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The Master of Flemalle and Rogier Van der Weyden Opens at Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz
Rogier van der Weyden, Middelburger Altar (sog. Bladelin-Altar), um 1450, Eichenholz, linker Flügel: 93,3 x 41,7 cm (Mitteltafel), 93,5 x 92 cm (rechte Tafel), 93,5 x 41,2 cm (linke Tafel), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie. © Volker H. Schneider.

BERLIN.- Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz presents today The Master of Flemalle and Rogier Van der Weyden. Around 1430 painting in the southern Netherlands developed radical new ways of rendering the visible. A special exhibition in the Gemäldegalerie Berlin is devoted to two founding figures of this new art who are closely associated with each other: Rogier van der Weyden (1399–1464) and the Master of Flémalle – often identified with Robert Campin (ca. 1375–1445). The exhibition brings together outstanding paintings from all over Europe, Russia and the USA. This is a unique opportunity to view and directly compare paintings that count among the most valuable treasures of European art....More

Centre Pompidou Takes a Look at Alexander Calder's Paris Year in Exhibition
PARIS.- An uncommonly lively and engaging character, Calder made his art into a continuous party, a party attended by his many friends, among them Joan Miró, Jean Cocteau, Man Ray, Fernand Léger and Piet Mondrian. Trained as an engineer, he was the inventor one of the most innovative and audacious forms of twentieth-century sculpture – the mobile, given its name by Marcel Duchamp....More

Cherie Blair Sketch By Euan Uglow at Browse & Darby Gallery
LONDON.-The London-based Browse & Darby gallery presents an exhibition portraying Euan Uglow and it includes a sketch of "Striding Nude, Blue Dress" which portrays Cherie Blair, the wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair. Cherie Blair visited the gallery. It has been speculated that the Blairs purchased the sketch for £4,000, but the gallery has not confirmed this. Charles Bradstock, the owner of the gallery, said, "It's the policy of the gallery that we keep our buyers' names secret. A lot of them don't want their names to be revealed. There has been a very good reaction to both works. We had a packed private viewing. Cherie Blair came before the private viewing to see them. She was interested, because she had never seen them before....More

Auction of Artwork in New York City to Benefit Ukrainian Museum
NEW YORK, NY.- The Ukrainian Museum in New York City will hold its "Gala Celebration of Spring" this Saturday, March 21, a benefit event that will take place for the first time in the Museum’s galleries. Enjoy an elegant evening cocktail party with wine/champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and a Viennese table – catered by Soyuzivka chef and Culinary Institute of America graduate Andrij Sonevytsky – with musical accompaniment provided by the Askold Buk Trio (jazz) and violinist Marian Pidvirny. The evening will include a special auction of works by a number of well-known artists, beginning with a lithograph by Alexander Archipenko, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, a watercolor by David Burliuk,...More

Pipilotti Rist Announced Winner of the Second Joan Miró Prize
BARCELONA.- The jury has awarded the 2009 Joan Miró Prize to the Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist for her wide-ranging creative activity and her outstanding contribution to the current artistic scene. The Joan Miró Prize, organised by the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona and sponsored by the ...More

Sotheby's Hong Kong to Hold Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sale in April
HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sale 2009 will be held on 8th April, 2009 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. An exceptional collection of rare and magnificent imperial Chinese Ceramics and works of art from the Tang, Ming and ...More

Mark Manders - The Absence of Mark Manders Opens at Kunsthaus Zurich
ZURICH.- The Kunsthaus Zürich shows ‘Mark Manders - The Absence of Mark Manders’ through June 14, 2009, Switzerland’s first one-man show by artist Mark Manders. Manders creates installations-cum-sculptures...More

Cooper-Hewitt Presents Shahzia Sikander Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection
NEW YORK, NY.- “Shahzia Sikander Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection,” the ninth installment in an exhibition series devoted to showing rotations of the museum’s holdings, will be on view from March 6, 2009, and continue through Sept. 7, 2009, at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Internationally...More

Maison Martin Margiela 20: The Exhibition Opens at Haus der Kunst
MUNICH.-Haus der Kunst presents today Maison Martin Margiela 20. The exhibition, on view through June 1, 2009. Following his studies at the Antwerp Academy and his work as an assistant to Jean-Paul Gaultier, the Belgian Martin Margiela founded Maison Martin Margiela in 1988. The firm’s 20th anniversary is the reason for this exhibition. Maison Martin Margiela is based in Paris and designs fashion that rebels against the industry’s constraints while also commenting on these. Since Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent...More

Alex Knell Has Been Announced Winner of Online Art Competition
LONDON.- An exciting, new contemporary artwork by up-and-coming artist, Alex Knell, has polled thousands of votes from the public to win an innovative online art competition run jointly by the Royal Academy Schools and international real estate company, Hines. Knell’s winning piece We Are Our Future is being unveiled today, Thursday 19 March, as part of the launch of the One Grafton Street Urban Gallery –a super-sized canvas measuring 19m x 43m. The canvas stretches across the face of One Grafton Street, a building...More

