Weekly global art events agenda
Saturday 10 October 2009
Next week, explore the history of Futurism at Metal + Machine + Manifesto = Futurism's First 100 Years in San Francisco, take a look at emerging art trends at the Frieze Art Fair in London or find out if seeing is believing at the Art and Illusions: Masterpieces of Trompe l'oeil from Antiquity ‘till the Present exhibition in Italy.
Metal + Machine + Manifesto = Futurism's First 100 Years
October 14 - 18
San Francisco MOMA & various locations/USA
Metal + Machine + Manifesto = Futurism's First 100 Years will take place in various locations throughout San Francisco to celebrate the centenary of Italian Futurism. The series of events highlights the significant contribution artists within the Futurist movement made to contemporary art and will re-examine the connections the genre has with innovative and performance works created by today's artists.
Frieze Art Fair
October 15 - 18
Regent's Park, London/UK
Frieze Art Fair is an annual event that groups together outstanding artwork from more than 150 contemporary art galleries from across the globe. Visitors are invited to explore the latest trends in contemporary art. As part of the event, specially commissioned, large-scale artworks will be showcased in the Sculpture Park alongside works made by acclaimed international artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Paul McCarthy and Eva Rothschild. Entrance to the Sculpture Park is free.
Art and Illusions: Masterpieces of Trompe l'oeil from Antiquity ‘till the Present
October 16, 2009 - January 24, 2010
Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence/Italy
Over 200 works of art from ancient Greco-Roman times to present day will be featured in the exhibition Art and Illusions: Masterpieces of Trompe l'oeil from Antiquity ‘till the Present. The exhibition delves into the amazing world of optical illusions and artwork trickery to present thorough history of trompe-l'oeil. The themes of deception, illusion and reality vs fiction are explored through paintings, sculptures, furniture, objects and models displayed within the exhibition.
October 22 - 25
Cour Carrée, Louvre Museum & Tuileries Garden, Paris/France
Almost 200 galleries and more than 3500 artists will be present at the 36th edition of FIAC in Paris. This famous contemporary Art Fair showcases the best in modern and contemporary art and is one of the leading launch-pads for up-and-coming artists. FIAC will be presented within the Tuileries Gardens and in the Cour Carrée at the Louvre Museum. Artworks are arranged in chronological order and range from electronic arts through painting, sculpture, installations, soundworks and conceptual art. Along with the main exhibition, 12 large-scale outdoor projects will be shown within the Tuileries Gardens.
The Anarchy of Silence. John Cage and Experimental Art
October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona/Spain
A unique exhibition held in Barcelona will showcase the widely unknown works of musician and artist John Cage. The Anarchy of Silence: John Cage and Experimental Art draws inspiration from the artist's influence on conceptual art and explores the way in which music and art coincide. The exhibition traces the artist's entire career, from his early abstract pieces and unconventional use of instruments to his later conceptual and silent works and finally to his innovative use of media during the later stages of his career.
Rob Pruitt presents The First Annual Art Awards
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York/USA
The first edition of the annual Art Awards aims to celebrate the work of contemporary artist, institutions and projects that have changed the face of contemporary art during the year. The Art Awards function as part ceremony, part performance piece which echoes the format of traditional Hollywood awards. Presenters at this year's event include Cecily Brown, Sofia Coppola and Mary Kate Olsen. Some of the categories awarded include Artist of the Year, Curator of the Year and Exhibition Outside the United States.
Sculpture by the Sea
October 29 - Nov 15
Bondi Beach in Sydney/Australia
Sculpture by the Sea is an annual exhibition that takes sculptures out of the gallery and onto the beach. Approximately 400,000 visitors are attracted to the free cultural event where visitors can take a walk along the beach and contemplate over 100 contemporary artworks juxtaposed by the natural surroundings.
Art en Capital
November 4 - 8
Grand Palais in Paris/France
Art en Capital is a contemporary art fair held at the Grand Palais in Paris. The event brings together gallery owners, art collectors, art professionals and spectators to view a wide selection of contemporary art made by young artist. Art en Capital also provides a forum for interested members of the public and those within the art industry to strike up a discussion about art and the art community as a whole.
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