40th anniversary of the Vasarely Fondation

To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the birth of Victor Vasarely as well as the 40th birthday of the Fondation Vasarely, an exhibition called “MultipliCité”, devoted to the artist, will be held from 2 June to 2 October 2016. “MultipliCité” is a three-part exhibition presented by the Musée Vouland in Avignon, the Château de Gordes and the Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence. The Musée Vouland will be presenting an exhibition called “En mouvement”; the Château de Gorde, “L’Alphabet plastique”; and finally “L’Art pour tous” in the Centre Architectonique that hosts the Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence. The exhibition is being organised in partnership with the Fondation Vasarely, the Fondation Vouland, the Musée de Gordes, the Pécs Museum in Hungary (from where the artist originates) and finally the Budapest Museum. Born in 1906, Vasarely produced unique and socially-aware work while living through the 20th century’s events. A major figure in Kinetic Art and Optic (Op) Art, he continually asserted art’s social dimension, following in the trail of the...

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421,700 visitors flock to the Noordbrabants’ Bosch exhibition

The exhibition “Hieronymus Bosch — Visions of genius”, held from 13 February to 8 May at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, the artist’s town of birth in the Netherlands, drew a total of 421,700 visitors, setting a new visitors record for the museum. The exhibition was announced as being the largest retrospective to be dedicated to the artist, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death. The exhibition offered a comprehensive study of the work of Hieronymus Bosch, in collaboration with the Bosch Research and Conservation Project (BRCP). The exhibition reunited 17 of the artist’s 24 known paintings to date, as well as 19 of the artist’s 20 drawings. The exhibition was no less than a planetary success as visitors came from all over the world (23 % of tickets were purchased overseas). European visitors represented a large share of the international public, with 7 % from Belgium, 6 % from Germany, 4 % from the United Kingdom, and 2 % from France. The museum is preparing to host a new exhibition, “Van Eyck, Brueghel, Jordaens — Masterpieces from Rumania”, from 18 June to 9 October 2016, with hopes for new...

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Christie’s celebrates its 250th birthday

The famous auction house is celebrating 250 years of existence. To mark this birthday, a sale is being organised on the theme of “Defining British Art”, in June and July 2016 in London. This is an opportunity to go over the establishment’s exceptional longevity, conferring it with the status of an institution. Founded in London 250 years ago, Christie’s has continued to widen its reach worldwide. The first sales in the United States took place in 1970. Then the auction house arrived in Hong Kong in 1986, the Middle East in 2006, China and India in 2013. Since 2012, Christie’s has also embarked on the online market via its Christie’s LIVE platform. This birthday coincides with the celebration of 10 years in Dubai, and 30 years in Asia. Amongst the major lots, the sale will be presenting a family portrait by Lucian Freud (1992), a painting by Lord Frederic Leighton (1864) typical of the British aesthetic, and a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1778), placed on the market for the first time. According to Jussi Pylkkänen, global president of Christie’s International: “On the night of 30 June here in London we will hold a landmark sale of major paintings and sculpture to celebrate our 250th year. The auction will be the first sale of its kind to span four centuries of great British painting from Sir Joshua Reynolds to Frederic, Lord Leighton and Lucian Freud. Our specialists from across the globe have worked together to curate what promises to be a fascinating overview of the very best of British...

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Galerie Templon celebrates its 50th birthday

Galerie Daniel Templon is celebrating its 50th year in 2016. An opportunity to go over half a century of contemporary art in France and worldwide. Since its creation in 1966 in an antique-dealer’s cellar in Saint Germain-des-Prés, this gallery has earned a name for itself as a bridge between France and different artistic scenes worldwide. Over its 50 years, the gallery has organised over 500 exhibitions with nearly 300 artists, crossing half a century of contemporary art. The gallery became known thanks to its collaboration with avant-garde French artists such as Michel Journiac, Martin Barré, Christian Boltanski and Ben. It was also responsible for presenting to the French public, for the first time, international artists like Joseph Kosuth, Art Language, Donald Judd, Elsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Dan Flavin as well as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. For its 50th birthday, the gallery is offering a programme in line with its philosophy, consisting in developing a dialogue between historic and established artists. The gallery is preparing its contribution to Art Basel as well as its first participation in the Biennale des Antiquaires, where it will be presenting an exhibition on the year 1966 in art. In addition, on 28 May, the book Daniel Templon, une histoire d’art contemporain, published by Flammarion, is being released, and in September 2016, the gallery will be publishing a birthday catalogue retracing all of its exhibitions since...

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MFA Computer Exhibition in Preparation for its 30th Anniversary

From 24 October to 25 November 2015, the School of Visual Arts Flatiron Gallery, in New York, is presenting “Techtonic Shift”, an exhibition of prints, video and interactive installations by alumni of the Motion Graphics, Fine Art and Animation (MFA) Computer Art Department. The exhibition has been curated in preparation for the department’s 30th anniversary next year and curators, Milan Delvecchio and Angelica Vergel, wanted to take the opportunity to showcase the department’s fine art alumni and faculty. The artists exhibiting have incorporated a variety of analogue and digital media, experimenting with technology and abstraction such as Mel Hsieh’s video combines 35mm film footage with digital effects and 3D modelling. The MFA Computer Art Department emphasises creative research to making art with computers and emerging technologies. It is dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest ability and guides students in the development of a personal artistic style. The Department has distinguished itself with eight Student Academy Awards. The School of Visual Arts (SVA) has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than six decades. It is comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100...

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