This exhibition explores the unique skills of some of the leading makers associated with this period including Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Talwin Morris, Jessie Marion King, Ernest Archibald Taylor and Margaret and Frances Macdonald, showing the strength and prominence of Glaswegian Arts and Crafts.
Exhibition: Glasgow Style: Arts & Crafts from 1890-1930
From 25.07.2014 to 31.12.2014
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Glasgow
Organised by Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
Exhibition: Mackintosh Architecture
From 18.07.2014 to 04.01.2015
Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow
Organised by University of Glasgow in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects
Exhibition: Barcelona hosts the international exhibition "The Nature of Art Nouveau"
From 09.10.2014 to 06.01.2015
Disseny Hub Barcelona building, at pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38.
Organised by Réseau Art Nouveau Network
"The Nature of Art Nouveau" offers art enthusiasts and the general public an original appraisal of the Art Nouveau style and its relation to nature. This is a free show, presented in Catalan and English. The exhibition is complemented by the book A Strange World: Hybridisation in Art Nouveau and Symbolism and an activity booklet for kids from 6 to 11 years old.
The exhibition, which is touring thirteen cities including Barcelona, forms part of the project "Art Nouveau and Ecology", organised by the Réseau Art Nouveau Network with the support of the European Commission´s Culture 2007-2013 programme.
The exhibition is in three parts:
· Eye of an Era examines artists´ fascination for nature, with scientific discoveries in the spheres of botany, zoology and oceanography, as well as developing evolutionary theory, and technical inventions such as the microscope, photography and film.
· Nature´s Studio shows artistic experiments using natural and artificial materials as well as fresh techniques for creating new forms inspired by nature: lines, ornaments and structures, motifs and symbols.
· The final section, Artificial landscapes, illustrates Art Nouveau interpretations of the seasons and natural elements: spring, earth, water, air, light, fire.
Each city brings its own vision to the exhibition, complementing it by presenting local works. In Barcelona´s case, this consists of:
· Nineteen photographs taken by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner
· Two folders from the studio library of the cabinetmaker and decorator Joan Busquets i Jané (Barcelona 1874-1949), published in Paris, which influenced the manner of constructing decorative compositions in Art Nouveau.
· Three films by Segundo de Chomón (Teruel, 1871 - París, 1929), in which nature is transformed as if by magic.
· The posters Al·legories del cicle de la natura (Allegories on Nature´s Cycle), which the painter and poet Alexandre de Riquer i Ynglada (Calaf, 1856 - Palma de Mallorca, 1920) dedicated to the four seasons.
· Fragments from the book of prose poems by Alexandre de Riquer, Crisantemes (Chrysanthemums), Barcelona, Ed. Thomas, 1899.
Exhibition: Hans Christiansen - The Retrospective
From 12.10.2014 to 01.02.2015
Museum of Artist Colony Mathildenhöche, Darmastadt
Organised by Institute Mathildenhöche
From 27.09.2014 to 15.02.2015
Art Museum Kube, Alesund
Organised by Jugendstilsenteret
Exhibition: The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
From 26.07.2014 to 22.03.2015
MoMa New York
Organised by MoMA, New York
Exhibition: Ways to Modernism. Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact
From 17.12.2014 to 19.04.2015
MAK Exhibition Hall, Vienna
Organised by Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)
Viennese design and architecture around 1900 is a global brand. How did this situation come about and what effects did these decisive moments in Modernism have? The exhibition presents main works by Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos as expression of central themes in a cultural debate. The show documents the different, often antithetical paths that the protagonists chose for shaping modern life, which today´s designers and architects also react to.