Exhibitions

Art Nouveau in Progress - Travelling exhibition, 2003- 2007


Travelling exhibition of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network « Art Nouveau in Progress » was totally different from, and complementary to, the great exhibitions which have so commendably celebrated Art Nouveau in recent years. It explored the destiny of the Art Nouveau heritage in the thirteen partner cities and brought to light several examples of previously unseen projects. The exhibition was set out in themed sections, offering a perspective of an artistic and cultural movement that developed simultaneously in a number of European cities. The exhibition’s originality lied in genuinely new discoveries of city planning projects, architectural creations and art objects. Indeed, apart from the five major works chosen by the partners and illustrated in the introduction, the exhibition presented works which had never previously been seen, had disappeared, had not been recognized or were undergoing restoration. All were shown in the themed sections: "vision", "disappearance", "continuity" and "regeneration". The exhibition tour therefore presented visitors with a history of the Art Nouveau heritage, from the process of its creation to its current functions, via the recollection of lost works. The exhibition was to be presented in turn in each of the thirteen European cities over a period of about three years. At each stage the exhibition was completed by a local section, which focused particularly on the distinctive features of that city’s Art Nouveau heritage.

Terrassa 9.5.2003 - 22.6.2003 poster
Bruxelles - Brussel 10.7.2003 - 12.10.2003 poster
Provincia di Varese 6.11.2003 - 4.1.2004 poster press details
Barcelona 29.1.2004 - 28.3.2004 poster press details
Nancy 22.4.2004 - 20.6.2004 poster press details
Ålesund 15.7.2004 - 10.10.2004 poster
Glasgow 29.10.2004 - 23.1.2005 press details
Helsinki 4.3.2005 - 29.5.2005 press details (Swedish) press details (Finnish)
Riga 4.8.2004 - 2.10.2005 poster
Praha 11.10.2005 - 10.11.2005 poster
Budapest 21.11.2005 -31.12.2005 poster
Ljubljana 18.1.2006 - 18.3.2006 poster
La Chaux-de-Fonds 30.03.2006 - 18.05.2006 poster
Bad Nauheim 9.9.2006 - 29.10.2006 poster
Łódź, The Art Center, 3.11.2007 - 25.11.2007 invitation

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Illustrated panels
In its first year of existence, the Réseau Art Nouveau Network has been responsible for a series of initiatives aimed both at establishing the scientific foundations of its programme and at increasing public awareness of its activities. Amongst these was a set of illustrated panels displaying the heritage of the partner cities within the Réseau Art Nouveau Network. These helped to make the general public aware of the richness and variety of Art Nouveau in Europe.

Ålesund
Barcelona
Bruxelles - Brussel
Glasgow
Helsinki
Nancy
Reus
Terrassa
Wien

 

 Undiscovered Portrait of Art Nouveau 
Serge Brison
has documented the Art Nouveau heritage of nine of the cities involved in the Network, with help from the partners. The aim of the project was to produce an 'Undiscovered Portrait of Art Nouveau', illustrating the Network's commitment to exploring less well-known facets of the movement. The images have also portrayed the current state of Art Nouveau heritage. Brison's photographic study of European Art Nouveau has produced a series of images that reflect a unique vision of the subject. The exhibition, shown successively across our partner's cities, presented a selection of 50 photographs selected from 3000 negatives.

Bad Nauheim, Volksbank Mittelhessen: 6 May - 22 May 2008
Bruxelles-Brussel, Goethe Institut: 6 November to 14 December 2007
Provincia di Varese, Villa Recalcati: autumn 2004
Reus, Museu d'Art I Història de Reus: winter 2004
Palma, Fundación "la Caixa": summer - autumn 2003
Nancy, City Hall: spring 2003
Bruxelles-Brussel, European Commission: autumn 2002
Glasgow, the Lighthouse: summer 2002
Ålesund, Aalesunds Museum: summer - autumn 2001
Bruxelles-Brussel, CIVA: autumn 2000

See the exhibition's pictures

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Ministry of the Brussels Capital Region Department of Spatial Planning and Housing,
Rue du Progrès 80 b 1, 1035 Brussels - Belgium