Elegance is a synonym for beauty that has come to acquire the additional connotations of unusual effectiveness and simplicity. It is frequently used as a standard of tastefulness particularly in the areas of visual design, decoration, the sciences, and the esthetics of mathematics. Elegant things exhibit refined grace and dignified propriety.
The current competition theme is "The elegance
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No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia
Mixed-media | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, United-States | Friday 22 February 2013 - Wednesday 22 May 2013
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York will present No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, the inaugural exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. The exhibition features work by 22 artists and collectives representing some of the most compelling and innovative voices in South and Southeast Asia today. First Exhibition in the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative Presents Works by Artists From Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Truth and Distortion
Photography | ATLAS Gallery, London, United-Kingdom | Thursday 11 April 2013 - Saturday 25 May 2013
Images from a single-owner collection of over 400 signed prints by Hungarian photographer André Kertész, originally acquired by the current owner from his long standing assistant Nicolas Ducrot over 20 years ago, will go on display at ATLAS Gallery on 11th April 2013.
Painting | The Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland | Sunday 27 January 2013 - Sunday 26 May 2013
The Fondation Beyeler is the first Swiss museum to present a comprehensive exhibition of the late work of Ferdinand Hodler. It is in these final years of his career that Hodler’s international significance for modern art becomes clearly visible.The entire cosmos of images created by the Swiss artist over the course of his career is laid out in some 80 pictures, whereby we have concentrated upon the works of the last five years of his life, when Hodler – by now well-known and highly successful – returned again to the major themes of his life.
Life in the City of Berlin. Photographs 1919 - 1933
Photography | Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, United-Kingdom | Friday 5 April 2013 - Sunday 26 May 2013
Street Level will open an international touring exhibition of historic photographs by Willy Römer. Romer was a Berlin-based photojournalist whose work documented not only the tumultuous political events of his era – the November Revolution, the abdication of the Emperor, the Spartacist Uprising, mass demonstrations and workers' strikes, the rise of Nazi militias – but also everyday life in the streets and backyards of Berlin. His photo agency Phototek Römer & Bernstein was one of the leading photo agencies of the Weimar Republic and was closed down by the Nazis in 1935.
Photography | The National Gallery, London, United-Kingdom | Tuesday 1 January 2013 - Monday 27 May 2013
Man Ray Portraits is the first major museum retrospective of this innovative and influential artist’s photographic portraits. Focusing on his career in America and Paris between 1916 and 1968, the exhibition highlights Man Ray’s central position among the leading artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements and the significant range of contemporaries, celebrities, friends and lovers that he captured: from Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso to Kiki de Montparnasse, Lee Miller and Catherine Deneuve.
Photography | CAMERA WORK Gallery, Berlin, Germany | Saturday 9 February 2013 - Saturday 1 June 2013
CAMERA WORK is pleased to present the solo exhibition of the photographer Michel Comte, starting on March 9, 2013. With more than 100 photographs the gallery gives an extensive insight into Michel Comte’s impressive artistic accomplishment. He is considered one of the most significant contemporary fashion and society photographers. His individual visual aesthetics characterized the 90’s and until today mostly influenced fashion photography.
The Spirit of Women
Photography | °CLAIR Galerie, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France | Friday 10 May 2013 - Saturday 1 June 2013
Beauty is a question of vision, thoughts, feelings. It is more than a fad, more than an unwritten rule - it is always changing. The viewer discovers it at an unspecified moment by sudden impulse, in the quiet movement of an eyelid, the hint of a smile. The photographer surprises her, capturing her to give her what she lacks: eternity.
Oil boom, Delta burns
Photography | International Slavery Museum, Liverpool, United-Kingdom | Friday 15 June 2012 - Sunday 2 June 2013
Internationally-acclaimed Nigerian photographer George Osodi has spent more than six years documenting the injustices occurring in the Niger Delta, a region rich in natural resources and beauty.
Architecture | Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, United-States | Saturday 16 February 2013 - Sunday 2 June 2013
Architect Lebbeus Woods (1940-2012) dedicated his career to probing architecture's potential to transform the individual and the collective. His visionary drawings depict places of free thought, sometimes in identifiable locations destroyed by war or natural disaster, but often in future cities. Woods, who sadly passed away last year as planning for this exhibition was under way, had an enormous influence on the field of architecture over the past three decades, and yet the built structures to his name are few.
