Sunday, November 29, 2015

Pace London presents Hoyland, Caro, Noland

Anthony Caro, John Hoyland, Kenneth Noland will explore the matrix of concerns—colour, form, material and working in series—that these figures shared with a selection of work by each artist from the 1960s and 1970s. It will allow the viewer to consider the inner relations between important works by these modern masters. 

Hoyland, Caro and Noland all emerged in the wake of the first generation of the New York School and sought to continue the legacies of their abstract forebears. Hoyland first met Noland in 1964 having already been deeply impressed by Caro's historic show at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1963, the year before his own appearance there with the influential 'New Generation' Exhibition. Caro's work had shifted ground dramatically during his time in the United States, and his capacity for inventing new forms had made Hoyland recognise the value of meeting the artists, including Noland, who had had such an impact on his friend.

TBA21 presents Olafur Eliasson: BAROQUE BAROQUE

BAROQUE BAROQUE, presented in Vienna, brings together a selection of Olafur Eliasson's works displayed in the grand, baroque rooms of the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy. Eliasson's multi-faceted sculptures engage with the opulent architecture through light, reflection and space: "Surprising affinities between Eliasson’s works and their temporary settings become evident as the juxtapositions explore the relationships between object and viewer, representation and experience, actual and virtual, giving rise to a concept of the baroque superimposed on itself — the BAROQUE BAROQUE." said the founders of TBA21. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Burberry's festive season

David Bowie - Blackstar - stunning song and video

The Fabric of India at the V&A

The V&A presents The Fabric of India until 10th January. India’s handmade textiles are embedded in every aspect of its identity. The history of these fabrics date back at least 6000 years. Courtly splendour was proclaimed by sumptuous fabrics, while religious worship still finds expression through sacred cloths. Centuries of global trade have been shaped by the export of Indian textiles and patterns, in demand around the world. These celebrated hand-made textiles even survived the threat of industrialisation, instead uniting India as symbols of power and protest. Today, young designers are adapting traditional making techniques to create exciting new fashion, art and design for a global audience, giving India’s textile history a new relevance in the modern world.

The highlight of the V&A’s India Festival, The Fabric of India will be the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India, spanning from the 3rd century to the present day. Showcasing the best of the V&A’s world-renowned collection together with masterpieces from international partners and leading designers, the exhibition will feature over 200 objects, many on display for the first time. Visitors can expect a stunning range of historic dress, heirloom fabrics, and cutting-edge fashion.

The astonishing skills and variety evident in India’s incomparably rich textile tradition will surprise and inform even those with prior knowledge of the subject, and is sure to delight visitors.

Centre Pompidou celebrate freedom

The president of the Centre Georges-Pompidou, Serge Lasvignes poses in front of the center in Paris on November 20, 2015, on the occasion of a Fernand Léger-artwork banner that has been mounted onto the facade of the building in tribute to the victims of the November 13 Paris terror attacks, which left 129 dead and hundreds injured.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Tate Modern presents Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder (b. 1898, Lawnton, Pennsylvania; d. 1976, New York) is one of the most acclaimed and influential sculptors of the twentieth century. He is renowned for the invention of the mobile, a kinetic construction of suspended abstract elements that describe individual movements, moving and balancing in changing harmony. Calder also devoted himself to making outdoor sculpture on a grand scale from bolted sheets of steel, many of which stand in public plazas in cities throughout the world. 

Continuing Tate Modern’s acclaimed reassessments of key figures in modernism, Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture will reveal how motion, performance and theatricality underpinned his practice. It will bring together major works from museums around the world, as well as showcasing his collaborative projects in the fields of film, theatre, music and dance.

Alexander Calder, Antennae with Red and Blue Dots c1953, Aluminium and steel wire, © 2015 Calder Foundation, New York and DACS, London

Paris, never forget!

Paris je t'aime! Never forget!
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