Arquivo mensal: maio 2015

Soundscapes

‘Soundscapes’ has commissioned musicians and sound artists to select a painting from the collection and compose a new piece of music or sound art in response. Immersive and site-specific, the experience encourages visitors to ‘hear’ the paintings and ‘see’ the sound.

Soundscapes’ is part of the ‘National Gallery Inspires’ programme of exhibitions. Drawn from the National Gallery collection, the exhibitions take a fresh view of National Gallery paintings. In this instance, we have merged paintings with commissioned music and sound art from a broad range of artists.

Fonte: National Gallery

Scandinavia gets spotted fever with Yayoi Kusama tour

Show includes fashion designs as well as early drawings and pastels found in a sealed package during a recent studio visit.

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After a year of world domination—having taken three of the top five spots in the most visited contemporary art shows of 2014—the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is due to bring her popular polka dot art to northern Europe. The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark will host “the first Kusama retrospective in Scandinavia,” says Marie Laurberg, the curator of the show.

The exhibition will also be the first to take a serious look at the artist’s interest in fashion. It will include early, “very rare, original designs” procured from galleries and private collections in Japan and the US.

Another Kusama retrospective, Infinite Obsession, was seen by over two million people in Central and South America last year.

More infos: TAN

Nordic Painting (Pintura Nórdica)

The exhibition is organized in two stages: the landscape genre in the first stage and genre scenes and portraits, in the second. The exhibition happens until June, 30.

On this occasion, as was the case with the selection of Spanish painting exhibited in the context of the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco and of Joaquin Sorolla, it will be exhibited in the room 21 of the Museum, a collection of works from Nordic countries, particularly in Norway and Sweden.

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From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia

An intrepid explorer, artistic innovator and thought pioneer, Emily Carr created works of art that reflect the dramatic impact of her encounters with the indigenous cultures and the formidable landscapes of British Columbia in the first half of the 20th century.

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Visitors will travel with Carr as she explores this landscape and its indigenous communities, searching for a sense of place and self in both her brooding forest scenes and the euphoric skyscapes of her late career.

In dialogue with Carr’s paintings, the exhibition features more than 40 historic indigenous artifacts from the Pacific Northwest Coast, including masks, baskets and ceremonial objects by Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth, Salish, Tsimshian and Tinglit makers.

If you want to know more infos, click here: AGO

Inventing Impressionism

So universally popular are the Impressionists today, it’s hard to imagine a time when they weren’t. But in the early 1870s they struggled to be accepted. Shunned by the art establishment, they were even lambasted as ‘lunatics’ by one critic.

One man, however, recognised their worth from the beginning. Paul Durand-Ruel, an entrepreneurial art dealer from Paris, discovered this group of young artists – including Monet, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro and Sisley – and gambled.

‘Inventing Impressionism’ features 85 masterpieces from the movement, all but one having passed through Durand-Ruel’s hands, including three of Renoir’s famous ‘Dances’ and five from Monet’s ‘Poplars’ series.

 

More infos, click here: National Gallery

MoMA welcomes back Yoko Ono

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The exhibition aims to correct this oversight—which, as Lennon once said, made Ono “the world’s most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does”—by highlighting the critical early years of her practice.

MoMA’s exhibition will not be as comprehensive as Yes Yoko Ono, the travelling retrospective organised by the Japan Society in 2000, but it will feature elements of some of the artist’s most important works.

Lennon and Ono’s starrier period will also stake its place amid her early conceptualism. There will be a room devoted to the Plastic Ono Band, which produced the best-selling singles Happy Xmas (War is Over) and Imagine.

More infos, click here: MOMA

Carl Andre – Sculpture as place, 1958-2010

The exhibition features some 200 sculptures and works on paper made in the past 50 years, ranging from his most influential works made with metal plates, levers, belts and earrings.

In addition to the wide selection of sculptures, the exhibition shows the crucial role of language in the artistic practice of Andre by an abundant number of series of visual and concrete poetry, textual collages and works on paper written between 1958 and 1972.

More infos, click here: Reina Sofia

2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

The exhibition showcases the winning and shortlisted photographers from submissions from across all disciplines, from fine art to photojournalism to lifestyle. Recognising and rewarding the world’s best contemporary photography from the last year, the 2015 competition received the highest number of entries in its eight year history – 173,444 images from 171 countries.

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Reflecting the very best international contemporary photography from the last year, the exhibition includes photographs to suit all tastes.  Well-documented scenes are given a fresh look with ground-breaking photography styles and photographers of all abilities will be inspired to shoot their own view of the world.

More infos, click here: Somerset House

The National Archaeological Museum

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Do you like archeology? The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the world’s great museums.

Although its original purpose was to secure all the finds from the nineteenth century excavations in and around Athens, it gradually became the central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from all over Greece.

Its abundant collections, with more than 11,000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980

On the 60th anniversary of that important show, the Museum returns to the region to offer a complex overview of the positions, debates, and architectural creativity from Mexico and Cuba to the Southern Cone between 1955 and the early 1980s.

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This period of self-questioning, exploration, and complex political shifts also saw the emergence of the notion of Latin America as a landscape of development, one in which all aspects of cultural life were colored in one way or another by this new attitude to what emerged as the “Third World.

The exhibition features architectural drawings, architectural models, vintage photographs, and film clips alongside newly commissioned models and photographs.

This exhibition will happen until July 19, 2015.

More infos, click here: MOMA