Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
This spring Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors will open at the AGO allowing a first close look and providing visitors with the unique opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once, alongside large-scale, whimsical installations. This is a rare opportunity to celebrate a living artist whose radical yet playful vision has had an amazing influence on art, design and contemporary culture throughout her decades of work. Yayoi Kusama, who, at this stage of her career, is a worldwide phenomenon, has the ability to inspire audiences of all ages with the power of her art. We will explore the life and work of this fascinating world renowned artist
March 13, 20, Tuesdays, 1.00-3.00PM, 2 weeks
Giacometti: Pure Presence
Giacometti is rightly regarded as one of the most important and distinctive artists of the twentieth century. Like Pablo Picasso, that other giant of modernism, Giacometti's art spans painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. He was a restless innovator who created some of the most iconic and recognizable works of art of the twentieth century. However unlike Picasso whose work is well known and celebrated , certain important aspects of Giacometti's art remain unexplored and underestimated in particular his portraits.
Two important exhibitions in London in the last couple of years have highlighted the work and life of this incredibly gifted artist whose 'portraits are an evocation of what Jean Paul Sartre described as the ' pure presence' of a human being'. We will explore the fascinating legacy of Giacometti life's work.
We will explore the fascinating legacy of Giacometti life's work, his daily interactions with the who and who of his time (Jean Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Jean Genet and many others) and his struggles of "mediating between nothingness and being" and how his work influenced a new generation of contemporary sculptors.
April 24 - May 8, Tuesdays, 1.00-3.00PM, 3 weeks
Chaim Soutine: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys and David Hockney: British Icon of Modernity
On first glance David Hockney’s and Chaim Soutine’s work is worlds apart and markedly different in style however both shared a passion of capturing humanity on canvas each in his own distinctive style. We will look at the life and art of these two brilliant men.
An important exhibition at the Courtauld Institute in London ( Fall 2017- Winter 2018) demonstrates the artist's affinity with the marginalized workers , the pâtissiers, chefs, butchers, waiters, grooms, valets, bellhops and chambermaids of France’s grand hotels and restaurants in the boom years between the wars. Soutine, was in sympathy with the servants of the great hotels. Like him, many of them were immigrants (‘There is hardly such a thing as a French waiter in Paris,’ wrote Orwell) in search of a better life — the Parisian dream. Chaïm Soutine (1893–1943) was born in poverty in Smilovitchi, a shtetl in Lithuania, part of the Pale of Settlement — the provinces in czarist Russia to which Jewish families were confined by imperial decree. In Paris to study art in the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris he shared a room with Amedeo Modigliani at La Ruche — ‘The Beehive’. We will cover his fascinating life story and the expressive power of his art with a particular focus on his portraits.
As David Hockney approaches his 80th birthday, he continues to change his style and ways of working, embracing new technologies as he goes. From his portraits and images of Los Angeles swimming pools, through to his drawings and photography, Yorkshire landscapes and most recent paintings- the breadth and innovation in David Hockney's career has been put together in an exhibition in London Tate Britain last spring now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, celebrating his achievements in a wide range of disciplines over six decades.
May 22 - June 19, Tuesdays, 1.00-3.00PM, 5 weeks
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