Saturday, November 20, 2010
- Our Editor Tours The Magnificent Malmö Konsthall Museum In Malmö, Sweden
- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens Major Exhibition "Cézanne & Beyond"
- MOLAA Announces A Landmark Exhibition of Landscapes by David Alfaro Siqueiros
- California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints opens at Hearst Art Gallery
- AMAM Exhibits Modern Landscapes from Collection
- Newark Museum Unveils a Commissioned Installation by Yinka Shonibare MBE
- New York's Fenimore Museum To Unveil John Singer Sargent's Women
- Stolen Art by Warhol Is Double Mystery in California and Worldwide
- Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presents 'New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper & Mikhael Subotzky'
- The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Announces Major Acquisitions of 2006
- Mexico's INBA Celebrates Dolores Olmedo's 100th Anniversary
- 'W' Magazine Looks into Live Nudity at the Museum of Modern Art in NY
- Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center shows 'Facebook / Images of People in Photographs'
- Large-Scale Wall Installation by the Artist Chitra Ganesh at P.S. 1
- Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography at Tate Modern
- Cheekwood Museum of Art features Sculptures by William Edmondson
- This Week in Review in Art Knowledge News
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:58 PM PST
In the Malmö Konsthall most of the gallery has a ceiling constructed like a latticework of 550 domes with both natural and artificial light sources. The height of the ceiling varies. The light well - with the higher ceiling - has a big sloping skylight towards the north. Klas Anshelm got inspiration for the construction when visiting the sculptor Constantin Brancusi in his Paris studio. The result is a gallery that is both functional and aesthetic. An exhibition space that presents the artist with endless possibilities. The Malmö Konsthall was renovated in 1994. At that time the exhibition hall and the adjacent older brick building known as Hantverkshuset (the Craft Building) were linked together. This created new spaces for a bookshop, restaurant, Hall C and space for children's activities as well as a smaller exhibition space called Mellanrummet (the In-between Space). Malmö Konsthall's primary mandate is to exhibit both international and national art ranging from the classics of modernism to current experiments. Over the years exhibitions have featured such artists as Munch, van Gogh, Kandinsky, Klee, Miró, Giacometti, Keith Haring, Andres Serrano, Louise Bourgeois, Peter Greenaway and Tony Cragg. The boundaries between the various art forms are kept fluid by associated special events: theatre, film, poetry, video installations, multimedia, music, lectures and debates. In conjunction with the exhibitions Malmö Konsthall organizes extensive educational activities for both children and adults. It is also possible to book private tours of current exhibitions. Each year Malmö Konsthall has around 400,000 visitors.The museum arranges exhibitions with an international focus which encompasses both the classics of modern art and current experiments.
The paintings, sculptures, installations etc. cover the major modern and contemporary movements and styles and are set against a background of natural and artificial light that gives the artist unlimited possibilities to present their art and visitors to view it. The gallery has many fascinating exhibitions and programmes year-round.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:30 PM PST
PHILADELPHIA, PA - In 1907, the French painter Paul Cézanne's posthumous retrospective astonished younger artists, accelerating the experimentation of European modernism. Cézanne (1839-1906) became for Henri Matisse "a benevolent god of painting," and for Pablo Picasso "my one and only master." Cézanne's inclusion in the Armory Show in New York in 1913 also offered American artists a new direction. Cézanne & Beyond (February 26 through May 17, 2009) will examine the seismic shift provoked by this pivotal figure, examining him as form-giver, catalyst, and touchstone for artists who followed.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:25 PM PST
LONG BEACH, CA.- The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) joins the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (MACG), Mexico City, in presenting Siqueiros Paisajista / Siqueiros: Landscape Painter. This exhibition reveals the renowned Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros as a major landscape painter. The significance of the collaboration between MOLAA and the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles who has made this exhibition an official part of its Mexico 2010 celebration which commemorates Mexico's Bicentennial of Independence and the Centennial of its Revolution. "It is a privilege to celebrate Mexico's Bicentennial with an exhibition of this caliber which reveals a lesser known side of one the great Mexican masters of 20th-century art," said Richard P. Townsend, President and CEO of MOLAA. "We are especially pleased to show a number of Siqueiros' most important landscape paintings."
