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Exhibitions 2018

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AUSTRIA

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/

20 September 2019 – 6 January 2020, The Albertina Museum, Albertinaplatz 1, Vienna: Albrecht Dürer. Spectacular Presentation of a Renaissance Genius. It has been decades since so many works by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) have been seen in one place: thanks to valuable international loans, Vienna’s ALBERTINA Museum—itself home to numerous world-famous icons of drawing by Dürer including the Hare, Praying Hands, and Large Piece of Turf – will be presenting over 200 examples of Dürer’s drawings, printed graphics, and paintings in autumn 2019. Upon its reopening in 2003, it was with an exhibition of works by Albrecht Dürer that the ALBERTINA Museum ended up welcoming a total of half a million visitors. And now, a selection of over 100 drawings, a dozen paintings, personal writings, and other rare documents will present the oeuvre of this Renaissance genius more comprehensively than ever before. Hours: https://www.albertina.at/en/visit/opening-hours/# https://www.albertina.at/en/exhibitions/albrecht-duerer/

27 September – 19 January 2020, Albertina Museum, Albertinaplatz 1, Vienna: Arnulf Rainer. A Tribute. On the occasion of Arnulf Rainer’s 90th birthday, the Albertina Museum is presenting a selection of his works from its extensive holdings. The focus here is above all on early overpaintings and crosses, works from Rainer’s large group of Face Farces (of which the Albertina Museum is home to several particularly central and important examples), and a series of equally impressive “veiled pictures”. Five years ago, the Albertina Museum already honored Arnulf Rainer with a large retrospective in celebration of his 85th birthday, testimony to the great esteem in which this internationally renowned Austrian artist is held. Hours: https://www.albertina.at/en/visit/opening-hours/

4 October – 30 August 2020, Dom Museum, Stephansplatz 6, Wien/Vienna: Family Matters. Beziehungen zwischen Familienmitgliedern prägen unser Leben, heute wie damals. Ausgehend von dem Wandel, den der Begriff Familie durchlebt, geht die Ausstellung der Frage nach, wie sich die unterschiedlichen Familienkonstellationen, ihre Bedingungen und Auswirkungen auf Individuum und Gesellschaft in der Kunst spiegeln. Von der Ein-Eltern-Familie über Sippenverbände bis zu „gewählten“ Familien zeigt sich durch die Epochen und in unterschiedlichsten Medien – Plastik, Grafik, Malerei, Fotografie und Videokunst – ein vielschichtiges Bild von dem, was Familie sein kann. Dabei steht die innere Dynamik der zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen im Vordergrund. Nähe und Konflikte können an feinen, innerbildlichen Nuancen abgelesen werden. Auch gesellschaftspolitische oder ökonomische Zusammenhänge erschließen sich durch die Art der Repräsentation der Individuen in der Gruppe, durch ihr Umfeld oder ihre Haltung. Öffnungszeiten: http://www.dommuseum.at/de/besuch/

15 October 2019 – 19 January 2020, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Maria Theresien-Platz, Wien (Vienna): Caravaggio & Bernini. Obwohl das Kunsthistorische Museum den umfangreichsten und wertvollsten Bestand an Werken Caravaggios und seiner Nachfolger außerhalb Italiens besitzt, hat in Österreich bislang keine Ausstellung zu diesem Maler und seiner Zeit stattgefunden. Werke des um eine Generation jüngeren Bildhauers, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, dessen Kunst auch für den österreichischen Barock prägend werden sollten, waren hierzulande bisher ebenfalls kaum zu sehen. Mit rund sechzig Hauptwerken – Malerei wie Skulpturen – von Künstlern des frühen 17. Jahrhunderts spürt die Ausstellung dem Phänomen des aufblühenden Barockzeitalters nach und stellt die revolutionär-neuartige Kunst dieser Zeit in Rom vor: faszinierende Werke voller Dramatik, intensiver Leidenschaft, starker Bewegung und farbintensiver Theatralik. Der Maler Caravaggio und der Bildhauer Bernini waren dabei die führenden Persönlichkeiten, die mit ihrer neuartigen Ausdrucksweise ebenso wie mit ihrem unkonventionellen Lebensstil in Rom für Furore sorgten. Die Ausstellung konzentriert sich auf die künstlerischen Umwälzungen, die in der heiligen Stadt zwischen 1600 und 1640 stattfanden und weitreichende Auswirkungen auf ganz Europa hatten. In diesen Jahrzehnten wurde die Stadt zu einem Anziehungspunkt für zahlreiche talentierte Künstler, die aus Florenz, Neapel und der Lombardei, aber auch aus Frankreich und den Niederlanden kamen, um von der günstigen Auftragslage zu profitieren. In sehr kurzer Zeit wurde Rom zu einem blühenden Zentrum neuartiger Ideen und Erfindungen. Charakteristisch für diese Epoche, die man später als Frühbarock bezeichnen wird, ist eine zunehmende Bereitschaft zur Zusammenarbeit unter den Künstlern, wie die Gründung einer gemeinsamen Akademie (Accademia di San Luca) oder die persönlichen Freundschaften belegen. Öffnungszeiten https://www.khm.at/besuchen/besucherinformation/oeffnungszeiten-eintrittspreise/

30 November – 5 Januar, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Mariahilferplatz 3, Graz: Fein bist du, Sicht! 1000 Kunstkarten von Reinhild Gerum. 1000 Einsichten präsentiert die Münchner Künstlerin Reinhild Gerum in dieser Ausstellung, entstanden aus übermalten Ansichtskarten von Meisterwerken, Madonnen, Monumenten, Räumen, Städten und Landschaften. „1000“ ist auch nach biblischer Zählung eine Überfülle. 15 Jahre lang dauerte dieses Projekt mit einem aussterbenden Medium – der Ansichtskarte –, das nun vollendet ist. Wie auf einem roten Faden reihen sich diese aus künstlerischen Kartenbearbeitungen entstandenen neuen Kunst-Miniaturen durch die Galerieräume auf. Sie machen nicht nur die Verdichtungen und Transformationen der Vorlagen sichtbar, sondern es erscheinen mitunter auch völlig neue Formationen, zuweilen auch Gesichter und Tiere. „Fein bist du, Sicht!“ wird zum Ausruf vor einer schier unendlichen Zahl an bearbeiteten Ansichtskarten, die allesamt kleine Kunstwerke – Einsichten und Feinsichten – sind.   http://www.kultum.at/?d=fein-bist-du-sicht-1000-kunstkarten-von-reinhild-gerum#.XekWWuhKjIV

