ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Joaquín Sorolla - FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE Sala Recoletos - September 26th - January 11th, 2015 <p class="Body1"><strong>From 26<sup>th</sup> September 2014 until 11<sup>th</sup> January 2015 the exhibition SOROLLA Y ESTADOS UNIDOS is on at the FUNDACI&Oacute;N MAPFRE gallery in Paseo de Recoletos. This exhibition is the first to include 150 paintings by Joaqu&iacute;n Sorolla (1863-1923); it follows the fascinating story of the Valencian painter in the United States, displaying some of his best work outside Spain and examining his extraordinary international fame.</strong></p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:36:31 +0000 Martin Mannig - Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden - November 8th - January 17th, 2015 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:36:32 +0000 Édouard Manet, Caspar David Friedrich, Fernand Léger, Francis Bacon - Kunsthalle Mannheim - April 18th - May 1st, 2016 <div class="large-text">The symbol of the ark speaks of rescue. In the bible Noah built a giant ship to save his family and pairs of animals from the Flood. During the three-year bridging period before the opening of the Kunsthalle's new building at Friedrichsplatz, the city of Mannheim's important art collection must be stored off-site. Right now, however, visitors can find more than 240 of the collection's masterpieces in a themed arrangement in its temporary abode: the renovated, daylight rooms of the Jugendstil-Building. They will remain in this 'ark' until the completion of the Kunsthalle's Museum Quarter in 2017.</div> <div id="read-more-text" class="more-info three-col">The display spans from Manet's key work, the "Execution of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico" to the Romanticism of Caspar David Friedrich; from Modernism to international art figures Fernand L&eacute;ger and Francis Bacon. The compressed design of the exhibition opens up new connections and insights; combines the treasures of Impressionism and Expressionism or Neue Sachlichkeit with regional perspectives and other surprises from the vaults. Generous sponsorship, for the conservation of artworks, from the city's citizens and the Friends of the Kunsthalle, the Wilhelm-M&uuml;ller-Stiftung, the Heinrich-Vetter-Stiftung, the company S&uuml;dzucker and the city of Mannheim, enables the show to feature a sensational 92 paintings and 57 frames, newly-restored or cleaned. A "room of wonders" is at the start of the tour through the eight themed rooms, including "history and myth", "landscape and city", "portraits and self-portraits", "yearning for Italy" and "penchant for abstraction". At the end, ARCHE allows you to peek into the conservation studio; after all, the rescue work must go on. The Mannheim collection reveals its many facets and stories. It owes its excellent quality to the bold vision of Fritz Wichert, Gustav F. Hartlaub and Walter Passarge, former art historian-directors. Still it would all be unimaginable without the civic-minded philanthropy that shapes the Kunsthalle&lsquo;s future.&nbsp;<br /><br />A&nbsp;Tonwelt&nbsp;audio guide for the exhibition is available.</div> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:51:14 +0000 Franz Bernhard - Kunsthalle Mannheim - September 20th - November 9th <div class="large-text"><strong>Franz Bernhard. Drawings and Sculptures</strong>&nbsp;// &ldquo;As a human, I am interested in humans. As a sculptor, I am interested in the image of the human.&rdquo; Franz Bernhard attracted attention throughout Germany with his powerful, monumental sculpture &ldquo;Gro&szlig;e Mannheimerin&rdquo; at the highway access road to Mannheim, the City of Squares. In 2014, the prominent artist from Southwest Germany would have turned 80. The Kunsthalle Mannheim dedicates an anniversary exhibition to him, which features around 30 drawings as well as selected sculptures that bear witness to Bernhard&rsquo;s major artistic theme: humans as signs in space.