Julie Mehretu is an American contemporary visual artist, known for her multi-layered paintings of abstracted landscapes on a large scale. Her paintings, drawings, and prints depict the cumulative effects of urban sociopolitical changes. She is included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.
Louvre Abu Dhabi – Jean Nouvel
Designed by Pritzker-prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is a massive art and civilizations museum in the United Arab Emirates. The museum includes a permanent and a temporary gallery enriched by loans from notable French museums including Musee du Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and Centre Pompidou.
Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum was at the top of my list when I visited Amsterdam. I reserved a whole day to leisurely see it. As I entered a spectacular modern building by Gerrit Rietveld, Hans van Heeswijk, and Kisho Kurokawa I was wondering what would Van Gogh say if he has…
Chiharu Shiota – The Soul Trembles
Chiharu Shiota is a world-renowned Japanse performance and installation artist who is living in Berlin since 1997. Shiota puts the physical presence of the viewer at the core of her work by weaving yarn all around her performance and installations. The focus in her art is the transience of time…
Edward Hopper at Fondation Beyeler
Often when we think about Edward Hopper’s work, his lonely figures gazing through the widow come to our mind. During the coronavirus crisis, the international press and social media repeatedly referred to Edward Hopper as a painter for our times.
Pierre Soulages’ Outrenoir: Alchemy Of Black Light
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.
Cornelia Parker – I got lucky in Sydney
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.
Desert Rose by Jean Nouvel
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.
Iris Van Herpen – the Future is Now
Meeting Iris van Herpen at the High Museum of Art was one of the biggest pleasures along with experiencing her fascinating exhibition “Transforming Fashion”. I went four times to see it.
Chairs, Chairs, Chairs at the High Museum of Art
As a member of the High Museum, I often take my time to enjoy just a few works per visit. There are many wonderful pieces of iconic furniture exhibited as art; the Glass Chair by Shiro Kuramata stole my heart.
I Loved You at the First Dot – Yayoi Kusama
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.