contemporary art

Christophe Lambert at Kissthedesign Lausanne

Christophe Lambert at Kissthedesign Lausanne

For sure Kissthedesign is one of the most edgy places for contemporary art in Lausanne. Until May 28th, the Lausanne gallery and shop showcases Christophe Lambert, Swiss artist. It is a very interesting exhibition in which Christophe Lambert displayed several art pieces. It is called LIFE IS SWEET PART 2. It refers as well to the PART 1 that was showcased at Art-Etage in Bienne. The work of Christophe Lambert feeds much of the history, mythology, war, art history, as current trends that draws equally in the news, Hollywood productions or in more confidential alternative creations. Daesh, mass culture, the cute little heroes of our childhood, even the children themselves, the evil murderers, hardcore metal bands, the products of the entertainment industry, all end up in the explosive universe of the artist. The binary notion of good and evil loses all meaning here. The artistic purpose here shows an universe deviant but enjoyable,…

Flynn Maria Bergmann – “Outside the story” at Kissthedesign gallery in Lausanne

Flynn Maria Bergmann – “Outside the story” at Kissthedesign gallery in Lausanne

This week, Kissthedesign gallery in Lausanne initiated a new ephemeral exhibition around the Swiss artist Flynn Maria Bergmann. The exhibition is called Outside the story. The exhibition also features the artist daughter with Minikiss: Tennessee Lou MacDougall.

Coup de Sac, art exhibition at Mudac in Lausanne.

Coup de Sac, art exhibition at Mudac in Lausanne.

Mudac, 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!

Switzerland 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.

Next 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…

2013 MoMa new exhibitions – don’t miss!

2013 MoMa new exhibitions – don’t miss!

In 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…

New Muskoka Polaroid Collection by Parvez Taj

New Muskoka Polaroid Collection by Parvez Taj

Parvez 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…

Jessica Zoob’s PASSION.

Jessica Zoob’s PASSION.

Next month we will have the London Olympic games, so you will probably visit the british capital during that time. There is not only sports in live, art too. So if you will be in London then, you need to visit an interesting exhibition by Jessica Zoob. It is called Passion and  it will take place at NEO Bankside. The style expressed in this collection is amazing and electrifying. Passion liberates the artist. It make her get rid of barriers and feel the freedom under her brush. What is interesting here is that we could see an amazing reference to impressionism but in a more modern and liberated way. On this, we could link Jessica Zoob’s work here as Contemporary art. She got her freedom from the mainstreams to create her own. Here some of the great artwork you can see during the exhibition. Jessica Zoob trained at Central School…

Cindy Sherman at the MoMA NY

Cindy Sherman at the MoMA NY

The MoMA in New York will present from February 26th to june 11th 2012 a new exhibition about American photographer Cindy Sherman. It will be a retrospective of 170 photographs from mid 70’s until today. We will be able to see the key series like the “untitled” but also the black and white pictures, her ornate history portraits and milkmaids in the manner of old master paintings. The exhibition will explore dominant themes throughout Sherman’s career, including artifice and fiction; cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tale; and gender and class identity. Also included are Sherman’s recent photographic murals (2010), which will have their American premiere at MoMA. Here is a video with Ingrid Sischy, the Editor-in-chief of Interview magazine, about Cindy Sherman work: Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in New Jersey USA. She is world known for her very conceptual portraits in which…

Palais de Tokyo – come back later!

Palais de Tokyo – come back later!

In this beginning of the year, do not try to visit the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. In deed you will most likely find the door closed. In deed the establishment started a full reconstruction. Only the restaurant, Tokyo Eat is open during the rebuilding process. It will last until April 2012. See here the official message found in the official website: If you wish to keep updated on the reopening, just click here for the newsletter. To recap, Palais de Tokyo is probably one of the most interesting places in Europe for Contemporary art. Building on its years of success, in 2012 the Palais de Tokyo will become one of the largest sites devoted to contemporary creativity in Europe. It will now extend down to the Seine, and its surface area will expand from 8,000 sq. m. to 22,000 sq. m. The public will be able to explore new ways…

“Customary Beauty” at mor.charpentier gallery – Paris

“Customary Beauty” at mor.charpentier gallery – Paris

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 and videos witness all these changes and bring a different look on the evolution of society. Mor.Charpentier gallery continues its aim to reveal different talents from Latin America, which refreshes the parisian art landscapes. Curator: Natalia Valencia. « Customary Beauty » 10th September – 29 October 2011 galerie mor ! charpentier 8, rue Saint-Claude Paris 3ème T +(33) 0 1 44 54 01 58 contact@mor-charpentier.com – www.mor-charpentier.com  

La Mala Educación – mor.charpentier galerie

La Mala Educación – mor.charpentier galerie

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.

” The Fourth Cordillera” – Art exhibition

” The Fourth Cordillera” – Art exhibition

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.

Konstantin Grcic, artistic pragmatism.

Konstantin Grcic, artistic pragmatism.

Konstantin Grcic is a german designer, born in 1965 in Munchen. He had a strong school curriculum with first the Parnham College in the UK and then the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. Mr Grcic has a functional artistic approach of Design. He describes his own style of current, feasible and realistic.

Karsten Födinger at Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Karsten Födinger at Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

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.

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