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2001 - 2005, art shows throughout the world seen by ArtoftheDay

Between 2001 and 2005, ArtoftheDay published every day a calendar of art shows opening in museums throughout the world and in French speaking countries art galleries. Each notice, often illustrated, offers a short commentary and a link to the museum or gallery where the exhibition was taking place.

These thousands of notices are a precious source of information and reflect the art trends of the times. By clicking on their title you will get access to their contents.

Cribs and santons
From november 30 2002 to february 1 2003
During this 200th anniversary of the fair of Christmas figures of Marseille, unique works and collection pieces pay an homage to the artists who make them.
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Patrick Faigenbaum - Variations
From november 30 2002 to march 2 2003
An heir of documentary photography, Faigenbaumet is known for his black and white portraits of Italian nobles. As of 1996, he approached color and his photographs have the rigor of a pictural composition.
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Naoya Hatakeyame: Retrospective
From november 30 2002 to february 21 2003
First European retrospective of Naoya Hatakeyama (born 1958), one of the most renowned Japanese photographers of his generation. His work focuses on the relation between nature and culture.
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Michel Sylvander and Lee Bul
From november 30 2002 to february 16 2003
The first personal exhibit in France of this artist fascinated with the myth of the man-machine, with an ensemble of recent works from the Cyborgs and the Monsters series.
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Charles Donker, etcher
From november 30 2002 to february 23 2003
A retrospective of the graphic work of the Dutch artist Charles Donker (born 1940). More than a hundred pieces show a diversity of subjects : landscapes and cityscapes, still lives, portraits, animals...
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Dor de la Souchère and Antibes: a passion inventory
From november 30 2002 to may 18 2003
On the 25th anniversary of Romuald Dor de la Souchère's death, studies, photographs, personal notes,documents from archives and archeologic objects demonstrate a passion for the history of Antibes over more than 50 years.
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Sonia Delaunay, the simultaneous workshop 1923-1934. Watercolours and gouaches.
From november 30 2002 to march 2 2003
One hundred and fifty gouaches and watercolors illustrate the period of the The simultaneous workshop, from 1923 to 1934, during which the artist dedicated herself to materials and clothing.The bright colored geometric motives are closely [...]
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Leonardo da Vinci: The divine and the grotesque
From november 30 2002 to march 30 2003
Taken from the royal collection, the 73 works composing this inaugural exhibition for the royal museum, focus on Leonardo da Vinci's major preoccupation with exploring the divine and grotesque in the human form. Between others, his studies [...]
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Monique Frydman
From november 30 2002 to february 23 2003
Some sixty works in chalk, charcoal, pastels, oils... deliver Monique Frydman's artistic itinerary: from her torn and dark torsos in 1977 to her 2001 stencils, where all color explodes.
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Roger Bezombes
From november 29 to december 28 2002
The multiple facets of Roger Bezombes (1913-1994) are shown through a selection of paintings, bronzes, tapestries, ceramics and lithographs.
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Frank Horvat
From november 29 2002 to january 31 2003
Frank Horvat started as a photographer reporter but quickly turned towards fashion photography by working for magazines such as Vogue. These photos are personal interpretations, passionate and original, of situations that have crossed [...]
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Paul Virilio, what happens
From november 29 2002 to march 30 2003
On the theme of the multiplication of industrial accidents, Paul Virillo has conceived an exhibit in two parts: one evokes the accident through the metaphores of suspension and fall, the second presents a "kaleidoscope" of phenomenons.
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August Sander. People of the 20th century
From november 29 2002 to february 23 2003
Two hundred photographs portraiture August Sander (1876-1964), the author of a photographic dictionary of social roles, entitled People of the XXth century : a unique documentary collection.
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Design for Christmas, selected by Andreas Murkudis
From november 29 to december 22 2002
Design pieces (furniture, reeditions of classical pieces, accessories, books, chocolate, tableware...) by Axel Kufus, Vogt&Weizenegger, Kostas Murkudis, Verner Panton and Isamu Noguchi, between others.
