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Exhibitions 2018

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AUSTRIA

10 July – 20 October, Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM). Maria-Theresien-Platz, Vienna: Jan van Eyck: "Als Ich Can". The exhibition presents three of the circa twenty extant works by Jan van Eyck, offering a glimpse of the art produced during the reign of Duke Philipp the Good, when the Burgundian Low Countries witnessed a unique flowering of courtly and urban civilisation. Jan van Eyck (ca.1390-1441), the favorite court painter of Philipp the Good, duke of Burgundy (1396-1467), is celebrated for his virtuosity in the use of oil paint and his skill in combining naturalism and realism with brilliant colours. Already regarded as an epoch-making artist by his contemporaries, he was soon renowned throughout Europe as the founder of Early Netherlandish painting. Jan van Eyck was one of the first artists north of the Alps to sign and date his works. His use of a motto is remarkable. In the early fifteenth century, it was highly unusual for a painter – then still regarded as a mere craftsman – to have his own device, something reserved for the dukes of Burgundy and the nobility. Jan van Eyck chose AΛΣ · IXH · XAN as his motto and generally inscribed it in pseudo-Greek letters; it is, however, in Dutch and means “as I can” or “as best I can” as in “as best I can, not as I would”, which is presumably meant to imply the artist’s modest appreciation of his own work. 10 – 18 h (th until 21 h). https://www.khm.at/en/visit/exhibitions/jan-van-eyck/

3 August 2019 – 12 January 2020, Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Residenzplatz 1/Domplatz 1a, Salzburg: Golden Times: 17th-century Dutch Painting. Holland is celebrating its Dutch Golden Age. The Residenzgalerie Salzburg follows suit, presenting highlights of European painting. Seventy masterpieces from the Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Residenzgalerie Salzburg will be presented. Exceptional economic and socio-political conditions provided fertile ground for the heyday of Dutch painting in the 17th century. During this period, known as the Golden Age, the art of painting attained a quality unprecedented in this range of genres. An exquisite selection of still lifes, landscapes, marine pieces, portraits and much more offers insights into an exceptional phenomenon of European art. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.domquartier.at/besuchen/ticketpreise-und-oeffnungszeiten/ https://www.domquartier.at/sonderausstellung/goldene-zeiten-hollaendische-malerei-des-17-jahrhunderts__trashed/

 

BELGIUM

20 September – 26 January 2020, M-Museum Leuven, Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28, Leuven: Borman and Sons. The Finest Image-Carver. Jan Borman was a medieval sculptor – the best according to some – and a shrewd businessman. His workshop in Brussels was much in demand and it was there that Borman taught his sons not only his masterly skills but also his commercial acumen. He was technically brilliant, but above all an innovator with a large number of followers. This autumn, M is bringing together over 100 sculptures in a unique retrospective exhibition on the Borman phenomenon. Hours: https://www.mleuven.be/en/practical-information https://www.mleuven.be/en/borman

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ENGLAND

23 July 2018 – January 2020, Great St Mary’s Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge: Liviu Moan: Archetypes. The Archetypes exhibition explores five great themes found in almost every culture and society: revelation, sacrifice, belief, transcendence and destiny. Liviu Mocan expresses them using 21st-century technology, whilst drawing inspiration from the 16th-century Reformation – which itself was a retrieval of 1st-century ideas. Each sculpture can be approached in three ways: through the artist’s title, through the archetype it interprets, or by way of the five solas of the Reformation. Mocan’s interpretation draws on his own personal faith, which grew and was refined under the communist regime in Romania. The exhibition thus invites visitors into a multi-faceted conversation between history, faith, art and philosophy. 9 – 18 h. http://www.artway.eu/artway.php?id=1000&lang=en&action=show&type=imagemeditations ; https://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/meet-sculptor-liviu-mocan

4 March – 24 December, Wightwick Manor, Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands: Rossetti, pre the Pre-Raphaelites. Discover the work of a young Dante Gabriel Rossetti before he helped establish the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Already filled with Pre-Raphaelite art Whightwick Manor now presents an exhibition of drawings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti from his early career. More than 20 of these pictures will be on display to the public for the first time. The exhibition explores the young Rossetti's work before he helped establish the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, his interest in literature and his developing style. All of the drawings are from between 1844-48, when Rossetti was still a teenager and receiving his art education. Many illustrate the preoccupations of a young man, what he was reading, the gothic macabre and ladies of questionable virtue. 10 am – 5 pm.   https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wightwick-manor-and-gardens/features/rossetti-pre-the-pre-raphaelites---exhibition-at-wightwick-manor

25 May – 28 September, North Yorkshire: Sculpt: 7 Artists across 7 Churches: St. Mary's Church, North Stainley; St Nicholas' Church, West Tanfield; Church Of St. Michael The Archangel, Well: St Mary's Chapel, Snape Castle, Snape; St. Mary's Church, Masham; St. Paul's Church, Healey; St John the Evangelist Church, Mickley. https://www.artinthechurches.co.uk/

10 June – 1 November, All Saints Church, Melbourne Rd E10, London: Victoria Burgher: Crown. Crown is a public artwork in the form of a wreath of individually made metal-foil chrysanthemums produced by the artist Victoria Burgher in collaboration with school groups and the local community. Installed on the exterior of the church, Crown can be seen at all times. The exhibition is part of Art + Christianity’s Fellowship Commissions: Four artists respond to the theme of fellowship in a series of installations for churches in Waltham Forest. https://walthamstuff.com/events/crown-an-installation-by-victoria-burgher/

12 July – 1 October, All Saints and St Andrew’s Kingston, Church Lane, Cambridge: Bettina Furnée: A World to Come.   http://www.kingstonvillage.org.uk/documents/miscellaneous/Church%20Guide.pdf

11 September - 2 February 2020, Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London: William Blake. William Blake was a painter, printmaker and poet who created some of the most iconic images in British art. Radical and rebellious, he is an inspiration to visual artists, musicians, poets and performers worldwide. His personal struggles in a period of political terror and oppression, his technical innovation, his vision and political commitment, have perhaps never been more pertinent. Inside the exhibition will be an immersive recreation of the small domestic room in which Blake showed his art in 1809. You will be able to experience for yourself the impact these works had when they were shown for the first time. In another room, Blake’s dream of showing his works at enormous scale will be made reality using digital technology. With over 300 original works, including his watercolours, paintings and prints, this is the largest show of Blake’s work for almost 20 years. It will rediscover him as a visual artist for the 21st century. Hours http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britainhttps://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/william-blake-artist

4 October – 2 February 2020, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London: Rembrandt’s Light. An enduring storyteller; a master of light – Rembrandt is one of the greatest painters who ever lived. This landmark exhibition celebrates 350 years since his death with 35 of his iconic paintings, etchings and drawings, including major international loans from The Louvre and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Hours https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/planning-your-visit/opening-times/https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2019/october/rembrandts-light/

