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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.

The stained glass, color light
From may 31 to june 18 2005
The renewal of painted glass has imposed itself these last few years in the restoration of churches as well as in contemporary creations. Wishing to train students of visual arts and the history of regional arts, the project chose [...]
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Objects in the objective - From Nadar, Sudek, Secq, Brassaï, Aubry, Sougez, Marey, Atget... to Jean-Louis Garnell
From may 31 to august 28 2005
The photography of objects, from teh origins of the medium, was the instrument of utilitarian practices before being artistic. These images contrast with the finished works of the XXth century, as we can see in teh wors of art of the Bnf collection [...]
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Josh Petherick
From may 30 to june 25 2005
Graphic artist Josh Petherick presents "In celebration of Just Getting By", a collection of printed painted papers, posters and illustrations in ink and watercolor, inspired by nature, music, the change of seasons, or again Paris and its population.
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Becoming animal
From may 29 to december 31 2005
The exhibit brings together works by young contemporary artists -Jane Alexander, Brian Conley, Sam Easterson, Nathalie Jereminko, etc. - around the theme of the relation between man and animal. The heterogeneous works require tath [...]
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Hurry up! Adrien Ouvrier, notebooks of war, Notebooks of trenches
From may 29 to june 5 2005
This exhibit is dedicated to the donation Christian Ouvrier made to the museum. We can discover his notebooks, diary and drawings written and made by his father Adrien Ouvrier during WWI, as soon as he was drafted on 2 August 1914.
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18 Years of The Designers Republic
From may 28 to august 21 2005
This unique exhibit celebrates the work of one of the most influential studios of the 90s, The Designers Republic. The comapny presnts its commercial work and launches its new book "Brain aided design, let us come in your minds".
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Jeroen Allart
From may 28 to august 28 2005
Jeroen Allart's paintings represent landscapes made of numerous stylized elements. The colors used giv ehis work a great graphic quality and a serenity inspired from the landscapes of Groningen.
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Another culture, another music
From may 28 to august 21 2005
The exhibit looks into the differneces and similitudes that exist between instruments of different cultures. Small movies are visible and allow one to see how music is made in different places in the globe, for example in Africa, Japan [...]
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The sea for the record, archaeology of the Atlantic remains
From may 28 to october 2 2005
This unprecedented exhibit on submarine archeology in the Atlantic presents a great number of archeologic objects of amazing diversity. The exhibit brings together a collection of 550 major pieces from over 40 ship wrecks -navigation [...]
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Le Corbusier and Franche-Comté. From genius to spirituality
From may 28 to august 28 2005
A presentation on the renewal of Sacred Art, crystallized after the Second World War, and the artistic context in which the chapel of Ronchamp, Le Corbusier's most audacious work, came to be.
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Daniel Pflumm
From may 28 to august 28 2005
Daniel Pflumm's sheds light on how our modern society is dominated by the media, multinational corporations and visual commerce. In his video "Paris" (2003) for example, the artist uses various elements, collages, logos, to criticize [...]
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When latitudes become swiss
From may 28 to august 28 2005
The exhibit deals with a questioning of an ideal vision of the mountain and its landscape, and underlines the relation between natural and artificial. The installations and the works participate in the deconstruction of an idea of what [...]
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Lorjou, Rétrospective
From may 27 to october 31 2005
This retrospective exhibit of Bernard Lorjou's works shows how, through different forms of expression such as painting, sculpture and drawing, the artist knew how to export his work to higher levels of international art.
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Summer of love: art of the psychedelic era
From may 27 to september 25 2005
The exhibit tries to rebuild the original creation and the utopic potential that exists in psychedelic art. In the political and cultural context of the 60s and the beginning of the 70s, we see how artists were inspired by popular [...]
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West by east
From may 27 to september 25 2005
Miniatures, manuscripts, cards, paintings and photographs serve as examples to show the vision the Muslims have and had of the Europeans in the past and today. 215 works try to bring explanations on the complex relations that exist [...]
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Alberto Guzman, Reliefs, Recent works, uniques bronze works
From may 26 to june 18 2005
The sculptures shown are from 2001 to 2005. These are unique works in which the bronze is worke din thin layers, in reliefs, ornate with traces, lines and writings. These are light sculptures. Alberto Guzman gets his inspiration from [...]
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Jan de Cock : Monument 7
From may 26 to september 11 2005
Jan De Cock's interventions in space are articulated in various phases. First, massive architectonic modifications break th eexisting space, and an interlacing of niches and boxes create a rigourous and geometric landscape, at the same [...]
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Painting on photography, Photography on painting
From may 26 to june 21 2005
Some forty national and international artists bring forward their vision of photography. The characteristics, history and associations of photography with other media are analyzed thanks to artists' ideas such as Randy Hayes, Terry [...]