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Our true intent is all for your delight: The John Hinde Butlin's Photographs
From november 29 2002 to january 31 2003
Produced by the John Hinde studio in Dublin (late 60's and early 70's), and initially intended to be sold at Butlin's holiday camps, these photographs have acquired an artistic value, considered that they announce the photographic [...]
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Orlan
From november 28 2002 to february 9 2003
60 of the artist's creations, from his first performances to the recent data processing morphings, with the famous Kiss by the artist (1977) and other more recent works such as the series of the Self-hybridations.
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Giacomo Manzù, the man and the artist
From november 28 2002 to march 2 2003
Rome celebrates one of the greatest actors in Italian figurative art of the XXth century, eleven years after his death. An ensemble of 250 paintings, drawings, sculptures and art objects illustrate the itinerary of the pluridisciplinary [...]
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Roland Barthes
From november 27 2002 to march 10 2003
A dozen sequences try to expose the critical thinking of Roland Barthes, the most original of his generation, who never ceased questioning speech, language and litterature.
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Varna : premier or du monde, secrets anciens
From november 27 2002 to may 25 2003
Three hundred objects for a presentation of the archeological site of Varna, in Bulgaria.
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Word of skin
From november 27 2002 to september 1 2003
Through a secenography which is sensitive as well as sensual, prestigious North American and European collections show the importance that skin has in our social and private life.
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Arab Horses and riders in Oriental and Occidental arts
From november 26 2002 to march 30 2003
A remarkable selection of objects linked to horses: costumes, finery, equipment, representations on metal, on canvas and on paper. From the furûsiyya, an equestrian treaty, to litterary combat scenes, an itinerary completed with over [...]
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Edvard Munch. 1912 in Germany
From november 24 2002 to february 16 2003
1912 was a turning point in Munch's life. Some forty paintings and documents regarding the Norwegian artist illustrate this key period in the history of art, at the eve of the first World War.
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Eija-Liisa Ahtila
From november 23 2002 to january 7 2003
A follower of the techniques of photography, video and cinema, Eija-Liisa Ahtila presents three aspects of her work at the Les Boréales festival. Recent photographs, three 90-second long ads and Consolation Service 1999, the history [...]
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Vincent Bioulès - Portraits, nudes, landscapes and mythologies
From november 23 2002 to january 5 2003
Some fifty pieces of work -drawings, paintings- from both public and provate collections and from the artis's workshop, are exhibited at Villa Tamaris.Most of the works are from the 1990s but we can also note the presence of works [...]
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Pierre Soulages, painting 1999-2002
From november 23 2002 to march 7 2003
Done between 1999 and 2002 exclusively in black and white, some fifteen paintings by Pierre Soulages never seen before are proof of his subtle work on light.
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David Adler, Architect: elements of style
From november 23 2002 to april 20 2003
Architect David Adler (1882–1949) was born in Milwaukee but spent most of his life in Chicago. Documents from the permanent collection and photos trace his carreer.
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Jacques Dubois (1912-1994)
From november 23 2002 to february 16 2003
This retrospective looks into the photographer's work in the thirties. After the geometric and solid compositions, his work becomes more tender and poetic after the war, when he works on the French regions.
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The Mars and Muses Empire
From november 23 2002 to february 17 2003
The life and friendships of the marquis of Calvière are alluded to thanks to the recomposition of a part of his collection, scattered in 1777. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, antiques, coins, engraved stones as well as his correspondance [...]
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Imagine, you are standing here in front of me
From november 23 2002 to february 2 2003
A thematic overview of the Joop van Caldenborgh collection (called Caldic collection). Among others, the show comprises a confrontation between abstraction and representation, with works by Schoonhoven and Akkerman, a history of photography [...]
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Werner von Mutzenbecher
From november 23 2002 to february 9 2003
Since the 50s, Werner von Mutzenbecher (born in 1937) has developed his own formal language based on a gestural painting. 90 drawings offer a representative panorama of his work.
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Henrik Neugeboren alias Henri Nouveau (1901-1959), retrospective
From november 23 2002 to february 2 2003
Henrik Neugeboren's work has no less than 1500 paintings and collages done between 1925 and 1959. Some 120 works, never shown until today, a model of Homage to Bach as well as writings unveil the unknown painter.
