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Mostra “Robert Capa Retrospective”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 aprile 2018

Palermo, Real Albergo dei Poveri 25 aprile – 9 settembre 2018 mostra “Robert Capa Retrospective” dedicata alla figura di spicco del fotogiornalismo del XX secolo, in occasione delle celebrazioni dei 70 anni dalla fondazione di Magnum Photos. Robert Capa (Budapest, 22 ottobre 1913-Thai Binh, Indocina, 25 maggio 1954), è lo pseudonimo di Endre Friedmann, inventato nel 1936 insieme alla compagna Gerda Taro.
La rassegna è promossa dall’Assessorato Regionale ai beni culturali e all’identità siciliana in occasione di Palermo Capitale della Cultura 2018 ed è organizzata da Civita in collaborazione con Magnum Photos, e la Casa dei Tre Oci.
Il progetto curatoriale di Denis Curti, fa fede alla mostra originariamente curata da Richard Whelan. La rassegna, presenta 107 fotografie in bianco e nero, che il fotografo, fondatore di Magnum Photos nel 1947 insieme a Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, David “Chim” Seymour e William Vandivert, ha scattato dal 1936 al 1954, anno della sua morte in Indocina, per una mina anti-uomo. Eliminando le barriere tra fotografo e soggetto, le sue opere raccontano la sofferenza, la miseria, il caos e la crudeltà della guerra. Gli scatti, divenuti iconici – basti pensare alle uniche fotografie (professionali) dello sbarco in Normandia delle truppe americane, il 6 giugno 1944 – ritraggono cinque grandi conflitti mondiali del XX secolo, di cui Capa è stato testimone oculare. «Se la tendenza della guerra – osserva Richard Whelan, biografo e studioso di Capa – è quella di disumanizzare, la strategia di Capa fu quella di ri-personalizzare la guerra regi­strando singoli gesti ed espressioni del viso. Come scrisse il suo amico John Steinbeck, Capa “sapeva di non poter fotografare la guerra, perché è soprattutto un’emozione. Ma è riuscito a fotografare quell’emozione conoscendola da vicino, mostrando l’orrore di un intero popolo attraverso un bambino».L’esposizione si articola in 12 sezioni: Copenhagen 1932, Francia 1936-1939, Spagna 1936-1939, Cina 1938, Gran Bretagna e Nord Africa 1941 – 1943, Italia 1943 – 1944, Francia 1944, Germania 1945, Europa orientale 1947, Israele 1948-1950, Indocina 1954. La mostra si conclude con una sezione dedicata ai Ritratti di amici e artisti: Gary Cooper, Ernest Hemingway, Ingrid Bergman, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Truman Capote, John Huston, William Faulkner, Capa stesso insieme a John Steinbeck, e infine un ritratto del fotografo scattato da Ruth Orkin nel 1951.La mostra comprende una sezione speciale dedicata alle fotografie scattate da Capa in Sicilia. Il fotografo era giunto qui nel luglio del 1943 imbarcato su una nave che portava rifornimenti e fungeva da copertura per l’avanzata della Settima Armata del generale George D. Patton. Le truppe americane spingevano verso Palermo, dove trovarono ad accoglierle la popolazione esultante per la fine dell’occupazione tedesca. Infine sarà messa a disposizione di tutti i visitatori, inclusa nel biglietto di ingresso, una audioguida in italiano e in inglese, con cui seguire tutto il percorso espositivo.

