PIERRE ET GILLES ICON(S)
From ‘icône’ in French to ‘icon’ in English, from holy image to visual sign, from the sacred image to the symbol, this fourteenth exhibition at Maison Particulière explores both the intellectual significance and the emblematic figures of icons.
For Icon(s), the guest artistic duo Pierre et Gilles intentionally and spontaneously selected a mixture of genres “found in popular Indian culture”.
Augmenting the works by Pierre and Gilles are the works of art selected by four art-collecting couples, each with different sensibilities: Myriam and Amaury de Solages, Charlotte and André Querton, Cookie and Cédric Liénart de Jeude, Béatrice and Philippe le Hodey and Jean-Claude Simoën.
MAISON PARTICULIERE, BRUSSELSwww.maisonparticuliere.be
PIERRE & GILLES IN JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER
This first multimedia exhibition devoted to the French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier celebrates the daring and inventiveness of his avant-garde fashion and explores his eclectic, impertinent sources of inspiration.
The show— which Gaultier sees as a creation in its own right — brings together not only haute couture and ready-to-wear outfits, but numerous objects and archival documents illustrating his most inventive artistic partnerships, with filmakers, dancers, singers and artists.
Fashion photography is there too, with often unpublished prints by well-known contemporary artists and photographers (Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Peter Lindbergh, David LaChapelle, Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Steven Klein, Pierre & Gilles, Paolo Roversi, Robert Doisneau…).
GRAND PALAIS, GALERIES NATIONALES, PARISwww.grandpalais.fr/fr/evenement/jean-paul-gaultier
NORBERT BISKY, BALAGAN
Balagan – the Persian term for chaos and confusion, which can also be linked to partying and exuberance – brings together new works by Norbert Bisky.
The majority of the pieces were completed in Tel Aviv where the German artist experimented an atelier swap with fellow artist Erez Israeli, from January to March.
His burnt bus installation, his large scale colourful paintings and smaller works on paper give some insights into both sides of his ambiguous work : angst and ‘joie de vivre’.
FACING TIME, ROPS/FABRE
The Belgian town of Namur, partner of Mons 2015, has invited Jan Fabre for a posthumous encounter with Félicien Rops: an unprecedented tour along museums and sites in the openair to discover the daring and inspiring worlds of these two Belgian artists. The imaginary dialogue between Rops and Fabre will unveil, question and challenge time.
Exhibitions and events will take place in different locations : Musée Félicien Rops, Maison de la Culture, Théâtre de Namur, Eglise Saint-Loup, the Citadelle and the city streets.
Taking its title from the phrase “Midnight’s Children,” coined by Salman Rushdie in his seminal 1981 novel about India’s transition to independence, After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India, 1947/1997 weaves themes of art and nation-building to reveal shifting zeitgeists in cultural production, and explores how these artistic practices regard and contest a geopolitical consciousness through modernization and globalization
Featured artists include: CAMP, Nikhil Chopra, Desire Machine Collective, Atul Dodiya, Anita Dube, V.S. Gaitonde, Sheela Gowda, Shilpa Gupta, Subodh Gupta, M.F. Husain, Tushar Joag, Jitish Kallat, Krishen Khanna, Ram Kumar, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, Prajakta Potnis, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Raqs Media Collective, S.H. Raza, Sharmila Samant, Mithu Sen, Dayanita Singh, F.N. Souza, Tallur L.N., Asim Waqif.
QUEENS MUSEUM, USAwww.queensmuseum.org/
KEHINDE WILEY: A NEW REPUBLIC, 20/02 – 24/05/2015, BROOKLYN MUSEUM, NYC
The Brooklyn Museum presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, the first museum survey of the artist’s rich and prolific career, on view from February 20 through May 24, 2015.
Comprised of approximately sixty objects, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic highlights the range of the artist’s work. The exhibition includes his early portrait paintings, inspired by the artist’s observation of street life in Harlem and set to the visual language of classical European portraiture, as well as his recent explorations in sculpture and stained glass.