15 – 26 October, All Hallows by the Tower, Byward St, London and Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, Belgravia, London: Creation. 2019 Commission4mission exhibition. The title and theme for the exhibition can be understood in terms of emotions, ecology, personal, biblical etc. We have encouraged our artists to reflect broadly on the theme and 26 artists have responded with imagery that ranges from depictions of the Genesis Creation stories to Christ’s birth and our recreation through redemption, by way of flower studies, the creation of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance, and future creation using AI and genetic engineering. A mix of abstract and representational imagery has been created, utilising assemblage, ceramics, digital illustration, drawing, painting, puppetry and sculpture. The exhibition will include work by Hayley Bowen, Harvey Bradley, Irina Bradley, Lewis Braswell, Cathie Chappell, Valerie Dean, Jonathan Evens, Mary Flitcroft, Maurizio Galia, Michael Garaway, John Gentry, Laura Grenci, Barbara Harris, Deborah Harrison, Tim Harrold, David Hawkins, Alan Hitching, Anthony Hodgson, Jacek Kulikowski, Mark Lewis, David Millidge, Dorothy Morris, Jacqui Parkinson, Janet Roberts, and Henry Shelton. The exhibitions can be viewed during the two churches normal opening hours. https://www.commission4mission.org

15 October – 1 December, Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell: Tree of Life with Open Heaven by Jacqui Parkinson. The Tree of Life consists of three large textile panels telling a story of a tree in the Garden in Eden - a tree of crucifixion - and a tree that flourishes for the good of all nations. And then the installation Open Heaven as a change of direction: a huge rope ladder that reaches from the floor of the Minster to the heights of the Minster representing the connection between earth and heaven and between us and God.  And low down on the rope ladder visitors stand face to face with a life size figure - a cast of a real young man in his thirties.  Here is Jesus, hanging on the ladder, reaching out to everyone. Jesus: the one who totally connects earth to heaven and men and women to the Father. http://southwellminster.org/events/event/tree-of-life-open-heaven/

 

FRANCE

4 octobre 2018 – 3 octobre 2019, Lugdunum, 17 rue Cléberg, Lyon : Bonae Memoriae. Premiers chrétiens sur la colline de Fourvière. 4e 7e siècle. Seront présentés, beaucoup pour la première fois, des objets tirés des réserves de Lugdunum ou découverts lors des fouilles récemment réalisées par l’Inrap, Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives, sur la colline de Fourvière. Ils illustrent l’évolution des pratiques funéraires de l’ère « païenne » à l’ère chrétienne, de l’Antiquité au Moyen Âge. Horaires : https://lugdunum.grandlyon.com/fr/Infos-pratiques/Horaires-et-tarifs

8 February – 31 December, Centre International du Vitrail, 5 Rue du Cardinal Pie, Chartres : Images et lumière, le vitrail contemporain en France 2015-2019. Le centre international du vitrail (CIV) de Chartres fait actuellement, dans le cadre d’une exposition, le point sur la création contemporaine de vitraux de ces cinq dernières années en France. Plus de 60 œuvres, conçues par 19 artistes contemporains sont exposées dans les grandes salles voûtées du XIIIe siècle du CIV. Au total, ce ne sont pas moins que 28 chantiers de vitraux, réalisés entre 2015 et 2019, qui sont présentés au sein de l’exposition ; un témoignage fort de la vitalité de la création contemporaine dans ce domaine. Jours et heures d’ouverture : https://www.centre-vitrail.org/fr/images-et-lumiere/

Jusqu’au 22 septembre,  Basilique Saint-Julien, 20 Rue Nationale, Tours : Lumières Célestes. Attirant un public considérable, l’eìglise Saint-Julien de Tours accueille cet été l’exposition exceptionnelle et inedite de Marcoville. Une creation qui rend accessible le verre, traditionnellement utiliseì pour les vitraux en le mettant à portée du regard des visiteurs. Une surprenante fantaisie réalisée en découpe de verre industriel qui s'anime avec l'air et la lumière, avec ses innombrables poissons, angelots et figures mariales. Je – di, 13 – 19 h. https://www.entreedupublic.fr/marcoville-a-leglise-saint-julien-de-tours-exposition/

14 September – 29 September, CAP Espérance, 89bis rue du 18 Juin, Ermont : Exposition Récup'Art. http://www.latelierprotestant.frhttp://capesperancesermont.fr/

19 September – 26 September, Faculté protestante de théologie  83 bd Arago, PARIS 14e – métro St Jacques : Exposition Le monde comme jardin.  Cultiver la terre, cultiver l'humain : une question de sens. Tout jardin exprime une vision du monde, un rapport particulier à la terre et une compréhension de soi et d'autrui. L'exposition présente les dimensions spirituelles du rapport à la terre à travers les jardins de différentes époques et cultures. Lu – sa, 10 – 18 h. http://www.latelierprotestant.fr 

30 September – 20 October, Faculté protestante de théologie  83 bd Arago, PARIS 14e – métro St Jacques : Exposition d'art contemporain Sacrée idole. Cette exposition organisée par Protestantisme & images rassemble les œuvres (installations, sculptures, gravures, peintures…) d'une quinzaine de plasticiens. Lu – sa, 10 – 18 h. http://www.latelierprotestant.fr 

 

GERMANY  

12 April 2018 – 30 September 2019, Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstraße 9-14, Berlin: Ganzfeld "Aural". An Installation by James Turrell. In a temporary structure in the museum garden, we are presenting the immersive installation Ganzfeld “Aural”. “Aural” is the Berlin premiere of a Ganzfeld by the world’s foremost light sculptor. The installation is part of the Ganzfeld Pieces series, in which Turrell creates liminal zones of experience. Upon entering the Ganzfeld “Aural” installation, visitors are immersed in a space that reveals neither its light source nor its dimensions. Their eyes lose their frame of reference; their gaze is unleashed. Light, color, and space melt together. The installation’s gradual color shifts are punctuated by flashes of light. James Turrell demands time from his visitors. Our eyes must first adjust before the light’s effect fully unfolds. Suddenly, we perceive the slightest stimuli and changes. This leads to dreamlike experiences reminiscent of thick fog, expanses of snow, or the dark of night.  Light is a central symbol in Judaism linking the beginning and end of creation. James Turrell’s works can be seen as one of the most spectacular artistic interpretations of the creation of light. Hours: https://www.jmberlin.de/en/planning-your-visithttps://www.jmberlin.de/en/exhibition-james-turrell-aural

