01 février 2017

Coming out, une collection privée dévoilée, Nicolas Libert et Emmanuel Renoird à la Chapelle des Calvairiennes

Pierre & Gilles, Yves, série « Les Garçons de Paris », 1983. Photo.Courtesy Emmanuel Renoird et Nicolas Libert Le couple de collectionneurs Nicolas Libert et Emmanuel Renoird dévoile une grande partie de sa collection privée. D’Andy Warhol à Mohamed Bourouissa, de Larry Clark à Laurent Pernot, l’exposition réunit des œuvres d’artistes historiques comme d’autres plus récentes, dont certaines sont montrées pour la toute première fois. Un Coming out fait en douceur pour une collection au ton délibérément libre. Amateurs férus... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2017

Passion & Desire from Antiquity to the Present Day at Sotheby's

  Nicolaes Pietersz. Berchem and studio, Jupiter disguised as Diana seducing the nymph Callisto. Estimate £30,000–40,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Across the centuries, art has always been intrinsically linked to expressions of passion and sensuality. ‘Erotic: Passion & Desire’ will encompass representations of love and sex from antiquity to the present day, exploring themes from the beauty of desire to representations of the male nude, to the carnal act itself, stripped of metaphor. Featuring over 100... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

Center for Maine Contemporary Art's late summer exhibitions: Lauren Henkin and Don Voisine

Lauren Henkin, Poppies, detail, 2014, pigment on rag, 32 x 40". Don Voisine, Reset, 2015, oil on wood panel, 40 x 60″ ROCKLAND, ME.- The Center for Maine Contemporary Art announces its 2016 late summer exhibition schedule at the art center's new campus at 21 Winter Street, Rockland, Maine. CMCA’s striking new building, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori, opened on June 26, 2016. The new facility, located in the heart of downtown Rockland’s burgeoning arts district, provides more than... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2016

Trinh Tuan, Golden Thoughts (2008)

Trinh Tuan, Golden Thoughts (2008). Photo courtesy The Curator’s Trinh Tuan’s work is primarily figurative lacquer paintings. Often a single figure depicted in his paintings can bring forth feelings of loneliness, sadness, or happiness and love. His portraits unleash many emotions from inside the images he paints. Trinh Tuan’s paintings often contain a single or two images with much detail in and around the subjects. He projects an artistic inspiration in an abstract way, as he displays men and women conveying warm... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2016

Nguyen Quang Huy, Tribal Indochine 3 (2008)

Nguyen Quang Huy, Tribal Indochine 3 (2008). Photo courtesy The Curator’s Much of Huy’s work consists of silhouetted portraits represented through photorealism. His work is mysterious; he does not explicitly spell out its meaning. By early 2002, Huy began painting several Russian burlap “head portraits.” Beginning without a central plan or specific concept, he started painting formal full frontal portraits of women’s faces, from just below the neckline. Employing a simple and direct approach, he found that there was... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2016

Pham Luan, Cycling Along Hang Gai Street (2008)

Pham Luan, Cycling Along Hang Gai Street (2008). Photo courtesy The Curator’s Pham Luan was born in 1954 in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is a graduate of the Hanoi Teacher’s Training College and is an Autodidact in Plastic Art. Pham Luan is currently a member of Vietnam Fine Art Association and the Hanoi Fine Art Association. He is considered to be a Specialist in Oil painting and is one of the leading artists of his generation. Pham Luan is represented by major galleries and regularly exhibits in USA, Hong Kong and Thailand. ... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2016

Dang xuan Hoa, Family Love (2008)

Dang xuan Hoa, Family Love (2008). Photo courtesy The Curator’s Dang Xuan Hoa is a world-wide respected contemporary Vietnamese artist. He is one of the “Gang of Five” who are known to have changed the direction of art in the early 1990’s in Vietnam which coincided with the destruction of the subsidized economy. This is known as Doi Moi or “The Renovation”, which began the free market economy. As Phan Can Thuong explains in his book on Dang Xuan Hoa, “This event emancipated the spirit of painting, casting off... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2016

Installation by artist Walter McConnell features a profusion of porcelain at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery

WASHINGTON, DC.- American sculptor Walter McConnell explores the West’s near-fanatical fascination with blue-and-white Chinese porcelain from the 1870s through today in the installation “Chinamania.” On view at the Arthur M. Sackler Galleryfrom July 9 through June 4, 2017, it complements “Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterson’s Filthy Lucre,” currently on view. “Chinamania,”—the third installment of exhibitions running concurrently with Waterson’s “Peacock Room REMIX”—includes more than 50 blue-and-white porcelains from... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2016

Italian artist Giuseppe Penone installs new sculptures in Rijksmuseum gardens

Giuseppe Penone at the picture respirare l'ombra (2000). Photo Vincent Mentzel AMSTERDAM.- A bronze tree carrying a solid block of granite between its branches, a tree trunk with water gushing out of it, and images drawn from the artist’s own forehead are among the enigmatic works of Giuseppe Penone. This summer, the annual sculpture display in the Rijksmuseum’s gardens is dedicated to Italian artist Giuseppe Penone (Garessio, 1947). It is the first time that, in addition to a number of earlier iconic works, new work... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

Exhibition presents an exciting new spin on the Mauritshuis’ collection

Vik Muniz. Photo by Ivo Hoekstra. THE HAGUE.- It’s a first: a museum exhibition of Vik Muniz’s Versos. It’s also a first for the Mauritshuis: this show presents an exciting new spin on the museum’s collection through an extraordinary partnership with a contemporary artist. From 9 June to 4 September the Mauritshuis in The Hague hosts Vik Muniz: Verso. An exhibition which reveals not the fronts of world famous paintings, like Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night or Vermeer's The Girl with a Pearl Earring, but... [Lire la suite]