Arquivo mensal: outubro 2014

In Focus: Tokyo

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Drawn from the Getty Museum’s collection, this one–gallery exhibition of photographs presents four responses to the dense, hyperreal megalopolis that is Tokyo. Although a kaleidoscopic vision would seem to be required to represent this stratified, vertical capital, the Japanese photographers featured in this show have found a way to portray their city at human scale.

Shigeichi Nagano observes the interactions of community within a perpetually rebuilt environment, as he has since the 1950s. Masato Seto focuses on the hard–won leisure of local couples escaping the cramped quarters of high–rise living for the scarce green space of public parks.

Mikiko Hara adopts a quiet, daylit, snapshot style to spontaneously capture anonymous portraits of her young contemporaries in the streets and subways. This exhibition takes place between August 5-December 14, 2014 at the Getty Center.

Fonte: Getty Museum

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Picasso Museum Reopens after the war

On Saturday, 25 October, the 133rd anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s birth, the museum named after him is due to reopen in Paris. It has been closed for the past five years undergoing a major and controversial renovation.

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This long-awaited event follows a series of frustrating delays and contested construction work that finally pushed President François Hollande to sack Anne Baldassari, the museum’s head for the past decade. In June, Laurent Le Bon, 45, was given an emergency mission to reopen the Musée Picasso.

It has been a difficult task, but Le Bon appears to have succeeded with the help of the team, including colleagues alienated by Baldassari. As surprising as it may be, and despite the bitter row surrounding her dismissal, Baldassari will be responsible for the opening exhibition.

Baldassari’s opening show will start to be replaced after six months, however, and Le Bon’s own programme will start next year, as part of the celebrations for the museum’s 30th anniversary. His first hang is due to be unveiled in September 2015. He told The Art Newspaper, that it will stress “the creative process of the artist and the links with contemporary art”.

Fonte: TAN

Guy Bourdin: Image Maker

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The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987.

This major show will chart Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works will exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.

Guy Bourdin’s editorial and advertising imagery represent a highpoint in late twentieth century fashion photography. His work took the basic function of the fashion photograph -to sell clothing, beauty and accessories- and made it into something rich and strange. Bourdin did this without resorting to exoticism; instead, he established the idea that the product is secondary to the image.

From his professional debut for Paris Vogue in the 1950s, Bourdin developed a distinctive style of visual storytelling which continues to serve as a source of inspiration to contemporary fashion photographers from Tim Walker to Nick Knight.

 

More infos: Somerset House

Sherlock Holmes The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die

This year the Museum of London welcomes an exciting new exhibition, delving into the mind of the world’s most famous fictional detective; Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.

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Asking searching questions such as who is Sherlock Holmes, and why does he still conjure up such enduring fascination, this major exhibition – London’s first on the detective since 1951 – will explore how Sherlock Holmes has transcended literature onto stage and screen and continues to attract huge audiences to this day.

Going beyond film and fiction, visitors to the museum will be transported to the real Victorian London – the backdrop for many of Conan Doyle’s stories. Through early film, photography, paintings and original artefacts, the exhibition will recreate the atmosphere of Sherlock’s London, with visitors able to envisage the places that the detective visited and imagine they are standing on the pavement of the Strand watching the horse drawn traffic pass by.

Fonte: Museum of London

AVAF UPCOMING EXHIBITION

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On the occasion of the Faena Hotel’s 10-year anniversary, assume vivid astro focus has created ángeles veloces arcanos fugaces, a site-specifc installation for revelry, participation, transformation, and the celebration of community—the embodiment of our values and cultural manifesto.

ángeles veloces arcanos fugaces is a neo-disco roller rink—an all-encompassing fantasia of music, movement, lights, dance, and explosive color that commemorates the utopian ideals of the disco era and exemplifies the Faena commitment to participatory and interactive holistic art experiences.

Drawing upon diverse imagery ranging from films like Xanadu with Olivia Newton-John to Lança Perfume by Brazilian singer Rita Lee, photos from the The Roxy in New York City to the Roxy Roller in Rio de Janeiro, avaf recognizes disco as a pervasive cultural export that has affected artistic practice and influenced pop culture across the hemisphere from North to South.

 

New year brings new art fair to Frankfurt

Frankfurt is getting a new art fair.

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Kunst Messe Frankfurt 15 will take place at the Frankfurter Messe convention centre from 30 January to 3 February 2015. Around 150 galleries will take part across four categories: antiquities, non-European art, classic Modern art and contemporary art.

