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Exhibitions 2020

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5 November 2021 – 28 August, Dom Museum, Stephansplatz 6, Wien: Armut und Reichtum. Sie sind bei allen Gegensätzen kaum zu trennen: Der Reichtum weniger baut auf der Armut vieler auf. Ökonomische und soziale Ungleichheit hat verschiedenste Auswirkungen auf Lebensglück, Bildung und Gesundheit – ein Umstand, der während einer Pandemie besonders augenscheinlich wird. Die Ausstellung lotet die komplexen Facetten ungleicher Verteilung aus und folgt diesem zeitlosen Thema vom Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart. Mittels Zeichnung, Druckgrafik, Malerei, Fotografie und multimedialer Installationen werden Ausprägungen von Armut und Reichtum beleuchtet und vor allem auch ihre unauflösbare gegenseitige Bedingung thematisiert. Mi – So, 10 – 18 U (Do bis 20 U).



10 July 2020 - 21 March 2024, M Leuven, Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28, Leuven: Moved. The new collection presentation introduces the visitor to forgotten customs based on extraordinary religious objects that were intended to be both moved and moving. You see the extensive wardrobe and silver accessories of a statue that was carried in procession, but also a house altar, valuable reliquaries and special cultic objects. Often fragile, tactile, precious and the work of skilled craftspeople, each of these intriguing pieces was made to be touched and moved but also to move people spiritually. Through personal testimonies and historical images, the presentation brings old rituals back to life. At the same time, these historical traditions are juxtaposed with contemporary forms of veneration and worship. And the link with Leuven is never far away: the majority of the exhibited objects come from important churches and historical sites in Leuven. Th, 11 – 22 h, fr – tu, 11 – 18 h.



3 February – 8 May, Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London: Van Gogh Self-Portraits. The first-ever exhibition devoted to Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits across his entire career. An outstanding selection of more than 15 self-portraits will be brought together to trace the evolution of Van Gogh’s self-representation, from his early Self-Portrait with a Dark Felt Hat, created in 1886 during his formative period in Paris, to Self-Portrait with a Palette, painted at the asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in September 1889, one of his last self-portraits before his death in 1890. 10 – 18 h.

17 March – 5 June, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, London: Illuminations: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. Featuring highlights from the museum's collection of over 2,000 cuttings from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, this display explores the types of books these pieces came from and the 19th-century context in which they were cut up and collected. We – Su 10 – 17.45 h.

9 April – 31 July, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London: The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael. This exhibition, one of the first-ever to explore Raphael’s entire career, looks at his celebrated paintings and drawings as well as his work in architecture, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry and prints. In his brief career, spanning just two decades, Raphael shaped the course of Western culture like few artists before or since. 10 – 18 h (fr until 21 h).

24 February – 21 May, Michael Werner, 22 Upper Brook Street, London, W1K 7PZ: Per Kirkeby: Geological Messages: Paintings from 1965-2015. Michael Werner Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by Danish artist Per Kirkeby (1938-2018). Taking the form of a small retrospective, the show focuses on the artist’s lifelong engagement with landscape, geology, and the natural world. Kirkeby’s interest in visible and invisible structures that configure the physical world has been well-documented. The artist studied geology in the 1950s, travelling on expeditions to Greenland and the Arctic. Making a radical shift in his life, Kirkeby decided to become an artist and enrolled in Copenhagen’s Experimental Art School in the early 1960s. One of Scandinavia’s most important 20th-century artists, Kirkeby followed the tradition of Northern European painters like Caspar David Friedrich and Edvard Munch. Like his predecessors, the artist sought to encapsulate the light and patterns of the landscape of his homeland on canvas. Trained as a geologist, Kirkeby understood the earth to be geologically unstable and continually moving between states of mineral complexity and processes of collapse. These terrestrial changes were recognized by Kirkeby to be inherently connected to the indescribable attributes of the human experience. It was through painting, drawing, and sculpture that he searched for ways to connect with the realities of an ever-changing world. Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.



