This month, there is the opening of a special place in Paris. It is called Le Purgatoire which means Purgatory in french. Well it could look like the doors of hell but finally it is more a taste of paradise that you can get from there. It is a new space, arranged as a Loft at 54, Rue Paradis in Paris – France. I do not need to explain the exquisite play in words between the name and the address. Basically…
Stephanie Fonteyn is an English painter, living in Switzerland where she works. She grew in an artistic environment and start painting in 2002. She is a self-made Artist and Painter and we can see she has her own style. She is this week at the Comptoir Suisse, a popular fair in Lausanne – Switzerland. When I visited the Comptoir, I had the chance to discover Ms Fonteyn’s work. I like the spontaneous way she paints. I am not sure that…
This month at mor.charpentier gallery there is a new exhibition called CUSTOMARY BEAUTY. Several artists are participating to it: Alexander Apóstol, Milena Bonilla, José Dávila, Laura Gannon, Terence Gower, Pablo León de la Barra and Mateo López. The curatorial ambition of this exhibition is to interpret this transformations not like a failure but as a peculiar form of beauty generated by the routine. It also has an aim to initiate a dialogue between Western artists and Latin America, between First World and its distorting mirror that is Latin America. Through differentiated languages, the artists participating in this exhibition reinterpret the unpredictable dimension of modernism and reinvest the geographical and mental spaces that once inhabited this doctrine. Photos…
Last friday Luxury Activist was invited to Catherine Bolle Vernissage. She is a Swiss artist, born in Lausanne where she still live and work. The Vernissage took place at Espace Arlaud, one of the oldest Museums of Lausanne. During the years it became a flexible place for different exhibitions. From February until April 2012, Catherine Bolle work will be exhibit in the rooms of Espace Arlaud. From her beginning up to today. She is a multi-talented artist, working with different…
Last friday I attended to an interesting presentation about Hans Steiner, the great swiss photographer. It took place in Lausanne at Unil (the university). This presentation was a conclusion on the exhibition hosted by Musée de l’Elysée.
Tribute to one of the most fascinating fashion creators of the 20th century, The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art dedicates an exhibition to Alexander McQueen. It is called Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty.
mor.charpentier art gallery, in Paris, is specialized in Latin American artists. From the 9th of june until the 31st of July, you will be able to discover a new interesting exhibition called “La Mala Educación”, the bad education in spanish.
Last weekend, I visited the Miro exhibition at Tate Modern in London. Joan Miro’s work witness his vision of the society he lived. The exhibition collects 150 paintings and some sculptures. While visiting the exhibition, we have the feeling to have a History class from beginning of the century up to the post-world war II period.
galerie mor . charpentier was founded by Alex Mor and Philippe Charpentier, and it opened its doors the 14th of October 2010. We could ask ourselves, why another Art gallery? Well, why not? But moreover, because the mor. charpentier gallery supports the contemporary Latin American Art.
At the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne – Switzerland, there is a very interesting exhibition about Hans Steiner. He is one of the most important swiss photographers of the golden era of Photo journalism.
Hans Steiner was born in 1907 in Bern, Switzerland. He was one of the most influent photographers in the 30’s and the 40’s.
Warren MacKenzie was born in February 1924 in Illinois. He studied with Bernhard Howell Leach (the father of british studio pottery) from 1949 to 1952. The artist got inspired by the asian fluid design and especially the Mingei style. Mingei means Popular art made by the people and this reflects marvelously all MacKenzie work.
The German artists sculpts, screws, glues, fixes, straps, wraps all different materials on his master pieces. Shards ofplaster, pieces of concrete left behind on the floor – the discretion of the partsreflects a subtle analysis of space while giving it an unusual character, as unfinished.
More than sixty years have passed since the critic Robert Coates, writing in the New Yorker in 1946, first used the term “Abstract Expressionism” to describe the richly colored canvases of Hans Hofmann. Over the years the name has come to designate the paintings and sculptures of artists as different as Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner and David Smith
What if your favorite Sally Mann or Andy Warhol would be available for you directly via your computer? That is the goal and the aim of THE NEVICA PROJECT.
Until September 12th, at Fondation Cartier in Paris, you can attend do a great exhibition developed by Beat Takeshi Kitano and called “Gosse de Peintre.”