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Exhibitions 2023

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AUSTRIA

 

BELGIUM

10 July 2020 - 21 March 2024, M Leuven, Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28, Leuven: Moved. The new collection presentation introduces the visitor to forgotten customs based on extraordinary religious objects that were intended to be both moved and moving. You see the extensive wardrobe and silver accessories of a statue that was carried in procession, but also a house altar, valuable reliquaries and special cultic objects. Often fragile, tactile, precious and the work of skilled craftspeople, each of these intriguing pieces was made to be touched and moved but also to move people spiritually. Through personal testimonies and historical images, the presentation brings old rituals back to life. At the same time, these historical traditions are juxtaposed with contemporary forms of veneration and worship. And the link with Leuven is never far away: the majority of the exhibited objects come from important churches and historical sites in Leuven. Th, 11 – 22 h, fr – tu, 11 – 18 h. https://www.mleuven.be/en/moved

 

ENGLAND

5 October – 12 March, Tate Modern, Bankside, London: Cezanne: The EY Exhibition. Focusing on the many tensions and contradictions in Cezanne’s work, this exhibition seeks to understand the artist in his own context, as an ambitious young painter proudly from the Mediterranean South, yet eager to make it in metropolitan Paris. Featuring many works shown for the first time in the UK, the show will follow his struggle between seeking official recognition and joining the emerging impressionists before relentlessly pursuing his own unique language. We will witness an artist wrestling with what it means to be a modern painter while remaining deeply sceptical about the world he lived in, from political unrest to a continually accelerating way of life. 10 – 18 h (Fr, Sa until 22 h) https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/ey-exhibition-cezanne/exhibition-guide

12 November – 19 February 2023, Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge: Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso. This exhibition is curated in dialogue with Paul Dash, Errol Lloyd, and John Lyons, three first-generation diaspora Caribbean painters who will share their impressions of the pre-Lenten Catholic celebration of Carnival in conversation with 35 other artists. These assembled paintings a will reflect the rich history, themes, and forms of Carnival, from street parades with music and dancing to folklore, flora, and fauna, especially as it relates to the Caribbean history and developments of Carnival practices. Hours: https://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/events/paint-like-the-swallow-sings-calypso/

12 November – 19 March 2023, The Weston Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton: Lakwena Maciver: A green and pleasant land (HA-HA). YSP presents an immersive solo exhibition of new painting and textile works by Lakwena Maciver. Vibrant colour and bold text combine in Lakwena’s joyful and gently subversive work. Her paintings, murals and installations often reference everyday shared experiences and popular culture, such as songs, fashion and basketball. Bringing messages of hopeful possibility, Lakwena speaks to points of connection and commonality between people, with a utopian vision that dreams of redemption and liberation. In the Acholi language of northern Uganda her name aptly means ‘messenger of the chief’. Hours: https://ysp.org.uk/visit-us

6 January – 9 April, St Andrew’s, 11 London Rd, Wickford: The Blind Jesus (No-one belongs here more than you). This is an image in charcoal of the Last Supper which includes the central character of a visually impaired Jesus, surrounded by twelve people of differing ages, backgrounds and abilities. At the table, an empty chair invites the viewer to find themselves at the table. The image has been commissioned by Celia Webster, Co-Founder of Wave (We’re All Valued Equally), as part of a project in which it seeds other images of the Last Supper that are truly for everyone. Schools, churches and community groups are being invited as part of this project to create their own Last Supper images. The latest exhibition of this image at St Andrew’s Church in Wickford includes additional Last Supper images created for the (Still) Calling from the Edge conference and by WAVE and school in Hampstead and Barnet. On 27 January, 19 – 21 h, there will be an event with as speakers artist Alan Stewart, project lead Celia Webster (co-founder of WAVE), and Revd John Beauchamp, Disability Ministry Enabler for the Diocese of London. https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/6704/service-and-events/events-oneoff/

 

FRANCE

 