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Paris in the Age of Impressionism : Masterworks from the Musée d'Orsay
From november 23 2002 to march 16 2003
The United States welcome the treasures from the Orsay Museum. Paris, the high society, the working class neighborhoods, the Eiffel Tower... Over 100 master-pieces by 26 artists, among which Manet, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Rodin, [...]
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Pottery of the Perche's ground
From november 23 2002 to february 16 2003
Over 10 pieces of Percheron ceramics come out of the reserves and allow us to discover a regional popular art of the 1820s, from cockery for parties to architecture. It is also an opportunity to evoke people like Charles-Jean Avisseau [...]
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Power and desire, indian miniatures of the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of San Diego Museum of Art
From november 23 2002 to march 3 2003
A collection of Indian miniatures from the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries is shown for the first time in France. An initiation trip to the heart of Indian power, desire and theology through 70 pieces created for the Moghul, Râpjoute, [...]
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Prints from the Serenissima: Connoisseurship and the Graphic Arts in 18th Century Venice.
From november 23 2002 to march 9 2003
The exhibition targets several themes: the importance of chiaroscuro at the beginning of the century, the influence of Rembrandt's etchings, the disparity between a tourist production and prints to native, and the influence of popular [...]
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Glances the world, 1860-1914 - Photographic treasures of the Quai d'Orsay
From november 23 2002 to february 16 2003
Historic photographs and documentaries give an idea of how the French saw diplomatic relations in the world during the second half of the XIXth century. We witness the beginnings of reporting photogrpahy in Asia, Latin America, the Nera [...]
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AVictorian winter
From november 23 2002 to january 25 2003
A selection of clothing from a Victorian winter, including the essential accessories : hats and gloves.
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Hard Edge: Abstract Prints from Albers to Held
From november 23 2002 to march 16 2003
The term Hard Edge was used to identify a style common to artists mostly american, whose primary interest was in geometric form and color. Prints realised between 1960 and 1970 by Albers, Ron Davis, Stella or Ed Moses illustrate this [...]
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Living in a tank: Sleeping
From november 22 2002 to january 21 2003
The German designer Christoph Seyferth produces the second piece of the series Living in a tank, organised by the Design Museum. His domesticated landscape makes possible to alternate sleep and active life in the same space, an innovating [...]
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Le Corbusier Before Le Corbusier: Applied Arts, Architecture, Painting, and Photography, 1907-1922
From november 22 2002 to february 23 2003
About 250 works represent the extraordinary range of Le Corbusier's artistic endeavors. The exhibition focuses on the period 1907 to 1922, when the young Charles-Edouard Jeanneret struggled to define his artistic identity, first desiring [...]
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MacDermott and MacGough : a history of photography
From november 22 2002 to february 22 2003
A retrospective dedicated to the two out-of-the-ordinary photographers who have used, since the 1980s, cameras and techniques belonging to pioneers of the XIXth century. Their snapshots resemble autobiographic fictions staged in a Victorian [...]
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Homage to Jean Caveng
From november 22 2002 to march 3 2003
Quimper pays an homage to the artist Jean Caveng who died in 1993. This retrospective presents the man who enjoyed painting his town and its residents and who illustrated various history books as well as Terrain Bouchaballe by Max Jacob.
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Hierophany :Toby Kahn and the Manifestation of the Sacred
From november 22 2002 to january 5 2003
The concept of hierophany, or manifestation of the sacred, provides the theoretical framework for this exhibition of the painter Tobi Kahn. Abstract paintings locate the spiritual within natural forms.
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Henry Moore. Heads, figures and ideas
From november 22 2002 to march 17 2003
60 sculptures, projects and drawings, on the theme of the human figure, done between 1930 and 1974 illustrate the process of formal research of one of the greatest sculptors of the XXth century.
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ABCDF, portraits of a town
From november 22 2002 to february 8 2003
During the Mexican cultural week, photogrpahs, slides and video projections invite the public to reflect on the current life of the megapole of Mexico City and its citizens.
