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November 2015
It’s Now

Béatrice Delamotte

To end this month of November, don’t miss the exhibition dedicated to Barbara Hepworth in Otterlo, the hijacking art by Kaws in St. Barts, the work of Michael DeLucia in Santa Barbara or the disturbing paintings by Anish Kapoor in Amsterdam. Fly to Brisbane on the occasion of the 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art Asia Pacific, discover Tours for the colored photos of Robert Capra, surprise yourself in Antwerp in front of the creativity of footwear in fashion or whisk away in Philadelphia to see the work of the designer Bruce Mau. Let’s also discover the work of the most Italian of German painters in Venice, meet the biggest silk houses in Lyon, spin in London in the heart of the work of Alexander Calder or Amsterdam to marvel at the treasures brought from Asia at the Golden Age of the Netherlands. We take you to Turin with the exhibition dedicated to Ed Ruscha, to Madrid to get to the heart of the great American West, to Philadelphia to discover the history of naturalistic painting or to Paris, with the exhibition devoted to Picasso. Every week, PLUME VOYAGE Magazine offers you a selection of cultural news and international exhibitions. Come on, its all happening now!

  • "Barbara Hepworth, Sculpture for a Modern World" at the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo.

    Fifty years after the first exhibition dedicated to the work of Barbara Hepworth, the Kröller-Müller Museum presents a comprehensive retrospective.

    This one follows the career of the English artist with works from the Twenties – abstract figures carved in marble, presented alongside works of precursors and contemporaries such as Jacob Epstein and Henry Moore – the eight sculptures, chosen in the Sixties to be exhibited in the Rietveld Pavilion. Until the 17th of April, 2016. B.D. www.krollermuller.nl

  • "Kaws, Permanent Vacation II" at Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barts.

    Kaws's work is immediately recognizable with its transformation of iconic characters from pop culture into thought-provoking artwork.

    His work reinvents the popular cartoon characters in marrying pop art and geometric abstraction. Born in New Jersey, Kaws lives in Brooklyn. He regularly stayed in St. Barts, hence the title of the exhibition, humorous wink.
    Until the 26th of December.

  • "Michael DeLucia, Appearance Preserving Simplification » at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara.

    As part of the Bloom project by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Barbara,

    Michael DeLucia transforms the gallery and the museum lobby into a business waiting room, using fake luxury materials. The New York artist uses virtual elements from the world of industry – CAD drawings, video games and movies – to highlight the disparity between the illusion of media and the reality of space in three dimensions. By projecting virtual objects in the room, Michael DeLucia creates a perfect illusion, a strange and generic environment.
    Until the 21st of February, 2016. B.D. www.galerie-obadia.com

  • "Anish Kapoor & Rembrandt" at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

    For this exhibition, Anish Kapoor is presenting three canvases painted in relief, made with layers of red and white resin and silicone.

    The result ? Bloody images, such bits of meat and nerves. These visceral works come here in a visual dialogue with the late works of Rembrandt, such as the Jewish Bride, Titus dressed as a monk and the self-portrait like the Apostle Paul for an exciting artistic confrontation.
    Until the 6th of March 2016. B.D.

  • "8th Triennial of Contemporary Art of Asia Pacific" at the Queensland Art Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art, Brisbane.

    For its eighth edition, the Contemporary Art Triennial invests two Australian museums to present the largest exhibition of Asian and Pacific artists. More than eighty artists from thirty-two countries

    will present large formats sculptures, immersive installations, interactive performances and kinetic works. Highlights of this triennial, the meaningful participation of indigenous Australian artists, from Melanesia.
    Until the 10th of April 2016.

  • "Robert Capa and color" at the Château de Tours.

    Recently presented in New York on the walls of the International Center of Photography, the exhibition for the first time color presents colored photos of Robert Capa.

    Best known for his black and white images, technique of which he was a teacher, he regularly worked in color from 1941 on, using this medium until his death in 1954. While some of these images were published at the time in magazines, the vast majority of them have never been printed on paper or seen in any form whatsoever.
    Until the 29th of May, 2016. B.D.

  • "Footprint, footprints in fashion" at the Mode Museum in Antwerp.

    From contemporary creations as alienatic as those of Iris Van Herpen and Noritaka Tatehana, to carved wooden clogs of the nineteenth century, the innovative and daring approach of these creations is exposed in the light of their cultural impact.

