Arquivo mensal: abril 2015

Touring Exhibitions

Since 2010, ACMI has added an expansive museum exhibition touring program to its long-standing practice of touring and loaning its collection of media based artworks and unique film programs.

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Beginning in 2010 with a national museum and gallery tour of the acclaimed Mary and Max: The Exhibition, in 2012 ACMI initiated an international touring program with the highly-awarded Game Masters, currently showing at the National Museum of Scotland.

Our next major touring exhibition project, DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition will kick off a 5 year international tour starting in 2015.

Fonte: ACMI

Australia’s Aboriginal masters grace the British Museum

The exhibition will present 180 objects, all but 20 of which are from the British Museum’s collection. Of the loans, eight are from the National Museum of Australia. Among the more unexpected lenders is Marylebone Cricket Club, which is loaning a wooden club donated by an Aboriginal member of the first Australian cricket team to tour England, in 1868.

This is the first major show in the UK to present a history of indigenous Australia, with works made by the country’s Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.

More infos, click here: TAN

One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works

In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, then just 23 years old, completed a series of 60 small tempera paintings with text captions about the Great Migration, the multi-decade mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North.

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Lawrence’s work is now an icon in both collections, a landmark in the history of modern art, and a key example of the way that history painting was radically reimagined in the modern era.

One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North reunites all 60 panels for the first time at MoMA in 20 years.

In conjunction with One-Way Ticket, MoMA is collaborating with a variety of partners to create new commissions, projects, and events that explore the history and legacy of the Great Migration and its continuing influence on American culture—and on New York City in particular.

More infos: MOMA

Saved by Jackie O in the 1960s, a restored Renwick Gallery to reopen this autumn

Built in 1859 across from the White House, the Renwick is the first American building designed specifically to showcase art.

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The inaugural exhibition, “Wonder”, will take over the entire museum. The Renwick commissioned nine contemporary artists, including Chakaia Booker, Tara Donovan, Maya Lin and Leo Villareal, to create site-specific, room-size installations out of unorthodox materials such as insects, tires and glass marbles.

The Renwick was a favourite of the former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who successfully fought to save the building from demolition in the 1960s.

“The Renwick Gallery is the first purpose-built art museum in America and an architectural masterpiece; we are delighted to renew this great historic building for the next half-century,” says Betsy Broun, the director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, in a statement.

 

More infos, click here: TAN

Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East

In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East. Drawing inspiration from their own cultural traditions, these artists use techniques and incorporate imagery and ideas from earlier periods.

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As the first of a two-part program, this exhibition features approximately 25 works by artists from Iran and the Arab world, including Shirin Neshat, Susan Hefuna, Lalla Essaydi, Mitra Tabrizian, Mona Hatoum, Hassan Hajjaj, Wafaa Bilal, Barbad Golshiri, and Youssef Nabil, among others.

More infos, click here: LACMA

Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames

‘Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames’ marks the first in a series of exhibitions at the National Gallery which will explore specific frame types; bringing together 30 exquisite examples of this distinctive style of frame associated with Venice and the Veneto.

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With only two of the exhibits framing paintings, the exhibition demonstrates how frames – designed as removable items to enhance a painting only since the early 1500s – can be considered works of art in their own right, and can transform the way we look at paintings.

With outstanding examples of frames dating from 1550 to 1600 on loan from the V&A and private international collections, this exhibition reveals the story behind Sansovino frames and invites us to look again at paintings and the frames that surround them.

More infos, click here: The National Gallery

Turkey plans to make a splash with new museum

The Turkish ministry of culture has approved plans to create an underwater museum out of the ruins of an early Byzantine-era basilica discovered last year in a lake in the Bursa province, reports Hurriyet Daily.

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Researchers are currently surveying the site and carrying out preparatory works to transform it into a museum. They are also looking for nearby archaeological sites. The project is being led by the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality.

More infos, click here: TAN

Masterpieces of Kosan-ji.Temple: the complete scrolls of Choju Giga, Frolicking Animals

Known for its depictions of personified “frolicking animals,” Choju Giga, a National Treasure, is Japan’s most famous set of illustrated scrolls.

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This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view Choju Giga in its entirety by bringing together all four scrolls and five fragments, some of which are preserved outside of Japan.

Click here and see when this exhibition will happen: TNM

Leo Villareal: Multiverse

Throughout the last four decades a growing number of artists have explored the use of light to frame and create spaces in the built environment.

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Multiverse, the largest and most complex light sculpture created by American artist Leo Villareal, may be experienced by visitors as they pass through the Concourse walkway between the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art. The work features approximately 41,000 computer-programmed LED (light-emitting diode) nodes that run through channels along the 200-foot-long space. Development of this LED project began in 2005, and installation took place between September and December 2008.

More infos, click here: NGA

White Fire – The Kunstmuseum Basel Modern Collection

Coinciding with the closure of the Kunstmuseum Basel for the remodelling of its spaces, the Museo Reina Sofía will be showing a selection from the Kunstmuseum Basel’s important collection of modern and contemporary art, comprising more than a hundred works (paintings, sculptures, collages, photographs and videos).

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This selection will range in date from the late 19 th century to the present day and will aim to offer a comprehensive panorama that explains the transition from classic modern to contemporary art, including examples of Expressionism, abstract art, Constructivism, Minimalism, German Post-Expressionism and more.

More infos here: Reina Sofia Museum