18 January – 22 December, Düsseldorf, Essen, Krefeld, Mönchengladbach, Trier, Troisdorf und Saarbrücken. Wanderausstellung der Evangelische Kirche im Rheinland. “und… LICHT”. Mit Licht beschäftigen sich Kunst und Kirche gleichermaßen. In Anlehnung an Bibelverse wie den vom Anfang der Bibel „Und Gott sprach: Es werde Licht! Und es ward Licht“ hat die Evangelische Kirche im Rheinland (EKiR) international renommierte Künstlerinnen und Künstler im Jahr 2019 zu einer Wanderausstellung eingeladen. Sie trägt den Titel „und … LICHT“ und soll den Dialog zwischen Theologie und Lichtkunst vertiefen. Die Wanderausstellung startet am 18. Januar 2019 in der evangelischen Johanneskirche in Saarbrücken und wird 2019 in sechs weiteren Städten auf dem Gebiet der EKiR zu sehen sein: in Düsseldorf, Essen, Krefeld, Mönchengladbach, Trier, Troisdorf und Saarbrücken. Ausgestellt werden Videoinstallationen, Projektionen, Glasarbeiten, Fotografien und Lichtobjekte. http://https://news.rpi-virtuell.de/events/wanderausstellung-und-licht/

24 March – 27 October, Glasmalereimuseum Linnich, Rurstraße 9, Linnich: Licht-Zeichen. Die Kunst von Johannes Schreiter. Als einer der namhaftesten Künstler und Lehrer seines Fachs hat Johannes Schreiter die Glasmalerei der Gegenwart - insbesondere die architekturgebundene - maßgeblich geprägt und weiterentwickelt. Professor Schreiter zeigte sich für Glasfenstergestaltungen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, in Frankreich, Wales, England, Schweden, Israel und den USA verantwortlich. Die Sonderausstellung präsentiert Werke von Schreiter aus der zweiten Hälfte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts sowie einige seiner Glasbilder aus dem 21. Jahrhundert. Zur "Licht-Zeichen"-Ausstellung wird ein Begleitprogramm angeboten, das einen Vortrag, eine Exkursion und mehrere Workshops beinhaltet. Di – So, 11 – 17 U. https://www.glasmalerei-museum.de/ausstellungen/sonderausstellungen/johannes-schreiter-2019

18 May – 11 October, Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst Diether Kunerth, Marktpl. 14a, Ottobeuren: Markus Lüpertz „ET IN ARCADIA EGO“. Das bislang einzige, von James Hofmaier bearbeitete Verzeichnis der Graphiken von Markus Lüpertz nennt als früheste Arbeit mit der Nummer 1 eine Kaltnadelradierung (2 Motive, Kreuzabnahme und Kreuzigung), die um 1960/62 entstand. Insgesamt werden etwa 380 Nummern in dem 1991 veröffentlichten Katalog verzeichnet, neben Kaltnadelradierungen sind darunter Linol- und Holzschnitte, Ätzungen und Aquatinten, Prägungen oder Vernis mou sowie Lithographien und Serigraphien (Siebdrucke). Geschaffen hat Lüpertz sie sowohl auf die klassische Art und Weise als auch eher unkonventionell, zum Beispiel mit Hilfe von Bohrmaschinen. Di – Fr, 11 – 16 U, Sa, So, 12 – 17 U. https://www.mzk-diku.de/de/ausstellungen/markus-luepertz.php

23 May – 15 November, Matthäikirchplatz, Berlin: Han Seok Hyun und Kim Seung Hwoe – Das dritte Land. Die südkoreanischen Künstler Seok Hyun Han und Seung Hwoe Kim haben im 30. Jahr des Berliner Mauerfalls einen Grenzgarten geschaffen, in dem Pflanzen aus Nord- und Südkorea gemeinsam wachsen. Das berühmte Baekdu-Daegan-Gebirge, das Nord- und Südkorea miteinander verbindet, steht Pate für die schwarzen Basaltformationen, die dem Garten seine Gestalt geben. Bis November dieses Jahres finden hier Performances, Konzerte und Diskussionen statt. Das «dritte Land» als utopisches Biotop, das den jahrzehntelangen Grenzkonflikt der beiden Staaten temporär künstlerisch überwindet. http://www.stiftung-stmatthaeus.de/programm/ausstellungen

13 June – 10 November, Kirche Am Hohenzollernplatz, Nassauische Straße 66/67, Berlin: Alex Flemming – Apokalypse. „Siehe, ich mache alles neu!“, schreibt der Seher Johannes im letzten Buch der Bibel, der Apokalypse des Johannes. Er beschreibt die endzeitliche Neuschöpfung Jerusalems aus den Wolken des Himmels: Die heutige religiöse Hauptstadt des Juden- und Christentums sowie des Islam vergeht und entsteht neu Dank einer himmlischen Intervention. – Der in Berlin lebende brasilianische Künstler Alex Flemming hat anlässlich des dreißigsten Jahrestages des Mauerfalls die Apokalypse heutiger Weltstädte künstlerisch inszeniert: Auf seinen großformatigen Bildern implodieren und explodieren die urbanen Wahrzeichen der westlichen Welt als Symbole ihrer Kulturen in einem vielbunten Farbengestöber. „Siehe, ich mache alles neu!“ – Irreversibler Abgesang oder Chance für einen Neubeginn? https://www.stiftung-stmatthaeus.de/programm/ausstellungen/veranstaltung/alex-flemming-apokalypse/

27 July – 10 November, Diözesanmuseum, Domplatz 5, Bamberg: Der Funke Gottes! Die neuen Schatz + Wunderkammern im Bamberger Diözesanmuseum. Schon von Weitem wird sie zu sehen sein und leuchtet in der Nacht: die zehn Meter breite Neon-Skulptur des Berliner Künstlers Via Lewandowsky Good God. In luftiger Höhe zwischen den Türmen am Ostchor des mehr als 1000 Jahre alten Bamberger Doms angebracht, wird sie vom Domberg in die Stadt strahlen und beschreibt damit zugleich ein zentrales Motto der Ausstellung im benachbarten Diözesanmuseum. Zeitgenössische Kunst von rund 60 Künstlerinnen und Künstlern aus aller Welt sowie ausgewählte Stücke der Moderne korrespondieren mit sakraler Kunst, mit Werken von Tilman Riemenschneider oder Veit Stoß, den Kaisermänteln Heinrichs II. und seiner Gemahlin Kunigunde. Hochrangige Goldschmiedekunst und Kostbarkeiten aus Elfenbein treffen auf Kunstwerke aus zeitgenössischen Materialien wie Beton, Stahl, Foto-Papier oder Plastik: Julian Charrière schmilzt Computerschrott ein, Karsten Konrad verwendet Abfall aus Haushaltsauflösungen und von Schrottplätzen: Töpfe, Teile alter Möbel oder Kaufhaus-Vasen aus den 1960ern. Ernst Barlachs erste Modell-Skulptur für Der Schwebende, den Engel von Güstrow, gefertigt aus Gips und überzogen mit gelbem Lack, spricht mit dem goldfarbenen Ornat von Papst Clemens II. aus der ersten Hälfte des 11. Jahrhunderts. Di – So, 10 17 U. https://www.dioezesanmuseum-bamberg.de/

