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Exhibition The Cradle of Art Nouveau: Victor Horta and Brussels at the District Architecture Center in Washington – from 19 October 2012 to 28 February 2013


The Cradle of Art Nouveau: Victor Brussels is a panel exhibition that explores the grandeur and beauty of many of Horta's residential works, including the Hôtel Tassel, Hôtel Solvay, Hôtel van Eetvelde, and his own home, now the Horta Museum. The exhibit is complemented by a film on Art Nouveau.
The exhibition was organized by the Monuments and Sites Department of the Brussels-Capital Region in cooperation with the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and VISITBRUSSELS, the Belgian capital's tourism agency.

Flyer in English, in French and in Dutch

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Photo: Poster of the exhibition "The cradle of Art Nouveau: Victor Horta and Brussels", source: www.aiadac.com

 The new leaflet of the network is available online!


In the framework of the project Art Nouveau & Ecology, the Réseau Art Nouveau Network created a new leaflet to introduce the 15 partners and the actions of the project as well as the 21 members of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network association.  
Seven versions and 9 languages are already available online:

English-French-German            English-Finnish-German
English-French-Dutch               English-Latvian-German
English-French-Italian              English-French-Catalan
English-French-Slovene
 

 


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Celebration « La Pedrera, 100 years » at La Pedrera in Barcelona


It is almost a hundred years of the signature of the document certifying the completion of La Pedrera works (on 31 October 1912) and the Fundació CatalunyaCaixa wants to celebrate with all the residents of the city and visitors.

To commemorate the centenary, a programme of activities has been put together that is a blend of the essentially festive occasions typical of any celebration together with various cultural and artistic events related to the singular nature of a monumental building such as La Pedrera, designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí.

Culture and celebration

Full details of the programmed events will be released shortly, but the activities will include:
An exhibition commemorating the centenary
Lectures
Shows and concerts
Family activities: festivities and workshops
Activities related to conservation and awareness-raising: restorations, talks and seminars on heritage

More information


Photo: 100 years La Pedrera,interior

Presentation of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network in the framework of the Belgian Week at the Wallonia’s window in Havana – from 12 to 15 November 2012


Member of the Network, Havana collaborates to the main objective of this organization, studying, protecting and promoting the worldwide Art Nouveau heritage, which is reflected in Cuba through the Catalan influence and the Belgian and Parisian Fine-Arts Schools.
For this occasion, the activities of the Network in the framework of the “Art Nouveau & Ecologie” project (2010-2015, with the support of the European Commission) are presented, notably the itinerary exhibition “Natures of Art Nouveau”, which will start in October 2013 and travel in all the partner cities of the project until 2015.
Place: Wallonia’s window, Plaza Vieja, Old Havana
Presentation: Architects Orlando Inclán and Claudia Castillo


Photo: La Havanna, (c) Réseau Art Nouveau Network

Workshop “The adolescence of a century, Art Nouveau” at the Wallonia’s window in Havana - from 13 to 15 November 2012


A workshop dedicated to teenagers, “the adolescence of a century, Art Nouveau” is scheduled from 13 to 15 November 2012, with the aim to bring together this interesting public to make aware by the social project of the Historian Office of the city with this centenary heritage which is reflected in different ways in the city. Conferences, walks and graphical production, dedicated to Art Nouveau in Cuba and its relations with different influences received in the island are organized during 3 sessions.
Place: Wallonia’s window, Plaza Vieja, Old Havana
Presentation: Architects Orlando Inclán and Claudia Castillo


Photo: La Havana, (c)Réseau Art Nouveau Network

Conference “Art Nouveau: the first modern international style” at La Pedrera in Barcelona – 19 November 2012


A panoramic vision of different Art Nouveau styles worldwide, which explains how each region or each city created its own style, starting from its local tradition and reinterpreting it through a cosmopolitan look.

Conference in English, with simultaneous translation into Catalan and into sign language, given by Paul Greenhalgh, lecturer-teacher of Modern Art at East Anglia University and the director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

19 November 2012, 7.00 pm. Auditorium of La Pedrera, passeig de Gràcia, 96 (Underground Diagonal). 
Free entrance, without reservation. Limited places.

During this conference will be presented the International congress coupDefouet, a meeting specialized on the theme of Modernism-Art Nouveau which will be held in Barcelona in June 2013.

Organised by the City of Barcelona and the University of Barcelona in collaboration with La Pedrera.

For the service of interpretation into sign language, thank you for informing your attendance at accessibilitat@catalunyacaixa.com 

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Photo: La Pedrera

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network wants to know you better!


In order to know better the Art Nouveau lovers, we created a small questionnaire which only requires a few minutes to be filled in.

Thank you for your participation!

Questionnaire

 


Photo: Réseau Art Nouveau Network

Participation of the Network in the International fair of the cultural heritage at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris – from 8 to 11 November 2012


The Réseau Art Nouveau Network will attend from 8 to 11 November 2012 the International fair of cultural heritage (Paris), whose edition 2012 is dedicated to the “eco-friendly heritage”, a theme which matches especially with our project “Art Nouveau & Ecology” (2010-2015) of which we will present the activities.

Everyone is welcome to meet us!

Le Carrousel du Louvre : 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris Opening to the public: from Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 November from 10.00 am to 19.00 pm Sunday 11 November from 10.00 am to 18.00 pm.

