December 17-18 agenda: Jenny Holzer exhibition opens in Melbourne

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Thursday and Friday's selection: opening of a Bugatti exhibition in Brussels, release of James Cameron's Avatar in the USA, a photo art fair opens in Taiwan and a Jenny Holzer exhibition starts in Australia, among other events.

Jenny Holzer
December 17, 2009 - February 28, 2010
Melbourne, Australia

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art will host the first Australian survey of works by American artist Jenny Holzer in December. Holzer's famous text-based works will be projected across the walls of the main exhibition hall in the Melbourne Gallery. The projections will be accompanied by an LED installation and recent paintings depicting declassified government documents.

Photo Taipei
December 17 - 20
Taipei, Taiwan

Photo Taipei is the first art fair targeting photography and digital art in Taiwan. Galleries from all over Asia - including Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia - will be displayed during this event.

Bugatti 100th anniversary exhibition

December 18
Brussels, Belgium

Autoworld Brussels will host an exhibition displaying 30 of the prestige carmaker's most iconic models. From King Léopold III's own Bugatti to the present-day Veyron Grand Sport, this exhibition marks the end of the centenary celebrations - Ettore Bugatti founded the marque December 15, 1909.


Closing of the Copenhagen Climate summit
December 18
Copenhagen, Denmark

The UN climate conference in Copenhagen that will frame a new deal for tackling global warming and its impacts beyond 2012 brings the Danish capital into the limelight with many government leaders and NGOs taking part in the conference in December. Many cultural events are organized in parallel in Copenhagen like exhibitions entitled 1 00 Places to Remember Before They Disappear, Nature Strikes Back, or the display of the laureates of the Earth Journalism Awards, among many events.

Avatar, film release

This week is Avatar week worldwide, the much anticipated latest James Cameron film after being released in the UAE on December 15, and France on the 16, opens in the USA on December 18.