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Traveling through the World of Art Foundations (15)


9 december 2021
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On behalf of everyone at Word Art Foundations please accept our warmest thoughts and best wishes for the festive period ahead. We would like to cease this opportunity to extend our gratitude for following us on this journey.

We would like to draw your attention on to two solo exhibtions: John Armleder at the renovated Rockbund Art Museum (CN) and Gala Porras-Kim at the new building of the Amant Foundation in Brooklyn (US) ; as well as two group shows: “Breathing one’s breath” at the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles (FR) and ‘All Eyes’ to celebrate 25 years of collecting at the AkzoNobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam (NL).
Finally, if you fancy a challenge, take our quizz to find out how good your knowledge is when it comes to global Art Foundations!


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Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles (FR)

The thematic exhibition “Breathing one’s breath”, curated by Bice Curiger, Julia Marchand and Margaux Bonopera at the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles, France brings together some twenty artists belonging to distinct artistic movements and generations, taking its title from the words Vincent van Gogh addressed to Emile Bernard, “[…] the fact is that we are painters in real life, and it’s a matter of breathing one’s breath as long as one has breath”.
Ill: Vincent van Gogh, ‘Papillon de nuit géant’, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, mai 1889


Amant Foundation (US)


Just opened at the Amant Foundation in Brooklyn, NY, USA – is the exhibition Precipitation for an Arid Landscape‘,  the first East Coast solo presentation of the work of Colombian-born, Los Angeles–based artist Gala Porras-Kim. Grounded in specific archaeological points of reference, the works consider the creation, acquisition, conservation, study, display, description, and circulation of art and cultural artifacts. Gala Porras-Kim shows how these processes displace an object’s original functions and instead shape a different sense of history, identity, and social relations.

AkzoNobel Art Foundation (NL)

n celebration of the 25th anniversary of the AkzoNobel Art Foundation’s collection a special exhibition ‘All Eyes’ is organized in the AkzoNobel Art Space in Amsterdam (NL).
Humankind is at the heart of the jubilee exhibition. It plays with the idea that whenever we observe others, there’s a good chance we’re being watched in return.
With artworks from: Otobong Nkanga, Remy Jungerman, Melanie Bonajo, Afra Eisma, Ger van Elk, Susan Hiller, Louise Giovanelli, Yael Bartana, Emma Talbot, Roger Hiorns and Jan Andriesse.
Photocredits: Martin van Welzen
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 Rockbund Art Museum (CN)

Now is the last chance to see (until december 19th) to see the first major survey exhibition of the renowned Swiss artist John Armleder in Shanghai in China at the Rockbund Art Museum​: ‘Again, Just Again’ is a celebration of his influential five decades of work and inspired by the many inter-disciplinary detours in art throughout this journey. This first inaugural and highly anticipated exhibition after the museum’s major renovation, features an ambitious display of new and existing work such as painting, ready-mades, works created on-site, works on paper, site-specific wall drawings, and archival material.

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                                                       Lionel Estève – Morphée                                                                                                                                    

Lost wax poppy, gold plated bronze jewel, 2018
50 copies, 3 artist’s proofs

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All our best wishes, Peter Deckers, Helena Stork – Co-Founders,
and the WAF team

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