represented in all its aspects, including its most atrocious consequences on humans, animals, nature, cities, things.

Twelve sequences, the exhibition poses the major milestones of this untold story, through conflict and twenty four to one hundred and fifty works of nearly two hundred artists.

Informations: From May 28 to October 6, 2014  in the Louvre-Museum

Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky.

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Today the term Expressionism is widely considered to designate a distinctly German movement. In its beginnings in the early 20th century, however, Expressionism was not assigned to a specific nationality.

The movement evolved within a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere in Europe, where German and French artists responded to new developments in modern art with brightly colored and spontaneously rendered canvases.

Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky, which opens this Sunday in the Resnick Pavilion at LACMA, proposes an inquiry not only about artistic influence, but also about culture and geography. Where did Expressionism come from? How did it relate to national boundaries?

The development of Expressionism took place in the cosmopolitan milieu of artists, galleries, and museums in both France and Germany in the early 20th century. The founding of groups nearly synonymous with the term Expressionism—the Brücke and the Blaue Reiter—came at a heightened moment during which artists working in Germany were paying close attention to the styles developing in France.

This exhibition seeks to bring together French and German masterpieces accompanied by their essential historical context—when and where they were exhibited, collected, and seen by artists—so that they may be enjoyed again by us while also capturing the moment when the artists that made them were inspired by one another.

The exhibition happens in LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

PAOLO VERONESE – THE ILLUSION OF REALITY

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The art of Paolo Caliari, known as Paolo Veronese (1528-1588), returns to his native city with an exhibition dedicated to the man and his work, promoted and organised by the Verona City Council’s Department of Art Museums and Monuments, together with the University of Verona and the Historical, Artistic and Ethno-Anthropological Heritage Office for the provinces of Verona, Rovigo and Vicenza, in association with the National Gallery in London.

Mounted in Verona’s monumental Palazzo della Gran Guardia, this exhibition takes place 26 years after the Veronese and Verona show held in 1988 at the Castelvecchio Museum, and is being curated by Paola Marini, director of the Castelvecchio Museum, and Bernard Aikema from the University of Verona.

The exhibition will feature about 100 works, comprising both paintings and drawings, originating from prestigious Italian and international museums such as the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden, the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Palazzo Rosso in Genoa, the British Museum and the National Gallery in London, etc.

In addition to an ample selection of the artist’s masterpieces, the exhibition will feature numerous exceptional drawings of great thematic and technical variety, with the aim of outlining the role of planning and graphic reflection not only in Veronese’s creative process, but also in the productive dynamics of his atelier.

Joseph Tapiro. Tangier Painter

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In the nineteenth century, the city of Tangier became a source of inspiration for artists who wanted to represent an exotic oriental world. Joseph Tapiro has an authentic style that reached a remarkable resemblance to convert your pictures into true testimonial documents of a world in rapid retreat before the Europeanization of the city.

In the international art market, these works were considered among the best in the Orientalist genre, and came to very high prices of the most prestigious galleries in London, the city where the artist traveled almost every year.

Now, one hundred years after his death, the National Art Museum of Catalonia, justifies his work and shows a selection of the best tangerine watercolors.

Check out this exhibition that happens until september, 2014.