Exhibitions in the artzine on artrepublic.com
This constantly updated section features reviews of the latest art exhibitions at many of the world’s most popular public galleries. Soon you’ll want to pack your bags and head off in search of the world’s finest art.
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Turner Contemporary gallery at Turner Contemporary
Margate’s new Turner Contemporary gallery is one of the largest and most important spaces for art outside London. The building was designed by internationally acclaimed architect, David Chipperfield, winner of 2007 RIBA Stirling Prize and RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture,
The Permanent Collection at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
The gleaming white MACBA, in stark contrast to the its surroundings of the historic quarter of the old Raval, was designed by the US architect Richard Meier and opened in 1995.
The Museums Collection at Victoria and Albert Museum
Founded in the 1850s and described as the 'jewel in the crown' of London's South Kensington cultural area, a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum is a must. In seven miles of exhibition space the V&A collection totals over four million objects, the greatest, most diverse collection of decorative art and design in the world, spanning all continents and dating from 3000BC to the present day.
The Permanent Collection at Tate Gallery Liverpool
Tate Liverpool is the home of the National Collection of Modern Art in the North of England and the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art outside London. Tate Liverpool is housed in a beautiful converted warehouse which is part of the historic Albert Dock.
Monet's Garden at Giverny at Monet's Garden at Giverny
Art legend has it that Monet fell in love at first sight with the village of Giverny when he saw it from a train window on route to Paris. In 1883 he moved to the village, bought a house and began to plant his gardens. In his letters, Monet continued to express his increasing affection for Giverny. It remained his home until he died in 1926.
The Permanent Collection at National Gallery of Scotland
The National Gallery of Scotland is an institution that began when many other major galleries all over Britain were being opened in the nineteenth century. Major works kept there include Gaugain's "Vision After the Sermon" and Cezanne's "Montagne Sainte-Victoire". Important paintings by Scottish artist are also kept there including "Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddington Loch", by Raeburn. In January of every year a collection of Turner's watercolours are shown.
The Gallery Collection at Hayward Gallery
The Hayward art gallery opened in 1968 and is one of the largest temporary art exhibition spaces in Britain. The gallery is housed in a 'brutalist' designed building typical of the architecture of the sixties and is named after Sir Isaac Hayward, a former leader of London County Council.
The Foundations Collection at Fundacio Antoni Tapies
Another in the Barcelona series of single-artist collections is devoted to the life and work of Antoni Tapies (1923-). It is housed in Casa Montaner i Simon, architect Domenech i Montaner's first important building, look for the enormous aluminium tubing structure on the roof, using a theme popular with Tapies of a cloud and a chair, which was added to advertise his occupation of the building.
The Permanent Collection at Arken Museum of Modern Art
On 26 January 2008 the new ARKEN is opened it's doors. The premiere exhibitions offer new light on the Skagen painters, a solo show with the bright young thing Andreas Golder and not least: A new hanging of ARKEN’s Collection, now for the first time exhibited permanently and including a unique Damien Hirst room.
Permanent Collection at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Since its grand reopening in May 2002 after a £10 million renovation and refit, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery has come of age. Its dynamic new galleries house some of the most important and eclectic collections outside of national institutions, presented with the creative flair and offbeat charm that characterises the city.