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Schaerbeek- Bruxelles
Fermeture temporaire de la Maison Autrique à Bruxelles – du 16 février au 31 décembre 2015
Dates:16/02/2015-31/12/2015

En raison de travaux de restauration portant sur les façades et d’une actualisation de la scénographie, l’ouverture au public sera réduite dès le lundi 16 février 2015 et jusqu’à la fin de l’année. Durant cette période seuls seront possibles des événements ponctuels et visites sur rendez-vous, en fonction du calendrier du chantier.

Depuis dix ans, la Maison Autrique est ouverte au public grâce à la détermination conjointe de plusieurs amis et à l’intervention de la Commune de Schaerbeek qui s’est portée acquéreur du bien. François Schuiten et Benoît Peeters sont à l’origine du projet de réhabilitation de cette œuvre de jeunesse du célèbre Victor Horta. Ils en ont fait une « maison des maisons», une habitation poétique suspendue dans le temps.

Wien
Wally Neuzil - Her Life with Egon Schiele
Dates:27/02/2015-01/06/2015

The painting “Wally”, housed by the Vienna Leopold Museum, is among the most well-known works by Egon Schiele. The upcoming exhibition at the Leopold Museum seeks to uncover the person behind the portrait, Walburga “Wally” Neuzil (1894-1917), approaching her through artworks, autographs, photographs and documents. Featured in the presentation will be eminent paintings by Schiele, such as “Death and the Maiden”, an important loan from the Belvedere, as well as drawings and watercolors by Schiele for which Wally acted as a model. The exhibition comprises works from the Leopold Museum, the Leopold Private Collection as well as loans from Austrian and international collections.

The exhibition examines the stages of Wally’s life, her professions, from model to nurse, and tells the tale of a woman’s fate in fin-de-siècle Vienna, between self-sacrifice and self-fulfillment, between a life without taboos and profound humanity.

 
World photographic contest Italian Liberty
Dates:02/03/2015-31/10/2015

This competition, which participation is free, arises in order to pay homage to the amazing heritage of the Italian Art Nouveau; for instance: houses, palaces, monuments, sculptures and applied arts. The Italian Liberty photographic contest represents a great opportunity to create passion about Beauty and Values promoted by the Liberty association.

In order to participate to the contest take pictures (for a maximum of 30 photos) of some Art Nouveau art pieces or make a video of these (only one video) and send it to Italian Liberty!

Directed by Andrea Speziali and organized by the Aitm Art Organization.

Full presentation of the contest

Salzburg
Expressionisms - The Collection from Kokoschka to Anzinger
Dates:07/03/2015-21/06/2015

Based on the impressions gained during her first examination of the museum holdings, the new curator for modern art, Beatrice von Bormann, has devised an exhibition about Expressionism. It features paintings, sculptures, drawings, and graphic prints by about eighty artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The focus is on Austrian and German Expressionism, from the early period before World War I to the Neo‑Expressionism of the 1960s and 1970s, and the Neuen Wilden.

 
The Architecture of Maks Fabiani-Pictures
Dates:25/03/2015-14/09/2015

Some of the finest Ljubljana works by the renowned Art Nouveau architect Maks Fabiani are presented in an open-air photographic exhibition by Miran Kambič, which marks the 150th anniversary of Fabiani's birth.

Maks Fabiani was one of the most important architects in Central Europe at the turn of the 20th century. In all periods of his career he remained faithful to Art Nouveau's underlying intention of making connections between art and everyday life.

For Fabiani, every building design project was also an urban development project involving a wider whole. This is particularly true of his Ljubljana works, practically all of which have their foundations in the large-scale urban plan for the redevelopment of Ljubljana after the earthquake of 1895, proposed by Fabiani on his own initiative the same year.

The photographer Miran Kambič (born 1965) has for many years been well-known for his work in the field of architectural photography. He is a regular contributor to Slovenian and international architectural magazines. His photographs have appeared in numerous books and catalogues and have been widely exhibited.

Venue: Krakovski nasip embakement – free visit

Ljubljana
Maks Fabiani: A monarchy’s architect - overview
Dates:26/03/2015-28/06/2015

This major exhibition in celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of the famous Art Nouveau architect Maks Fabiani gives an overview of the architect's oeuvre and presents the works he created in Vienna, Ljubljana, and Trieste.

Maks Fabiani (1865–1962) was a collaborator of the Viennese architect Otto Wagner and one of the originators of the Viennese Secession. After the devastating Ljubljana earthquake of 1895, he created a new conceptual solution for the urban redevelopment of Ljubljana, which later provided a basis for the famous architect Jože Plečnik to develop his own vision of the city.

In Vienna, Fabiani designed three palatial buildings that were considered to be among the most famous architectural works of the early 20th century, the best-known being the Urania, a magnificent multipurpose building with an observatory built between 1909 and 1910. In Italy, Fabiani designed the National Halls (Narodni dom) in Trieste and the House of Trade (Trgovski dom) in Gorizia, both cultural and business centres used by the local Slovenian community.

Boston
Hokusai
Dates:05/04/2015-09/08/2015

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized, and he continues to inspire artists around the world. As the home of the largest and finest collection of Japanese art outside Japan—including the greatest variety of Hokusai works in any museum—the MFA is uniquely positioned to offer a comprehensive exhibition of this remarkable artist. Drawing from extensive holdings of paintings, woodblock prints, and illustrated printed books, the Museum will showcase an array of works from Hokusai’s seven-decade career, including lesser-known pieces depicting whimsical instructions on how to draw, dynamic paintings on paper lanterns, and elaborate cut-out dioramas. Also displayed are some of the most famous images in Japanese art, including Under the Wave Off Kanagawa (Great Wave) (about 1830–31)—from the legendary series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji—and the brilliantly colored multi-panel screen painting Phoenix (1835). Spanning Hokusai’s work from his 20s through his 80s, the exhibition will explore common themes through sections dedicated to topics such as landscapes, nature, fantasy, and the “Floating World” of urban culture (including depictions of the Kabuki theater and the Yoshiwara pleasure district). Works that depict Japanese historical and literary motifs will be featured along with “perspective prints” with exaggerated vanishing points, often used in toy peep shows. An extremely delicate silk square of a mythological Chinese lion, likely used as a gift wrapper (fukusa), will also be included, in a rare public display of the fragile work. An illustrated publication will accompany the exhibition.

Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)

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),
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