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October 2014
It’s Now

Every week, PLUME VOYAGE Magazine offers you a selection of cultural news and international exhibitions. To close this month of October, PLUME VOYAGE invites you to immerse yourself in the universe of American impressionism in Madrid, the photographic world of Paul Strand in Philadelphia or even a body of work about Thailand in Paris. Or you might prefer to check out work by Bernadi Roig in Washington. Go on, it’s happening now!

  • “American Impressionism” at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid.

    The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid plays host to the first ever exhibition in Spain dedicated to impressionism in America.

    Whilst artists such as Mary Cassat and John Singer spent many years in France where they forged close relationships with Degas and Monet, they would have to wait until 1886 for the first French impressionist exhibition to be organized in New York, marking a split in American pictorial art. Over an array of pieces by Mary Cassat, John Sargent and James Whistler, this exhibition unveils their role in the development of impressionism in relation to the pictorial technique of American artists.
    From 4th November to 1st February 2015.

  • “Paul Strand, Master of Modern Photography” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

    The museum commissions the first retrospective in almost 50 years dedicated to one of the great masters of photography.

    This exhibition explores the remarkable evolution of the work of this American artist, from his beginnings in the 1920s with the examination of the abstract up until his last years in France, in Orgeval near Paris. Constantly motivated by an exacerbated social sense, Paul Strand demonstrates his own investment in humanism and world evolution, such as . The exhibition is also an opportunity to discover more than 3000 images of archives recently that the museum has recently acquired, which also possesses the largest collection of photographic snapshots by Paul Strand.
    Until 4th January 2015.

  • “Thailand Street Photos” at the Maison de l’Indochine.

    To caputure the contradictions, the unexpected and glimpses of urban revolution; this is the mission of Thailand Street Photos.

    This collective gathers together photographers on different paths and with different personalities, from a young amateur enthralled by Eliott Erwitt and his dogs to a dedicated press photographer. Each of them catches their breath and match the extremely lively tempo of a world where pictures are first broadcast on social networks. Here is a unique chance to dive even deeper into the Asian continent and ponder upon a country that serves as a breeding ground for all modern adventurers.
    Until 27th December.

  • “Bernardi Roig: NO/Escape” at the Phillips Collection in Washington.

    With his six sculptures, exhibited in unexpected indoor and outdoor spaces, Bernardi Roig defies the perception of visitors.

    His project responds to the idea of dual concepts: captivity and freedom, blindness and clarity, absence and presence. As part of the Intersections series, NO/Escape expresses anguish, despair and the loss of individuality in contemporary society, which the artist considers as consumed by personal image. This work resonates with the museum’s permanent collections, its history and its architecture.
    Until 15th February.

  • “Giovanni Battista Moroni, The Sackler Wing” at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

    For this first British retrospective dedicated to Giovanni Battista Moroni,

    the Royal Academy of Arts draws up a profile of one of the major painters of the 16th century. Across a selection of forty pieces, the exposition allows you to discover this Italian artist’s talent for portraits but also her less well-known religious paintings. For the first time, a presentation of images of the Bergamo diocese church alter pieces. A chance to shed light upon the work of Moroni, like an unknown genius of the Renaissance.
    From 25th October to 25th January 2015.

  • “Martino Gamper, Design is a State of Mind” at the Pinacothèque Agnelli, Turin.

    The Pinacothèque Agnelli continues its exploration by the way in which tidy, organise and place our belongings.

    Designer Martino Gamper heads up the commission of this exhibition. Thanks to pieces of furniture dating from the 30s to the present day, ranging from unique models to pieces taken from large series, Martino Gamper devises a panorama of the history of designing objects and their impact on our lives. Reputed designers such as Albini, Ercol, Charlottte Perriand or Ettore Sottsass rub shoulders with IKEA products. From the beauty of least extraordinary to exquisite relics, this collection offers an insight into the inspiration and obsession behind the work of these designers.
    From 22nd February 2015.