GERMANY  

8 Oktober – 31 März,  Stiftung Christliche Kunst Wittenberg, Schlossplatz 1, Lutherstadt Wittenberg: Volker Stelzmann: Pellegrinaggio II. Öffnungszeiten: https://christliche-kunst-wittenberg.de/contact/

28 Oktober – 26 Februar, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Obenmarspforten 40, Köln: Susanna. Bilder einer Frau vom Mittelalter bis Metoo. Mit der weltweit ersten Ausstellung zur biblischen Susanna in der Kunst widmet sich das Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in diesem Winter einer Erzähl- und Bildtradition, die auch vor dem Hintergrund der MeToo-Bewegung kaum aktueller sein könnte: „SUSANNA - Bilder einer Frau vom Mittelalter bis MeToo“ zeigt eindrucksvoll, wie Machtmissbrauch und sexualisierte Gewalt schon seit Jahrhunderten in Malerei und Graphik verhandelt werden. Die biblische Erzählung von der Nötigung der Susanna durch zwei alte Richter übt schon seit der Spätantike großen Einfluss auf die Kunst aus. Die Kölner Sonderausstellung belegt dies mit hochklassigen Werken von u.a. Artemisia Gentileschi, Anthonis van Dyck, Rembrandt, Eugène Delacroix, Édouard Manet und Lovis Corinth sowie beeindruckenden Arbeiten von zeitgenössischen Künstlerinnen wie Kathleen Gilje, Heike Gallmeier und Zoe Leonard. Öffnungszeiten: https://www.wallraf.museum/das-museum/besucherinformationen/oeffnungszeiten/

4 November 2022 – 19 Februar, Schirn Kunsthalle, Römerberg, Frankfurt: Chagall, Welt in Aufruhr. Marc Chagall (1887–1985) gilt als einer der bedeu­tends­ten Künst­ler der Moderne. Die SCHIRN widmet ihm nach 15 Jahren erst­mals wieder eine groß ange­legte Ausstel­lung in Deutsch­land: CHAGALL. WELT IN AUFRUHR beleuch­tet eine bislang wenig bekannte, aber wich­tige Seite seines Schaf­fens – die Werke der 1930er- und 1940er-Jahre, in denen sich seine farben­frohe Palette zuneh­mend verdun­kelt. Als jüdi­scher Maler war Chagall durch das natio­nal­so­zia­lis­ti­sche Regime einer exis­ten­ti­el­len Bedro­hung ausge­setzt. Bereits in den frühen 1930er-Jahren verar­bei­tete er den immer aggres­si­ver werden­den Anti­se­mi­tis­mus und emigrierte 1941 schließ­lich in die USA. Sein künst­le­ri­sches Schaf­fen in diesen Jahren berührt zentrale Themen wie Iden­ti­tät, Heimat und Exil. Mit rund 60 eindring­li­chen Gemäl­den, Papier­ar­bei­ten und Kostü­men zeich­net die Ausstel­lung die Suche des Künst­lers nach einer Bild­spra­che im Ange­sicht von Vertrei­bung und Verfol­gung nach. In der Zusam­men­schau ermög­licht die SCHIRN eine neue und äußerst aktu­elle Perspek­tive auf das Œuvre eines der wich­tigs­ten Künst­ler des 20. Jahr­hun­derts. Di – So, 10 – 19 U (Mi, Do, bis 22 U). https://www.schirn.de/ausstellungen/2022/chagall/#nl

