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Cartier, Joailler des Arts – Paris – France

Beatriz Milhazes, Aquarium Philippe Gontier © Cartier


From April 3 to April 22, 2012 – Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

An exceptional presentation of four unique artworks commissioned by Cartier since 2009.
To create a work of art using precious or semi-precious stones that have been pierced, engraved, unmounted or even damaged, and can therefore no longer be used in classic jewelry; to bestow new life on these pearls, emeralds, sapphires, mandarin garnets, moonstones, paved diamonds, chalcedonies, rubies… This was the mission that the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and Cartier entrusted to four internationally renowned contemporary artists, well known to the Fondation.

Alessandro Mendini, The Cartier Column Philippe Gontier © Cartier


D
avid Lynch, Alessandro Mendini, Takeshi Kitano and Beatriz Milhazes each met and worked with the Cartier master jewelers; from this passionate exchange four exceptional art works were created – extraordinary unique materials for the artists and a new life for these stones that no longer corresponded to the jeweler’s high standards.

The development and execution of this veritable précis of gemology was the work of Cartier Joaillerie, while each artist and their creation revived the soul of these stones and symbolized their eternity in their own special way. Together, artists and master jewelers have crafted a precious story of gemstones.

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Lee Wen: Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real – Singapore

Lee Wen, Splash, digital print on archival paper (Edition 3/5), 61 x 76 cm, Singapore Art Museum collection


From the 20th of April to June 10, 2012 – Singapore Art Museum

Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real is an exhibition of works by Lee Wen, a multidisciplinary artist and one of Singapore’s most internationally recognised contemporary artists. His earliest known work in a book entitled A Waking Dream (1981) with texts and drawings preceded the manga generation of today and showed evidence of his inclination in using dreams, metaphor and myth-making to manifest a narrative of our perception of life and reality.

Best known for his Yellow Man series of work, Lee is also one of the Singapore artists who pioneered in the field of performance art. Through various constructed personas, his work allow visitors an insight into the artist and provocateur, whose very being is motivated by a strong conviction of justice and idealism, with a persistence to stay true to the self in a highly structured world.

In this exhibition, Lee will be presenting key works spanning two-and-a-half decades alongside more recent ones. The vast selection includes installations, photographs, videos and documentations. Lee will also perform ‘live’ during selected exhibition periods and talk about his experiences and personal development as an artist, covering subjects such as memories and myth-making.

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Lines of Thought, Group Show – London – UK

Jorge Macchi Tevere, 2006 Concrete 10 x 500 x 70 cm Courtesy GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin Photo by Ela Bialkowska


29 February–13 May 2012 – Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

Lines of Thought explores the work of 15 contemporary artists, whose practice has focused in particular on using line in creatively challenging ways. The show encompasses painting, sculpture and installation as well as crosses several generations.

Hemali Bhuta: Stepping Down, 2010 Dimension: Variable, wax sticks of various lengths and cotton threads. Copyright the artist and Project 88


H
ighlights include a giant cave-like installation made of 30,000 wax candles which will hang from the gallery ceiling, and a 3m² wall drawing entitled ‘Ceaseless Doodle’ which depicts the contours of all the world’s borders. The Lines of Thought exhibition brings together a number of disparate works that prompt thoughts about how the simplicity of line is the core element of so many and often unpredictable forms of artistic expression.

Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt: Ceaseless Doodle, 2009 Wall drawing with permanent marker, 320x320 cm Courtesy of the artists Installation view; Kunsthalle Mannheim Photo: Cem Yücetas


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articipating include Helene Appel, Hemali Bhuta, James Bishop, Raoul De Keyser, Adrian Esparza, Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Jorge Macchi, Nasreen Mohamedi, Fred Sandback, Conrad Shawcross, Anne Truitt, and Richard Tuttle

Foundation Hours


Believed it or not: new works from the Collection – Helsinki – Finland

Heli Vehkaperä: Curtain Shop / Verhokauppa / Gardinaffär, 2007 © Helsingin taidemuseo / Helsinki konstmuseum / Helsinki Art Museum, kuva: Yehia Eweis


From December 16, 2011 to February 12, 2012 – Art Museum Meilahti

The exhibition showcases new acquisitions of the Helsinki Art Museum from 2007 to 2011. In the past five years, the museum has acquired almost 400 works for its collection, over 50 of which are featured in this show. The museum also augments its collection by commissioning public artworks that are sited in parks, for example. Under the Percent for Art programme, works are also acquired for new buildings such as day-care centres, schools and hospitals. Around 40 per cent of the collection of the Helsinki Art Museum is permanently on exhibit in various municipal offices and institutions.