 

BELGIUM

20 September 2019 – 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

20 September 2019 – 20 September 2024: St Peter’s Church, Grote Markt 1, Leuven: Between Heaven and Earth. The restored St Peter’s Church in Leuven is the setting for an experience that touches all the senses. Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of this Gothic church and renew your acquaintance with its art treasures: outstanding works by Flemish Masters in their authentic context. ‘Mixed Reality’ brings Dirk Bouts’ Last Supper to life and lets you discover the vibrant Leuven of the past and present. The Last Supper by Dirk Bouts, an absolute masterpiece, is undoubtedly the most important highlight of Saint Peter’s Church. Moreover, with the exception of The Martyrdom of Saint Erasmus, it is the only artwork by a Flemish Primitive which, 600 years after it was painted, still hangs in exactly the same place for which it was intended. https://www.visitleuven.be/en/between-heaven-and-earth-vanaf-200919

5 October – 31 December, Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Musea Antwerpen, Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerp: Madonna Meets Mad Meg. Pieter Bruegel the Elder is the focus of an international celebration in 2019. Antwerp is where Bruegel learned his trade and where he worked for over ten years. He remained a presence in the city even after his death, thanks to his sons, Pieter the Younger and Jan. And when Bruegel’s name had faded from memory, it was the Antwerp collector Fritz Mayer van den Bergh who rekindled interest in his work. Fritz rediscovered the painting Dulle Griet (‘Mad Meg’) and it was thanks to his enthusiasm that Bruegel has now been studied and coveted for over 100 years. Focusing on the acquisitions of collectors Florent van Ertborn (1784–1840) and Fritz Mayer van den Bergh (1858–1901), the exhibition combines Bruegel’s recently restored Mad Meg with one of the highlights of the currently closed Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp: Jean Fouqet’s Madonna. Hours: https://www.museummayervandenbergh.be/en/visit

5 October 2019 – 26 January 2020, Museum Snijders&Rockoxhuis, Keizerstraat 10-12, Antwerp: Jan Brueghel the Elder: A Magnificent Draughtsman. In 2019, Flanders and Brussels are looking back the crucial role that Pieter Bruegel the Elder played in the art-historical landscape of the sixteenth century. The 450th anniversary of his death is a great opportunity to rediscover the artist’s work and that of his son Jan Brueghel the Elder. The Snyders&Rockox House is taking a closer look at the drawings of Jan Brueghel I (1568–1625), son of Pieter Bruegel the Elder and brother of Pieter the Younger. Together with Peter Paul Rubens, Jan was one of the most successful Flemish artists of the first quarter of the seventeenth century. He was at home in every market – an inspired painter of landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, historical themes, hunting scenes and allegorical and mythological subjects. Jan is seen as the inventor of the floral still, but he was also an important innovator in the depiction of landscapes, in which his father’s artistic legacy and his visit to Italy played no small part. Hours: https://www.snijdersrockoxhuis.be/en/plan-your-visit/practical/opening-hours-prices

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CZECH REPUBLIC

4 October 2019 – 5 January 2020, National Gallery in Prague – Collection of Prints and Drawings. Kinsky Palace,  Staroměstské náměstí 12,  Prague: Wenceslaus Hollar and the Art of Drawing. Wenceslaus Hollar (1607 Prague – 1677 London) has mainly been presented at exhibitions and in books as a graphic artist, but less as a draughtsman. The National Gallery Prague published a monograph in 2017 with a comprehensive list of his drawings, which often represent an apex of the contemporary art of drawing in Europe. This exhibition will be the first to focus almost exclusively on his drawings, their artistic quality and significance enhanced by the comparison of Hollar’s artworks with those by his predecessors, contemporaries and followers, such as Joris Hoefnagel, Matthäus Merian the Elder, Rembrandt van Rijn, Lambert Doomer or Francis Placeand others. On display will also be several prints and paintings by the artists, who had a relationship to Hollar’s work. The National Gallery wants to show Hollar’s drawing roots and other inspiration, but also his unique quality and significance in the context of 17th-century European art. The exhibition will present a number of first-quality artworks loaned from major European collections, such as the British Museum in London, Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, the Albertina in Vienna and many other museums and private collections. Hours: https://www.ngprague.cz/en/opening-hours

 

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

11 September 2019 - 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

12 September – 12 January 2020, British Museum, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London: Portrait of the artist Käthe Kollwitz. This show celebrates the humanity and enduring impact of one of the most influential 20th-century printmakers – Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945). Notable for the emotional power of her drawing, printmaking and sculpture, the display explores the printed works of the socially minded German artist through self-portraits and images of the poor and dispossessed. Kollwitz lived an intensely examined life, which is expressed in her numerous self-portraits, diaries and correspondence. At the core was her work as an artist and a mastery of graphic art which quickly established her reputation first in Germany – and then further afield as her influence spread internationally after the First World War. Establishing herself in an art world dominated by men, Kollwitz developed a vision centred on women and the working class. Her two great series concerned with social injustice, Ein Weberaufstand (A Weavers’ Revolt) and Bauernkrie (Peasants’ War), demonstrate an ever-present awareness of death, especially a mother’s grief, and finally the theme of war and remembrance powerfully depicted in her magnificent woodcut series Krieg (War), shown here in London for the first time. Hours: https://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/opening_times.aspx

4 October 2019 – 5 january 2020, The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath: Rembrandt in Print. The exhibition presents 50 of the finest works from the Ashmolean’s world-class collection of over 200 etchings and drypoints by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Widely hailed as the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt was also one of the most innovative and experimental printmakers of the seventeenth century. Displayed together for the first time, these works demonstrate Rembrandt’s inventive techniques and unrivaled ability for storytelling. Exhibition highlights include intense self-portraits with their penetrating gaze, including one of his earliest self-portraits dating from 1630. Rembrandt’s only still-life print The Shell (1650) and iconic prints such as The Three Trees (1643) and The Windmill (1641) are also highlights. Perhaps the most remarkable print on display is Christ Presented to the People (Ecce Homo) (1655), considered to be the pinnacle of Rembrandt’s printmaking; the Ashmolean’s print is one of only 8 first state impressions in existence in the world. Created solely in drypoint it is a true feat of printmaking, and was printed on rare Japanese paper which Rembrandt must have sourced via the Dutch East India Company who had exclusive access to Japan through the harbor in Nagasaki. Hours: https://www.holburne.org/events/rembrandt-in-print/ 