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The Estate of Wifredo Lam on his Tate Modern Retrospective

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 settembre 2016

wifredo-lamZurich PARADEPLATZ 2 – SWITZERLAND Galerie Gmurzynska 14 September 2016 – 8 January 2017 The Estate of Wifredo Lam on his Tate Modern Retrospective. Born in Cuba, Lam’s work has spanned decades of political turmoil, including the Spanish Civil War and the onset of World War II. His work addresses this unrest, offering a unique, historical perspective on contemporary global issues.Lam was an intrinsic part of the Paris avant-garde scene, alongside figures such as Pablo Picasso and Andre Breton. His complex syncretic pictorial system and cutting-edge style he developed, produced an oeuvre that continues to maintain a unique position within the trajectory of twentieth century modern art.This long overdue traveling retrospective has so far generated worldwide critical acclaim as well as strong renewed interest in Lam’s work in general. Having previously been shown at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, the exhibition will reach its final destination at the Tate Modern in London. (photo: Wifredo Lam)

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Nino Manfredi: retrospective

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 settembre 2014

manfredi1_bisOshawa, Wednesday, September 24 – Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Oshawa Italian Recreational Club – 245 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, ON Free admission The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, in collaboration with the Oshawa Italian Recreational Club, is pleased to present a film retrospective dedicated to Italian comedian actor Nino Manfredi to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his death.Saturnino “Nino” Manfredi (22 March 1921 – 4 June 2004) was one of the most prominent Italian actors in the commedia all’italiana genre. He was also a film and stage director, a screenwriter, a playwright, a comedian, a singer, an author, a radio and television presenter and a voice actor. He won six David di Donatello awards, six Nastro d’Argento awards and the Prix de la première oeuvre (Best First Work Award) at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival for Between Miracles. Typically playing losers, emarginated, working-class characters yet “in possession of their dignity, morality, and underlying optimism”, he was referred to as “one of the few truly complete actors in Italian cinema”.

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Seven diverse exhibitions to open at the Aldrich

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 giugno 2010

Aldrich Sunday, June, 27, 2010 3:30 to 5:30 pm The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main Street Ridgefield, Seven Diverse Exhibitions to Open at The Aldrich As the title of one of the new exhibitions aptly states, there will be something for everyone at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT this summer.: Under the Westside Highway, looks into the creation of an important three-panel work by the veteran painter of the urban landscape; Fritz Haeg: Something for Everyone, introduces five interactive ecological projects that challenge our definitions of nature and culture; KAWS—the iconic street artist’s first museum exhibition provides a retrospective look at his earlier work, a selection of never-before-seen paintings and sculptures, and his largest onsite mural to date; Beryl Korot: Text/Weave/Line—Video, 1977–2010, debuts the latest digital work by a seminal video artist; Gary Lichtenstein: 35 Years of Screenprinting, presents a career survey by the master printer/painter and fine art publisher; Gina Ruggeri: Immaterial Landscape, gives food for thought with a constellation of large-scale paintings on Mylar that create a trompe l’oeil effect in the atrium; and John Shearer: America (Continued), shows a selection of the photographer’s thought-provoking images that explore immigration from a personal perspective. Continuous round-trip transportation from the Metro North Katonah Train Station to the Museum is available to the public reception. The Museum was opened to the public and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1964 by founder Larry Aldrich, who displayed the new work in a landmark 1783 house on Ridgefield’s historic Main Street, used today for administrative offices. Since 2004 the galleries have been located in a new 25,000 square-foot facility which received a design award from the American Institute of Architects. Entering a new decade, the Museum is concentrating its exhibition program on solo exhibitions by emerging and mid-career artists, while the acclaimed education programs will continue to be based in the galleries, using the work on view to help adults, families, and over 7,000 students annually to connect to our world through contemporary art. http://www.e-flux.com/contact

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Arshile Gorky: A retrospective

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 16 febbraio 2010

Bankside, London SE1 9TG until 3/5/2010 Tate Modern -The most important figure in American Art before J.Pollock- – The Daily Telegraph  This exhibition celebrates the extraordinary life and work of Arshile Gorky (c.1904-1948). Along with Rothko, Pollock and de Kooning, Gorky was one of the most powerful American painters of the twentieth century, and a seminal figure in the formation of Abstract Expressionism. The exhibition includes paintings and drawings from across his career, and a handful of rarely seen sculptures.  The Armenian-born artist first arrived in the US in 1920 fleeing persecution in his home country. He adopted the name Arshile Gorky with reference to the Russian writer Maxim Gorky. First in Boston and, after 1924, then in New York, he studied the Modern European masters in books and galleries, teaching himself art by combining this with art classes. His early still-lives show his reliance upon the examples of Cezanne, Picasso and others, but his portraits in the 1920s and 1930s, especially the two versions of The Artist and His Mother, show how Gorky was able to pour his personal experiences and his studies into a highly individual realism. (arshile)