There are as many topics and messages in the exhibition as there are artists and artworks. Yet there are also things in common, for many of the works address issues relating to beliefs and values. Many works refer to the tradition of Christian art and to art history in general. In the hands of contemporary artists, old subjects are given new meanings. On the other hand, many artists seize contemporary themes and offer fresh viewpoints on them. The works in the exhibition can also evoke powerful emotions in themselves, without any background information or analytical reflection.

The artists are Petri Eskelinen, Jenni Eskola, Jussi Goman, Terike Haapoja, Mikko Hintz, Antti Keitilä, Anne Koskinen, Maarit Kotiranta, Sami Lukkarinen, Heikki Marila, Elina Merenmies, Juhana Moisander, Reima Nevalainen, Anssi Pulkkinen, Kyösti Pärkinen, Jani Ruscica, Antti Tanttu, Milla Toivanen, Tatu Tuominen, Timo Vaittinen, Heli Vehkaperä, Jarno Vesala, Henry Wuorila-Stenberg and Petri Yrjölä.

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Dancing through life, From the 1900’s to today – Metz – France

 

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Until April 2nd 2012 – Centre Pompidou Metz

The Centre Pompidou is dedicating a brand new exhibition to the connections between the visual arts and dance, from the 1900’s to today. “Danser sa via” [“Dancing through life”] shows how these sparked off modernity and fed the major movements and the figures who constitute the history of modern and contemporary art. The exhibition illustrates its point through works by artistic figures of the 20th Century, through movements that founded modernity, and through the research of contemporary artists and dancers. It presents the common interest of art and dance for the body in movement. “Danser sa vie” [“Dancing through life”] creates a dialogue between all disciplines, of fine art and choreographic art. A wide range of paintings, sculptures, installations, audio-visual work and choreographic pieces, illustrate their incessant exchanges, in a language that is often fusional.

The title Danser sa vie [Dancing Ones Life] is taken from Isadora Duncan, the pioneer of modern dance: “My Art is just an effort to express the truth of my Being in gesture and movement … Before the public which has thronged my representations I have had no hesitation. I have given them the most secret impulses of my soul. From the first I have only danced my life” (Isadora Duncan, My Life, New York, 1927).

André Derain Danse bachique, 1906 Crayon et aquarelle sur papier The Museum of Modern Art, New York


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N EXHIBITION IN THREE SECTIONS

DANCE AS SELF-EXPRESSION, FROM VASLAV NIJINSKY TO MATTHEW BARNEY
The invention of a new subjectivity is explored through the emergence with Isadora Duncan of a free dance emancipated from classical ballet. In Germany, in the years of Expressionism and of “Freikörperkultur” (Free Body Culture or “naturism”), there was a hitherto unprecedented exchange between artists and dancers, exemplified, for instance, in the relationship between dancer Mary Wigman and the painters Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Emil Nolde. From Matthew Barney and Vaslav Nijinsky to Kelly Nipper and Mary Wigman, contemporary art too has maintained the dialogue with the greats of modern dance.

Auguste Rodin Nijinski, 1912 Bronze Musée Rodin, Paris.


D
ANCE AND ABSTRACTION, FROM LOÏE FULLER TO NICOLAS SCHÖFFER
Here the birth of abstraction is viewed through the choreographic inventions of Loïe Fuller and the ways in which Kandinsky, the Cubists, the Futurists, the Bauhaus and the Russian avant-gardes made use of dance. Certain figures, such as Sophie Taeuber-Arp, were both dancers and visual artists. Others maintained a dialogue with dancers, as did Kandinsky with Gret Palucca and Calder with Josephine Baker. The explorations of Nicolas Schöffer and Alwin Nikolais then bring this story to a close with mechanical ballets, kinetic inventions and virtual dances. This section also includes a new work
by Olafur Eliasson specially conceived for the exhibition.

Étienne Chambaud La Danse, 2009 Photographic collage: reduplication of an anonymous black and white print of Irma Duncan at Grünwald, c. 1910 Collection M. Étienne Chambaud, Paris


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ANCE AS PERFORMANCE, FROM DADA TO JÉRÔME BEL
This last section considers the connections between dance and performance art and vice versa, from the first Dada actions at Cabaret Voltaire to the deployment of tasks (gestures taken from everyday life) by dancer Anna Halprin, from the birth of the happening with Allan Kaprow to Black Mountain College.
In the 1960s, Merce Cunningham engaged an artistic dialogue with John Cage, and indeed with Andy Warhol. A selection of works and documents looks back to the Judson Church in New York and then highlights the influence of popular clubbing and techno culture.

