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November 2013
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  • «Wendell Castle, sculpteur de mobilier» at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris.

    With very little exposure in France, this American artist has created hybrid compositions that resemble, in essence, nothing.

    Consisting of an assembly of large blocks whose construction varies in every different space, their function is disguised before they can be identified as a seat, a bench, or a table. Black or white,

    polished so that they seem lacquered, simple, monolithic, and very rounded, the furniture of Wendell Castle has a primitive side whilst being a great technical triumph. An emblematic figure of the American Arts & Crafts movement of the postwar period, this exhibition presents his recent works.
    Until 1 February 2014
    www.carpentersworkshopgallery.com

  • «Viviane Sassen, In and Out of Fashion» at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.

    This Dutch artist is one of the most intriguing figures in fashion photography. Her flamboyant, inventive and often surreal images evoke a very particular type of universe.

    Her work for renowned designers such as Stella McCartney and Missoni and collaborations with the most prestigious magazines have allowed her to express her remarkable talent

    and are a testimony to her original imagination. This exhibition is the first retrospective to be devoted to her in Scotland.
    Until 9 February 2014
    www.nationalgalleries.org

  • «Roman d’une garde-robe» at the Musée Carnavalet, Paris.

    Imagine that you have entered into the home of the first sales person of a big couture house from the beginning of the twentieth century and you discover that it has been done in "the style of a Parisian from the Belle Epoque of the 1930s"...

    This is the subject this beautiful exhibition that reveals, for the first time, dresses by Chéruit, Worth, Lanvin, evening shoes, hats, headbands evening, jewelry…

    The collection of Alice Alleaume, the first clerk of the house of Chéruit Place Vendome, reflects the tastes of a fashion obsessed Parisian. A voyage through time to a charming, by-gone era.
    Until 16 March 2014
    www.carnavalet.paris.fr

  • «A triple tour, Pinault Collection» at the Conciergerie, Paris.

    The first presentation in Paris of a large collection of works by the Pinault collection, this exhibition focuses on the confinement that a frame requires.

    The pieces – never having been presented as part of an exhibition for the most part – refer to all forms of confinement, whether criminal, political, psychological, mental, or emotional. They address the subject in a serious or humorous way

    , and demonstrate the ability of artists to respond and take sides. A brand of contemporary art to which the avid collector François Pinault is particularly attentive.
    Until 6 January 2014
    www.conciergerie.monuments-nationaux.fr

  • «América Latina 1960-2013» at the Fondation Cartier, Paris.

    In coproduction with the Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico, the Fondation Cartier is offering

    a new perspective on Latin American photography dating from 1960 to the present day, through the prism of the relationship between text and

    photographic imagery. With more than seventy artists from eleven different countries, “América Latina” reveals the wide variety of photographic practices by presenting both the work of photographers as well as the works of contemporary artists. A real immersion into the history of the Latin American continent, this exhibition invites you to (re)discover some major artists rarely exhibited in Europe.
    From 19 November 2013 to 6 April 2014
    www.fondation.cartier.com

  • «J’aime les créateurs by Viviane-Lucie» at the Residence de l’Air, Strasbourg.

    Half concept store, half art gallery, «J’aime les créateurs» is hosting a temporary exhibition in both a virtual space on the web and in the middle of Strasbourg at the same time.

    Here, seventeen creators, artists and designers – made up from a selection of six resident artists and eleven guests,

    – will present their latest creations. Art, fashion and design will blend together in an intimate and eclectic concept designed by Viviane-Lucie. A unique occasion of special encounters to be enjoyed over two days of exhibitions.
    15 and 16 November. Under “Strasbourg Capital of Christmas” the exhibition continues and the showroom is exceptionally open every Saturday from November 16 to December 21 from 11AM to 7PM.
    www.jaimelescreateurs.com

  • «Corps de l’Inde» at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.

    Yoga, ayurveda and Kamasutra…the way in which an Indian civilization takes over the body is one of the most fascinating of all.

    This exhibition illustrates an unforgettable journey from death to rebirth, from the forces that control destiny to the power of human action, desire and seduction to conquer the perfect body through the bias of asceticism. These masterpieces of Indian art –

    some of which have never been exhibited before – from ancient times, forgotten provincial museums, royal collections and the National Museum of India together create a fascinating panorama.
    Until 5 January 2014
    www.bozar.be

  • «Thomas Schütte» at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel.

    The human form and its various modes of expression are at the heart of this exhibition dedicated to the work of Thomas Schütter.

    Presented in both the halls and the grounds of the museum, these pieces produced over the last thirty years illustrate the unique artistic geography of the sculptor. Expressive women made of steel and aluminum, bronze spirits, miniature clay figures made to look like dolls,

    larger than life heads and figures in ceramic, wood and glass, soft watercolor portraits…The work of Schütte reflects a taste for radical experimentation and eludes all categorization, making him one of the most fascinating and most innovative artists of our time.
    Until 2 February 2014
    www.fondationbeyeler.ch

  • «Jorn & Pollock, Revolutionary Roads»

    at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek.

    Did Danish artist Asger Jorn and American Jackson Pollock share the same artistic techniques?

