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Events in Australia

Gods, Myths and Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia from the Benaki Museum
MELBOURNE  •  Hellenic Museum of Melbourne  •  10 September 2014 - 10 October 2019
 

The exhibition: Gods, Myths and Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia from the Benaki Museum, offers a manageable, yet complete, picture of the span of Greek civilisation. 

It highlights the unbroken continuation and unity of Hellenism, from earliest prehistory to the Classical and Hellenistic years, from the Roman era to the end of the Byzantine period, and from the centuries of foreign rule up to the revolutionary revival of 1821, and the founding of the Modern Greek state. The captivating progression of Greek art, and the twists and turns of Greece’s history are narrated by representative objects from almost eight millennia, coming as much from Greece itself as from lands where Greek culture took hold. At this crossroads between Europe, Africa and Asia, man – despite long periods of unrest and insecurity – managed to maintain the essential components of his civilisation: an anthropocentric view of the world, lively and inspirational thinking and the fruitful assimilation of as many influences as were accepted from its conquerors over time. 

In the exhibition of the Benaki Museum, aspects of everyday life and different sides of religious expression are presented together with documents about the social and political organisation, in order to record the narrative that can be read within the development of Greek civilisation. 



Hellenic Museum of Melbourne Website


Contact:

Hellenic Museum of Melbourne
280 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia


Tel: 61 3 8615 9016

Events in Austria

<P>Anthea Hamilton, <EM>The New Life</EM>exhibition view Secession 2018Photo: Sophie Thun.</P>

Anthea Hamilton, The New Life
exhibition view Secession 2018
Photo: Sophie Thun.

Anthea Hamilton: The New Life
VIENNA  •  Secession  •  14 September - 4 November 2018
 
 
Anthea Hamilton’s interdisciplinary interest in performance is evident in her sculptural assemblages and installations whose tableau-like quality makes them reminiscent of stage sceneries or film sets, and which she has referred to as ‘performative spaces’. Her sculptures, idiosyncratic constructions precariously balanced between emergence and collapse, function like props for stories that remain to be told. Hamilton’s work is rooted in wide-ranging research, on the one hand, whether she explores strands in cultural history such as the roots of 1970s disco, art-historical references like Art Nouveau, radical Italian design or Japanese kabuki theatre, documentary photography or lichen.

Secession Web Site


Contact:

Association of Visual Artists
Vienna Secession
Friedrichstraße 12
1010 Vienna
Austria


Tel: 43/1/587 53 07

Sylvia
VIENNA  •  WIernerstaatsoper  •  10 - 17 November 2018
 
Sylvia

Kevin Rhodes, conductor
Choreography: Manuel Legris nach Louis Mérante u.a.
Music: Léo Delibes
Bühnenbild und Kostüme: Luisa Spinatelli

Vienna State Ballet
 

Vienna State Opera Website



Detailed schedule information:
19h

Contact: Vienna State Opera
Opernring 2
1010 Wien
Austria

Tel: 43) 1 513 1 513

Don Giovanni: By W. A. Mozart
VIENNA  •  Staatsoper  •  14 - 18 November 2018
 
 

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Adam Fischer, conductor
Director: Jean-Louis Martinoty
Set design: Hans Schavernoch
Costumes: Yan Tax
Lighting: Fabrice Kebour

CAST
 
Don Giovanni: Markus Werba
Donna Anna: Myrtò Papatanasiu
Don Ottavio: Benjamin Bruns
Donna Elvira: Olga Bezsmertna
Leporello: Anatoli Sivko



Vienna State Opera Website



Detailed schedule information:
19h

Contact: Vienna State Opera
Opernring 2
1010 Wien
Austria
Tel: (43) 1 513 1 513

Events in Belgium

Birgit Jürgenssen
BRUSSELS  •  Gladstone Gallery  •  23 October - 22 December 2018
 
Gladstone Gallery is presenting an exhibition of works by Austrian artist Birgit Jürgenssen, featuring drawings and sculptures from the 1970s and 80s. Her practice explores the representation of women’s psychic lives as refracted by the dominant systems of labor and commodity. These works illustrate not only the facility with which Jürgenssen engaged with various media, but also exemplify her rigorous commitment to conflating Structuralism and feminist critique with the visual markers of Surrealism. Either as the direct subject in autobiographical self-portraits or the engaged chronicler of both the fantastic and the everyday, Jürgenssen questions accepted constructions of gender through depictions of the female body, sex, and the art historical canon that are both playfully humorous and bitingly critical.

Birgit Jürgenssen was born in 1949 in Vienna where she lived and worked for most of her life until she died in 2003. She is the subject of a solo exhibition I am that opens in November 2018 at Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany, before traveling to GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy and LOUISIANA Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark.

Gladstone Gallery Website


Contact: Gladstone Gallery
12 Rue du Grand Cerf
Brussels, Belgium 1000
Tel: (32) 2 513 35 31

Events in Canada

Alexander Calder (1898-1976),<EM> Aluminum Leaves, Red Post</EM>, 1941, sheet metal, wire and paint. The Lipman Family Foundation. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montreal. Photo courtesy Whitney Museum, New York.
Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Aluminum Leaves, Red Post, 1941, sheet metal, wire and paint. The Lipman Family Foundation. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montreal. Photo courtesy Whitney Museum, New York.
Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
MONTREAL  •  Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal  •  21 September 2018 - 24 February 2019
 

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents the first Canadian retrospective of Alexander Calder (1898-1976), showcasing the full scope of the career of the American who set art in motion. The fruit of in-depth research, this major exhibition sheds new light on Calder’s work, as seen through the perspective of innovation.

