Major exhibitions in the Americas this fall
Saturday 21 August 2010
Among the multitude of art exhibitions on view in North and South America this fall, visitors will enjoy a Tim Burton and a Julian Schnabel exhibition in Toronto, Picasso works from Paris in Seattle, or the biggest art event in South America, the Sao Paulo Biennial.
Julian Schnabel: Art and Film
September 1 - January 2
AGO, Toronto, Canada
While curating a Dennis Hopper exhibition in Los Angeles MOCA, artist and director Julian Schnabel exhibits his own oeuvre in the biggest retrospective ever put together opening in Toronto, Julian Schnabel: Art and Film. This event examines the connections between painting and film in Schnabel's work, who directed among others Basquiat and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936
October 1 - January 9
Guggenheim, New York City, USA
This presentation of the vast transformation in French, Italian, and German contemporary culture will encompass painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, film, fashion, and the decorative arts in the period right after World War One. It is the first time that an exhibition in the USA explores this pivotal art period in Europe in this manner. Key artistic themes in this event comprise the Parisian avant-garde of Fernand Léger and Pablo Picasso, revival of the Roman Empire by Giorgio de Chirico as well as Bauhaus works.
Picasso: Masterpieces from Paris
October 8 - January 9
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris is a landmark exhibition of Pablo Picasso's works (1881-1973). Drawn from the collection of the Musée National Picasso in Paris, the exhibition will feature more than 150 original works of art, including approximately 75 paintings and sculptures, complemented by an important selection of prints, drawings and photographs, spanning the entire career of the Spanish artist.
Musée d'Orsay masterpieces on tour
October 15 - January 23
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Due to renovation works at the Musée d'Orsay, the Paris institution exports parts of its collections for a few months to Nashville for the exhibition The Birth of Impressionism. This exhibition, previously viewed in Madrid and San Francisco, features the beginnings of Impressionism under its various forms and tries to give a global outlook on the movement between 1860 and 1880 with Edouard Manet opening and closing the overview.
Andy Warhol: The Last Decade
October 17 - January 9
For the first time in an American museum, a Warhol exhibit explores the late works of the American artist (1928-1987) by bringing together more than 50 paintings that reveal the his return to painting and renewed spirit of experimentation from 1976-1986. This period shows the celebrity Pop icon creating more paintings and on a vastly larger scale than at any other moment of his 40-year career.
Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870
October 30 - April 17
SFMoMA, San Francisco, USA
Previously seen at Tate Modern (London), this exhibition gathers more than two hundred pictures that showcase the ways in which artists and everyday people have probed the camera's powerful voyeuristic capacity. Works by major artists, including Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Nan Goldin, Lee Miller and Thomas Ruff, will be presented alongside photographs made by amateurs, professional journalists, and government agencies.
Tim Burton exhibition
November 18 - April 2011
Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Canada
Previously seen at New York's MoMA and in Melbourne, this major career retrospective on Tim Burton consists in a gallery exhibition and a film series and considers Burton's career as a director, producer, writer, and concept artist for live-action and animated films, along with his work as a fiction writer, photographer and illustrator.
Salvador Dalí: The Late Work
August 7-January 9 2011
High Museum of Art
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Salvador Dalí: The Late Work is the first major retrospective exhibition to examine the latter part of Salvador Dalí's career. The exhibition will reevaluate how radical changes in the Spanish artist's life were reflected in his works. More than 40 paintings will be shown alongside related drawings, prints and Dalí ephemera.
Sao Paulo Biennial
September 25-December 12
Sao Paulo, Brazil
For its 29th edition, the Sao Paulo Biennial Foundation expects that around 1 million visitors will attend the event this fall in Brazil. The biggest art biennial in South America soon to celebrate its 60th anniversary, will explore the notion that it is impossible to separate art from politics. Its title, "There is always a cup of sea to sail in," a quote borrowed from the Brazilian poet Jorge de Lima's major work "Invenção de Orfeu" ("The Invention of Orpheus") (1952), highlights the utopian dimension of art contained within itself.
Arte contemporáneo chino desde el 2000 (Chinese contemporary art since 2000)
Until September 16
This survey presents 21 contemporary artists from China working on an international scale for the first time in Chile. This exhibition was previously shown in Beijing and will later travel to the Sao Paulo Biennial in Brazil on September 25. Out of the 21 artists, the most well known are Cao Fei (shown in London's Serpentine Gallery and the Venice Biennial) and Song Dong (who has already shown works in New York's MoMA and the Sao Paulo Biennial).
Hugo Brehme y la revolución mexicana (Hugo Brehme and the Mexican revolution)
Until October 3
Museo Franz Mayer
Mexico City, Mexico
To celebrate the centenary of the Mexican Revolution and the bicentenary of the country's independence, this photo exhibition Hugo Brehme y la Revolución Mexicana presents photos taken between 1905 and 1911 by the German photographer who became Mexican, Hugo Brehme. These pictures come from the South American Institute from Berlin.
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