9 August – 20 October, Kulturkirche St. Stephani Bremen, Stephanikirchhof 8, Bremen: Ludger Gerdes. Sehnsucht nach Gemeinschaft. Sehnsucht nach Gemeinschaft nannte der Künstler Ludger Gerdes (1954-2008) eine Zeichnung. Sie entstand, wie die weithin leuchtende Neoninstallation »NIE« von 1990, unter dem Eindruck der Wendezeit und wurde 1993 zusammen mit seinen Wortskulpturen »Angst«, »Ohne« und »Ichs« unter dem Leitmotiv »Wie macht man wir?« ausgestellt. Alle Begriffe passten damals wie heute zur Suche nach sinnvollen Formen gelebter Gemeinschaft. Fragen nach dem Vorhandensein und der Notwendigkeit von Gemeinschaft stellen sich in vielen Werken von Ludger Gerdes. Der Künstler beschrieb eine der wesentlichen Aufgaben von Kunst damit, urbanen Raum zu gestalten, um Anreize für öffentliche Kommunikation zu schaffen. In diesem Sinne entwarf er 2001 auf Einladung der Stadt Bremen eine skulpturale Gestaltung für die Fläche unterhalb der Stephanikirche an der Weseruferpromenade. Die Entwurfsunterlagen werden als Leihgaben aus dem Archiv für Künstlernachlässe der Stiftung Kunstfonds in der Kulturkirche im Rahmen einer umfassenden Einzelausstellung gezeigt. Di – So, 11 – 17 U. https://www.kulturkirche-bremen.de/programm_detail.php?ident=117477

13 August – 16 October, Landeskirchenamt Hannover, Rote Reihe 6, Hannover: Kunst trotz(t) Ausgrenzung. Mit dieser Wanderausstellung wird die öffentliche Auseinandersetzung mit gesellschaftlichen Ausgrenzungsphänomenen gesucht. Künstler*innen, die sich ganz unterschiedlich sozial und kulturell verorten, laden mit ihren Werken ein breites Publikum dazu ein, neue Perspektiven auf eine Gesellschaft der Vielfalt zu gewinnen und einen eigenen Standpunkt in einer zentralen politischen Debatte zu finden. https://www.landeskirche-hannovers.de/evlka-de

30 August – 5 January 2020, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengießerwall, Hamburg: Rembrandt. Masterpieces from the Collection. The 4th of October 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death (1606–1669). On this occasion, the Hamburger Kunsthalle will present a special showcase of one of the major artists of the Dutch Golden Age. On display will be a selection of outstanding works from the museum’s Old Masters holdings and Prints and Drawings Collection, for example »Simeon and Hannah in the Temple« (1627) and »Maurits Huygens, Secretary to the Council of State in The Hague« (1632), two masterpieces from Rembrandt’s early period in Leiden and Amsterdam. These will be supplemented by the painting »The Expulsion of Hagar« (1612) by Pieter Lastman, who taught Rembrandt for six months in his workshop circa 1625. Exhibited alongside the three paintings will be a selection of around 60 etchings, including landscapes, portraits and works on religious themes. Hours: https://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/en/visit https://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/en/exhibitions/rembrandt

8 September – 8 November, Kunsthalle St.Annen, St.-Annen-Straße 15, Lübeck: Doris Salcedo - Tabula Rasa. Der seit fünf Jahrzehnten währende, bürgerkriegsähnliche Konflikt in ihrer Heimat Kolumbien ist Ausgangspunkt zahlreicher Projekte Salcedos. Ihre Kunstwerke sind Zeugnisse von Folter, Verlust und Traumata. Dabei schafft die Künstlerin poetische Installationen und raumgreifende Arbeiten, die in ihrer Fragilität und Verletzlichkeit eben jenen Menschen eine spürbare Präsenz verleihen, die Brutalität und Ungerechtigkeit erfahren mussten oder nicht überlebten. Die Künstlerin lebt in Bogotá, wo sie zuletzt ein „Anti-Monument“ aus einem Teil der rund 7.000 von den FARC-Rebellen abgegebenen Waffen erschaffen hat. Eingeschmolzen und in Zusammenarbeit mit weiblichen Gewaltopfern bearbeitet, dienen diese als Bodenplatten für ein neues Museum im Zentrum der Stadt, als Ort der Reflexion der langen Jahre gewalttätiger Konflikte in Kolumbien. In ihrer aktuellen, Werkreihe „Tabula Rasa I-IV“ setzt sich Salcedo künstlerisch mit Vergewaltigungen auseinander, die viele Frauen während des kolumbianischen Bürgerkriegs erlitten haben. Di – So, 10 – 17 U. https://kunsthalle-st-annen.de/salcedo

9 September – 10 November, Das M:AI – Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurkunst NRW, Leithestraße 33, Gelsenkirchen: “Fluch und Segen. Kirchen der Moderne” zur Bedeutung moderner Kirchenbauten – und zum Umgang mit deren Leerständen. Abriss, Umbau, Neunutzung: Das ist die Situation, vor der heute viele Kirchengebäude stehen. Wie gehen wir mit Bauten um, die in architektonischer, religiöser aber auch sozialer Weise außergewöhnliche Räume erzeugen? Die Ausstellung inszeniert von 9. September bis 10. November 2019 den Kirchenraum von St. Gertrud in Köln, einem Bauwerk von Gottfried Böhm aus dem Jahr 1965. Mi, 12 – 20 U, Do – So, 10 – 18 U. https://mai-nrw.de/ausstellungen-und-projekte/fluchundsegen/

11 September – 7 December, Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst, Finkenstraße 4, München: Magdalena Jetelová. ‘Essential is Visible‘. Die Ausstellung zeigt den jüngsten Werkzyklus der tschechischen Künstlerin. Seit vielen Jahren erscheint das Thema der Grenze, der Ausgrenzung oder Markierung zentral in Jetelovás Arbeit. Dabei ist der aktuelle Zeitbezug eine bedeutende inhaltliche Komponente. Jetelova thematisiert die Endlichkeit natürlicher Ressourcen und macht die globale Erwärmung sichtbar. Die gezeigten Aufnahmen stammen von einer Expedition zur Antarktis: Mittels eines Laserpointers zeichnete die Künstlerin die geologische Nahtstelle zwischen der Pazifischen und der Antarktischen Platte nach und hinterließ auf dem Eis Botschaften. Die Videoarbeit dokumentiert durch Ton und Bild eindrücklich die sich rasch verändernde Situation des Lebensraums Antarktis. In einem waghalsigen Unterfangen filmte Jetelová von einem kleinen Boot aus dahintreibende Eisfragmente und einstürzende Eisberge. Das eindrückliche Geräusch des knackenden Eises begleitet die Bilder. Di – Fr 12 – 18 U (ohne 4.10). http://www.dg-galerie.de/vorschaumagdalena-jetelova-pacific-ring-of-fireeroeffnung-di-10-9-2019-18-bis-21-uhr/

