Monthly Archives: June 2014

ARTES visit: Contemplation of the Divine, Sotheby’s, London

2014-06-ContemplationDivineSothebysContemplation of the Divine, Sotheby’s, New Bond Street Galleries, 5-16 July 2014

ARTES Members’ visit: Monday, 7 July, 2:30PM.

Comprises a selection of predominantly Spanish, Italian and Early Netherlandish paintings and sculpture ranging in period from the Early Renaissance through until the late Baroque.
Link to the web catalogue
Link to the catalogue (page-turner version)


Sebastiâo Salgado, Brasilia

2014-05-SebastiaoSalgado-GenesisSebastiâo Salgado: Genesis, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasilia, Brazil, 5 August – 29 September 2014. Another in the Brazilian-born photographer’s series of exhibitions of his black and white images of remote landscapes and their animal and human inhabitants. This exhibition of 216 works was previously shown at the Natural History Museum, London.

Dalí, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

2014-06-Centro Cultural Banco do BrasilDalí, 27 May – 22 September 2014, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro and on to the Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo in October 2014 and into 2015.
Exhibition of some 150 paintings, photographs, films and objects lent by Madrid’s Reina Sofía, the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Figures and the Dalí Musuem in St Petersburg, Florida. Curated by Montse Aguer the exhibition in the Rio de Janeiro venue will mark its 25th anniversary and open two weeks before football’s World Cup tournament starts in Brazil [for those wishing to combine their cultural with sporting tourism or wishing to find an alternative to football fever].
Last year’s Dalí retrospective proved the most popular exhibition in Europe attracting 790,090 people at the Pompidou Centre in Paris and 732,339 visitors to the Reina Sofía in Madrid.

Jaume Plensa, Chicago

2014-06-Jaume PlensaJaume Plensa: Private Dreams, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, 12 June – 27 September.
An exhibition of recent sculpture by the Catalan artist Plensa, featuring eight new works in a range of media, including bronze, glass and volcanic basalt. Coinciding with a new public art installation of four of his works in Chicago’s Millennium Park, which will remain on loan until autumn 2015. Both projects focus on the human figure, specifically the head as a sanctuary for dreams and hope. Plensa will also give a free public lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago on June 16 at 6pm.
An illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition with an essay by Clare Lilley, Director of Programmes, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK.

Murillo to Goya, Dallas and Madrid

2014-06-Murillo-Meadows-HamburgThe Spanish Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya from the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas, May 25-August 31, 2014.
The Kunsthalle of Hamburg holds one of the most significant collections of Spanish drawings found outside of Spain, containing works by Alonso Cano, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Juan de Valdés Leal and Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, among others. This is the first exhibition to present the collection on a large scale, 123 years after they were purchased. As part of the continued collaboration between the Meadows Museum and the Prado, the jointly organized exhibition will present around 80 drawings, first in Dallas, then at the Prado, Madrid.

Lygia Clark, New York

2014-06-Lygia ClarkLygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988, MOMA, New York, 10 May – 24 August 2014.
The first major retrospective of the Brazilian artist (1920-1988) in North America, comprising almost 300 paintings, drawings, sculptures and participatory works. Organized around three themes, abstraction, concretism and the “abandonment” of art.

Hélio Oiticica, Dublin

2014-06-Helio OiticicaHélio Oiticica: Propositions, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 19 July – 5 October 2014. A major retrospective exhibition of the work of the internationally renowned Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980), whose innovative interactive and experiential artworks have influenced many contemporary artists.
Visitors will be encouraged try on his wearable ‘Parangolés’ and enjoy dressing up as a mobile sculpture. The exhibition has been co-curated by the artist’s nephew, César Oiticica Filho.