</div> <div id="read-more-text" class="more-info three-col">In his drawings and sculptures, Bernhard plays with abstract forms that are only faintly reminiscent of the human figure. Reworked numerous times, the sculptures made of iron and wood appear as signs in space. They are not depictions, but allegories of bodily postures such as standing, lying, toppling. An abstract detail often refers to the whole. For Bernhard, the sheet of paper also functioned as material that he integrated in the effect of the artwork, treating the surfaces of his drawings with sandpaper and spatulas. What all his pieces have in common is the relentless physical work performed on them. In cooperation with the Kunsthalle Mannheim, the last large sculptures created shortly before his unexpected death in 2013 will be presented in the Skulpturenpark Heidelberg. Franz Bernhard was born in former Czechoslovakia, from where he was expelled in 1946. From 1959 to 1966 he studied sculpture under Wilhelm Loth and Fritz Klemm at the Kunstakademie Karlsruhe and was exhibited in 1977 at the documenta 6 in Kassel. Bernhard was a member of the Akademie der K&uuml;nste Berlin from 1990 to 1992. In 1998, he received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and was awarded an Honorary Professorship of the State of Baden-W&uuml;rttemberg in 2004. A multivolume catalogue raisonn&eacute; of his drawings will be released concurrently with the exhibition.</div> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:46:18 +0000 Group Show - Kunsthalle Mannheim - September 26th - January 18th, 2015 <div class="large-text"><strong>Manet, C&eacute;zanne, Van Gogh &ndash; Guests from Around the World</strong>&nbsp;// &ldquo;The Cardplayers&rdquo; by Paul C&eacute;zanne (1892/95) are flown in from London,&ldquo;The Dead Toreador&rdquo; (probably 1864), a main work by &Eacute;douard Manet, is arriving from Washington. Key pieces from outstanding museums in the United States and Europe encounter the high-quality collection of late 19th-century, modern French art of Kunsthalle Mannheim. A dialogue between masterpieces begins in the lavishly refurbished Jugendstil building. For the first time, the museum in Mannheim places the focus on its most valuable art treasures and enables the audience to view rare loans from around the world.</div> <div id="read-more-text" class="more-info three-col">Guest curator Dr. Marie-Am&eacute;lie zu Salm-Salm juxtaposes the works in Mannheim with carefully selected, imposing counterparts from major European and American museums, thus highlighting important artistic innovations of this unique rise to modernism - like the treatment of colour and light, questions of composition, the choice of motifs, and the use of new painting techniques. Key works by Manet, C&eacute;zanne and Van Gogh, as well as paintings by Delacroix, Courbet, Corot, Pissarro, Sisley, Monet, and Renoir enter into a fascinating dialogue of styles and motifs. The focus on top class works of French painting allows visitors an intensive encounter with the individual work and its counterpart.&nbsp;<br />Mirrored by the other, the key works of Mannheim can be newly perceived and taken to one&rsquo;s heart.&nbsp;<br />A surprise waits for the visitor at the end of the tour: The view to 20th-century abstraction with pivotal works by Piet Mondrian, Ellsworth Kelly and Josef Albers, exemplarily reveal the impact of Impressionism on art and artists of the 20th century and their way of dealing with form and colour.&nbsp;<br />Dr. Marie-Am&eacute;lie zu Salm-Salm (born in 1973) studied art history, philosophy and ethnology in Paris and Heidelberg and received her doctorate under Prof. Serge Lemoine. She has been a guest curator at the Mus&eacute;e national d'histoire et d'art Luxembourg, the Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;Orsay Paris and the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn.</div> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:43:39 +0000 An-My Le - MK Gallery - September 19th - November 23rd <p>Born in Vietnam in 1960, Vietnamese-American artist&nbsp;An-My L&ecirc;&rsquo;s adolescence was marked by conflict. In&nbsp;Saigon, she grew up experiencing nightly mortar attacks&nbsp;and the daily presence of American soldiers. In 1975,&nbsp;the final year of the war, she and her family were among&nbsp;those airlifted to safety and they finally settled in the&nbsp;United States as political refugees.