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Point de Fuite
From may 26 to june 18 2005
The first exhibit by a very promising artist of franco-austrian origin. In a sensitive work, done in oil on wood, on paper, on plexiglass, Nieves offers us a very personal, urban and mysterious universe. These are large formats that [...]
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Joshua Reynolds - The creation of celebrity
From may 26 to september 18 2005
Joshua Reynolds was one of the most famous artists of the West during his time. He painted various portraits of celebrities of his time. This first exhibit of analysis of his artist's work also shows his drawings, his caricatures and his sculptures. [...]
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Hervé Télémaque, Du coq à l'âne
From may 25 to august 27 2005
For almost 50 years Hervé Télémaque has been creating works sprung from encounters, memories, conflicts and connections which essentially consist in playing with appearances. This exhibition brings together all the various aspects [...]
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Ziad Dalloul - Farid Belkahia, The continental drift
From may 24 to july 17 2005
This new exhibit from the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris groups together th eworks of two contemporary artists, one from Marocco and th eother from Syria. Farid Belkahia presents his most recent works, a series of 12 globes called [...]
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Derain and the stage
From may 24 to august 28 2005
Between 1918 and 1957 Derain designed decors and costumes for the theater. The library-museum of the Opera exhibits sketches, photos, letters, audiovisual docuemnts and a few paintings to illustrate the artist's activity.
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The man and his masks, Masterpieces from the collection Barbier-Mueller
From may 24 to august 28 2005
The exhibit shows some sixty unique pieces chosen among a selection of poet and writer Michel Butor. These masks, from Africa and Oceania, Europe and America surpirse us by their ethnographic diversity as well as by their unique aesthetics. [...]
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I sur X
From may 23 to 27 2005
24 students chose to group together around a project of experiments on impression techniques. The exhibit favours the encounters between differnt workshops: engraving, lithograph and silkscreen printing.
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Françoise Jolivet: of the art to treat well pumpkins
From may 22 to august 28 2005
The artist presents his work on pumpkins, works done starting with strips of pumpkin peel sacred and tanned, photographs of squash engraved with quotes and aphorisms on the relations between man and nature.
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Contemporary summer - Landscapes and gardens, visions of the contemporary painting
From may 22 to september 18 2005
A presentation of the works of several artists dealing with the representation of landscape and nature, whether wild or tamed, in painting. Different types of representations have been put together, coming from public and private [...]
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Odilon Redon, Print Room
From may 21 to august 21 2005
Odilon Redon's work is mainly made up by drawings and lithographs in black and white on nature themes. The exhibit sheds light on the artist's imaginary world as well as his artistic evolution and the example he was to the surrealists. [...]
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Pascal Broccolichi, Dial-O-map 25°
From may 21 to october 2 2005
Pascal Broccolichi's installations explore the element of sound in space and time. The artist's works all have noise as a point of departure and try to sculpt the sound matter.
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Helena van der Kraan
From may 21 to august 21 2005
Helena van der Kraan's photographic work spreads over a period of more than 35 years.Her protraits, still lives and images of every day life are marked by a universe of sweetness and subtlety that she includes in each image.
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Kees Verwey, a major retrospective
From may 21 to august 21 2005
Kees Verwey grew up in the midst of Harlem's intelligentsia. This retrospective sheds light on the artist's evolutin since his encounter with Jan Toorop and Richard Roland Holst, up to his death. Still lives, portraits and watercolors [...]
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Michel Blazy and Frida Schumann, The mollusc
From may 20 to july 23 2005
Michel Blazy works with living matter (animal or vegetable) or non-solid matter (glue, liquid, foamy). What interests him above all is the alternation of materials. By deforming the matter, or contemplating the matter's 'let live' [...]
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The new hebrews, a centura of art in Israel
From may 20 to september 5 2005
"The New Hebrews" focuses on the modern history of the Israëli culture. Architecture, films, photographs and design allow us to better understand this country's specific characteristics.
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Maurice Mazo (1901-1989)
From may 20 to september 18 2005
Faithful to the French tradition, Maurice Mazo, a painter between the two wars, was gratly influenced by Delacroix. 85 of his works (drawings, pastles, gouaches and oil paintings) are brought together and thus represent one of the artist's [...]
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Montesquieu-Voltaire. Dialogue of the Lights, from Bordeaux to Saint-Pétersbourg
From may 19 to september 10 2005
The exhibit shows us that the innovating mentalities of these two philosophers that marked the century of Lights are still references in our time. The collections come from the Bordeaux museums, from the Brède castle and other French [...]
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Adonai
From may 18 to june 4 2005
Through the representation of landscapes, cloudy skies, night scenes, objects and still lives, Italian painter Adonaï makes us enter a poetic universe. Light dominates his paintings and accompanies their metaphysical dimension.