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Indian presence in Liverpool
From november 22 2002 to february 23 2003
A collection of photographs and biographies from the Indian community, present in Liverpool for more than a century.
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Ismaël Kachtihi del Moral
From november 21 2002 to january 24 2003
Ismaël Kachtihi puts on stage the Spanish and French cultures as well as the three monotheistic religions according to which he was brought up. His work tries to meet two challenges, the representation of what is sacred and the sexual [...]
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Near and Far
From november 21 2002 to july 14 2003
About 60 works selected from the museum collection explore a panorama of 19th century views from all reaches of the globe. Works range from pioneering photographs of Yosemite by William Henry Jackson, to paintings made in Brittany [...]
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Fernand Léger
From november 21 2002 to february 16 2003
A selection of 150 paintings and drawings offer an overview of the different stages in the work of Léger from 1905 to the 1950s.
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Abdallah Benanteur : artist's book in festivities
From november 20 2002 to february 22 2003
The Algerian artist Abdallah Benanteur accommpanies the publication of his first monography with watercolors and drawings that combine abstraction and figuration in flickering compositions with colored lights.
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Adam Dade, Sonya Hanney
From november 20 2002 to january 26 2003
Adam Dade and Sonya Hanney assemble into a pile the furniture and fittings of a hotel room, in their new installation Stacked hotel room no. 10. The creative process, as well as the final result, have been documented by photographs [...]
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On Kawara
From november 20 2002 to january 26 2003
A work on human conscience. The exhibition includes, between others, 36 Date paintings, painted between 1966 and 2002 (one for each year), 150 telegrams sent by the artist to friends since 1970, and -as a sound installation- One million [...]
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Nobuyoshi Araki: Tokyo Still Life
From november 20 2002 to january 26 2003
2,421 photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki compose this exhibition, the most extensive ever dedicated to the work of the Japanese artist. His series of the 1990 occupy its largest part.
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André Masson - The erotic dream
From november 20 2002 to february 15 2003
André Masson, like most of the surrealists, gives particular importance to eroticism. 60 pieces done between 1922 and 1970, of which some are seen for the first time -drawings, pastels, gouaches, water colors and collages -illustrate [...]
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The Art of the bristle, from ateliers of Lyons at Paris palaces -Prelle 1752-2002
From november 20 2002 to february 23 2003
The Prelle workshop of material for furniture unveils one hundred and fifty years of its famous creations. A wide selection of public and private orders done in the workshop.
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Suburds my town
From november 20 2002 to march 30 2003
The ecomuseum of Fresnes explores the territory and creates a history for it.The fruit of years of work, the exhibit sheds light on what could be the characteristics of a suburb: who lives here? how do they live?
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Mad, bad and dangerous : The cult of Lord Byron
From november 20 2002 to february 16 2003
With over 100 pieces (paintings, photogrpahs, letters, manuscripts, clothing...) the exhibit examines the influence of the poet on writers such as Oscar Wilde or even popular culture stars such as James Dean.
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Marian Penner Bancroft et Sylvie Readman : Trouble in sight
From november 20 2002 to february 8 2003
Four women (two artists and two commissioners) wonder about the existence of a feminine photographic eye. The images presented establish strange relations between a point of view and point of escape, far and intimate, presnet and memory...
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Jacqueline Kennedy, the White House years
From november 19 2002 to march 16 2003
Nearly 80 original outfits and accessories worn by Jacqueline Kennedy for different official occasions. A recognition of her role as an icon of fashion.
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Muntadas, on translation
From november 19 2002 to february 9 2003
Thoughts on artistic production, the idea of value, the values of representation, the interpretations by the curator, the notion of conservation.
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Sixties
From november 19 2002 to march 16 2003
In the wake of the exhibit on Jacqueline Kenedy, the Sixties explores the upheavals of Paris fashion in the 1960s. Costumes, accessories, photographs, posters, furniture, sketches...are proof of this heritage.