Kehinde Wiley has received critical acclaim for his investigation of race, power, and the politics of representation.
Following its New York showing, the exhibition will travel to the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Texas (October 16, 2015 – January 10, 2016), the Seattle Art Museum, Washington (February 12 – May 8, 2016) and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia (June 3 – September 5, 2016).
BROOKLYN MUSEUM, NYCwww.brooklynmuseum.org
KEHINDE WILEY WAS AWARDED THE US STATE DEPARTMENT MEDAL OF ARTS
Kehinde Wiley was awarded the US State Department Medal of Arts.
Secretary of State John Kerry presented the medal to Kehinde Wiley on January 21, in honor of his substantive commitment to the US State Department’s cultural diplomacy outreach through the visual arts.
Known for his large scale paintings of young African Americans, depicted in the style of European royal portraits, the American artist embodies the international spirit of the award, living in between Beijing, Dakar, and New York.
Kehinde Wiley will be the subject of a major survey exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, at the Brooklyn Museum from February 20 to May 24, 2015. Following its New York showing, the exhibition will travel to the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Texas (October 16, 2015 – January 10, 2016), the Seattle Art Museum, Washington (February 12 – May 8, 2016) and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia (June 3 – September 5, 2016).
ATUL DODIYA, 7000 MUSEUMS : A PROJECT FOR THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA, DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUMBAI CITY MUSEUM
The exhibition 7000 Museums is a continuation of the Museum’s curatorial series ‘Engaging Tradition’ which encourages contemporary artists to engage with the Museum’s history and collection.
Through his watercolours and oil painting, exhibited in a dialogue with varied conceptual frameworks from the Museum’s collection, Atul Dodiya humorously adresses ideas of local cultural representation as well as the semantics of museums and museum displays. His works also reference historical events from the freedom struggle interrupted by moments of art history.
DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEE DE LA VILLE DE MUMBAIwww.bdlmuseum.org
JIM DINE, CONTE DE FéES, DE LA TRADITION à LA MODERNITé, PALAIS LUMIèRE EVIAN
Bringing together 350 ancient and contemporary works, the Palais Lumière offers an initiatory journey through the extra-ordinary world of fairytales, which keeps on stimulating contemporary creators – writers, artists, film makers.
Far from the enchanting image of the Walt Disney movie, Jim Dine returns to the original tale by Carlo Collodi and its psychological dimension. The artist questions the relationship between childhood and the work of involuntary artistic creation.
Jim Dine, Two Thieves, One Liar, 2006 Bois calciné et bois peint, 190 x 231 x 122 cm Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris & Brussels © Jim Dine ©ADAGP, Paris 2014
PALAIS LUMIERE EVIANwww.ville-evian.fr
JITISH KALLAT IS THE CURATOR FOR KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE 2014
Kochi – November – 2013: The Hon. Mayor of Cochin, Mr. Tony Chammany, today officially declared the internationally acclaimed Indian artist, Jitish Kallat as the curator of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014.
Mr. Bose Krishnamachari, President of the Kochi Biennale Foundation, opened up the proceedings and thanked the State Government, the local bodies and the local and international art communities for their support. He gave a brief overview of what India’s first Biennale meant to the state and to the nation. He said, “ Kochi-Muziris Biennale is one of the largest contemporary art events of its kind in India and it’s the second largest running Biennale in the world after the Venice Biennale.” (…)
KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE, INDIAkochimuzirisbiennale.org/jitish-kallat-is-the-curator-for-kochi-muziris-biennale-2014/
Jean-Michel Alberola and Tunga are part of the Inside group exhibition at Palais de Tokyo (Oct 20 – January 11). Inside offers visitors a passage to the interior of the self, for which the exhibition space serves as a metaphor. This immense odyssey, both physical and psychological, invites us to walk through two floors of the Palais de Tokyo that have been transformed by artists in such a way that, from one installation to the next, we remain constantly immersed in the works, which lead us within ourselves – from our skin to our most intimate thoughts.