17 Dezember - 11 Juni 2023 im Diözesanmuseum, Markt 17, Paderborn: Triegel trifft Cranach – in Paderborn! Mit dem Naumburger Marienaltar ist ein hochkarätiges und vieldiskutiertes Meisterwerk von Lucas Cranach d. Ä. und Michael Triegel zu Gast im Diözesanmuseum. Es besteht aus den ursprünglichen, 1517–19 für diesen Standort geschaffenen Flügeltafeln von Lucas Cranach d. Ä. und einer von Michael Triegel zeitgenössisch ergänzten Mitteltafel, die die ursprüngliche, 1541 im Zuge einer bilderfeindlichen Aktion z erstörte Tafel ersetzt. Tradition und Gegenwart gehen hier eine gelungene Verbindung ein. Michael Triegel wurde 1968 in Erfurt geboren und studierte von 1990 bis 1997 Malerei an der Leipziger Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst bei Arno Rink und Ulrich Hachulla. International wurde Triegel 2010 bekannt, als er Papst Benedikt XVI. porträtierte. Darüber hinaus realisierte er zahlreiche kirchliche Aufträge wie Altarbilder, Deckengemälde oder auch die Ausgestaltung von Kirchenfenstern. Michael Triegel gilt neben Neo Rauch als wichtigster Vertreter der Neuen Leipziger Schule. https://dioezesanmuseum-paderborn.de/besucher-informationen/

 

ITALY

19 February 2018 – 26 February 2025, Uffizi Galleries, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence: Caravaggio and the 17th century. Hours: https://www.uffizi.it/en/the-uffizi/painting https://www.uffizi.it/en/events/caravaggio-and-the-17th-century

 

THE NETHERLANDS   

4 February – 27 August, Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, Amsterdam: Rembrandt & His Contemporaries: History Paintings from The Leiden Collection. The show will include renowned works by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), who embraced the principle that to be a great master one should be a history painter. At the core of the exhibition will stand his masterpiece Minerva in Her Study (1635), a large and striking painting depicting the Goddess of Wisdom. Other works are by contemporaries of Rembrandt and place Minerva into a broader context of allegorical, biblical, and mythological paintings. Among the works on view will be several history paintings by artists directly connected to Rembrandt, including masterpieces by his teacher, Pieter Lastman (1583-1633), as well as those by pupils and followers, including Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680) and Arent de Gelder (1645-1727). A particularly significant work being featured will be Hagar and the Angel by Carel Fabritius (1622-1654). The exhibition will also include history paintings by artists best known for their genre scenes and portraits, including Frans van Mieris (1635-1681), Caspar Netscher (1639-1684), Godefridus Schalcken (1643-1706), and Jan Steen (1626-1679). 10 – 17 h, https://hermitage.nl/en/exhibitions/rembrandt-his-contemporaries/

10 February – 4 June, Museum Prinsenhof, Sint Agathaplein 1, Delft: Vermeer's Delft. In Vermeer’s Delft, the life of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), his network and his relationship with the city of Delft will take center stage. On the basis of more than 100 objects from Dutch and foreign collections, including masterpieces by Delft painters, objects of applied art, maps, prints, drawings, books, biographical documents and other archival matter, a picture of the bustling city atmosphere of the seventeenth century will be painted. The exhibition will run concurrently with the major Vermeer exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Di – za, 11 – 17 h, https://prinsenhof-delft.nl/en

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SWITZERLAND

25 novembre – 1 juin 2023, Cathédrale de Sion, Rue de la Cathédrale 13, Sion: La désormais traditionnelle exposition « Coup de ❤️, s’annonce monumentale et véritablement sensationnelle. A l’initiative du révérend curé chanoine de la cathédrale,  qui peaufine ce projet depuis 3 ans, ce sont des reproductions, d’excellente qualité, d’œuvres du célèbre peintre Caravage qui orneront les murs de la cathédrale à partir du mois de novembre 2022. Ces œuvres, saisissantes de réalisme, dont certaines mesurent plus de 5 mètres, seront présentées dans leurs dimensions originelles. L'exposition " coup de ❤️ " a lieu dans le cadre du 17ème Festival d'Art Sacré. Nous vous invitons à consulter l'ensemble du programme qui propose des concerts ainsi que deux vespérales d'orgue avec visite du grand orgue de la cathédrale. Lien vers le site web: https://maitrise-cathedrale.ch

 

