The first Salon de la Rose+Croix was organised in 1892 by Josephin Peladan focussing on mystical symbolist art. It became an annual event, featuring artists from all over Europe. The exhibition at the Guggenheim showcases a selection of the artists, and aims to explore the era and its art, with accompanying historical documents and a musical component as well, including pieces by Erik Satie.
“Mystical Symbolism provides an opportunity to explore the diverse and sometimes opposing concepts that informed Symbolism in the 1890s. Hinging on central artworks shown at each Salon, the exhibition will tease out seminal tropes, such as the role of Orpheus, adulation of the 15th-century early Renaissance Italian painters known as the Primitives, and the cult of personality that developed around figures including Richard Wagner and Péladan himself. Accompanied by historical documents and set in galleries adorned with lush furnishings, the exhibition ” Kris Parker
This exhibition looks back at a series of Symbolist salons and conveys the spirit of the Salon experience with a musical component by Erik Satie and others underscores the key role occupied by composers for the movement.
June 30 to October 4 2017
While there is a tendency to think of the Sixties as a whole unified decade, in terms of fashion it must, in fact, be viewed as two separate and quite distinct parts , with the early years clinging doggedly on to modifications of Fifties styles and the later years exploding into the wild fashion frenzy for which the decade is possibly best remembered.
The 1960s was an important decade for fashion because it was the first time in history that clothing was geared towards the youth market; and featured a wide number of diversified trends. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the period.
The emerging hippies rejected the dictates of French high fashion, opting instead to draw on a range of influences to create their own eclectic and highly individual looks!
Travel back to the late 1960s/early 1970s with curator Lauren Whitley of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to explore the era’s freewheeling fun fashions in celebration of MAD’s exhibition Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture.
Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern progressive and independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public person
Georgia O’Keeffe was an American painter who created innovative impressionist images that challenged perceptions and evolved constantly throughout her career.
Though it may be the most recognizable style of O’Keefe’s that collected the large price, her varied body of work shows much more variety than the one style she’s most known for. Within her work and life, O’Keeffe was unapologetically true to her own vision. When she did attempt to supersede her intuition to complete hired work, she became troubled and always retreated back to what felt familiar and natural. She remains one of the most important and innovative artists of the twentieth century.
The exhibition, now in its final weeks, expands our understanding of O’Keeffe by focusing on her wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to be in charge of how the world understood her identity and artistic values.
Closing July 23, 2017
Go and buy your tickets!
Located at the epicenter of the music scene that saw punk bands rise, the Art on a Gallery is showcasing ” The wendigo 2nd Annual Summer Group show” an exhibition in the Lower East side that is supporting local and emerging artists in all media that have a certain edge to their work.
The HAD Professor Sue Karnet, a painter, sculptor and designer, has been exhibiting her artwork for many years in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Now, she is presenting her recent work “Metaphysical Realism”.
For this, Karnet explores methods of communicating ideas about perception through time and space, by using a technique that leaves the residue of previous layers, creating a palimpsest to be decoded by the viewer.
Thurs, 07/13/2017, 6-8PM
For more information, visit artonagallery.com.