Coco and Pablo masters of style

Madrid • At the Thyssen-Bornemisza a unique exhibition dedicated to Chanel and Picasso

The exhibition traces the experiences that the painter and the fashion designer shared between 1915 and 1925

The meeting took place in 1917 in Paris thanks to Jean-Cocteau. She was a model of class and elegance, while he was a committed avant-gardist. She is considered a master of dressing the world, while he was a master at laying it bare. There is almost a whiff of heresy in the juxtaposition of Coco Chanel and Pablo Picasso.

Art in the sanctuary

In conversation with Daniele Basso on the occasion of the exhibition in Oropa

An exhibition that includes the territory too. Artworks speak about courage, research, identity

We meet Daniele Basso on the occasion of the exhibition “The Folds of the Soul” at the Sanctuary of Oropa (Biella). A singular initiative that stimulates a dialogue between the sacredness of the place and contemporary art.

So, Daniele, the exhibition opens with Boogyeman at the entrance of the Sanctuary and Ikaros in the square of the Upper Basilica.

I destroy, therefore I create

London • Cornelia Parker at the Tate

On show the works of the last 35 years: sculptures, films, photographies, installations and embroideries  

A different perspective can reconfigure the way we think. Cornelia Parker acts on the wow effect that her works, featured at Tate Britain through Oct 16, generate in the viewer. The English artist, who had already developed confidence with manual skills as a child by contributing to her father's farming business, performs unusual and original actions on the objects in her work: she explodes, destroys, burns, shoots and crushes.

Don't be afraid

New York • Tillmans's major retrospective at the MoMA

On show: 350 works photographs, videos and multimedia installations

"To look without fear", Wolfgang Tillmans's current exhibition at New York's MoMA (until January 1st 2023), already seems from its title to be a denial of, or at least a contradiction to, one of his previous solo shows, Fragile.

This is not a body

Paris • Hyperrealism takes the scene at Maillol Museum

Exhibition theme: investigating the reality which is concealed by realistic forms

In the beginning of this millennium, after the creative mare magnum of the 1900s, one might wonder if the new artistic revolution is not to return to a virtuous, lyrical realism, far from the intellectualism that swept away the naturalism of Western art. Sculpture in particular has always represented this link with reality, on a long path interrupted only in the Middle Ages and by the artistic avant-garde.

"Glass: burning fire and icy fire"

Ai Weiwei in Venice

The exhibition is in the abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore

"Glass has unlimited possibilities. It is a burning fire, but after a while it becomes an icy fire. It is a romantic material, from liquid can take any form, it is colored or transparent". This is how the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei describes his meeting with glass, which took place a few years ago after a visit to the foundry of Adriano Berengo, co-curator of the exhibition "La Commedia Umana - Memento Mori", hosted in the magnificent setting of San Giorgio Maggiore Abbey in Venice.

SIAE: what should we do?

There is a ghost lurking in the art world

A ghost is lurking in the art world. It has the gloomy features of the dreaded state monopoly body that goes by the name of SIAE. It bullies its way into publishing houses, museums, and galleries. It sows panic and terror. As if the already unsustainable energy price increases, galloping inflation and serious economic conditions were not enough to cause loss of sleep and imagination.

Painting the spirit of time

Museums celebrate Alex Katz

The artist is now exhibiting at the Mart in Rovereto, Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid and Guggenheim in New York

In 1987, when the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART) in Rovereto opened, Alex Katz was simultaneously receiving the Mary Buckley Award for Achievement from the Pratt institute in New York and the Award for Lifetime Achievement from Queens Museum.

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