Traveling through the World of Art Foundations
9 March 2021
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While some art foundations are reopening their doors to the public, others are closing theirs again and concentrating on their digital programs. Here is our hybrid update into the wonderful, in-person and online exhibitions at Pirelli HangarBicocca (IT) Crystal Bridges Museum for American Art (USA) Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter (NO) Fundación Barrie (SP), and Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles (FR).
Pirelli HangarBicocca (IT)
The exhibition “Digital Mourning”
of the French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa (Paris, 1985; lives and works in Paris) in Milan at Pirelli HangarBicocca
brings together a rich selection of works, including films, installations, and sculptures. The presence of sound and moving images, along with the stratification of objects arranged in the environment, contribute to the emergence of narratives in which visual culture and pop references are interwoven.
A great introduction for you HERE
via the ‘Making of…’
Crystal Bridges Museum for American Art (USA)
“Crafting America” a new exhibition developed by Crystal Bridges, celebrates the skill and individuality of craft within the broad context of American art. From jewelry to furniture to sculptures and more, this exhibition is dazzling and full of surprises.
Featuring over 100 works in ceramics, fiber, wood, metal, glass, and more unexpected materials, Crafting America presents a diverse and inclusive story of American craft from the 1940s to today, highlighting the work of artists such as Ruth Asawa, Peter Voulkos, Jeffrey Gibson, Sonya Clark, among others.
Image: Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Home of the Brave, 2013, wire, silk, fabric, safety pins, and synthetic and natural threads, 72 x 99 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Bill Apton.
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (NO)
The inagural recipient of The Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Programme, Otobong Nkanga (b. 1974, Kano, Nigeria, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium) is honored with the exhibition “UNCERTAIN WHERE THE NEXT WIND BLOWS
” at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
. Her artistic practice includes drawing, installation, textile work, photography, sculpture, and performance. In Nkanga’s art, themes are often framed in poetic language and her titles are central to the understanding of the work. Full of literary, religious and geological references, they reflect the works’ thematic complexity.
is link to the introduction to the solo exhibition.
Fundación Barrie (SP)
The Fundación Barrié
presents (in collaboration with Fundación MAPFRE) the exhibition “MIRÓ. A COLLECTION
“, with 47 works by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma de Mallorca, 1983), an inescapable reference in the history of European painting and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Painter, sculptor, ceramist and engraver, he was one of the leading exponents of Surrealism and one of the most internationally renowned Spanish artists, whose work came to exert great influence both on his contemporaries and on later generations.
Image: Joan Miró. Femmes et oiseaux II / Women and Birds II, 1969. Oil on canvas 50 x 61 cm. Private Collection in temporary deposit. © Successió Miró 2020
Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles (FR)
For the exhibition ‘My Cartography: The Erling Kagge Collection’ at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles in France, they have made a wonderful FILM with music by Laurie Anderson, which will surely leave an impression. The exhibition includes work by Diane Arbus, Tauba Auerbach, Trisha Donnelly, Raymond Pettibon, Wolfgang Tillmans and Franz West.
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All our best wishes, Peter Deckers, Helena Stork – Founders,
Clare Hindle, Director, and the WAF team