Vkhutemas, often referred to as the “Russian Bauhaus”, was a legendary art school of Modernism in the 1920s. This is the first exhibition in Germany to show an important sampling – mainly focused on architecture – of the work of Vkhutemas. On display will be some 250 works: sketches, drawings, paintings and models by staff and students.
To mark 120 years since Varvara Stepanova’s birth the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry and the Rodchenko and Stepanova Archive present the exhibition “At Home with Rodchenko and Stepanova”. The exhibition focuses on the work of these leading artists of the Russian avant-garde, including their role as teachers. It features more than 250 exhibits: paintings, works on paper, photographs and personal effects from the Rodchenko and Stepanova Archive. Works by their students at VKhUTEMAS give an idea of Rodchenko and Stepanova’s “home” as the territory of a new art. Rodchenko and Stepanova worked together their whole lives, in a single style, and often on the same themes. Rodchenko was the creative leader, the generator of ideas and original methods. Stepanova consolidated these innovations in her own independent way and was an excellent organiser.
This fall, visitors to Allentown can see nearly one hundred works of art from the private collection of one of America’s most celebrated living artists―including some childhood drawings and new works that have never been exhibited. Robert Indiana is a founding father of Pop Art and gave it its “hard edge” in the 1960s.
Cubism, the most influential art movement of the early twentieth century, still resonates today. It destroyed traditional illusionism in painting and radically changed the way we see the world. The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, unsurpassed in its holdings of Cubist art, is now a promised gift to the Museum. On the occasion of this exhibition, the Collection is being shown in public for the first time—eighty-one paintings, collages, drawings, and sculpture by the four preeminent Cubist artists: Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927), Fernand Léger (French, 1881–1955), and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973).
Picasso and Spanish Modernity will be showing some ninety works by Picasso and other artists, ranging from painting to sculpture, drawing, engraving and even film, thanks to the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi's synergistic cooperation with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. The works of art on display will include such celebrated masterpieces as Woman's Head (1910), Portrait of Dora Maar (1939) and The Painter and the Model (1963) by Picasso, Siurana, the Path (1917) and Figure and Bird in the Night (1945) by Miró and Dalí's Arlequin (1927), along with Picasso's drawings, engravings and preparatory paintings for his huge masterpiece Guernica (1937), none of which have been displayed outside Spain in such vast numbers before now.
Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM), hosts a comprehensive exhibition consisting of the Catalan artist and sculptor Joan Miró, born in Barcelona. This exhibition, titled ‘Joan Miró. Women, Birds and Stars’ focuses on the maturity period of the groundbreaking and multi-faceted artist. The exhibition, made possible with the sponsorship of Sabancı Holding and organized in collaboration with the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona, the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, as well as the family collection in Mallorca, will be open to the public between the dates of September 23, 2014 – February 1, 2015. The exhibition focuses on woman, bird and star themes of Miró, who was heavily inspired by his observations on the Mediterranean geography and people throughout his career. The exhibition will provide the opportunity for viewers to understand the symbolic language of the artist through a rich selection of artworks in different mediums such as oil on canvas, sculpture, lithography and ceramics. With this exhibition, art enthusiasts in Istanbul will be able to witness the various interpretations of the energy the artist drew from the Mediterranean culture.
Designed by the world-renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, this exhibition brings together exclusive interviews, an immersive multimedia journey and unique historic pieces of clothing to form the most wide-ranging presentation of modern fashion ever to be shown in the UK. Discover how women from Dame Vivienne Westwood to Natalie Massenet and Princess Diana to Anne Hidalgo have used fashion as an important tool of self-expression and empowerment to build reputation, attract attention and assert authority.
The Drents Museum is proud to present a solo exhibition on the most important Russian artist from the first half of the 20th century: Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935). The presentation will feature a top collection of 60 original paintings, all from the collection of the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The emphasis in this exhibition will be on the figurative work, which Malevich made from 1928 till his death in 1935.
Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) is recognized as a leading figure in the Pop Art movement which came to prominence in the 1960s. Within an intentionally limited scope of subject matter, Wesselmann crafted an innovative body of work that evolved constantly. This exhibition presents Wesselmann’s work at the intersection of the classical western culture that has shaped art history for centuries and the systematic and universal commodification of all things and values that defines our world today.
Galerie Gmurzynska is pleased to announce an exhibition of collages by the seminal architect Richard Meier, which will open on October 30th 2014 at the Stroganov Palace. Coinciding with and honoring the artist’s 80th birthday this autumn, this museum exhibition comes on the heels of the showcase „Richard Meier – Timepieces“ Galerie Gmurzynska presented at their premises in Zurich from October through December in 2013. On the occasion of this exhibition Galerie Gmurzynska in collaboration with The State Russian Museum is publishing a richly illustrated catalogue in English and Russian.
