The art world is wide and varied. Here are Swide’s picks of must-sees in August: London, New York, St.Moritz and much more...
St.Moritz: St.Moritz Art Masters International
August 24 - September 2 2012
35 retrospectives and collective exhibitions - all free entrance - with the greatest artist of our time like Lutz & Guggisberg, Tom Sachs, Ron Arad, Vik Muniz, Hamish Fulton, Giuliano Pedretti, Mimmo Rotella, Letizia Cariello and many others to enjoy while being in one of the most chic locations of Europe. With different locations between galleries, hotel and parks, St.Moritz Art Master is to be in the agenda of all art lovers worldwide. Info about each location at the dedicated website.
St.Moritz Art Masters Organisation, Aeulestrasse 74, Tel. 0041 81 833 10 28
London: The Olympic Journey: The Story of the Games
July 28 - August 12 2012
The Royal Opera House in London is teaming up with the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, to present this free exhibition for the duration of the London Olympic Games. Film, audio, objects from the Olympic Museum will retrace the steps of the Olympics from ancient Greece through to the vision of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the man behind the modern Olympics. Original medals since 1896, torches from 1936, the first Olympic in London...
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, Tel. +44 (0) 20 7304 4000
New York: Chelsea Tour
Yes, the Met has "Tomás Saraceno on the Roof Cloud City" on until November 4th. And the New Museum has the impressive retrospective of Nathalie Djurberg, The Parade. But Chelsea is the place to be always - and in August, too - because it offers the widest variety of contemporary concentrated in a single (fun, bustling) neighborhood, together with open-air cool parties with free drinks during the different openings (which doesn't hurt). Don't miss John Drury, Robert Goldman, Elisabeth Kley, Walter Robinson for the Claxon exhibit (Haunch of Venison, 550 West 21St Street); and the 31 Women in ARt Photography exhibition (Hasted Kraeutler, 537 West 24th Street).
São Paulo: Caravaggio
1 August – 30 September
The Baroque art of Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio will be taking centre stage at Museu De Arte De Sao Paulo this August in the exhibition ‘Caravaggio and his Followers’. We, at Swide, are already devoted followers of the ‘Master of Light’ and so it is time for us all to appreciate those who are said to be directly influenced by the 16th century genius. Six of Caravaggio’s masterpieces will be joined by the works of 14 other artists, displaying the influence and relevance that Caravaggio still has today.
Museu De Arte De Sao Paulo, Avenida Paulista, 1578 - São Paulo - SP Tel (55 - 11) 3251-5644
Toronto: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon
11 August – October 28
As part of the popular Toronto Now series, which is now in its third year and celebrates the work of local artists, Toronto based artist Lisa Myers and writer/performance artist Autumn Chacon present Noise Cooking. This isn’t your regular approach to cooking, no. This explores the sound possibilities and the project examines issues around ancestry, perseverance and celebration. It also uncovers unexpected connections between food prepared in places separated by great distances.
Musée des beaux-arts de l’Ontario 317 Dundas Street West Toronto Ontario Canada M5T 1G4 tel 416 979 6648 / 1 877 225 4246
Written by Ben Taylor and Elisa della Barba