4 October 2019 – 2 February 2020, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road,  Dulwich Village, London: Rembrandt’s Light. 2019 is The Year of Rembrandt with celebrations taking place throughout Europe to mark 350 years since the artist’s death (1669). Dulwich Picture Gallery will stage London’s Rembrandt moment with an innovative exhibition that aims to refresh the way that we look at works by this incomparable Dutch Master. Along with many firsts, this show will bring the captivating painting Philemon and Baucis (National Gallery of Art, Washington) to the UK for the first time. Rembrandt’s Light will bring together 35 carefully selected international loans that focus on Rembrandt’s mastery of light and visual storytelling, concentrating on his greatest years from 1639-1658, when he lived in his ideal house at Breestraat in the heart of Amsterdam (today the Museum Het Rembrandthuis). Its striking, light-infused studio was the site for the creation of Rembrandt’s most exceptional paintings, prints and drawings including The Denial of St Peter and The Artist’s Studio. Hours: https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/planning-your-visit/opening-times/https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2019/october/rembrandts-light/

17 October – 26 January 2020, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London: Pre-Raphealite Sisters. This major exhibition is the first-ever to focus on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art. 160 years after the first pictures were exhibited by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1849, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, explores the overlooked contribution of twelve women to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, including Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Millais(nee Gray), Elizabeth Siddal and Joanna Wells (nee Boyce), an artist whose work has been largely omitted from the history of the movement. Featuring new discoveries and unseen works from public and private collections across the world, the exhibition reveals the women behind the pictures. Through paintings, photographs, manuscripts and personal items, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters explores the significant roles they played as artists, models, muses and helpmeets who supported and sustained the artistic output of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Hours: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/plan-your-visit

9 November - 12 January 2020, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London: Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece. The Gallery becomes a painting studio, an imagined chapel and a room-sized experiment in this immersive exhibition that leads you through the mind of Leonardo da Vinci to explore his masterpiece, ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’. The secrets of Leonardo’s masterpiece are revealed in four distinct spaces. Each space invites you to look at ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’ in a new way. The mind of Leonardo:  Start your journey in a landscape populated by the thoughts and ideas of Leonardo as he sets about painting ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’. The studio:  Discover the secrets only science and conservation can reveal in this projection-filled space which unlocks the mysteries of how ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’ was painted and reveals the lost composition hidden beneath the painted surface. The light and shadow experiment:  Take part in the room-sized experiment to discover the dramatic effects of light and shadow on Leonardo’s composition for ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’. The imagined chapel: At the end of your journey, you will come face to face with the original masterpiece where it hangs on the walls of an imagined chapel for you to contemplate how ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’ might have appeared in its original setting as part of an elaborate altarpiece.   https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/plan-your-visit

30 November – 31 January 2020, The Manger Gallery, Kings Newton Fields, Melbourne, Derbyshire: The William Blake Project. The personal responses of eight artists to the life, work and ideas of William Blake, including oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings, charcoal drawings, stitched textiles, lettering, and hand-made books.  Work by Michael Cook, Elizabeth Forrest, Michelle Holmes, Rebecca Mercer, Duncan Pass, John Rattigan, Sarah Sharpe & Anna Thomas. This traveling exhibition starts at The Manger Gallery before continuing at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral in 2020. The Manger Gallery is open by appointment, please phone or email ahead of your visit. 01332 862365 or michaelrcook@btinternet.com.

 

FRANCE

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/

14 September – 20 December, Galerie G. Sarti, 137 rue du Faubourg St Honoré, Paris : La Madone, Femme Eternelle, Cette exposition est née du désir de montrer – à travers les représentations de la Madone (ou Vierge à l’Enfant) dans la peinture italienne des XIVe et XVe siècles – le rôle primordial de la Femme dans l’Humanité. La galerie Sarti a privilégié un déroulement en plusieurs parties pour montrer, à travers trente et une Madones datant de 1330 à 1530, l’évolution de sa représentation. Lu – ve, 9.30 – 13 h et 14 – 18.30 h. http://www.sarti-gallery.com/exhibitions/exposition-2019/

19 September – 20 January, Musée Jacquemart-André, 158 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris : The Alana Collection. Masterpieces of Italian Painting. In autumn 2019, the Musée Jacquemart-André will be focusing on the Alana Collection, one of the most precious and little-known private collections of Renaissance art in the world, which is currently located in the United States. Echoing its exceptional collection of Italian art, the Musée Jacquemart-André will hold an exhibition of more than seventy-five masterpieces by the greatest Italian masters, such as Lorenzo Monaco, Fra Angelico, Uccello, Lippi, Bellini, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bronzino, and Gentileschi. This exhibition will give visitors a unique chance to admire for the first time pictures, sculptures, and objets d’art that have never been exhibited to the general public. Hours: https://www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com/en/prepare-your-visit/opening-times-and-access

16 October – 10 February 2020, Grand Palais, Galerie sud-est, Winston Churchill Entrance, avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 8ème: Greco. This retrospective is the first major exhibition in France ever to be dedicated to this artist. Born in Crete in 1541, Domenico Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco, undertook his initial apprenticeship in the Byzantine tradition before refining his training in Venice and then Rome. However, it was in Spain that his art flourished, firmly taking root from the 1577s. Attracted by the incredible promise of the El Escorial site, the artist brought Titian’s colour, Tintoretto’s audacity and Michelangelo’s heroic style. This eloquent combination, original yet consistent with his own way, gave El Greco (who died four years after Caravaggio) a unique place in the history of painting, as the last grand master of the Renaissance and the first great painter of the Golden Age. Rediscovered in the late 19th century, celebrated by authors, acknowledged and embraced by the 20th century avant-garde, the artist has enjoyed the dual prestige of tradition and modernity, linking Titian to the Fauvists and Mannerism to Cubism, Expressionism, Vorticism and Abstraction up to the Action painting.   https://www.grandpalais.fr/en/grand-palais-public-entrances-0