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Me, myself and I : Self-portraits
From november 19 2002 to march 9 2003
From Albrecht Dürer to Robert Rauschenberg, five hundred years of self-portraits are shown through fifty prints and drawings, drawn from the museum's permanent collection.
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Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture
From november 19 2002 to april 13 2003
How was the world created? Who were our ancestors? So many existentialist questions that may be answered by interpreting the 70 sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa presented here.
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The age of Titian: Prints and printmaking in Renaissance Venice
From november 17 2002 to february 16 2003
The graphic arts from 1470 to 1580.
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Architecture + Water
From november 16 2002 to march 23 2003
Through drawings, models and video animations, five international architectural projects and their relation to water are presented. Their authors are renowned for their experimental work : Foreign Office Architects, MVRDV, Diller + Scofidio, [...]
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Body design
From november 16 2002 to march 23 2003
How do design pieces conform to human forms? And how does the human body react to design? About twenty very recent pieces and prototypes are gathered, questionning the notion of ergonomics.
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Martin Kippenberger
From november 16 2002 to march 9 2003
The Poitou-Charente Regional Fund for Contemporary Art has deposited an ensemble of Kippenberger's printed work. There are 74 posters done in collage and photomontage. To him art was pluridisciplinary and above all total to the point [...]
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American Watercolors from the Permanent Collection
From november 16 2002 to january 19 2003
A display of 65 watercolors demonstrates the range of the medium by a variety of important American artists who excelled at it, among which Winslow Homer and Charles Burchfield.
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Aztecs
From november 16 2002 to april 11 2003
From the origins of the Aztec Empire to the arrival of the Spanish in 1519, this ambitious exhibition highlight the splendours, variety and sophistication of this civilisation. Monumental sculptures in stone, wooden objects and ceramics, [...]
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The Floral Art of Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840)
From november 16 2002 to march 2 2003
About 45 watercolors of lilacs, roses, and other plants span the art of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, often described as the «Rembrandt» and the «Raphael» of flowers by 19th century writers.
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Less and more, 1980-2000
From november 16 2002 to february 9 2003
Over 600 objects of daily use done by 100 great creators evoke design of the years 1980-2000.
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Francis Picabia
From november 16 2002 to march 16 2003
A large retrospective with more than 200 works by Picabia. The one who was called "the painter of one single stroke" has always remained unclassified, while he made his many different tendencies such as Impressionism, Dadaism or even [...]
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Stay some more time... the collection VII
From november 16 2002 to february 9 2003
Works by Gerhard Richter, Roman Opalka, On Kawara, Nikolaus Lang, Bill Viola, Hanne Darboven, Michael Wesely and Tatsuo Miyajima.
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Jan Voss, works 1986 - 2002
From november 16 2002 to february 16 2003
Paintings, sculptures and graffiti trace Jan Voss's artistic itinerary. The portrait of a contemporary artist through his rich and varied graphic production.
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The violin art: about Pierre Baillot (1771- 1842)
From november 16 2002 to february 15 2003
Paintings, posters, music scores, manuscripts, letters, archives, objects and manuscripts evoke the artistic, musical and intellectual wealth from the end of the XVIIIth century to the middle of the XIXth century.
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(Un)painted
From november 15 2002 to january 5 2003
Works by Lucio Fontana, Hans Hartung, Pierre Soulages, Frank Stella, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Arnulf Rainer, Johanna Kandl...
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Einstein
From november 15 2002 to august 31 2003
Letters, hotographs, cartoon strips, manuscripts...establish the portrait of a scientist who changed our image of the world.
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From Monet to Picasso
From november 15 2002 to february 2 2003
Fifty drawings from the Trition Foundation are shown for the first time to public. The selection depicts the final steps of the creative process of artists such as Millet, Courbet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, Redon, Matisse, Chagall, [...]
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Order and disorder at the hospital. Internship in medecine (1802-2002)
From november 15 2002 to may 25 2003
Paintings, photographs, archives, medical objects, testimonies...trace two centuries of the history of Paris hospital internships. The myth and the daily life, its characteristics and its changes all along the different reforms.