27 September - 20 October, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barerstrasse 40, Munich: In Focus: The Best of Rembrandt – Drawings and Etchings of the Munich Collection. The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669) with a focused show of the exquisite Rembrandt drawings and etchings from its own collection. The 14 Rembrandt drawings located in Munich as well as a representative selection of outstanding etchings provide a visual feast in honour of an exceptional graphic master and an artist esteemed over the centuries right through to today. Tu – Su, 10 – 18 h (Th until 20h). https://www.pinakothek.de/en/exhibitions/focus-het-beste-van-rembrandt-drawings-and-etchings-of-munich-collection

3 October – 12 January 2020, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fonndation Corboud, Obenmarspforten, Am Kölner Rathaus, Köln: Rembrandts graphische Welt. Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn starb am 4. Oktober 1669 in Amsterdam. Exakt 350 Jahre später, am 4. Oktober 2019, startet in Köln die erste von zwei Hommagen des Wallraf-Richartz-Museum an den berühmten Maler. Ergänzend zu seiner großen Sonderschau „Inside Rembrandt“ (1.11.2019 – 1.3.2020) zeigt das Museum eine feine Auswahl an Radierungen aus seinem 160 Rembrandt-Blätter umfassenden Gesamtbestand in der Graphischen Sammlung. Die Arbeiten zeichnen sich sowohl durch eine hohe ästhetische Qualität, einen vorzüglichen Erhaltungszustand als auch durch die besondere Kunstfertigkeit des Radierers Rembrandt aus. So genial er mit dem Pinsel agierte, so gekonnt lagen ihm auch Stichel und Nadel in der Hand. Die Kupferplatte war ihm genauso wichtig wie die Leinwand. Oft überarbeitete er sie so lange, bis er das gewünschte Ergebnis erzielte. Aber auch seine kluge Materialauswahl verleiht den Werken den Touch des Besonderen, denn statt des üblichen Büttenpapiers entschied sich Rembrandt für Japanpapier. Zu den ausgewählten Spitzenblättern der Graphischen Sammlung im Wallraf gehören unter anderen „Abraham, die Engel bewirtend“ oder die „Drei Kreuze“. „Rembrandts graphische Welt“ fragt anschaulich nach den ästhetischen wie materiellen Kriterien, die erfüllt sein müssen, damit eine Rembrandt-Radierung auch nach rund 400 Jahren von Sammlern, Kennern und Liebhabern der Graphik als ein Meisterwerk angesehen wird. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.wallraf.museum/das-museum/besucherinformationen/oeffnungszeiten/ https://www.wallraf.museum/ausstellungen/vorschau/2019-10-04-rembrandts-graphische-welt/

30 Oktober – 21 November, Maternushaus, Kardinal-Frings-Strasse 1-3, Köln: Zusammenspiel: Kunst im sakralen Raum. Die Initiatoren von – selten gewordenen – Wettbewerben für Kirchenneubauten oder Umgestaltungen können sich oft kaum retten vor zahlreichen Einsendungen. Der Bau von Kirchen und die Schaffung liturgischer Ausstattung gehören noch immer zur Königsdisziplin für Architekten und Künstler. So spielt die Kirche weiterhin eine bedeutende Rolle als Bewahrerin und Förderin des kulturellen und künstlerischen Erbes. Sie regt neue künstlerische Leistungen im öffentlichen Raum an und eröffnet damit gesellschaftliche Diskurse. Qualitätsvolle Lösungen sind gefragt und ziehen viele Interessierte an. Die Wanderausstellung zeigt einen Überblick über Neubauten, Umbauten, raumprägende Neugestaltungen und liturgische Geräte, die in den vergangenen 20 Jahren deutschlandweit in katholischen Bistümern und evangelischen Landeskirchen entstanden sind. https://bildung.erzbistum-koeln.de/bw-koeln/.content/.galleries/downloads/Ausstellung_Zusammenspiel-Kunst-im-sakralen-Raum2019-Koeln.pdf

 

ITALY

19 February 2018 – 26 February 2025, Uffizi Galleries, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence: Caravaggio and the 17th century. Hours: https://www.uffizi.it/en/the-uffizi/painting https://www.uffizi.it/en/events/caravaggio-and-the-17th-century

7 May – 29 September, Canton Scuola Synagogue, Calle Orto, 1191, Venice: Edmund de Waal, Psalm. British artist and author, Edmund de Waal will be the first contemporary artist to create a major work for the Ghetto in Venice which will be unveiled during the preview week of the Venice Biennale, opening on 7th May 2019. The exhibition is called psalm and will be in two parts. The first is located in the Canton Scuola, the beautiful 16th-century synagogue in the Ghetto Nuovo, which is now part of the Jewish Museum. New installations of porcelain, marble and gold will reflect the literary and musical heritage of this extraordinary place. For the first time, the Women’s Gallery within the synagogue will hold contemporary art. The intention is to animate spaces that are little known and little understood by visitors to the Biennale and to bring new audiences into the Ghetto. The second part of the work will be a pavilion based at the Ateneo Veneto, the fifteenth-century building near the Fenice Opera House that has been an historic centre for cultural debate in Venice. Here, Edmund de Waal is constructing a small building within the main space that will house 2000 books by exiled writers, from Ovid to the present day. https://www.maxhetzler.com/news/2019-05-07-edmund-de-waalpsalm-solo-show-coincide-58th-venice-biennale-canton-scuola-synagogue-ateneo-veneto-venice-7-may-29-sep

11 May – 24 November, Palazzo Querini, Calle Lunga San Barnaba, Dorsoduro: Rothko in Lampedusa. Rothko in Lampedusa is an independent exhibition organised by UNHCR taking place during the 58th Venice Biennale and curated by Francesca Giubilei and Luca Berta. The exhibition reflects upon the migrant crisis utilising a poignant artistic language. The common thread weaving throughout the exhibition is Mark Rothko, the artist who escaped from the repressive Soviet regime in the beginning of the 20th century. If this particular refugee had not been able to explore his artistic potential in his host country, we would not have his extraordinary artworks today. So among the indefinite number of today’s refugees, could there be a Rothko of the 21st century? The exhibition, therefore, intends to create a dialogue between established contemporary artists and six younger refugee artists, who will be welcomed and hosted in the city of Venice. This artist in residency programme is in partnership with the island of San Servolo. Acclaimed international artists like Ai Weiwei, Dihn Q. Lê, Nalini Malani, Abu Bakarr Mansaray, Christian Boltanski, Artur Żmijewski, Richard Mosse, and Adel Abdessemed will play a pivotal role in presenting refugees as not societal burdens but valued individuals.   https://www.artlyst.com/features/58th-venice-biennale-collateral-events-guide-artlyst/

