Art Nouveau in Progress - Travelling exhibition, 2003- 2007

Travelling exhibition of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network. « Art Nouveau in Progress » is totally different from, and complementary to, the great exhibitions which have so commendably celebrated Art Nouveau in recent years. It explores the destiny of the Art Nouveau heritage in the thirteen partner cities and brings to light several examples of previously unseen projects. The exhibition is 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 lies in genuinely new discoveries of city planning projects, architectural creations and objets d’art.Indeed, apart from the five major works chosen by the partners and illustrated in the introduction, the exhibition presents works which have never previously been seen, have now disappeared, have not been recognized or are undergoing restoration. All are shown in the themed sections: vision, disappearance, continuity and regeneration. The exhibition tour therefore presents 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 is to be presented in turn in each of the thirteen European cities over a period of about three years. At each stage the exhibition will be completed by a local section, which focuses 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
Lodz, 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 is a set of illustrated panels displaying the heritage of the partner cities within the Réseau Art Nouveau Network. These help to make the general public aware of the richness and variety of Art Nouveau in Europe.

Bruxelles - Brussel


 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 also portray 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, presents 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