Exhibition: Clouds. Landscapes from Romanticism to the Present
From 22.03.2013 to 01.07.2013
Leopold Museum, Vienna
Organised by Leopold Museum
Exhibition: Sascha Schneider
From 30.05.2013 to 21.07.2013
Stadtmuseum Weimar, Kunsthalle "Harry Graf Kessler", Weimar
Organised by Stadtmuseum Weimar
Exhibition: Alphonse Mucha: An Insight into the Artist
From 01.06.2013 to 11.08.2013
Organised by Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Japan and Mucha Foundation
"Alphonse Mucha: An Insight into the Artist" is a major retrospective featuring over 240 works, including many that have never been shown in Japan before, alongside a wide range of oil paintings, studies, sketches, jewellery and posters from the Mucha family collection.
The exhibition will explore the artistic vision and ideals behind Mucha's works. Through his own words and works, visitors will gain an insight into his creative process, his ambitions and his achievements.
The exhibition will be organised in six sections representing important themes or phases in his career:
- Mucha the Czech
- Sarah Bernhardt & the Theatre World
- Le Style Mucha & Art Nouveau
- The Message of Beauty
- Paris 1900
- Visions for Humanity
Rare works such as a satin-silk edition of The Arts series, comprised of 4-colour lithographs: Dance, Painting, Poetry and Music will feature in the show.
This exhibition will be a great opportunity for all Mucha fans and art lovers to deepen their understanding of Mucha and his inner world.
Exhibition: Shaping Landscapes - Hölzel, Mediz, Moll amongst others
From 28.05.2013 to 08.09.2013
Upper Belvedere, Vienna
Organised by Österreichische Galerie Belvedere
Exhibition: "Japonism. Fascination for Japanese Art"
From 13.06.2013 to 15.09.2013
Organised by Obra Social Fundación "la Caixa"
Exhibition: Masters of Art Nouveau in the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts
From 24.05.2013 to 15.09.2013
Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
Organised by Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
Exhibition: Henry Clements van de Velde
From 04.06.2013 to 15.09.2013
Rigas Jugendstila Centrs, Riga
Organised by Rigas Jugendstila Centrs (Riga Art Nouveau Museum)
Exhibition: Renaissance, a Model for the École de Nancy?
From 04.05.2013 to 15.09.2013
Musée École de Nancy
Organised by Musée de l'École de Nancy
Exhibition: Henry van de Velde and the Jugendstil in Bürgel
From 21.04.2013 to 22.09.2013
Organised by Das Keramik-Museum Bürgel
Exhibition: Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau and Utopia
From 11.07.2013 to 22.09.2013
Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, Korea
Organised by The Mucha Foundation
Presenting approximately 200 works, including posters, drawings, paintings, decorative works, as well as books and photographs, Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau and Utopia will highlight six aspects of Mucha: as a Bohemian in Paris; the creator of ?le style Mucha´; a cosmopolitan; a mystic; a patriot; and an artist-philosopher. Through these aspects, the exhibition will show the development of his career and how he grew as a man, living through one of the most tumultuous times in European history.
The exhibition traces the influence of Mucha´s Czech roots and his passionate love of his country on all aspects of his career, from the early pamphlets and illustrated magazines in support of patriotic organisations in Ivančice, through the lean times living as an outsider of the French establishment in Paris and the years of celebrity following his breakthrough poster Gismonda for Sarah Bernhardt, and during the years spent in the preparation and fulfilment of his masterpiece The Slav Epic. It examines the way in which Mucha´s love for his homeland and Utopian ideals are manifested throughout his artistic career in all his work. And it demonstrates Mucha´s belief in the universality of art and its power to inspire and communicate with people and his vision that through the power of art he could work towards the spiritual union of the Slavs and, eventually, all mankind.
The exhibition will be arranged thematically in six sections. The installation will be accompanied by a large-screen projection of The Slav Epic cycle (1911-28), as well as an interactive display of a selection of illustrated books.
Exhibition: A Shot of Rhythm and color: English Textile Design of the Late 19th Century
From 06.02.2013 to 13.10.2013
Organised by MAK-Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst/Gegenwartskunst
This exhibition presents a representative selection of English fabrics from the MAK Collection of Textiles and Carpets. These textiles were purchased in England for the museum and presented to the Viennese public while they were still new. Hence, Vienna´s artists and tradespeople got to know and took inspiration from these innovative, English-designed products even prior to 1900, as is shown prominently in the new Vienna 1900 exhibit of the MAK Permanent Collection. The best-known English designers of their era, figures including William Morris, Walter Crane and Charles F. A. Voysey, are represented in this showing by fabric and wallpaper designs characterized above all by generously dimensioned repeat patterns as well as patterns derived from plants and flowers.
Curator Barbara Karl, Curator, MAK Textiles and Carpets Collection
Exhibition: Munch 150
From 02.06.2013 to 13.10.2013
Organised by Munchmuseet and Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og verk
In 2013 all of Norway is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863-1944), one of the towering figures of modern art.
The exhibition "Munch 150", co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, is the most ambitious presentation of Munch´s art ever, and with 220 paintings it displays the greatest number of Munch´s key works in modern times. Highlights of the exhibition include near-complete reconstructions of The Frieze of Life (1902) and The Reinhardt Frieze (1906-1907). One of the aims of the exhibition is to inspire visitors to discover "their own Munch" as an ever experimenting, innovative, and relevant artist.
"Munch 150" is shown in to two venues: Works from 1882-1903 are displayed in the National Gallery and works from 1904-1944 in the Munch Museum.
Curators: Nils Ohlsen, Mai Britt Guleng and Jon Ove Steihaug
Exhibition: Traces of Modernisme - Everyday Interiors
From 25.05.2013 to 08.12.2013
Mollet del Vallès
Organised by Museum Abelló and the Art History Department - University of Barcelona
Exhibition: Interiors of Modernisme: Gaspar Homar and Joan Busquets
From 11.06.2013 to 30.03.2014
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, (MNAC), Barcelona
Organised by Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
The search for beauty, utility and comfort and a certain element of exhibitionistic luxury are essentials of Modernism, as found in the interiors of bourgeois housing.
Together with architects, carpenter-decorators became a fashionable profession, receiving commissions from the bourgeois and concerning themselves with the furniture design and decoration of the houses; a reflection of the tastes of the time and the new way of living. Gaspar Homar and Joan Busquets are two outstanding examples of this profession. The Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya holds a notable range their work, both projects and furniture.