Arquivo mensal: dezembro 2014

ZERO – Countdown to tomorrow

ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s, is the first large-scale historical survey in the United States dedicated to the German artists’ group Zero (1957–66) founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene and joined in 1961 by Günther Uecker, and ZERO, an international network of like-minded artists from Europe, Japan, and North and South America.


Featuring more than 40 artists from 10 countries, the exhibition explores the experimental practices developed by this extensive ZERO network of artists, whose work anticipated aspects of Land art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art. ZERO Engloba Uma gama diversificada de Mídia, incluíndo pintura, escultura, Trabalhos em papel, instalações e materiais de Arquivo, Tais Como Publicaçoes e Documentação fotográfica e cinematográfica.

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Game Masters

The exhibition explores the development of videogames through interviews with game designers, rare original game artwork and interactives, as well as looking forward to how independently produced games are leading the way in design, aesthetics and game play.


The exhibition commences with Arcade Heroes, which focuses on the seminal arcade games of the late 1970s and early 1980s and spotlights pioneering designers such as Shigeru Miyamoto (Donkey Kong), Tomohiro Nishikado (Space Invaders), Ed Logg (Asteroids), and Toru Iwatani (Pac-Man), all of which you can play in the old school Game Masters arcade.

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Prado partners with Botín foundation to research Goya’s drawings

A five-volume catalogue raisonné of Francisco de Goya’s drawings will be developed in a rare collaboration between the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Santander- and Madrid-based Fundación Botín.


The project, which kicks off this month and is due to run for at least five years, will involve researching, cataloguing and conserving nearly 1,000 drawings by Goya, and will conclude with two exhibitions: one at the future Botín Centre in Santander, when the first volume is published in 2016, and another at El Prado in 2019—for the museum’s 200th anniversary—when the rest of the volumes are due to be finished.

“The indisputable novelty of the catalogue is in its collaborative execution,” says an official release from the Fundación Botín.

The Madrid museum owns around 520 Goya drawings, while the remaining 400 works belong to international institutions including the Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Fonte: TAN

Egyptian Museum goes back in time

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is turning back the clock. On 15 December, it is due to launch an “initiation zone” in the east wing of its Tutankhamun Gallery, where four halls have been returned to the condition in which they appeared when the museum opened in 1902.


Restoration work has been done on the floors, ceiling skylight—which was previously covered, restricting natural light—and the walls, which have been repainted in their original colours of red, pistachio green and beige. As much as possible, the project team has removed any additions to the building that altered the French architect Marcel Dourgnon’s overall vision for the museum.

The new “initiation zone”, part of the Revival of the Egyptian Museum Initiative started in 2012, will also serve as an example to visitors of the team’s plans for the rest of the museum building. Not only will the decorations be restored, but exhibition halls that are currently partitioned to create storage space will be returned to full use. By November 2016, the entire Tutankhamun Gallery will have been “revived”.


Fonte: TAN

Sao Paulo receives exhibition of Mafalda

Divided into 13 modules and two workshops, The World According Mafalda is a journey by cartoons and comic books that captivate readers in almost 26 languages.


The show, designed for adults and children, also has other elements that help Mafalda understand the increasingly confusing world for your little eyes, like your home, the car of your parents, friends, your closet, the Globes ‘Earthlings’ in addition to original publications and an old record player.

In adittion of Mafalda, are on display eternal friends Manolito, Felipe, Susanita, Miguelito, Guille and Libertad, and were recreated some of the environments frequented by character, as the family table, the record player that plays your beloved Beatles, an old TV and other objects of the time.

Volume one: MCA Collection

For the first time, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia has an entire floor dedicated permanently to presenting work from the MCA Collection. Discover work by more than 130 Australian artists in Volume One: MCA Collection, reflecting the breadth of Australian contemporary art over the past 20 years.


Highlighting the diversity of Australian contemporary art, this selection includes work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, film and video installations, wall paintings, ephemeral and performative art and a range of cultural voices.

Engage with the beauty and poetry of Nicholas Folland’s icy chandelier and explore diverse visions of Australian culture through moving image installations by Khaled Sabsabi, Shaun Gladwell and Richard Bell among others.

Check out more infos here: MCA

British Museum sends Parthenon sculpture to the Hermitage

In a surprise move, the British Museum has loaned one of the Parthenon sculptures to the State Hermitage Museum, which is due to go on display on Saturday in St Petersburg until 18 January 2015, The Times first reported today.


The historic loan is the first time one of the sculptures has left Britain since they were controversially taken from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin and brought to London in the early 19th century.

The sculpture, which depicts the river god Ilissos, is one of the star objects in an exhibition marking the 250th anniversary of the Hermitage.

“The goodwill gesture is more than a special birthday present from one encyclopaedic museum to another. It could help break‎ the stalemate between the British Museum and the Acropolis Museum in Athens, which share the majority of these great works of art if the Greek government decides to change tack and ask for loans, instead of calling for the sculpture’s return,” says Javier Pes, the deputy editor of The Art Newspaper.

Fonte: TAN

Next of Kin – Scottish Families and the Great War

The First World War separated millions of people worldwide from their families and homes. The impact of the conflict was felt by communities in every part of Scotland as family members fought across the fronts and news of losses were received.


For the servicemen and women who experienced the conflict first-hand, keeping objects was a way of remembering this extraordinary period in their lives. Families coped with the loss of their loved ones by collecting and cherishing these souvenirs along with postcards, letters and photographs sent home and official presentations such as service medals and memorial plaques.

Through a selection of these family keepsakes, this exhibition presents a portrait of Scotland at war, where the private lives of Scottish families introduce some of the themes and events of the conflict across the fighting fronts.


Fonte: National Museums Scotland 

Pop to popism


This summer Pop to popism takes over the Gallery with more than 200 works exploring the origins of pop art, its heady high period and its enduring legacy both in Australia and abroad.

See masterpieces such as Roy Lichtenstein’s first comic-style painting Look Mickey, Andy Warhol’s Triple Elvis and David Hockney’s Portrait of an artist. For the first time, Australian artists – including Martin Sharp, Howard Arkley, Brett Whiteley and Maria Kozic – are showcased with their international peers.

Featuring works from over 45 lenders worldwide – including the Andy Warhol Museum, Tate and Museum of Modern Art – Pop to popism is part of the Sydney International Art Series, and is exclusive to Sydney.

Fonte: Art Gallery NSW

Women artists dominate Art Basel Miami Beach’s new Survey section

Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB) takes a historical turn this year, with a new section devoted to projects from the past. “Survey” features nine solo shows and four group presentations—many of which focus on female or feminist artists who made their mark in the 1960s and 1970s.


Art history gives way to anthropology in the “Public” section, where this year the 26 outdoor works are grouped under the title “Fieldwork”. “Public art demands a willingness to take risks,” says its curator, Nicholas Baume. “On the breezy lawns, gardens and pathways of Collins Park we find that fertile terrain, where artists get to try out their ideas and verify them ‘in the field’.”

Fittingly for an exhibition held in an open space, ancient history also plays its part. Roman statues are invoked in Justin Matherly’s concrete sculpture from 2010, which is inspired by the Belvedere Torso in the collection of the Vatican Museums, while Nuria Fuster’s iron work tests the Greek philosopher Anaximenes’s hypothesis that air is the source of all things.


More infos: TAN