Archive for December, 2014

Indian maestro Zubin Mehta seeks harmony with illustrious Vienna New Year’s Concert

Indian maestro Zubin Mehta will seek to inject what he says is some much-needed harmony into the world when he conducts the illustrious Vienna New Year's Concert on January 1. "All over the world there are people who hate each other," Mehta, 78, who is holding the baton for a fifth time at the annual waltz fest beamed live to 50 million people worldwide, told Austrian daily Die Presse. "This... | Read More

Cuba detains 46-year-old performance artist Tania Bruguera, other dissidents put under house detention

Cuban authorities detained or kept at home several dissidents Tuesday, including a performance artist who organized an open-mic session for Cubans to speak out about their future. The fate of the artist -- 46-year-old Tania Bruguera, 46, who trained in Cuba and the United States, and splits her time between the two countries and France -- was not immediately known. "People are saying that she has... | Read More

‘China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui’ on view at Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum is presenting the latest in its series of exhibits highlighting important treasures from around the world. China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui includes objects from the discovery termed "the ninth wonder of the world" and acknowledged by many scholars as one of the greatest archaeological finds ever to be unearthed. During the summer of 1986, construction workers... | Read More

PICKS: Tseng Kwong Chi

11.20.14-01.24.15 Ben Brown Fine Arts | Hong Kong, Hong Kong, review written by Cristina Sanchez Kozyreva... | Read More

Brooklyn Museum to present exhibition of little-known Basquiat notebooks never before on public view

Eight rarely seen notebooks created by Jean-Michel Basquiat between 1980 and 1987 that have never before been presented to the public form the core of a new exhibition, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, on view at the Brooklyn Museum from April 3 through August 23, 2015. The exhibition features 160 unbound notebook pages, filled with the artist's handwritten texts and sketches, along with thirty... | Read More

Nepal’s thirsty capital loses ancient taps to construction

From early morning, housewives carrying buckets and brass pots queue in the back streets of Nepal's capital for the free water pumped from a network of ancient stone spouts. A lifeline in a city with erratic government supplies and expensive private alternatives, Kathmandu's intricately carved communal spouts have survived invasions and earthquakes. But the centuries-old water taps are now... | Read More

When Elephants Come Marching In: Group exhibition on view at De Appel Arts Centre

The exhibition When Elephants Come Marching In by guest curator Mark Kremer investigates the ongoing influence that Psychedelia and Conceptualism still have in contemporary Western art. Artists today activate a turbulent inheritance; and in their efforts Psychedelia and Conceptualism are once again united. The show brings together works from 14 artists, ten of which have been made especially for... | Read More

International exhibition of modern and contemporary art to be held 23-26 January

Arte Fiera 2015—Bologna from 23 to 26 January 2015—confirms the upward trend that began in 2013, and resolutely reclaims its role as the main and most comprehensive Italian modern and contemporary art show: the only one organized in official partnership with the Italian Association of Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries. The number of exhibiting galleries rises again this year: from... | Read More

Music legend Diana Ross to perform inaugural concert at Brooklyn’s revitalized Kings Theatre

The Kings Theatre announced that its inaugural year of programming will kick off with an opening concert by internationally acclaimed artist Diana Ross, as the newly revitalized entertainment palace opens to the public for the first time in nearly 40 years. The inaugural performance by Ms. Ross on February 3, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. follows an extensive $93.9 million restoration and renovation of the... | Read More

New book Bruce Davidson’s personal selections from his lesser-known color archive

This volume presents Bruce Davidson’s personal selections from his lesser-known color archive. Ranging from a period of fifty-six years and counting, these images are representative of the photographer’s color career. Assignments from various magazines (Vogue, National Geographic, Life magazine) and commercial projects led him to photograph fashion (early 1960s), the Shah of Iran with... | Read More
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