ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 - ART INTERNATIONAL Zurich - October 11th, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <h4>OPENING HOURS</h4> <ul> <li>Friday 12 October: 11:00 a.m. - 20:00 p.m.</li> <li>Saturday 13 October: 11:00 a.m. - 20:00 p.m.</li> <li>Sunday 14 October: 11:00 a.m. - 20:00 p.m.</li> </ul> <h4>ENTRY FEES</h4> <ul> <li>Day ticket: CHF 16.00</li> <li>Day ticket reduced: CHF 10.00 (pupils, students, pensioners)</li> <li>Wheelchair user: CHF 10.00 / 1 escort person: CHF 10.00</li> <li>Season ticket CHF 55.00 / reduced: CHF 35.00</li> <li>Vernissage: CHF 25.00 (no reduction)</li> <li>Children until 16: free</li> </ul> <p></p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 06:27:55 +0000 Lene Berg - Henie Onstad Art Centre - October 11th, 2012 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM <div class="ingressview">A new film and a big solo show from the norwegian film and video artist Lene Berg. </div> <div class="ingressview"></div> <p> The last few years Lene Berg has received recognition for several of her strong film works. <br /> She was educated as a tv and movie director from the film school in Stockholm and currently works as<br /> an artist in the national and international art field.</p> <p>In addition to several of her earlier works, the exhibition presents the new film <i>Kopfkino</i>. <br /> - More than a retrospective, this exhibition marks the beginning of a new phase, says Lene Berg.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 01:19:50 +0000 Group Show - Seattle Art Museum - October 11th, 2012 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM <p><em>Elles: Pompidou</em> is a landmark exhibition of more than 130 works of art made by 75 women artists from 1907 to 2007. Organized by the Centre Pompidou in Paris, home to the Musée National d’Art Moderne—one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in Europe—this exhibition is an unforgettable visual experience that will challenge visitors’ assumptions about art of the past century. This ambitious survey of daring painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video, and installation by innovative women artists offers a fresh perspective on a history of modern and contemporary art. With vision, humor, sensuality and ambiguity, these women represent the major movements in modern art—from abstraction to contemporary concerns, including identity politics.</p> <p>Artists include Sonia Delaunay, Frida Kahlo, Dora Maar, Diane Arbus, Marina Abramović, Louise Bourgeois, Atsuko Tanaka, Cindy Sherman, Sophie Calle, Hannah Wilke, Nan Goldin and Tania Bruguera, among others. An exhilarating exhibition that has already become a milestone in the history of exhibitions, <i>Elles: Pompidou</i> will excite the casual viewer as much as the hardboiled expert.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 07:55:11 +0000 Ansel Adams, Edward Burtynsky, Lynn Davis, Richard Misrach, Francis Frith, Carleton Watkins - The Phillips Collection - October 11th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>Eleven photographs document how artists use the camera to capture the sublime beauty and human destruction of the natural world. The exhibition brings together iconic works by Ansel Adams; contemporary examples by Edward Burtynsky, Lynn Davis, and Richard Misrach; and 19th-century pictures by Francis Frith and Carleton Watkins.</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 04:49:14 +0000 BAN WEI - Art Beatus Gallery - Vancouver - October 12th, 2012 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p>Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd. is pleased to present MULTO CORPUS, a solo exhibition featuring ink on Xuan paper works by Vancouver-based Chinese-Canadian artist, BAN WEI.  In traditional Chinese ink painting, one might envision idyllic scenes of mountains, trees, flowers, and birds, but Ban Wei’s paintings – a combination of the traditional Chinese medium of ink on Xuan paper (Chinese rice paper) and life drawing - are not any typical Chinese works of art.</p> <p><br /> BAN WEI'S paintings are like abstract landscapes.  Using his left and right hand to paint, he harmonizes the inequality into one.  Human figures of varying shapes and postures dance in different directions yet are balanced by the meticulous construction of lines, forms, and shades of black and white.  Interspersed among the figures are Chinese characters and symbols reminiscent of Chinese calligraphy.  BAN WEI'S monochromatic brushstrokes are minimal and subtle, while the gaunt human bodies in his works depict a sense of fragility.  Rather than implying a fixed representation, the artist allows his paintings to speak silently for themselves, encouraging viewers to create a dialogue between the works and their personal journey.  From Chinese ink traditions to Western forms of expression and abstraction, BAN WEI demonstrates what contemporary Chinese ink painting is about by effectively integrating the essence and aesthetics from both cultures.