Artists

Charles ATLASJoséphine BAKER

Matthew BARNEY

Pina BAUSCH

Jérôme BEL

Gerhard BOHNER

Fréderic BOISSONNAS

Antoine BOURDELLE

Constantin BRANCUSI

Trisha BROWN

Alexander CALDER

Giannina CENSI

Etienne CHAMBAUD

Lucinda CHILDS / Sol LEWITT

René CLAIR

Lizica CODREANO

Merce CUNNINGHAM

Emile JAQUES- DALCROZE

Sonia DELAUNAY

François DELSARTE

Fortunato DEPERO

André DERAIN

Serge DIAGHILEV

Théo Van DOESBURG

Isadora DUNCAN

Olafur ELIASSON

Elsa von FREYTAG-LORINGHOVEN

Nicolas FLOC’H

Jan FABRE

Nat FINKELSTEIN

William FORSYTHE

Simone FORTI

Loïe FULLER

Valeska GERT

Felix GONZALEZ-TORRES

Martha GRAHAMAnna HALPRIN

Raoul HAUSMANN

Alex HAY

Deborah HAY

Vilmos HUSZÀR

Niddy IMPEKOVEN

Jasper JOHNS

Kurt JOOSS

Vassily KANDINSKY

Allan KAPROW

Anne Teresa DE KEERSMAEKER/

Thierry DE MEY

André KERTÉSZ

Ernst Ludwig KIRCHNER

Yves KLEIN

Harald KREUTZBERG

František KUPKA

Rudolf von LABAN

Ange LECCIA

Fernand LÉGER

Babette MANGOLTE

Daria MARTIN

Henri MATISSE

Vsevolod MEYERHOLD

Jeff MILLS

Simon DYBBROE MØLLER

Peter MOORE

Robert MORRIS

Tomoyoshi MURAYAMA

Eadweard MUYBRIDGE

Hans NAMUTH

Bruce NAUMAN

Vaslav NIJINSKI

Alwin NIKOLAIS

Kelly NIPPERIsamu NOGUCHI

Emil NOLDE

Hélio OITICICA

Gret PALUCCA

Valentin PARNAC

Steve PAXTON

Mai-Thu PERRET

Francis PICABIA

Pablo PICASSO

Jackson POLLOCK

Yvonne RAINER

Robert RAUSCHENBERG

MAN RAY

Christian RIZZO

Auguste RODIN

Alexandre RODTCHENKO

Charlotte RUDOLPH

Jia RUSKAJA

Valentine de SAINT-POINT

Kazuo SHIRAGA

Lavinia SCHULZ & Walter HOLDT

Oskar SCHLEMMER

Carolee SCHNEEMANN

Kurt SCHMIDT

Nicolas SCHÖFFER

Tino SEHGAL

Gino SEVERINI

Stephen SHORE

Sophie TAEUBER-ARP

Wolfgang TILLMANS

Georges YAKOULOV /

Léonide MASSINE

Andy WARHOL

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Cecilia Edefalk and Gunnel Wåhlstrand, time and memory – London – UK

Cecilia Edefalk: CU, 1988 oil on linen 192 x 96 cm Private Collection Courtesy Cecilia Edefalk Photo Carl Henrik Tillberg

23 November 2011 to 12 February 2012 – Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
Parasol unit presents a major exhibition of works by two of Sweden’s leading contemporary artists, Cecilia Edefalk and Gunnel Wåhlstrand from 23 November 2011 to 12 February 2012.
Cecilia Edefalk uses traditional methods of oil and tempera in her paintings, which are executed on small canvases. She often places her work in carefully choreographed arrangements, using mirror effects, displaying paintings at 90-degree angles or turning canvasses upside-down, which lends a quality of performance to her shows.
Gunnel Wåhlstrand uses a meticulous technique, painting with only black ink and water to create photo-realistic drawings on large sheets of paper. Her work is based on photographs found in her family album of her father’s early childhood in Sweden.

Gunnel Wåhlstrand: By the Window, 2003–2004 ink-wash on paper 151 x 198 cm The Michael Storåkers Collection Courtesy Gunnel Wåhlstrand


T
hese images present deeply personal scenes of family life, given a haunting resonance as imposing, monochromatic drawings of an era frozen in time. The precise and demanding work of depicting this archive allows Wåhlstrand to physically and psychologically connect to her father who died when she was one year old.
Cecilia Edefalk (1954–) lives and works in Stockholm. Among her solo exhibitions are: Cecilia Edefalk, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1999; and Focus: Cecilia Edefalk, Art Institute, Chicago, USA, 2006.
Gunnel Wåhlstrand (1974–) lives and works in Stockholm. Following her acclaimed graduation exhibition at the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, in 2003, her work has featured in numerous exhibitions in Europe and overseas.

Cecilia Edefalk: Double White Venus, 2004 tempera on linen 240 x 175 cm Private Collection, London Courtesy Cecilia Edefalk Photo Carl Henrik Tillberg


R
ecent shows include: Nordic-by-New York, ASF Scandinavia House, New York, USA, 2011; Gunnel Wåhlstrand, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009; and Gunnel Wåhlstrand: Paintings from the Collection, Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden, 2006.

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