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Top Art Exhibitions in August: What Is Really Worth Seeing

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Julia Kryshevich

Top Art Exhibitions in August: What Is Really Worth Seeing

Summer is coming to an end — it’s time to harvest! Some rich in flavor exhibitions are waiting for your evaluation. So better have it both ways — savoring the best fruits of the artistic heritage and visiting the most beautiful European art capitals at once. Below is something not to miss this August in the world of arts:


Cindy Sherman / National Portrait Gallery

Until September, 15

Having counted Cindy Sherman among the 15 greatest female artists once, we at Purplehaze just can’t keep our eyes off her art. Sherman’s famous quote I’m disgusted with how people get themselves to look beautiful fully reflects the artistic motif by creating her self-portrait photographic series (which is a living legend today). Sherman doesn’t mind being put in other women shoes (at least, for the sake of art) — she inhabits media female characters, making them sound even shriller and more ridiculous, thus exposing their artifice. Around 150 works from both public and private collections give a viewer a spectacular glance over Sherman’s work starting from the mid-70s, including those that were hardly ever exhibited. Her latest work Flappers is also on show.

What else to see: Lee Krasner: Living Colour at the Barbican Centre; Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern


Calder-Picasso / Musée national Picasso-Paris

Until August, 25

What do Pablo Picasso and Alexander Calder have in common? The most obvious answer might be: they both were striking artists and contemporaries. The current exhibition examines however a more profound resemblance — the Franco-Spanish painter and the American architect had a genuine interest for different dimensions what made them explore space and find new ways to interact with it. Whereas Calder’s pre-kinetic sculptures are full of a scientist’s curiosity and intellectual power, Picasso’s works are introspective and self-expressive at once. 120 works altogether of the two geniuses of the 20th century (shake, but don’t stir, please) are certainly something worth seeing in the city of (art) lovers.

What else to see: Berthe Morisot: Female Impressionist at The Musée d’Orsay; Bernard Frieze. Without Remorse at the Centre Pompidou


Emil Nolde. A German Legend / Hamburger Bahnhof — Museum für Gegenwart

Until September, 15 

A loyal member of the NSDAP and a representative of the Degenerate Art movement at once, is it possible? Yes, Emil Nolde shared the views of the notorious far right party till the last, while his art finally became a victim of the regime. The exhibition features more than 100 expressionist works by Emil Nolde, including those that have never been presented before. Considered to be degenerate at the time, Nolde’s art seeks to be reinterpreted today within the context of the artist’s written memoir left to be disclosed. Emil Nolde. A German Legend promises to be interesting from both artistic and historical points of view, giving a better understanding of Nolde’s personality as a genius and a man.

What else to see: Summer of love: art, fashion, and rock and roll at the Palais Populaire; Gustave Caillebotte: Painter and Patron of Impressionism at the Alte Nationalgalerie


Vertigo. Op Art and a History of Deception 1520-1970 / mumok

Until October, 26 

There is hardly a person in the modern world that hasn’t heard of pop art. Unfortunately, the op art movement couldn’t claim the same — many good things haven’t been said about the art of optical illusions and it’s high time curators took care of that. Playing with our sense of sight, optical works (paintings, installations, films or computer generated art) draw us into delusions… and we seem to be asking for this! Though looking simple, this kind of art is a skillful game. And the best way to realize it is to subject yourself to its gorgeous vertigo, go, go effect. Better do it with mumok, coming to see a largest retrospective of the op art history there.

What else to see: Albrecht Dürer at the Albertina; Vienna Biennale for Change 2019 (various venues)


Shchukin. Biography of a Collection / The Pushkin State Museum
of Fine Arts (Main Building);

Until September, 15 

Occupying almost the whole space of the Museum, the new large-scale exhibition features paintings and sculptures from the private collection of the famous Russian arts patron Sergei Shchukin as well as his brothers Pyotr, Dmitry, and Ivan. The variety of masterpieces by such artists as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso together with some archival materials (more than 450 items, in total) offers the viewer an extensive view over the history of Modernist art starting from the late 19th century. It’s also worth mentioning that artworks have been reunited after a long separation — over the previous century paintings from the Shchukin Collection were exhibited at different venues in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and even Paris.

