Archive for December, 2015

Bienal de Sao Paulo announces preliminary artist list for its 32nd year

Titled Incerteza viva [Live Uncertainty], the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo means to reflect on the current conditions of life and the strategies offered by contemporary art to harbor or inhabit uncertainty. The exhibition will be held from September 10 to December 12, 2016 at the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, featuring approximately 90 artists and collectives, 54 of which are announced below.... | Read More

Art Gallery of New South Wales explores the use of line across four generations of Koori artists

Murruwaygu: following in the footsteps of our ancestors explores the traditional line work specific to Aboriginal men from south-east Australia and its translation across generations. Curated by artist and former Art Gallery of New South Wales curator Jonathan Jones, this groundbreaking exhibition presents a dedicated focus on the region’s artistic and cultural practices from pre-contact to... | Read More

William Kentridge donates his complete works in time-based media to George Eastman Museum

The George Eastman Museum announced recently that William Kentridge has donated the complete set of his films, videos, and digital-born works to the museum. The gift comprises both original negatives and positive prints covering Kentridge’s entire career as a filmmaker, as well as all of the master elements of the renowned artist’s works in electronic and digital media. As the home of... | Read More

Embroidered Modernism: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein marks the 150th birthday of Ferdinand Nigg

To mark the 150th birthday of Ferdinand Nigg, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is staging a major synoptic exhibition devoted to Liechtenstein’s most important modernist artist. Ferdinand Nigg is one of the artists who discovered embroidery as an artistic medium at the beginning of the 20th century, harnessing this technique to realise modern design principles. The fascination of his work lies in... | Read More

Austrian artist Ulrike Müller’s first solo show in a museum on view at mumok in Vienna

In her artistic work, Ulrike Müller (born 1971 in Brixlegg, Tirol, lives in New York) explores the relationships between abstraction and bodies and a concept of painting that is not restricted to brush and canvas. The geometrical figures and color surfaces in her compositions are never “purely” abstract. They carry erotic and sexual associations; they tease, touch, and penetrate each... | Read More

National Endowment for the Arts awards $35,000 to the McNay Art Museum

In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. The NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $35,000 to the McNay Art Museum to engage, connect and collaborate... | Read More

NGA Contemporary transformed with a major installation by artists Ken and Julia Yonetani

Chandeliers made from uranium glass representing nuclear-powered nations and a nine-metre banquet table made entirely of salt feature in the first large survey show of internationally acclaimed Japanese and Australian artist collaborators Ken + Julia Yonetani at NGA Contemporary. Ken + Julia Yonetani’s NGA installation is a provocative response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant... | Read More

“Work and Leisure in American Art: Selected Works from the Collection” on view at the Montclair Art Museum

This collection-based exhibition comprises over 60 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper that explore the universal themes of labor and leisure in America from the 18th century to the present day. The works on view range chronologically from Benjamin West’s exposure of political corruption in the painting Oliver Cromwell Dissolving the Long Parliament (1782) to the... | Read More

Visitors to the tenth anniversary edition of Master Drawings New York will enjoy 29 exhibitions

The Tenth Annual Master Drawings New York week will take place January 23 through January 30 at 30 leading art galleries on the Upper East Side’s “Gold Coast’ in New York. Timed to coincide with New York’s major January art-buying events, including the Old Master auctions and The Winter Antiques Show, over the past decade Master Drawings New York has given top dealers from the... | Read More

Jeu de Paume releases official app of the exhibition “Philippe Halsman: Astonish Me!”

Jeu de Paume announced the release of the official app of the exhibition “Philippe Halsman. Astonish Me!”, presented at the museum until 24 January 2016. American photographer Philippe Halsman (1906–1979), famous for his portraits of celebrities, his 101 LIFE magazine covers and his long collaboration with Salvador Dalí, is remarkable for the very breadth of his work: portraits,... | Read More
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