Developed, organized and circulated by the MMFA, the exhibition Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor brings together over 150 works (paintings, sculptures, jewellery and other graphic works) to give the public an appreciation of the true extent of Calder’s extraordinarily innovative multidisciplinary practice: from his wire portraits to his paintings, and from his invention of the mobile to his monumental sculptures. Over the course of an international career that spanned half a century, this artist exhibited on five continents and worked in an astonishing array of fields, including drawing, sculpture, painting, design and performance.

Among the 150 objects on display are numerous works and documents that have rarely or never been presented and have been specially restored for the exhibition: the sculptures The Brass Family (1929), on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art; Kiki de Montparnasse (II) (1930), on loan from the Centre Pompidou, Paris; White Panel (1936), on loan from the Calder Foundation; and the mobile Red Gongs (1950), on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, to name but a few. Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor also reveals little-known sculptures made by the artist in his childhood.



Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal Website


Contact: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
1380, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, Quebec
Canada
Tel: (1) 514 790 12 45

Events in Czech Republic

Photo courtesy of Museum of Communism
Photo courtesy of Museum of Communism
Museum of Communism
PRAGUE  •  Museum of Communism  •  6 October 2006 - 31 December 2018
 

Housed in the Palace Savarin just off Wenceslas Square and adjacent to Mc-Donald's, the Museum of Communism is the work of American businessman Glenn Spicker who owns bagel shops and bars in Prague. The Museum's three sections, the Dream, the Reality and the Nightmare include secret police surveillance equipment and an interrogation cell, propaganda material, posters and a class-room with communist school books, statues of Lenin and Stalin, a number of sub-standard goods and consumer products that one associates with communism in Eastern and Central Europe and a display devoted to the 1989 Velvet Revolution. 



Museum of Communism Web Site


Contact: Na Příkopě 10
Prague 1
Tel: (42) 224 21 29 66

Events in England

Jimmy Nelson, XXXVII 85,<EM> Día de los Muertos</EM> | Oaxaca | Mexico, 2017Archival pigment print, 74.0 x 62.0 cm.Image courtesy Atlas Gallery.
Jimmy Nelson, XXXVII 85, Día de los Muertos | Oaxaca | Mexico, 2017
Archival pigment print, 74.0 x 62.0 cm.
Image courtesy Atlas Gallery.
Jimmy Nelson: Private View
LONDON  •  Atlas Gallery  •  18 September - 27 October 2018
 
The latest photographs by Jimmy Nelson celebrating the strength and beauty of remote indigenous cultures are being presented at Atlas Gallery in London this month, in advance of the publication in October of his new book, Jimmy Nelson: Homage to Humanity. And, for the first time, visitors will be able to meet some of Nelson’s subjects through his innovative and immersive ‘360’ films. In both the exhibition and the book, Jimmy Nelson: Homage to Humanity, the British-born photographer pays tribute to thirty-four communities he encountered while travelling across five continents, from the Sharchop in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to the Mundari in South Sudan.

Atlas Gallery Website


Contact:

Atlas Gallery
49 Dorset Street
London W1U 7NF


Tel: 44 (0)20 7224 4192

Loaded issues of blackness: Kerry James Marshall’s <EM>Untitled (Dog Walker),</EM> 2018© KERRY JAMES MARSHALLCOURTESY THE ARTIST AND DAVID ZWIRNER
Loaded issues of blackness: Kerry James Marshall’s Untitled (Dog Walker), 2018
© KERRY JAMES MARSHALL
COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DAVID ZWIRNER
Kerry James Marshall: History of Painting
LONDON  •  David Zwirner  •  3 October - 10 November 2018
 

This is the American artist’s first exhibition of new work since his critically acclaimed retrospective, Mastry, and his second solo presentation with the David Zwirner gallery.

Through its formal acuity, Kerry James Marshall’s (b. 1955) work reveals and questions the social constructs of beauty, taste, and power. As the artist has written, "I gave up on the idea of making Art a long time ago, because I wanted to know how to make paintings; but once I came to know that, reconsidering the question of what Art is returned as a critical issue."1 Engaged in an ongoing dialogue with six centuries of representational painting, Marshall has deftly reinterpreted and updated its tropes, compositions, and styles, even pulling talismans from the canvases of his forebearers and recontextualizing them within a modern setting. At the center of his prodigious oeuvre, which also includes drawings and sculpture, is the critical recognition of the conditions of invisibility so long ascribed to black bodies in the Western pictorial tradition, and the creation of what he calls a "counter-archive" that reinscribes these figures within its narrative arc.

A fully illustrated catalogue, including new scholarship by Teju Cole and others, is forthcoming from David Zwirner Books.



David Zwirner Website


Contact: David Zwirner
24 Grafton Street
London W1S 4EZ

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Fire and Fury
BIRMINGHAM  •  Sadler's Wells  •  30 - 31 October 2018
 

Fire and Fury
Birmingham Royal Ballet

Journey back to the origins of ballet in The King Dances, and glimpse the kindling of its future when David Bintley reimagines ballet’s first searing steps, taken by King Louis XIV of France as he danced the role of the sun god.

In his new work for the company, Juanjo Arqués draws inspiration from Turner’s The Burning of the House of Lords and Commons in a ballet that looks at contemporary political conflict.



Sadler's Wells Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue
London, EC1R

Tel: (44) 020 7863 80 00

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