A brush with the Russian avant-garde
From 1910 to 1920, the Russian avant-garde reached its zenith. New artistic schools emerged at a rapid pace and all competed with each other through extremely diverse artworks. At this exhibition in Vienna, 130 pieces are on display, from masters such as Kazimir Malevich, Marc Chagall, Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov. It also charts the avant-garde’s progression from primitivism – which celebrated cultures outside of the West – to suprematism, a geometric movement as seen in the work of Malevich. Chagall to Malevich: the Russian Avant-Gardes runs at the Albertina until June 26. For more information visit www.albertina.at.
New Issey Miyake exhibition unfolds in Tokyo
With a look that manages to be both futuristic and somehow timeless, the career of Japanese clothing designer Issey Miyake continues to impress. This exhibition in Tokyo takes a broad look at his 45-year career, from the 1970s to today. Highlights of the show include a row of mannequins that are made from 365 panels of laser-cut paper; a machine manned by two people that shows how his renowned pleats are made; and pieces from his acclaimed shows in the 1980s. Also part of the exhibition are video presentations and interactive displays for children. Miyake Issey Exhibition: The Work of Issey Miyake runs at the National Art Centre in the Japanese capital until June 13. For more information visit www.nact.jp.
Take the opportunity to visit Art Dubai
Saturday marks the last chance to visit one of the region’s most successful art fairs which is celebrating its 10th edition this year. Art Dubai has attracted 94 galleries from more than 40 countries, including top European and US galleries, as well as commissioned work from the fair’s resident artists who have created public works in response to the city’s historic Al Fahidi district. Highlights include work by Joan Miró and David Hockney, as well as the smaller regional galleries which are showcasing rising Arab stars. Don’t miss a collection of works by Iran-born Maliheh Afnan, young Pakistani artist Fahd Burki and works by young Saudi artists being shown by Athr gallery, Jeddah. For more information, visit www.artdubai.ae.
Source: art & life