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Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 21 ottobre 2009

The Artist and His MotherPhiladelphia until 10/1/201026th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia Museum of Art curated by Michael Taylor  Retrospective celebrating the extraordinary life and work of Arshile Gorky (American, born Armenia, c.1904-1948), a seminal figure in the movement towards gestural abstraction that would transform American art in the years after World War II. The first comprehensive survey of the work of this artist in nearly three decades, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective will premier at the Museum and present 180 paintings, sculptures and works on paper reflecting the full scope of Gorky’s prolific career. Drawn from public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, this retrospective will reveal the evolution of Gorky’s unique visual vocabulary and mature style. It is organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and will be accompanied by a major publication, published in association with Yale University Press. The exhibition will travel to Tate Modern, London (February 10 – May 3, 2010) and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (June 6 – September 20, 2010) following its debut in Philadelphia. The exhibition will be accompanied by a 400-page catalogue, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, published by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press.
About Arshile Gorky. Born Vosdanig Adoian around 1904 near Lake Van in an Armenian province of Ottoman Turkey, Gorky witnessed as a young boy the ethnic cleansing of his people, the minority Armenians. Turkish troops in 1915 drove Gorky’s family and thousands of others out of Van on a death march to the frontier of Caucasian Armenia. Suffering from starvation in 1919, during a time of severe deprivation for the Armenian refugees, Gorky’s mother died in his arms. With his sister, Vartoosh, he eventually arrived in the United States where, claiming to be a cousin of the Russian writer Maxim Gorky, he changed his name to Arshile Gorky.  (Image: The Artist and His Mother)

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Gilbert and George Jack Freak Pictures

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 giugno 2009

gilbertBerlin until 18/9/2009 Arndt & Partner Hamburger Bahnhof As the international tour of the last Gilbert & George retrospective (2007-2009) did not include Berlin, Arndt & Partner are now all the more delighted to present a solo exhibition of the celebrity artist duo in its gallery rooms behind the Hamburger Bahnhof. It is the first Gilbert & George solo show in Berlin for 14 years.  The exhibition features a selection of 20 large-scale pieces from the Jack Freak Pictures, the largest Gilbert & George group of pictures to date. The thrust of the content is given by the colors and shapes of the Union Jack flag that dominate the bulk of the pictures as well as the recurring motive of medals, emblems and trees. In the Jack Freak Pictures the artist duo explores aspects of nationhood and of the sentient individual in the nets of society. In his essay published in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition the British writer Michael Bracewell describes these pictures as -the most iconic, philosophically astute and visually violent works that Gilbert & George have ever created…- The result is a fascinating kaleidoscopic mix of the monstrously grotesque with an intricate ornamental structure reminiscent of sacred art. In ever new variations, Gilbert & George order the signs and fragments of social life they find in their neighborhood – the multicultural East End of London -, where solidarity and friendship are as visible as intolerance and marginalization. A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Michael Bracewell will be published by the Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, to accompany the exhibition. (gilbert)

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Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller. A retrospective

