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Mugler Follies by Manfred T. Mugler… fabulicious !

Mugler Follies by Manfred T. Mugler… fabulicious !

Reading Time: 2 minutesDiscover Mugler Follies, the new show by Manfred Thierry Mugler. It will take place at Le Comedia in Paris. And to describe what we think about this great initiative, only one word came to our minds: FABULICIOUS ! Manfred T Mugler revisit or I would say revamp the Cabaret Revue. He brings more glamour, more sexyness and a wild feeling of excitement. Mugler Follies, the pitch The show is about the story of an amazing woman searching for her inner balance. Accross multiple encounters, she not only discover herself but also transforms into a sublime and blooming woman. Step by step, we follow the journey of initiation of this young woman, her fantastic and unusual events, which bring such a chrysalis to become a sublime and radiant being, closer to the stars. In a hot show creativity, joy Mugler blends eroticism, magic high-tech, light processing to bring the viewer into a…

Coup de Sac, art exhibition at Mudac in Lausanne.

Coup de Sac, art exhibition at Mudac in Lausanne.

Reading Time: 4 minutesMudac, the Contemporary Applied arts and Design museum in Lausanne, revealed a new exhibition called “Coup de sac!” This new installation recaps all arts and design around the plastic bag, our shopping companion for years. This so banal object entered our lives in many ways. This exhibition will make you face different aspects of the plastic bag, from conceptual art, towards a more day-to-day approach, up to ecological matters. Iconic object or… just garbage? In the past 50 years, the plastic bag became part of our daily lives, inspiring advertisers, salesmen and even artists. Many people would guess that Americans invented the plastic bag. despite some patent applications in the 50’s by some american companies, it was the Swedish engineer Sten Gustaf Thulin, who invented the modern lightweight shopping bag.  It was in the early 60’s. Thulin developed a production methodology of forming a simple one-piece bag by folding, welding…

Art exhibitions in Switzerland – 2013 top 7 exhibitions you do not wish to miss!

Art exhibitions in Switzerland – 2013 top 7 exhibitions you do not wish to miss!

Reading Time: 6 minutesSwitzerland is a very rich country… in art institutions and museums. It is one of the countries with the biggest density of museums per inhabitant. If we calculate only the official ones, we could count more than 1,000. 2013 will be again a very exciting year for art. Here is our selection of exhibitions not to miss in Switzerland for 2013. Kunsthaus Zürich Felix Vallotton – Precious Moments. From July 5th to September 15th 2013 This exhibition will be a unique dialog between pieces coming from a private collection and the Kunsthaus storage. More than 50 paintings will be displayed under a common theme “Precious moments”. Switzerland is one of the countries with the biggest number of Vallottons, unfortunately a big majority belongs to private collectors. So this is one opportunity in a thousand to see the talent of this amazing artist. Felix Edouard Vallotton was a Swiss painter, born…

Miro, Poetry and Light – New exhibition.

Miro, Poetry and Light – New exhibition.

Reading Time: 2 minutesNext month, La Fondation de l’Hermitage will present a new exhibition about Miro called “Poésie et Lumière”, Poetry and Light in french. It will take place from June 28th until October 27th 2013. More than 80 works by Joan Miró will be exhibited (1893 – 1983). All works come from Pilar i Joan Miro Foundation in Palma de Majorca. The Miró foundation in Majorca holds a very important amount of the artist’s work and represents a very interesting place to visit. Here is a video presenting the foundation and for more information you can visit their official website: http://miro.palmademallorca.es About the incoming exhibition at L’Hermitage now. According to them: “The exhibition concentrates on the works of his maturity, created during the last thirty years of his life in the Majorcan workshop where the great master lived from 1956 until his death 1983.” The exhibition will follow chronologically the work of the artist…

Didier Guex at Centre Général Guisan Parc in Lausanne

Didier Guex at Centre Général Guisan Parc in Lausanne

Reading Time: 3 minutesFron May until October 2013, the Swiss artist Didier Guex, exhibit his some of his sculptures at the Parc of General Guisan Centre in Lausanne – Switzerland. Discover this unique artist through a selection of iconic pieces of art. The program: Outside the centre, at the gardens facing the lake: 14 sculptures plaster on metal. Inside, at Espace Pohl: 2 Bronze, 4 stones, 3 aluminium, 2 patinated plasters and 2 made of concreet. Also inside we can see 7 paintings: mixed techniques  on carton. 2 tryptiques 3 Acrylics on canvas The General Guisan centre is a beautiful property by the Lake Geneva in the city of Lausanne. Its garden welcomes exhibitions, mostly sculptures and faces the lake for a breathtaking view. The Centre is located at General Guisan Pully place near Lausanne, in a park with an area of ​​one hectare along the Leman. It is a privileged place for…

