Posts Tagged ‘photography’
The Art Newspaper for the full article. • Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, the New York couple who amassed a remarkable collection of minimal and conceptual art on modest income, are loaning art to institutions across the nation through the program The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States. The Delaware Art Museum is the most recent recipient of the Vogel’s art, which spans 1966 to 2003. Art Knowledge News has all the details. • Joe Deal, the Kansas born post-war photographer, passed away last Friday in Providence, Rhode Island following an eight-year battle with cancer. Deal’s photographic series like “Wild and West: Reimagining the Great Plains,” and “Karst and Pseudokarst” has had a lasting influence upon today’s contemporary photographers. Visit ArtForum for more details on the life of Joe Deal. • The Philiadelphia Museum of Art has loaned 55 oil paintings and 5 bronze sculptures, by masters such as Picasso, Degas and Manet, to the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. It is the first time America and Taiwan have worked together to organize an international art exhibition. More at ArtDaily.org.• Two major exhibitions devoted to video art open in Moscow this month, that organizers hope will “stimulate greater interest in video as an art form among the younger generation.” The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture will show work by the Russian collective AES+F, while the GMG gallery mounts a survey of work by US artist Gary Hill, a pioneer in the video art medium. Check out
• The 41st annual Art Basel, perhaps the most renowned of contemporary art fairs, opened on Thursday and will run through Sunday. Carol Vogel reports for the New York Times that “business is brisk,” citing numerous multimillion dollar acquisitions by dealers and collectors alike. Works by late artists Louise Bourgeois and Sigmar Polke were quickly snapped up, and this year’s fair included a proliferation of installation and video art, shown at the “Unlimited” space for oversized works. • Arts Council England has suffered a budget cut amounting to about $34 million at the hands of the country’s new coalition government, including $2.6 million in grants offered to regularly-funded arts organizations. From ArtForum. • The Seattle Art Museum will be home to the unparalleled exhibition “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris" from October 8 through January 9, 2010. Over 150 works from all phases of the artist’s legendary career will be presented, on loan from the world’s most important repository of Picasso artworks, the Musée Picasso, while it undergoes renovations. Go to Art Knowledge News to learn more. • The Musée de l’Elysée (a museum of photography in Lausanne, Switzerland) is surveying the work of more than eighty contemporary photographers in the second edition of the successful "reGeneration" exhibition. The collection embraces both documentary and artistic approaches within digital, film, conceptual, and spontaneous photography. Check out ArtDaily for more information.