The hyper-realistic sculptor Ron Mueck has created three new commissions for inclusion in his solo exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris. Using his trademark disproportionately sized people, he has fashioned an unsettling street scene between two petite figures, an immense old couple relaxing under a parasol and a perfect woman carrying a baby and packages. The Australian artist, who lives in London, is also exhibiting early works such as Mask II (2002), which looks like a giant self-portrait. The show also includes a documentary, enabling the visitor to observe the artist’s everyday practice working in his studio.
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, until 29 October 2013.
Australian sculptor Ron Mueck’s touring show has now been seen by more than a million visitors. What is it that draws people in such great numbers to view his reproductions of other human beings?
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA
Buildings for museums and cultural institutions, including the recently completed Louvre Lens museum in France (2005-12), are an important aspect of the work of the Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates Japanese architectural firm SANAA, since it was set up in 1995, by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa.
Ron Mueck: Sculptures at the National Galleries of Scotland
The National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, in the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), has mounted a superb exhibition which, for the most part of the festival period, has adjoined the fine exhibition on the work of the late 16th-century miniature painter Adam Elsheimer
A gift horse in the mouth: the Artists Rooms project and the d'Offay bequest 2008
On 27 February 2008 a major announcement was made at Edinburgh's National Gallery of Modern Art. Before the assembled British art luminaries, news was announced of possibly the greatest art bequest of the twentieth century and to date. Anthony d'Offay has made over his collection, valued conservatively at