2 June 2020 – 31 December 2022, Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki: Stories of Finnish Art. Stories of Finnish Art illustrates the development of art in Finland from 1809 until the 1970s. At the exhibition, the story of Finnish art is juxtaposed with international developments in art and contemporary social events. On display, side by side, are Finnish and international masterpieces from our collections, such as Le Corbusier’s Two Women (1939), Hugo Simberg’s The Wounded Angel (1903), Edvard Munch’s Bathing Men (1907–08), and Vincent van Gogh’s Street in Auvers-sur-Oise (1890). The works on display in the halls of modern art highlight the post-Second World War reconstruction period and the emergent media society. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures and prints by Finnish and foreign artists such as Anitra Lucander, Unto Pusa, Ulla Rantanen, Anita Snellman and Sam Vanni. Prints by foreign artists are exhibited on a regularly changing basis. The exhibition also includes Eino Ruutsalo’s experimental films and advertisements. Tu – Fr, 10 – 18 h (We, Th until 20 h), Sa, Su, 10 – 17 h.

27 March – 10 April, Helsinki Cathedral: Annukka Laine, Pictures of Mercy and Hope.



18 September – 29 May, Musée Maurice Denis, 2bis Rue Maurice Denis, Saint-Germain-en-Laye : Maurice Denis, bonheur rêvé. Immersion dans l’intimité de l’homme et de l’artiste qu'était Maurice Denis (1870-1943), l’exposition Bonheur rêvé propose de remettre en lumière les œuvres phares des collections du musée, en bénéficiant de prêts exceptionnels, notamment du musée d’Orsay, ainsi que de nombreuses pièces totalement inédites provenant de prêts privés. Ma – di, jusqu’à avril 11 – 18 h, avril, mai, 11 – 18.30 h. Fermé 1 mai.

7 October – 15 May 2022, Musée Nissim de Camondo, 63 Rue de Monceau, Paris : The British writer and ceramist Edmund de Waal is the guest for a carte blanche, a first in this unique and memorial place. Echoing his new book “  Lettres à Camondo  ” (Éditions Les Arts Décoratifs) published on April 16, 2021, in which the author retraces with sensitivity the tragedy of Camondo's family, this exhibition is another way for Edmund de Waal to to revisit a family house with a tragic destiny, which resonates singularly with that of his Viennese family in 1938. It bears the mark of his passion for literature and bears witness to his lifelong obsession with porcelain. Hours:

18 September – 29 May, Musée Maurice Denis à Saint-Germain-en-Laye (78): « Maurice Denis, bonheur rêvé »: Immersion dans l’intimité de l’homme et de l’artiste qu'était Maurice Denis (1870-1943), l’exposition Bonheur rêvé propose de remettre en lumière les œuvres phares des collections du musée, en bénéficiant de prêts exceptionnels, notamment du musée d’Orsay, ainsi que de nombreuses pièces totalement inédites provenant de prêts privés. Exposition : « Maurice Denis, bonheur rêvé » au Musée Maurice Denis à Saint-Germain-en-Laye (78) — Narthex

27 November – 7 May, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon: « A la mort, à la vie ! Vanités d'hier et d'aujourd'hui ». L’exposition « A la mort, à la vie ! Vanités d’hier et d’aujourd’hui » présente des œuvres créées du XVIe au XXIe siècle, qui rappellent le terme assigné à toute vie humaine, mais aussi combien la vie est précieuse et belle. Exposition : « A la mort, à la vie ! Vanités d'hier et d'aujourd'hui » au musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (69) — Narthex

4 December 2021 – 31 December 2022, Centre international du Vitrail à Chartres 5 Rue du Cardinal Pie, Chartres : Peindre sur le Ciel. Cette Rétrospective des réalisations 2010-2022 de Kim En Joong organisée au Centre international du Vitrail à Chartres présentera quarante-deux commandes monumentales d’ensembles de vitraux réalisés en France et dans le monde, au cours de ces douze années. Ouverture :

