• Poetic_Ai by Ouchhh

    Designed to be a veritable oneiric experience, the ‘POETIC – AI’ digital installation uses Artificial Intelligence in the visual creation process: the forms, light, and movement are generated by an algorithm that creates a unique and contemplative digital work.
    June 22, 2018 01:14 PM
  • Hundertwasser, in the Wake of the Vienna Secession

    Created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto, and Massimiliano Siccardi, with the musical collaboration of Luca Longobardi, the exhibition ‘Hundertwasser: in the Wake of the Vienna Secession’ immerses visitors in the work of the Viennese painter and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928– 2000).
    June 22, 2018 01:03 PM
  • Gustav Klimt

    To mark its opening, the Atelier des Lumières will present an immersive exhibition devoted to the main figures in the Viennese art scene, of which Gustav Klimt was a key figure.
    June 22, 2018 12:53 PM
  • Wendell Castle: Shifting Vocabularies

    Over a prolific sixty-year career, Wendell Castle (1932–2018), a native of Kansas, approached furniture design as a sculptor.Producing work in a vocabulary entirely his own, Castle considered form and function on equal ground. He defied categorization by generating creations that lay just outside the boundaries of art and furniture.Finished with a slick oil-like surface Castle’s expressive and organic forms, are made from stained stack-laminated wood. They call into question what we consider a chair and our expectations of furniture.Wendell Castle: Shifting Vocabularies features Castle’s latest and last body of work.(Photo: Wendell Castle, Motown, 2016. Stained Ash, 34 1/4 × 65 × 40 inches. Courtesy of Wendell Castle Studio and Friedman Benda, Photography by Dan Kukla)
    June 21, 2018 03:34 PM
  • The Big Picture

    In late 2015 the Hall Family Foundation, in continuing its long support of the photography program at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, made a special $10 million grant to broaden and deepen this collection. The Big Picture: A Transformative Gift from the Hall Family Foundation features a selection of the more than 800 photographs acquired thanks to this generous gift.This gift allowed the curators to build on the photography collection’s existing strengths—primarily its broad holding of American daguerreotypes and prints—and to enhance its representation of 19th-and 20th-century European and contemporary international works. These new pieces span the entire history of the medium, from an 1826 print by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography, to a 2016 work by legendary musician and artist Patti Smith.Shown in all 3,000 square feet of the photography galleries, this exhibition signals the culmination of two years of acquisitions and coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Hall Family Foundation.(Photo: Robert Frank, American,Hoboken (Parade), 1955. Gelatin silver print (printed later), 14 1/2 × 22 inches. Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, 2016.25.3)
    June 21, 2018 03:26 PM
  • Italian and Spanish Textiles

    During the Renaissance, monochromatic velvets became popular, especially those of a deep red color.This exhibition showcases five velvet textiles in radiant reds, ranging from a religious garment to fragments that show a variety of cut-pile designs including abstracted vegetation and small-scale patterns.While there are many sources of red dye, the most highly prized and costly was cochineal red, which was derived from insects native to the Americas and imported to Europe through Spain. Weavers varied the single tone of red by employing different weave structures and textures, such as contrasting cut-pile velvet (cut loops of surface yarn) designs with outlines of looped pile, a technique known as ciselé velvet.The luxuriously decorated back panel of a chasuble, a sleeveless vestment worn over the white linen robe of a priest during services, displays one of the most opulent of the textile patterns: a background of red, cut-pile velvet of interlacing vegetation and abstract floral elements further embellished with brocaded pomegranates and floral motifs in metallic threads. These 15th-16th-century textiles were created during a period of expanded exploration and trade, when Spain and Italy—particularly the city of Venice—emerged as major centers of textile production.(Photo: Chasuble Back, Italian (Venetian), mid-15th century. Velvet and silk with brocaded metallic threads, 43 1/2 x 25 3/4 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 31-104)
    June 21, 2018 03:21 PM
  • Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911–2011

    This exhibition surveys the rich and varied history of modern fashion photography, exploring the ways in which photographers whose careers have been closely associated with the industry have shaped evolving notions of style and beauty.
    June 21, 2018 01:27 PM
  • Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush

    Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush is the first solo museum exhibition of Chicago-born Nina Chanel Abney, and a ten year survey of the artist’s paintings, watercolors, and collages. Abney is at the forefront of a generation of artists that is unapologetically revitalizing narrative figurative painting, and as a skillful story-teller, she visually articulates the complex social dynamics of contemporary urban life.
    June 21, 2018 12:30 PM
  • Unexpected Encounters

    Over the last 10 years, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has strategically enhanced its world-renowned encyclopedic collection. Unexpected Encounters highlights the significant acquisitions of the last decade and gives visitors a rare opportunity to experience these works in unexpected juxtapositions.Noteworthy acquisitions including Olafur Eliasson’s The presence of absence (Nuup Kangerlua, 24 September 2015 #3), 2016, Sean Scully’s Landline Tappan, 2015, and an early 20th-century cabinet by Italian designer Carlo Bugatti, will make their debut at the museum in the exhibition. Fan favorites, such as Romare Bearden’s Jazz 1930s – The Savoy, 1964, South Korean artist Lee Lee-Nam’s Four Seasons 2 digital video, 2011, and a pair of Lakota gauntlets, circa 1890, will return to the spotlight in the featured exhibition galleries. With innovative interpretation and interactive activities, the exhibition reveals the behind-the-scenes work of museums while also prompting visitors to consider new ways of experiencing works of art.Unexpected Encounters recognizes the many incredible donors that have made the growth of the museum’s collection possible and it highlights the museum’s dedication to strengthening its holdings of exceptional art.(Photo: Sean Scully American, Landline Tappan, 2015. Oil on aluminum, 118.1 x 74.8 inches. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Purchase: acquired through the generosity of Sean Scully, Dr. Luther Brady in honor of Lee Lyon and the William T. Kemper Foundation—Commerce Bank, Trustee, 2017.46)
    June 21, 2018 12:28 PM
  • Maryam Jafri: I Drank the Kool-Aid But I Didn’t Inhale

    Maryam Jafri’s work is informed by a research based, interdisciplinary process, often marked by a series of narrative experiments sitting at the crossroads of cultural anthropology and conceptual art. This exhibition presents a new staging of Jafri’s Product Recall: An Index of Innovation (2014–15) which combines framed texts and “still life” product photography of unsuccessful food products from the private archives of anonymous food industry figures.
    June 21, 2018 11:28 AM
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