Traveling through the World of Art Foundations


15 February  2023
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Today, the 15th of April, in line with World Art Day, promoting awareness of creative activity worldwide, we send you this newsletter to celebrate 5 wonderful and very different exhibitions worldwide, as this first overview of Maurizio Cattelan’s work at the Leeum Museum for Art in Seoul (KR); Eva Jospin’s ‘Panorama’ at the Fondation Thalie in Brussels (BE), about  projects of the Heaterwick Art Studio at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (JP); Marc Chagall’s “World in Turmoil” at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Sandvika (NO) and finally ‘The Nature of Things’ about relationships between people, art, and environments at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis (MO, US).

LEEUM Museum of Art (KR)

Untitled, 2001, Platinum silicone, epoxy fiberglass, stainless steel, human hair, clothing,
Dimensions Variable, Courtesy Maurizio Cattelan, Photo Kim Kyoungtae.


Leeum Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea recently opened ‘WE’, a solo exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan (b. 1960), comprising of 38 works from the three decades since his emergence in the 1990s that embody the Italian artist’s deadpan humor, defiance, and provocation.This is the largest survey of his oeuvre since his 2011 retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Read more…..




Fondation Thalie (BE)



The exhibition ‘Panorama‘ at The Fondation Thalie in Brussels (BE) is presenting the French artist Eva Jospin (b. 1975), inviting viewers to take a poetic stroll through the artist’s sculptural work: a call to daydream with philosophic accents of Jean-Jacques Rousseau between fragments of landscapes and fantastical architectural elements. In the artist’s adept hands, works of man and nature come together, like the Balcony from which the carefully crafted ironworks are adorned with finely cut lianas to the Grotto of cardboard that jointly summons the imaginary of the architectural folie and 18th-century landscaped gardens. Read more….

Mori Art Museum (JP)

Ill: Little Island, 2021, New York, photo: Timothy Schenck


The Mori Art Museum in Tokyo is the first one in Japan to showcase twenty-eight major projects in ‘Heatherwick Studio: Building Soulfulness’. Established in 1994 in London, Heatherwick Studio has undertaken innovative projects in many cities including New York, Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, evolving to become one of the most closely-watched design teams in the world.

Can the sprawling buildings and urban spaces that make our cities and towns also be imbued with this soulfulness? This is a question that often forms the starting points for a project at Heatherwick Studio.



 Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (NO)

     Ill: Marc Chagall, Around Her, 1945, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne/Centre de création     industrielle, Gift of the artist, 1953, Photo: CNAC-MNAM/Philippe Migeat © BONO / Chagall ®


The exhibition ’Marc Chagall, “World in Turmoil”’ at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Sandvika, Norway comprises over fifty paintings and works on paper, presenting important works from the 1930s, a period when Chagall focused more and more on the Jewish world and turned towards allegorical and biblical themes.

The exhibition also gives the public a unique opportunity to experience Chagall as a costume designer, through eight of the costumes he designed for the ballet “Aleko” (1942) while he was living in exile in the USA.

Read more…

Pulitzer Art Foundation (US)

Ill: Dish with a Bird, Spain, Manises, 1430-1450 Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) Diameter: 14in. (35.56cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, William Randolph Hearst Collection (50.7.2)

What does it take to make a work of art? What are its environmental impacts? How does the natural world shape artistic practices? And what did this mean in the Middle Ages?
The Nature of Things‘ at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St Louis, MO, US highlights the links between artmaking and the environment in the later medieval era. It is the first museum exhibition to examine medieval objects (sculptures, textiles and books made between 1100-1550) through this lens, offering new ways of thinking about the relationships between people, art, and environments.




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