Hauser & Wirth London Presents Andreas Hofer Air Tsu Dni Oui Sélavy
LONDON.- Andreas Hofer’s art constructs a shadow universe that is populated by phantoms and superheroes and full of preternatural occurrences. Time is out of wrack, bendable: home to a history that never happened. Visitors to air tsu dni oui sélavy encounter a tableau that mixes the real with the fantastical. Second-hand chairs and a table, carpets and a figure scaling an upside-down staircase act like cryptic clues, props in a stage set that announce the artificiality of the setting whilst furnishing evidence of its lived existence....More

"Picturing Progress: Hungarian Women Photographers 1900-1945" At National Museum for Women in the Arts
WASHINGTON, DC.- Courage, perseverance, diligence, business sense and networking abilities—these were among the necessary qualifications for a woman in turn of the 20th century Hungary who pursued a career in photography. Featuring 80 works, many of which have never been on public view in the United States, Picturing Progress: Hungarian Women Photographers 1900–1945, explores the role women played in the development of photography as an art form and as a documentary medium during a time of tremendous social and political upheaval....More

Tyree Guyton's An American Show to be Exhibited at McColl Center for Visual Art
CHARLOTTE, NC.- McColl Center for Visual Art is exhibiting the mixed media work of Tyree Guyton An American Show, March 20 – May 16, 2009. Exhibited extensively in the Midwest and along the East Coast as well as internationally, An American Show is making its debut in the Southeast at McColl Center for Visual ...More

The Open Tent Presents Jewish Graphic Novelist JT Waldman at ArtCenter
MIAMI, FL.- The Open Tent presents Growing Up Comix - the works of graphic novelist JT Waldman - at ArtCenter/South Florida, which brings together both non-profit organizations' commitment to producing cutting-edge, inclusive arts events that are contemporary and accessible to the public. Retracing the Waldman's defining years, Growing Up Comix is divided into five major periods including The Wonder Years, College Years, In-Between Years, Persian Years and Days of Recent Past. Through comics, cartoons and graphic representations, the ...More

The Linda Pace Foundation Announces Two Major Initiatives
SAN ANTONIO, TX.-The Linda Pace Foundation announces two major initiatives in keeping with its mission to support the work of contemporary artists, particularly those that have held residencies at Artpace, the contemporary art foundation with a residency and exhibition program, featuring cutting edge international art, founded by the late philanthropist Linda Pace. The Linda Pace Foundation has commissioned renowned contemporary artist Jesse Amado to create a major art work for the San Antonio Central Library, San Antonio, Texas, where the Foundation is based. The artwork will be installed in 2010 in the main reception area on the ground level....More

Toby Devan Lewis To Receive 2009 Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Award
NEW YORK.- Toby Devan Lewis, art collector, curator, author and philanthropist will receive the 2009 Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Award conferred by ArtTable, the nation's foremost organization of women leaders in the visual arts, at its 16th Annual Award Ceremony and Benefit Luncheon to be held on Friday, April 17, 11 am-2 pm, at the Mandarin Oriental New York hotel in Manhattan. Lewis' curatorial achievements, philanthropy, and support of young and emerging artists will be celebrated. Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison will deliver the keynote speech....More

Noted Photographer Herman Leonard to Address OHIO Graduates
ATHENS, OH.- When it came time find a commencement speaker, a group of Ohio University seniors recommended President Roderick J. McDavis consider some important characteristics. The students wanted someone with energy and charisma, someone who understood what it meant to be an OHIO graduate. This year, that person is Herman Leonard, a 1947 Ohio University alumnus and world-renowned photographer whose images captured the history and movement of jazz. Leonard will speak at Ohio University's two undergraduate commencement ceremonies, set for 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, in the Convocation ...More

Michener Art Museum Collects Clothing Donations For "Frau Fiber" Summer Sculpture Exhibit
DOYLESTOWN, PA.- The James A. Michener Art Museum is collecting used clothing from the public for use by sculptor Carole Frances Lung. Also known by the pseudonym "Frau Fiber," the artist will be on hand at the Museum during the monthly "First Friday" event on Friday, April 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to kick off the collection process and to discuss her forthcoming sculpture project with visitors. After April 3 and continuing through June 12, all textile donations can be deposited in a large, designated recycling bin in the Museum's lobby during normal operating hours. ...More

Heeding Agitated Hindus, Helsinki Museum Removes Word "Hinduism" from Nude Man Photo
HELSINKI.- Heeding to the demand of infuriated Hindus in various parts of the world, the word "Hinduism" has reportedly been removed from the controversial photograph of nude man on display at a renowned Helsinki (Finland) museum. Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded this protest, has appreciated this step of the government run Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, saying that it was a sigh of relief for the agitated Hindu community. He urged the Museum to remove word "Pushkar" also from this photograph of nude man with visible genitals, arguing that town of Pushkar, which is associated with Hindu god Brahma, was sacred to Hindus. ...More

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