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>An-My L&ecirc; graduated in biology from Stanford, before&nbsp;turning to photography, which she studied at Yale&nbsp;University. The recipient of many awards, including&nbsp;the prestigious MacArthur Genius Award (2012), she is&nbsp;widely recognised as one of the most significant&nbsp;photographers working in the world today. &nbsp;</p> <p>This exhibition surveys four major series: peaceful&nbsp;scenes evocative of conflict, in Vi&ecirc;t Nam, (1994&ndash;1998);&nbsp;fictional scenes staged by hobbyist war re-enactors in&nbsp;Small Wars, (1999-2002); a film showing the American&nbsp;military training for the Iraq war in 29 Palms, (2003-2004); and the most comprehensive showing yet of&nbsp;Events Ashore (2005-2014), a magnum opus, ten years&nbsp;in the making, which depicts the US navy on missions&nbsp;across the globe. Also shown for the first time are&nbsp;drawings by An-My L&ecirc; inspired by images and texts&nbsp;engraved on replicas of zippo lighters owned by&nbsp;American troops in Vietnam. &nbsp; L&ecirc; has consistently explored the myth and memory of&nbsp;war through photography and film. While her personal&nbsp;experience of conflict has shaped both her life and her&nbsp;artistic subject matter,</p> <p>L&ecirc;&rsquo;s work transcends that personal&nbsp;story. She avoids simple representations and simple&nbsp;judgements about the US military machine, and, like&nbsp;many great photographers maintains a certain distance&nbsp;from her subject in order to create nuanced pictures.&nbsp;&lsquo;My goal has been to... address issues of power and&nbsp;fragility. My intention is not to dictate a message. It is a&nbsp;call for perspective, not a call to action.&rsquo;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>The exhibition has been programmed to coincide with the centenary of the First World War, and will subsequently be presented at the Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden (20 February &ndash; 17 May 2015). An-My L&ecirc;'s work will be included in Tate Modern&rsquo;s group exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography (26 November 2014 &ndash; 15 March 2014). &nbsp;</p> <p>A new book, Events Ashore, published by Aperture to coincide with the exhibition, is available from the Gallery Shop. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:59:52 +0000 - Portland Art Museum - October 18th - January 11th, 2015 <p><em>In Passionate Pursuit</em>&nbsp;explores the richly diverse collection of Arlene and the late Harold Schnitzer, their promised gift to the community, and the profound impact they have had as philanthropists on cultural patronage in Portland.</p> <p>For more than half a century the Schnitzers have collected art. This exhibition will allow visitors to see more than 100 works from the internationally renowned collection of one of our region&rsquo;s most legendary couples.</p> <p>The exhibition will includes selections from the Schnitzers&rsquo; magnificent collection of Han dynasty Chinese art, 19th and 20th century silver, Native American ceramics and beaded bags, international glass works, and paintings and sculptures by Northwest and West Coast post-war masters.</p> <p><em>In Passionate Pursuit</em>&nbsp;will explore themes of collecting, legacy, and civic engagement through a series of associated lectures and discussions, a fully illustrated color publication documenting the collection with an interview between the curator and the collector, essays by Museum curators, and a signature video program featuring Museum Director Brian Ferriso in conversation with Arlene Schnitzer.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:36:21 +0000 Chris Antemann - Portland Art Museum - September 27th - February 8th, 2015 <p>In 2012, Oregon-based sculptor Chris Antemann was invited to participate in the Art Studio program of the renowned Meissen Porcelain Manufactory to collaborate with the Meissen master artisans on unique pieces and a series of limited editions of her sculptures, resulting in a grand installation that reinvents and invigorates the great porcelain figurative tradition. Using the Garden of Eden as her metaphor, the artist created a contemporary celebration of the 18th-century banqueting craze. Inspired by Meissen&rsquo;s great historical model of Johann Joachim K&auml;ndler&rsquo;s monumental&nbsp;<em>Love Temple</em>&nbsp;(1750), Antemann created her own 5-foot version. Stripping the original design back to its basic forms, she added her own figures, ornamentation, and flowers, as well as a special finial with three musicians to herald the guests to the banquet below. Employing her signature wit and formal references to classic Baroque Meissen figurines, Antemann has invented a new narrative on contemporary morality through her one-of-a-kind porcelain figures in a setting that evokes the decadence of Boucher and Watteau.</p> <p>Antemann&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Love Temple</em>&nbsp;is the centerpiece and heart of the installation. It was designed to house a host of semi-clothed revelers around a banquet of &ldquo;forbidden fruit.