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Valentin Serov at the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val
Since October 7, Valentin Serov has been honored at the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val: a retrospective is being held on three floors of the museum, timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the great master's birth. The organizers collected not only famous portraits, but also graphic works, landscapes, monumental painting - in a word, everything that does not often fall into the field of view of researchers and lovers of his work. It would be impossible to tell about the artist without reference to great contemporaries: Serov collaborated, for example, with Sergei Diaghilev, thanks to whom the glory of Russian ballet spread all over the world. This fact of his biography is marked by the exposition of the grandiose curtain for the play "Scheherazade" - one of the many masterpieces of Diaghilev's "Russian Seasons". The theatrical theme is continued by works for the opera "Judith" by Alexander Serov, the artist's father.You can see the personality of Valentin Serov in its entirety and take another look at The Girl with Peaches until January 17th.
Valentin Serov. "Girl with Peaches", 1887.
Elliott Erwitt at the CHA
On October 9, with the support of Harper's Bazaar ART, a retrospective of Elliott Erwitt was opened, where you can enjoy the most complete collection of his works ever presented to the Moscow public. 136 original photographs taken by the master of reportage photography in different parts of the world, cover the period from 1946 to 2001. Among them is the so-called "Russian" series of photographs, which includes a snapshot depicting the dispute between Nixon and Khrushchev: Elliott Erwitt worked semi-legally in the USSR in 1957. The exhibition is organized by Magnum Photos, one of the largest photo agencies in the world, with which Erwitt has been collaborating since 1953.
Elliott Erwitt. California, 1955. (c) Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos.
Frieze Art Fair
From 14 to 17 October London will host the main art event of the year - the 13th Frieze Fair in Regent's Park. A fresh selection of works by artists of the highest rank, such as Damien Hirst, Georg Baselitz and Anish Kapoor, can be viewed alongside works by young artists. For those who are interested in the masterpieces of the old masters, as well as the art of impressionism and modernism, within walking distance from the main pavilion of the fair, its "younger sister" - Frieze Masters will open, which takes more than one day to see. In addition to the key events of Frieze Art Week these days, London attracts collectors and amateurs with a variety of art auctions, openings and private events, inviting them to experience one of the most fashionable and intense art weeks of the year together.
Gabriel de Santis. "I can't take my eyes off you." © Linda Nylind / Frieze.
"Pure presence" at the National Portrait Gallery
One of the highlights of the Frieze week will be the opening of the Alberto Giacometti exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 October to 10 January. It includes graphics and sculptures from public and private collections, reflecting the complexity of conveying the human presence with which the artist was fascinated throughout his creative life. Looking intently at each of his models, he tried to catch her changing features, as well as his own awareness of her image. It is not surprising that these works, very personal and mysterious, brought Giacometti fame as one of the main artists of the era of modernism.
Alberto Giacometti. Woman of Venice VIII, 1956. Kunsthaus Zurich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung.
Edvard Munch at the Albertina Museum
As you know, art museums and galleries rarely indulge their visitors with exhibitions of graphic works, although they are in no way inferior to picturesque ones. For example, the Albertina Gallery, a treasury for lovers of this type of fine art, hosts an exhibition of graphics by Edvard Munch, an artist who means as much to the era of modernism as Albrecht Durer to the Renaissance, and Rembrandt to the baroque. Among the 80 works of the Norwegian one can find, for example, especially valuable lithographs "Scream" and "Anxiety" in private collections: they will be seen exclusively within the framework of this exhibition, which will last until January 24.
Edvard Munch. Melancholy II, 1898. From a private collection. © Reto Rodolfo Pedrini, Zurich.
Warhol. Unlimited at the Museum of Modern Art
From October 2 to February 7, the Parisian public will see the entirety of Warhol's Shadows series for the first time. The exhibition of the King of Pop Art will show 102 silk-screen prints in 17 different colors, the total length of which is more than 130 meters. These works are a reminder of how much Warhol changed the very concept of art, trampling on the ideals that had developed over the centuries. Besides them, visitors to the Museum of Modern Art (MaM) will be able to see about a hundred more works of the great American, including those included in the ranks of the famous "Electric Chairs", "Jackie
Andy Warhole. Shadows, 1978−79. © Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ADAGP, Paris 2015.
The conservative and status fair FIAC has been held in Paris for more than forty years and in its influence is slightly inferior only to the Swiss Art Basel, which annually collects collectors in June. This fall, after Vienna's Viennafair and London's Frieze, it will re-use many spaces in the historic center of Paris, from the Tuileries Gardens and Place Vendome to the Grand Palais (main site). You can see all the best contemporary art presented by 175 galleries from 23 countries, as well as replenish your collection from 22 to 25 October.
Ethel Adnan. Untitled, 2015. White Cube gallery stand. © George Darrell / White Cube.
"Jeff Koons in Florence", Palazzo Vecchio
For the first time in the past 500 years, modern sculpture has appeared on Piazza Signoria next to the masterpieces of the Renaissance - this honor was awarded to Jeff Koons, or rather, his work "Pluto and Proserpina", made of stainless steel polished to a mirror shine. Inside Palazzo Vecchio, in the Room of Lilies, is the Faun Barberini, part of the relatively new Gazing Ball series, which the artist first presented in 2013. Adjacent to Donatello's "Judith and Holofernes" sculpture, the Koons sculptures with a blue glass ball confirm once again the fact that the Jeff Koons in Florence exhibition is a very bright novelty of the cultural life of Florence. You can see her from September 26 to December 28.
Gazing Ball exhibition by Jeff Koons at David Zwirner Gallery in New York, 2013. © 2015 David Zwirner, New York / London.
Painting Trauma at the Guggenheim Museum
The New York Guggenheim is organizing the first Alberto Burri retrospective in the United States in 35 years. From October 9, the work of one of the main artists of the post-war period will be presented in the museum as the popular Sacchi series among Americans - it is dedicated to Burri's work with bags and discarded clothes - and by the slightly less famous Plastiche, Cretti and Cellotex. Everything he touched ultimately broke the Western painting tradition and created a new concept of modernist collage. Moving beyond American Abstract Expressionism and European Art Informel, Alberto Burri influenced art movements and forms such as arte povera, neo-dada and process art. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Contemporary Art offers to make sure of this until January 6.
Alberto Burri. Legno e bianco I (Wood and White I), 1956 © Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello / 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome.
Retrospective of Frank Stella at the Whitney Museum
One of the leading living American artists, 79-year-old Frank Stella, can be traced in the new building of the Whitney Museum from October 30 to February 7. The exhibition will provide the most complete picture of his sixty-year career, highlighting its most important milestones through 120 works. Viewers will see both famous works and those paintings, drawings, models and sculptures that rarely catch the public eye. We will tell you more about what exactly will be located in the gallery on the fifth floor of the museum.
Frank Stella. Gran Cairo, 1962.
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