Social distancing is the new expression and the world is now as we never imagined it would be. We are abstaining from touch and are isolated in our own homes all around the world to protect the community. Globally, we are affected by the same experience as we battle COVID-19 together. There is an enormous understanding and compassion between us.
Until recently, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall were the only two artists in history who were honored with their respective solo exhibitions at Louvre Museum in Paris during their lifetime. In December 2019, these illustrious names were joined by another- Pierre Soulages. It was celebration of the remarkable career and his 100th birthday.
One of the most important artists working today, Cornelia Parker is known for her transformation of everyday objects into unexpected, haunting scenarios – things are exploded, shot, turned back to front and rearranged in often surprising ways. Her subjects hang at the very moment of their transformation, suspended in time and completely still.
Jean Nouvel is one of the marvelous architects whose work I admire. Finally, I got the opportunity to see his latest museum project in Doha. I remember I was riding in a taxi when I laid my eyes on the National Museum of Qatar. The locals affectionately call Jean Nouvel’s magnificent architecture the Desert Rose.
For many years, I have followed work of performance artist Marina Abramovic and had a pleasure of meeting her in Atlanta. Andrej Vidovic, joins me with the captivating review of Abramovic’s lectures in the latest exhibition “The Cleaner.” The Belgrade exhibition holds unique significance because of the artist’s return to her estranged place of birth.
I was first aware of Fabien Prioville, as a dancer, through Wim Wenders award-winning documentary “Pina”. He was also in Pedro Almodovar’s opening dance scene for “Talk to her” choreographed by Pina Bausch. Over the last 10 years, Fabien has been choreographing compelling contemporary works with his own fabien prioville dance company.
Trench coats are one of my more unique passions. Why and how that passion started is a bit of a mystery. Perhaps, watching many French films – by Éric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnes Varda, Jacques Rivette – during college days had something to do with it. For me, they have that quintessential French “Je ne sais quoi.”
Yayoi Kusama’s exhibitions are always exciting and breathtaking. From paintings to sculptures and infinity rooms, her artwork captivates. Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation mediums but is also active in painting, performance, film, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other art forms.
Heddy Honigmann makes movies that have heart and soul. There are always questions within her movies that push you to ask questions within yourself. She’s driven by humanity, empowering the viewer and her movie subjects, and how to be the best version of ourselves. Something in her stories, no matter…