&rdquo; After sculpting the&nbsp;<em>Love Temple</em>&nbsp;and banquet table, Antemann expanded the vision of the installation to include a pleasure garden made up of eight separate pieces that surrounds the temple, creating an elaborate tableau in the great tradition of royal 18th-century&nbsp;<em>sur la table</em>.</p> <p>Accompanying the lavish and overflowing banquet table is a massive 12-light porcelain chandelier and a collection of smaller sculptures to accompany the table along the gallery walls, evoking the tradition of palatial porcelain rooms. The small, intimate vignettes entertain with playful scenes of dalliance and seduction.</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t miss this irreverent look at history and the decorative arts tradition in this brilliant porcelain sculpture.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:22:10 +0000 Wendy Red Star - Portland Art Museum - September 6th - December 7th <p>Wendy Red Star&rsquo;s socially critical installation draws inspiration and employs imagery from growing up on the Crow Indian Reservation in south-central Montana. Historic photographs and regalia are juxtaposed with tapestries, text, and objects she has constructed to re-humanize a past tribal leader whose image has been appropriated for commercial use. Photographs of Chief Medicine Crow (c. 1848-1920) were taken in Washington, D.C., when he and four other tribal leaders were coerced into signing a treaty ceding a portion of tribal lands to the United States Government. His image has frequently been used to represent a stereotypical, nameless, Indian &ldquo;brave.&rdquo; Red Star&rsquo;s newest installation is an extension of her earlier work, which employed gender-focused, political self-imagery, not unlike the art of Cindy Sherman, Ana Mendieta, and Frida Kahlo, to draw attention to the marginalization of Native Americans. In APEX, by replicating a historical museum diorama, she names and honors Medicine Crow, and revises the white man&rsquo;s historical paradigm.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:17:12 +0000 Pablo Picasso - The Honolulu Museum of Art - October 9th - January 4th, 2015 <p>With a career spanning more than seven decades and an oeuvre comprising thousands of paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, collages, and assemblages, Pablo Picasso is the 20th century&rsquo;s most important and influential artist. His iconic&nbsp;<em>Les Demoiselles d&rsquo;Avignon</em>&nbsp;(1907, Museum of Modern Art, New York) forever transformed the art of painting, and his violent, tragic&nbsp;<em>Guernica</em>(1937, Museo Reina Sof&iacute;a, Madrid) drives home to this day the horrors of war. In the museum&rsquo;s own collection,&nbsp;<em>Fan, Pipe, and Glass&nbsp;</em>(1911) is on permanent display as a remarkable example of Picasso&rsquo;s pioneering Analytical Cubism, but the artist&rsquo;s prints&mdash;in which the collection is also strong&mdash;are exhibited only rarely.&nbsp;</p> <p>This exhibition unveils for the first time a sizeable concentration of Picasso&rsquo;s prints from the permanent collection. Examples of lithography and intaglio from all periods of his career&mdash;including his early Blue and Rose Periods, his Cubist phase, his later classical abstraction, and his linocuts from the 1950s and 1960s&mdash;will offer a mini-survey of the artist&rsquo;s work that will bring to light his expertise as a printmaker, approaching his craft with the same spirit of innovation with which he undertook his paintings.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:11:18 +0000 Qi Baishi - The Honolulu Museum of Art - October 2nd - January 25th, 2015 <p>At the critical juncture between traditional and modern Chinese art in the beginning of the 20th century, Qi Baishi (1864&ndash;1957) emerged as the leading representative of Chinese painting. With no formal education, Qi rose from humble origins to a position of prominence that included appointments to the National People&rsquo;s Congress and the National Artists&rsquo; Association.&nbsp;</p> <p>In an age when Chinese painters were turning to the outside world to study Western models, Qi advocated traditional ink painting. At the same time, his spontaneous technique brought a refreshing new perspective to the genre, forming the foundation for the development of new national styles by younger artists later in the century. Qi&rsquo;s paintings of &ldquo;small life&rdquo; subjects such as lychees and shrimp are immediately accessible, yet surprisingly subtle, his light touch infusing his works with energy.