Gagosian Gallery, London (England)
Until April 14th, 2018
Nancy Rubins sculptures cannot go unnoticed. Not just because of their often-imposing dimensions, but mostly because of their visual and emotional impact. Her vertical assemblages of a variety of shapes and materials inhabit the space as though she had created a miraculous balance. The sculptures presented at the Gagosian Gallery in London are no exception and also defy gravity. The botanical term Diversifolia, which refers to the development of a plant’s foliage, here relates to the movement and the directions of the elements that compose her sculptures. Giraffes, turtles, crocodiles, wolves and pigs of steel, bronze, copper and aluminum are suspended in space by cables and brilliantly intertwine.
Joan Miró. Sculptures 1928 – 1982
Centro Botín, Santander (Spain)
Until September 2nd, 2018
This exhibition offers an opportunity to discover the Centro Botín, a cultural center inaugurated in June 2017 and designed by Renzo Piano in collaboration with Luis Vidal + Architects, along with the work of one of the most famous Catalan artists: Joan Miró. The exhibition highlights his artistic approach by presenting more than a hundred sculptures and casts, most of which have never been shown before, that he used to assemble and to create his artwork, as well as drawings, sketches, videos and other objects.
Conference : Five Great Women Sculptors
Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
March 18th, 2018, 2-3pm
The Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park carries on its exploration of female sculptors through a conference presenting five artists who made a deep impression on the history of 20th-century monumental sculpture: Beverly Pepper, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Hepworth and Louise Nevelson. Sue Eberle, Ph. D., Professor of Art History at Kendall College of Art and Design, will be leading the conference.
Wind Sculpture (SG) I
Yinka Shonibare MBE
Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York (United States)
Every spring, we impatiently await the monumental sculpture that will be installed at the south entrance of Central Park in New York City! In 2018, the Public Art Fund has commissioned British artist Yinka Shonibare MBE (Member of the British Empire) for a work that belongs to the series Wind Sculpture. From a distance, it looks like a flame coming out of the ground. But as one gets closer, one realizes that the painted motifs reference African wax fabric, here declined in turquoise, red and orange. The sculpture is entirely made of fiberglass and hand painted, and it seems to be floating, like a sheet animated by the wind. An invitation to meditate on the history of colonialism through the industry of wax fabric, a trade that has involved several countries including some Asian islands, the Netherlands and some regions of Africa, since the 19th century.
Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence
The MET Fifth Avenue, New York (United States)
March 12th – July 29th, 2018
The MET Fifth Avenue offers an exhibition praising open air, gardens and their lush vegetation through a selection of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, illustrated books and objects from the museum’s collection. With a total of 150 works, over 70 artists explore the importance of parks and gardens in France from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century. #ParksandGardens