11 February – 30 June, Missions étrangères de Paris: L’Évangile au Pays du Sourire » aux Missions Étrangères de Paris. Il y a trois siècles et demi, les graines de l’évangélisation semées en Thaïlande par les missionnaires envoyés depuis la France par les Missions étrangères de Paris pour répondre aux vœux de la Congrégation romaine de la Propagation de la Foi, fleurissent à présent sur toute l’étendue du territoire. Illustrant le dynamisme de l’Église de Thaïlande dans toute sa diversité, l’exposition remonte progressivement le temps pour mieux comprendre la fécondité de l’héritage reçu, à travers une centaine d'œuvres, parfois inédites. A découvrir jusqu'au 30 juin 2022. Exposition : « L’Évangile au Pays du Sourire » aux Missions Étrangères de Paris

2 March – 2 May, Saint-Eustache, Paris: « Christian Lapie, L'Espace Temps ». En plein cœur de Paris, l'église Saint Eustache s'efforce d'associer la recherche et les œuvres des créateurs contemporains aux grandes étapes de la liturgie. Ainsi, dès le début du Carême, un ensemble de sculptures de Christian Lapie sera exposé à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur de l'église. Pour accompagner cette installation, Paul-Louis Rinuy, critique d’art et professeur à l’université Paris 8, - qui dirige également le comité artistique de Narthex - animera samedi 19 mars, en compagnie de l'artiste, une présentation de son travail de sculpteur. L'exposition est à découvrir jusqu'au 2 mai 2022. Exposition et conférence : « Christian Lapie, L'Espace Temps » à Saint-Eustache à Paris

2 March – 18 April, trois églises du diocèse de Lyon: « Ténèbres ou Lumière ». A l'occasion du Carême 2022, la CDAS (Commission diocésaine d’Art sacré) de Lyon invite à une proposition artistique intitulée « Ténèbres ou lumière » autour des œuvres de deux artistes, Christian Oddoux et Patrick Marquès, présentées dans trois églises du diocèse de Lyon : la basilique Saint-Bonaventure et la chapelle de l’Hôtel Dieu à Lyon, ainsi qu’à l’église Saint-Clair à Brignais. A découvrir jusqu'au 18 avril 2022 ! Exposition : « Ténèbres ou Lumière » à Lyon et Brignais (69)



3 April – 18 October, Hotel St. Elisabeth und im Haus Ulrika des Kloster Hegne, Konradistraße, Allensbach-Hegne:  TALITA KUM – steh auf! Thematische Ausstellung mit 60 Künstlerinnen und Künstlern aus Baden-Württemberg in Kooperation mit der Gemeinschaft Christlicher Künstler (GCK) in der Erzdiözese Freiburg. Die Vernissage findet am 3. April 2022 11U  statt. Die Finissage und die Preisverleihung am 16. Oktober 14.30 U.



8 April 17 June, Museum of Fine Arts, 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41, Budapest: Between Hell and Paradise. The Enigmatic World of Hieronymus. The Netherlandish master, Hieronymus Bosch (ca. 1450 – 1516), produced one of the most influential and emblematic artistic achievements in European painting. The Budapest show, with close to ninety works on view, is not only anticipated to become the most comprehensive exhibition of Bosch’s works in Central Europe ever, but also one of the most significant Bosch exhibitions of the international museum world in the last fifty years. Bringing to life Bosch’s unique world and conjuring up the spiritual and visual culture of the late Middle Ages, the museum will display almost half of the master’s painted oeuvre,  including ten autograph paintings – among them the Last Judgement triptych (Bruges, Groeningemuseum), the Ship of Fools (Paris, Musée du Louvre), the Adoration of the Magi (New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie) and the Ecce Homo (Frankfurt, Städel Museum). Tu – su, 10 – 18 h.



12 November – 17 April, Palazzo Blu, Lungarno Gambacorti 9, Pisa: Keith Haring. The exhibition offers a broad overview of the artist's works never exhibited before in Europe. There is a section dedicated to those Pisan days that saw the creation of Tuttomondo mural. The exhibition presents over 170 works by the American artist .

