Bob Dylan outlines his vision of New Orleans at Palazzo Reale

Milan, 8 February 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). After having presented his creations at Gagosian Gallery in New York at the end of 2012, Bob Dylan comes back offering a new series of works, on display through 10 March 2013 at the Palazzo Reale in Milan. This collection of paintings features the town of Louisiana, in a dark universe, as it was in the 1940s and 1950s. Among the works, a large painting represents a woman trying to separate two men wearing long raincoats and fighting. The singer, aged 71, began painting in the 1960s, but offered his work to the public only later, in three exhibitions (1994). Now his works are regularly presented to the world. This exhibition of 23 paintings, held at Palazzo Reale, the former City Hall of Milan, is free of...

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Michael Govan collaborates with Pinault

Venice, 7 February 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). Michael Govan, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), co-organised an exhibition in Venice around the works of the François Pinault Collection. Govan has been working on this project in collaboration with the curator of the collection, Caroline Bourgeois. The exhibition runs from May 30 to December 31, 2013 and coincides with the Venice Biennale. The theme has not yet been determined, but the visitors could enjoy the works of the 1960s and 1970s from the collection of François Pinault. This event will be held at the Punta della Dogana, one of the two spaces of contemporary art owned by Pinault in Venice. In 2011, the French billionaire François Pinault donated a video installation by Bruce Nauman, For Beginners (2010) to the...

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Last days for applications to Villa Medici competition

Rome, 6 February 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). Académie de France in Rome is to host a new promotion of residents at the Villa Medici as of September 2013. Candidates have until 22 February to submit their applications. The selection competition is open to artists and researchers of all nationalities, speaking French, over 20 and under 45 years old on 31 December 2013. They can apply in all disciplines and genres of literary and artistic creation in history of art, history of living arts, restoration of works of art and monuments. Created in 1666 by Louis XIV, the Académie de France in Rome has hosted the greatest French artists and architects: Fragonard and Ingres, Berlioz, Carpeaux, Bizet, Debussy, Garnier amongst others. In recent years it welcomed François Rouan, Henri Loyrette, Ange Leccia, Bernard Frize, Patrick Faigenbaum, Maria NDiaye, Pascal Dusapin, Hervé Guibert, Xavier Beauvois, Yan Pei-Ming, Valérie Mrejen. Members of jury for this years’ selection are visual artist Adel Abdessemed, fashion designer and film producer Agnès Toublé (Agnès B), opera singer Donatienne Michel-Dansac and France Culture producer Arnaud Laporte. The jury will be chaired by Eric Chassey, director of the Académie de...

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Jan Fabre reinterprets The Pietà

Venice, 6 May 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA) The Nuova Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Misericordia is exhibiting the latest creations by Jan Fabre. Organized to coincide with the 54th edition of the Biennale in Venice, “Pietàs” will run from 1 June to 16 October. The exhibition will feature five marble sculptures, exhibited on a platform upon which the visitors will be able to climb. Via these sculptures, Fabre reinterprets the Pietà by integrating anatomic elements, such as a brain to the marble, hereby evoking life, death and resurrection. The most striking piece is Compassionate Dream, undoubtedly. In this version of Michelangelo’s Pietà, the artist endows Jesus with his own face and the Virgin with a skull. Far from being purposely blasphemous, the artist wishes to emphasize what Mary felt when her son was declared dead. Jan Fabre was born in 1958 and he is one of the most famous Flemish artists. As a multi-talented and eclectic artist, Fabre is interested in acting, choreography, design and sculpture. In 2008, he established a dialogue between ancient and contemporary art by exhibiting his creations at the...

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