Archive for December, 2017

Exhibition showcases highlights from Bror Anders Wikstrom’s Mardi Gras float and costume designs

Designer Bror Anders Wikstrom (1854–1909), a Swedish émigré, made a name for himself in New Orleans by engaging with the heart of the Crescent City’s culture: Mardi Gras. In celebration of Wikstrom’s artistry, the New Orleans Museum of Art presents Bror Anders Wikstrom: Bringing Fantasy to Carnival, on view from December 14, 2017 through April 1, 2018. The exhibition showcases... | Read More

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art hosts an exhibition of 19th century Japanese woodblock prints

“The Long Nineteenth Century in Japanese Woodblock Prints,” an exhibition featuring more than fifty superlative works from the distinguished private collection of Dr. Lee and Mary Jean Michels, will be on view through July 1, 2018 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, located on the University of Oregon campus. Many of the Japanese prints on view were selected, researched, and... | Read More

Exhibition at Elgiz Museum presents a new selection from its collection

Elgiz Museum is presenting a new selection from the collection: In Fact. The exhibition focuses on the concepts of representation and the act of referring. In Fact includes works of different media and investigates the models of representation through the referred. How do we re-evaluate the increasingly impossible act of representation in the current post-truth era we face today; through... | Read More

Launch of PUBLICS: A new space and curatorial agency in Helsinki

PUBLICS is a new curatorial agency with a dedicated library, event space and reading room in Helsinki that launched on December 9. Its launch coordinates the opening of a new space with a series of public events in Vallila—a predominantly residential central-northern neighborhood in the city of Helsinki, known for its industrial working class histories and, more recently, for its influx of... | Read More

Parallel geniuses? Composer mashes up Beethoven and Kanye

The orchestra charges into the furious opening notes from the last movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14. A drum-set kicks in, giving way to a new melody. The violins are still in charge. But suddenly the theme isn't Beethoven but a symphonic take on "On Sight," the abrasive starting salvo of Kanye West's "Yeezus" album. The crowd, standing close-up, more like in a rock concert than a... | Read More

Heritage’s Holiday Fine Jewelry Auction soars beyond $5 million

Large carat diamonds and rare gemstones shined at Heritage Auctions' $5 million Holiday Fine Jewelry Auction Dec. 4 in New York. "The demand for diamonds and gemstones like these is exceptionally strong," Heritage Jewelry Senior Director Jill Burgum said. "The quality of the pieces we had in this auction was reflected in the number of bidders who went after different lots, as well as in the... | Read More

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 launched

This week, the search for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 was launched with prize money of £140,000 at stake. The biggest museum prize in the world, Art Fund Museum of the Year seeks out and celebrates innovation and exceptional achievement in museums and galleries across the UK. £100,000 is awarded to one outstanding winner and £10,000 to each other finalist. The 2018 judges are also... | Read More

Exhibition at White Cube includes a new series of shelf works by Haim Steinbach

White Cube is presenting an exhibition of works by Haim Steinbach at Mason's Yard. This exhibition includes a new series of shelf works as well as the major installation Display #15 – Design for a Yogurt Bar, first made in 1981, which has been reconfigured for the gallery space. Drawing on cultural models from the 1970s and 80s – in particular changing ideas of leisure and health... | Read More

Women House: Monnaie de Paris presents a group exhibition of women artists

Women House is the meeting of two ideas: gender— the female—and space—the domestic. Architecture and public space have long been considered masculine, while the domestic space has been the prison or refuge of women; however, this historical evidence is not destiny, as the exhibition Women House shows. In over 1000 square metres of gallery space and in some of Monnaie de... | Read More

Exhibition at Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger celebrates the 120th anniversary of Árpád Szenes’ birth

In 2017, on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of Árpád Szenes’ birth, the gallery Jeanne Bucher Jaeger presents the exhibition Plénitude aux confins de l’existant. It is a new tribute to the artist, whom the gallery has represented for almost 80 years, since 1939, in innumerable solo and group shows both inside and outside the gallery. The painter of many acclaimed series, such... | Read More
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