Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Le Corbusier – Arte da Arquitectura in Lisbon, Portugal


LE CORBUSIER – ARTE DA ARQUITECTURA


A obra de Le Corbusier não se esgota na arquitectura. Sendo um dos maiores arquitectos do séc. XX, desenvolveu projectos que vão desde a pintura ao design de interiores, passando pelo cinema e pelos livros. Esta mostra — a primeira grande exposição de Le Corbusier em Portugal Colecção Berardo - dá a conhecer toda a sua riqueza criativa.


SEMINÁRIO INTERNACIONALRETHINKING LE CORBUSIER


A pretexto da exposição Le Corbusier – Arte da Arquitectura, o Museu Colecção Berardo, a Ordem dos Arquitectos – SRS e a Fundação Le Corbusier organizam um Seminário Internacional intitulado Rethinking Le Corbusier, nos dias 27 e 28 de Maio, no Museu da Electricidade.


aberto todos os dias, entrada gratuita.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Jeff Koons on the Roof of the MET

Interesting tiny show by Jeff Koons of unseen sculptures, on the impressive roof of the MET in New York... very nice for a coffee, to enjoy the sun and the beautiful and stunning view on Central Park. Sculptures perfectly fit with the setting...


Monday, May 12, 2008

Suzanne Syz to exhibit at Hauser + Wirth


DELIGHTFUL SWEETS FROM THE PURPLE BOUDOIR

Suzanne Syz to exhibit at Hauser & Wirth

Renowned for her highly original and unconventional designs, Syz draws on many sources for inspiration. Born in Zurich and educated in Paris, she moved to New York City in the 1980’s and it is this period of her life which has had the biggest influence on her work. Here she mixed with great contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Francesco Clemente and Jeff Koons. She has been strongly influenced by their specific treatment of colour and this is reflected in the vibrancy of her work. Herself a big Contemporary Art collector, Syz has amassed an impressive private collection over 30 years. Her collection of work from artists Will Cotton, Sylvie Fleury, Blum Helmann and Paul McCarthy and Jason Rhodes have strongly influenced her designs in Delightful Sweets Fom The Purple Boudoir.

Delightful Sweets From The Purple Boudoir comprises around sixty entirely unique and individually designed pieces ranging in price from £5,000 - £300,000.

Hauser & Wirth President, Iwan Wirth says: “Susanne Syz is a uniquely innovative jeweller. We are delighted that she has chosen one of our venues to display her work in and look forward to seeing the product of her imagination and talents.”

To learn more: http://suzannesyz.ch/

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Art Basel Artistic Director Cay Sophie Rabinowitz Resigns

From artinfo.com


"BASEL, Switzerland—MCH Messe Schweiz has announced the resignation of Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, the artistic director of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, effective immediately. Annette Schoenholzer, the former director of operations and finance, and Marc Spiegler, the former director of strategy and development, will lead both fairs under the shared title of co-director. Rabinowitz currently serves on the photography faculty of the Parsons New School for Design and formerly worked as the senior U.S. editor of Parkett."


More info on: www.artbasel.com

Takashi Murakami Makes "Time"'s Most Influential People List



"From Artinfo.com :


Takashi Murakami Makes "Time's" Most Influential People List


NEW YORK—The Japanese post-Pop sensation Takashi Murakami has made Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list for 2008, the only visual artist to do so.


Marc Jacobs, artistic director of the French design house Louis Vuitton, with whom Murakami has collaborated over several years, prompting discussions in the art world about the boundaries between art and commerce, contributed a short essay on the artist. He writes: "When I first saw Takashi Murakami's work, I smiled and wondered, Where did this explosion come from? Who was responsible for this collision of psychedelia, manga and, well, art? Then I thought, I would love it if the mind that imagined this dizzying world of jellyfish eyes, singing moss, magic mushrooms and morphing creatures would be willing to have a go at the iconic Louis Vuitton monogram."


The collaboration "has been and continues to be a monumental marriage of art and commerce," writes Jacobs, "one for both the fashion and art history books."Artists previously named in Time's list include Kara Walker in 2007, Kiki Smith in 2006, and Bruce Nauman in 2004. A retrospective of Murakami's work is currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum, through July 13.Architect Rem Koolhaas was also named to this year's list."
The Brooklyn Museum is absolutely stunning and if you have chance to go to see this exhibition, go for it !
to learn more:
www.takashimurakami.com

Christian Dior's Museum will celebrate Dandysm

The Christian Dior Museum in Granville will celebrate dandysm with an exhibition entitled "Dandysms 1808-2008, from Barbey d'Aurevilly to Christian Dior".
Starting 1 May, visitors will be able to discover this movement through objets, clothes, accessories, belonging to several dandies such as Oscar Wilde, Honoré de Balzac, from Sacha Guitry à David Bowie. A portrait of the theorician of dandysm, Barbey D'Aurevilly dating from 1881 coming from the Château de Versailles will showcased as well.
More accessories such as a shirt by Oscar Wilde, a suitcase by Sacha Guitry.
To learn more: www.ville-granville.fr/en/Museechristiandior.html
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