An Avant-garde Artist for Avant-garde Minds: A Major Retrospective of Francis Picabia at the Kunsthaus Zurich
--Charlotte Jansen Among the works and documentation on show at the Kunsthaus, selected by in-house curator Cathérine Hug
Gilbert Bretterbauer, Threaded Chair, 2016, painted metal. Courtesy of Rauminhalt. At Collective Design Fair. In the West
Modernity, Jean-Michel Rabaté tells us, may be nothing but its own ghost. Mexico City and New York-based Miguel Angel Rios' work spans two centuries and responds and interrogates, as inflection and affliction, to the ghosts of the "pre- post-trans-anti-hyper-neo."
This ambitious overview is a warm, paint-stained handshake and a grateful, standing salute to past award-winning innovative performances in a supportive role by pioneer picture makers. At the same time, it is a inquisitive and delightful investigation.
"Wasser has a fearless and well trained technique in understanding the importance of light and composition," explained Berman
A beautiful new documentary illuminates the difference between an art collector and a patron who not only amasses a tremendous collection but whose taste and interests help define an era.
Peggy Guggenheim stands in stark contrast to the collectors of today, many of whom buy for portfolios and not passion and whose private museums and art galleries are not places of discovery but enshrinement. There were no six degrees of separation from the artists to Peggy who just as often slept beside them as hung them on her walls. 'I began to see Peggy... as the last of Henry James's transatlantic heroines, Daisy Miller with rather more balls.' wrote Gore Vidal.
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Stepping into Damián Ortega's solo exhibition Casino (curated by Vicente Todolí) at Milan's HangarBicocca, viewers may feel that they have entered into a dark and unusual four-dimensional universe, dotted with bright frozen explosions.
It matters where you see a work of art, as do the things that surround it. Meanings emerge and change -- sometimes slightly, sometimes dramatically -- in relation to context.
Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus Unknown artist, Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses