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Exhibition presents works spanning the years 1905 to 1930 made by Max Weber

Gerald Peters Gallery is presenting the exhibition, Max Weber: Becoming Modern. Spanning the years 1905 to 1930, the paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures that make up the exhibition explore Weber’s transformation from art student to arbiter of the avant-garde. Weber arrived in Paris in 1905 and enrolled at the Académies Julian and Colarossi, pursuing a traditional, academic course... | Read More

Calixto Bieito brings his ‘film noir’ to Paris Opera

Spain's Calixto Bieito built his reputation by shattering operatic norms, but his new production of "Simon Boccanegra" in Paris shows the restrained side of a director more known for performances featuring sex, blood and violence. "I don't have a formula that I use each time in every opera," Bieito told AFP in an interview as his interpretation of the Verdi work premiered at the Opera Bastille... | Read More

Ruiz-Healy Art opens a solo exhibition of the work of Hills Snyder

Ruiz-Healy Art is presenting its first solo-exhibition for the work of Hills Snyder, Altered States (Part Four), an ongoing visual project and written series by the Texas-based artist. The exhibit features 120 drawings, based on photographs gathered in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Kansas and South Dakota. The exhibition opened to the public on... | Read More

Narrative, cinema and suburbia in the work of Miles Aldridge and Todd Hido explored at Huxley-Parlour Gallery

A new exhibition, This Side of Paradise: Narrative, Cinema and Suburbia in the Work of Miles Aldridge and Todd Hido presents twenty large-scale colour works demonstrating how these two contemporary artists investigate the concept of suburbia. Though works by Aldridge and Hido are visually dissimilar, both artists are recognisable for their distinctive cinematic colour palettes, lighting and... | Read More

Recently discovered portrait by Piet Mondrian offered at the PAN art and Antique Fair in Amsterdam

A recently discovered portrait by Piet Mondrian (1872 – 1944) is being shown for the first time at the PAN art and Antique Fair in Amsterdam. Earlier this year, during a valuation in Zandvoort, the art dealer and appraiser Willem de Winter from Haarlem, The Netherlands discovered an early oil painting by Piet Mondrian, one of the most famous painters in Dutch art history. The painting shows... | Read More

Hauser & Wirth New York exhibits new and recent works by Anna Maria Maiolino

Hauser & Wirth is presenting ‘ERRÂNCIA POÉTICA (POETIC WANDERINGS),’ a solo exhibition of new and recent works by Anna Maria Maiolino, one of the most significant artists working in Brazil today. For over five decades, Maiolino has drawn from her personal history as an artist, migrant, and mother, to produce works that relentlessly challenge accepted notions of desire,... | Read More

Giant Damien Hirst uterus sculptures catch eye at Qatar hospital

Fourteen giant bronze sculptures by British artist Damien Hirst graphically charting the moment of conception to birth greet patients arriving at an $8-billion hospital in Gulf state Qatar. The vast open-air installation, named "The Miraculous Journey", shows a foetus growing in the womb and culminates with a 14-metre (46-feet) of a naked baby just after birth. The monumental work is the... | Read More

Looters plunder Albania’s sunken treasures

Albania's long underexplored coastal waters have become a hotspot for treasure hunters scooping up ancient pottery, sunken ship parts and other shell-encrusted relics that have lain on the seabed for centuries. The 450-kilometre (280-mile) coastline, which is lapped by the Adriatic and Ionian seas, was off-limits under the communist regime which ruled the Balkan state until 1990, with orders to... | Read More

Missing St Mark mosaic finally returns to Cyprus

One of the last missing pieces of Byzantine art stolen from Cyprus in the 1970s was handed back this week by a renowned, and proud Dutch art investigator. Arthur Brand said Friday he handed back the sixth century depiction of Saint Mark during a private ceremony at the Cypriot embassy in The Hague. For Brand, dubbed the "Indiana Jones of the art world" because of his exploits to recover stolen... | Read More

Exhibition offers a representative overview of Alejandra Seeber’s current work

Häusler Contemporary is presenting the third solo exhibition of Alejandra Seeber in Munich. The Argentinean painter, known for her refreshing use of the traditional medium, presents selected works of the past two years and embeds them in a vast, painterly concept that was created especially for the gallery. In her paintings, artist Alejandra Seeber (*1968, Buenos Aires, AR, lives in New York,... | Read More
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