Roy Lichtenstein and his Pop art at Tate Modern -London

Roy Lichtenstein and his Pop art at Tate Modern -London

Reading Time: 3 minutesTate Modern will open a new exhibition on february 21st. It is a new retrospective on the work of Roy Lichtenstein. Considered as one of the fathers of Pop Culture, he was one of the biggest influencers of the 20th century. Roy Lichtenstein was an American artist, born and deceased in Manhattan, New York – USA. During the 60’s, he developed a consequent artistic work inspired from the world of advertising and the american Comic books. The Tate is proud to present the most complete exhibition in the past 20 years. In partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, the London visitors will be able to admire 125 most important paintings and sculptures from Roy Lichtenstein. The exhibition covers 30 years of rich artistic work in which the artist imposed pop culture in the artistic references of the 20th century. For the first time, people will be able to see works like…

2013 MoMa new exhibitions – don’t miss!

2013 MoMa new exhibitions – don’t miss!

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn 2013, the MoMa in New york is preparing a great program in terms of exhibitions. Here are the 3 most expected ones. You cannot miss them! Abstraction generation, now in Print. February 13 – June 24, 2013 – Second floor. Abstraction is connected with so many artistic movements that at the end of the day, everything is abstraction! It played an extremely important role in the 20th century and today became one of the foundation of post-modernism. This interesting exhibition treats Abstraction in Print, from books to magazines, towards leaflets, cards or other communication printed tools. We can see works from artists like Cory Arcangel, Tauba Auerbach, Philippe Decrauzat, Liam Gillick, Wade Guyton, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, R. H. Quaytman, and Haegue Yang.   Le Corbusier: Landscapes for the Machine Age June 9 – September 23, 2013 – sixth floor For the first time, the MoMa is presentation a complete exhibition about the…

The International Art Prize Arte Laguna 2013 – Venice

The International Art Prize Arte Laguna 2013 – Venice

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes the Seventh Edition of the International Art Prize “Arte Laguna”, aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art.   Fope Gioielli has confirmed its collaboration with the International Art Prize Arte Laguna also for this year. This important event will take place in Venice in March 2013 and will contemplate prizes in money, a collective exhibition in Venice Arsenale, a special exhibition at the Romanian Institute for Arts Culture and Research, a number of exhibitions in art galleries and an official catalogue. The total value of the Prize is 170,000 Euros. The Prize is open to all Artists, without any limit of age, sex, nationality or other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks, in one or more sections. Painting Sculpture and installation Photographic art Video art and animation Performance Virtual Art This year again,…

The Little Black Jacket by Chanel

The Little Black Jacket by Chanel

Reading Time: 1 minutesChanel initiated a world-tour photo exhibition called “The Little Black Jacket”. Next friday, it will be in London at Saatchi Gallery until October 28th. The exhibition is designed to show the versatility and creative genius behind the legendary fashion house as well as showcasing how the jacket can be worn in a multitude of ways. Karl Lagerfeld’s 113 photos of different celebrities donning the jacket will no doubt provide inspiration for budding fashionistas out there so head down to the Saatchi Gallery for an eye opening look at the power and influence of the high end fashion industry (viewlondon.co.uk). See here the presentation video: Click here for information about Saatchi Gallery: SAATCHI GALLERY DUKE OF YORK’S HQ KING’S ROAD – LONDON SW3 4RY 10AM – 6PM LAST ENTRY 5:30PM Next stops: Moscow, Sydney, Berlin and Paris. LA Info sourced at Chanel dedicated website, viewlondon.co.uk, Saatchi Gallery website.  All content is…

New Muskoka Polaroid Collection by Parvez Taj

New Muskoka Polaroid Collection by Parvez Taj

Reading Time: 2 minutesParvez Taj reveals his collection of new paintings based on his trip to Muskoka lakes in Canada. The originality of this work is that the images were framed as polaroid photos. A true homage. The originality of Parvez Taj is his talent to use paints, photography, software and UV cured inks to create his signature style of wall art – of which he is a pioneer of the technique. The Muskoka-Polaroid Collection contains 15 different scenes all of which are mounted on acrylic or aluminum and measure 47” X 40”.  Custom sizes are available.  Each print is signed by the artist and contains a hard wood frame on the back for mounting. During his journey at the Muskoka lakes, the artist spent time shooting the amazing landscapes. Lighting was also very important on his work as it brought a hint of timeless nostalgia on the collection. Very poetic. Here is one…