24 October – 20 January, Musée de Cluny, 8 rue Du Sommerard, Paris : Embroidery in the Middle Ages. Embroidery is a luxury art using valuable materials, making it symbolic of a certain social status and a commodity used in trade and commerce. Clothing, caparisons, purses and altar frontals were adorned with coats of arms and religious and secular scenes by talented craftspeople whose expertise developed in accordance with the period and region in which they worked. In the Church and in the homes of rich and powerful families, embroidery adorned walls, furniture and clothing, in secular and holy designs of gold, silver and silk. The exhibition takes you through the main embroidery production centres and areas, transporting you from the Germanic regions to Italy via the Meuse region, Flanders and the Low Countries, England and France. It also provides an overview of the role medieval embroidery played from an artistic and social point of view, covering techniques, manufacturing processes and the relationships between sponsors, embroiderers, painters and merchants. The Musée de Cluny has one of the finest collections of 12th- to 16th-century embroidery, including the famous leopards tapestry, a royal caparison that was later made into a chasuble. These works, which have recently been restored, now have new lighting thanks to loans from major institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels. Four "Lives of saints" scenes, which are among the finest examples to come out of Florence, are beautifully displayed together. The Cluny's embroidered panel depicting "The miraculous healing at the tomb of Saint Martin" interrelates with one from the same collection at the Museum of Textiles in Lyon, produced by two artists working for King René of Anjou: the painter Barthélémy d’Eyck and the embroiderer Pierre du Billant. Hours: https://www.musee-moyenage.fr/visiter/informations-pratiques.html

24 October – 24 February 2020, Musée du Louvre, Rue de Rivoli, Paris : Leonardo da Vinci. The year 2019 marks the 500-year anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci in France, of particular importance for the Louvre, which holds the largest collection in the world of da Vinci’s paintings, as well as 22 drawings. The museum is seizing the opportunity in this year of commemorations to gather as many of the artist’s paintings as possible around the five core works in its collections: The Virgin of the Rocks, La Belle Ferronnière, the Mona Lisa (which will remain in the gallery where it is normally displayed), the Saint John the Baptist, and the Saint Anne. The objective is to place them alongside a wide array of drawings as well as a small but significant series of paintings and sculptures from the master’s circle. This unprecedented retrospective of da Vinci’s painting career will illustrate how he placed utmost importance on painting, and how his  investigation of the world, which he referred to as “the science of painting,” was the instrument of his art, seeking nothing less than to bring life to his paintings. The exhibition is the culmination of more than ten years of work, notably including new scientific examinations of the Louvre’s paintings, and the conservation treatment of three of them, allowing for better understanding of da Vinci’s artistic practice and pictorial technique. Clarification of his biography has also emerged through the exhaustive reexamination of archival documents. The exhibition will paint the portrait of a man and an artist of extraordinary freedom. Hours: https://www.louvre.fr/en/hours-admission-directions

24 October – 22 December, Couvent de La Tourette à Éveux: Anselm Kiefer. En 1966, Anselm Kiefer séjourne trois semaines au couvent de La Tourette, où il dit par la suite y avoir découvert « la spiritualité du béton ». Apprenant cela, les frères dominicains décident de l’inviter au couvent - 52 ans après. C’est ainsi qu’après être revenu à deux reprises à la Tourette en 2018, il accepte l’invitation des frères dominicains à exposer des œuvres en dialogue avec l’architecture de Le Corbusier qui l’a tant marquée. Installation, peintures, sculptures, vitrines et livres, autant d’œuvres exposées qui traduisent l’originalité et la diversité du travail d’Anselm Kiefer. Ma – di, 14 – 18.30 h. https://www.couventdelatourette.fr/images/expo2019/Press_Kit_Eng_Expo_Kiefer_2019.pdf

4 November – 4 December, Faculté protestante de théologie 83 bd Arago, Paris 14e : Exposition de peintures États d'âmes par Valentine Alevtina, peintre belgo-ukrainienne de l'intériorité féminine. Lu – sa. https://iptheologie.fr/evenement/exposition-alevtina-valentine/

6 December – 12 January 2020, Centre culturel et spirituel orthodoxe russe, 1 quai Branly, Paris : Exposition d’icônes “Épiphanie en couleurs”, Icônes du XVIe au XIXe siècle. Cette collection a été réunie par des antiquaires d’origine serbe durant une période de cinquante ans, elle est composée d’une centaine d’œuvres d’art sacré russe, datant du XVIe au XIXe siècle. Cette collection est unique, elle a été constituée avec beaucoup de passion et connaissances professionnelles. Les œuvres de différents styles, écoles et époques illustrent parfaitement le développement de l’iconographie russe durant cinq siècles. Les icônes proviennent de collections privées européennes et américaines, cédées par leurs propriétaires directement ou à travers les ventes publiques. Toutes les icônes exposées ont une valeur historique, culturelle, artistique, et sans doute muséologique. Lu – di, 14 – 19 h.   https://www.facebook.com/cathedralesaintetrinite/

 

GERMANY  

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/

3 August – 26 January 2020, Draiflessen Collection, Georgstraße 18, Mettingen: Teil 2 der Ausstellungstrilogie „Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung“. Die Liebe ist allgegenwärtig: Nicht nur in Romanen, Filmen oder Liedern steht sie als starkes Gefühl, emotionale Kraft oder unerreichbares Ideal im Mittelpunkt, sondern sie ist immer auch Teil gesellschaftlicher Diskurse. Wie lieben wir? Wen lieben wir? Und warum? Und was passiert, wenn die Liebe einmal aufhört? Die Ausstellung folgt dem ersten Teil —  „Glaube" — der Trilogie „Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung“ und nähert sich dem Begriff Liebe. Sie beschreibt Liebe als eine Form (besonderer) sozialer Beziehungen und Bindungen. Nicht die Liebe als kurzlebigen Affekt oder leidenschaftliches Gefühl nimmt die Ausstellung in den Blick. Ihr Augenmerk richtet sich vielmehr auf Liebe als Qualitätsmerkmal zwischenmenschlicher Verhältnisse. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.draiflessen.com/articles?a_type=visit&locale=de