  • “Hubert de Givenchy” at the Thyssen Bornemisza museum, Madrid.

    The Thyssen Bornemisza proposes a debut retrospective dedicated to French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, creative figure of the 20th century and living legend of the story of haute couture.

    For this first excursion into the world of fashion, the exhibition, overseen by Mr. de Givenchy himself, pays special attention to fifty years of design, from 1952 to his retirement in 1996. Thanks to pieces loaned from around the world, some of which have never been exhibited, Givenchy’s art plainly expresses itself here, also telling the story of the friendship he had with actress Audrey Hepburn.
    Until 18th January 2015.

  • “Art of our time: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim collections” at the Guggenheim museum, Bilbao.

    Devised to celebrate twenty years of partnership between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao,

    the exhibition traces the evolution of artistic heritage from its creation up until today. From the dawn of the 20th century and the ‘avant-garde’ artists to American expressionists and Pop Art at the end of the century, the journey concludes with several of the most recent contemporary art acquisitions of the Guggenheim collections.
    Until 25th January 2015.

  • “Rembrant: The Late Works” at the National Gallery in London.

    For this extensive exploration of Rembrandt’s last years as an artist, the National Gallery presents his works to the whole world,

    For this extensive exploration of Rembrandt’s last years as an artist, the National Gallery presents his works to the whole world, certain pieces having never been loaned out by their owners. Far from diminishing with age, Rembrandt’s creativity experienced a revival towards the end of his life. Melancholic, honest and deeply moving, these works contribute to the image that we have of the artist and the man. This exhibition will be filmed especially for the big screen in high definition as part of the second season of “Exhibition on the Screen”. The film will be in theatres in France from 17th February 2015.
    Until 18th January.

  • « Franck Gehry » at the Pompidou Centre, Paris.

    For the first time in all of Europe, the Pompidou Centre presents a complete retrospective of work by this famous figure in contemporary architecture.

    World-renowned for his buildings, a number of which harbour an iconic value today, the emblematic creations of Frank Gehry havae revolutionised the aesthetic of architecture, his role in society and culture, as well as his own imprint on the city. Whilst the Louis Vuitton Foundation, his latest masterpiece, has just opened its doors in Paris, this exhibition offers the chance to revisit half a century of creativity.
    Until 26th January 2015.

  • « Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the path modernity » at the Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna.

    This first retrospective dedicated to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Austria

    marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the artist. Thanks to loans from around the world, the exposition allows you to approach multiform pieces by Toulouse-Lautrec and his extraordinary observation skills in a series of different styles. An expert who understood exactly how to capture the lively Parisian atmosphere at the end of the 19th century proves – as if it was necessary – his talent at bringing volatility and lightness to life in Paris.
    Until 25th January 2015.

  • « Raw Artwork, collection abcd / Bruno Decharme » at the maison rouge in Paris.

    For its twelfth display of private collections, the maison rouge invites French artist Bruno Decharme to present his exceptional collection of raw artwork.

    A fashion phenomenon in recent years, enthusiasm for raw art has brought it to the attention of the largest of galleries and exhibitions. For over thirty years, Bruno Decharme has built his collection, which today amounts to 3500 pieces by 300 artists from the middle of the 19th century to today. Through their visions, which may be labelled as over-the-top, each of these involve a particular expertise that reflects fundamental questions common to all.
    Until 15th January 2015.

  • « Emotions in Dutch Painting of the Golden Age » at the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem.

    A series of selected themes – Pain and Despair, Love and Desire, Joy and Happiness – allows an insight into how artists of the 16th and 17th centuries accurately conveyed human emotion.

    For Dutch painters of the Golden Age, nothing is more important than the eloquent depiction of man’s sentiments. But how did these painters express themselves on canvas through doubt, fear, horror and rage? And how do we respond to these innermost feelings today, intimated through facial features or actions? Comprising of more than 50 pieces, the exhibition provides a means for understanding these particular techniques.
    Until 15th February 2015.

