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Mastery of an Art: Van Cleef & Arpels – High Jewelry and Japanese Crafts

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Mastery of an Art: Van Cleef & Arpels – High Jewelry and Japanese Crafts
April 29 – August 6, 2017
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

 

Van Cleef & Arpels is world-renowned as a maker of high jewelry. This exhibition, focusing on fine Japanese and French craftsmanship, showcases beautiful works that are products of artistic mastery and also provide insight into the two countries’ cultures. The first section surveys currents in jewelry within the context of Van Cleef & Arpels’ history, from the company’s founding to the present day. This is followed by a comparison between high jewelry and highly accomplished Japanese works from the Meiji Period. 

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: VISIONS – ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: VISIONS – ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL
It’s LIQUID International Art Festival
Deadline: August 27, 2017

 

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with Ca’ Zanardi, is selecting all interesting video-art, painting, photo, installation and performance art works to include in VISIONS, International Art Festival, that will be hosted in Venice, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, from September 14, 2017 to November 26, 2017.

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Interview: Lenka Holcnerova

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Interview: Lenka Holcnerova

Luca Curci talks with the artist Lenka Holcnerova, the winner of Architecture category of It’s LIQUID INTERNATIONAL CONTEST 4TH EDITION 2017.

Lenka Holcnerova was born in Czech Republic, she lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal and is the founder of Atelier HOLCNEROVA, an International Architecture studio based in Lisbon. With an eye for art, the ocean, vibrant people and novel idea, she graduated in 2013 with diploma thesis “Between ocean and land: Urban Coastline as a Source of Renewable Energy”. Her world and work lies within where architecture, sculpture and culture meet: beauty is the radiance of truth. Her education and work have taken her all the way from Czech Republic to Croatia, Russia, New York, Spain and finally Lisbon where land meets the ocean and sky and life is touched by the Atlantic breeze.

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Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius

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Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius
The Design Museum, London
28 June 2017 –24 September 2017

 

We see the world in colour but rarely do we appreciate how it shapes what we see. In this unique exhibition, the respected designer Hella Jongerius presents a reading of the world through colour. Drawing on years of research, she sets out to make us look deeper at the way colour behaves – on shapes and surfaces, in shadows and reflections. Through a series of phenomenological studies and experiences, the exhibition makes us question one of the most elemental aspects of design. The ultimate aim is to pit the power of colour against the power of form.

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Mark Tobey: Threading Light

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Mark Tobey: Threading Light
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
From 6 May to 10 September 2017

 

Mark Tobey: Threading Light is the first comprehensive retrospective of the American artist’s work in twenty years in Europe, and the first in Italy. Opening May 6, 2017, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the exhibition traces the evolution of the artist’s groundbreaking style and his significant yet under-recognized contributions to abstraction and mid-century American modernism. With 66 paintings spanning the 1920s through 1970, Mark Tobey: Threading Light surveys the breadth of Tobey’s oeuvre and reveals the extraordinarily nuanced yet radical beauty of his work.

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Monocircus design

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Monocircus design

 

Monocircus is a design atelier and an online store run by Kazunori Takeishi and Shing Ee, Lim. Based on the key concept of seeking a lifestyle enriched by Art and Design, Monocircus aims at developing various forms of products within the paradigm of lifestyle design, without being constrained by scale, ranging from accessories and small items to be worn, to furniture, public art, interior and architecture design.

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MAD Completes the Roca Beijing Gallery

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MAD Completes the Roca Beijing Gallery
Beijing, 2017

 

MAD Architects has completed Roca’s Beijing Gallery in Dongzhimen, near the Beijing East Second Ring Road. The project consists of an unobstructed gallery space that opens up to its urban environment; behind double-height glazing, the interior walls of both of the gallery’s floors, finished with a screen of LEDs, become a new façade for the city.

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