The fair is organised by Kunstmedien Gmbh, an art publisher based in Neu-Isenburg, near Frankfurt. Wolf Krey, who previously headed Kunst-Messe München, will direct the new fair.

The fair’s organisers say: “The revival of an internationally significant art fair in the financially strong and artistically highly developed location of Frankfurt can only be seen as a logical consequence.” Fine Art Fair Frankfurt, formerly Art Frankfurt, was cancelled in 2008.

Fonte: TAN

Portrait by Leonardo da Vinci among inaugural loans to Louvre Abu Dhabi

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When the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens next year, the “universal” museum being built in the Gulf will have on show a painting by Leonardo da Vinci lent by the Louvre in Paris. Portrait of an Unknown Woman, around 1495, will be among the 300 works lent by French institutions to the Jean Nouvel-designed museum on Saadiyat Island, which is due to open at the end of 2015.

The Louvre is lending the portrait by Leonardo da Vinci “to illustrate Renaissance artists’ quest for naturalism with the aid of the new technique of oil painting”, according to a press statement. It will also complement a Madonna and Child by Bellini, which is in the Louvre Abu Dhabi collection.

The 300 loans from France will be shown alongside works acquired for the permanent collection of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which has been conceived as a “universal” museum. Instead of the schools of art, geographical or period-based divisions of art found in the Louvre in Paris and other encyclopaedic museums, Louvre Abu Dhabi aims to highlight “interconnections, exchanges and conversations between civilisations and the similarities and differences between their artistic traditions”, according to a press statement.

The number of works on temporary loan by French museums is due to decrease over a ten-year period as the Gulf museum builds its collection. Loans will be for between three month and two years.

 

Fonte: TAN

Moneo completes his ‘most abstract’ museum in Spain

The Spanish architect Rafael Moneo has completed his “most abstract work”—a new museum for the University of Navarra in Pamplona, northern Spain—the Pritzker Prize winner told the Spanish TV channel Antena3.

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The 11,000 sq. m, concrete, basalt and wood building will not open until January 2015, but it features a 750-seat auditorium, which was inaugurated by the National Youth Orchestra of Uruguay on Monday.

The €22.5m museum’s most notable feature “is the way in which it is inserted and integrated into the campus and not appear as a mass presence,” Moneo told reporters while giving a tour. He also said he is satisfied to see the museum turning into a small cultural center that links the university community to the city.

Moneo’s previous projects include the expansion of the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

 

Fonte: TAN

Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

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Between 1-7 September The Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, invited to a 7 days art excursion to the Netherlands, as a preparation to their upcoming temporarily exhibition Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age, which will be on show between 31 October 2014 – 15 February 2015 in the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, Hungary.

The exhibition will provide images on a large scale from the period of 17th-century Dutch art, one of the golden ages of European culture. It will not only focus on Rembrandt, the greatest master of the period, by whom 20 masterpieces will be on display but it will also showcase over 170 works by some 100 painters of which 40 originate from the Museum of Fine Arts’ rich Dutch collection.

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During the Friends’ trip the Members could deepen their knowledge in the field of Dutch art, through the paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer and their contemporaries. Lead by Art historian dr. István Németh, former colleague of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, beside many other sights they visited the Rijksmuseum and the Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam, the Frans Hals Museum and the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the Mauritshuis in Haag and also the Vermeer Centrum in Delft.

You can learn more about this exhibition at http://www.szepmuveszeti.hu/future_exhibitions, or at this facebook page: https://hu-hu.facebook.com/szepmuveszeti

Picasso Museum of Paris should reopen after turbulent reform

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Pablo Picasso once said: “Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.” This bet was frustrated in Paris for five years, with delays, repeated fights and controversies that marked the retirement of one of the largest collections in the world of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Now, the long-awaited reopening – postponed twice in the past year – is finally scheduled for October 25, the anniversary of Picasso, who was born in 1881 in Malaga, Spain, but spent most of his adult life in France until his death in 1973.

The opening of the museum, which houses a collection of over 5,000 paintings, sculptures and engravings, as well as personal files of Picasso, will end a turbulent period in the cultural scene of the city.

The renovation, which cost about € 52 million ($ 66 million), tripled the size of the exhibition space, which now has five floors, making it more accessible for what is expected to be up to one million visitors per year.