Archive for November, 2014

Artemis Gallery shines spotlight on Old World cultures with 500-lot Ancient Ethnographic Art Holiday Auction

Artemis Gallery, which has been selling antiquities and ancient art online to collectors and institutions for more than 20 years, was co-founded by Teresa and Bob Dodge. Not only are the Dodges trusted implicitly for what they sell, they’re also called upon by fellow market leaders to provide their unique expertise in authenticating and evaluating objects. “It takes many years to build... | Read More

For These Millennials, Gender Norms Have Gone Out Of Style

Many millennials say they find traditional notions of gender too confining. And they are rewriting the rules and refashioning clothes so that they can dress and accessorize in whatever way they want.

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Design Museum Holon bring the ground breaking solo exhibition of Iris van Herpen to Israel

New Couture by Iris van Herpen from the Groninger Musuem Collection, on view at Design Museum Holon is the first time the designer’s work is being shown in Israel. The exhibition shows an edit of collections from a career which began in 2007. A diverse and beautiful body of work pays close attention to van Herpen’s ability to work with traditional crafts techniques and complicated... | Read More

First solo exhibition of Japanese artist Makoto Aida in Hong Kong opens at Galerie Perrotin

Galerie Perrotin presents the first solo exhibition of Japanese artist Makoto Aida in Hong Kong. The centerpiece for Aida’s inaugural exhibition with Galerie Perrotin is “Comet-chan” a new sculpture of a lithe, scantily-clad adolescent girl with a copy of the original fifteenth-century Gutenberg Bible in her left hand, and a page from that bible in her right hand, poised to wipe... | Read More

Valter Luca Signorile’s first one-man show opens at MACT/CACT Ticino

KEIN KÖRPER (No Body) is the title that Valter Luca Signorile (1965) has chosen for his first one-man show at the MACT/CACT, which follows up on several participations in thematic exhibitions in the same venue. KEIN KÖRPER also constitutes the synthesis between many of the topics on which this Piemontese artist has been working for years and which all contribute to piecing the overall dimension... | Read More

First large-scale overview of Chuck Close’s work in Australia opens

Bringing together over 200 works Chuck Close: Print, Process and Collaboration is the first large-scale overview of the artist's work in Australia. Chuck Close is one of the most important figures in the realms of painting and printmaking over the past 40 years and both the general public and a more specialised art audience admire his practice equally. Terrie Sultan, curator of the exhibition... | Read More

Greek artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos’ History Zero installed at MuCEM in Marseille

In a museum of civilisations like the MuCEM, curators, scientists, researchers in social sciences and humanities are not the only ones able to shed light on the social issues which underlie current European and Mediterranean political affairs. Artists have long addressed these issues in order to twist them into new forms, decipher them, and offer a singular reading which allows us to perceive and... | Read More

Group exhibition curated by Mikkel Carl opens at Rod Barton

Rod Barton presents Got tortilla with butter on phone. Think it's the end?* a group exhibition curated by Mikkel Carl. In an attempt to answer this delicate, perhaps metaphorical question recently posed by Cher (!) on Twitter*, the show presents a number of what may or may not simply be referred to as "female" artists. Used as an analytical tool this otherwise descriptive term female must be... | Read More

A galaxy of celestial beauty on display at the James A. Michener Art Museum

The James A. Michener Art Museum announces a spectacle of galactic proportions entitled Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography. The exhibition is curated by Anthony Shostak, the Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine, and will be on view through February 8, 2015. Among the first major exhibitions examining astrophotography as an art genre, Starstruck presents a dazzling array of... | Read More

Tate creates Minecraft worlds based on paintings and sculptures in the collection

Tate has teamed up with leading Minecraft mapmakers to create virtual 3-D worlds inspired by artworks. The virtual environments or ‘maps’ known as Tate Worlds are based on paintings and sculptures in the Tate Collection. Players of the video game can explore and undertake activities and challenges that relate to the themes of the art work, or explore how they were made. The first Tate... | Read More
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