25 mars 2011

"Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion" @ Philadelphia Museum of Art

 Roberto Capucci, 2001. By Fiorenzo Niccoli. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Roberto Capucci, a master of color, form, and innovative silhouettes, was one of the founders of modern Italian fashion in the early 1950s. Today, after six decades of creative achievement, he remains one of Italy’s most influential and imaginative artist-couturiers. Capucci (b. 1930) captured the attention of the international press at an early age, drawing praise from designers such as Christian Dior when he was still a... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2011

"The Peacock Male: Exuberance and Extremes in Masculine Dress" @ Philadelphia Museum of Art

Man's Bondage Suit: Jacket and Trousers with Attached Knee Strap, c. 1990. Designed by Vivienne Westwood, English, born 1941. Bright orange/red wool. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the Costume and Textiles Revolving Fund, 2000. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- This lively exhibition contradicts the notion of men’s apparel as staid and restrained, especially when compared to women’s fashions. The Peacock Male: Exuberance and Extremes in Masculine Dress, drawn primarily from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection of Western... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2010

"Plain Beauty: Korean White Porcelain/Photographs by Bohnchang Koo' @ Philadelphia Museum of Art

Bohnchang Koo (Korean, Born 1953. From the series Vessel, KRO 05-1 BW, © Bohnchang Koo PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Plain Beauty: Korean White Porcelain/Photographs by Bohnchang Koo explores the elegance and seemingly simple beauty of plain white porcelains of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) through the viewfinder of Bohnchang Koo, a Korean photographer who made a four-year project of photographing these superb ceramics, and through the display of 16 examples of Korean white porcelain. Produced since the beginning of the 15th century,... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2009

Cai Guo-Qiang: 'Fallen Blossoms' @ The Philadelphia Museum of Art

It is Cai's first solo exhibition in Philadelphia and the first in the United States since his retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in early 2008. Photo: EFE/Alfredo Aldai. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fabric Workshop and Museum will present a multi-site exhibition of the work of Cai Guo-Qiang, one of the most prominent contemporary artists on the international art scene. Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms consists of a poetic meditation on the passing of time, memory, and memorializing. One of the... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2009

'Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés' @ Philadelphia Museum of Art

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the first exhibition to examine the genesis, construction, and reception of Étant donnés: 1° la chute d’eau, 2° le gaz d’éclairage (Given: 1° The Waterfall, 2° The Illuminating Gas), Marcel Duchamp’s enigmatic final masterwork. Duchamp (1887-1968) constructed Étant donnés in complete secrecy over a period of twenty years, from 1946 to 1966, during which he publicly claimed to have gone “underground” and given up art for chess. It was not until after his death on... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2009

Portfolio : 'Judith Leyster, 1609–1660' @ the National Gallery of Art

"Self-Portrait," circa 1632-1633. Photo: National Gallery of Art "Merry Company," circa 1630-1631. Photo: National Gallery of Art "Serenade," 1629. Photo: National Gallery of Art "Young Flute Player," circa 1635. Photo: National Museum, Stockholm "The Last Drop," circa 1630-1631. Photo: Philadelphia Museum of Art "The Proposition," 1631. Photo: Royal Picture Gallery, Mauritshuis, The Hague "A Game of Tric-Trac," circa... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2009

'Adventures in Modern Art: The Charles K. Williams II Collection' @ The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Oscar Bluemner, (American, born Germany, 1867 – 1938), Composition for Color Themes, 1932. Watercolor on paper, Sheet: 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Collection of C.K. Williams, II. Image courtesy of Will Brown. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art this summer will present Adventures in Modern Art: The Charles K. Williams II Collection, an exhibition of approximately 100 paintings, sculptures, watercolors, and drawings from the early decades of the 20th century. It is drawn from the collection of Charles K. Williams II,... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2009

Biennale di Venezia: 'Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens' awarded the prestigious Golden Lion for the Best National Participation

Installation shot of Bruce Nauman, Double Poke in the Eye II, 1985, Neon tubing on aluminum monolith. CIAC: Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel © 2009 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo credit: Michele Lamanna, courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art VENICE.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art commissioning institution for the United States Pavilion at the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, announced today that the U.S. representation, Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens, has been awarded... [Lire la suite]