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 giugno 2009

ferdinandWien Augarten Contemporary Scherzergasse 1a Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793 – 1865) was one of the most important Austrian painters of the Biedermeier period. Whether it was the conquest of the landscape and thus the convincing rendering of closeness or distance, the accurate characterisation of the human face, the detailed and refined description of textures, or the depiction of rural everyday life: his works brilliant, explanatory, moralising, and socially critical influenced a whole generation of artists. Being an advocate of natural observation and plein air painting, as well as a critic of academic painting, Waldmüller was far ahead of his time.  The Belvedere accommodates the Waldmüller Archive and owns the most comprehensive collections of his works worldwide. In this retrospective, starting in spring 2009 and comprising some 120 works, masterpieces from the Belvedere’s holdings will be complemented by loans from national and international collections. Several paintings that were thought to be lost will be presented to the public for the first time.  The exhibition is being organised in cooperation with the Muse’e du Louvre, Paris. (Ferdinand)

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The third way

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 giugno 2009

Toronto  June 10, 2009 – 6:30 pm The exhibition will run until Sunday, August 30, 2009 Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto – 496 Huron St.,   Mesmerizing sculptures by Guido Moretti. Free admissionGuido Moretti will be present at the opening. More than 30 works by Guido Moretti, in wood, bronze, aluminums, nylon and mixed media are  exhibited at the Institute in a first retrospective of the Italian artist in North America.  The catalogue that accompanies the exhibition is available for sale: Guido Moretti, La terza Via Alla Scultura/ The Third Way To Sculpture (in Italian & English)  by Guido Moretti, ed. Comunicare, 2004

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Imi Knoebel Help, help…

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 maggio 2009

imiBerlin untikl 9/8/2009 Neue Nationalgalerie  Potsdamer Straße 50 Curator: Prof. Dr. Eugen Blume The German artist Imi Knoebel (born 1940) ranks as one of the most internationally renowned abstract artists. Ever since his earliest works in the nineteen-sixties and in his subsequent pictures and installations, Knoebel treads a fine line between the realms of painting and sculpture. Upon request by the curator, Eugen Blume, Imi Knoebel has now developed an exhibition for the upper hall of the New National Gallery which, by way of a few exceptional works, affords us a retrospective view of his diverse body of work.  The starting point for the exhibition is the famous -Room 19′ from 1968 – a large installation in four parts made of wood, in which Knoebel first introduced a core principle of his work: the principle of layering individual elements which then combine in ever new variations, in pictures and spatial compositions. Leading on from this early key work, the exhibition traces the artist’s life through individual works of the 70s and 80s, such as the documenta piece or the installation entitled -250 000 Drawings’, all the way up to the radiant colour pictures and colour forms of his current creations.  The exhibition does not have a rigid structure imposed on it, but is instead conceived of as an open venue for works either standing or hanging freely within the space. The spacial character of the exhibition thus interacts with the unique architecture of Mies van der Rohe and in the process opens complex perspectives both to the works themselves and to the way they each respectively handle the space. The exhibition -Imi Knoebel’ honours an artistic figure from the Rheinland, someone who is of great importance both nationally and internationally and yet whose work has hardly ever been given the space it deserves in Berlin until now. (Image:Imi)

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Expo Arch-State of Jonathan Meese