30 August 2019 – 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

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/

11 September – 17 December, Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst e.V., Finkenstraße 4, München: Magdalena Jetelová ‚Essential is Visible‘. Mit der Ausstellung ‚Essential is Visible‘ stellt die Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst den jüngsten Werkzyklus der tschechischen Künstlerin Magdalena Jetelová vor. Seit vielen Jahren erscheint das Thema der Grenze, der Ausgrenzung oder Markierung zentral in Jetelovás Arbeit. Dabei ist der Zeitbezug eine bedeutende inhaltliche Komponente. Di – Fr, 12 – 18 U. http://www.dg-galerie.de/vorschaumagdalena-jetelova-pacific-ring-of-fireeroeffnung-di-10-9-2019-18-bis-21-uhr/

13 September – 26 January, Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstraße 1, München: Markus Lüpertz. Über die Kunst zum Bild. Markus Lüpertz (*1941) zählt zu den zentralen Künstlerfiguren der deutschen Nachkriegszeit. Er hat die moderne Malerei seit den 1960er-Jahren entscheidend mitgeprägt. Die Ausstellung im Haus der Kunst stellt die Lebenskraft des uralten Mediums Malerei in den Fokus und beleuchtet erstmals den seriellen Charakter in Lüpertz‘ bildnerischem Schaffen. Anhand von über 200 Gemälden und Zeichnungen, viele aus internationalen Sammlungen, zeigt sie, wie Lüpertz ein auf inneren Zusammenhängen basierendes Werk entwickelt hat, das von einer filmischen Sichtweise geprägt ist. Die kinematische Seh- und Leseweise ermöglicht einen neuen frischen Blick auf sein künstlerisches Œuvre. Öffnungszeiten: https://hausderkunst.de/informationen

27 September – 12 January 2020, Staatsgalerie, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 30-32, Stuttgart: Jerg Ratgebs Meisterwerk. 500 Jahre Herrenberger Altar. Das Jubiläum feiern die evangelische Kirchengemeinde in Herrenberg und die Staatsgalerie Stuttgart gemeinsam. Der monumentale Herrenberger Altar von Jerg Ratgeb wurde im Auftrag der Brüder vom gemeinsamen Leben für die Herrenberger Stiftskirche gefertigt. Den Altar zeichnet eine dramatische und bewegte Bilderzählung aus. In der Staatsgalerie wird während des Jubiläums die Herrenberger Stiftskirche multimedial präsent sein, sodass für einen begrenzten Zeitraum Altar und Kirche virtuell zusammengeführt werden. Zahlreiche Veranstaltungen geben besondere Einblicke zur Entstehung des Altars, seinem ursprünglichen Aufstellungsort und seinem Schöpfer Jerg Ratgeb. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.staatsgalerie.de/besuch/besuch-planen/oeffnungszeiten-preise.html

3 October 2019 – 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/

3 October – 12 January 2020, Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud, Obenmarspforten, Am Kölner Rathaus, Köln: Rembrandts Graphische Welt. Experiment. Wettstreit, Virtuosität. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.wallraf.museum/das-museum/besucherinformationen/oeffnungszeiten/

6 October – 12 January 2020, Diözesanmuseum Rottenburg, Karmeliterstraße 9, Rottenburg am Neckar: Die Biblia Sacra von Salvator Dalí. Öffnungszeiten: https://dioezesanmuseum-rottenburg.de/oeffnungszeiten/

12 October - 23 February 2020, Museum Moderner Kunst Wörlen Passau, Bräugasse 17, Passau: Arnulf Rainer und Karl Schleinkofer. Arnulf Rainer (*1929 in Baden/Wien, lebt und arbeitet in Österreich und auf Teneriffa) zählt zu den wichtigsten österreichischen Künstlern der Gegenwart. Anlässlich seines 90. Geburtstags widmet ihm das MMK Passau eine Ausstellung mit zum Teil erstmals öffentlich gezeigten Werken, ergänzt durch Arbeiten des Passauer Künstlers Karl Schleinkofer (*1951 in Passau, lebt und arbeitet ebd.). Beide Künstler haben zeitweise in demselben Atelierhaus gearbeitet, und sie verbindet nicht nur eine tiefe gegenseitige Wertschätzung, sondern auch ein verwandter künstlerischer Ansatz. In dessen Zentrum steht der malerische Gestus, der physische Aspekt von Malerei. In seinen späten Werken reduziert Rainer den körperlichen Aktionsradius durch die Wahl eines kleineren Formates, das er zugleich durch leuchtkräftige Farben belebt. Konträr dazu konzentriert sich Schleinkofer in seinen Arbeiten auf Schwarz und Weiß, die sich im malerisch-skripturalen Gestus zu Tiefe erzeugenden Grautönen vermischen. Der Faktor Zeit spielt ebenfalls eine wesentliche Rolle, ebenso wie das Vexierspiel mit der Präsenz des Striches und der Absenz des Schöpfers. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.mmk-passau.de/besucherinformationen/informationen

19 October – 5 January 2020, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Alter Garten 3, Schwerin: Rembrandt. Selected Master Graphics of the Schweriner Collection Exhibition. On occasion of the 350th anniversary of his death we dedicate an exhibition to the most popular master of the Golden Age Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669). The exhibition enables unique insights in the valuable collection of 168 etchings, from which a selection of about 40 graphics is shown. They portrait the high quality of prints from 1630 to 1659. Beside self-portraits, landscapes, ordinary genre paintings and religious scenes, also so-called night paintings are presented. In those Rembrandts graphical talent is reflected in a special way. The contrasts between bright and dark areas with different shades and the atmospheric effects are typical for Rembrandt. His works show a high technical love of experimentation. As well the wide spectrum of motives as also the brilliant handling with the dry point turn the encounter with his graphical work to a special experience. Hours: https://www.museum-schwerin.de/ausstellungen/rembrandt/

