Weekly arts agenda: Art Basel, Melbourne International Animation Festival
Friday 11 June 2010
During the week of June 14, Basel will come alive with a host of major contemporary art fairs including Art Basel, Hot Art Fair Basel, VOLTAshow, Design Miami/Basel, LISTE, PrintBasel, Verge Art Fair Basel, and Red Dot Basel. In Australia, the Melbourne International Animation Festival will celebrate its tenth year by screening a special selection of animated short films from around the globe.
June 16 - 20
Art Basel is heralded as the world's premier international art show for modern and contemporary art. Works from more than 2,500 artists - from the great masters of modern art to fresh-faced contemporaries creating the trends of tomorrow - will be shown at the 41st edition of Art Basel. In 2009 around 61,000 people attended the "favorite rendezvous of the global art world." Basel turns into an international art hub during the week of June 14, with a huge array of art fairs taking place in the city including the Hot Art Fair Basel, VOLTAshow, Design Miami/Basel, LISTE, PrintBasel, Verge Art Fair Basel, and Red Dot Basel.
Melbourne International Animation Festival
The tenth edition of the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF10) is a nine-day festival of some of the greatest animation created by artists around the world. The festival is an international showcase of animated short films. For the tenth anniversary, MIAF10 is putting on a specially curated program that includes highlights from the 10 years of international animation festival including a selection of Australian animations, "late night bizarre," and student films. This year's best talent has been selected from the more than 12,000 entries.
OFFF International Festival for the Post Digital Creation Culture
La Grande Halle de la Villette
For its 10th anniversary the OFFF festival is once again departing from its hometown of Barcelona and relocating to Paris. The festival - which has previously ventured to venues like New York, Lisbon and Oeiras - will focus on the theme of "Nostalgia For A Past Future" in 2010. The festival's eventful three-day calendar includes a design conference, a multimedia trade fair, a digital animation program, performances, talks, workshops for artists, and most of all aims to celebrate all kinds of visual culture.
BP Portrait Award
June 24-September 19
National Portrait Gallery
The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious annual portrait competition in the world. The more than 2,100 entries received from artists across the world were whittled down to 58 for the 2010 BP Portrait Award exhibition. David Eichenberg, Michael Gaskell, and Daphne Todd are the three artists in shortlisted for the BP Portrait award in 2010. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 22.
Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries
June 30-September 12
The National Gallery
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.
Miró. The Colours of Poetry
July 2-November 14
Museum Frieder Burda
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.
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