Weekly global art events agenda: KUNST Zurich, Lady Gaga

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Next week, Europeans can take advantage of the famous Salon d'Automne art fair in Paris, France, the KUNST Zurich contemporary art fair in Switzerland and a major exhibition of works by American painter David Hockney at the opening of the Nottingham Contemporary in the UK. Americans will be treated to a rare performance by Lady Gaga at the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Los Angeles in celebration of the museum's 30th anniversary.

Eero Saarinen
Museum of the City of New York/US
November 10, 2009 - January 31, 2010

The first retrospective for Finnish-American architect, Eero Saarinen, ‘Shaping the Future,' displays the innovative and elegant modern designs that were part of the mid-century look of the 20th century. Sketches, models, photographs, furnishings, and films, show the breadth of the prolific career from the classic Pedestal Chair for Knoll to the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

Salon d'Automne
November 12 - 16
Espace Champerret in Paris/France

The first ever Salon d'Automne was held in 1903 and was organised by four famous French artists; André Derain, Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet and Georges Rouault. In 2009 the Salon d'Automne continues the tradition of showcasing expressive art indicative of art movements taking place in the contemporary 21st century. Over 450 artists and exhibitors from around the world will display paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, photography, mural art design, books, videos, installations, performance art and digital art works at the 2009 event.

KUNST Zurich
November 13 - 16
Former factory buildings behind Zurich-Oerlikon railway station in Zurich/Switzerland

More than 80 galleries will take part in the 2009 KUNST Zurich art fair. Visitors attending the fair will be exposed to a mixture of contemporary, classic and modern art from Swiss and international galleries. For the third time 12 young Swiss artists will present solo shows in the ZKB Art Award Hall and will be on hand to discuss their words. One of the 12 artists will receive the prestigious ZKB Art Award for their cutting-edge art presented at the fair.

David Hockney - 1960 - 1968: A Marriage of Styles
November 14, 2009 - January 24, 2010
Nottingham Contemporary Gallery in Nottingham/UK

To celebrate its opening, the Nottingham Contemporary will stage a major exhibition by American painter David Hockney. Over 60 Hockney works will be featured within two of Nottingham Contemporary's four galleries. The works depict the artist's changing style over an eight-year period and will include his first paintings to explore abstraction in the 1960s and the stunning visions of southern California painted in the years after. The gallery will be free for visitors on November 14 and 15.

Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years
MOCA in Los Angeles/US
November 15, 2009 - May 3, 2010

Lady Gaga performs with the Bolshoi Ballet dancers at the gala event on November 14 to celebrate the anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles and its comprehensive exhibition. More than 500 works by 200 artists, from Claes Oldenburg to Jackson Pollock, and many more, will be displayed in both locations: the main museum covers from 1940-1980 and 1980-present is shown at the Geffen galleries. Every art movement will be featured in the art movement.

The Margulies Collection
The Warehouse in Miami/US
November 18, 2009 - April 25, 2010

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse opens with a new annual exhibition including new acquisitions and curated shows featuring Miro and Noguchi: Masters of Surrealist Sculpture, George Segal's "Depression Bread Line," and 100 years of Solitude, the Years of Photography, 1909-2009. Segal's sculpture was commissioned by the federal government for President Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C. depicting his signature figures. One of the top 25 photo collections in the world, according to ARTNews magazine, with images by Dorothea Lange, Helen Levitt, and Cindy Sherman.

Paris Photo
November 19 - 22
Carrousel Du Louvre in Paris/France

Paris Photo is one of the world's leading Photography events. Organizers expect to see over 38,000 visitors through the doors in 2009. 89 galleries and 13 publishers will present a wide-ranging overview of photographic works spanning from 19th century classics to abstract and artistic compositions captured by contemporary artists. The event will be held in the prestigious Carrousel Du Louvre from November 19 to 22.

China's Terracotta Warriors
National Geographic Museum in Washington DC/US
November 19, 2009 - March 31, 2010

Fifteen of the 1,000 or more famous life-size terra cotta warriors, accidentally discovered in 1974 at the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, China's first known emperor. Previously shown at Santa Ana, Calif., in Atlanta and in Houston, and the British Museum, the traveling exhibit has sold more than 33,000 tickets already for the show. It includes soldiers, archers, acrobats and animals, and sets of artifacts including old armor, weapons and bronze vessels.

Magnum Gallery Opening
November 20
Saint Germain de Prés in Paris/France

The well known photo collective, Magnum, will open a second Paris-based gallery on November 20. The gallery will be located in the prestigious Saint Germain des Prés area in the center of Paris. The new Magnum gallery will be housed in the former exhibition space of French photography connoisseur and publisher, Robert Delpire. Delpire will curate the inaugural exhibition, "demain/hier" ("tomorrow/yesterday"). The photographic exhibition will be on show in the gallery from November 20 to January 2, 2010.

Tim Burton
November 22 - April 26, 2010
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York/US

The Museum of Modern Art in New York will hold a major retrospective of the life and works of American director and artist Tim Burton. The retrospective will include a gallery exhibition and a film exhibition that documents Burton's career and his influential work as a producer, writer, concept artist, photographer and illustrator. For the first time in history, Burton fans will be able to see artwork he made as a student, examples of his nonprofessional films and excerpts from unrealized projects.

Art Miami
December 2 - 6
The Art Miami Pavilion in Miami/US

In 2009, Art Miami will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The event will take place during Miami Art Week and will showcase contemporary art works from over 80 international and local contemporary art galleries. A range of special exhibitions will be held as part of Art Miami's anniversary celebrations including a video art exhibition entitled "Mapping the Blank Spots."

GSK Contemporary: Earth
December 3, 2009 - January 31, 2010
Royal Academy of Art, 6 Burlington Gardens in

"Earth: Art of a changing world" will be held during the second annual contemporary art season in collaboration with GSK Contemporary 2009. The exhibition is presented by the Royal Academy of Arts and will showcase new artworks from over 30 contemporary artists. The featured artworks will comment on the earth's changing climate. The exhibition interconnects issues surrounding the climate change debate with art that reflects the topic and intrinsically embodies the way in which artists have responded to the topic.