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 2 maggio 2009

meeseRemagen Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck  Hans-Arp-Allee 1 –  of Atlantisis Jonathan Meese founds a “Hall State” in Rolandseck until 30/9 In a show called “Arch-State of Atlantisis” from 1 May to 30 August 2009 at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Jonathan Meese is staging for the first time in a worldwide premiere nearly his entire sculptural oeuvre, supplemented with large-format paintings, acoustic and film installations as well as scenographic-utopian productions. In the exhibition curated by Daniel J. Schreiber, Meese’s work is brought into dialogue with works on the theme of Atlantis by Joseph Beuys and artists affiliated with the Stuttgart gallery owners Helga and Hans-Jürgen Müller.  With 53 bronze sculptures, this exhibition marks the first nearly complete retrospective of the sculptural works of Jonathan Meese ever. In addition, 14 large-format oil paintings and numerous collages have been brought together at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, all of them being works from the past seven years.  Daniel J. Schreiber compares the interplay of the pieces on display with a cinema film: “Meese is building a great landscape of backdrops in the Richard-Meier-Building, in which his sculptures move about like actors” states the exhibition curator. “His set is a nation-state shrunken to studio format. In it he has larger-than-life dignitaries strutting up and down with martial gestures, their giant penises jutting out menacingly, their chests decorated with medals. All of this is a fantasy grotesque, a gigantic prank.” The long titles of the works (“General -PONY’ [It is never too late to be an animal baby]”, “Baby Admiral Nullpe, Sea Battle No Problem [Skirmish near SALAMI and Licorice]”, and others) and the texts of his numerous manifestos presented at the exhibition attest to this assessment: The painter-sculptor and performance artist makes his figures do “baby movements”, dance “state ballets”, and even invites them to a “birthday revolution”. “The citizens of Atlantisis are complete children of play,” claims Jonathan Meese at the founding of the Arch-State Atlantisis.  The catalogue, compiled by Daniel J. Schreiber, to be published by DuMont three weeks after the exhibition opens, will contain contributions by Jonathan Meese, Bazon Brock, Klaus Gallwitz, Durs Grünbein, Doris Mampe, and Daniel J. Schreiber as well as a foreword by the Director of the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Oliver Kornhoff. In addition, it will contain a picture series of the exhibition and the works on display there as well as a DVD with the exhibition film. (Image: Jonathan Meese)

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Expo: Modigliani

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 aprile 2009

modiglianiBonn Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4.  Amedeo Modigliani was one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His works have long since gained iconic status in our collective pictorial memory. The Art and Exhibition Hall is holding a comprehensive retrospective exhibition to pay tribute to this outstanding artist, who died tragically young at the age of only 35. Born in Italy in 1884, Modigliani was a painter, draughtsman and sculptor.  With the exception of a handful of landscapes, his creative energy was entirely devoted to portraits and nudes. Modigliani’s paintings are deeply rooted in Italian art history, drawing particularly on the formal languages of the Renaissance and Mannerism. These he combined with elements from Expressionism, Cubism and Symbolism as well as African sculpture, whose perceived primitivism and iconic presence equally fascinated many other avant-garde artists of his day. (image Modigliani)

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Henk Chabot

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 aprile 2009

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Hannover from 5/4/09 to 23/8/09  Sprengel Museum Kurt Schwitters Platz. The Sprengel Museum Hannover, in cooperation with the Chabot Museum Rotterdam, will be showing the first retrospective ever in Germany of works by the Dutch Expressionist, Henk Chabot (1894-1949). This exhibition follows the showing of -Otto Gleichmann (1887-1963)’ at the Chabot Museum Rotterdam (27 November 2007-2 March 2008), which presented a compact review of the Hanover artist, Otto Gleichmann’s, oeuvre.  Henk Chabot, influenced in his early works during the 1920s by Cubism and Symbolism, was nevertheless soon to develop his own particular Expressionist style. His drawings, paintings and large-scale wooden sculptures from the early 1930s as well as the figures, the couples and individual portraits Chabot created, represented his view of humankind. The people he had contact with in the Dutch province of Zeeland, which in itself was shaped by the sea and was his home from time to time, are recognisable in his knobbly, angular figures. From the early 1930s, however, he concentrated on the agricultural landscape as well as seascape around him, focusing on his expressive vocabulary.  His landscapes, following the German occupation of Holland, also took on a political face. His work in the early 1940s portrayed the misery and suffering of people caught in the war and this was to come more and more to the fore. Chabot refused to join the -Kulturkammer’ (chamber for culture) which was introduced by the German National Socialists. After the country was freed from the National Socialists, the expression in the faces of his injured prisoners and refugees became less sceptical towards the future. His works from the late 1940s, accentuated by self-portraits and moreover glowing landscapes, will round off the exhibition. The exhibition presents all periods and genres from the artist’s work – from paintings to sculptures to works on paper and drawings. (photo Henk)

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