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<SPAN class=pie _extended="true">James Ensor: <EM>L’Intrigue, 1890</EM>Königliches Museum für Schöne Künste Antwerpen </SPAN>
James Ensor: L'Intrigue, 1890
Königliches Museum für Schöne Künste Antwerpen
The Surprised Masks: James Ensor: From the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
BASEL  •  Kunstmuseum Basel  •  16 February - 25 May 2014
James Ensor (Belgian, 1860–1949) was a major figure in the Belgian avant-garde of the late nineteenth century and an important precursor to the development of Expressionism in the early twentieth century. The extensive retrospective at the Kunstmuseum Basel is based on the holdings of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, which has the world’s largest and most important collection of Ensor’s works, complemented by important works from Swiss collections. The show features representative selections both from the less well-known early oeuvre and from the period of the famous mask paintings as well as the late oeuvre, which has recently been the focus of renewed scholarly interest. With around fifty paintings, a similar number of drawings, and prints, the exhibition presents a comprehensive panorama of Ensor’s eminent oeuvre.

Kunstmuseum Basel Website

Please click here for the Culturekiosque archive exhibition article on the 2005 -2006 James Ensor retrospective at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

Contact: Kunstmuseum Basel
St. Alban-Graben 16
CH-4010 Basel
Tel: (41) 61 206 62

<SPAN class="caption caption-bottom">Alberto Giacometti: <EM>Self Portrait,</EM> 1918Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Prints and Drawings, Bruno Giacometti bequest, 2012© Succession Alberto Giacometti / 2013 ProLitteris, Zurich</SPAN>
Alberto Giacometti: Self Portrait, 1918
Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Prints and Drawings, Bruno Giacometti bequest, 2012
© Succession Alberto Giacometti / 2013 ProLitteris, Zurich
Alberto Giacometti: Drawings and Watercolours
ZÜRICH  •  Kunsthaus Zürich  •  28 February - 25 May 2014
Kunsthaus Zürich is showing little-known works on paper by the Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966). Alberto Giacometti’s extensive repertoire of works on paper is generally known, but the drawings and watercolours held by his brother Bruno (1907–2012), which were recently bequeathed to the Kunsthaus Zürich, are much less familiar. The approximately 70 pencil and pen drawings, some created using ball-point, coloured crayon and lithographic chalk, as well as six watercolours and a pastel, have rarely been exhibited.

Kunsthaus Website

Contact: Kunsthaus
Heimplatz 1
8001 Zürich
Tel: (41) 1 253 84 97

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Philippe Halsman: Marilyn Monroe, 1959
Musée de l’Elysée
© 2013 Philippe Halsman Archive / Magnum Photos.

Philippe Halsman: Etonnez-moi !
LAUSANNE  •  Musée de l'Elysée  •  29 January - 11 May 2014

This exhibition, produced by the Musée de l’Elysée in collaboration with the Philippe Halsman Archive, showcases the American photographer’s entire career, from his beginnings in Paris in the 1930s to the success of his New York studio between 1940 and 1970.

Halsman was able to go to Paris thanks to the support of French minister Paul Painlevé -whose son Jean, a scientific filmmaker, gave him one of the best cameras of the time upon his arrival. He remained in Paris for ten years, until 1940. Over that period, he collaborated with the magazines Vogue, Vu and Voilà and created portraits of numerous celebrities like Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier and André Malraux. He exhibited his work several times at the avant-garde Pléiade gallery, alongside photographers like Laure Albin Guillot, whose work was exhibited at Musée de l’Elysée in 2013.


Musée de l'Elysée Website

Contact: Musée de l'Elysée
18 avenue de l'Elysée
1014 Lausanne

Tel: (41) 21 31 69 911

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

<EM>The Russian Avant-Garde and Sport</EM>The Olympic Museum in Lausanne
The Russian Avant-Garde and Sport
The Olympic Museum in Lausanne
The Russian Avant-Garde and Sport
LAUSANNE  •  The Olympic Museum  •  24 January - 11 May 2014

To mark the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014, The Olympic Museum in Lausanne is celebrating its reopening with a major exhibition entitled The Russian Avant-Garde and Sport.

The exhibition explores sport in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s through the works of the artistic avant-garde, especially in the fields of photography, cinema and graphic design.

Most of the works on display are archive documents such as photos, posters, books and extracts from films, many loaned from Russian and European institutions and rarely displayed. The exhibition highlights the work of Russian artists/photographers such as Alexander Rodchenko, Nikolai Kubeev and Krassinski and especially the photos they took during the 1928 Moscow Spartakiad, along with Gustav Klucis and his famous photomontages. The most noted figures among the European photographers include Pierre Boucher, Liselotte Grschebina, Gerhard Riebicke, Lothar Rübelt and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy.

The exhibition is curated by François Albera, Professor of the History and Aesthetics of the Cinema at the University of Lausanne.

The Olympic Museum Website

Contact: Olympic Museum
Quai d'Ouchy 1
CH - 1007 Lausanne
Tel: (41) 21 621

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