</p> <p>Born in Hong Kong and living in Canada for 20 years, BAN WEI is not only a painter, but also an accomplished print maker and ceramicist.  His artworks have been shown in numerous local and international shows, and MULTO CORPUS, running from October 12, 2012 to December 7, 2012, is the artist's first exhibition with Art Beatus (Vancouver).  The show opens with a reception on Friday, October 12 from 3pm to 6pm and BAN WEI will be in attendance.  Everyone is welcome.  </p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 00:30:17 +0000 Monique Eller - ArtSeefeld - October 12th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Official selected PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2011<b><br /><br /></b>Nomination for the absolut Talent Award 2011<b>, </b>Amsterdam<b><br /><br /></b>Selected for Panl Award 2009 Amsterdam<b><br /></b><br />Selected for Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2009<br /><br />National Portrait Gallery London</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 01:30:04 +0000 - Coos Art Museum - October 12th, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>Continuing the tradition of supporting contemporary Oregon artists, Coos Art Museum opens its galleries to new works by artists from around the state. The CAM Biennial provides Oregon artists an opportunity to exhibit their works within an art museum setting without the extensive jurying process. The artworks exhibited in the CAM Biennial range from paintings to photography, ceramics to glass, textiles to metals and more.</p> <h3>CAM Biennial Peoples’ Choice Award</h3> <p>Voting for the People’s Choice Award will take place throughout the CAM Biennial exhibition. CAM will award the artist receiving the most votes a solo exhibition in 2013.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 00:41:01 +0000 Group Show - GRAPHICSTUDIO | Institute for Research in Art - October 12th, 2012 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM <p>Reception: 6–9pm <br />Free Drawing: 8pm (Robert Stackhouse’s Blue 5606)</p> <p>For one day only, USF Graphicstudio will offer more than 100 original, artistsigned, fine art prints and sculpture multiples with discounts of up to 60% off the list price. Some prints are rare, with just one impression remaining in inventory. All sales benefit Graphicstudio’s continuing research and educational programming, and must be completed on October 12th.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:55:51 +0000 Group Show - MCA DENVER - October 12th, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Ar</em>t features the work of over fifty artists and writers exploring the artistic possibilities of language. Presenting works from the 1960s to the present, the exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, installation, video and works on paper that raise questions about how we read, look at, hear, and process language today. A major current underlying the exhibition argues that the field of literature known as “conceptual writing” can be seen as engaging in a provocative dialogue with the field of contemporary art, producing new insights into the meaning of both literature and art. Co-curated by Nora Burnett Abrams and Andrea Andersson, <em>Postscript</em> is the first exhibition to examine the work of conceptual writing, investigating the roots of the movement in the art of the 1960s and 70s and presenting contemporary examples of text-based art practices.</span></p> Sun, 26 May 2013 18:56:57 +0000 Rembrandt van Rijn, Anthony Van Dyck, Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Frans Hals, J. M. W. Turner - Milwaukee Art Museum - October 12th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>Portraiture, landscape, and seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish works dominated English aristocratic collections in the late nineteenth century, when Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh (1847–1927) and heir to the world’s most successful brewery, shared the cultural stage and art market with other industry titans such as the Rothschilds, J. Pierpont Morgan, and Henry Clay Frick. The forty-eight masterpieces in this exhibition are mostly drawn from Lord Iveagh’s collection and represent the greatest artists of their periods, including Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641), Thomas Gainsborough (English, 1727–1788), Sir Joshua Reynolds (British,1723–1792), Frans Hals (Dutch, ca. 1581–1666), and J. M. W. Turner (English, 1775–1851).</p> <p>The Iveagh Bequest, as the collection has been called since the earl donated his collection to the State, has been housed at Kenwood House, a neoclassical villa in London. With Kenwood under renovation, this collection is traveling outside of the United Kingdom for the first time, and the Milwaukee Art Museum is one of only four venues in the U.S. In addition to the masterworks from the Iveagh Bequest, the exhibition includes several works acquired specifically for Kenwood.