Are you ready to come back to work in September? Take a look at the best exhibitions to visit worldwide in the Fall to entertain you once summer vacations are done and dusted.
5 of the best art exhibitions
in September 2013
If you are a bit down because of coming back to work after your splendid summer vacations, here are 5 of the must-see exhibitions in September to cheer you up: from Dubai to New York, here is where you should head to see the best art exhibitions in the Fall worldwide.
Cats and Girls – Paintings and Provocations
Metropolitan Museum, New York
September 25 2013 – January 12 2014
Balthus is best known for his series of pensive adolescents who dream or read in rooms that are closed to the outside world. Focusing on his finest works, the exhibition will be limited to approximately thirty-five paintings dating from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. Between 1936 and 1939, Balthus painted his celebrated series of portraits of Thérèse Blanchard, his young neighbor in Paris. Thérèse posed alone, with her cat, or with her two brothers. When Balthus lived in Switzerland during World War II, he replaced the forbidding austerity of his Paris studio with more colorful interiors in which different nymphets daydream, read, or nap. The exhibition concludes with images that he created of Frédérique Tison, his favorite model, at the Château de Chassy in the Morvan during the 1950s. Never before shown in public will be the series of forty small ink drawings for Mitsou, in which the eleven-year-old Balthus evoked his adventures with a stray tomcat and which were published by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke in 1921.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, Tel. 001 212-535-7710
Art in Berlin from 1945 until Now
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
September 18 – TBC
This gallery is famed for its endless collection of art from Berlin since the 1870s but this September sees them hone in on the art that came out of 1945, through the end of the second world war, to today, much unlike the last big arrangement of Art in Berlin which looked at the century that stretched from 1880 to 1980. This upcoming exhibition will divide the work featured into themed clusters; expressive, constructive, realistic and conceptual, pulling from the works of those who lived in post-war Berlin to those who experienced the wall and its demise and those who have picked apart the current times through their creativity. Those contributing are David Chipperfield, Friederike Feldmann, Harlad Merzkes, Bernard Schultz and Angela Bulloch, giving audiences a wide spectrum of and interesting cross section of how creativity in this city was influenced and the output that followed.
Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstraße 124-128 10969 Berlin Germany, Tel +49 030.789 02-600
Reina Sofia, Madrid
September 19 – February 23 2014
Displayed at Madrid’s gorgeous Pacacio de Cristal in Parque del Retiro, the Slovakian artist Roman Ondak is presenting his first intervention in Spain and it is looking like it is going to be a good one. Famed for the temporary situations he creates, in which the presence of objects or people are not always as they seem, Ondak includes the audience as part of the authorship, representation and identity of his work. Having gained success at the Czech Republic and Slovak Repulic Pavilion in 2009, Ondak is considered as one of the most significant representatives of neo-conceptual strategies.
Reina Sofia, Calle Santa Isabel 52, 28012 Madrid, (+34) 91 774 1000
Tate Modern, London
25 September 2013 – 19 January 2014
Mira Schendel (1919–1988) was one of Latin America’s most important and prolific post-war artists. With her contemporaries Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil. Tate Modern will stage the first ever international full-scale survey of her work. The exhibition reveals Schendel’s dialogues with a diverse range of artists, philosophers and critics, as well as her engagement with universal ideas of faith, self-understanding and existence. It brings together over 250 paintings, prints and sculptures from across her entire career, including works which have never been exhibited before.
Tate Modern, Bankside London SE1 9TG, Tel. +44 (0)20 7887 8888
Rezvan Sadeghzadeh Passing the Crisis
Ayyam Gallery, Dubai
10 September – 15 October 2013
Sadeghzadeh’s new works directly address apprehension, hope and fear. Anonymous female figures stand alongside oversized rocks and boulders, often dwarfed by these monolithic forms. Stones appear repeatedly throughout his paintings; they are not used merely as peripheral elements in a formal still life, or as background props in a landscape, but rather as organisms with a life and energy of their own, sometimes appearing centre stage to be studied at close range.
Gate Village, Building 3, Dubai Tel: +971 4 4392395
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Palazzo Strozzi in Florence welcomes a new exhibition which focusses on family. 11 Contemporary photographers have been selected to display their own takes on family, in multiple and idiosyncratic ways, which underline the similarity more than the difference of families.
2014 is the year the French embrace Mapplethorpe’s unique aesthetic, with not one, but two exhibitions dedicated to his hard-hitting 70s and 80s imagery. Interestingly the link between the two exhibitions is that they both evaluate the photographer’s work as that of a classical artist.