With : Jean-Michel ALBEROLA, Dove ALLOUCHE, Yuri ANCARANI, Sookoon ANG, Christophe BERDAGUER & Marie PEJUS, Christian BOLTANSKI, Peter BUGGENHOUT, Marc COUTURIER, Nathalie DJURBERG & Hans BERG, dran, Marcius GALAN, Ryan GANDER, Ion GRIGORESCU, HU Xiaoyuan, Eva JOSPIN, Jesper JUST, Mikhail KARIKIS & Uriel ORLOW, Mark MANDERS, Bruce NAUMAN, Mike NELSON, NUMEN/FOR USE, Abraham POINCHEVAL Araya RASDJARMREARNSOOK, Reynold REYNOLDS & Patrick JOLLEY, Ataru SATO, Stéphane THIDET, TUNGA, Andra URSUTA, Valia FETISOV, Andro WEKUA, Artur ZMIJEWSKI.
Curators: Jean de Loisy, Daria de Beauvais, Katell Jaffrès
PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARISwww.palaisdetokyo.com
BOOK SIGNING – CLAUDE VIALLAT
Saturday September 27th, 05:00 pm
A l’occasion de la parution du catalogue de l’exposition du Musée Fabre de Montpellier “Viallat une rétrospective” Somogy éditions d’Art et la Librairie Flammarion Centre ont le plaisir de vous convier à une séance de dédicaces avec Claude Viallat le samedi 27 septembre à 17h00.
LIBRAIRIE FLAMMARION, CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARISwww.groupe-flammarion.com/content/librairie-flammarion-centre-pompidou-paris
Chilean artist Ivan Navarro is taking part in the ‘Music Palace’ exhibition held at Fondation Boghossian, from Sept 25 to February 8, 2015.
In this exhibition, a selection of contemporary work examines the relationship between music and cultures through artistic creation. With boldness, humor and enthusiasm, these works will rock the Villa Empain becoming a Music Palace for the occasion.
FONDATION BOGHOSSIAN - VILLA EMPAIN, BRUSSELSwww.villaempain.com
From September 20th 2014 to November 22th 2014
Galerie Templon is proud to announce artists Philippe Cognée, Gérard Garouste, Jitish Kallat and Chiharu Shiota’s participation to the 2014 Busan Biennale (September 20 – November 22) in Korea.
Entitled Inhabiting the world,this edition gathers around 160 artists from 30 countries, with a main exhibition, two special exhibitions, diverse academic programs international exchange events and participatory events.
Under the direction of Olivier Kaeppelin, the main exhibition focuses on the roles of art and artists in aworld of permanent state of economic, ecological and geo-political uncertainty. Inhabiting the world intends to explore the extraordinary constellation of artistic responses to the contemporary situations.
