Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Europe

Visual arts – International

Top 10 Must-See Art Exhibitions Opening in Europe in July

by Nicholas Forrest • From major retrospectives to themed group shows, an impressive number of Europe’s top art institutions are presenting a wide variety of important exhibitions that offer a welcome distraction after Art Basel in Basel, the June London auctions, and the Brexit vote.

Visual arts – France

Dealer’s Notebook: Gisèle Croës and the Biennale des Antiquaires 2016

by Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop • Gisèle Croës explains her fascination with archaic Chinese bronzes, which started with her collecting habit as a child.

Visual arts – UK

Bloodiest Battle at Somme Commemorated in O’Donoghue Paintings in London

by Mark Beech • The Battle of the Somme ended with more than one million men wounded or killed. As one of the UK events to mark the battle’s centenary, Leighton House Museum is displaying the series “Seven Halts on The Somme.”

Architecture a& design – International

Summer Guide: 10 Design Exhibitions in Europe Not to Miss in July

by Jana Perkovic • Design and architecture are well represented in the rich European offering in July. In a year of excellent blockbuster retrospectives, there is also a strong selection of exhibitions small in size, but ambitious in scope.

Architecture & design – International

Contemporary Design From Belgium Breaks Through Globally

by Jana Perkovic • What is it with Belgium and collectible design? At the recent Design Miami/ Basel, it was impossible to overlook the abundance of Belgian galleries, showing everything from jewelry and ceramics, to Murano glass. Some seemed to be leading the way in contemporary design, with the youngest gallerists and edgiest new designs.

Performing arts – UK

REVIEW: Gordon Watson is ‘The Extraordinary Collector’ on the BBC

by Robert Michael Poole • “For the country’s super wealthy, there’s only one man to turn to, when it comes to good taste.” And that man is Gordon Watson, according to the BBC series “The Extraordinary Collector.”

Lifestyle/ food – Italy

The Mecene: Illy Adds a Dollop of Arts and Culture to its Coffee

by Pia Capelli • Andrea Illy, president of Illy, is the driving force behind the brand’s long-standing relationship with the art world.

Lifestyle/ fashion – France

Ralph & Russo, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rami Al Ali: The Best of Haute Couture Fall 2016

by Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop • The Best of Haute Couture Fall 2016 Naysayers have been predicting couture is in decline, but the jam-packed calendar of the Paris Couture Week for Fall 2016 attests otherwise: beyond the couturiers on the ‘official’ calendar of the Federation de la Haute Couture there were more than a dozen couturiers from around the world converging in Paris.

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