ArtKabinett Files

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Posted: Tuesday, 23-03-2010

John Baldessari est une icône de l’art

Posted: Tuesday, 23-03-2010

La Fondation d’Art Contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain a été reconnue d’utilité publique le 4 janvier 1996. 

Après avoir organisé, aux Mesnuls, pendant 10 ans, des expositions à thèmes proposés par des commissaires d’expositions, Daniel et Florence Guerlain ont décidé de consacrer l’activité de la Fondation à la mise en place d’un prix biennal de dessin contemporain. 

Posted: Monday, 22-03-2010

Alain Delon reveals part of his drawings collection. Started in the 1970s, the collection of drawings belonging to Alain Delon is a testimony to its owner’s fine taste. Displayed for the first time in 1990 in the Parisian gallery Didier Imbert Fine Art, this exceptional collection, which includes more than 100 drawings, is striking in its quality and its variety.

Posted: Sunday, 21-03-2010

Upstairs from the child-friendly wonderland of the Museum of Modern Art’s Tim Burton exhibition, and from the placid, chapel-like room devoted to Monet’s water lilies, the new 

Posted: Saturday, 20-03-2010

First, the name.

Posted: Friday, 19-03-2010

The exhibition lasted from 15 April until 12 November 1900. More than 50 million people attended the exhibition (a world record at the time), it turned a profit for the French government of 7,000,000 Francs. The fair included more than 76,000 exhibitors and covered 1.12 square kilometres of Paris.

Posted: Thursday, 18-03-2010

The Grand Palais ("Big Palace") is a large glass exhibition hall that was built for the Paris Exhibition of 1900. It is located in the 8earrondissement of Paris, France.

Posted: Wednesday, 17-03-2010

The Museum of Science and Art, Dublin was founded on 14 August 1877 by act of Parliament. The decision to a state-run museum arose from requests by the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) for continued government funding its expanding museum activities.

Posted: Tuesday, 16-03-2010

Tempera, also known as egg tempera, is a permanent fast drying painting medium consisting of colored pigment mixed with a water-soluble binder medium (usually a glutinous material such as egg yolk or some other

Posted: Monday, 15-03-2010

We have passed through some kind of threshold culturally in which artists of Latin America or Latin origins are no longer reduced to as much homogenizing,” says Olga Viso, director of Walker Art Center, via e-mail. “More complex and nuanced interpretations…now seem to have more mainstream appeal.” But, she adds, “it feels like it has been a brutally long haul and that there is still a long way to go despite recent progress.

Posted: Sunday, 14-03-2010

Despite the fact that sculptor Joel Hobbie uses discarded components from the Los Alamos National Laboratory—home of the Manhattan Project during World War II and the concurrent global race for nuclear arms—none of his art is radioactive, he assures visitors: He’s even had his workplace Geigered.

Posted: Saturday, 13-03-2010

Wangechi Mutu (b.1972, NairobiKenya) is an artist who lives and works in New York.

Posted: Friday, 12-03-2010

The Obama administration is handing out visas to Cuban artists again, and Cuban musicians have begun showing up on Miami stages after a nearly decade-long hiatus. 

Posted: Thursday, 11-03-2010

While many traditional art and antique fairs have languished in the past few years, one event sails serenely along, largely defying the recession: The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), held in Maastricht next month – March 12-21 – has been highly successful in maintaining its status and position as the number one classic art fair in the world. And yet TEFAF should have all the chips stacked against it.

Posted: Wednesday, 10-03-2010

A young man with a Mohawk stands at the top of the Louvre's grand staircase and strikes a gong, awakening the rebellious spirit in great works of art. François-Joseph Bosio's sculpture of a ten-year-old Henri IV runs through a gallery. The Winged Victory of Samothrace explodes into flight.

Posted: Tuesday, 09-03-2010

Associated with some of the greatest names in painting, this small European nation has consistently punched well above its weight in the arts arena. And with two of the contemporary scene's fastest-rising stars hailing from the Netherlands, Dutch art is likely to come under increasing scrutiny as a potential source of future greats.

We take a look at those new art heavyweights in the making, as well a couple of established names and two relative newcomers who are already making waves.

Posted: Monday, 08-03-2010

It has become commonplace at the Metropolitan Opera for directors and designers of new productions, especially modernist high-concept ones, to be lustily booed by a sizable contingent of the audience during opening-night ovations

Posted: Sunday, 07-03-2010

This year's biennial, titled simply "2010," is concise, elegant, and far tamer than previous editions of the show, which purports to take the temperature of American art every two years. The geographic constraint has generated increasing confusion in recent years, as so many artists now move all over the world, rarely confining themselves to their country of origin.