19 February 2018 – 26 February 2025, Uffizi Galleries, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence: Caravaggio and the 17th century. Hours:



13 October 2021 – 8 May, Frans Hals Museum, Groot Heiligland 62, Haarlem: At Home with Jordaens. Where the Northern Netherlands had Frans Hals, Rembrandt and Vermeer, in the Southern Netherlands they had their own Great Three: Jordaens, Rubens and Van Dyck. This exhibition focuses on Jacob Jordaens, with his great flair, worldliness, individuality and typicalities. Jordaens made portraits, historical scenes and genre paintings until well into his old age. His next of kin were often a source of inspiration to him. His home served as his showroom and the room where he received his – wealthy – clients was spectacularly decorated with his own work. Tu – Sa, 11 – 17 h, Su, 12 – 17 h.

10 February - 1 June, Mauritshuis, Plein 29, The Hague: Floral Fireworks in a Vase. In 2022, it will be 200 years since the Mauritshuis—once built as a residence for Count Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen—became a museum. The Mauritshuis kicks off its festive anniversary year with an enormous quantity of flowers. The exhibition In Full Bloom presents the most beautiful flower still lifes from the seventeenth century. These paintings were immensely popular, but why? The exhibition pays special attention to female artists who made a name in this genre and who played a major role in the development of botanical science. 10 -18 h (mo from 13 h)

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4 September – 12 June 2022, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, 36 University Avenue, Kingston, ON: Studies in Solitude: The Art of Depicting Seclusion. The social and moral implications of retreating oneself in solitude were vigorously debated in early modern Europe. While the benefits of a solitary state were exalted in the context of scholarly study and Christian devotional practice, they were also understood to carry a moral obligation of mental fortitude. Theologians in particular warned that time away from family and community could lead to depressive episodes or leave one vulnerable to temptation. Who was advised—or perhaps permitted—solitude, then, was carefully negotiated by cultural and societal norms. The artworks brought together in this exhibition illustrate how early modern Dutch artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Jacob van Campen, Heyman Dullaert and Cornelis Bisschop confronted the accepted limits of seclusion in their work. Representations of figures solitarily engaged in studies, prayer, or song provided opportunities for an artistic exploration of human interiority and helped inspire ideals of devotion and erudition. Situated in the context of renewed concerns around topics of isolation and exposure brought on by the 2020-2021 pandemic, Studies in Solitude also considers how such images participated in the development of gendered and class-based conceptions of privileged space that are still felt today. Hours: 

2 March – 18 April, various locations in Toronto: Crossings, a Journey to Easter Arts Exhibition. Crossings is part of a series of exhibitions that have taken place in London England, Washington DC, New York City and Amsterdam. The Toronto exhibition is scheduled during the time in the church calendar known as Lent. This project has been initiated by IMAGO, now in its 49th year serving church and culture at the interface of faith and art. Crossings will be free for the public to visit. The artworks are being done by sixteen Canadian artists in response to the Scriptural Stations of the Cross and will be uniquely relevant expressions capturing both the Passion narrative and its implications for our world. The title Crossings aligns with “Toronto” – Huron for “meeting place”, and fits with our city’s identity as an intersection of ethnicities, cultures, races, religions and ideas. It also alludes to the possibility for spiritual encounter through engagement with the Passion story. The locations selected for the art will allow the public to make a “pilgrimage” to the Stations. There will be eleven located on or near the University of Toronto campus and five at churches in the Yonge and St. Clair area of the city.



27 January – 15 May, Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL: Sacred/Supernatural: Religion, Myth, and Magic in Early Modern European Prints. The exhibition explores some of the methods that European printmakers used to convey extraordinary events and individuals during the early modern period (1450-1800). While much of the art from this period was devoted to mimesis, or the naturalistic representation of the real world, close attention was also paid to the portrayal of otherworldly subjects.  Printmakers invented creative solutions to convey to viewers that something or someone in their images was not of this world, from divine beings and miracles to witches and demons. Sacred/Supernatural includes works by Dutch, English, Flemish, French, German, and Italian relief and intaglio printmakers, dating from the fifteenth through the eighteenth century.



6 May – 22 May, ASW Gallery, 40 Annie Str, Wickham: Rod Pattenden: Colour Fields. Fr – Sun 11 – 16 h.

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