    This is the question that this exhibition aims to provide an answer to through a selection of 135 pieces of work. Although they have never met, the two artists, each in his own way, revolutionized painting during and after the Second World War. “Revolutionary Roads” focuses on the period 1943-1963, during which Jorn and Pollock defined a new style of abstract painting. Although it is sometimes difficult to assign work to one or the other, their art is far from being identical but offers different versions of the routes that the pictorial revolution could take.
    From 15 November to 23 February 2014
    www.louisiana.dk

  • «Picasso céramiste et la Méditerranée» at the City of ceramics, Sèvres.

    The meeting of a couple of potters, Suzanne and Georges Ramé in Vallauris, will give rise to nearly 4,000 works made by Picasso between 1946 to 1971.

    In the Madura atelier, about 600 original creations were made according to two principles

    : some works have been precisely replicated by the craftsmen of the workshop, and a few copies have been made by hand. Other pieces have been published in a larger format. The Madura atelier closed in 2008, but Alain Ramie, son of Suzanne, approached the City of ceramics to gather together all the matrices, casts, stamps and technical parts used in the design of this corpus. For this exhibition, over 150 works are being presented, including some never seen before from private and public collections. This retrospective of the ceramic work of Picasso evokes the strong link between the artist and the Mediterranean, the shapes and the colors offer a vision of his own creation of the world.
    From 20 November to 19 May 2014
    www.sevresciteceramique.fr

  • «The Hidden World, Jim Shaw / Didactic Art Collection» at the Chalet Society, Paris.

    Californian artist Jim Shaw, creator of over forty years’ worth of amazing paintings, drawings, videos, installations and performances, is also an avid collector.

    Constantly looking for objects of popular cults, comics, rock music, B-movies

    and Church paintings found in flea markets and on the Internet, he is now presenting his archives here, complemented by outstanding loans from other collections. The exhibition offers a real immersion into a richly illuminated and universe of paintings, sculptures, books, records and other illustrations for educational purposes that recycle the myths and beliefs of America and elsewhere. Designed as a community of artists, the Chalet Society is a new project offering a reflection on the institution of contemporary art.
    Until 29 December
    www.chaletsociety.fr

  • Romanian Scenes at Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton-Paris.

    Bringing together leading Bucharest postwar artists

    and emerging figures of the younger generation of Cluj, the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton

    continues to explore the contemporary art scene of a foreign country since its opening in 2006. Through images as a symbol of resistance to oppression of the dictatorship of yesterday, drawings, stories, photos or dreamlike works, hyper-realistic, or abstract landscapes, contemporary scenes of everyday life in the Romanian with apparent banality, artists like Geta Bratescu, a major figure of Romanian art or Serban Savu from the new generation, confirm the existence of a pool inhabited by a real creative force, noticed in Berlin, London and New York.
    Until 12 January 2014. 60 rue Bassano 75008 Paris. www.louisvuitton.com/espaceculturel

  • Rolex announces the appointment of seven new mentors.

    It is in Venice that Rolex has revealed the names of the seven artists who are, each in their respective discipline, to be the mentors of Cycle 7 of the Rolex Mentors & Protégés program.

    Those who have been appointed are Olafur Eliasson (visual arts), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (cinema), Michael Ondaatje (literature),

    Alexei Ratmansky (dance), Kaija Saariaho (music), Jennifer Tipton (stage) and Peter Zumthor (architecture). These seven mentors will spend at least six weeks with their protégés, young artists from around the world who will receive 25,000 Swiss francs to fund their participation in the program. Since its launch in 2002, the Rolex Arts Initiative program has helped build a community that brings artists together.
    www.rolexmentorprotege.com

  • «Imaginary Club by Oliver Sieber» at the gallery TH13, Bern.

    Oliver Sieber hand to meet these real urban tribes by building an original photographic work that mixes different styles of studio still life form, through a newspaper. Recording “amateurs” studio doors to concert halls, he built one frame at a complex world,

    where the certificate of confusing singularity coexists with the herd instinct.
    Until 23 February 2014
    www.fondationdentreprisehermes.org

  • «Etincelles» at the Villa Emerige, Paris.

    An original exhibition, organized in partnership with the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, presents works done by patients in art therapy workshops or hospitals.

    This presentation of works by over 130 artists, a first for the AP-HP which has agreed to open its archives, shows the “sparks” (etincelles is French for ‘sparks’) of

    creativity of patients who have expressed – some for the first time at an advanced age – their desire paint or sculpt. Sometimes naive, often very expressive, always testimony to a willingness on the part of patients to give their best, the works presented are as much sparks of talent, as they are lights that illuminate the lives of the patients.
    Until November 27
    www.villaemerige.com

  • Arik Levy at the Maison Champs Elysées, Paris.

    Artist and Israeli designer Arik Levy is putting his work on display at the Maison Champs Elysées, waiting to be discovered in the niche of an alcove, in a cabinet of curiosities or on the terrace of the restaurant.

    Known for his projects in the field of industrial design, but also for his installations and sculptures, Arik Levy is exploring different materials and the environment to exhibit his creative impulse. Over the years, he has developed a freedom of thought, to navigate the confines of creation, to move in different worlds with one intention: dissecting form, to create the inexpressible and the invisible, opening dialogues around nature, science and creation.
    Until 24 June 2014
    www.lamaisonchampselysees.com

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