  • « Mickalene Thomas, Femme au Divan I » at the Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris.

    Unveiling for the first time in France, the Galerie Obadia offers the chance to discover work by this American artist, across an assortment of paintings, photos, collages and videos, some of which have been especially created for her residency at the gallery last July.

    Mickalene Thomas exalts a contemporary vision of the Afro-American woman in a staged environment, fused with the spirit of the 60s and 70s. The artist simultaneously asserts the heritage of … and portraits of nineteenth century painters, as well as the ancestry of painting in 20th century, and, much later, or David Hockney.
    Until 28th October.

  • « Alexander Calder Gallery III » at the Beyler Foundation, Riehen.

    As the third part of a series of exhibitions that highlight the different aspects of work by the American sculptor, this presentation is dedicated to the first abstract paintings by Calder,

    which maintains a captivating dialogue with his revolutionary sculptures of 1930s. Rarely unveiled in public, these paintings mark a decisive link between the figurative and the abstract in the creation of an artist. A fascinating insight into the work by this extremely popular sculptor.
    Until 6th September 2015.

  • « Les Puces du Design: a blank canvas for Christian Ghion » at Bercy Village, Paris.

    For its 15th edition, les Puces du Design invite designer Christian Ghion, Janus 2014 et Innovation, to devise an exhibition where he will present a series of twenty prototype vases.

    Created in 1999 in sponsorship with Andrée Putman, when the word ‘vintage’ was a novelty to all except wine experts and fashionistas, les Puces du Design has been the first European market specialising in furniture in the post-war years. As for Christian Ghion, he occupies an usual spot in the world of design, signing numerous collaborations with design houses including Mobilier National, Alessi, Forestier, Corian in Milan 2014 and even the ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ Gallery.
    From 16th to 19th October.

  • « Azimut/h. Continuity and Newness’ at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

    This exhibition pays tribute to post-war avant-garde artists in Italy, showing the depth of interest in this particular movement.

    It also demonstrates the position of these artists in both the Italian and much larger international panorama of art of today. Like a creative earthquake, the Azimut/h movement has been one of the powerful catalysts of conceptual and visual culture, in modern Italy and across Europe and an intellectual bridge between a new revolutionary generation and more contemporary artistic developments.
    Until 19th January 2015.

  • « Marcel Duchamp, The Painter » at the Pompidou Centre, Paris.

    With a hundred works of art gathered together for the first time, the Pompidou Centre dedicates a major monograph of painter Marcel Duchamp.

    At the heart of this exhibition, visitors are invited to review paintings and drawings that lead the artist to create his great collection. In order to situate his work in the coherence of a slow, complete genesis, Marcel Duchamp distributed his paintings amongst a small circle of collectors, replicating every piece in his suitcase, for posterity and for those that he calls ‘observers’. Although relatively unknown in Europe, these paintings, most of which are kept at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, have been reunited for the occasion, surrounded by a number of sources.
    Until 15th January 2015.

  • « Sorolla and America » at the Mapfre Foundation, Madrid.

    A worldwide first, this exhibition gathers together 150 pieces by Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923).

    Across the best works by this Valencia-born artist, taken from collections from beyond the Spanish borders, this display gives you the chance to retrace the fascinating history of Sorolla’s conquest of the United States, as well as to gain a better understanding of the colossal prestige by the creator of the national plan. This exhibition, an occasion to consider an essential element of this artist’s work who found himself in America, was made possible due to special loans from numerous museums from across the Atlantic and particular collections.
    Until 11th January 2015.

  • « Park Eun Sun » in Rome.

    As part of the 130th anniversary of bilateral relations between Italy and South Korean, the Museum of the Imperial Forum and Trajan markets play host to a great exhibition dedicated to sculptor Park Eun Sun.

    The artist, who lives and works in Pietransanta, has created thirteen large-scale sculptures, some of which were specially produced for the event. Like real contemporary grafts, these pieces embed themselves into the décor of one of the most iconic places in Rome.
    Until 30th November.

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