Arquivo mensal: novembro 2014

EGON SCHIELE: THE RADICAL NUDE

Egon Schiele (1890 – 1918) is one of the most important artists of the early 20th century and a central figure of Austrian Expressionism. This exhibition brings together an outstanding group of the artist’s nudes to chart his ground-breaking approach during his short but urgent career

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Schiele’s technical virtuosity, highly original vision and unflinching depictions of the naked figure distinguish these works as being among his most significant contributions to the development of modern art.

This sharply focused exhibition will be a major opportunity to see more than thirty of these radical works assembled from international public and private collections.

 

Fonte: The Courtauld Gallery

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The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980

The American city of the 1960s and 1970s experienced seismic physical changes and social transformations, from urban decay and political protests to massive highways that threatened vibrant neighborhoods. Nowhere was this sense of crisis more evident than in the country’s three largest cities: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

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Yet in this climate of uncertainty and upheaval, the streets and neighborhoods of these cities offered places where a host of different actors—photographers, artists, filmmakers, planners, and activists—could transform these conditions of crisis into opportunities for civic discourse and creative expression.

The City Lost and Found is the first exhibition to explore this seminal period through the emergence of new photographic and cinematic practices that reached from the art world to the pages of Life magazine.

These new forms of photography offered the public a complex image of urban life and experience while also allowing architects, planners, and journalists to imagine and propose new futures for American cities.

 

Obs: More infos, click here: Art Institute Of Chicago

Antonio Berni Juanito y Ramona

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Produced jointly by Malba and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), as part of the collaboration agreement that both institutions kept since 2005, the exhibition brings together a collection of 150 works (two-dimensional paintings, prints, xilocollages and xilocollage- reliefs, assemblages and polimatéricas buildings), created between 1958 and 1978, donated by the artist’s family and for twenty-five public and private collections in Argentina, Uruguay, United States, Spain and Belgium.

Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona tries to place Berni in his international context, highlighting the diversity of his production, the result of a constant quest to expand the central concerns of postwar art movements.

Fonte: MALBA

Gretchen Bender (Artist)

Discover the work of American multimedia artist Gretchen Bender (1951–2004). Gretchen Bender presents the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK to date and will showcase a selection of her immersive pioneering multimedia installations.

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Unseen for 20 years, a major highlight of the exhibition will be a reconstruction of Bender’s seminal video performance Total Recall (1987). A monumental 24-monitor multi-projection screen installation, Total Recall explores the accelerated image-flow of television and exemplifies Bender’s concept of ‘electronic theatre’, in which she aimed to infiltrate the corporate domain of mass media representation by overloading the viewer with information.

Combining stacked monitors and an aggressive barrage of edited footage of Cold War-era military hardware, animated corporate logos, Hollywood film iconography and commercials for consumer recording devices, the work provides a mesmerising critique of the violence and commoditisation of images in society.

Bender’s work in photography, film and installation addresses this relentless stream of information and images which emanates from sources including movies, television, and advertising.

More infos here: TATE

Ron Mueck

Finally the sculptures of Australian Ron Mueck come to São Paulo. Between November 20 and February 22, the Pinacoteca do Estado features nine hyper-realistic works of the artist, it takes months to finish one piece.

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This is because their human figures produced with resin, glass fiber, silicone and acrylic reproduce details of the anatomy perfectly. The public just does not run the risk of confusing work with real people because Mueck is not concerned with the actual scale.

A young couples, for example, is just 43 centimeters high. Aged people lying on the beach reach 4 feet tall. Mueck began his career making puppets for the Muppet Show, but his talent was discovered and today his works can reach the value of one million dollars.

 

Fonte: Veja SP

Cubism – The Leonard A. Lauder Collection

Cubism, the most influential art movement of the early twentieth century, still resonates today. It destroyed traditional illusionism in painting and radically changed the way we see the world.

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The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, unsurpassed in its holdings of Cubist art, is now a promised gift to the Museum. On the occasion of this exhibition, the Collection is being shown in public for the first time—eighty-one paintings, collages, drawings, and sculpture by the four preeminent Cubist artists: Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927), Fernand Léger (French, 1881–1955), and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973).

A giant in Budapest

A giant in Budapest seems to be submerging the depths of the earth, and making enough fuss. At least that’s the vision of the Hungarian artist Hervé Loránth Ervin, author of the sculpture of a man in gigantic proportions that seems to rip the floor while fiercely growls loudly.

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Titled “Feltépve”, something like “appeared”, the work was made in polystyrene and was displayed on Széchenyi Square, during the Budapest Art Fair, held in October. Now, the plans are to mount the sculpture in the city of Ulm in Germany, also along the Danube. Then the giant Ervin should still visit Stuttgart and Vienna.

Because of the size and contrast with the classic houses of the neighborhood, the sculpture has caused a stir. In Budapest, the artist says that he liked to appear anonymously on Széchenyi square to watch the reaction of people who passed by.

 

 

German Pop artists come clean

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The curator of “German Pop”, Martina Weinhart, had her work cut out for her when faced with tracking down some of the paintings featured in this exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt.

There have been many Pop art shows but this is the first about how young West German artists’ embraced, in a complicated and very German way, the art movement born in the US and UK in the 1960s.

The many references to cleaning products in German Pop art, such as Thomas Bayrle’s Ajax, 1966, were a reaction to post-war Germany’s cult of tidiness and cleanliness, or “Omo euphoria”, as older, conservative, bourgeois Germans tried to sweep the recent Nazi past under the carpet.

Fonte: TAN

Exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci inventor reveals his personality

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The city of São Paulo has been acclaimed as one that receives most cultural exhibitions. And to further expand the range of options, the Art Gallery of SESI-SP (Brazil) receives “Leonardo da Vinci, the Nature of Invention,” which makes a walk throughout inventive character of the Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519), bringing objects like parachutes, the catapult and the air screw (future helicopter).

Curated by the Italian Claudio Giorgione, the exhibition brings together over 40 pieces and 10 interactive installations that marked and represent the trajectory of one of the greatest genius ever known.

The show is on November 11, 2014 a May 10, 2015, and can be visited daily from 10h to 20h.

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

This exhibition will look at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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It will consider the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes and will examine the latest developments in footwear technology creating the possibility of ever higher heels and dramatic shapes.

Examples from famous shoe wearers and collectors will be shown alongside a dazzling range of historic shoes, many of which have not been displayed before.

 

Fonte: V&A