 

THE NETHERLANDS   

14 April – 29 March 2020, Stadhuismuseum Zierikzee, Meelstraat 6, Zierikzee: Franchoys Ryckhals. A Master from Zeeland in the Golden Age. Franchoys Ryckhals, painter and draftsman from Middelburg, was active from circa 1630 to 1647. A large volume of about 120 of his paintings and drawings are known, indicating a succesful care Ryckhals was largely forgotten in the eighteenth century, but was re-discovered in 1917. Much of his work consists of farmhouse interiors with livestock, vegetables and people. He also painted rural landscapes, a few in with a biblical theme, and fish on the beach as well as still-lifes with valuables. Although Ryckhals was rediscovered in the nineteenth century he remains unknown to the general public. The Stadsmuseum Zierikzee is about to bring the artist into the limelight. The exhibition includes works from the Goedaert Collectie, as well as loans from the Mauritshuis, the Noord-Hollands Archief in Haarlem, the Elsene museum in Brussel, the Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg, and several private collections. Hours (in Dutch): https://www.stadhuismuseum.nl/bezoek-het-museum/bezoekersinformatie/ https://www.stadhuismuseum.nl/franchoys-ryckhals-een-zeeuwse-meester-uit-de-gouden-eeuw/

20 June – 3 October, Museum De Lakenhal, Oude Singel 32, Leiden: Rembrandt & the Dutch Golden Age. The galleries of Museum De Lakenhal exhibit leading works from the Golden Age of Leiden’s masters such as Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Jan van Goyen, Jan Steen and the Leiden Fijnschilders (literally ‘fine painters’). This exhibition tells the story of Leiden and the flourishing artists who made it the birthplace of the Dutch Golden Age. Early 17th century Leiden was the workplace of diverse painters, each of which would prove to be of crucial significance to Dutch Golden Age art. The young Rembrandt and Jan Lievens worked closely together in their formative years as artists and during the time they spent in Leiden they laid the foundations for an oeuvre that would be of global significance. From the outset, they presented themselves through their paintings and etchings as experimental and inquisitive artists. At the same time, Jan van Goyen and the maritime artist Jan Porcellis were developing as pioneers of Dutch landscape painting. Leiden also gained prominence through painters such as Jan Davidsz, de Heem and David Bailly who focused on vanitas still lifes, which dealt with the concept of transience. The masterpieces of these great artists can be admired at the exhibition. Tu – Sun 10 – 17 h. https://www.lakenhal.nl/en/story/rembrandt-the-dutch-golden-age

21 September – 16 February 2020, Rembrandt House Museum, Jodenbreestraat 4, Amsterdam: Rembrandt Laboratory. Rembrandt’s Technique Unravelled. How did Rembrandt make his paintings and etchings? And how do we go about investigating this today? In the autumn of 2019, the museum will create a laboratory-like setting, in which the new insights and the master’s secrets will be revealed. Discover how a drawing by Rembrandt has changed over the centuries, see what was added to an etching by others and consider the dilemmas of researchers and conservators. Hours: https://www.rembrandthuis.nl/ticket-shop/prices-and-information/?lang=en https://www.rembrandthuis.nl/exhibitions/upcoming/?lang=en

11 October – 19 January 2020, Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam: Rembrandt - Velázquez: Dutch and Spanish masters. An outstanding selection of paintings by Dutch and Spanish masters of the 17th century will be presented, including for the first time some of the greatest pieces by Rembrandt van Rijn, Diego Velázquez, Frans Hals, Bartolomé Murillo, Johannes Vermeer and Francisco Zurbarán, amongst other outstanding figures. In partnership with the Museo Nacional del Prado (Madrid), this unprecedented exhibition will mark the 200 year anniversary of the Prado and the Year of Rembrandt in 2019. 9 – 17 h. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/exhibitions-expected/rembrandt-velazquez-dutch-and-spanish-masters

11 October – 16 February 2020, Museum Prinsenhof Delft, Sint Agathaplein, Delft: Pieter de Hooch in Delft. From the Shadow of Vermeer. The first retrospective exhibition in the Netherlands of the famous 17th-century painter Pieter de Hooch will be presented at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft. Together with Johannes Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch is widely considered to be the most celebrated Delft master of the 17th century. His most beautiful courtyards and interiors will return to the city where they were painted almost 400 years ago. Hours: https://prinsenhof-delft.nl/pieterdehooch/?lang=en

17 October – 19 January 2020, Mauritshuis, Plein 29, Den Haag/The Hague: Nicolaes Maes - Rembrandt’s Versatile Pupil. The conclusion of the Rembrandt & the Golden Age year with the first international retrospective exhibition about one of Rembrandt's most talented students: Nicolaes Maes. Hours: https://www.mauritshuis.nl/en/visit/plan-your-visit/prices-and-times/aangepaste-openingstijden/ https://www.mauritshuis.nl/en/discover/exhibitions/nicolaes-maes/

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SCOTLAND

27 October 2018 – 20 January 2020, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh: Art and Analysis: Two Netherlandish Painters working in Jacobean Scotland. Focusing on the artists Adrian Vanson and Adam de Colone, this small exhibition presents the findings of a collaborative research project with the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) Conservation and Curatorial departments and paintings conservator Dr. Caroline Rae who was the Caroline Villers Research Fellow for the academic year 2016-17. NGS has been jointly hosting (with the Courtauld Institute of Art) Caroline, whose research is primarily focused on the technical examination of five paintings attributed to Adrian Vanson and eight paintings attributed to Adam de Colone in the NGS collection.  She has also examined a further portrait attributed to Vanson, Sir John Maitland, 1st Lord Maitland of Thirlestane, in the National Trust collection at Ham House. This painting will be on display as part of the exhibition. Adrian Vanson (died around 1604-10) and Adam de Colone (around 1595–1628) were Netherlandish artists who lived and worked in Scotland at the end of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth centuries. During this period many Protestant Netherlanders fled their home to escape religious persecution by the Catholic Hapsburgs. Taking advantage of the flourishing trade links between Britain and the Low Countries many settled with their families in this country and became tradesmen and artists. Vanson and de Colone, whose families were related by marriage, became successful artists and painted wealthy members of Scottish society including the King and members of his court. Both artists had a demonstrable impact on the development of early Scottish portraiture, in particular influencing the first known native Scottish portrait painter George Jamesone (ca. 1589-90 – 1644). Hours: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/scottish-national-gallery

 

