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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

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 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

Events in Germany

CALLOT: Graphic Monuments
MANNHEIM  •  Kunsthalle Mannheim  •  14 September - 25 November 2018
 

He is a master of the art of etching: Jacques Callot (Nancy 1592–1635) is considered to be one of the most important late Mannerist copper engravers of the early 17th century. He worked for Cosimo di Medici in Florence and later for the courts in Lorraine and Paris, the Netherlands and Spain. That he achieved international fame – as an artist without any paintings, but exclusively as a result of his etchings – is quite remarkable.

Callot loved theatrical grotesques and elegant court scenes, while setting new standards with his war scenes from the Thirty Years’ War. His works thrive on his inexhaustible attention to detail which the etcher has lent a captivating presence, and – despite their small size – monumentality. In order to achieve this level of precision in his pictures Callot invented new etching techniques as well as employing stage-by-stage acid treatment processes for the first time to generate previously unseen spatial atmospheric effects.

Thematically, Jacques Callot also stroke a new path. With his “Capriccios“, or “Caprices”, he created a new genre which, in a playful manner, broke with iconographic rules, enabling an unchained expression of imaginative ideas.

Jacques Callot became famous for his partly literal, partly dramatic depictions of “The Miseries and Misfortunes of War” which represent one of the first series of works addressing this theme. This form was later taken up by numerous artists. The most famous works include Goya’s “The Disasters of War” and the series “The War” by Otto Dix. Instead of celebrating the victories of the rulers, Callot’s pictures depict the possible misconduct of the soldiers and describe the resulting punishments.

Both, his large format siege pictures as well as his topographically accurate landscapes reveal that the artist was less interested in politically important scenes or prominent buildings rather than the harsh as well as cheerful people’s everyday life.

His oeuvre encompasses 1,428 sheets, of which over one third, consisting of over 500 etchings, is part of the Mannheim art collection.



Kunsthalle Mannheim Website


Contact:

Kunsthalle Mannheim
4 Friedrichsplatz
Mannheim, 68165
Germany



Events in Italy

Osvaldo Licini: <EM>Self-portrait,</EM> 1913.Oil on cardboard, 37 x 29 cm. Collezione Lorenzo Licini © Osvaldo Licini, by SIAE 2018.
Osvaldo Licini: Self-portrait, 1913.
Oil on cardboard, 37 x 29 cm.
Collezione Lorenzo Licini
© Osvaldo Licini, by SIAE 2018.
Osvaldo Licini: Let Sheer Folly Sweep Me Away
VENICE  •  Peggy Guggenheim Collection  •  22 September 2018 - 14 January 2019
 
 
At the twenty-ninth Venice Biennale in 1958, an artist from the Italian region of the Marches, Osvaldo Licini (1894–1958) was awarded the Grand Prize for painting, a homage to one of the most original and elusive personalities of the Italian art scene of the first half of the twentieth century. Sixty years after that important recognition and his death, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection commemorates the great master with the long-awaited retrospective Osvaldo Licini: Let Sheer Folly Sweep Me Away, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. Eleven exhibition galleries and over one hundred works retrace the disruptive and tormented artistic path of this artist, whose career was characterized by moments of crisis and seemingly sudden stylistic changes.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection Website


Contact: Peggy Guggenheim Collection
704 Dorsoduro
30123 Venice

Prototypology: An Index of Process and Mutation
ROME  •  Gagosian Gallery Rome  •  14 January - 2 April 2016
 
 

Prototypology explores research and development in the work of thirty contemporary artists, tracing the evolution from idea to finished artwork through drawings, archives, maquettes, and bricolage. In doing so the exhibition establishes a typology of diverse drafts.

The studio is a liminal zone for sourcing, modifying, and testing. Derived from the Italian word schizzare (splash), a "sketch" represents the initial impulse from mind to hand, the developmental process whereby form begins to emerge. In the laboratory of the studio, bricolage is often used as an instinctual method in the construction of prototypes.

The exhibition includes new works and archival material from Michael Heizer, Takashi Murakami, Albert Oehlen, and Robert Therrien, among other artists. Studies for sculptures by Dan Graham, Claes Oldenburg, Tatiana Trouvé, and Rachel Whiteread reveal moments of process that lead to epiphanies. Monumental, civic, everyday, and otherworldly gestures are visible in a range of preparatory drawings and proposals.