Karl Lagerfeld is one of the world’s most renowned fashion designers and widely celebrated as an icon of the zeitgeist. Karl Lagerfeld. Modemethode at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the fashion cosmos of this exceptional designer and, with it, to present an important chapter of the fashion history of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
For this, the first major Sonia Delaunay retrospective in Paris since 1967, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is bringing together three remarkably recreated environments and over 400 works: paintings, wall decorations, gouaches, prints, fashion items and textiles. Tracing the artist's evolution since the beginning of the 20th century to the late 1970s, this monographic exhibition highlights her work in the applied arts, her distinctive place in Europe's avant-garde movements and her major role as a pioneering abstractionist. The exhibition will be on show at Tate Modern in London between 15 April and 9 August 2015. A generously illustrated catalogue of 256 pages will be published by Paris Musées to mark the exhibition.
"Rythmes sans fin" explores the astonishing work of Robert Delaunay during the Twenties and Thirties. The exhibition devoted by the Centre Pompidou to the extraordinarily rich and varied Robert Delaunay collection brings together around 80 works in the form of paintings, drawings, reliefs, mosaics, models, a tapestry and a large number of documentary photographs.
The Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera presents the work of El Lissitzky, one of the most influential, innovative and controversial artists of the opening 30 years or so of the 20th century, who worked with the Soviets and the European Avant-garde movements of the 1920s and as a propagandist for the Stalin regime in the 1930s.
The exhibition "Klein Fontana | Milan Paris 1957-1962" tells the parallel universes of two protagonists of the artistic revival of the twentieth century. The show unfolds the personal and artistic story of Klein and Fontana throughout these years, how they met first in Milano at Klein's exhibition in 1957 and how later on they collaboratively developed and worked on projects while traveling Italy and France. On show will be about 90 works of art as well as a rich personal documentation of photographs, films and archive material.
Jacques Lipchitz, born in Lithuania in 1891, is considered one of the leading sculptors of the 20th century. He lived in Paris between 1909 and 1941, and in New York and Italy up until his death in 1973. The donation presented here of around 30 drawings from all his creative periods and a sketchbook from the artist’s estate will be made together with a similar donation to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and presented to the public in two exhibitions with one joint catalogue.
The exhibition LUDWIG GOES POP offers an opportunity to explore this phenomenon and to comprehend Pop Art as an expression of a modern attitude toward life. In the 1960s the “everyday” had arrived—it had made its way into art: in all manner of play, from humorously ironic to biting and critical, artists explored the Zeitgeist in their art, integrated fragments and quotes from the world of consumerism and advertising, comics, science, technology, erotic, and mass media.
ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s, is the first large-scale historical survey in the United States dedicated to the German artists' group Zero (1957–66) founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene and joined in 1961 by Günther Uecker, and ZERO, an international network of like-minded artists from Europe, Japan, and North and South America—including Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Piero Manzoni, Almir Mavignier, Jan Schoonhoven, and Jesús Rafael Soto—who shared the group’s aspiration to transform and redefine art in the aftermath of World War II.
In his artistic work and experimental use of new media, the avant-gardist and Bauhaus teacher László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) overstepped the boundaries of the conventional view of art. His methods were marked by interdisciplinary approaches, while at the same time fundamentally questioning the traditional perception of art. His approach was thus far ahead of his time and was already raising issues that are still relevant today. Moholy-Nagy’s many-faceted media art as well as works by contemporary artists have an immediate effect on the viewer’s various senses and thus conveys new approaches to art for people either with or without sensory impairments.
From 18 October until 23 December 2014, Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, is hosting architect Zaha Hadid’s first large-scale solo show in Japan.The show will span the entirety of Hadid’s career, as divided into four sections. The exhibition will open with a selection of paintings and drawings created during the period before any of the architect’s designs were built. The second section showcases designs for buildings after her first project was built in 1993, a period during which she won international acclaim for her works such as the London Aquatics Centre. The third section shows Hadid’s work in other fields such as design, displaying lighting fixtures and furnishings. The fourth and final section will focus on her latest controversial designs for the New National Stadium of Japan, commissioned for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Transmitting Andy Warhol brings together more than 100 artworks from one of the most influential, controversial and notorious artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition provides a new insight into the breadth of Warhol’s artistic processes, his philosophies, as well as the social, political and aesthetic implications of his ground-breaking practice.
The Nasher Museum presents Miró: The Experience of Seeing, an exhilarating exhibition of works by Spanish-born artist Joan Miró. This is the first-ever presentation of the final 20 years of Miró’s career. Don’t miss the only East Coast venue for this special ticketed exhibition. All works are on loan from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.
Considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Wassily Kandinsky is often credited with creating the first purely non-objective painting. Featuring more than 100 paintings, watercolors, drawings and a reconstituted mural, Kandinsky celebrates some of the most significant aspects of the artist’s oeuvre. Drawing extensively from the collection of Kandinsky’s works from Paris’s Centre Pompidou, the exhibition will feature an additional selection of works by other der Blaue Reiter artists from the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, providing a context through which viewers can appreciate Kandinsky’s significance.
