The art world Is wide and varied. Here are Swide’s picks of must-sees in September: London, Milan, New York, Berlin…
5 top art exhibitions in September that you can’t miss
New York: Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life
September 14 –January 6, 2013
A photographic exhibition examines the legacy of the apartheid system and how it penetrated even the most mundane aspects of social existence in South Africa. Nearly 500 photos, films, books, magazines, newspapers, and assorted archival documents cover more than 60 years of powerful photographic and visual production that form part of the historical record of South Africa.
International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, Tel. 001-212.857.0000
Milan: Infanzia in pericolo – Child survival in a changing climate
September 19 – October 14
The photos of Luca Catalano Gonzaga recount the drama of the children of the biggest refugee camp of the world, the one of Dadaab in Kenya, fleeing from the drought of Africa’s Horn. Children’s lives changed because of the changing climate caused by the pollution and over-exploitation of the Earth are witnessed by the photographer in Nepal, Mongolia, Burkina faso, Zambia, Bangladesh.
Forma, Piazza Tito Lucrezio Caro 1, Tel. 0039-02.5811.8067
London: Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde
Septmber 12 – January 13 2013
Over 150 works on show by Madox Brown, Burne-Jones, Millais, Hunt, Rossetti and other painters belonging to the movement that was born inspired by early Renaissance paintings and then developed through a romantic pictorial language. In contrast to previous exhibitions on Pre-Raphaelite art, the Tate Britain show features paintings alongside other media, such as early works from the Arts and Crafts movement, to demonstrate the Brotherhood’s enduring legacy
Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG, Tel. 0044-(0)20.7887.8888
Paris: Sophie Calle “Pour la dernière et pour la première fois”
8 September – 27 October
Sophie Calle, French Installation artist, photographer, writer and conceptual artist, presents ”Pour la dernière et pour la première fois” at Perrotin this September. She is celebrated for the work she has done that shows human vulnerability and also pieces that examines identity and intimacy. This certainly true of her exhibition which explores the loss of sight and those that share blindness, portraying them or the last image that they remember.
A moving piece of work that is worth you attention.
Galerie Perrotin, 76 rue de Turenne, 55003, Paris, Tel. 0033-1.4216.7979
Madrid: Specters of Artaud. Language and the Arts in the 1950s
September 19 – December 17 2012
An exhibition that explores the influence that Antonin Artaud’s, famed French poet, playwright and actor, has had on the arts and, in particular, on how important it is we understand his work within the post-war avant garde movement that developed in the U.S. France and Brazil. As an exhibition, the work on display consists those using different types of media, showing how Artaud’s wish to transcend the restrictions of language both spoken and written is still relevant in this day and age, immortalised in the work of artists from the 20th century.
Museo Reina Sofia, Santa Isabel, 52 28012 Madrid Tel. (+34) 91 774 10 00
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From Down Under to the Big Smoke, those hoping to stay cultured outside of the Christmas celebrations this December can revel in the exhibitions on offer this festive season.
29 year old Gianluca Traina wins the Asia Wards 2013 thanks to a 3D mosaic portrait inspired by the Sicilian Byzantine originals that have inspired Dolce&Gabbana and many others before them.