ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - 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 Luke Sales, Anna Plunkett - NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) International - October 17th - March 22nd, 2015 <p>Commissioned for the new dedicated children&rsquo;s gallery,&nbsp;<em>Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids</em>&nbsp;is an interactive exhibition for children specifically designed for the NGV by Sydney-based fashion house Romance Was Born. This contemporary project for kids provides the ideal platform for designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett to share their whimsical and compelling vision with visitors of all ages. The captivating results provide a fantastical, larger than life environment for participation, play and creativity that blends fashion, art, music and design. The exhibition will feature works from collections past and present and will focus on the trademark collaborations and creative themes that underpin their practice. The project will also draw on the NGV Collection as one of its sources of inspiration.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:31:24 +0000 - NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) International - September 30th - December 31st <p>NGV&rsquo;s exciting new&nbsp;<em>Ancient World</em>&nbsp;gallery showcases works from ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Italy and Mesoamerica.&nbsp; Situated on Level 2 of NGV International, in the heart of the Gallery&rsquo;s permanent collections, the collections are displayed across three areas, encompassing Mesoamerica, The Classical World and Egypt and the Near East. The two corridor cases that flank the gallery feature representative tomb groups from West Mexico and ancient Egypt.<br /><br />Ancient Egyptian objects are some of the earliest works to have entered the NGV&rsquo;s collection and in the early twentieth century the Gallery received regular divisions of objects from British excavations in Egypt. Many of the objects still bear their grave numbers inscribed by the excavators. NGV&rsquo;s Greek and South Italian vase collection constitutes one of the finest collections in the country, having been developed under the expert advice of Professor Dale Trendall.&nbsp;<br /><br />The pre-hispanic civilisation of Mesoamerica stands with Egypt and Mesopotamia as one of the world&rsquo;s great early civilisations. For over three thousand years, a number of cultures flourished and produced extraordinary works, many depicting the human world and the natural forces that shape its affairs. Most of the stunning Mesoamerican ceramic, shell and stone objects that are on display were created to accompany the honoured dead to the afterlife.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:26:32 +0000 Lee Bul, Adel Abidin, Angela Bulloch - NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) International - September 30th - October 5th <p>The first of a series of new presentations of the NGV&rsquo;s collection of late-modern and contemporary international art, this selection of works explores various tendencies in artistic practice from the 1960s to the present day. Acknowledging that the recent history of contemporary art continues to be informed by key artists and movements of the recent past, this display encourages dialogue between artists and works from different periods and geo-political realities. Including rooms dedicated to Conceptual Art and Minimalism, Pop Art and its global influence, and a range of singular presentations including Lee Bul&rsquo;s immersive installation&nbsp;<em>Untitled</em>&nbsp;2003, and recent acquisitions including Angela Bulloch&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Short, big, yellow drawing machine</em>&nbsp;2012 and Adel Abidin&rsquo;s three channel video&nbsp;<em>Three love songs</em>&nbsp;2010, this display takes an integrated, multi-disciplinary and transcultural approach to the collection, reflecting the increasingly global character of contemporary art as we understand it today.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:23:05 +0000 Paul Klee - Zentrum Paul Klee - October 21st - February 1st, 2015 <div class="kmb_txt_lead"> <p>&lsquo;Special class &ndash; not for sale&rsquo; was a particular category that Klee used&nbsp; within his own system of classification for his works, to which he actually assigned various price ranges.</p> </div> <div class="kmb_txt_paragraph"> <p>The label &lsquo;special class&rsquo; &ndash; &lsquo;Sonderklasse&rsquo; or &lsquo;SKl&rsquo; &ndash; was reserved for those works to which the artist attached particular significance, and which he had planned for his posthumous collection.&nbsp;</p> <p>This is an area under examination in a research project at Z&uuml;rich University sponsored by the Ernst von Siemens Stiftung, in collaboration with the Zentrum Paul Klee and Leipzig Museum of Visual arts. The results of the project will permeate the exhibition.</p> <p>As well as other works by Paul Klee, with 100 &lsquo;special class&rsquo; works the exhibition will include about a third of the total &lsquo;special class&rsquo; holdings. An extensive publication featuring the research results will be published to coincide with the exhibition. After Bern, the exhibition will be shown in a slightly different combination at the Museum of Visual Arts in Leipzig (01/03-25/05/15).</p> </div> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:03:42 +0000 Edward Hopper, Franz Marc, Chuck Close, Yves Klein - Walker Art Center - October 16th - September 11th, 2016 <p>In 2015, the Walker will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding as a public art center dedicated to presenting and collecting the art of our times. Curated by the Walker&rsquo;s executive director Olga Viso and guest curator Joan Rothfuss, the exhibition looks at 75 years of collecting at the Walker&mdash;a history distinguished not only by bold and often risk-taking choices but also acquisitions that have consistently breached the boundaries of media or disciplines. The exhibition foregrounds many of these prescient&nbsp;choices.</p> <p>On view for a two-year period will be many iconic works from the collection, including Edward Hopper&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Office at Night</em>&nbsp;(1940), Franz Marc&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Large Blue Horses</em>&nbsp;(1911), Chuck Close&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Big Self Portrait</em>(1967-68), Yves Klein&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Mondo Cane Shroud</em>&nbsp;(1961), and&nbsp;others.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:58:29 +0000 - Walker Art Center - October 16th - July 5th, 2015 <p>The Walker Art Center&rsquo;s celebration of 75 years of collecting continues in the Burnet Gallery with a selection of recent acquisitions. Global, cross-disciplinary, and diverse, the exhibition reflects the Walker&rsquo;s continued efforts to collect the most adventuresome works being made&nbsp;today.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:53:27 +0000