</p> <p>A highlight of the exhibition is Rembrandt’s sublime <i>Portrait of the Artist</i>(ca. 1665), one of the artist’s last self-portraits and one of only a few of his many self-portraits that show him in the act of painting. The picture suggests Rembrandt’s confidence in his reputation as an artist despite the troubles in his personal life, including bankruptcy. Among the several fine Gainsboroughs in the exhibition is the sumptuous full-length portrait <i>Mary, Countess Howe</i> (ca. 1764). This image of aristocratic elegance set against the natural English countryside is regarded as a masterpiece of English painting, and amazingly is only the third full-length portrait Gainsborough ever painted. Such portraits were very popular during this period, owing to a great admiration for the aristocratic portraits of the seventeenth-century artist Anthony van Dyck, who was royal painter to Charles I of England. The exhibition features two portraits by Van Dyck, including the impressive Princess Henrietta of Lorraine Attended by a Page, 1634 Oil on canvas.</p> <p>In addition to collecting portraits of lovely ladies, Lord Iveagh was, as a father, drawn to paintings of children. These portraits often served as reminders of the fleeting innocence of youth. One of the masterpieces of this genre is <i>Miss Murray</i> (1824–26) by Thomas Lawrence, depicting a charming three-year-old girl gathering flowers in the lap of her dress.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:26:24 +0000 - Carnegie Museum of Art - October 13th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>This groundbreaking exhibition explores the ingenuity and craftsmanship of decorative arts made for world’s fairs, from the London Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851 to the New York World’s Fair<em> </em>in 1939. During this period, the fairs were the most important vehicles for debuting advancements in modern living, democratizing design as never before. <em>Inventing the Modern World </em> showcases approximately 200 examples of the most extraordinary works of furniture, metalwork, glass, ceramics, textiles, and jewelry produced by leading international artists and firms, including Lalique, Herman Miller, Sèvres, and Tiffany. These exceptional and singular objects—some never before seen in the United States—represent the pinnacle of scientific and artistic achievements of their time. <em>Inventing the Modern World </em>breaks new ground in its exploration of innovation in decorative arts.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 04:35:34 +0000 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, James Tissot, Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt - Cleveland Museum of Art - October 13th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>Primarily drawn from the permanent collection, this exhibition will juxtapose the museum’s strong holdings of works on paper by Mary Cassatt with images of women by her contemporaries such as Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Auguste Renoir, James Tissot, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Organized thematically, the exhibition will explore 19th-century visions of femininity ranging from the bourgeois wife and mother to peasant women of the countryside in the midst of rural labor to urban women at work in the ballet and the brothel.</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:57:37 +0000 - Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito - October 13th, 2012 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM <p>An exhibition configured to allow visitors to experience transitions in time<br /> The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011. While citizens organized various activities that offered aid and assistance to victims both inside and from outside the disaster zone, artists who make their livelihood through artistic expression also took action. This exhibition looks back on the actions and artworks produced by 23 artists that emerged as a result of the earthquake, tracing the ways in which their work unfolded between March 2011 and the present in chronological sequence.