The year 1914 saw the beginning of a life-long friendship between the 28-year old Hans Arp (1886-1966) and the five-year younger Max Ernst (1891-1976). Throughout this friendship Arp and Ernst frequently collaborated on projects and publications. Moreover, their respective biographies show certain parallels: Both of these modern masters would receive the Grand Price of the 27th Venice Biennale in the summer of 1954 sixty years ago. While Arp was honored for his sculptural oeuvre Ernst received the prize for his paintings. The exhibtion "Arp is here! 100 years of friendship Hans Arp and Max Ernst" at the Max Ernst Museum Brühl reconstructs Arp's original Venice presentation, featuring the sculptures and wood reliefs alongside a selection of documents and photographs by the likes of Man Ray and Ernst Scheidegger. The exhibition contains works from important museum collections in Germany, France, Switzerland and the US, complemented by several loans by the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck.
In 2012, the longstanding partnership between the Fondation Beyeler and the Calder Foundation (New York) gave rise to the idea of a rotating “Alexander Calder Gallery,” a series of three specific presentations devoted to particular aspects of the American sculptor’s work. The first of these galleries opened in the year of its inception, followed by a second one in 2013. On 27 September, the Fondation Beyeler will unveil the third presentation, concentrating on Calder’s first nonobjective paintings, major examples of which will be shown in striking dialogue with his groundbreaking sculptures from the 1930s.
An unprecedented coupling of two of the most significant artists of our time, David Hammons Yves Klein / Yves Klein David Hammons explores points of aesthetic harmony within two seemingly different practices. Weaving a larger narrative through Hammons’s Basketball and Kool-Aid Drawings, Klein’s Fire Paintings and Monochromes, to both artist’s exploration of performance and public intervention, the exhibition looks at Hammons and Klein as artists who perform a kind of aesthetic alchemy—investing the humblest of everyday materials with deep aesthetic significance.
MOCA presents Andy Warhol: Shadows, the first West Coast presentation of Shadows (1978-79), a monumental painting in 102 parts. Andy Warhol: Shadows is organized by Dia Art Foundation and coordinated by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson.
With his imaginative pictorial motifs, Joan Miró is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. The Albertina is dedicating a solo exhibition to the Catalonian artist containing around 100 paintings, drawings and objects, which strives to emphasise the poetic quality of the famous Surrealist.
This exhibition brings to the fore our fascination with simple shapes, from prehistoric to contemporary. It also reveals how these shapes were decisive in the emergence of the Modern age.The years between the 19th and 20th centuries saw the return of quintessential forms through major universal expositions which devised a new repertoire of shapes, the simplicity of which would captivate artists and revolutionise the modern philosophy. They introduced, within the evolution of modern art, both an alternative to the eloquence of the human body and the possibility that shapes could be a universal concept.
Presenting more than forty paintings and a wide selection of works on paper by Wifredo Lam (1902–82), this retrospective is the first to examine the artist as a global figure whose work blurred boundaries among established artistic movements of the twentieth century.
David Smith (1906–1965) holds a singular place in the history of modern art. Known primarily as the sculptor most closely aligned with Abstract Expressionist painters like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Smith produced a diverse body of work in a broad range of media. He famously remarked: “I belong with the painters.” Much to the consternation of critic Clement Greenberg, a usually fervent admirer of Smith’s work who advocated that each medium be distinguishable, Smith frequently painted his sculptures. His stated goal was to combine painting and sculpture in order to create a new medium that “beats either one.” The Circle Series (1961–63) is Smith’s ambitious and monumental attempt to bring this unity into being.
The Murnau Castle and the St. Nikolaus Church are recurring motifs in the works of expressionist artists Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) and Alexej Jawlensky (1864–1941). To this day, they remind of the time when both artists lived and painted in this Bavarian municipality between 1908 and 1910. The exhibition focuses on a selection of compositions made in Murnau by Jawlensky and Kandinsky. These works further visualize the artists' pivotal artistic turning point while evoking the dynamism and excitement of these eventful years that would continue to reverberate in the works to come by these international protagonists of Expressionism. Thanks to several international loans granted by institutions such as the Ermitage St Peterburg, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Hilti Art Foundation, Liechtenstein and the Didrichsen Art Museum Helsinki as well as loans by Private Collections the exhibtion offers an impressive insight into this legendary dialog.
Cinema Joostens looks at the work and universe of the Antwerp avant-garde artist Paul Joostens (1889-1960) in two episodes. The first episode of Cinema Joostens is focussed on his drawings and paintings, the second part on the collages and assemblages.
The largest Malevich retrospective in 20 years, this exhibition will include the Khardziev and Costakis collections together for the first time.