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Get emotional
From may 18 to september 5 2005
Paintings, videos, photographs and sculptures are some of the artistic means to express emotion. The exhibit explores the collective emotion at different levels, going from the reactions in face of a national tragedy to those that [...]
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Patrick Rimond, be-ing(sens-
From may 17 to 28 2005
Patrick Rimond's photographs present people without names, without age, without culture. An anonymity and proximity that seek to make us feel the presence of the other when entering their intimacy.
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The nex Austria, The exhibition to the international treaty anniversary 1955-2005
From may 16 to november 1 2005
The exhibit deals with the history and the artistic development of Austria during the XXth century. The chronology starts at the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire to end with the country's entry into the EU. Through various scientific [...]
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Christian Dior, man of the century, 1905-2005
From may 15 to september 25 2005
Organized in honor of Christian Dior's centenial, the exhibit is the opportunity to present the couturier's sources of creation by showing the influence of the beginning of the century on his work and on the birht of the New look, [...]
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Laura Erber, Contour ouvert
From may 15 to july 10 2005
During the Brazilian year in France, and for her first personal exhibit, Laura Erber confronts the problem of borders between the different languages of her art, combining photography, cinema and poetry.
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Of One Spirit: Keehn Berry as Photographer and Patron
From may 15 to july 10 2005
Renown cardiologist Dr.Keehn Berry, was teh founder of the photography museum guild. A lover of photography throughout his life, we can see in this exhibit his own works and his collections, showing his great interest in nature and man's [...]
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Daily's art in the Middle Age
From may 14 to june 22 2005
The exhibit lets us imagine simple gestures at the table -pitchers, jugs, varnished plates- and presents the elements of decor, architecture and tapestry, coins and arms. At the heart of this ensemble sits a wooden chest classified [...]
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Bernard Ollier, see
From may 14 to september 18 2005
In this exhibit the museum's collections and the work of Bernard Ollier confront one another and come into tune with each other. The exhibit is distributed between the rooms of the permanent collections, the temporary exhibit hall [...]
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Sacred Art, secular context
From may 14 to november 6 2005
The exhibit includes 71 objects from the IVth to the XVth centuries -jems, jewels, pieces of gold and silver, scales with the weights, silverware, sculptures -from the Byzantine Dumbarton Oaks collection, representing the imperial, [...]
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Sean Scully, Mirrors 1982-2004
From may 14 to august 14 2005
Some one hundred prints from 1982 to 2004 and a series of photographic suites enable us to discover an artist who defines himself as an abstract artist, while maintaining ambiguous relations with figurative art. The coloured bands [...]
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Art of Structural Design - A Swiss Legacy
From may 13 to july 31 2005
The exhibit is dedicated to Swiss engineers such as Robert Maillart, Othmar Ammann, Heinz Isler, Christian Menn and to their mastres Wilhelm Ritter and Pierre Lardy. Their creations, typical of Swiss elegance, belong to the "structural [...]
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The eye-motor,optical art and kinetic art, 1950-1975
From may 13 to september 25 2005
The exhibit is built around 4 axes that are the eye-motor,the eye-body, the eye-neuron and the sound eye. It looks into, among others, the question of perception, of manipulation, of cybernetics and extension-fusion of the eye. This [...]
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Boss in the embroidered foliage, Secrets of workshops
From may 13 to july 25 2005
The Musée des Beaux-Arts of Lille is presenting for the firs ttime an exhibit dedicated to the painting of Flemish painters from the end of the XVth century. The paintings- oils on wood-attributed to the "Master of Embroidered Foliage" [...]
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The naked truth - Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka and other scandals
From may 13 to august 22 2005
In conflict with Authority, artists Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka attacked taboos such as sexuality and power, homosexual eroticism, adolescence and the war of sexes, with untiring intellectual, sensorial and visual [...]
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Ideal worlds: new romanticism in contemporary art
From may 12 to august 28 2005
Following the analytical exploration of speech in the 80s and 90s and the transformation of art into a social act, it is obvious that there is a rebirth of traditional work. A group of artists very much in vogue, such as Peter Doig, [...]
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The new German painting
From may 11 to september 18 2005
The exhibit deals with German painting from the beginning of the 80s and intedns to show an alternative scheme to the frequesnt reading of German painting in terms of opposition between the school of Düsseldorf and a more expressionist [...]
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The mixture of the kinds - hybrid and mysterious creatures
From may 11 to august 29 2005
The exhibit aims at giving depth to living fgures through their most unexpected forms: from the mythologic figures to the artificial beings from the fantasy litterature or to the contemporary clones. These creatures -centaures, fairies, [...]
