All posts tagged “Visual Arts

Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator & Sunroom Project Space 2018 at Wave Hill, through August 26, 2018

Photographs by Corrado Serra. “Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator continues Wave Hill’s efforts to examine the ways that artists engage in ecological projects that present calls to action. The exhibition documents environmental art that explores persistent problems throughout New York City. Artists are the voice of… Read More

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City at The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), August 18, 2018 – February 10, 2019

“Empresses of China’s Forbidden City is the first major international exhibition to explore the role of empresses in China’s last dynasty—the Qing dynasty, from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 200 spectacular works, including imperial portraits, jewelry, garments, Buddhist sculptures, and decorative art objects from the Palace Museum, Beijing (known… Read More

Ocean Imaginings: The Sea in Art from The Nineteenth Century to The Present at MuMa, Musée d’art moderne André Malraux, Le Havre, through September 9, 2018

“Ocean Imaginings explores imaginative interpretations of the sea, the ocean and the undersea world in art works from the second half of the nineteenth century and the twentieth century, a period in which attitudes to the marine world were decisively transformed by the new discipline of… Read More

Machines à penser at Fondazione Prada, Ca’ Corner della Regina, Venice, through November 25, 2018

“This exhibition explores the correlation between conditions of exile, escape and retreat and physical or mental places which favor reflection, thought and intellectual production. “Machines à penser” focuses on three major philosophers of the 20th  century: Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969), Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) and Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). The latter… Read More

The Face of Dynasty: Royal Crests from Western Cameroon at The Met Fifth Avenue, through September 3, 2018

“Four monumental tsesah crests created by Bamileke master sculptors of Western Cameroon are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Though only a small number of pre-colonial tsesah crests survive today, the genre has a prominent place in the repertory of sculpture from sub-Saharan Africa. The grandeur and originality of… Read More