2132 - U.S.A. - CORAL GABLES-FLORIDA - Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perception - 07.02.2015-19.04.2015


The Brazilian-born Muniz is known for the startling materials he uses in the production of his stunning images. By employing diverse materials such as toys, diamonds, garbage and magazine clippings, the artist creates tableaux, which are then photographed. Poetics of Perception includes elements of several of his renowned bodies of work, including Diamond Divas, Pictures of Chocolate, Pictures of Junk, Pictures of Color and more.

In 2001, Muniz was invited to represent Brazil in the Venice Biennale where he exhibited the Pictures of Color series. Utilizing thousands of Pantone color swatches, Muniz created the appearance of digitized images of known works of art, including Claude Monet’s famous 19th-century Haystack. Muniz likens the pixels in digital photography to Monet’s impressionist brushstrokes.
Using the same ideas and given access to thousands of diamonds, Muniz created dazzling portraits of Hollywood’s silver screen divas: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Bette Davis and Marlene Dietrich. He tested the “degree of interference between the overkill glamour of the stars themselves and that of shiny rocks.” These mesmerizing portraits of some of the 20th century’s most celebrated actresses seem to cast a glittering, eternal afterimage.

His recreation of Paul Gauguin’s Still Life with Puppies, also on display in Poetics of Perception, recreates the strange perspective of the original, as the tabletop is turned on a vertical axis to reveal puppies dining amidst goblets and fruit. The images of the divas, as well as his photographs constructed from a confetti-like collage of magazine clippings, hint at Muniz’s interests in a variety of media, showcased in this latest traveling exhibition.
Exhibition Credits
Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perception was organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach. The exhibition is guest curated by Carla Hanzal, independent curator based in Charlotte, NC and former Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum. Lowe Art Museum exhibitions and programs are sponsored by Beaux Arts and the general membership. Additional support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Lowe Art Museum - Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perception - 07.02.2015-19.04.2015

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2131 - U.S.A. - COLUMBUS-OHIO - Mobile Photo Now - 06.02.2015-22.03.2015


Photo by Rob DePaolo

Columbus Museum of Art, and the #jj community, one of the world’s most active  communities of photographers, present #MobilePhotoNow the largest mobile photography exhibition ever organized by a museum.  

#MobilePhotoNow highlights the emerging art form of mobile photography, and the power of social media and smart phones as a means of creative expression and connection. CMA and #jj community partnered throughout October to post themed photo challenges that engaged the mobile photography community. More than 5,000 photographers from 89 different countries submitted nearly 45,000 images via Instagram. The resulting global exhibition co-curated by CMA and #jj features 320 photos from nearly 240 photographers representing nearly 40 different countries.

Comumbus Museum of Art  - Mobile Fhoto Now - 06.02.2015-22.03.2015

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2130 - U.S.A. - COLUMBIA-SOUTH CAROLINA - Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal - 20.02.2015-17.05.2015


Lotus Lilies

Seeking the Ideal is the first-ever museum retrospective of this American Impressionist painter, bringing together 58 Curran masterpieces sure to astonish with their jewel-like color, immense space, and love for beauty. Charles Curran's heart was claimed by women, children, and flowers, and he devoted a lifetime to painting them in the full light of day out of doors. Curran's career blossomed in the 1880s when French Impressionism had changed the art world. Working in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, Curran became a much-respected leader of the art colony there in the early decades of the 20th century. These are wistful images, each one full of optimism and grace. He looked for what was ideal in American life and made it even more so.

Columbia Museum of Art - Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal - 20.02.2015 - 17.05.2015

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2129 - U.S.A.- CLEVELAND-OHIO - Themes and Variations: Musical Drawings and Prints - 25.01.2015-17.05.2015


The Violin, 1914. Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963). Cut and pasted papers (newsprint block-printed or stenciled decorative paper, and faux bois), with charcoal and graphite; 71.8 x 51.8 cm (28 1/4 x 20 3/8 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund 1968.196. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

A selection of about 60 drawings and prints from the museum's permanent collection will explore the various ways in which music and music-making have been represented in Europe and the United States from the 15th through the 20th century. The exhibition will explore representations of sacred music in images depicting David and Saul, Apollo and the Muses, and Orpheus, as well as secular music addressing themes such as music and courtship, the café concert, dance, and synesthesia. Works by Rembrandt van Rijn, Jean Antoine Watteau, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Wassily Kandinsky, and John Cage will be featured.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Cleveland Museum of Art - Themes and Variations: Musical Drawings and Prints - 25.01.2015 17.05.2015

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