SERBIA

19 March – 30 November, Narodni Muzej, Trg Republike 1a, 11000 Belgrade: Netherlandish Prints from the Collection of the National Museum in Belgrade. Ninety-six prints made between 1518 and 1740 – from works done by Lucas van Leyden to those made by Jan Punt – will be displayed at the the museum, most of them are on display for the first time. The National Museum’s collection of Dutch and Flemish prints was formed during the twentieth century. https://www.codart.nl/guide/agenda/netherlandish-prints-from-the-collection-of-the-national-museum-in-belgrade/

 

SPAIN

25 June – 29 September, Museo del Prado, Calle de Ruiz de Alarcon, 23, Madrid: Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Parallel visions. This exhibition on late 16th- and early 17th-century Dutch and Spanish painting is the result of an extensive and important research project on the part of the Museum arising from a collaborative agreement with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which will be lending a significant group of works. The exhibition will offer a reflection on the pictorial traditions represented by Spain and the Low Countries. While the art-historical literature, particularly that generated in Holland, has considered these traditions as essentially different, this exhibition will aim to juxtapose the historical myths and artistic realities of the two countries and to reflect on the numerous traits that they share. In order to appreciate these parallels the exhibition will include major works by artists such as Velázquez, Rembrandt, Ribera, Frans Hals and Vermeer.Mo – sa, 10 – 18 h, su, 10 – 17 h. https://www.museodelprado.es/en/whats-on/exhibition/velazquez-rembrandt-vermeer-parallel-visions/7ca4f41d-c9d1-2615-8a81-e2d017ab9757

 

SWITZERLAND

28 October 2018– 27 October 2019, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Ittinger Museum, Kartause Ittingen, Warth: Till Velten - La condition humaine. Was ist der Mensch? Und: Welches Bild machen wir von ihm? Um diese Fragen kreist die Installation „La condition humaine“ von Till Velten, die im Kunstmuseum Thurgau ab dem 28. Oktober 2018 gezeigt wird. Der Basler Konzeptkünstler schafft eine Serie von Porträts von aussergewöhnlichen Menschen und stellt diese einer Auswahl von Werken des Autodidakten Erich Bödeker gegenüber. Mit dieser Gegenüberstellung schafft er Erfahrungsfelder, auf denen sich das Publikum grundsätzlichen Fragen über die menschliche Existenz stellen muss. Mo – So, 11 – 18 U.   https://kunstmuseum.tg.ch/sammlung/ausstellungen/ausstellung.html/7912?exhibition=108

4 May 2019 – 5 April 2020, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Museumstrasse 32, St. Gallen: Altmeister – Geschichten: Die Schenkung Maria und Johannes Krüppel-Stärk. Das Ehepaar Maria und Johannes Krüppel-Stärk hat dem Kunstmuseum  St. Gallen seine grossartige Kollektion vermacht: 57 Gemälde, 89 Zeichnungen, 1 358 Druckgrafiken niederländischer und deutscher Herkunft vom 15. bis zum 17. Jahrhundert. Das St.Galler Altmeisterwunder findet so eine wunderbare Fortsetzung, insbesondere dank der reichen Grafiksammlung, die den Altmeister-Bestand grundlegend erweitert. Herausragend sind die religiösen Szenen der deutschen Kupferstecher, allen voran Schongauer und Dürer. Einen weiteren Schwerpunkt bildet die Landschaftsdarstellung, wobei die Entwicklung von der flämischen Gebirgsphantasie zur «realistischen» holländischen Flachlandschaft im Zentrum steht: Viele grosse Namen, von Bruegel d. Ä. über van Ruisdael bis zu Rembrandt, sind mit Hauptblättern vertreten. Ausgesuchte holländische Zeichnungen, etwa von van Goyen, ergänzen perfekt die vorhandenen Werkgruppen der betreffenden Künstler und Stilrichtungen. Ebenso führen Gemälde von Cuyp, van Kessel und Ruysch völlig neue ikonografische Aspekte in die Sammlung ein. Altmeister-Geschichten wird den magistralen Zuwachs in thematischen Facetten präsentieren und vielfältig in Bezug setzen zur bestehenden Sammlung. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.kunstmuseumsg.ch/ihr-besuch/kunstmuseum.html#c1172 ;   https://www.kunstmuseumsg.ch/unser-programm/aktuelle-ausstellungen/altmeister-geschichten/

2 July 2019 – 1 July 2021, Reformierte Kirche Veltheim, Feldstrasse 6, Winterthur: Transformation# – Temporäre Kapelle Dorfkirche Veltheim. Vernissage Mittwoch, 4. September, 18.30 Uhr mit einer Installation des iranisch - schweizerischen Künstlers Navid Tschopp. Im 21. Jahrhundert ist mitten in Winterthur neben einer reformierten Kirche eine neue Kapelle entstanden. Während der zweijährigen Projektdauer entstehen insgesamt 12 Installationen in der temporären Kapelle und schaffen einen neuen Raum der Inspiration für Begegnungen zwischen Kunst und Kirche. In der Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte und aktuellen Themen soll Neues erfahren und wahrgenommen werden können. Reformation. Tausend Jahre Dorfkirche Veltheim. Weiterbauen an der Kirche. Eine Kapelle auf Zeit. Baumaterial der Asylunterkunft Kirche Rosenberg. Wärmedämmung aus.  alten Noten und Geschichten. Ein spiritueller Raum. Kirche trifft Kunst. Transformation. http://www.refkirchewinterthur.ch/veltheim

26 August – 26 April 2020, Frauenklinik Fontana, Lürlibadstrasse 118, Chur: Hans Thoman Skulpturenausstellung. Die Ausstellung ist jederzeit frei zugänglich. http://hansthomann.com/

 

CANADA

25 June – 26 January 2020, Âjagemô Exhibition Space, Canada Council for the Arts, 150 Elgin Street (ground floor), Ottawa, Ontario: Open Channels. Discover the works of visual artists who took part in the Canada C3 sailing expedition organized for the 150th anniversary of Confederation, in 2017. Aboard the ship, they drew inspiration from Canada’s ever-evolving environmental, social and cultural landscapes, as well as from dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The artists: Lizzie Ittinuar, Sarni Pootoogook, Deanna Bailey, Soheila Esfahani, Christine Fitzgerald, Anna Gaby-Trotz, Phil Irish, Benjamin Kikkert, Paula Murray, Dominique Normand, Geoff Phillips, Francine Potvin, Leslie Reid, Rachel Rozanski, Véronique Tifo. 7 – 21 h. https://canadacouncil.ca/about/ajagemo/openchannels