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Sophie Ristelhueber : Luxembourg
From november 15 2002 to february 23 2003
Beirut ruined by the war, immortalized by a series of photographs from 1984 are side by side with the tryptic Irak, representing thousands of burnt palm trees, the metaphores of a defeated army.
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Winnie the Pooh
From november 15 2002 to february 2 2003
The sketches and original drawings by E.H. Shepard, illustrating A. A. Milnes' Winnie the Pooh or Kenneth Grahame's The wind in the willows, will be shown next to the artist's juvenile book collection.
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1902-2002
From november 14 2002 to january 19 2003
In what way does the fashion illustration clarify and express our concept of beauty? In order to answer this question, numerous photographs of silhouettes from collections from the national archives are put side by side with creations [...]
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Directions - Ron Mueck
From november 14 2002 to february 23 2003
For his first solo show in an American museum, London-based Australian sculptor Ron Mueck presents his intensely realistic mixed-media figures lifelike but never lifesize.
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Directions-Cecily Brown
From november 14 2002 to march 2 2003
Seven large-scale oil paintings by the English artist, produced between 1997 and 2001.
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Spanish flower painting in the golden age
From november 14 2002 to february 2 2003
This first exhibit dedicated to floral painting in the Spanish golden century traces the developmnet since the XVIIth century, until its identification as an independent genre. Forty pieces are included, among them master mieces by Zurbarán, [...]
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Nalini Malani: Hamletmachine
From november 13 2002 to january 12 2003
Malani's Hamletmachine (2000) includes four video projections that recontextualize texts from the late German playwright Heiner Müller's play of the same title.
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An Indian Encounter: Portraits for Queen Victoria
From november 13 2002 to january 19 2003
At the height of British Imperial rule in India, Queen Victoria commissioned the Austrian artist Rudolph Swoboda (1859-1914) to paint a series of portraits of her Indian subjects. 58 paintings are on view.
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Eva Hesse
From november 13 2002 to march 9 2003
Eva Hesse's ten years career has been brief but fruitful and most influential. 150 works explore the connection between Hesse’s work in three media—drawing, painting and sculpture and focuses on the relationship of her work to the art of her times.
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Night Sky
From november 13 2002 to april 30 2003
An exhibit of the works from the graphic art agency of Winterthur: drawings by René Auberjonois or Karl Geiser, oil on paper by James Bishops or watercolors by Helmut Dorner.
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The air conquest - The aventure of art at XXth century
From november 12 2002 to february 2 2003
From figures of Icarus to Tatlin's projects, including the aerostatic conquest by Goya and the jump into the void by Yves Klein, all reflect a fascination artists have for space science and the progress of aviation.
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Hommages and echoes. Influences in Picasso's graphic work
From november 12 2002 to january 7 2003
Issed from three Spanish museums, twenty seven engravings by Picasso, created between 1931 and 1971, interpret models and figures of the history of arts. In order to facilitate the visitors, a reproduction of the original is shown [...]
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Max Neumann
From november 10 to february 18 2002
Max Neumann gives the human being a major place in his recent paintings and drawings. Nevertheless, Man seems both present and absent, real and ghostly.
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Tracey Emin : This is another place
From november 10 2002 to january 19 2003
This Tracey Emin's first solo exhibition in a British museum consists entirely of recent pieces : an installation inspired by her visits to Cyprus, drawings, as well as neon and video works.
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Noh and Kyogen Theater in Japan
From november 10 2002 to february 2 2003
Wood painted masks, silk clothes embroidered in gold, laquered instruments and painted fans...A whole universe to discover the two traditional forms of Japanese theater.
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Central European Avant-Gardes 1910-1930
From november 10 2002 to february 9 2003
An unprecedented exhibit on the barely known modernist centers in Central Europe. The fall of the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires led to the rise of new artistic centers, in Poland, Rumania, Czechoslovakia. Nearly 200 works, paintings, [...]
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A new world. Milano 1890-1915
From november 10 2002 to february 28 2003
Six hundred scientific, technologic and artistic objects and works of art offer a pluridisciplinary itinerary to the sources of the "Modern World".
