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14 MAY 2015

CHINA 8: Contemporary Art from China on the Rhine and Ruhr

CHINA 8 – Contemporary Art from China on the Rhine and Ruhr May 15 – September 13, 2015.

"Eight cities along the Rhine and Ruhr, nine museums, around 120 artists – the CHINA 8 exhibition is the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Chinese art held in Germany to date. Alongside established artists, the positions of younger and newly emerging artists are also represented. Nine museums in Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Hagen, Marl, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Recklinghausen have come together for this joint project and will be showing works from the fields of painting, photography, calligraphy, ink drawing, sculpture, installation art and video from 15th May to 13th September 2015. The 'eight' in the show’s title is not only the number of the participating cities, but also a significant Chinese lucky number."

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2015 • Adou • Alfred Ko • art exhibition • Aspartime • Cai Dongdong • Chen Shaoxiong • Chen Wei • Chen Xiaoyi • Chinese art • Chinese artists • contemporary artcontemporary art exhibitionscontemporary Chinese art • Du Yan Fang • Duisburg • Dusseldorf • Eason Tsang Ka Wai • Essen • Gelsenkirchen • German exhibition • Hagen • Jiang Pengyi • Li Weiyi • Li Zhengde • Liang Weizhou • Lin Ke • Lin Ke(1984) • Ma Daha Group • Ma Qiusha • Marl • Mo Yi • Mulheim an der Ruhr • Peoples Republic of Chinapolitical artprotest works • Recklinghausen • retrospective exhibition • Shan Feiming • Shao Wenhuan • South Ho Siu Nam • Wang Ningde • Wang Qingsong • Wang Youshen • Xiao Xiao • Zhuang Hui • Zong Ning

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Simon Perkins
13 MAY 2015

Sonia Delaunay: a retrospective exhibition at the Tate Modern

Tate Modern: The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay, 15 April – 9 August 2015.

Sonia Delaunay. Hélice, décoration pour le Palais de l’Air, Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques, Paris 1937. © Pracusa 2013057. © Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden/Emma Krantz.

Project de Tissu Simultané n°25, France, 1924, gouache, donated by Sonia Delaunay 5 June 1966, © Les Arts Décoratifs.

Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979). “Rythme couleur” (1964), oil on canvas, Paris, musée d’Art moderne.

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2015 • abstraction and figuration • art exhibitionart simultanecolourconcentric circles • contrasting colours • dynamism • Ernst and Young • female artistFrench paintergeometric formsgeometric patternhue • living sculpture • modernist paintingmovementpainter • painting exhibition • patchwork quiltpattern • pure colour • retrospective exhibitionsimultaneismSonia DelaunayTate ModernUkrainianvibrant colourvisual abstraction

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Simon Perkins
14 JANUARY 2015

Allen Jones: the pop artist whose transgressions went too far

"Jones explains the situation, as he sees it. 'For artists of my generation, coming on stream in the Sixties, whatever you did you had to reckon with American gestural abstraction. The problem with figurative art at the time was that it had run out of steam, but the polemic was that you couldn't do it any more, which seemed absurd after 4,000 years of people making representations of each other. To me the Pop movement was incontrovertibly a swing of the pendulum back towards representation. The problem wasn't with representation, it was the age–old one – with the language. And the language had run out of steam. Using urban imagery as source material revitalised figurative painting, without a doubt. And recently the main thrust of the avant–garde from Basquiat and Schnabel up to Koons and company has been figuration with a vengeance.'"

(Andrew Lambirth 1 November 2014, The Spectator)

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1960s1969 • accepted canons • Allen JonesBritish artist • Chair (1969) • controversydeliberately offensive • demonised figure • female figure • figuration • figurative art • figurative painting • figurative sculptor • figurative work • fine artflat colourflat surfacefurniture • Hat Stand (1969) • human bodyICA • in the wilderness • Jean-Michel Basquiat • Jeff Koons • Julian Schnabel • leather boots • made to offendmannequin • ostracised • outrage • piece of furniture • political correctitude • political correctness • politically correct • pop art • pop artist • provocative art • realistic representation • representational art • retrospective exhibitionscantily cladsculpturesexist • sexually provocative • Table (1969) • tabootransgression • unwritten taboo • urban imagery • wig

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Simon Perkins
15 APRIL 2014

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern

Tate Modern: Exhibition, 17 April–7 September 2014

"Henri Matisse is a giant of modern art. This landmark show explores the final chapter in his career in which he began 'carving into colour' and his series of spectacular cut–outs was born. ...

In his late sixties, when ill health first prevented Matisse from painting, he began to cut into painted paper with scissors to make drafts for a number of commissions. In time, Matisse chose cut–outs over painting: he had invented a new medium. ...

For the first time ever, we are broadcasting live into cinemas around the country with an exclusive film about the exhibition. Matisse Live offers an intimate, behind–the–scenes view of the artist via beautiful footage of the works, interviews with his friends plus rare archive footage of Matisse at work."

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Simon Perkins
02 SEPTEMBER 2013

Retrospective exhibition of surrealist artist Meret Oppenheim

"Die Meret Oppenheim Retrospektive im Bank Austria Kunstforum zeigt Arbeiten aus allen Schaffensperioden Meret Oppenheims. Eine umfassende Schau, die Gelegenheit bietet, Meret Oppenheim abseits bekannter Klischees neu zu entdecken."

(Joseph Schimmer, 20.03.2013)

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Simon Perkins
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