Paul Gauguin at Kunsthaus Zürich

Paul Gauguin at Kunsthaus Zürich

Reading Time: 1 minutesPaul Gauguin is considered as one of the fathers of modern painting. What we know less is that he also made a lot of artistic works on woodcuts. From September 28th 2012 to January 20th 2013, The Zürich Kunsthaus, or Museum for Modern art, will display an exhibition with almost the entirety of Gauguin’s work, with around 60 plates of supreme quality. While Gauguin’s paintings could express the peaceful and bucolic landscapes and ambiances of tropical countries, the woodcuts were more focusing on the unfathomable, nocturnal and demonic aspect of the tropical paradise. Museum Kunsthaus Zürich Heimplatz 1 CH–8001 Zurich Tel: +41 (0)44 253 84 84 Fax: +41 (0)44 253 84 33 E-Mail: info@kunsthaus.ch Sat/Sun/Tues 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Wed–Fri 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Closed Mondays Check the official museum website for more updates: http://www.kunsthaus.ch Art is food for thought. LA    Info sourced at the museum website. All images are copyrighted with…

Divine Moments by Raghu Rai – Vacheron Constantin

Divine Moments by Raghu Rai – Vacheron Constantin

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe confidential Swiss Watch Manufacture Vacheron Constantin revealed this month an interesting art partnership with Raghu Rai. His new exhibition is called Divine moments and it is a beautiful enigmatic vision of India daily life. RAGHU RAI, born in 1942, originally trained as a civil engineer, before taking up photography at the age of 23, in 1965. A year later, he joined the New Delhi-based national weekly magazine ‘The Statesman’ as their chief photographer, moving on after 10 years to become the picture editor with the prestigious Kolkata based weekly, ‘Sunday’. In 1977 he returned to New Delhi to become the picture editor, as well as its active photographer, for the leading national weekly, ‘India Today’. Henri Cartier Bresson saw an exhibition of Rai’s in Paris at the Galerie Delpire in 1971, and was sufficiently impressed to nominate him to the world-famous Magnum Photo Agency. In the same year he…

The New Burma by Ed Giles

The New Burma by Ed Giles

Reading Time: 2 minutesGetty photographer Ed Giles decided to highlight and reveal what he called the “New Burma”. It is a serie of amazing photographs that captures the essence of this exotic place… the way it is really today. Ed Giles is an award-winning Australian photojournalist based in Cairo, Egypt. Ed works with photography, video and multimedia production methods to explore in depth, human stories. Ed’s photographic and multimedia work has been widely recognised as aesthetically compelling and groundbreaking in format. In 2011, Ed was awarded a Walkley Award for Online Journalism, Australian’s highest honour in the trade, for work with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Online Investigations Unit. Ed has also received the Australian Council of Deans of Education Award for Emerging Journalists in 2011, and a United Nations Media Peace Prize for Online Reporting in 2010. Ed has worked in Iran, Israel/Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Greenland, Burma, Nepal, the Caribbean Islands…

Claire Milner, Swarovski crystals for a diamond jubilee.

Claire Milner, Swarovski crystals for a diamond jubilee.

Reading Time: 2 minutesClaire Milner is what we could call a virtuose of light and color. After an amazing Marylin Monroe’s portrait made of 65,000 Swarovski crystals, now she will reveal beginning of September a brilliant portrait of Queen Elisabeth. The “Swarovski Queen” will be exhibited in Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire, UK, as a feature of the Great North Art Show from 1st – 23rd September. It is a prestigious annual exhibition in a magnificent venue – the cathedral has a history dating back over 1300 years. The exhibition will feature artwork by some of the UK’s finest contemporary painters and photographers. The exhibition shows “tomorrow’s art today”. Basically they try to capture the “Air du temps” in a precise and qualitative snapshot of the best artists of today and tomorrow. For more information, please check the official website: http://www.greatnorthartshow.co.uk Here is what the artist says about this outstanding portrait: “I created the…

London Pleasure Gardens

London Pleasure Gardens

Reading Time: 3 minutesDo you know what is a Pleasure Garden? Between the 17th and 19th Centuries, Pleasure Gardens were communal spaces where people from all walks of life converged to listen to music, admire paintings, stroll, drink, flirt and immerse themselves in the culture that made their city great. The most famous pleasure gardens were in Vauxhall, Mozart played there at 9, Hogarth made the tickets and Dickens wrote about them. Between 1851 and 1884 the Royal Docks had its very own Pleasure Gardens, named The Royal Victoria Gardens. Today’s London is changing at the speed of light. The 2012 Olympics are revealing a new London. Different new areas are explored in terms of Urbanism and we discover a true 21st century London. The London Pleasure Gardens is a company winner of the Mayor of London, LDA and Newham Council Meanwhile London Competition Their pitch: to bring a 21st Century version of London…

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