Posted: Saturday, 06-03-2010

Ah, Armory Week. When the art gods dump art on New York City like, well, like the churning blizzard that actually is currently dumping all over New York City. Fortunately, the snow has stopped; but the art frenzy continues furiously! exhilirating yet exhausting experience. But you wouldn' t expect anything less from the Big Apple!

Posted: Friday, 05-03-2010

During the first week of March 2010, the international art world will converge in New York City during the 22nd annual Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) to benefit Henry Street Settlement

Posted: Thursday, 04-03-2010

Many exhibitions have been held in the vast spaces of U.S.

Posted: Wednesday, 03-03-2010
Reuben Lucius Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor. Goldberg is best known for a series of popular cartoons he created depicting complex devices that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways – now known as Rube Goldberg machines. Goldberg received many honors in his lifetime including a Pulitzer Prizefor his political cartooning in 1948 and the Banshees' Silver Lady Award 1959.[1]
Posted: Tuesday, 02-03-2010
At the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia Chile will be represented by the work of artist Iván Navarro. Born in Santiago del Chile in 1972 the artist became quickly known on the international stage thanks to a number of personal shows including, most recently, Nowhere Man (2009) in Towner Eastbourne (UK) and Homeless Lamp, the Juice Sucker (2008), at the Fabric Work Shop & Museum in Philadelphia (USA). He has also participated in the latest Havana Biennial Art Exhibition (Cuba 2009) and in the Canary Islands Biennial (Tenerife, Spain 2009).
Posted: Monday, 01-03-2010
The MAC is geographically set up alongside "Parque Forestal", the main park in downtown Santiago, and forms part of an active circuit of museums and wide-ranging cultural activity. For over half a century it has been the articulating axis of contemporary visual arts, and curator of the valuable artistic cultural heritage it safeguards since its foundation in 1947.
Posted: Sunday, 28-02-2010
Ernst Beyeler "had the guts and commitment to 'bet large' on the greatness of 20th-century modernism some years before it was 'consecrated' by the art market," one-time MoMA director William Rubin wrote in 1997. It was four decades earlier when Beyeler first met Picasso. "One day he took me by the arm and said 'take your time to chose what you want. I will let you know then what I am willing to let go,'" Beyeler said, recounting for the Swiss weekly Schweizer Illustrierte how Picasso lent him 46 works for his Basel gallery in 1966.
Posted: Saturday, 27-02-2010
GENEVA -- Ernst Beyeler, whose early eye for undervalued Picassos and Impressionists helped him assemble one of Europe's most famous art collections, has died, his Beyeler Foundation said Friday. He was 88. Beyeler died Thursday evening at his home near Basel, said the museum, which he created 13 years ago out of his sprawling gallery of masterpieces.
Posted: Saturday, 27-02-2010
Many people know that Adolph Hitler was an artist in his youth as an Austrian, but just how much art played a role in the National Socialist Germany seems to get underrated in the history books. Just as a racial war was waged against the Jewish population and the military fought the French and the Slavic people, an artistic cleansing for the Germanic culture was in progress.
Posted: Friday, 26-02-2010
A US federal appeals court in California is rethinking its decision to allow Spain to be sued in the US by an American citizen in a Nazi loot claim. Elderly San Diego resident Claude Cassirer wants to recover an 1897 Pissarro painting, Rue Saint Honoré—Afternoon, Rain Effect, which he says his grandmother lost to a Nazi art dealer as she fled Germany in 1939. The painting was part of the collection of Baron Hans-Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemysza of Switzerland, which was bought in its entirety, using funds provided by Spain, by the Thyssen-Bornemysza Collection Foundation in 1993.
Posted: Thursday, 25-02-2010
The Museo del Prado is a museum and art gallery located in Madrid, the capital of Spain. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture, it also contains important collections of more than 5,000 drawings, 2,000 prints, 1,000 coins and medals, and almost 2,000 decorative objects and works of art. Sculpture is represented by more than 700 works and by a smaller number of sculptural fragments.
Posted: Wednesday, 24-02-2010
ARCO MADRID : an artfair, a social event, a small network of collectors ARCO Madrid is the largest fair of spain. It used to be the best art fair in Europe because of a great gallery representation a large, a wide choice of exciting art, and a unique VIP program.