    The focus is on fashion and footwear designers who, through their professional expertise and artistic vision, have left footprints on fashion figures of their time. The exhibition also shows the Hollywood glamor of the “dream shoemaker” Salvatore Ferragamo for Marilyn Monroe, sneakers by Raf Simons and rebel boots by Vivienne Westwood and Walter van Beirendonck.
    Until the 14th February, 2016. B.D. www.momu.be

  • "Work on What You Love: Bruce Mau Rethinking Design" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

    The exhibition covers a wide range of innovative works, books and drawings but also brand communication strategies for countries, companies, as well as collaborations with filmmakers, artists and writers.

    This first event devoted to Bruce Mau explores the provocative and influential world of the designer’s vision, focusing mainly on the past decade. We will also see current projects as well as others based on his work as creative director of Bruce Mau Design.
    Until the 3rd of April 2016.

  • "Hans-Joachim Staude" at the Giorgi Cini Foundation, Venice.

    Immediately plan your next weekend in Venice.

    Because for a few days only, the Giorgi Cini Fondation presents the works of the German painter Hans-Joachim Staude. Among the most interesting artists of his generation, his work is little known in Italy. Through thirty paintings, the exhibition leads to the discovery of the artistic evolution of Staude and how his work influenced the Italian pictorial art of the twentieth century.
    From the 18th to the 22nd of November. B.D.

  • "11th Silk Market" at the Palais du Commerce, Lyon.

    For its eleventh edition, the Silk Market is welcoming the largest houses of the silk industry in Lyon, but also young designers who use the prestigious silk from Lyon in their work.

    This exhibition, showcasing the dynamism of the silk industry Made in France, will allow for four days to access exceptional products, usually for professionals-only. Along the Market, fashion and decoration goers will leave with meters of fabrics, but also many creations. And for those who hesitate, a “personal shopper” will accompany them in their purchases.
    From the 19th to the 22nd of November. B.D.

  • "Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture" at the Tate Modern, London.

    Calder was one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century and played a key role in the development of modern art.

    The exhibition, the largest ever devoted to Alexander Calder in the UK, looks over a hundred works that highlight the process by which Calder moved from static object sculpture to the experimentation of real time and perpetual motion. From wire portraits of contemporary artists from the 1930s to iron abstract and kinetic forms, Performing Sculpture makes us discover the artistic development of Calder.
    Until the 3rd April of 2016. B.D. www.tate.org.uk

  • "Asia> Amsterdam - Luxury in the Golden Age" at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

    With 170 objects from China, Japan, India and Batavia (Indonesia today), the Rijksmuseum tells the story of the excitement created by Asian arts and its treasures that were sent to the Netherlands during the Golden age.

    Lacquers, ivory, silks, jewelery and a huge amount of porcelain poured on Amsterdam, building the “capital of the world” and decorating the rich interiors of merchants. The exhibition also features portraits of inhabitants of Amsterdam in the seventeenth century, posing with their luxury items.
    Until the 17th of January. B.D.

  • "Ed Ruscha, Mixmaster" at the Giovanni e Marella Agnelli Pinacoteca, Turin.

    In continuation of the insider research work, this exhibition presents a selection of objects associated with areas of interest of Ed Ruscha's work.

    Each piece of the Turin collection comes in historical counterpoint of the artist’s creations. In parallel, drawings, photographs and paintings often unknown make us discover the full range of creativity of the American and his research in Turin’s main museums.
    Until the 8th of March 2016.

  • "The Illusion of the American Frontier" at the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, Madrid.

    Walking in the footsteps of artists who have explored the great American West in the nineteenth century, this is the ambition of this exhibition.

    By following the artists who wanted to show the unknown and exotic landscapes, depicting the lives of American Indians before they were reduced to living on reserves, we plunge into another universe. Vast spaces are opening, clan leaders eyes are piercing and we discover the quality of the craftsmanship of these first inhabitants of the Wild West before iconography – and colonialist ideology – caught it. Until the 7th of February 2016. B.D. www.museothyssen.org

  • "Picasso.Mania" at the Grand Palais, Paris.

    One hundred masterpieces by Picasso, some never shown, face the greatest masters of contemporary art, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat...

    Both chronologically and thematically, the exhibition traces the different moments of the critical and artistic reception of the work of Picasso, the steps of the formation of the myth associated with his name. To major stylistic phases, some iconic works such as Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica, meet contemporary works.
    Until the 29th of February 2016.

  • "Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

    From the first American republic to the emergence of Pop Art in the 1960s, the exhibition looks back on two hundred years of naturalistic painting and description of wildlife.

    A new perspective on the evolution of the genre both in time and in its representations that reflect history and American culture. Nearly a hundred artists are represented from masters of sham such as Willia Michael Harnette to modern masters: Charles Sheeler, Georgia O’Keeffe and Roy Lichtenstein. From precision and attention to detail of the first ones to sublimated representations of the latter.
    Until the 10th of January 2016.

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