As early as the late nineteenth century, both Berlin and Vienna were considered as rising metropolises. Nevertheless they have always, to the very present, represented divergent models of identification and different cultural self-concepts. Whereas the mutual exchange between the two cosmopolitan cities has already been intensively explored in terms of literature, theatre, and music, the juxtaposition of developments in the visual art and an analysis of their correlations constitute a blind spot. From an art historical perspective, they have merely been recognised in the form of individual biographic studies.
Posts by Fabrizio Pivari:
The Museo Thyssen is presenting the first retrospective on Cézanne to be held in Spain in thirty years, following the one at the MEAC in 1984. The exhibition includes 58 works:
49 oils and 9 watercolours lent by museums and private collections around the world (including the USA, Australia and Japan), many not previously seen in Spain. They will be shown alongside nine works by artists such as Pissarro, Gauguin, Bernard, Derain, Braque, Dufy and Lhote.
The third and last Director’s Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2013-2014 season features the work of artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. Conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija (pronounced Rick-rit Tee-rah-vah-nit), born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up living between Thailand, Ethiopia, and Canada as the son of a Thai diplomat. His grandmother played an important role in […]
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 24 – May 14, 2014
In January 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, the first major New York museum retrospective devoted to this socially motivated artist. Weems has long been acclaimed as one of the most eloquent and respected interpreters of African American experiences, and she continues to be an important influence for many young artists today. Featuring more than 120 works—primarily photographs, but also texts, videos, and an audio recording—as well as a range of related educational programs, this comprehensive survey offers an opportunity to experience the full breadth of the artist’s oeuvre and gain new insight into her practice.
Barbara Kruger has created a T-shirt especially for Kunsthaus Bregenz, bearing her poetic-philosophical statement »CAN MONEY BUY YOU LOVE?«. The T-shirt made from high-quality cotton (Fairtrade) and featuring red printing, will be available from our online shop, from the KUB reception counter, as well as from the Sagmeister clothing store.
Brancusi, Rosso, Man Ray – Framing Sculpture
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
8 February – 11 May 2014
In the spring of 2014 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen brings together works from all over the world by three artists who were decisive for the development of modern art. This is the first exhibition to combine sculptures by Brancusi, Rosso and Man Ray together with their photographs, affording a unique insight into the artists’ working methods.
Masterpieces that have rarely or never been seen in the Netherlands will be lent by important museums such as the Centre Pompidou, MoMA and Tate Modern.
Pictiúr, an exhibition of work by leading Irish children’s book illustrators, concludes its successful Irish tour when it opens at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on 14 November 2013. Pictiúr is the largest single exhibition of Irish children’s book illustration ever assembled, curated by Laureate na nÓg, Niamh Sharkey, the exhibition features 42 pieces […]
Shirreff receives $50,000 prize awarded by record number of public votes TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize has been awarded to Erin Shirreff of Canada, it was announced at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) this evening. Shirreff was selected by public vote to receive the $50,000 prize. […]
David Douglas Duncan
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Oct 25 – Jan 26, 2014
The Kansas City-born photographer David Douglas Duncan, recognized internationally as one of the greatest photojournalists in the 20th century, has given The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 161 photographs. Two of the photographs were taken during the Korean War; all the others were taken over a period of nearly two decades at the home of Pablo Picasso.
Passport to Paris
Denver Art Museum
October 27, 2013 – February 9, 2014
Opening October 27, Passport to Paris brings together works from some of the world’s most beloved artists—Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and more. This exhibition’s trio of shows focuses on French art from the late 1600s to early 1900s and explores changes in art and society during three important centuries in art history.