Artists: Vladimir Arkhipov, Richard Artschwager, Nina Beier, Will Boone, Mike Bouchet, Chris Burden, Jason Dodge, Aleksandra Domanović, Dan Graham, Loris Gréaud, Michael Heizer, Carsten Höller, Thomas Houseago, Allan McCollum, Takashi Murakami, Albert Oehlen, Claes Oldenburg, Steven Parrino, Giuseppe Penone, Kirsten Pieroth, Ry Rocklen, Nancy Rubins, Arcangelo Sassolino, David Smith, Rudolf Stingel, Robert Therrien, Mungo Thomson, Tatiana Trouvé, Cy Twombly, Rachel Whiteread



Gagosian Gallery Rome Website


Contact: Gagosian Gallery Rome
Via Francesco Crispi 16
00187 Rome
Italy
Tel: (39) 6 42 08 64 98

Events in Latvia

<EM>Let’s Be Friends?</EM>
Let’s Be Friends?
Let’s Be Friends?
RIGA  •  Latvian National Museum of Art  •  15 September - 28 October 2018
 
 
An exhibition for child audiences Let’s Be Friends? is on view in the 4th Floor Exhibition Halls of the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga (Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1) from 15 September to 28 October 2018. The display invites visitors to explore animal representations in art and encourages children to think about values like friendship, trust, compassion, love, and responsibility. The main goal of the project is to communicate with the youngest visitors of the museum about topics that are important and interesting to them during the time they develop a deeper understanding of the surrounding world. The chosen title Let’s Be Friends? goes along with the way children explore and learn – by asking questions.

Latvian National Museum of Art Website


Contact: Latvian National Museum of Art
Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1
Rīga, LV-1010
Latvija
Tel: (+371) 67 324 461

Events in Mexico

Carlito Dalceggio: I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy
MEXICO CITY  •  Celaya Brothers Gallery  •  25 February - 2 April 2016
 
 

For the exhibition I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy, Canadian artist, Carlito Dalceggio (born 1971, Quebec) , presents a series of multidisciplinary, spiritual and symbolic artworks. Butterfly wings, kites, peacock feathers, masks, organic motifs that remind us of Mexican popular art with a peculiar reminiscence of Picasso’s cubism, Rauschenberg’s abstract expressionism and Matisse’s primitivism.

In between art school and travels, Dalceggio installed his studio in different cities: Montreal, Mexico City, Bali, New York and Paris, creating a bohemian spirit with local artists, accumulating collaborations in art, fashion, circus arts, photography, literature and film.



Celaya Brothers Gallery Website


Contact: Celaya Brothers Gallery
Mérida 241
C. U. Benito Juárez
06700 Ciudad de México
D.F., Mexico
Tel: (52) 55 6391 5541

Events in Russia

Hannes Meyer, Untitled, c. 1925–1926Linocut on paper, 32.5 × 43.5 cm, gta Archives / ETH Zurich, Hannes Meyer.
Hannes Meyer, Untitled, c. 1925–1926
Linocut on paper, 32.5 × 43.5 cm,
gta Archives / ETH Zurich, Hannes Meyer.
Moving Away: The Internationalist Architect
MOSCOW  •  Garage Museum of Contemporary Art  •  12 September - 30 November 2018
 
 

Moving Away: The Internationalist Architect is part of bauhaus imaginista, a multi-platform, international project that tracks the ideas of the Bauhaus school as transmitted by its designers and architects into diverse cultural and political contexts, including the Soviet Union, Chile, Mexico, India, China, Israel/Palestine, Nigeria, and the United States.

The Moscow iteration of the exhibition traces the complex relationship between the Bauhaus and the Soviet Union through the life and work of former Bauhaus teachers and students in Moscow. It focuses on several graduates and students who were connected to the second Bauhaus director, architect Hannes Meyer, in the Soviet Union in the 1930s: architect Philipp Tolziner, who ended up living the rest of his life in Moscow; architect and urban planner Konrad Püschel; and architect Lotte Stam-Beese, who was the first woman to study in the building department of the Bauhaus Dessau



Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Website


Contact: Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Krimsky Val, 9 строение 32
Moskva, Russia, 11904
Tel: 7 495 645-05-20

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