René Magritte, the playful and provocative Belgian Surrealist who set out to create works that would “challenge the real world” by making “everyday objects shriek out loud,” is the focus of a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago: Magritte, The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938. The show opens June 25, 2014 and runs […]
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Existential questions about life and death permeate the entire work of painter Albin Egger-Lienz (1868–1926). Today his war images are regarded as poignant memorials, as warnings against the horrors of battle and violence. He was also deeply influenced by his experiences on the front as a war painter. From 7 March to 9 June 2014 […]
From March 15 to May 11, the Civic Museum of Sansepolcro and the Institution of the Museum Library and the Historical Archives presents “Meeting the Museum. Dialogues in the present with contemporary art” curated by Ilaria Margutti. Reached its fourth edition, the appointment of meetings with artists is accompanied by an exhibition which opens on […]
Gabriel Orozco – Natural Motion
Stockholm 14 February, 2014 – 4 May, 2014
Gabriel Orozco is one of the best-known artists of his generation but has never before been shown in the Nordic countries. His reputation has been growing steadily since the late-1980s, and his oeuvre opens up for a new form of conceptualism that embraces both deep contemplation and precise craftsmanship. In Moderna Museet’s ambition to feature art from beyond the Western mainstream, Gabriel Orozco is essential to understanding the contemporary world.
Francisco Salamone, the architect of the Pampas – February 10-28, 2014, Casa dell’Architettura, Rome Stefano Nicolini’s photographic work, 34 images in two formats (30×40 and 60×90) in black and white were created on chemical gelatin silver print on Baryta paper that enhances the professional characteristics of the volcanic Italo-Argentine architect Francisco Salamone. He was born […]
No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia is the first touring exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, a multi-year collaboration that charts contemporary art practices in three major geographic regions—South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Presenting recent works by artists from the region, […]
Evgeni Dybsky. Giotto Project
Moscow Museum of Modern Art VENUE: 9 TVERSKOY BLVD
October 29, 2013 — December 1, 2013
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents the Giotto Project, an exhibition of works by Evgeni Dybsky, one of the prominent artists of the 1980s Metarealism. In terms of painting, Dybsky is still on the quest. The exhibition features his series «Translation of Time XVI.» The works of the series are done in mixed media. Some of the works were previously exhibited in the Ludwig Museum in 2009.
Gagosian Gallery Rome
22 November 2013 – 4 January 2014
Gagosian Gallery Rome is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Tatiana Trouvé in Rome. In her installations, sculptures and drawings, the artist of Italian origin, Tatiana Trouvé tackles the uncertain boundaries of fiction and reality, the mental and the physical, and explores notions of time, space and memory.
Andrei Roiter. Open House
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
OCTOBER 18 – NOVEMBER 24, 2013
This will be the artist’s first large-scale exhibition in Russia. Roiter was one of the founding members of Detsky Sad (Kindergarten), the legendary Moscow art squat active in the 1980s.
James Welling – Autograph
James Welling (*1951) is an artist whose work occupies the grey areas between painting, sculpture, and traditional photography. For over 40 years his work has addressed the theme of representation and abstraction in the visual image. By critics, artists, and collectors alike he is considered a central figure in international contemporary photography. In addition to presenting Welling’s documentary oriented work, which follows the tradition of classical artistic photography, as exemplified by the work of Paul Strand, the exhibition Autograph also includes his abstract photograms, which recall works by avant-garde artists, such as Moholy-Nagy, Christian Schad, and Man Ray.
Will Eisner: Father of the Graphic Novel
Cartoon Art Museum
July 27 – November 10, 2013
The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to present Will Eisner: Father of the Graphic Novel, an exhibition of the master storyteller’s work from July 27 to November 10, 2013. This exhibition features artwork from seven of Will Eisner’s most celebrated graphic novels as selected by exhibition curator Denis Kitchen of The Denis Kitchen Art Agency.
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
OCTOBER 16 – NOVEMBER 24, 2013 </em>
Igor Vulokh (1938 – 2012) was born in Kazan. He's lost his father on the fields of WWII, was grown in an orphanage, and was reunited with his mother only after the war. He graduated from art school in Kazan, where he was influenced by his teacher, Victor Podgursky, who was an expert in Chinese and Japanese art and had lived a long time in China. In 1957 Igor Vulokh participated in the All-Union Art Exhibition in Moscow Manege.