Art musts of the week: 13 - 20 February 2014

February 20, 2014

What You must read : a book on the most influential exhibitions in contemporary art!

Art critic, writer and curator Jens Hoffman has decided to compile the 5O most important exhibitions of contemporary art since the 90s. Hoffman defines as influential any art show that has changed the arts of today by triggering aesthetic revolutions, revealing new talents or introducing innovating curatorial ideas. The 256 page- long book is divided in 9 subsections, each describing the selected exhibitions’ contribution to art history, such as : “new forms”, “tomorrow talents today”, etc. This is the perfect book to complete your contemporary art culture and comprehend the stakes of today’s and tomorrow’s art scene!

Show Time,  Jens Hoffman, Distributed Art Publishers, 2014

What you must have : Arty meals with porcelain plates designed by artists.

For its 150th birthday, Bernardeau, the porcelain manufacturer has asked to no less than ten artists to design a series of plates for his porcelain collection “collectors”, those include : film director David Lynch, plastic artists Jeff Koons and Prune Nourry and Jr, contemporary artist Sarkis, etc. Each signed collection is original, different and very personal: it’s a visual delight for the art amateur’s palate.

To discover the whole collection, go to  : http://bernardaud150.com/

What you must see: Who stole my ads? Daily Art to embellish French citizens’ routine

It’s the internet buzz that you cannot miss : you’ve dreamed of it, Etienne Lavie did it : replace advertisements by works of art. A simple yet witty way to transform the urban scenery and frenzy rhythm of Paris into a calm and insightful voyage into art history. If you want to escape consumerism for one minute or two, go visit : http://etiennelavie.fr/

 



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