BUSAN BIENNALE, KOREAwww.busanbiennale.org
AN APPETITE FOR PAINTING. CONTEMPORARY PAINTING 2000–2014
Indian artist Jitish Kallat is participating in the group exhibition An Appetite for painting until January 4, 2015. For the first time in fifteen years, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo devotes an exhibition to new contemporary painting, with an exhibition that explores a range of expressive styles that is broader now than ever before
NASJONAL MUSET - MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, OSLO, NORWAYwww.nasjonalmuseet.no
From August 30th 2014 to June 7th 2015
Japanese performance and installation artist Chiharu Shiota installs a monumental yet intimate work in the Sackler pavilion this summer. Haunted by the traces that the human body leaves behind, the work amasses personal memories of lost individuals and past moments through an accumulation of discarded shoes and notes collected by the artist. Visit the Sackler pavilion during museum hours between Monday, August 18, and Thursday, August 21, to see Shiota’s progress on the installation. (…)
FREER GALLERY OF ART / ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, WASHINGTON, USAasia.si.edu/shiota/default.asp
JAMES CASEBERE – SCALES AND DIMENSIONS
From August 24th to September 20th 2014
Scales and Dimensions presents a broad interdisciplinary practice joining art and architecture. Rarely does artist James Casebere reveal the scale models that contribute to the “work,” defined as the photograph. This exhibit is uniquely organized to engage students and faculty in the creative process behind the work. The show reveals the artistry of how modeling is handled in the creation of an image conceptualized from specific vantage points.John Hartell Gallery will feature Casebere’s recent work, mostly from the Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County) series featuring several very large framed photographs and, unusually, a display of the corresponding scale models that were used to create the photographs. Olive Tjaden Gallery will exhibit highlights of other projects, including pieces from his Vaulted Corridor, Tunnel, Hallway, and Spanish Bath series. (…)
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHAKA, USAevents.cornell.edu/event/james_casebere
STATE OF BEING (CHEETAH) SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION
JULY 18 – OCTOBER 19, 2014
In the same vein as Marina Abramovic, Chiharu Shiota places the body at the heart of her sculptural work, weaving huge environments out of black threads that imprison objects. Thus liberated from any useful purpose, they generate new poetic and moving visions.
After selecting 10 costumes from Le Guépard designed by Luisa Spinatelli, Chiharu Shiota has devised an unusual installation for the Ballet National de Marseille and the Vieille Charité that is both monumental and delicate.
co-organised by the Ballet National de Marseille & Museums of Marseille
An exceptional setting for contemporary installations, since its renovation the chapel of the Vieille Charité has welcomed works by renowned international artists the likes of Christian Boltanski (Les anges, Les ombres, 1986), Gabriel Orozco (Oval Billiard Table, 1996) and Javier Perez (La Torre de Sonido, 2001).
VIEILLE CHARITE, MARSEILLES, FRANCEwww.ballet-de-marseille.com/-L-ACTUALITE-
OUT OF THE WORLD
From Sunday 13 July to Sunday 09 November 2014
Ever since the late 1990s, the Berlin-based artist René Wirths (b. 1967) has recurrently made one carefully chosen object the absolute center of his attention for the period of time it takes him to create its picture.
His choice of motifs ranges from organic—a butterfly—to inorganic—a simple crumpled paper boat, an old sneaker—and to the metallic and shiny object of desire, a motorbike. But however strong the presence of each of these objects may seem, shown frontally or in strict profile mounted on a stretcher, larger-than-life and standing out against a white background, they still are but a means to an end, or the vehicle of a consistent analysis which, by balancing painterly potentials, generates iconic paintings. (…)
KUNSTHALLE KREMS FACTORY, KREMS, AUSTRIAwww.kunsthalle.at/en/factory/ausstellungen/rene-wirths?set_language=en
Du 28 juin au 30 novembre 2014
Au plus près de la création, le MAMAC met en dialogue la scène artistique locale, nationale et internationale en portant un regard tout particulier sur les relations France-États-Unis et Nice-Italie du Nord.
Plus largement, le musée est attentif à l’actualité artistique européenne : Barry Flanagan en 2002, Jan Fabre en 2003, Jean-Pierre Raynaud en 2006, Michelangelo Pistoletto en 2007, Jaume Plensa et Richard Long en 2008, Wim Delvoye en 2010 sont quelques-uns des artistes qui ont réalisé une exposition personnelle au musée. La monographie de Julião Sarmento s’inscrit dans cette démarche.
Né en 1948 à Lisbonne, où il vit et travaille, Julião Sarmento est l’un des principaux représentants du renouveau artistique portugais ayant suivi la chute de l’Estado Novo. (…)
MAMAC (MUSEE D'ART MODERNE ET D'ART CONTEMPORAIN), NICE, FRANCEwww.mamac-nice.org/francais/exposition_tempo/musee/sarmento/index.html