19 October – 1 March 2020, Kunsthalle Bremen, Am Wall 207, Bremen: Icons: Adoration and Worship. Ikonen. Was wir Menschen anbeten. Je Raum präsentiert die Schau jeweils nur ein Werk – von der russischen Ikone bis zu Andy Warhol. Mit 60 Stars in 60 Räumen geht die Schau der Frage nach, wie sich auch heute noch mit dem Begriff der Ikone kultische Verehrung und die Idee des Übersinnlichen verbinden. In der ganz auf das einzelne Kunstwerk konzentrierten Inszenierung werden  Aspekte von Spiritualität, Andacht und Anbetung präsentiert. Werke von Caspar David Friedrich, Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malewitsch, Mark Rothko, Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle, Isa Genzken, Andreas Gursky und Kehinde Wiley werden dabei ergänzt durch alltägliche „Ikonen“ aus der Markenwelt und Popkultur wie Marilyn Monroe, Beyoncé und YouTuberin „Bibi“. https://www.kunsthalle-bremen.de/en/plan-your-visit/your-visit ; https://www.kunsthalle-bremen.de/en/view/exhibitions/list/upcoming

22 October – 16 February 2020, Kunstbau Lenbachhaus, Luisenstraße 33, München: Lebensmenschen. Alexej von Jawlensky (1864–1941) und Marianne von Werefkin (1860–1938) waren als Künstlerpaar fast dreißig Jahre eng miteinander verbunden. In einer ungewöhnlichen Ausstellungsarchitektur fügen sich die einzelnen Stationen ihres künstlerischen Schaffens zu einem Panorama von über 190 Werken zusammen. Inspiriert von der thematischen Idee der Lebensmenschen, finden in der Architektur die vielfältigen gegenseitigen Ergänzungen und Irrwege ihren Platz. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.lenbachhaus.de/ihr-besuch/oeffnungszeiten/

23 October – 16 February 2020, Städel Museum, Schaumainkai 63, Frankfurt: Making Van Gogh. Geschichte einer deutschen Liebe. Im Zentrum der Ausstellung steht die Entstehung des „Mythos van Gogh“ um 1900 sowie die Bedeutung seiner Kunst für die Moderne in Deutschland. Den Kern bilden 50 zentrale Werke von Vincent van Gogh aus allen Schaffensphasen. Einfluss und Wirkung van Goghs auf die nachfolgende Generation veranschaulichen in der Ausstellung 70 Werke von deutschen Künstlerinnen und Künstlern. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.staedelmuseum.de/de/informationen-service

25 October – 4 December, Galerie Schwind, Große Hamburger Str. 1, Berlin: Michael Triegel | Fokus Radierung. Mi – Sa, 12 – 18 U. https://www.galerie-schwind.de/kuenstler/michael-triegel/

26 October – 2 February 2020, Museum Barberini, Humboldtstraße 5-6, Potsdam: Van Gogh. Stillleben. Van Gogh-Experten untersuchen das Genre Stillleben im Werk des Künstlers. Von seinem ersten Gemälde bis zu den farbstarken Blumenbildern der späten Jahre hat Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) immer wieder Stillleben gemalt. In diesem Genre konnte er malerische Mittel und Möglichkeiten erproben: von der Vergewisserung der niederländischen Tradition des 17. Jahrhunderts – zunächst an Rembrandt, später an Jan Davidsz de Heem orientiert, über die Erfassung des Raums mit Licht und Schatten bis zum Experimentieren mit der Farbe. Van Goghs Reaktionen auf den Impressionismus zeigen sich in den Stillleben ebenso wie seine Verarbeitung von Einflüssen japanischer Farbholzschnitte. Auch in seinen Briefen ging Van Gogh immer wieder auf die Bedeutung der Stillleben für die Entwicklung seines Œuvres ein. Von den rund 800 Gemälden, die im Laufe seines Schaffens entstanden sind, sind 167 Stillleben. Umso erstaunlicher ist es, dass sich bisher noch nie eine monographische Ausstellung der Gattung des Stilllebens bei Van Gogh gewidmet hat. Öffnungszeiten https://www.museum-barberini.com/ihr-besuch/

27 October – 30 November, St. Petri-Kirche, Bei der Petrikirche 2, Hamburg und St. Jacobi kirche, Jakobikirchhof 22, Hamburg: Altar-Bilder des Berliner Künstlers Florian Pelka zu sehen sein. In der Apsis der Petri-Kirche ein Tryptichon, in der Turmhalle das Bild „Sie kommen“, das im Anschluss an den Gottesdienst in einer Prozession von der Hauptkirche St. Petri  zur Hauptkirche St. Jacobi geführt wird. https://www.sankt-petri.de/nachrichten-detail/nachricht/bilder-des-berliner-kuenstlers-florian-pelka-in-den-hauptkirchen-st-petri-und-st-jacobi.html

1 November – 20 December, Galerie Born Berlin, Potsdamer Straße 58, Berlin: Reinoud van Vught, Procession. Works from Reinoud van Vught, born 1960, have featured in numerous group exhibitions with his Dutch painter colleagues Henri Jacobs, Han Klinkhamer, and Marc Mulders at Galerie Born. His first solo exhibition in the Galerie Born, Berlin is titled “Procession”. This can be understood as a reference to the repeated forms in his often large-format works on paper and his paintings. However the title also resonates with references to the ritual of painting. Although we primarily encounter the term in religious contexts – the procession in honour of God – the artist understands it in its application to art. Tu – Sa, 12 – 18 h. https://galerie-born.de/reinoud-van-vught-procession/

3 November – 10 January 2020, Haus am Schüberg, Wulfsdorfer Weg 33, Ammersbek: Florian Pelka. Der Künstler ist in der Lage, sich am Strand der Bilderflut aufzuhalten, sei es um gewaltige Szenen oder auch nur triviales Treibgut unserer Zeit visuell zu montieren, mit den Mitteln der Malerei synergetisch zu arrangieren, emblematisch zu verdichten... Von Ende Oktober bis Ende November werden in den Hauptkirchen St. Petri und St. Jacobi Hamburg Altar-Bilder des Berliner Künstlers Florian Pelka zu sehen sein. In der Apsis der Petri-Kirche ein Tryptichon, in der Turmhalle das Bild „Sie kommen“, das im Anschluss an den Gottesdienst in einer Prozession von der Hauptkirche St. Petri  zur Hauptkirche St. Jacobi geführt wird. Öffnungszeiten: http://www.haus-am-schueberg.de/bildungszentrum/kunsthaus/ausstellungen/

