The Van Abbemuseum, established in 1936 and one of the first public collections devoted to contemporary art in Europe, has changed all its permanent display and will disclose its new exhibition, Once Upon a Time … The Collection Now, to the public in November. The extensive circuit of more than 600 artworks will begin with a Picasso from 1909 and cover every decade of the 20th and 21st century. The museum will also innovate by giving details of when each piece was exhibited first and presenting the critical reviews and interpretations it has received since then. Van Abbemuseum’s collection includes works by Oskar Kokoschka, Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol and many other 20th-century artists alongside artists’ archives and recent artworks, such as the new acquisition of photos by Yael Bartana.
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, from 2 November 2013.
Joseph Beuys: Actions, Vitrines, Environments
Joseph Beuys tested the international art world to breaking point throughout his career. Now, nearly 20 years after his death, he is questioning the capacity of the art world to do justice to his theories on art and his methods of making art, which have previously resisted the efforts of art gallery directors, curators and art conservators to preserve it from its inherent vulnerability.
Warhol: A celebration of life ... and death
From February 2007 through to September 2008 there have been over a dozen dedicated Warhol exhibitions/events/publications across the globe, from the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam to the Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, to Winnipeg and Memphis, USA, and to Queensland, Australia.
RSA 181st Annual Exhibition
The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) in Edinburgh has got in before the Royal Academy in London with its summer show. The RSA 2007 exhibition powerfully develops the 'Highlands and Islands' theme in contemporary art and sits well within global aspirations and directions.
Joseph Beuys 40th anniversary journey
No journey with Richard Demarco would be complete without reference to Joseph Beuys, an artist whose influence on him remains as vital today as his first encounter with Beuys in 1968 at Documenta 4, Kassel, when they did not speak.
On Photography: A Tribute to Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag's passionate engagement with photography is the subject of a small but intriguing bit of curatorial ingenuity; a show that offers a handful of Sontag's potent statements on the medium illustrated with images that provide point and counterpoint to her ideas.