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The Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles, a private museum run by the founders of Guess Jeans, the brothers Paul and Maurice Marciano, opens to the public today, 25 May. The museum is housed in a former Masonic temple that was retrofitted by the New York architecture firm wHY. It includes around around 55,000 sq. ft of exhibition space, which will be used primarily to present the Marcianos collection of around 1,500 works by 200 artists. The museum opens with two inaugural shows. One, titled Unpacking, is a presentation of around 100 works by artists like El Anatsui, Trisha Donnelly, Charles Ray and Christopher Wool; the other show, Jim Shaw: the Wig Museum, is a 30-year survey of the artist's work that includes a site-specific installation in the building's former 13,600 sq. ft theatre. The museum is the latest addition to a growing number of private institutions run by wealthy collectors. In 2015, the Broad museum, run by Eli and Edythe Broad, opened in Los Angeles. The Marciano Foundation will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to the public (Wednesdays are dedicated to school groups) and offers free admission, but timed tickets must be [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
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The Tate has announced its 2018 exhibition programme for its four venues, with two of the three major solo exhibitions at Tate Modern going to female artists, continuing the museums wider trend of showing more female artists. Solo shows of the US video and performance artist Joan Jonas (14 March-5 August 2018) and the textile pioneer and Bauhaus artist Anni Albers (11 October 201813 January 2019) will follow an exhibition of work by Picasso that he made in a single year, Picasso 1932 Love, Fame, Tragedy (8 March9 September 2018). Tate Britain will host two major group shows, All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century Of Painting (28 February-27 August 2018) and Aftermath: Art in the Wake of WWI (5 June-16 September 2018). All Too Human will focus on post-war figurative painting in Britain, and include works by Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, R.B. Kitaj and Paula Rego. Aftermath will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and will look a the immediate impact of European art and the development of avant-garde movements such as Dada and Surrealism. Tate St Ives, which reopened this year following a major expansion, [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
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Jane da Mosto, a leader of the activist generation of Venetians who have refused to stand by and let their city die, has at last received official recognition from the town council. She has been awarded the Osella dOro prize (called after the gold coin that the doges used to give to the senators). It will be presented on 27 May by Mayor Luigi Brugnaro on the feast of the Sensa, when the ancient ceremony of the marriage between Venice and the Adriatic is re-enacted. The citation praises her for her constant and personal dedication to the cultural life of the city, the safeguarding of its delicate human and social fabric, the lagoon and its extraordinary townscape on water, and her involvement with the Venice in Peril Fund and We are Here, Venice, the citizens action group that she helped found. This is a major change from the contempt in which citizens action groups have been held hitherto, for which Unesco criticised the authorities in its 2015 report on the state of the Venice. [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
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The French conceptual artist Bernar Venet is making a splash in the UK this summer, with his first gallery show in London in more than 40 years; an exhibition of large-scale sculptures at Cliveden country house in Buckinghamshire; and a new work on show in Frieze Sculpture in Regents Park, London. The artist rose to prominence in the 1960s when he began making work based on mathematical and scientific formulae. Bernar Venet: Looking Forward 1961-84, which opens at Londons Blain Southern next month (8 June-22 July), focuses on his early innovations, from industrial paint works such as Dchet (1961) to key installations such as Tas de Charbon (Pile of Coal, 1963). Venet moved to New York in 1966, subsequently creating works such as Stock Market TV Piece (1970) and How To Pick a Fund (1969), which reflect his continued fascination with mathematical theory, equations, finance and data. Sculptural works from Venets ongoing Indeterminate Line series dating from the 1970s and 1980s will also go on show. Meanwhile, an exhibition of ten large-scale sculptures by Venet opened earlier this month (until 15 October) in the grounds of Cliveden, the estate created for the Duke and Duchess [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
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Ninety-four coins stolen in 1945 will be returned to the Salzburg Museum at a ceremony in New York tomorrow (May 26), more than 70 years after they were hidden for safekeeping in an Austrian salt mine. The American Numismatic Society bought the coins in 1995 thanks to a donation from Chester L. Krause, a benefactor who suspected they were looted from Austria after the Second World War and wanted to save them from being dispersed on the market and lost. After purchasing the coins, the ANS began making inquiries in Austria to trace the legitimate owner. Inventory numbers written in ink on the surface of the coinsa practise common in the 19th centurymatched with an old card file in the Salzburg Museum. These coins were rather rare, which helped with the identification, says Ute Wartenberg Kagan, the executive director of the American Numismatic Society. We are delighted they will be returned to the museum where they belong. Towards the end of the Second World War, around 4,000 historic coins were removed from what was then called the Salzburger Museum Carolino-Augusteum, packed in a chest and stashed in a salt mine in nearby Hallein. In [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
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