Weekly arts agenda: Hellenic Festival, Marcel Duchamp Prize in Shanghai
Friday 28 May 2010
During the week of May 31, works by some of France's top contemporary artists will travel to China for the The Marcel Duchamp Prize at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The week also signifies the start of one of the most significant festivals in Europe, the Hellenic Festival.
The Marcel Duchamp Prize at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo
French Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo
An exhibition of works created by four French artists recognized as the crème de la crème of contemporary art during the 2009 Marcel Duchamp Prize will be on show at France's 2010 Shanghai World Expo Pavilion in June. Each year, the Marcel Duchamp Prize is awarded to an artist residing in France "considered to be ‘the' pioneer of contemporary art." The Marcel Duchamp Prize is created by France's ADIAF (Association for the International Diffusion of French Art) and organized in collaboration with the Pompidou Centre, National Museum of Modern Art. The winner of the 2010 Marcel Duchamp Prize will be selected by an international jury on October 23.
Hellenic Festival: Athens Festival & Epidaurus Festival
June 1-Aug 31
Multiple venues in Athens and Epidaurus
Greece buzzes with art, culture and music during the summer as the Athens Festival, the Epidaurus Festival (theatre) and "Musical July" (in Epidaurus) - considered to be among the most significant art festivals on the European continent - are held under the auspices of the Hellenic Festival. A rich program of art installations, concerts and special events has been planned for the 2010 edition. Highlights in the field of art include works by William Kentridge, Christof Buchel, Louise Bourgeois and Sarah Lucas.
Art Daegu 2010
June 2- 6
EXCO 3F (Daegu Exhibition & Convention Center)
Daegu, South Korea
The fourth Art Daegu International Art Fair will welcome 53 domestic and international galleries to Korea. More than 3000 artworks created by over 300 participating artists will display emerging trends in the international contemporary art scene. The theme of this year's event is "Happy Virus"; exhibition organizers hope a wave of happiness will spread through the venue as attendees appreciate the artworks.
June 9 - July 25
PHotoEspaña is a major international annual photography and visual arts festival that attracts more than 650,000 visitors per year. In 2010, 70 up-and-coming photographers will be selected and offered the opportunity to showcase their work to curators, gallery owners and editors as part of the 2010 Descubrimientos (discoveries) PHE portfolio review program.
June 11-August 8
Various locations throughout Berlin
The sixth Berlin Biennale for contemporary art will take place across various locations across Berlin. The Biennale will encompass a curatorial workshop, seminars, debates, public lectures, multiple exhibitions and studio visits. Highlights of the event include Michael Schmidt's photographic works and a curated exhibition of works by Adolph Menzel.
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.
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