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Balthasar Burkhard
From november 9 2002 to january 25 2003
Images of towns in black and white, of monumental size, the centring of the iamges enhances the immensity of the landscapes, the details tell the geography and the history, while the work of shadows and light creates universes which [...]
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The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence
From november 9 2002 to february 2 2003
This major exhibition of approximately 180 paintings, sculptures, graphics, porcelain, tapestries, costumes, and other works of art provides a detailed survey of the art and culture of Florence between 1537 and 1631.
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Adam Chodzko : Limbo Land and a place for "The End"
From november 9 2002 to january 12 2003
Presentation Adam Chodzko's DVD/sound installation Limbo land and photography/DVD installation A place for the end.
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From Bakelite to composite
From november 9 2002 to february 23 2003
From furniture, bikes, cars and radios, to construction, sport and medicine, how the properties of composite materials have influenced the evolution of design in the second half of the twentieth century.
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The impressionism and the age of van Gogh
From november 9 2002 to april 13 2003
From Impressionism to the death of Van Gogh, passing by symbolism and Rodin's sculptures, nearly 120 pieces are grouped together including paintings, pastels, drawings, water coors, sculptures, photos and reviews.
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Annika Larsson
From november 9 2002 to january 19 2003
Dog (2001) and Bend II (2002) by the video artist Annika Larsson (born 1972) question the social behaviour of contemporary man.
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Fausto Melotti
From november 9 2002 to february 9 2003
Fausto Melotti's work, located at the crossroads of figuration and abstraction,of music and theater, is characterized by delicate and light sculptures, precise and poetic...
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Ars Nigra, the engraving in black manner
From november 9 2002 to february 10 2003
130 prints from the Mancel Fund and 30 pieces from the public collections present the dark manner, also called mezzotinte, invented in 1643. This process is hardly used nor known in France: this exhibit unveils it over an original [...]
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The typography of the King: the Roman. The typography in the employ of the State 1702-2002
From november 9 2002 to february 2 2003
In 1702 the new typographic character creted by printer Philippe Grandjean is presented to the public. It is the king's roman. Due to its aesthetics and its technique, this new character modified the development of European typographies. [...]
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Susan Meiselas : Kurdistan, in the shadow of history
From november 8 2002 to january 5 2003
Two centuries of Kurdish history are presented through Susan Meiselas' photographic reconstitutions. Post cards, photo-reports, police photographs and other fragments are recomposed in a critical description of the documentary quality [...]
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George Washington: A National Treasure
From november 8 2002 to march 9 2003
The portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart is symbolically as important to American history and culture as the declaration of Independance. Discover this painting as well as other American works linked to the hero.
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Annette Messager : out of play
From november 8 2002 to january 27 2003
Annette Messager's recent works were especially conceived for the museum's space, and consist in amusing staging, in which an animal is presented as a metaphore of the human being.
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Out of Site: Fictional Architectural Spaces
From november 8 2002 to february 16 2003
A selection of works on paper, paintings, digital photography and projection, sculpture, and installation by numerous artists reflect how digital technology, urban and suburban growth, population sprawl, and cross-cultural experiences [...]
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Julião Sarmento : Works from the 70s
From november 8 2002 to february 16 2003
This exhibit traces the evolution of Juliäo Sarmento in the 1970s: a group of photographs and films explore the notion of time through series, repetition and indexation.
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Tériade and the painters book
From november 8 2002 to march 23 2003
The Alice Triade donation to the Matisse Museum includes twenty seven books on painting which her husband edited, as well as 500 prints taken from her books by artists who are among the most important of teh beginning of the XXth century, [...]
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Legends of Our Times: Native Ranching and Rodeo Life on the Plains and Plateau
From november 8 2002 to february 2 2003
This exhibit features over 700 artifacts including authentic clothing, rodeo equipment, hunting tools…
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Elmar Trenkwalder
From november 7 2002 to march 30 2003
Elmar Trenkwalder has spent the last four years questioning form.Drawings, sculptures and paintings show us characters that have become architectural elements and vice a versa. The objects are hermaphrodites and all is linked to architecture. [...]
