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.
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.
Andy Warhol Self-Portraits
Andy Warhol is best known for his iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Jackie Kennedy. However, in this exhibition the focus is on the artist (or perhaps artiste) as he saw himself, or as he wanted to be seen. The works are portraits of the artist's masks and their ambiguity lies in whether they are, in fact, accurate representations of the real Andrew Warhola, or simply a means of deception - an act in pursuit of privacy.
Andy Warhol: A retrospective at Tate Modern
A series of major exhibitions are planned in association with the British Tourist Authority to bring visitors back to London after the terrorist attacks last September. The opportunity to see work by Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Jean Renoir and Thomas Gainsborough is expected to bring at least two million visitors to London
Joseph Beuys Collection, Museum Schloss Moyland
Driving through the landscape of the north Rhine on the Dutch-German border is an almost mystical experience. Here, extensive glacial moraines have been washed down over millennia from the Alps, hundreds of miles distant, to create a topography of flat, worn land interspersed by features such as the Reichswald, a vast alluvial ridge, impressive because of its sudden punctuation of the great north Eurasian plain. Joseph Beuys was born into this landscape, culture and history, and its influences were profound, enduring throughout his life.
Warhol in History
The exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh (at the Mound) commemorating the 20th anniversary of Warhol's death has dramatically set to rights the prevalent theory of the 1990s that by the time he died Warhol's best work was long back in time, that he was by then a spent force.