CANADA

1 February – 8 March, Dal Schindell Gallery, 5800 University Blvd, Vancouver: FUTURE Artifact II, Ghislain Brown-Kossi. Inspired by visits to museums and archeological sites in France, the Ivory Coast, and other countries of his heritage, Brown-Kossi creates his pieces by juxtaposing plaster and sand against vivid pop hues to encapsulate what has been forgotten alongside what lies ahead waiting to be discovered. Opening reception 1 February, 16 – 19 h. Mo – fr, 8.30 – 16.30 h, sa, 12 – 16 h. https://www.schindellgallery.ca/exhibitions/2022/future-artifact-ii

 

USA

19 November – 25 March 2023, Gagosian at Marciano Art Foundation, 4357 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles and 555 West 24th Street, New York: Anselm Kiefer: Exodus. The large-scale paintings on view in New York and Los Angeles employ a wide range of materials including paint, terra-cotta, fabric, rope, wire, found objects, sediment of electrolysis, and metal—including copper and gold leaf. Mixing the abject and the exalted, these works are imbued with gesture, a sense of metamorphosis, and alchemical symbolism. Kiefer’s syncretic approach to materials extends to his understanding of history, literature, and mythology as forces that inform the present. In this new body of work, he incorporates inscriptions in Hebrew from the book of Exodus, with thematic references to its narrative blended with a diversity of other sources. Full of symbolic thresholds between peoples, places, and times, the paintings are metaphysical allegories that meditate on loss and deliverance, dispossession and homecoming. https://gagosian.com/exhibitions/2022/anselm-kiefer-exodus-los-angeles/

12 December – 17 February, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, 14542 Choate Cir, Charlotte, NC: East Meets West: Women Icon Makers of Western Ukraine. This visual art exhibit pays tribute to eight innovative women icon makers of Ukraine, a land where the Latin and Byzantine worlds collide and converge. These eight artists, students of a new school of iconography in the West Ukrainian cultural center of Lviv, have achieved recognition in a religious art genre traditionally dominated by men. Respectful of the theological and artistic canons of iconography, they experiment with different mediums, unusual painting techniques, and color palettes to create contemporary variations on time-honored themes. https://www.gordonconwell.edu/event/east-meets-west/

7 February / 17 March, Dadian Gallery, Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. Washington, DC: The Box Multi-media Art Exhibition Opening Reception. In The Box, a two-person, multi-media art exhibition, artists Anne Mourier and Danielle Durchslag present a visual, feminist conversation about their faiths of origin. Raised Catholic and Jewish, respectively, both artists use a range of mediums to explore the complications, complexities, and confusions present in these patriarchal faiths.   https://www.luceartsandreligion.org/exhibitions/the-box-danielle-durchlag-anne-mourier  

15 February – 30 April, Henry Luce III Center for the Arts & Religion, 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC: “Stations of the Cross” Art Exhibition by Alfonse Borysewicz (in Oxnam Chapel). The Luce Center is proud to exhibit Stations of the Cross in the Oxnam Chapel, a series of 14 bold interpretations of this traditional theme by Alfonse Borysewicz. The artist often takes inspiration from theology, liturgy, and scripture, inspired by his Catholic faith. Over the course of his career, Borysewicz has created an impressive body of work that hangs not only in galleries and private collections but churches, monasteries and seminaries from Brooklyn to Grand Rapids. https://www.luceartsandreligion.org/exhibitions/on-display-in-the-chapel-stations-of-the-cross-by-alfonse-borysewicz 

28 March – 28 April, Henry Luce III Center for the Arts & Religion, 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC: “Viral Value” Art Exhibition by Jordan Eagles. On November 15, 2017, a painting attributed to Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci, depicting Salvator Mundi—Jesus Christ as “Savior of the World”—sold for $450,300,000 at Christie’s New York, making it the most expensive artwork in history. For New York City-based artist Jordan Eagles, the sale of Salvator Mundi constitutes a point of departure for asking how we, as a society, value objects over human life. Co-curated by David Brinker, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (St Louis University) and Dr. Aaron Rosen, Director of the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts & Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary. https://www.luceartsandreligion.org/exhibitions/viral-value-by-jordan-eagles 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

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