What else to see: Collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton: Selected Works at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Department of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art); Jaume Plensa at MMOMA


The 58th Venice Biennale / Giardini, Corderie, Arsenale

Until November, 24

Yes, one of the most exciting art shows of the year is still on the air — curated by Ralph Rugoff it runs under a gripping title May You Live In Interesting Times. What is certain about the 58th edition of the Biennale, it’s all about uncertainty, crisis, turning points in the history of arts and just civilization. For the record, la Biennale di Venezia dates back to far 1895. The event consists of different sectors such as Arts, Architecture, Cinema, Dance, Music, and Theatre and takes place at various exhibition spaces at a time. Don’t forget to check the website, in order to see the program and buy tickets in advance.

What else to see: Jannis Kounellis (curated by Germano Celant) at the Fondazione Prada Venezia; Baselitz – Academy at the Gallerie dell’Accademia

HAZERESIDENTs001 Group Exhibition

HAZERESIDENTs001 Group Exhibition

HAZEGALLERY is pleased to present its residents group exhibition from February 22 to March 03, 2019, featuring works by various visual artists from different disciplines including, Marcos Rodriguez Velo, Marat Mukhonkin,Ekaterina Nikolaeva aka Katya Wrapped, Anna Priakhina, Marlena Machnio, Marina Lioubaskina and Jevgenija Rybakova. On show is a composition of painting, fashion collages photography and video installation which focuses on the experience of the immaterial by dealing with matter.

Address & Time
HAZEGALLERY Bulowstrasse 11 10783 Berlin Germany
Saturday, February 22, 2019 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm.


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Marcos Rodriguez Velo


Art Exhibition 18 MARCH – 13 JUNE at GALERIA BRUKOWA

Exhibition by KRISTINA OKAN an award nominated international visual artist
Curated by Irina Rusinovich

Berlin, Germany —“SECRET GARDEN“, is a new exhibition by Russian born visual artist KRISTINA OKAN. The opening reception is scheduled to take place on WEDNESDAY the 18th of MARCH starting at 7:.00 pm at the GALERIA BRUKOWA, Lodz, POLAND. The art exhibition features artist’s ceramic, drawing and graphic works and will be on display until 13 June.

Kristina Okan is an award nominated international visual artist, born in Russia in 1991. Lives and works in Berlin and Moscow. Kristina obtained her Master of Arts Degree from Stroganov`s Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts in Moscow. Her art links include exhibitions and awards across Europe and Asia, including the UK, Italy, Greece, Germany, China. In her ceramic works, she uses mainly porcelain clay preserving the whiteness and purity of the material focusing on the sense of texture, translucent and opaque effect of the surface, while her drawings and graphic artworks conjoin the complexity of color interaction and transparency.

KRISTINA OKAN, the artist: “The language of abstract geometric forms in visual art is expressive and thought-provoking. In my artworks I challenge the viewer to find their own meaning, wake up feelings and emotions, associations and fantasies, which are more covert, carrying some secret and mystery. I see artwork not just as an object with concept behind–at first, it is a communication of a particular object with a particular viewer. Their private dialogue.
Inspired by Renaissance traditional still lives with theirs visual relish of objects I create sensual biomorphic shapes based on repetitive and fractal modules.

My ceramic works are made mainly of porcelain because of its unexampled and unique qualities as a clay body: its subtlety and fragility. Smooth surface quality refers to something mysterious which intrigues me. This special material is able to give you the sense of texture due to its pure whiteness, astonishing translucence and ability to take on fine details.

Contact info CURATOR : Irina Rusinovich Phone: +491746127171

The Artist Fair during the Basel-Art Week


Rhy Art Salon Basel,

The Artist Fair during the Basel-Art Week

Rhy Art Salon Basel 2020 – the Artist Fair during the Basel-Art Week

Positions of Contemporary Art – 5th edition
RHY ART SALON is an international exhibition of contemporary art during the Basel Art Week in June.