24 August – 1 December, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, 36 University Avenue, Kingston, ON: Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges. The early years of Rembrandt van Rijn’s career have been recognized as ones of daring experimentation that culminated in a signature pictorial vocabulary around 1630. After years of refining his skill, his work around this time displays the powerful chiaroscuro, gestural lucidity, and rigorous evocation of materiality that predict his finest achievements in his later Amsterdam period. Contextualized by work from his colleagues and students, Rembrandt emerges as a defining figure of the Leiden market. This exhibition draws upon the strengths of The Bader Collection, such as Rembrandt’s Head of an Old Man in a Cap and Jan Lievensz.’s Head of an Old Woman in Profile, and the rich collections of Dutch art across Canada to present a focused view of the trademark subjects and styles that made the artist’s reputation. Tu – Fr, 10 – 16.30 h (Th until 21 h), Sa, Su, 13 – 17 h. https://agnes.queensu.ca/exhibition/leiden-circa-1630-rembrandt-emerges/

11 September – 9 October, Dal Schindell Gallery, 5800 University Blvd, Vancouver: On The Sixth Day. Karina Svalya. This exhibition features large scale portraits in oil of safari animals: giraffes, zebras, elephants, rhino, and lions. Mo – Fr, 8.30 – 17 h. Sa, 12 – 16 h. https://www.regent-college.edu/about-us/events/event-details?event_id=927

 

USA

16 October 2018 – 4 October 2020, MET, New York: In Praise of Painting. Dutch Masterpieces at the Met. Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century—the Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer—have been a highlight of The Met collection since the Museum's founding purchase in 1871. This exhibition brings together some of the Museum's greatest paintings to present this remarkable chapter of art history in a new light. Through sixty-seven works of art organized thematically, In Praise of Painting orients visitors to key issues in seventeenth-century Dutch culture—from debates about religion and conspicuous consumption to painters' fascination with the domestic lives of women. The exhibition provides a fresh perspective on the canon and parameters of the Dutch Golden Age by uniting paintings from Benjamin Altman's bequest, the Robert Lehman Collection, and the Jack and Belle Linsky Collection. Works typically displayed separately in the Museum's galleries—such as Rembrandt's Gerard de Lairesse and Lairesse's own Apollo and Aurora—are presented side by side, producing a visually compelling narrative about the tensions between realism and idealism during this period. The presentation also provides the opportunity to conserve and display rarely exhibited paintings, including Margareta Haverman's A Vase of Flowers—one of only two known paintings by the artist and the only painting by an early modern Dutch woman currently in The Met collection. The exhibition takes its title from one of the period's major works of art theory, Philips Angel's The Praise of Painting (1642), a pioneering defense of realism in art. Hours: https://www.metmuseum.org/visit/met-fifth-avenue

18 May – 28 September, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Triangle, Virginia: War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You. An exhibition that explores the loyalty, bravery, and sacrifices made by the warfighters’ “best friend.” This exhibition combines sculptures by artist James Mellick with combat art from the collections of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the United States Coast Guard, and the United States Navy, along with artifacts related to Marine Corps working dogs. Mellick’s creations, carved from wood, are symbolic of the sacrifices made by canine and human warriors alike. Twenty-eight works of combat art by 21 artists capture military dogs at work around the globe, from the jungles of the Pacific during WWII through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unique artifacts tell stories of specific Marine Corps dogs and handlers. 9 am – 5 pm.   https://www.usmcmuseum.com/calendar.html 

25 May – 3 November, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago: Fragments of a Crucifixion. Artists have used the crucifixion of Christ as a powerful symbol to address suffering and redemption in the history of racial violence in the United States. Fragments of a Crucifixion explores the continuing relevance of the crucifixion, even as our society becomes increasingly diverse in its religious beliefs. Rather than depict the image of the crucifixion itself, artworks in this exhibition offer only fragments—incomplete images and narratives. These works invoke agony and ecstasy through bodily traces and scenes of absence and loss. Featuring works in the MCA Collection, this show is dedicated to the spiritual in art, and to art’s capacity to evoke life and love in the face of brutality. 10 – 17 h (we and fr until 21 h). https://www.mcachicago.org/Exhibitions/2019/Fragments-Of-A-Crucifixion

2 July – 1 June 2020, New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA: De Wind is Op! Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting. The exhibition will explore our extraordinary collections of Golden Age Dutch and Flemish paintings through a fresh lens. These works will be interpreted around the themes of wind, climate and sea as the drivers behind a uniquely Dutch national identity represented in maritime works of art of this period. Dutch artists arguably invented seascape painting, and were the first to specialize in this genre. Their influence reverberates in all that followed, from the work of J.M.W. Turner to Winslow Homer to New Bedford artists William Bradford and Albert Pinkham Ryder. De Wind is Op! will include up to 50 paintings, prints, and other related artifacts drawn from the Museum’s Dutch collections, one of the largest and important of this genre outside of the Netherlands. There will also be a complementary exhibition in the fall of 2019 of European and American prints, paintings, and charts related to wind and climate themes. Hours: https://www.whalingmuseum.org/visithttps://www.whalingmuseum.org/explore/exhibitions/de-wind-is-op/

28 September – 5 January 2020, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago: Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age. Drawing, the most intimate and immediate form of artistic creation, reached one of its pinnacles in the Netherlands during the 17th century—a period commonly known as the Golden Age. While the story of early modern Dutch and Flemish art typically focuses on the paintings created during the time, this exhibition constructs an alternative narrative, casting drawings not in supporting roles but as the main characters. Featuring works by Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Hendrick Goltzius, Gerrit von Honthorst, Jacques de Gheyn II, and many others, the show traces the development of drawing in this period, exploring its many roles in artistic training, its preparatory function for works in other media, and its eventual emergence as a medium in its own right. The 17th century brought remarkable change in to the northern and southern Netherlands, including political upheaval, religious schism, and scientific innovation. The reverberating effects of these events had a great impact on art—what kind of art was in demand, who could and did produce art, and where and how art was made. Most artists in 17th-century Netherlands chose their career through family connections, training with a relative who worked in an artistic trade, although there are significant exceptions to this trajectory—Rubens was the son of a lawyer and Rembrandt the son of a miller. Hours: https://www.artic.edu/visit https://www.artic.edu/exhibitions/9106/rubens-rembrandt-and-drawing-in-the-golden-age

20 October – 12 January 2020, Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt features outstanding examples of 17th-century Dutch painting from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition surveys the Dutch Golden Age, featuring all the subjects for which the Dutch are well known, from landscapes to still lifes, portraiture to scenes of everyday life, as well as paintings of biblical and ancient subjects. The exhibition highlights works from two recent gifts to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, including paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, and other celebrated 17th-century Dutch artists. The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and presented in St. Louis by the Betsy and Thomas Patterson Foundation. The St. Louis presentation is curated by Judith W. Mann, curator of European art to 1800, and Elizabeth Wyckoff, curator of prints, drawings, and photographs, with Heather Hughes, senior research assistant in prints, drawings, and photographs. Hours: https://www.slam.org/hours-location-parking/ https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/dutch-painting/

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