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Traveling through the World of Art Foundations

 

1 March 2021
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This summer seems filled with exhibitions at art foundations that can be visited by nights and days, from inside or outside, or in dark and light. Indeed, Yayoi Kusama‘s Infinity Room at the PHI Foundation in Montreal (CAN), Abstract Art from the collection of Fondation Gandur on show at Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence (FR), or even Mahmoud Khaled‘s installations at The Mosaic Rooms in London (UK), as well as Sculpture Triennale at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln (USA) and Exterior/Interior at the Fundació Suñol in Barcelona (SP) are going with that mood. Visit and enjoy your travel through the world of art foundations this Summer.

PHI Foundation (CAN)

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art in Montreal, Canada is presenting Yayoi Kusama with ‘DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE’, including some signature sculptures and two Infinity Mirrored Rooms. The one from which the show takes its title (2019), is filled with hanging light globes that alternate colors before abruptly going dark. The viewer is absorbed into darkness for a moment before the glowing spheres slowly flicker back on, initiating again a cycle akin to life and rebirth.
Yayoi Kusama, INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE, 2019. Mirrored glass, wood, LED lighting system, metal, and acrylic panel. Courtesy of David Zwirner

 

 


Fondation Maeght (FR)

 

Pierre Soulages, Peinture 130 x 89 cm, 24 août 1958, Oil on canvas, 130 x 89 cm © Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Genève. Photographer: Sandra Pointet © ADAGP, Paris, 2022.

This year’s summer exhibition at Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence ‘The Heart of Abstraction’ unveils some 120 works from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art (Geneva) and offers a riveting immersion into abstraction from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Home to a collection of more than 13,000 works, Fondation Maeght is always keen and honored to showcase other collections, some of which are rarely accessible to the public, as it has consistently done in the past.
Pierre Soulages, Peinture (detail) 130 x 89 cm, 24 août 1958, Oil on canvas, 130 x 89 cm © Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Genève. Photographer: Sandra Pointet © ADAGP, Paris, 2022.

The Mosaic Rooms (UK)

Fantasies on a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost it”, the first UK solo exhibition by Mahmoud Khaled is now on show at The Mosaic Rooms in London,  UK.

Through a series of unfolding installations and interventions Khaled ambitiously transforms The Mosaic Rooms period domestic architecture into the imagined dwellings of the owner of a lost phone. The work continues Khaled’s interest in historic house museums and the memorialising of individual perspectives found in them. In this new immersive commission, the artist repositions this museological form as a device to imagine a history of marginalised queer life

 

 

 

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (USA)

The New England Triennial 2022 in Lincoln (USA) at the Museum deCordov Sculpture Park and Museum feature the work of a diverse and ambitious group of artists who are based across the six states of the Northeast – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The exhibition will foreground the recent creative output of twenty-five artists, registering the creativity and resilience of those who have been working during these challenging and transformational times.

The exhibition will reveal tendencies in contemporary art today, including ancestral knowledge and kinship, material transmutation, and intimate attachments to the natural world. Featuring a wide range of artistic mediums, the Triennial will include painting, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, print, installation, video, and performance..

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Fundació Suñol (SP)

The exhibition ‘Exterior | Interior,’ an exhibition adaptation of the digital project ‘It Started With Water’, curated by Alexia Medici and presented in 2021 in online format on the Shortcut platform of the Fundació Suñol in Barcelona (Spain), will be presented with the aim of reflecting on historical memory and contemporary creation, the curator proposed a model of a self-guided route in ten locations in the districts of Sants-Montjuïc and Les Corts.

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