Exhibition at Moderna Museet gauges the current position of Swedish contemporary art

Current political tendencies take centre stage at the Moderna Exhibition 2018. This edition of the exhibition, which gauges the current position of Swedish contemporary art, features 36 artists and artist groups who offer sober and intimate reflections on Swedish society today, on a natural world that is no longer what it once was, and a future that appears to have already begun. Where does the idea of 'the local' fit into our globally networked society? And what does it mean, today, to frame an exhibition as a national survey? Over the course of a two-year research process, the curators Joa Ljungberg and Santiago Mostyn began to think beyond the idea of the Moderna Exhibition as a showcase for the most prominent artistic practices in Sweden, and instead see the exhibition as an opportunity to look more closely at Swedish society through

Jerwood Gallery opens exhibition featuring the work of five ground-breaking artists

The Quick and the Dead is an exhibition of five ground-breaking artists – each radically different in his or her approach – whose lives have intersected at various points. The artists are friends who have portrayed each other at different moments, and are being displayed together for the first time this autumn at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings. In this new exhibition, The Quick and the Dead centres on paintings and drawings made over the past decade by Maggi Hambling, in which she has portrayed Horsley, Lucas, Simmons and Teller. These works are in dialogue with portraits of Hambling made by the other living artists. This is highly personal, a sequence of artistic interactions, and a celebration of portraiture and its ongoing possibilities. The exhibition has its roots in a 2005 meeting at The Colony Room Club, Soho, where Hambling was introduced

Exhibition explores the technologic and surreal imaginaries of 16 international contemporary artists

An avatar that asks itself about the meaning of life, two robots exploring the relationship between man and machine, a live simulation that self-replicates infinitely, constructing ever-different worlds, Rubens’ Bellona obsessively redrawn by a piece of software, stock market trends that become the colours in abstract paintings. All this and more is included in LOW FORM. Imaginaries and Visions in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, a project curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi that runs from 20 October 2018 to 24 February 2019, bringing the work of 16 international artists to MAXXI. LOW FORM is not just an exhibition but a workshop for study and debate on themes and issues associated with humanity’s relationship with technology and the incredible scenarios opened up by its evolution. A broad-based approach that will develop a rich

Lyman Allyn Art Museum opens new permanent exhibit dedicated to Louis Comfort Tiffany

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum will open a new permanent exhibit this October, dedicated to life and works of American artist and designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1933), who was best known for his innovative work with stained glass. The installation will feature three newly conserved stained glass windows which were commissioned in the early 1900s to memorialize loved ones in New London. The collection, which will showcase never before exhibited objects (many of which came from the artist’s descendants), will illustrate Tiffany’s early career as a painter, then show his work as an interior designer, and tell the story of his innovations and success as a glassmaker. With items both from the museum’s collection and on loan, the exhibit will include nearly 100 pieces of decorative arts and fine arts objects including a range

$100K print from Picasso’s Blue Period comes to auction

An auction of Old Master Through Modern Prints on Thursday, November 1 at Swann Galleries offers a grand selection of prints by Pablo Picasso. Rare and museum-quality prints from the fifteenth-to-twentieth centuries act as an overview of the evolution of Western printmaking and chronicle the dramatic changes of the second half of the millennium. European works from the early twentieth century are led by a powerful selection of works by Pablo Picasso. Hailing from the artist’s Blue Period, Le Repas Frugal, 1904, presents an allegorical scene constructed from glimpses into the lives of those living in poverty (Estimate: $100,000-150,000). Flûtiste et Trois Femmes nues, 1932, is one of 100 Neoclassical-style subjects Picasso etched for Suite Vollard, valued at $8,000 to $12,000. Late color linoleum cuts include La Femme au Chapeau

Columbus Museum of Art marks the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion of African American culture that erupted in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City and spread across the cities of the greater Midwest, including Columbus, from 1918 to the 1950s. Organized by the Columbus Museum of Art with Guest Curator Wil Haygood, the exhibition I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100 offers a fresh look at the visual art and material culture of this groundbreaking moment in American cultural history, and serves as an anchor in a citywide celebration of the Harlem Renaissance. “This exhibition has its origins in September 2015, when the Lincoln Theater Association and the King Arts Complex celebrated the release of Wil Haygood’s book Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination

Exhibition examines how artists depicted their experiences of conflict through monsters and mythic figures

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will present Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s, the first major exhibition to examine how European and American artists depicted their experiences of conflict through monsters and mythic figures. The horrors of war propelled Surrealist artists to pursue these iconographies. The exhibition chronicles the emergence of particular themes that reference the political chaos of the Spanish Civil War and World War II. Co-organized with The Baltimore Museum of Art, Monsters and Myths brings together 64 works of art by artists including Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, André Masson, Joan Miró, Wolfgang Paalen, and Yves Tanguy. The exhibition opens Oct. 20, 2018 and continues through Jan. 13, 2019. “In the 1930s and 1940s, Surrealists saw their

Restored ‘The Private Life of Henry VIII’ to world premiere at 62nd BFI London Film Festival

The BFI National Archive and The Film Foundation’s new 4K digital restoration of Alexander Korda’s vivacious portrait of The Private Life of Henry VIII will world premiere at the upcoming 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express. Showing on 20th October at BFI Southbank the festival screening is also a taster for the BFI’s upcoming Kordas season at BFI Southbank in January 2019. Flamboyant producer/director Alexander Korda, a Hungarian Jewish émigré, arrived in Britain in 1931 and promptly shook up British cinema. A charming maverick, Korda transformed the landscape of the British film industry, proving that Britain could compete with America on its own terms. He was joined not only by his brothers, art director Vincent (production designer of The Private Life of Henry VIII) and screenwriter/director/producer Zoltán, but a number of other

Kunsthalle Bremen opens the largest presentation on Hans Christian Andersen as a fine artist

The Kunsthalle Bremen will present the exhibition “Hans Christian Andersen: Poet with Pen and Scissors”. This is the largest presentation on Hans Christian Andersen as a fine artist that has ever been shown in Germany. This project is supported by major loans from the Royal Library in Copenhagen, the Odense City Museums, and the Museum Jorn in Silkeborg. Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) is known to every child as an inventor of mesmerising fairy tales. “The Little Mermaid”, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, and “The Princess and the Pea” brought him great fame during his lifetime. Andersen’s fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages, making him one of the most widely read authors in the world. However, few people know that Hans Christian Andersen was also a prolific artist. He created drawings and paper cut-outs and made collages