Arquivo mensal: julho 2015

Deutscher Werkbund – 100 Years of Architecture and Design in Germany

In October 1907, twelve artists and architects, including Peter Behrens, Josef Hoffmannn and Richard Riemerschmid, along with twelve Munich firms, joined to form the Deutscher Werkbund. The founder members defined the purpose of the Werkbund as “refining craft work in the interaction of art, industry and craft, by education, by propaganda and by adopting a unified approach to all relevant questions”.

Some of the 20th century’s most famous artists and architects were members of the Deutscher Werkbund, and Werkbund exhibitions such as “Die Form” (1924), “Film und Foto” (1929) or the Werkbund housing estates were milestones in the development of new forms for a world transformed by industry and technology.

In the 1920s the Werkbund played a leading part in major design experiments for the new world characterized by technology, international quality and mobility.

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COLLAPSING BLUE – Fernando Limberger

Conceived especially for the A room of The Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, the installation “COLLAPSING BLUE” is the latest work by Fernando Limberger, one of the ten winners of the 2015-2016 season of the CCBB Contemporary Award.

From 20 tons of sand and organically dyed blue burned tree trunks, the gaucho artist, based in São Paulo, proposes reflections on the destruction of the environment and climate change, drawing on indigenous myths as the fall of the sky, the collapse of the Earth and the end of the world.

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Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael

Born and raised in Utrecht, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Wtewael spent four years in Italy and France early in his career. During these study years he embraced the popular international style known as mannerism, characterized by extreme refinement, artifice, and elegant distortion.

Wtewael’s inventive compositions, teeming with twisting, choreographed figures and saturated with pastels and acidic colors, retained their appeal for his patrons.

This exhibition, which features 37 paintings and 11 drawings, sheds light on Wtewael’s artistic excellence, allowing him to reclaim his rightful place among the great masters of the Dutch Golden Age.

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Writing is definitely not on the wall for drawings

Collectors have long dismissed wall drawings as intimidating and esoteric, but the technique is gaining visibility—and market traction. Popularised by the conceptual artists Sol LeWitt and Lawrence Weiner in the 1960s, the method is also being embraced by a younger generation, including Wangechi Mutu, Ugo Rondinone and Jeff Elrod.


Wall drawings could be considered the oldest form of art: the Lascaux Cave paintings in France were created 17,300 years ago. The technique “re-emerges to suit the needs of each cultural moment”, says Claire Gilman.

When purchasing a conceptual wall drawing, “we pay for the manifestation of the concept,” says the art advisor Liz Parks. The good news: it is far less pricey to insure a wall drawing certificate than a painting, while storage and shipping fees are non-existent.

More infos, click here: TAN

Yorkshire celebrates Caro with double-venue retrospective

The largest-ever European show on the sculptor Anthony Caro, who died in 2013, opens in Yorkshire this weekend.More than 300 works from his 60-year career go on show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton and the Hepworth Wakefield, which are five miles apart.


The sculpture park show, which will be both indoors and outdoors, focuses on Caro’s interest in materials and painting. The 270 works range from his early terracotta pieces of 1949 up to his last works, completed just months before his death.

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Tekoporã exhibition coincides with the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the War Guasú or Paraguayan War, in which Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay fought against Paraguay (1865-1870). The sample does not address this conflict but thematically the proposed reflections from artistic expressions that survived the disaster.

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Tekoporã is an experience that leads to the museum to confront his heritage with works located on the periphery of legitimate art and requires that these images
adapt to the artistic languages traditionally understood as fine arts.

The exhibition has the support of the Embassy of Paraguay in Buenos Aires, the National Secretariat for Culture of Paraguay and the Association Friends of the MNBA.

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Studio Museum in Harlem to build new home from the ground up

Studio Museum in Harlem to build new home from the ground up

The community-driven museum, founded in 1968 to support work by artists of African descent, has occupied the site since 1982 in a renovated 1914 bank building, which will be razed to make room for the new purpose-built structure.

David Adjaye’s 71,000-square-foot, five-storey design, to be submitted to the Public Design Commission of the City of New York on 14 July, will increase the museum’s public interior space by nearly 60%.

The architecture and urban design firm Cooper Robertson, who also worked on the new Whitney Museum with Renzo Piano Building Workshops, will serve as the executive architect and project planning consultants.

More infos: TAN

Newly expanded Lambert Collection reopens. Museum has doubled its exhibition space in historic headquarters in Avignon


The leading artists Adel Abdessemed, Francesco Vezzoli and Miquel Barceló have donated major works to the Lambert Collection in Avignon. The gifts mark the reopening of the Lambert Collection museum, which houses 556 works donated by the former dealer Yvon Lambert to the French state in 2012.
The inaugural show, which closed last month, was a survey of works by the New York-born photographer Andres Serrano. The next show, due to open in September, is dedicated to Abdessemed.
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Metropolitan Museum plans Fontana show for 2017


The Italian artist’s US retrospective took place in 1977 at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. A spokeswoman for the museum confirms that a Fontana show is “under consideration”. But the show has not been formally announced yet.

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Show will throw new light on Fontana’s walk-in installations in 2017

HangarBicocca show in Milan will throw new light on artist’s walk-in installations.

Argentine-born Fontana (1899-1968) is famous for his abstract paintings dotted with punched holes and vertical cuts, but his architectural interventions are a relatively unknown part of his practice.


Walk-in installations will be revealed in an exhibition due to open at the HangarBicocca contemporary art space outside Milan in 2017.

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