Weekly arts agenda: Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries, Miró. The Colours of Poetry

During the week of June 28 visitors to the National Gallery in London, UK will discover how galleries spot fake paintings with the help of science. In Germany the Museum Frieder Burda will host an exhibition dedicated to the works of 20th century master Joan Miro.

"Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries"
June 30-September 12
The National Gallery
London, UK

Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries is an exhibition that examines the relationship between science and the study of Old Master paintings housed within the National Gallery. It details the ongoing scientific research conducted within the gallery and investigates some of the advanced technologies employed to conserve priceless artworks. Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries paints a picture of "some of the most intriguing stories behind paintings in the Gallery" while highlighting how scientific progress has facilitated the ongoing investigation of a painting's physical properties and origins.
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/close-examination-fakes-mistakes-and-discoveries

Miró. The Colours of Poetry
July 2-November 14
Museum Frieder Burda
Baden-Baden, Germany

Around 100 works from six decades have been sourced from galleries and private collectors in Europe and the USA for this large-scale retrospective. Miró. The Colours of Poetry is characterized by Joan Miro's bold and colorful paintings but also features works on paper, ceramics and sculptures crafted by the 20th century master.
http://sammlung-frieder-burda.de/

Art Osaka
July 9-11
Dojima Hotel
Osaka

The eighth edition of Art Osaka will see 47 galleries from Japan and Asia presenting the work of internationally established artists and emerging talents. Taking a break from the usual art fair format of showing works by multiple artists, 23 of the galleries will present one-person shows for the fair's new "Solo Exhibition" project.
http://www.artosaka.jp/information.html

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
July 10-October 17
Kensington Gardens
London, UK

For the last nine years the Serpentine Gallery has been commissioning architects to create experimental architectural buildings for their pavilion project - considered to be the "most ambitious architectural program of its kind." To celebrate the gallery's 40th anniversary year and 10th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Serpentine Gallery has commissioned renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. The iconic red structure created by Nouvel will function as a public space, café, late night venue, an auditorium and as a space for various other events.
http://www.serpentinegallery.org/2010/03/serpentine_gallery_pavilion_20_14.html

Galway Arts Festival
July 12-25
Various venues
Galway, Ireland

The Galway Arts Festival is a celebration of street art, music, theater, literature and visual arts. The 32-year-old festival showcases an international lineup of artists alongside Ireland's best talents. This year works from artists such as Spike Jonze, Brian Bourke, Henri Matisse, and Bill Viola will be featured at the event.
http://www.galwayartsfestival.com

Portugal Arte 2010
July 16-August 15
Lisbon, Grândola, Portimão and Vila Real de Santo António
Portugal

The inaugural edition of Portugal Arte is the first in a series of biannual events planned to pinpoint contemporary art trends within the international art circuit. The month-long event will take place in public spaces and venues throughout Lisbon, Grândola, Portimão and Vila Real de Santo António in Portugal. Public, open-air locations and historic interior spaces in those cities will come alive with commissioned public sculpture projects, curated group exhibitions and site-specific installations.
http://www.portugalarte.org

Setouchi International Art Festival 2010
July 19-October 31
Seven Islands of the Seto Inland Sea + Takamatsu
Japan

Set against a backdrop of the Seto Inland Sea, the Setouchi International Arts Festival is home to a wealth of adventurous contemporary art projects. The festival features the work of 75 artists and architects hailing from 17 countries and regions across the globe. This year's theme of "Utilize existing elements, and create elements that do not exist" echoes the invited artists' interaction with this unique and culturally rich exhibition site.
http://setouchi-artfest.jp/en/

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
July 21-24
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair has been running for 51 years and attracts over half a million visitors from around the world each year. The annual event brings local artists out on to the streets of Ann Arbor to celebrate the creation of arts and crafts. The fair includes works in the fields of ceramics, painting, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and glass.
http://www.artfair.org/

 

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