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May 2016
It’s Now

Béatrice Delamotte

We remain in Europe to complete this month of May with four very different exhibitions. One dedicated to Mona Hatoum at the Tate Modern in London, the other to LaToya Ruby Frazier in Bordeaux. Unless you prefer the colors of Turner works in Aix-en-Provence or a group exhibition of works from the Pinault Collection in Venice. And also the exhibition dedicated to the School of Paris at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the one dedicated to the German photographer Kiki Kausch in St Barth, the retrospective organized by the Château Lynch-Bages in Pauillac or the beautiful exhibition on ceramics at the Roissy airport, a small cultural tour of Europe from London to Berlin, through Metz and Rome. From the influence of painting on photography, particularly in pre-Raphaelites to artistic maaya treasures, from the importance of music in the abstract creation to spidery sculpture by Barbara Salvucci, yet a lot of beautiful works to discover, two exhibitions in Brittany devoted to Irish director of animated films Tomm Moore and the early rehabilitation of the site of the Sélestat Humanist Library by Rudy Ricciotti. Otherwise, we also offer a large exhibition devoted to Italian art of the 60s in Venice or a retrospective dedicated to the Spanish sculptor Miguel Blay in Madrid. Every week, the PLUME VOYAGE magazine offers you a selection of cultural news and international exhibitions. Come on, it is all happening now!

  • "Mona Hatoum 'at the Tate Modern, London

    Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family,

    Mona Hatoum is known for her large-scale installations and sculptures that challenge the official language of minimalism and surrealism to expose a world of conflicts and contradictions. From the beginning, in the 1980s, she has integrated video and performance in works that express a divided reality, besieged by the political and social control. Thus in a video, she documents a performance in which she walks barefoot through the streets of Brixton with a pair of Dr. Martens attached to the ankles. This exhibition traces 35 years of thinking that is both poetic and radical through a wide range of works.
    Until the 21st of August. www.tate.org.uk

  • "LaToya Ruby Frazier - Performing social Landscapes" at the CAPC, Bordeaux.

    The photos of LaToya Ruby Frazier are about her hometown, Braddock, in Pennsylvania, or more accurately the people of this city. It is the working class suburb of Pittsburgh where was located a large steel mill. For several years, she has been working on her family by taking them as witnesses of the economic crisis. Her work is part of a long line of engaged photographers such as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Gordon Parks. In this exhibition, she looks at three generations of women: her grandmother, mother and the artist herself through self-portraits. Beyond the framework of documentary photography, LaToya Ruby Frazier creates complex compositions that use multiple frames and put into abyss thanks to the performative gesture.
    Until October 13th. www.capc-bordeaux.fr

  • "Accrochage » at the Punta della Dogana, Venice

    The exhibition brings together nearly seventy works that have never been exhibited

    since they joined the Pinault collection. More than two thirds of the artists are presented for the first time as part of an exhibition of the collection. Specifically designed for the spaces of Punta della Dogana, it will occupy the entire museum. To develop this collective exhibition, the choice was made to follow the guidelines, such as rules of a game, rather than focusing on a specific theme, period or artistic movement. Although all very different, these creations have in common a certain simplicity, a certain openness that have the effect of broadening the space of the other, that of the visitor.
    Until November 6th. www.palazzograssi.it

  • "Turner and color" at the Hôtel de Caumont Art Centre, Aix-en-Provence.

    Placing at the heart of its course, color, the essence of Turner creation, this exhibition invites us to rediscover the life and work of this great artist in a new light, hitherto unexplored in retrospective that were dedicated to him .

    With over a hundred watercolors, gouaches and oil paintings, from prestigious museums, this large monograph is also an opportunity to discover new works from private collections, as well as watercolor sets brought together for the first time.
    Until September 18th. www.caumont-centredart.com

  • "Panoramas of the city - L'Ecole de Paris, 1900-1945"

    at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

    At the dawn of the twentieth century, Paris is the capital of the avant-garde. Artists from around the world flock the City of Light where they invent new forms of art and literature in response to the rapid changes that are transforming urban life. From Cubism to Surrealism and Orphism, and the artists included in the guidance of the School of Paris, this vast exhibition presents some of the most influential paintings and sculptures of the last century, creators of artworks such as Brancusi, Braque, Delaunay, Modigliani and Picasso. Whatever their style or approach, the artists represented in this exhibition share the same determination to reject conventional aesthetic and transform the perception of everyday life in the modern city.
    Until the 23rd of October. www.guggenheim-bilbao.es

  • "Kiki Kausch - from Berlin to St Barths » at the Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barts.

    When Kiki Kausch visit St Barts in 2015 for the first time, she immediately knows she will come back. For this exhibition, ten works of "Follow the red Bag" series are presented.