<br /> <br /> Redefining the concept of “art”<br /> The works of these artists include ingenious attempts at sludge removal, ongoing projects that contribute to the rebuilding of communities, documentary videos and photos that continuously record the situation in the disaster-stricken areas, and pieces dealing with problems and issues that emerged as a result of the catastrophe. Many of these encompass activities that were carried out by temporarily shelving one’s identity as an “artist”, as well as projects carried out without the expectation that they would later be exhibited as an artwork. The attitudes and actions of these artists represent a renewed questioning of the concept of art as established by modernity, and demonstrate the sort of role that art ought to play in society – perhaps more strongly and forcefully than ever before. <br /> <br /> A focus on the “little situations”<br /> Following the activities of these artists as a result of the earthquake, it soon became clear that a certain sense of conflict and hesitation lay beneath their ambitious projects. At the same time, there were several projects that adapted to local conditions, changing in content as time went by. The diversity of these approaches and the complex ways in which these experiences developed shed light on the various small-scale occurrences that emerged as a result of he disaster ¬– “little situations” rarely picked up by the mass media that seem to reflect our own sense of bewilderment and indecision. What has been on our minds since then? What role should the individual play in relation to the local community and society at large? What does it mean to be a citizen within society? And how have our thoughts and feelings about the disaster evolved since then?<br /> <br /> An exhibition that generates memories and functions as a device for thinking<br /> During the exhibition period, there will be a varied program of related events that will allow visitors to express their thoughts after having observed the unfinished and ongoing actions and projects of the various artists on display. There will be opportunities and spaces for people to have free and uninhibited conversations about these issues, and participatory hands-on workshops open to people of all ages will also be held. This exhibition is being held in the hope that these assorted events will serve as different entry points for each person to get involved, helping each of us to generate individual memories about the March 11, 2011 disaster, and prompting us to look back what happened and to reflect on what one should do in the future.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 00:19:42 +0000 Joe Winograd - Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis - October 13th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><b><i>Recontextualized</i></b> showcases 30 works in a variety of media by Sam Fox School undergraduate and graduate students that examine context. Specifically, the exhibition questions how the meaning of a student artwork shifts when it is displayed in a museum devoted to contemporary art. The special pop-up exhibition is sponsored by RARA, Kuumba TV, Bazaarboy, and Art Council. Beginning at 7:45p, buses for WU students will shuttle between campus (departing from the westbound Brookings Drive boarding areas) and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:15:33 +0000 - Istanbul Museum of Modern Art - October 13th, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p>İstanbul Modern hosts one of the two curated exhibitions of the 1<sup>st</sup>İstanbul Design Biennial, which will be held for the first time in İstanbul by the İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and whose main theme is “Imperfection.”</p> <p>The exhibition <strong>“Musibet / <strong>The Aestheticization of Context and Anti-Context in Design along the Axis of the Grand Transformation,”</strong></strong> which will be curated by Emre Arolat and held at İstanbul Modern between October 13-December 23, 2012, takes up the processes of <strong>urban transformation </strong>occurring in İstanbul and other cities of Turkey, and two antithetical design attitudes that go hand in hand with these processes; one is the aestheticization of context and specificity and the other that of acontextuality and innovation. Through a series of problematizations carried out within the framework of the exhibition, many current phenomena occurring in İstanbul and other cities of Turkey will be examined, such as housing development projects that render their contexts problematic, social inequalities which are re-produced through urban transformation, the fact that architecture and city planning become a vehicle for governments to display their power, and trends toward fraudulent historicism that impose identities on public buildings.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:21:18 +0000 Cecil Beaton - Laing Art Gallery - October 13th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>To celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, this exhibition will show portraits of Her Majesty by photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980).</p> <p>Presenting highlights of the V&amp;A's archive of Beaton's royal photography, the exhibition will depict the Queen in her roles as princess, monarch and mother. The exhibition will feature nearly 100 portraits, from wartime photographs of Princess Elizabeth with her family, to tender images of The Queen with her own young children and official portraits that convey the magnitude of her role as Britain's monarch.</p> <p>This exhibition is organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 01:10:52 +0000