Photography | Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, United-States | Saturday 9 March 2013 - Sunday 2 June 2013
The first retrospective in 25 years of work by artist Garry Winogrand (1928–1984)—the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s—will debut at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) from March 9 through June 2, 2013. Jointly organized by SFMOMA and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Garry Winogrand brings together the artist's most iconic images with newly printed photographs from his largely unexamined archive of late work, offering a rigorous overview of Winogrand's complete working life and revealing for the first time the full sweep of his career.
Photography | Albertina, Vienna, Austria | Friday 1 March 2013 - Sunday 2 June 2013
The landscape photographs by the US-American Lewis Baltz are characterized by deserted and frequently devastated peripheries. In 1970s, he revolutionized fine-art photography with motifs that had previously not been thought worth depicting, such as industrial buildings, suburban housing developments, and wasteland.
In the Flow of Time
Photography | Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany | Saturday 19 January 2013 - Sunday 16 June 2013
The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents the explosively colorful oeuvre of the American photographer Steve McCurry for the first time in a museum setting in Germany—in the series of pioneering photographers in which works by Man Ray, Brassaï, Edward Steichen and Henri Cartier-Bresson have already been shown.
Photography | Angelika Knäpper Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden | Thursday 16 May 2013 - Sunday 16 June 2013
"Slumberland" is Blomqvist’s fifth exhibition with Angelika Knäpper Gallery. The series consists of ten new works. This new series of images show sequences from a young boy’s nightly dreams, inspired by her son’s dreams and nightmares. Accompanied by a monster the boy views from a distance the wonders of civilization and great adventures.
Pokerface - Celebrities - Icebox
Photography | Galerie STP, Greifswald, Germany | Saturday 11 May 2013 - Saturday 22 June 2013
Ulvis Alberts first portrait photographs were of music legends like Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Garcia. Taken in the late '60s in Seattle, these pictures made him famous worldwide. His funny, bizarre and documentary photographs of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas followed in the 70s. Ice box show us the private world of stars of the 80s.
Photography | Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, United-States | Friday 10 May 2013 - Saturday 6 July 2013
Michael Kenna is undoubtedly one of the most exhibited and collected photographers working today. With a signature style all his own, Michael Kenna has achieved international recognition for his photographs, which have been exhibited throughout the world and are included in the permanent collections of most major museums. Kenna has proven time and again that his vision knows no boundaries. Whether working along the shores of South Korea, the Great Wall of China, mines in Germany or the gardens in France, Kenna seeks places of solitude, which speak volumes about humanity and the haunting beauty found in nature.
Photography | Jackson Fine-Art, Atlanta, United-States | Friday 19 April 2013 - Saturday 27 July 2013
Jackson Fine Art is honored to bring to Atlanta one of the most distinguished and influential photographers working today, Emmet Gowin. Gowin (a professor at Princeton from 1973-2010) have taught and cultivated many of the leading contemporary artists and photographers working today.
David Bowie is
Mixed-media | Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United-Kingdom | Saturday 23 March 2013 - Sunday 11 August 2013
The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie - one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. David Bowie is will explore the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades.
Shadow and Light
Photography | The Museum of Modern Art, New York, United-States | Wednesday 6 March 2013 - Monday 12 August 2013
Bill Brandt is a founding figure in photography’s modernist traditions, and this exhibition represents a major critical reevaluation of his heralded career. Brandt’s distinctive vision—his ability to present the mundane world as fresh and strange—emerged in London in the 1930s, and drew from his time in the Paris studio of Man Ray. His visual explorations of the society, landscape, and literature of England are indispensable to any understanding of photographic history and, arguably, to our understanding of life in Britain during the middle of the 20th century.
PUNK: Chaos to Couture
Mixed-media | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United-States | Thursday 9 May 2013 - Wednesday 14 August 2013
The Met's spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will examine punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols.
The Naked Truth and More Besides
Photography | Museum für Fotografie, Berlin, Germany | Friday 3 May 2013 - Sunday 25 August 2013
At the dawn of the last century, photographs of nudes could be found everywhere. The exhibition »The Naked Truth and More Besides« presents the astonishing diversity of photographic depictions of the disrobed human body that existed around this time. It was an age in which the foundations were laid for the development in the public domain of an extremely varied type of image, which, more than any other continues to inform the world in which we live today.