    They tell the story of a mysterious young woman traveling in the most glamorous places in the world with her famous red bag. A story full of poetry and charm.
    Until the 15th of July. www.edenrockhotel.com

  • "Retrospective" at Château Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

    Lover of contemporary art, the Cazes family invites every year since 1989,

    thanks to the cooperation of Galerie Lelong, an internationally renowned artist to exhibit his work at the Château Lynch-Bages. This year, the property hosts a major retrospective that brings together, in the historic winery, outstanding works of those artists. A total of twenty-five works by fourteen artists – including Alechinsky, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rebeyrolle, Tapies and Jean Le Gac – are being honored on this occasion.
    Until the 31st of October. www.jmcazes.com

  • "Reinventing elsewhere" at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport

    The sixth exhibition by Espace Musées, in partnership with Sèvres-Cité of ceramics, is presenting to the international public of Roissy Charles de Gaulle (Terminal 2E, Hall M)

    the fascinating adventure of ceramics: an expertise both millennium and always contemporary. From first terracotta to the discovery of porcelain, from first artisans to major international artists, the exhibition brings together sixty works from the National Museum of Sèvres collections. These ceramics illustrate the evolution of tastes and techniques; they interact with time and space and reflect the importance of cultural exchanges which they are the subject of, even today.
    Until the 31st of December. www.espacesmusees.com

  • "Painting with Light: Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites

    to the Modern Age » at the Tate Britain, London

    The dawn of photography coincided with a wave of revolutionary ideas in the arts and questions about how the images must be created and viewed. The photograph was then inspired by the art of the old masters who trained many photographers of the time. Turner has inspired the first panoramic images of landscapes. The exhibition presents so many examples of these inspirations such as nostalgia by Millais or by John Brett. Later in the century, photographs of Emerson Goodall and rural life seem inspired by Impressionist painting, while Whistler and Langdon Coburn made nocturnal pictures of the Thames in both photo and canvas. The exhibition also celebrates the role of several women photographers.
    Until the 25th of September. www.tate.org.uk

  • "Musicircus" at the Centre Pompidou, Metz.

    Continuing the Phares journey, the exhibition showcases forty major works from the collection of the Centre Pompidou.

    It questions the practice of famous artists, amateur musicians (Wassily Kandinsky played the violin) and music lovers (Sol LeWitt had hundreds of records in his collection), whose work was influenced by the music. The project highlights the primacy of rhythm concepts in abstraction’s birth as well as correspondence between visual and musical writings, at the dawn of minimalism.
    Until the 17th of July . www.centrepompidou-metz.fr

  • "Barbara Salvucci - INK" at the Carlo Bilotti Museum, Rome.

    After a first solo exhibition at the Academy of Hungary in Rome,

    the Roman artist Barbara Salvucci continued her research in treating a resistant material that she handles to make it malleable. In this new exhibition, Barbara Salvucci always addresses the theme of transformation with her “zinc island » and its powerful magic. The resin here becomes one of the main elements of creation and transforms sculpture into aerial object.
    Until the 26th of June www.museocarlobilotti.it

  • "The Maya - the language of beauty" at the Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin.

    Maya is one of the oldest cultures of the world and this exhibition aims to show the magnificence and diversity of Maya artistic expression.

    With nearly 300 works, including many Mexican national treasures, it recalls that the body and physical appearance are central to pre-Hispanic art. The Maya present their vision to life using various materials and techniques to describe their relationship with the deities, talk about their daily lives, but also literature, astronomy, music and dance. From these creations not only an idea of ​​humans, but also an ideal of beauty and spirituality, placed in a more complex cosmic whole.
    Until the 7th of August. www.gropiusbau.de

  • Tomm Moore at the Castle of Hunaudaye

    and at the Museum of Landévennec.

    Two Breton heritage landmarks, the ancient abbey of Landévennec and the Castle of Hunaudaye, jointly organize a regional course consisting of two exhibitions around the work of Tomm Moore and the animation studio of Cartoon Sallon. The films by the Irish director are rooted in the culture of his country. The sea as the great forests of the past, the most beautiful national monuments or the beautiful illuminated manuscripts, all mobilized to tell great stories, certainly Irish, but above all universal. His graphic style is recognizable, including the vibrant tribute paid to the medieval illumination.
    Until the 31st of October. www.la-hunaudaye.com and www.musee-abbaye-landevennec.fr

  • "Imagine - New Imagery in Italian Art, 1960-1969" at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

    In the Italy of the 1960s, at the height of the economic boom, the artistic experimentation goes through an unprecedented intensity and rhythm.

    Then the desired goals are to create a new vocabulary of signs and images able to translate the vitality of society and contemporary culture. The exhibition offers a new approach to the richness of Italian artistic production of this period. The main theme, the red thread of the exhibition lies in the way the depicted image, transitional and metamorphosed, by setting free from the monochrome, is used to build a new system of representation during a very short period of history of Italian art.
    Until the 19th of September. www.guggenheim-venice.it

  • Laying of the first foundation stone of the Humanist Library of Sélestat.

    Flagship project of the city of Sélestat, the humanist library is at the heart of a vast project

    that will both ensure the conservation of the outstanding heritage it is housing, the personal library of the genius Beatus Rhenanus registered at the world memory by UNESCO, but also to welcome the public to ensure the transmission of this universal heritage to future generations. The architectural project, designed by Rudy Ricciotti, will strengthen the roots of this precious legacy equipment into the setting of the streets and squares of the city center of Sélestat. The architectural quality of the extension, dressed in pink sandstone and marked by a series of pillars playing on the effects of transparency and light is a fine balance between heritage and modernity. See you in 2018 for the inauguration …
    www.bibliotheque-humaniste.fr

  • "Solidity and Beauty - Miguel Blay" at the Prado Museum, Madrid.

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Miguel Blay (1866-1936), a leading Spanish sculptor of the late nineteenth century, the Prado Museum is presenting an exceptional collection of drawings, medals, handwritten notes and key work of the artist.

    All of which allow to have an overview of the different creative phases of Miguel Blay throughout his career and the evolution of his art to translate emotions, sincerity and beauty in a serene way .
    Until the 2nd of October. www.museodelprado.es

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