Art agenda: Italian fashion, Pilgrim/Roy quilts, Wang Gongxin

Friday, March 28th, 2014. Filed under: Art Beauty & Style Destinations Entertainment
"The Glamour of Italian Fashion": Valentino posing with models nearby Trevi Fountain. Rome, July 1967 ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Courtesy of The Art Archive / Mondadori Portfolio / Marisa Rastellini

“The Glamour of Italian Fashion”: Valentino posing with models nearby Trevi Fountain. Rome, July 1967
©Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Courtesy of The Art Archive / Mondadori Portfolio / Marisa Rastellini

(Relaxnews) – The V&A in London opens a display of Italian fashion spanning seven decades, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts exhibits the extensive Pilgrim/Roy Collection of quilts, and the National Gallery of Victoria opens an exhibit for Chinese video artist Wang Gongxin.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014
April 5 – July 27
The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Charting Italy’s rise from the rubble of a post-war era to bastion of luxury fashion houses, with 100 pieces from labels including Versace, Prada, D&G, Armani, Gucci and Valentino as well as picks from a selection of emerging star designers.

Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection
April 6 – July 27
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Vivid, colorful quilts from the oeuvre of Paul Pilgrim and Gerald Roy, with over 60 examples, including sections on variations and optical illusions. Running concurrently at the MFA are “Visiting Masterpieces: Caravaggio and Connoisseurship” and draft document exhibit “D is for Design.”

Wang Gongxin: Video Artist
April 11 – September 28
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

A 20-year veteran of the video art space, Gongxin explores social issues with a light touch; three works from the major Chinese artist — “The dinner table,” “Relating – It’s About YA,” and “Basic Colour” — are being made available to view for free for a five-and-a-half-month stretch at the NGV.

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
April 18 – Aug. 17
Perez Art Museum, Miami, USA

Two centuries of rare artworks, ranging from prints, photos and paintings to sculpture, films, and other installations, from the Haitian Revolution at the close of the 18th century up to the present day. High profile artists on display include Harlem’s Jacob Lawrence, influential Impressionist Camille Pissarro, Cuba’s distinctive Wifredo Lam, the avant-garde’s Amelia Peláez, and Venezuela’s Armando Reverón.

Art Monaco 2014
April 24-27
Forum Grimaldi, Monaco

With Colombia, Russia, Armenia and Israel welcomed as guest countries, Art Monaco mixes art, culture, glamour and the French Riviera. Highlighted artists include Malaysia’s Liu Cheng Hua, the Netherlands’ Mais, and Austria-based Anga Sterrenberg as well as master modern artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Paris Photo Los Angeles
April 25-27
Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles, USA

81 exhibitors, 69 international galleries, and 12 US publishers descend on Paramount’s New York Street Backlot in LA to host a weekend’s worth of photographic splendor. This year includes material from the LAPD archive, plus the two public Sound and Vision programs, The Conversations and The Screenings. A separate contemporary photography fair, Photo Independent, takes place at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood at the same time.


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