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:23 PM PST
MORAGA, CA.- Hearst Art Gallery at Saint Mary's College will present California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints, on view July 25 – September 13, 2009. California in Relief presents a historical survey of relief prints in Northern California. Relief prints include, woodcuts, linocuts and wood engravings. This exhibition traces the history of one printmaking media and by doing so brings to light both long standing artistic movements; fascinating groups of artists working outside the mainstream; as well as well known artists from across the last century. Art movements that focused on relief prints over the past century continue to have esthetic heirs working today. Important and influential artists who are often overlooked in the traditional art historical narrative created powerful prints that became part of the history of California. Significant numbers of women were pioneers in all the various traditions of relief prints. Influences from Japan and Mexico played an influential role in the development of different styles. The overall diversity of voices and imagery is held together in this exhibition by the unity of the technique which imparts a distinctive graphic quality to the work of artists today as it did in 1900.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:21 PM PST
Oberlin, OH – The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College presents The Modern Landscape, an exhibition of nearly 40 works drawn entirely from the AMAM's outstanding collection that shows the complex interactions between people and the land around them. The Modern Landscape will be on view in the museum's John N. Stern Gallery from Sept. 4 to Dec. 23, 2007.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:19 PM PST
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:17 PM PST
NEW YORK (REUTERS).- The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, will exhibit portraits of women by American artist John Singer Sargent starting in May in what curators say is the first major exhibition of its kind. The exhibition will show 25 of Sargent's women from May 29 through to the end of the year. The exhibition will appear alongside the Fenimore's permanent collection of American Art housed in a scenic country home in Cooperstown, a small town about 200 miles north of New York City.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:15 PM PST
LOS ANGELES, CA - The theft of 10 silkscreen paintings by Andy Warhol has the Los Angeles Police Department searching for clues, but it has people in the art world scratching their heads, too. Why were just Warhols stolen, and not other more valuable art at the same location? Also what art thieves in their right mind would steal well known Warhols that are realistically un-marketable anywhere in the world ? "It's hard to say what they want to do with them, but it looks like somebody knew about these pieces," Detective Hrycyk said Saturday. He said that there was no sign of forced entry and that other valuable artwork and possessions had not been taken.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:12 PM PST
NEW YORK CITY - The Museum of Modern Art presents New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky, the latest installment of its annual fall showcase of significant recent work in contemporary photography. New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, and will be on view from September 10, 2008, through January 5, 2009.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:08 PM PST
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is pleased to announce its major acquisitions for 2006, a successful year which saw a total of over 115 gifts and purchases added to the museum's permanent collection. Among the artists represented are Francis Alÿs, Matthew Barney, Jennifer Bornstein, Edgar Bryan, Chris Burden, Miles Coolidge, Hanne Darboven, Urs Fischer, Gilbert & George, Hannah Greely, Karl Haendel, Florian Maier-Aichen, Christian Marclay, Wangechi Mutu, Roxy Paine, Manfred Pernice, Elizabeth Peyton, Allen Ruppersberg, David Thorpe, William Wegman, and Fred Tomaselli.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:05 PM PST
MEXICO CITY - The Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Institute of Fine Arts) will honor Dolores Olmedo on the centenary of her birth with the exhibition Dolores Olmedo: History of a Collection which will open at the Diego Rivera Hall in the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts), on December 9th, 2009.The exhibition is a coordinated effort between the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Museo Dolores Olmedo which shows a selection from her collections that represent the labor that Dolores Olmedo undertook as an art aficionado and that allows to appreciate life of this outstanding woman in Mexico's cultural life of the 19th century.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:03 PM PST
NEW YORK, NY.- The human form, disrobed and displayed in all its glory, is arguably the most enduring motif in the history of Western art. Museums dedicated to art both ancient and modern are filled with nudes rendered every which way: painted, chiseled, molded, sketched and photographed. They're just usually not living and breathing. But New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will host daily performances of five seminal works by Marina Abramović, three of which feature performers in the altogether. In Imponderabilia (1977), two players stand opposite each other, au naturel, in a narrow doorway. Visitors must brush past them to enter the exhibition—an early, if awkward, example of interactive art. On exhibition 14 March through 31 May, 2010.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 06:59 PM PST
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.- While the Facebook social networking website has proven to be enormously popular, linking millions of photographs of faces to searchable biographical data, the notion of collecting and cataloguing pictures of people is not a new one. In the 1920s August Sander created a typological catalogue of more than six hundred photographs of German people from all walks of life, in his monumental lifelong project to document the residents of his native Westerwald, near Cologne.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 06:57 PM PST
NEW YORK, NY.- P.S.1 presents a large-scale wall installation by the artist Chitra Ganesh, for the second installment of the new series "On-site" which continues P.S.1's long standing tradition of commissioning site-specific, wall based projects. Ganesh's new wall piece, The Silhouette Returns (2009), was put on view in the P.S.1 lobby this October 1, 2009 and will continue through April 5, 2010.
Chitra Ganesh creates wall installations, paintings, drawings, photographs, and animations that make use of an expansive visual vocabulary that ranges from Bollywood films, comics and graphic novels, to iconic feminist imagery.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 06:54 PM PST
LONDON - Comprising over 300 works by 19th - and 20th - century photographers, Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography will present a fascinating history of photographic portraiture taken in cities around the world. Including work by Diane Arbus, Cecil Beaton, Brassaï, Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman, Malick Sidibé, Wolfgang Tillmans and Weegee, among others, the exhibition will examine two contrasting sites of photographic practice: the street and the studio, bringing to light the dynamic interplay between these two very different forms of portraiture.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 06:51 PM PST
NASHVILLE, TN – Hailed as one of the most outstanding self-taught carvers of the 20th century, William Edmondson paved the way for many African American artists. Born in 1874 and raised south of Nashville in what is today Green Hills, Edmondson found his calling as a sculptor late in life. During the 1930s, his talents were recognized by art collectors and professionals; in 1937, he was the first African American to receive a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Edmondson is now considered one of the great artists of the Twentieth Century. On view through 3 January, 2010.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 06:50 PM PST
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