Weekly global art events agenda: Paris Photo, China's Terracotta Warriors, Tim Burton

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Next week Paris warms up for an intensive display of photographic works with Paris Photo and the opening of a new branch of the Magnum Gallery. China's Terracotta Warriors will be on display in Washington, DC and MoMA will hold a special exhibition dedicated to film director Tim Burton.

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.
http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/

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

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.
http://www.moca.org

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

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.
http://www.margulieswarehouse.com

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. Eighty-nine 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  November 19-22.
http://www.parisphoto.fr/

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

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, California, in Atlanta and in Houston, and the British Museum, the travelling 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.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/terracottawarriors

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.
http://www.magnumgallery.fr

Tim Burton
November 22, 2009 - 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.
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/313

Andreas Hofer
November 23, 2009 - April 1, 2010
Sammlung Goetz in Munich/Germany

A major exhibition of works by German artist Andreas Hofer will be presented at the Sammlung Goetz in Munich, Germany from November 2009 to April 2010. More than 70 individual artworks, including sculptures, installations, drawings, collages and large-scale pieces in mixed media, will be shown in the gallery. The exhibition will be curated by the artist himself and will delve into the subjects of imagination and iconography in contemporary popular culture.
http://www.sammlung-goetz.de/index2.php?lang=en&pn=exh&m=upcoming

ST-ART European Contemporary Art Fair
November 26 - 30
Parc des expositions in Strasbourg/France

The 14th edition of the European Contemporary Art Fair in Strasbourg is focused on making contemporary art available to everyone. Over 100 galleries will exhibit works from all over the globe. Organizers hope to empower new-time purchasers and returning art collectors by giving them the possibility to purchase artworks made by artists who are embracing and creating new art movements throughout Europe and the rest of the world. In 2009 five of the most influential Istanbul galleries will participate as invited guests of honor as part of the Season of Turkey in France.
http://www.st-art.fr/uk-index.html

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 artworks 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."
http://www.art-miami.com/

Art Basel Miami Beach
December 3 -6
Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami/US

Art Basel Miami Beach is a major event in the US and international arts calendar. This year the fair will play host to over 250 leading art galleries and will showcase artworks from more than 2,000 international and local artists. The prestigious event is now in its 40th year and functions as a space for showcasing the crème de la crème of contemporary art and as a social networking event for the who's who of the American art scene. A range of exhibitions, special events and parties will be held in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach.
http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com

Contemporary Istanbul 2009
December 3 - 6
Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC) in Istanbul/Turkey

Contemporary Istanbul is considered by many to be the "most extensive" contemporary and modern art event within Turkey. The art fair presents the art-going public with new perspectives on Turkish art and juxtaposes these with a selection of contemporary works from galleries around the world. Participating galleries have been selected by the Contemporary Istanbul jury. The event features artworks in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, plastic arts, works on paper, photography, installation, video and original graphics. Conferences, exhibitions and additional art projects will run parallel to the event.
http://www.contemporaryistanbul.com

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

"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.
http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/earth

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