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Photo: Salon international du patrimoine culturel, source: www.patrimoineculturel.com

Reopening of the Hotel Winssinger in Brussels - 13 October 2012  


This magnificent mansion built in 1897 by renowned architect Victor Horta enjoyed a restoration, which preserved the elements of Art Nouveau architecture, while transforming it into a modern exhibition space for artists to provide an exceptional setting. It hosts now the Paris-Beijing Gallery dedicated to the discovery and promotion of a new generation of Asian photographers in order to create an aesthetic bridge between East and the West.

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Photo: Façade de l'Hôtel Winssinger, (c) DR, source: www.artactuel.com

Mackintosh at the Grand in Glasgow


25-28 October 2012, organized by the CRM Society

This all-inclusive package will take you to a selection of the most important sites at which to view the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries, who together are known as the creators of the Glasgow Style.
Explore the genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries, beginning with a reception and illustrated talk at the hotel on Thursday evening. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be a full day tour by coach, with a qualified Blue Badge guide to the most important Mackintosh properties that are available in and around Glasgow. This includes the Glasgow School of Art, The Mackintosh House (Hunterian Art Gallery), The Mackintosh Church (headquarters of the CRM Society), House for an Art Lover, The Willow Tea Rooms and The Hill House in Helensburgh and not forgetting Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The tour also includes a visit to the world famous Burrell Collection and a City familiarisation tour. 
Also available:  26-29 April, 14-17 June, 12-15 July, 30 Aug-2 Sept, 25-28 Oct.
More informations: 
http://www.mackintoshchurch.com/tour/index.html


Photo: Queen's Cross Interior

Participation of the Network in the International colloquium "Heritage of the Ecology and Ecology of the Heritage” in Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University – from 11 to 13 October 2012


On the occasion of this original initiative, gathering in a same reflection two fields of research, which are not often inclined to meet - ecology and heritage - the Réseau Art Nouveau Network was invited to present its project “Art Nouveau & Ecology” during this colloquium which held from 11 to 13 October 2012.

Programme


Photo: Affiche du colloque "Patrimoine de l'écologie et écologie du patrimoine"

Unbuilt Mackintosh at the Lighthouse, Glasgow - from 11 to 28 October 2012


The Lighthouse celebrates the Creative Mackintosh Festival with the unveiling of an exciting new exhibition, showcasing stunning architectural models based on the unbuilt designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The models produced by Glasgow-based model-makers Ozturk, are fantastically accurate and help us to appreciate Mackintosh’s architectural vision.

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Photo: Unbuilt Mackintosh poster, source: www.thelighthouse.co.uk

Creative Mackintosh Festival in Glasgow - from 15 to 28 October 2012 


Barcelona has Gaudi, Chicago has Frank Lloyd Wright and Glasgow has the unique legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Mackintosh, one of The Glasgow Four, helped to take art and architecture into the modern era and was a crucial figure in the explosion of creativity that characterises Art Nouveau in the early part of the 20th century.
Over the space of two weeks we invite you to join the celebration of this exciting heritage.
The Festival crosses genres, from theatre and music to design and comedy.

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Creative Mackintosh Festival Brochure


Photo: Creative Mackintosh Festival Poster

Exhibition Alles Reklame! (It’s All Advertising!) at Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt - from 7 October 2012 to 6 January 2013


Poster Art of the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony

At the beginning of the 20th century, posters were regarded as the “fine art of the street”. They were collected by museums and private collections and featured in exhibitions and various publications. In their quest to aesthetically transform all aspects of modern life, many members of the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony (1899-1914) set out to communicate their artistic ideas in the public sphere. In the process, they created iconic poster masterpieces that immediately became part of the total artwork Mathildenhöhe.
Alles Reklame! (It’s All Advertising!) is the very first exhibition dedicated solely to this group of artworks. The most important posters of the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony will be on view by artists such as Joseph Maria Olbrich, Peter Behrens, Hans Christiansen, Johann Vincenz Cissarz, Friedrich Wilhelm Kleukens and Bernhard Hoetger. In total, over 60 posters, watercolors, drawings, and postcards will be shown that were created on the Mathildenhöhe between 1899 and 1914. Important posters from the art nouveau capitals Paris, Munich, and Vienna round off the selection.
In the exhibition, the compositions and motifs of the posters, ranging from art nouveau to expressionism, will be decoded and presented in a multitude of variations and studies. For the first time ever, the economic relevance of the posters for the exhibitions on the Mathildenhöhe will be illuminated alongside other new findings contributing to the research on poster art around 1900.  

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Photo: Exhibition It's all advertising! Poster

Wineries. Modernisme + Cooperative movement at CaixaForum, Barcelona - from 6 July to 14 October 2012 


This exhibition aims to offer certain keys to understanding the artistic value and architectural singularity of these cellars, also known as Art Nouveau cellars or Cathedrals of wine. It shows various ways of looking at these buildings and approaching them, taking as its central thread the architects (especially Cèsar Martinell, who designed over half of them) and the people who lived them and who still live them: the farmers who mortgaged themselves to push forward a collective project and today's Cooperative members who maintain the commitment and pride that made these architectural giants possible.  

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Photo: Exhibition poster, source: www.obrasocial.lacaixa.es

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