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Items: Is Fashion Modern?

Items: Is Fashion Modern?Image courtesy of Vogue

Items: Is Fashion Modern?
The Museum of Modern Art
From October 1, 2017 to January 28, 2018

 

Items: Is Fashion Modern? explores the present, past – and sometimes the future – of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries – and continue to hold currency today. Among them are pieces as well-known and transformative as the Levi’s 501s, the Breton shirt, and the Little Black Dress, and as ancient and culturally charged as the sari, the pearl necklace, the kippah, and the keffiyeh.

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Björk Digital. Virtual Reality Exhibition

Björk Digital. Virtual Reality ExhibitionImage courtesy of CCCB

Björk Digital. Virtual Reality Exhibition
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona
From 14 June to 24 September 2017

 

Björk Digital” is an immersive virtual reality exhibition that presents the digital and video works produced by the collaboration of the iconic Icelandic artist and some of the world’s best programmers and visual artists. The show arrives at the CCCB after visiting Tokyo, Sydney, Montreal, Reykjavik, London and Los Angeles and is the only chance to visit the exhibition in Spain.

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True to Life | British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s

True to Life | British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930sImage courtesy of National Galleries Scotland

True to Life | British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s
National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh
From 1 July 2017 to 29 October 2017

 

Bringing together more than 80 paintings by an almost forgotten generation of artists, this exhibition explores the realist tradition in British art between the two World Wars. It focuses on scrupulously detailed realist painting, part of a world-wide trend at the time.

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Design graphique: acquisitions récentes

Design graphique. Acquisitions récentesImage courtesy of Etapes

Design graphique: acquisitions récentes
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris                                                                                                         From 30 March to 24 September 2017

 

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs has one of the most comprehensive and oldest graphic design col-lections in France. Yet since 2009 and the Antoine + Manuel exhibition, the collection has been primarily enhanced with works donated by the designers themselves. More than seven hundred new items join the collection each year. These recent additions have enabled us to make a selection of three hundred works painting a portrait of graphic universes as widely differing as those of Frédéric TeschnerPierre di SciulloLes GraphiquantsJocelyn Cottencin, M/M (Paris)deValenceFanette MellierChange is good, Irma BoomH5 and Yorgo Tloupas.

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Dioramas

Dioramas at Palais de TokyoImage courtesy of Palais de Tokyo

Dioramas at Palais de Tokyo
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
From 14 June to 10 September 2017

 

In summer 2017, Palais de Tokyo will be staging “Dioramas”, an exhibition that explores the diorama as an unexpected source of inspiration for contemporary art. At the crossroads of art, cinema and theater, this cross-disciplinary exhibition is the first large survey to recontextualize the diorama with a renewed approach to the history of spectactorship, including the influence of science and technology, popular culture, fun fairs and exhibitions.

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Sarah Sze: Timekeeper

Sarah Sze: TimekeeperImage courtesy of Sarah Sze Studio and Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze: Timekeeper 
Copenhagen Contemporary, Papirøen
From 10 March to 3 September 2017

 

In the spring of 2017, Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) will present Timekeeper (2016) by New York-based artist Sarah Sze. Sze, who represented the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale, is known for a distinctive visual language that employs a wealth of materials and objects. Her art challenges the static nature of sculpture as it models and navigates the ceaseless proliferation of information in contemporary life.

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Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist

Gaugin: Artist as AlchemistImage courtesy of Art Institute Chicago

Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist
Art Institute Chicago, Chicago
From 25 June to 10 September 2017

 

Best known for his paintings of women in idyllic Tahitian settings, Paul Gauguin was an artist whose career spanned the globe and whose works defy categorization. In his famous self-portrait from 1891–90, he chose to represent himself as an artist who excelled in both two and three dimensions, flanking his image with one of his most iconic paintings, The Yellow Christ (1889), and one of his most important ceramics, Self-Portrait in Form of a Grotesque Head (1889).

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