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Exhibition And yet there was Art! at the Leopold Museum in Vienna – from 9 May to 15 September 2014


Austria 1914–1918

The assassination of the Austrian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, on the 28th of June 1914 in Sarajevo was the fatal trigger of World War I. One hundred years on, the Leopold Museum is dedicating a comprehensive exhibition to the fate of Austrian artists (Egon Schiele, Albin Egger-Lienz, Anton Kolig, Kolo Moser, Gustav Klimt...) who were active between 1914 and 1918.

Selected works by contemporary artists from Italy, Romania, Russia and Serbia – the countries that Austria-Hungary fought on the frontlines during World War I – create a connection to the present. Presented in the exhibition are 200 works, 40 of which hail from the collection of the Leopold Museum, 30 from the Leopold Collection II and 130 from public and private Austrian and international lenders. The historical objects are complemented by contemporary art interventions.

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Picture: Egon Schiele, One-Year Volunteer Lance-Corporal, 1916 (c) Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1418

Exhibition Toward the light at the Museum Künstlerkolonie, Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt – from 17 May to 14 September 2014


TOWARD THE LIGHT The Artists’ Colony Exhibition of 1914

The anniversary exhibition to Artists’ Colony Exhibition of 1914 at the Mathildenhöhe (on the day exactly 100 years after this last historic Great Exhibition after the ones in 1901, 1904 and 1908 - presents with works by Albin Müller, Bernhard Hoetger, Elizabeth Duncan, Friedrich Wilhelm Kleukens, Emanuel Josef Margold, Arnold Mendelssohn and Heinrich Jobst the whole spectrum of creative work from architecture and painting to sculpture and applied arts to music and dance. Historical documents and works of art highlight the importance of this exhibition before the great war.

To bring alive the spirit of the Artists’ Colony Exhibition of 1914, the Künstlerkolonie Museum (Artists' Colony Museum) presents both paintings, sculptures, drawings, jewelry and photographs from the Municipal Art Collection of Darmstadt as well as valuable loans from public and private collections. They bear witness to the unbroken optimism of modernity, which ruled in the Darmstadt Artists' Colony until the outbreak of the First World War and which is still noticeable on the Mathildenhöhe.

Curator of the exhibition: Dr. Philipp Gutbrod, collection curator and curator, Institute Mathildenhöhe

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Picture: Poster of the exhibition "Toward the light - The Artists’ Colony Exhibition 1914"

Antoni Gaudi, Victor Horta and l’Ecole de Nancy highlighted in the Fèvres Magazine dedicated to Art Nouveau and the ironwork


The Fèvres Magazine (specialized in the field of the transformation of the ore into metal and of metal into object) dedicates its 50th issue to Art Nouveau and the ironwork and tackles especially the work of iron of Antoni Gaudi (article written by Luis Gueilburt, one of our member of the City of Melilla) and of Victor Horta (article written by Françoise Aubry, curator of our institution member the Horta Musem), but also its importance for the Ecole de Nancy (Jacques G. Pfeiffer).

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Picture: Cover of the Fèvres Magazine

Exhibition From the Archive at the Jugendstilsenteret in Alesund – from 25 April to 14 September 2014


"FRA ARKIVET"

The Jugendstilsenteret (Art Nouveau Centre) in Ålesund has invited the artists Elsebeth Jørgensen (DK) and Helene Sommer (NO) to create new works of art based on the Art Nouveau Centre's collection and archives, as well as on Ålesund’s architecture, its surroundings and its many stories.

They have been encouraged to investigate the stories contained within this visual and historical material, and the new narratives and expressions that can be created with this in mind.

The exhibition is on the 2nd floor of the Art Nouveau Centre.

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Picture: Helene Sommer, Om måser og gråstein - About gulls and granite(2014), Jugendstilsenteret

Visits Summertime 2014 in Schaerbeek, Brussels – from 22 June to 7 September 2014


This Summer again the association Heritage of Schaerbeek (PatriS) offers, with the support of Cécile Jodogne, deputy burgomaster for the Heritage and Tourism, various guided tours of Schaerbeek town and especially the visit “on the traces of the architect Henri Jacobs”.

These walks are free but the registration is compulsory.

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Picture: Information flyer

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
CCN - Rue du Progrès 80, B. 1, 1035 Brussels - Belgium