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:07:01 +0000 Arthur Boyd, John Perceval - NGV (National Gallery Victoria) The Ian Potter Centre - October 17th - March 1st, 2015 <p>This exhibition looks at one of the most significant artistic groups in mid twentieth-century Melbourne, which gathered at the Boyd family property, Open Country, at Murrumbeena. It presents the work of Australia&rsquo;s first studio potter, Merric Boyd and the impact of war on his family and their artistic output. It also explores the exuberant post-war production of paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculpture by Arthur Boyd, John Perceval and others at Open Country and the Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:52:05 +0000 Robert Jacks - NGV (National Gallery Victoria) The Ian Potter Centre - October 3rd - February 15th, 2015 <p>This exhibition will represent the first large-scale retrospective of Robert Jacks who is one of Australia&rsquo;s most significant and accomplished abstract artists. From his first sell-out solo exhibition at Gallery A in Melbourne in 1966, through to his ongoing exploration of abstraction in painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking, his work has charted a distinctive and influential path through late twentieth and early twenty-first century Australian art.<br /><br />Born in 1943 Jacks studied sculpture at Prahran Technical College from 1958&ndash;1960 and painting at RMIT in 1961&ndash;62. His first solo exhibition was held to great acclaim in 1966 and in 1968 his work was included in the landmark exhibition,&nbsp;<em>The Field</em>, at the National Gallery of Victoria. Beginning in 1968, Jacks spent ten years living and working in Canada and the United States. It was during this period, much of which was spent in New York, in which Jacks met such artistic luminaries as Sol LeWitt and Donald Judd, and that his unique visual language matured, incorporating influences from the major exponents of contemporary abstraction, minimalism and conceptual practice. It is also this experience which makes Jacks a unique figure within the history and development of twentieth century Australian art.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:48:11 +0000 - NGV (National Gallery Victoria) The Ian Potter Centre - September 30th - January 27th, 2015 <p>This multi-disciplinary collection display continues the&nbsp;<em>Melbourne Now</em>&nbsp;focus on contemporary Indigenous art practice, but expands the compass from greater Melbourne to the length and breadth of Indigenous Australia.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:45:03 +0000 Carsten Höller - NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) International - October 10th - March 1st, 2015 <p>Artist Carsten H&ouml;ller works to turn reality on its head, creating situations through which we can reimagine how we move through the world and reconsider our place in it. Drawing on social spaces outside the museum, such as the amusement park, zoo, or playground, the interactions that H&ouml;ller proposes through objects and situations open up a range of new and unexpected sensory revelations in art.<br /><br />Underscoring the 2014 Melbourne Festival microtheme of circus, the spectacular life-size&nbsp;<em>Golden Mirror Carousel</em>&nbsp;offers visitors to Federation Court a powerfully different physical and mental encounter than its traditional fairground counterpart. With each slow turn, participants are carried further into a gleaming, gilded looking-glass reflection, a step and a world away.<br /><br /><em>Golden Mirror Carousel</em>&nbsp;is supported by the Loti &amp; Victor Smorgon Fund.<br />Presented by Melbourne Festival and National Gallery of Victoria, with the assistance of Gagosian Gallery, New York.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:40:55 +0000 Jean Paul Gaultier - NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) International - October 17th - February 8th, 2015 <p>The unconventional and playfully irreverent designs of Jean Paul Gaultier will be celebrated in the first international exhibition dedicated to this groundbreaking French couturier.<br /><br />The National Gallery of Victoria will be the only Australian venue for&nbsp;<em>The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk</em>, which will feature more than 140 superbly crafted garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance performances.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:36:06 +0000