Van Cleef & Arpels invites you to embark on a wondrous journey with its latest High Jewelry collection, Noah's Ark ("L’Arche de Noé racontée par Van Cleef & Arpels"), conceived and designed by Robert Wilson, which is being unveiled in Seoul for the first time.
Inspired by the legendary tale of Noah's Ark, the collection honors the animal kingdom with jewels depicting couples of mischievous monkeys, graceful swans, galloping horses, and exotic birds ready to take flight. Each piece pays homage to the wonders of nature and the Maison’s creativity and savoir-faire. Get ready to set sail into an enchanting world…
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March 31 - April 29, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays)
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The florescence of the arts in the Chinese Qing court rivaled that of Europe’s great kingdoms. This backdrop of opulence also served to affirm imperial power and prestige, and as stagecraft for the emperor’s leading role as “son of heaven.” “Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty” presents treasures from the museum’s renowned collection of Chinese art, including rare court costumes, jades, lacquers, paintings, and sculpture. Mia’s curator of Chinese art, Liu Yang, has collaborated with celebrated artist, director, and stage designer Robert Wilson to create an experiential exhibition that engages the senses and evokes the otherworldly, intoxicating—and even dangerous—world of the Qing court (1644–1912).
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10 September – 26 November 2017
Organized by Fondazione Berengo
Curated by Jean Blanchaert, Noah Khoshbin
Fondazione Berengo | Palazzo Franchetti | San Marco 2847, Venice
Following the success of its debut during The Venice Glass Week, Fondazione Berengo is proud and delighted to extend Robert Wilson in Glass until November 26th, in the context of GLASSTRESS 2017. This unique exhibition of glass artworks by the renowned stage director, designer and visual artist, is curated by Jean Blanchaert and Noah Khoshbin.
For the first time in Italy, Wilson’s glass artworks arrive in Venice, overlooking Murano, the Island of Glass that inspired these pieces. In fact, it was his encounter with the glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra that sparked Wilson’s passion for glass. At the beginning of the 90s, Tagliapietra was often in Marseille, at CIRVA (Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre et les Arts Plastiques), and that was where Wilson started producing glass. On display as a collateral project of GLASSTRESS 2017, Robert Wilson in Glass at the Fondazione Berengo includes a selection of his works, created from 1994 to 2005 at CIRVA.
Bowls, cylinders and domes, as well as inverted pyramids, lustrous and translucent, as well as dark and opaque, Wilson describes his experience with glass as a constant contradiction. Wilson says “I like ceramics but I much prefer glass because of its heaviness and lightness”. His glass pieces are the result of a subtle alliance of these contrasts.
From the theatrical stage to video projects, in every aspect of Robert Wilson’s oeuvre we can see a dreamlike environment of great visual and emotional impact derived from a very specific field: geometry. Glass is no exception. Curved lines express specific moments from Wilson’s life, made even more recognizable by the colours used. “They have memory”, says Wilson. The morning fog and condensation captured in the satin surfaces, the reflection of water, highlighted by flashes of metal, now occupy the beautiful spaces of Palazzo Franchetti, the stunning palace on the Grand Canal that is the official home of Fondazione Berengo and GLASSTRESS 2017.
ABOUT ROBERT WILSON
Robert “Bob” Wilson was born in 1941 in Waco, Texas. Stage director, designer and visual artist with a background in business administration and architecture, Wilson has been acclaimed as “the world’s foremost avant-garde ‘theater artist’.” With a career spanning almost five decades, he is known internationally for pushing the boundaries of every discipline he works in, which includes choreography, painting, sculpture, video art and sound design. He has collaborated with artists, writers, musicians and performers like Philip Glass, Marina Abramović, Willem Dafoe and Lady Gaga. Wilson has directed and designed operas for Teatro La Scala, Milan; the Metropolitan Opera, New York; and the Moscow Bolshoi, among many others. His visual works can be found in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, all New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Vitra Design Museum, to mention only the most important. Among his numerous awards, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion Award for Sculpture at the 45th Venice Biennale in 1993.
10 September – 26 November, 2017
Fondazione Berengo | Palazzo Franchetti
San Marco 2847, Venice
Daily 10:00am – 6:30pm
Ticket: Free entry with GLASSTRESS 2017 ticket
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"Robert Wilson is one of the rare artists who works across artistic media without being buoyed by one method of making. The process of creation transcends a single medium and instead finds outlet within the archetype of an opera, the architecture of a building, the stains in a watercolor drawing, the design of a chair, the choreography of a dance, the rhythm of a sonnet, or the multiple dynamics revealed in a Video Portrait.
While widely known for creating highly acclaimed theatrical pieces, Robert Wilson’s work is firmly rooted in the fine arts. His drawings, paintings and sculptures have been presented internationally in hundreds of solo and group showings. For Black and White Wilson will be presenting two video portraits and a selection of over 30 works on paper.
WORKS ON PAPER
Robert Wilson’s drawings are about time; the future, the present, the past.
Many of the drawings are about the time when a new or old theatrical production is being studied in advance of the production. They are the concrete or abstract visual representations that will inform what Wilson might or might not see as possible on the stage.The drawings can be specific to what Wilson envisions for that particular act, scene or interlude.
Another set of drawings might be made when the stage work is being physically created within the theater itself. These drawings might be about what Wilson sees or wants to see, or might not want to see on stage during rehearsals. They might be about what is happening that day, the next day, the previous day on the stage itself. The drawings tend to be a record of what the production is, was, or where it might be going.