10 November – 26 February 2020, Stiftung St. Matthäus, Matthäikirchplatz, Berlin: Norbert Bisky – POMPA. In seiner neuen Ausstellung greift Norbert Bisky dreißig Jahre nach dem Fall der Berliner Mauer die Frage nach den Leitbildern unserer Zeit auf. Mit einer aufwändigen Deckeninstallation älterer und neuer Werke zeigt Norbert Bisky seinen Blick auf die Welt nach 1989 in einer dystopischen Himmelslandschaft: „Pompa“ (lat. „Geleit/Leitung“) bezeichnete im alten Rom religiöse Festprozessionen mit Götter- und Ahnenbildern. Welchen Göttern huldigen wir heute? Welche Bilder prägen heute unser kulturelles und religiöses Gedächtnis? Die Ausstellung findet parallel zur Ausstellung „RANT“ von Norbert Bisky in der Villa Schöningen in Potsdam statt. Während „POMPA“ den Fokus auf die Nachwendezeit legt, richtet „RANT“ den Blick auf die Wendezeit und davor. Kooperation mit der KÖNIG GALERIE Berlin.   https://www.stiftung-stmatthaeus.de/programm/ausstellungen/veranstaltung/norbert-bisky-pompa-1/

30 November 2019 – 8 March 2020, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Hans Thoma Strasse 2-6, Karlsruhe: Hans Baldung Grien. Er war einer der eigenwilligsten Künstler des 16. Jahrhunderts: Hans Baldung, genannt Grien (1484/85 – 1545). Als origineller Interpret traditioneller und Erfinder neuer Bildthemen schuf Baldung intime Andachtsbilder und imposante Altarwerke, sinnliche Allegorien und Aktdarstellungen, drastische Hexenszenen, humanistische Denkbilder und markante Porträts. Den tiefgreifenden Umwälzungen seines Zeitalters setzte er ein höchst individuelles, oftmals exzentrisches und stets faszinierendes Werk entgegen, das neben koloristisch ausdrucksstarken Tafelgemälden virtuose Zeichnungen und kraftvolle Holzschnitte umfasst.Di – So, 10 – 18 U.   https://www.kunsthalle-karlsruhe.de/ausstellung/hans-baldung-grien/

13 December – 26 April 2020, Gemäldegalerie, Matthäikirchplatz, Berlin: Raphael in Berlin. The Madonnas of the Gemäldegalerie. As part of the Raphael anniversary celebrations in 2020, the Gemäldegalerie will be putting on a one-room show that brings together five Madonnas from their collection, which will be accompanied by loans from the National Gallery in London and the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin. Monday 6 April 2020 will mark 500 years since the death of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (born 6 April or 28 March 1483 in Urbino, died 6 April 1520 in Rome), one of the major artists of the Italian Renaissance. This occasion offers a chance to bring together the five depictions of the Virgin Mary from the collection of the Gemäldegalerie in a one-room show. The works, which are otherwise not exhibited in the same space, will come together here, entering into a dialogue with loans from the National Gallery in London and the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett. For the first time, the Terranuova Madonna tondo (ca. 1505) will be on display together with Raphael’s preliminary drawing for the head of the Terranuova Madonna from the Kupferstichkabinett. Hours: https://www.smb.museum/en/plan-your-visit/special-opening-hours-during-public-holidays.html

 

HUNGARY

30 October – 16 February 2020, Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Dózsa György út 41, Budapest: Rubens, Van Dyck and the Splendour of Flemish Painting. The exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts running from late October showcases the Golden Age of Flemish painting through the art of the foremost Baroque master of European art, Peter Paul Rubens, and that of his contemporaries. The 120 or so displayed works have been loaned from forty prominent public collections, including the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, the Prado in Madrid, the National Gallery in Washington DC and the National Gallery in London. In addition to almost thirty masterpieces by Rubens and more than a dozen by Van Dyck, visitors will be able to see excellent works by other Flemish masters too. For hours: https://www.mfab.hu

 

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

17 October – 8 March 2020, MAXXI, National Museum for 21st Art, Via Guido Reni, 4A, Rome: On the Spiritual Matter of Art. What does it mean today to talk about spirituality? on the spiritual matter of art is a project that investigates the issue of the spiritual through the lens of contemporary art and, at the same time, that of the ancient history of Rome. In a layout offering diverse possible paths, the exhibition features the works of 19 artists, leading names on the international scene from very different backgrounds and cultures. In a rigorously non-confessional vision, the exhibition, therefore, brings together works of contemporary art with a selection of archaeological relics from the capital’s leading museums: the Vatican Museums, the National Roman Museum, the Capitoline Museums and the National Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia. Hours: https://www.maxxi.art/en/events/della-materia-spirituale-dell-arte/

11 December – 29 February 2020, Braccio di Carlo Magno, St. Peter's Square, Vatican City: The Signs of the Sacred – The Imprints of the Real. Twentieth-century Graphic Arts in the Contemporary Art Collection of the Vatican Museums, curated by Francesca Boschetti. The exhibition presents for the first time an extraordinary selection of about 150 graphics, mostly unpublished, selected from about four thousand works that make up the entire collection of prints, engravings, drawings and photographs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries of the Vatican collections. A "hidden treasure" whose life, stored in folders and protected from light, is normally far from the eye of the public. The exhibition is a special occasion to see up close masterpieces by Edvard Munch, Paul Klee, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, Umberto Boccioni, Giorgio Morandi, Felice Casorati, Piero Dorazio, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, Emil Nolde, Georges Rouault. These artworks are sometimes accompanied by paintings and sculptures by the same artists, who have iconographic or chronological connections with the prints. Mo – Sa, 10 – 18 h, except Wed: 14 – 18 h. Closed on holidays. 