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The Années Folles and the Retour à l'ordre, the collection art déco of the departmental museum of Oise
From may 11 to october 19 2005
This selection from the collection between the two wars -furniture and objets d'art, paintings, sculptures, drawings and illustrated books- allow us to discover the visual renewal right after the war in the 20s and then the return [...]
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Lionel, Memories
From may 10 to june 10 2005
For the first timle an exhibit brings otgether a group of the most recent works by Lionel, his "Meditative Memoirs". This uncontested artist today invites us to discover the traces, the prints and the wrinkles of his past without ever [...]
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Albert Bontridder
From may 10 to september 18 2005
The retrospective allows us to discover the creations of this architect and poet. On the one hand his drawings, models and photographs give a general view of his architectural production. On the other, his publications and manuscripts [...]
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It is a small valley which foams...
From may 10 to december 4 2005
Through the photographs shown, the ecomuseum of Fresnes tries to show the evolution of the Val of the Bièvre from its origins to our times, by putting forward the influence of the capital and the open spirit and space (place of vacation, [...]
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Jef Geys
From may 8 to august 28 2005
The exhibit shows the different aspects of Jef Geys' work, between politics and aesthetics, between action and thought. The artist has drawn up an inventory of his work since 1958 and this event, combining various supports, is the first [...]
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Of the spirit of cities - Nancy and urban Europe in the century of the lights, 1720-1770
From may 7 to august 22 2005
Through some 185 works, the exhibit presents the different aspects of the city in the first half of the XXth century, its transformations, its embelishments, the evolution of its buildings. It thus allows us to understand the manner [...]
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A garden of curiosities
From may 7 to november 13 2005
Eight sculptors and visual artists worked and created the castle's vegetable garden on the theme of the four fundamental elements. Thus imaginary flowers and vegetables find their place in the four squares of the vegetable garden.
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Pekka Jylhä, scapegoat
From may 6 to june 25 2005
The sculptures exhibited by Pekka Jylha associate materials that are sometimes strange and question some of man's existential problems. Thus the artist uses stuffed animals, mechanic devices... and sets the question of man's place [...]
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The preaching of the Madeleine
From may 6 2005 to january 31 2006
The preaching of Marie Madeleine, an oil on wood, is onze of the treasures of the musuem of Vieux-Marseille. This part of the painting, of which the other elements have disappeared, offers one of the oldest representations of the city [...]
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Castellani: fashionable jewellery inspired by ancient finds
From may 5 to september 18 2005
This exhibit is the first that comes back to the scientific and artistic contributions in the field of jewels of three generations of the Castellani family in the XIXth century, in Rome. 150 objects from private collections as well [...]
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End of romance: Olivier Menanteau, Christine Meisner
From may 5 to july 31 2005
The photographs of Olivier Menanteau and Christine Meisner, especially done for this exhibit, allow us to see the work of these two artists done during their residences in Sao Paolo, Recife and then Nantes.
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Franz Kobell - Drawer between the idyllic and the real
From may 5 to july 24 2005
Franz Kobell is an artist whose work is directed in two tendencies: on the one hand, he is inspired by Claude Lorrain to paint traditional landscapes and on the other hand he was the origin of a new concept of nature in painting of the XIXth [...]
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Do you know the land, Images of Italy from the time of Goethe
From may 4 to july 31 2005
Italy in the XVIIth century inspired various painters. 120 paintings and drawings shown give a general view of Italian landscapes in the tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain. The cities of Rome, Naples, Palermo and Syracuse [...]
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Inuit when the word takes form
From may 4 to august 28 2005
This exhibit of sculptures by contemporary artists from the Great Quebec and Canadian North leads us into a discovery of the Inuit culture through the way the population itself sees it. The exceptional works of a people whose daily [...]
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Where write words that say nothing
From may 4 to 15 2005
On the library's center court, three flying sculptures of six elements, identical and transparent, are carried by three participants in poetic deambulations. Each form carries the inscription of a piece of sentence unveiling the sens [...]
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Rome, James Anderson and the painter-photographers 1846-1870, the Siegert collection
From may 4 to september 11 2005
140 photographs of Rome from the Dietmar Siegert collection are shown. The accent is put on painter and photographer James Anderson (1813-1877). He and his contemporaries, te group of photographers of young Rome, are considered as the pioneers [...]
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Jason Rhoades
From may 2 to 31 2005
Jason Rhoades exhibits a sculptural installation made up of various materials. The object takes on a function of call and includes all the elements and all the media. By approaching sculpture, the visitor triggers the detectors of movement [...]
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Covering the real
From may 1 to august 21 2005
The complexity of relations between art and press images is analyzed from 1960 to our day. The globalisation of iamges and the progressive abolition of the differneces between information and amusement sets teh question today of the sense [...]
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