What's Happening In Art This Week
It's 400 years since Shakepeare died, and this fact is reason to put the Bard's work in the spotlights everywhere in the world. The Art Institute in Chicago does this through the installation of three atmospheric engravings of fantastical Shakesperian scenes by various artists, emulating the work of Henri Fuseli (1741-1825). Fuseli was inspired by characters from Shakespeare, Dante and Milton and his own theatrical paintings can be found in the Art Institute as well.
Shakespeare's characters can be seen in paint daily through October 10th 2016.
Miguel Blay in the Museo del Prado
Another anniversary is that of the birth of Spanish sculptor Miguel Blay, 150 years ago. The Museo del Prado is showing drawings, medals, notes and key works of Blay, showing different creative phases of his career. The title of the exhibit is “Solidity and Beauty”, a title that evokes Blay's serene, harmonious sculptures perfectly. For visitors who are interested to see more of Blay's work, there are quite a few of his sculptures spread outside through Madrid, for instance in the Parque del Oeste and the Parque del Retiro.
This exhibit runs in Madrid until October 2th 2016.
New Imagery in Italian Art
The Guggenheim in Venice presents “Imagine New Imagery in Italian Art, 1960-1969”. This exhibit presents the artistic practices in Italy during this time that deployed new ideas of figuration and imagery. On display is work by Franco Angeli, Tano Festa, Fabio Maur, Mario Schifano and many, many others. “Imagine” tries to show the continuity between tradition and contemporaneity in this generation – stretching out to the international avant-garde movement during that time, especially American Pop Art.
The Guggenheim is open daily and this exhibit is on, from April 23rd until September 19th 2016.
Song, Strategy, Sign
The New Museum in New York has the Purto Rican photographer Beatriz Santiago Munoz (1972) as an artist in residence, and shows her recent work over the next two months. Her projects lavitate between ethnography, fiction and documentary film and explore the way in which our connections to the past are produced, maintained and refuted. “Song, Strategy, Sign” shows off new work, including portraits of anthropologists in Haiti and Puerto Rico.
The New Museum's Fifth Floor shows Munoz' work until the 12th of June, 2016.
Moki Cherry in Stockholm
Moki Cherry (1943-2009) was a Swedish painter and textile artist who was also active in the Swedish music scene. The Moderna Museet in Stockholm now shows her work in “moment”, giving room to her creative work that knows no boundaries between design, art, drama and music. With a mixture of original works, documentation, music and stage photo's, the museum says it tries to “inscribe the objects in an itinerant narrative on the journey between life, art, pop, jazz, politics and Gesamtkunstwerk”.
Moki Cherry's work is on display on the 4th floor of the Modera Museet until the 8th of January, 2017.