Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Europe Edition

Visual arts – UK

Da Vinci Drawings, Ai Weiwei Selfies: 10 Exhibitions to See in the UK This Week (August 8-14)

by Samuel Spencer • With the summer holidays in full swing, there is a strong impulse to get away from the kids and have some quiet moments, perhaps with fantastic art thrown in the mix. Fortunately, galleries and museums across the UK have got you covered.

Visual arts – Germany

Yayoi Kusama Illustrations Redefine ‘The Little Mermaid’

by Nicholas Forrest • Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art has launched a new edition of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” (1837) with illustrations by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Visual arts – UK

Francisco de Zurbarán Masterpieces to be Exhibited in the US

by Nicholas Forrest • Auckland Castle in County Durham is sending a major group of paintings by the 17th-century Spanish master Francisco de Zurbarán to the US for the first time, to be studied and exhibited while the Castle undergoes a multimillion-pound refurbishment.

Visual arts – France

Datebook: ‘Rembrandt in Confidence’ at Musée Jacquemart-André

by Blouin Artinfo • Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris will present "Rembrandt in Confidence," showcasing works by the Dutch master, from September 16, 2016 through January 23, 2017. Rembrandt was one of the greatest artists of his era, and excelled in painting, engraving, and drawing.

Visual arts – France

Art from Joaquin Sorolla’s Seminal Paris Years in Giverny

by Nicholas Forrest • Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) – the “master of light” – exhibited in Paris for the first time in 1906 at Galerie Georges Petit, which specialized in the work of the Impressionists.

Architecture & design – germany

Brighton Launches World’s Tallest Moving Observation Tower by Marks Barfield Architects

by Lisa Contag • British seaside-resort Brighton has a spectacular and vertigo-inducing new attraction on its storied West Pier: the British Airways i360, a 162 meter tower with a mobile glass observation pod.

Performing arts – UK

David Bowie, Radiohead Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

by Mark Beech • Albums by the late David Bowie and Radiohead are among those nominated for Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize for music. Bowie’s “Blackstar” album – released just days before his death – is his third nomination for the prize, while Radiohead earned its fifth nomination, though neither has won previously.

Performing arts – international

Interview: Jon Regen on Tackling US Election, Terror, Gun Violence in Internet Hit Song

by Mark Beech • Jon Regen is no stranger to the power of the pop song. The New York-based singer, songwriter, and pianist has released critically acclaimed albums independently, written songs with hit makers like Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) and Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift), and recorded with artists like Andy Summers of the Police and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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