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Frantisek Bilek
From november 7 2002 to february 2 2003
Sculptures on wood, drawings, paintings and furniture by one of the greatest modern Czech artists, whose work Bourdelle appreciated in particular.
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European Modernism: Works on Paper from the Academy Collection
From november 7 2002 to february 8 2003
Some twenty drawings signed by Degas, Derain, Dufy, Cézanne, Foujita, Klee, Modigliani, Moore, Renoir, Rossetti and Signac…
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Herron school of art centennial : Students and teachers, 1902-1950
From november 7 to december 31 2002
26 works, by 23 students and teachers of the art school, are selected from the museum's collection.
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Tibetan Rituals. The secret visions of the fifth Dalaï-Lama
From november 6 2002 to february 24 2003
A major political and religious figure in the history of Tibet, the 5th Dalaï Lama (1617-1682) has consigned his visionnary experiences. This text, longtime confidential, is part of the donation granted in 1989 by Lionel Fournier. [...]
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Christian Schad
From november 6 2002 to february 16 2003
The first retrospective in France of one of the three major artists of the "Neue Sachlichkeit" (the New Objectivity), besides Otto Dix and George Grosz. Scrutinizing the world between the two wars, a group of 30 paintings and 40 drawings [...]
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Millet to Matisse: 19th and 20th Century French Painting from Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
From november 6 2002 to february 2 2003
A selection of 64 paintings including works from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modern periods by such masters as Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Cézanne, van Gogh, and Picasso.
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Kodiak, Alaska
From november 6 2002 to january 22 2003
At the border between the North-Eastern coast and the Inuit territory, an exceptional art from was born. Some sixty masks gathered together in the XIXth century by the explorer Alphonse Pinart reveal this mysterious culture.
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Moravia at the baroque age, 1670-1790
From november 6 2002 to february 4 2003
Over 200 works -paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and art objects - from a patrimony from Western Europe badly known.
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Korean Ceramics
From november 5 2002 to april 6 2003
The Fitzwilliam museum from the University of Cambridge has deposited, for a few months, 80 Korean ceramics from the Koryo period (918-1392). The collection is centered on the celadons.
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The legacy of Genghis Khan
From november 5 2002 to february 16 2003
The influence of Genghis Khan on art and culture in Iran around 1300: nearly 200 objects trace the evolution of manuscripts, art objects and architectural decoration.
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The jewels of JAR, Paris
From november 2 2002 to january 26 2003
Joel Arthur Rosenthal, known as JAR, is among the greatest contemporary jewelry artists. Nearly 400 creations shine in a subdued atmosphere especially arranged for this event.
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Unseen Vogue. The Secret History of Fashion Photography
From november 1 2002 to february 23 2003
Chosen from more than a million and a half images in British Vogue’s archive, the exhibition reveals the very best of the photographs which were commissioned by the magazine, but never published. Many were considered too technically [...]
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The school of Paris in the 50's
From november 1 2002 to february 28 2003
Works by Masson, Matta, Atlan, Fautrier, Poliakoff, Hartung, Soulages, Lam, Stael, Geer Van Velde, Vieria Da Silva, Schneider, Singier, Magnelli, Helion, Freundlich, Esteve…
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Three masterworks by Singier
From november 1 2002 to january 31 2003
Nocturne noire et rose (1949) Black and pink nocturne, Vue sur le port (1950) View of the port and Soleil et sable (1956) Sun and sand offer an aspect of the evolution of the work by one of the greatest masters of the Second School [...]
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Douglas Gordon
From november 1 2002 to january 5 2003
Douglas Gordon's work encompasses film, photography, installation, text and sound to explore themes such as fact and fiction, innocence and guilt, life and death, good and evil. Familiar pieces such as 24 Hour Psycho and new works [...]
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Inspiration sources of the ancient Syria
From november 1 2002 to march 30 2003
640 objects, of which the most ancient dates from over 1 million years ago, demonstrate the contribution of this region to numerous aspects of our society. Such as the music score engraved on a clay tablet...
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