 

THE NETHERLANDS   

14 April 2019 – 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/

21 September 2019 – 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 2019 – 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 2019 – 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/

2 November – 9 February 2020, Museum De Lakenhal, Oude Singel 28-32, Leiden: Young Rembrandt – Rising Star. It will be the first time that an exhibition will be devoted exclusively to the earliest works by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-1669). The public will look over the painter’s shoulder, as it were, and see his talent bloom. Paintings the world-famous master made in Leiden, will return to his birth town almost 400 years later. The exhibition will show the development of Rembrandt’s exceptional talent in the period from 1624 to 1634. He never chose for … and always searched for new insights and possibilities. He was a true explorer and innovator. In these first ten years Rembrandt laid the foundation for his later work. That foundation led to Rembrandt’s fame and contributed greatly to the character of Dutch painting in the seventeenth century. Open: https://www.lakenhal.nl/nl/verhaal/bezoekersinformatie-praktische-informatie

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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

 

SWITZERLAND

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/

15 November – 22 Februar 2020, Kloster Dornach, Restaurant Hotel Kultur Kirche, Amthausstrasse 7, Dornach: Caroline Fink im Kreuzgang des Klosters Dornach, Fotografien zum Thema „Silence“: „Die Stille ist nicht nichts. Sie ist viel mehr. Vielleicht gar alles. Und sie dauert an.   https://klosterdornach.ch/booklet/20190105

20 November – 14 December, Galerie Latham, Rue de la Corraterie 22, Genf / Geneva: Arbeiten von Barbara Amstutz Orfèvre. Vernissage: Mi, 20. November, 17.00 – 20.00 Uhr. Visite commentée: Sa, 14. Dezember 2019, 17.00 Uhr, Fabienne Xavière Sturm, ehrenamtliche Kuratorin des Musée de l’Horlogerie Genève, in Gegenwart von Barbara Amstutz. Mi – Fr, 13.30 – 18.30 U, Sa, 11 – 13 U und 14 – 17 U. https://www.galerie-latham.com/index.php/expositions

 

CANADA

25 June 2019 – 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

12 October – 5 January 2020, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto: Early Rubens. A revealing exhibition of works the Flemish painter master produced between 1609 and 1621, a crucial time that marks Rubens’s rise to prominence on the world stage. Some of Rubens’s most remarkable, ambitious and large-scale oil paintings and works on paper will be featured in the exhibition – many of which have never been seen before in North America. This time period was significant both for Rubens’s development as an artist and for Antwerp’s revitalization. Rubens’ return to his birthplace of Antwerp in 1608, after studying in Italy for eight years, coincided with a period of relative peace for the war-torn city. Rubens’s homecoming was marked by almost immediate professional success – appointed court painter to the Archduke of Austria, in less than two years he built an active studio employing numerous students and artisans and established himself as the most famous painter in Western Europe. Hours: https://ago.ca/visit

20 November – 20 December, Dal Schindell Gallery, 5800 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC: Noonshine. Exhibition of ben Nelson. Harnessing the bright light and harsh shadows afforded by the mid-day sun, Ben Nelson's photographs present animal life in a world of striking contrast. Mo - Fr, 8.30 – 17 h, Sa, 12 – 16 h. http://www.schindellgallery.ca

 

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

2 July 2019 – 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/

15 September – 15 December, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), 221 Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO: Gratitude. On the occasion of his retirement, MOCRA’s Founding Director curates a uniquely personal selection of works. We – Su, 11 – 16 h (Th until 19 h).   https://www.slu.edu/mocra/exhibitions/gratitude.php 

28 September 2019 – 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

10 October – 16 February 2020, Bridge Projects, 6820 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles: Phillip K. Smith III: 10 Columns. Commissioned for the inaugural exhibition of Bridge Projects, 10 Columns features Smith’s signature mirrored surfaces and dynamic light program. Expanding on past site-specific installations, the artist adjoined mirrored rectilinear forms to the colonnades of Bridge Projects’ site at Santa Monica Blvd and Highland creating an architecture inside the existing one. The modular structure consists of thirty forms of equal heights and three distinct widths, adhering to the ten concrete columns in unique combinations of 90 and 180 degree angles that shift between aligning with and disrupting the grid of columns. The forms are animated by Smith’s unique light program. As the surfaces emit gradations of light and color, the dimensions and experience of the room shift and blur, evoking the changes of light in the Los Angeles atmosphere throughout the day. Recalling both California’s Light and Space movement and ancient cosmologies, light is a resonant image for the beginning of Bridge Projects. Smith is known for large-scale temporary installations such as Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree, CA, The Circle of Land and Sky at the inaugural 2017 Desert X exhibition, and Open Sky at the Salone del Mobile, Milano, in 2018. Born and still residing in the Coachella Valley, Smith received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design. We – Sa, 12 – 17 h. https://www.bridgeprojects.com/exhibitions/10-columns

20 October 2019 – 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/

23 October – 20 January 2020, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY: The Renaissance of Etching. The emergence of etching on paper in Europe in the late 15th and early 16th centuries—when the technique moved out of the workshops of armor decorators and into those of printmakers and painters—was a pivotal moment that completely changed the course of printmaking. The Renaissance of Etching will trace the first 60 years of the etched print through some 125 etchings created by both renowned and lesser-known artists, displayed alongside a selection of drawings, printing plates, etching tools, illustrated books, and armor. The works are drawn from the collections of The Met, The Albertina Museum, and a number of European and American lenders. https://www.metmuseum.org/visit/plan-your-visit

 

AUSTRALIA

7 December – 12 January, 2020, Jacombe, 32 Parwan Rd, Maddingley VIC: On holiday. Ruth Johnstone, Alfonse Borysewicz, Damon Kowarsky, John Hart, Carloyn Hawkins, Andrew Weatherill, James Murnane, Hyun Ju Kim, Liam Haley, Hannah Jill Curtis, Mat Vaughan, Peter Brown, Gwen Scott, Brett Mallon. Opening 7 December, 12.30 h. By appointment only. http://damonlk.blogspot.com/2019/11/jacombe-christmas-party-and-exhibition.html

 

INDIA

7 March 2020 – 12 March, 2020, Art for Change, B 165 Chattarpur Enclave, PH II, New Delhi: 7th Art for Change International Artist Residency exhibition. “What to do with Difference? - Art and Artist as Bridge.” About the Theme: Diversity is built into the design of things, difference contributes beauty and complexity to life.  Yet ethnicity, politics, religion, and culture increasingly are the cause of profound divisions in our world.  What do we do with the things that set us apart? The Art for Change International Residency will explore the reality, challenges, aesthetics, and possibilities of ‘difference,’ in the artist’s life and in a local context—with global implications.  How does art make sense of difference?  What divides and connects us as human beings? What is the potential for art and artist as bridge? International! Inter-cultural! Educational and Challenging! Professional! Purposeful!  Collectively we ask: What does it mean to be an artist? What does it mean to be human? How can art shape society for the common good?

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