What's Happening In Art This Week
The 9th Liverpool Biennial
This year, the Liverpool Biennial explores the theme of episodes and time. Participating artists (like Mark Leckey, Lucy Beech, Marvin Gaye Chetwind, Alisa Baremboym and Lawrence Abu Hamdan) have been be invited to create episodes with the curatorial team, spanning Ancient Greece, the neo-classical architecture of the city, the city's Chinatown district (which has existed since the 1800s), children, software, monuments of the future, and the notion of flashback. Locations comprise museums, unused buildings, galleries and outdoor spaces.
The 9th Liverpool Biennial will be on view from July 9 –October 16, 2016.
Marten and Oopjen back home
Earlier this year, two Rembrandt portraits were bought (from a private collection) by the Netherlands and France together, a unique event. The Louvre and the Rijksmuseum are now joint owner of the portraits of newly-weds Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit, painted by Rembrandt in Amsterdam in 1634, when he was twenty-eight. The paintings will ben on display until the beginning of October and will then be restored at the Rijksmuseum.
rom 2 July to 2 October 2016, Marten & Oopjen will have a place of honor alongside The Night Watch.
Wood Sculpture in Atlanta
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia presents in ' A Cut Above' the varied approaches of a artists to a common material. From discarded or inexpensive manufactured board to naturally occurring branches, roots, and stumps, wood is widely available to artists without access to or interest in traditional art supplies or schools. The self-taught artists in this exhibit, like Leroey Almon and Bessie Harvey, reveal the inner life of their medium. The wood carvings in this exhibition come from three gifts that collector, scholar and advocate Gordon W. Bailey has made to the Museum.
The Wood sculpture from the Gordon W. Bailey Collection is on display until October 30th 2016.
Andreas Gursky – Not Abstract
The Kunstsammlung NordRhein-Westfalen in Germany has opened an exhibit showing the work of renowned photo artist Andres Gursky, who is local to the museum (he is from Düsseldorf). There is new work, made especially for this exhibit, as well as earlier work, exploring the abstract potential of photography. Accompanying the photographic works is a minimalist sound installation by Canadian producer and DJ Richie Hawtin. 'Concept 1' was published by Hawtin in 1996 as a series of minimalist tracks that pursue ideas concerning rhythmic abstractness in music.
This exhibit is on until the 6th of November, 2016.
Glimpses. Views. Impressions.
The exhibition 'Glimpses. Views. Impressions.' in the Staatsgalerie of Stuttgart, Germany, pays homage to the masters of French Impressionism. Not just the widely celebrated artists of the period such as Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir, but also less well known Impressionist painters like Armand Guillaumin and Théodule Ribot are on display. All of the works shown are drawn from the rich holdings of the Staatsgalerie itself, including key works like Monet's 'Fields in Spring' and Degas 'The Tub, Woman drying herself' – which has not been exhibited for a long time due to its fragility.
he Impressionists are on display until the 13th of November, 2016