Major exhibitions in Asia and Oceania this fall

This fall, Asia hosts important art fairs in Korea and Shanghai, a Man Ray exhibition will be on view in Osaka, while the Peggy Guggenheim Venice collection arrives in Australia, among many art events.

Gwangju Biennale
September 3 - November 7
Gwangju Biennale Hall in Gwangju, Korea

Founded in 1995, the Gwangju Biennale has quickly established itself as the largest contemporary art Biennale in Asia with over half a million viewers each year. The 8th edition of the Gwangju Biennale will be directed by Italian-born Massimiliano Gioni - the youngest artistic director in the Biennale's history.
http://gb.or.kr/?mid=main_eng

 

Shanghai Art Fair and ShContemporary
September 8-12 / September 9-12
Shanghai, China

These two events are Shanghai's two major art fairs. Shanghai Art Fair - China's largest - started in 1997 and is the leading event in scale amid major art fairs in Asia, while ShContemporary - The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair- grows bigger every year with more and more interest from international art galleries. Launched in 2007, ShContemporary attracted over 30,000 visitors and more than 500 registered collectors from Europe, North America, China and the rest of Asia in 2009.
http://www.sartfair.com/2010
http://www.shcontemporary.info


Man Ray exhibition
September 28- November 14
Osaka, Japan

Previously seen in Tokyo, the exhibition Unconcerned But Not Indifferent offers a survey of over 400 works from the Man Ray Trust, comprising works by the artist and objects that influenced him, many of them have never been presented to the public before. By placing his artwork in relation to the objects and images from which he drew inspiration, the exhibition attempts to create a distinctive context for the experience and appreciation of Man Ray's wide-ranging creative production, and to provide audiences with a broader knowledge of the art of Man Ray and his creative working process.
http://www.man-ray.com


"Peggy Guggenheim: A Collection in Venice"
October 9 - January 31
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth, Australia

For the first time, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is presented in Australia. Peggy Guggenheim: A Collection in Venice opens a new series of exhibitions in Perth entitled Great Collections of the World. The works in the exhibition display Peggy Guggenheim's strong interest in two key artistic movements of 20th century modern art: surrealism and abstraction. Works by major artists such as Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Piet Mondrian, Constantin Brancusi, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock are on display.
http://www.artgallery.wa.gov.au


Anton Bruehl photographs 1920s-1950s
October 23 - February 6
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra, Australia


Australian-born photographer Anton Bruehl created inventive color compositions for international fashion magazines such as Vogue. This exhibition showcases the scope of his work from advertising to images of stars and socialites, as well as his personal photography in the classic documentary tradition.
http://www.nga.gov.au


Last Days


"Tibet-Treasures from the Roof of the World"
Ends September 19
National Palace Museum
Taipei, Taiwan

Previously seen in New York and San Francisco among many other locations, this traveling exhibit is reaching Taiwan with rarely shown objects from Taiwan that belonged to the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama palaces in Tibet, 130 artifacts in total from historical periods from the 5th to the 20th century. The works displayed in this exhibition are not only borrowed from the collections of museums in Tibet, Chengde in Hobei province, and Beijing, but also from important Tibetan monasteries to convey a better understanding of Tibetan history and culture worldwide.
http://www.npm.gov.tw


Manet to Picasso: Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Ends September 26
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei, Taiwan

Since 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has collected a quarter of a million historically significant works of art, including paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Chinese porcelain, architectural installations, and contemporary artworks. The museum possesses magnificent Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collections, and artworks from 20th century masters. For the first time in Taiwan, 60 paintings and sculptures by the legendary artists will be shown including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Amedeo Modigliani.
http://www.tfam.museum


Valentino Retrospective
Ends November 4
Queensland Art Gallery
Brisbane, Australia

Previously seen in Paris at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, V alentino, Retrospective: Past/Present/Future is on view at The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. It delves into the work of the celebrated Italian fashion house and unveils dresses worn by glamorous celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis or even Elizabeth Taylor.
http://qag.qld.gov.au


Sensing Nature: Japanese perception of Nature
Ends November 7
Tokyo
Mori Art Museum

The Mori Art Museum presents works by young Japanese artists and designers Yoshioka Tokujin, Shinoda Taro, Kuribayashi Takashi, and their perception of nature, as part of the 2010 theme of the museum "redefining Japan." Japan's unique natural environment, its temperate climate and its mountains greatly influenced the Japanese culture and arts. Sensing Nature analyzes how the innate human ability to perceive nature and the Japanese view of nature exist in urban and modern worlds. The exhibition consists of newly commissioned works by each of the three participant artists, it attempts to stimulate the visitor's sense of nature through large-scale installations affecting visitors' physical experiences.

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