Another set of drawings might be about the times when reflecting back on a production that has been. They are what Wilson remembers the work to be or wishes it was.
At all times Wilson’s drawings stand alone, independent from his theater. His drawings are works of art and his own theatrical associations are not necessary to speak of, can be a distraction, and as he says might get in the way of seeing clearly.
The video portraits act as a complete synthesis of all the media in the realm of Wilson’s art making – lighting, costume, make up, choreography, gesture, text, voice, set design, and narrative. The medium is HD video but the form blurs time-based cinematography with the frozen moment of still photography. As in the layering nature of Wilson’s creative process, the video portraits infuse references found in painting, sculpture, design, architecture, dance, theater, photography, television, film and contemporary culture. The final result on the HD monitor resembles a photograph, but on closer inspection reveals Wilson’s highly developed theatrical language."
Noah Khoshbin, Curator
The acclaimed Galerie Till Breckner in Düsseldorf, Germany, hosts an exhibition of works on paper and Video Portraits by Robert Wilson, celebrating the world première of his new production The Sandman at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf.
The works will be exhibited in two locations (walking distance from one another): Galerie Breckner (Altestadt 7) and the historic Ratinger Tor (Maximilian-Weyhe-Allee).
More information can be found here.
The Italian lamp design company SLAMP, manufacturer of Robert Wilson's dramatic "La Traviata" chandelier, presents their work at the Euroluce lighting exhibition during the "Salone del Mobile" in Milan. The installation of SLAMP products was also designed by Robert Wilson.
An installation of "La Traviata" chandeliers, designed by Robert Wilson for the Italian lampmaker SLAMP, is on display at the breathtaking Acropolis Museum (atrium, ground floor). The installation opened at the occasion of the documenta 14 in Athens. Access to the atrium is free of charge.
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François Laffanour presented Glass Works by Robert Wilson, from October 21st to November 19th 2016 at Galerie Downtown in Paris. This exhibition gathered a selection of glass artworks by Robert Wilson, made from 1994 to 2003 at the Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre et les Arts plastiques (CIRVA) in Marseille.
Gallery open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:30AM to 1PM and 2PM to 7PM
Robert Wilson's Video Portraits have been shown in the most prestigious museums around the world. This year, they will be part of the Video Biennial lichtsicht 5 in the town of Bad Rothenfelde, Germany. For the first time ever the Video Portraits will be projected on large surfaces outdoors in the spectacular setting of a giant salina. The lichtsicht 5 Biennial is curated by Peter Weibel, director of the ZKM Center for Arts and Media.
More information here (free admission)
Robert Wilson's unique Video Portraits of Lady Gaga series was first shown at the Musée du Louvre in the fall of 2013 and will be exhibited at Bernier/Eliades Gallery in Athens from March 9 through May 14, 2015. The exhibition is curated by Noah Khoshbin.
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Opening at the 21st annual Watermill Center gala benefit on July 26, 2014, the Video Portraits of Lady Gaga represent the recent work done by Robert Wilson, featuring Lady Gaga. These portraits originally opened at the Musée du Louvre in the fall of 2013.
Curated by Noah Khoshbin
July 26, 2014 through September 14, 2014 at The Watermill Center
There should be no definitions for design and art; there is a real need for unconventional ideas free from worn-out methods of expression and beyond the boundaries of disciplines. This is the way to enable world-shaking-ly fascinating works to see the light of day, which broaden horizons and break down barriers between fields, is it not?
Demonstrating that any classification is unnecessary for creations, the exhibition "Image-Makers" will certainly offer visitors an evocative experience, awaking a sense of wonder and innocent feelings of joy that they used to find as a child.
The exhibition will feature the works of great image-makers such as Jean-Paul Goude, Jun Miyake, ROBERT WILSON, David Lynch, Noritaka Tatehana and Photographer Hal. Their works - photographs, drawings, video installations and kinetic sculptures–as well as their creation processes, which have close links with the worlds of fashion, performance, design and cinema, will provide visitors with multiple perspectives, enabling them to embark on a journey into an imaginary world in a moment.
July 4 - October 5, 2014
Hours from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closed on Tuesdays (except September 23)
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This is the first exhibition in Slovakia of the work of Robert Wilson, famous theater director, designer and producer; it will feature a selection of his traveling Voom Portraits.
Wilson’s portraits, usually displayed in galleries and always in perfect arrangements, represent noteworthy examples of the classical genre with an upgrade by way of new digital technology. They can sparkle in a darkened gallery (as works of “high art”), illuminate rough city spaces (as light box advertisements), decorate living rooms or serve as themes for mobile phone applications. Of course, Wilson counts on this multi-functionality–however, perfect technological support is a must.
Wilson’s extravagant visual style is always saturated, full of impulses, strongly stylized, campy and kitschy, in its own way. And his Voom Portraits are no different. Their saturated beauty draws from the traditions of theater, film, music and visual art while remaining strongly digital and fully utilizing the means of expression of the new media. It is high-definition beauty, with graceful slow motion and ideal calibration.
Open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 8.00 pm. The Slovak Nation Gallery is closed on Mondays.
The Louvre Museum invites Robert Wilson, forty years after his entry on the French artistic scene with Deafman Glance. Living Rooms reproduces Wilson’s own living and work space in Watermill (USA) in a museum room. A rich program of performances, debates and screenings prolongs the exhibit.