Raster: Grid works from three decades by Beat Zoderer on view at Von Bartha

Von Bartha presents a new exhibition Raster: Grid Works from Three Decades by Beat Zoderer which explores his continuing fascination with the concept of the ‘grid’. By gathering together a number of the Swiss artist’s key works from the past three decades the exhibition at von Bartha in S-chanf examines Zoderer’s oeuvre in a new and critical way. Eschewing labels, such as concrete or abstract art, Minimal Art, Op Art or the Readymade that are frequently applied to his work, Zoderer’s artistic style is ever evolving and hard to pin down. His exploration of the grid, whether within the patterns of the works themselves or in their holes and negatives spaces, is the only remaining constant in his aesthetic transformations over the past three decades. By combining similar elements and utilizing industrially produced materials, the artist time and again succeeds in creating something new. Zoderer uses a range of

MoMA honors Robert Zemeckis with major career retrospective

Robert Zemeckis, creator of some of the most iconic films of the last 40 years, including Romancing the Stone (1984), Back to the Future (1985), Forrest Gump (1994), and Cast Away (2000), will be honored with a major career retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art from September 29 through October 18, 2015. Opening on September 29 with a special screening of Zemeckis’ latest film, The Walk (2015), the retrospective will include all of Zemeckis' feature films as well as a selection of his television work and student films. Zemeckis will participate in a post-screening Q&A on September 29 following the screening of The Walk, the PG-rated, all-audience 3D motion picture experience that retells Philippe Petit’s high wire walk between the World Trade Center towers. On October 3, MoMA will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Back to the Future by screening all three Back to the Future films in succession, just in advance of O

Sotheby’s New York to offer one of the greatest private collections of Americana

Sotheby's announces that it will offer one of the greatest collections of Americana ever assembled, as part of its Americana Week sales in January 2016: Property from the Collection of Irvin & Anita Schorsch: Hidden Glen Farms. Rarely do American collectors immerse themselves so thoroughly into the essence of colonial life, and the Schorsch collection illustrates the passion and dedication necessary to develop such an exemplary offering. The dedicated auction provides an encyclopedic view of furniture, ceramics, books, silver, fine art, needlepoint samplers and decorative arts of the period – with each piece representing Irvin and Anita’s keen eye for craftsmanship and deep knowledge of early-American history. While Irvin and Anita found the brilliance of American craftsmanship and design in exceptional and singular works, they also found it in

Sylvester Stallone makes items from his famous films available to fans at upcoming auction

Imagine the thrill of owning Rocky Balboa's boxing gloves or John Rambo's army jacket. One of the biggest movie stars of the world, actor, writer and director Sylvester Stallone — the only actor with the distinction of opening a number one film across five decades — will offer fans a chance to bid on more than a thousand iconic costumes and props from his famous action films, including the "Rocky," "Rambo," and "The Expendables" franchises. A portion of the proceeds from the auction, to be conducted by Heritage Auctions, will be donated to charities and organizations that assist veterans and wounded United States servicemen and servicewomen. Regarding his consigned items, Stallone said: "I thought other people would really appreciate the memorabilia. So, rather than keep it all in storage I thought I should just pass everything on," he explained in an interview for the Fall 2015 issue of Heritage's The Intelligent Collector mag

Major retrospective of the work of Marius Borgeaud on view at the Fondation de l’Hermitage

The Fondation de l’Hermitage presents a major retrospective of the work of Marius Borgeaud, one of the most important figures in early 20th century art in the canton of Vaud. Active mainly in France, Borgeaud was born in Lausanne and remains very popular in Switzerland. Marius Borgeaud is one of the most popular Swiss artists of his generation, alongside Ferdinand Hodler and Félix Vallotton. He was born into a prominent Vaud family in 1861 and started painting at the age of 40, having squandered the inheritance left him by his father. He was initially linked to the Impressionist movement, but soon set out on his own path, unattached to any artistic school. Borgeaud spent his time between Brittany and Paris, where he began exhibiting in 1904. He died in 1924, leaving over 300 paintings. The selection is organised around themes explored by Borgeaud: Figures and Places,

Government funding paves way for construction of new Polygon Gallery in Vancouver

Shovels will go in the ground in early 2016 for a new art gallery on Vancouver's waterfront, after a major funding announcement Friday morning by federal, provincial and municipal governments. At an event in North Vancouver, the Government of Canada announced it was investing $2.5M in the project, matching funds provided by the Province of British Columbia and the City of North Vancouver, for a total of $7.5M in public funding. This enables Presentation House Gallery to move forward in constructing a new, purpose-built facility after more than 30 years in the cramped quarters of a shared heritage building. The organization has already raised $6.5M in private donations for the facility. When it moves to the new building in 2017, the gallery will become known as the Polygon Gallery. "We are honoured and thrilled by this support from the governments of Canada, British Columbia, and the City of North Vancouver," said Gallery director Reid Shier. "We are looking

Ireland’s premier 18th Century Palladian house in need of donations to stay open

Representatives of the Alfred Beit Foundation, including its Chairman Judith Woodworth and board members Klaus Unger and Adrian Masterson, met the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms Heather Humphreys TD. The meeting was requested by the Foundation to update the Minister. The Foundation explained to the Minister that it needs to create an endowment fund of up to €15m to ensure the long term viability of Russborough. It was originally intended to sell certain paintings as a mechanism for raising these funds. At the Minister’s request and of heritage groups who asked for more time for fundraising, it was decided to defer the sale to December 2015 in order to explore donations under the S1003 tax scheme. The Foundation briefed the Minister that talks are continuing with a donor about the possible purchase of one or more