Contemporary Artist Positions – 5th edition
June 18 – 21, 2020
Rhypark, Basel / Switzerland

Art Salon:
Rhy Art Salon Basel is a young, fresh event for artists as well as a public exhibition during the Basel Art Week in June. Current and international positions in contemporary art are presented in a stylish setting.
Works of all contemporary art styles will be presented on a compact area with innovative subjects and in perfect technical quality: photography, digital art, graphics, painting, sculpture and installations.
The artists are present during the event and personally introduce their works, which have been created with passion and precision.
The purpose of the event is communication, trade and contact with the public, the purchase of artworks is possible.

Art Week Basel:
Basel becomes the world’s largest temporary museum during the third week of June. Art Basel, the most important trade fair of the international art market, takes place here. The numerous parallel fairs and exhibitions also offer contemporary art of the finest quality. Basel Art Week brings together gallery owners, artists, collectors, curators and many celebrities from the cultural scene.
A lot is happening not only at the fairground, but also on the Grossbasel side in the Quartier St.Johann. After RHY ART had already opened up the terrain in 2015, further international exhibitions and art fairs are now settling in Basel-St.Johann.

Venue: Rhypark:
The hall of the Rhypark Basel is a hall with lots of daylight and a large window front directly onto the banks of the Rhine. The new Rhine bank route through the three-country triangle (Switzerland, Germany, France) leads directly along the Rhypark.
From the Art Basel exhibition ground there is a direct tram line to Rhypark (tram 14 or 21, 5 stops to ‘Novartis Campus’). There is also a direct tram line from Basel-SBB main station (tram 1 in only 15 minutes). The Rhypark can be reached from the international airport EuroAirport in 20 minutes (bus 50, then tram 1).

Tweet: @rhyartfairbasel


Rhy Art Salon Basel 2020

Muelhauserstrasse 17
CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
Tram 1 or 14, stop „Novartis Campus“
Tram 11, stop “ Muelhauserstrasse“

Opening hours:
Thursday, June 18: 3 – 8 pm
Friday, June 19: 12 – 7 pm
Saturday, June 20: 12 – 7 pm
Sunday, June 21: 12 – 6 pm

Entry fees:
Day ticket: CHF/Euro 15.00
Day ticket: CHF/Euro 10.00 (students)
Children until 16: free
Free admission for VIP cardholders
Free entry for ticket holders of Art Basel, Liste, Scope and Volta
Free entry with Museums-PASS-Musées and Swiss Museumspass

Tram no. 1, 14 or 21 to stop „Novartis Campus“
Tram no. 11 to stop „Muelhauserstrasse“
from Central Station Basel SBB with Tram no. 1 or no. 11
from Messeplatz / Art Basel-fairground: 6 minutes with Tram no. 14 or 21
from international EuroAirport in 20 minutes with Bus no. 50 to stop „Kannenfeldplatz“, change to Tram no. 1
City-Parking (Universitaetsspital) on the ‘Mittlerer Bruecke’ (old town), approx. 10 min. footpath via Rhine promenade
On location Rhypark, no parking is available
St. Johann Ferry „Ueli“ to ‘Kleinbasel’ directly in front of the Rhypark

HAZEGALLERY | Group Exhibition | Fashion & ART | 19.03 – 05.04.2020


HAZEGALLERY is pleased to announce a new group exhibition «Fashion & Art»  featuring works by various visual artists from different disciplines including, Daria Zaseda, Eugenia Yashva, Taja Spasskova,  Claudia Araujo, Braggio Marta, Katya Derksen, Georgy IL  and Alina Gross, who in their own unique way  exposing the wondeful and the whole point of their creations.

Address & Time

Bulowstrasse 11
10783  Berlin
Vernissage: Thursday 19, March, 19:00 bis 22:00
Exhibition period: Friday , 20 . March  – Sunday , o5. April 2020