Gilbert & George and Liu Wei Open Museum Shows in Europe
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM) presents a major exhibition of the art of Gilbert & George. Forty-six historical and recent pictures tracing more than 40 years of creation will be shown in a presentation designed by the artists on the three floors of Villa Paloma. This unique exhibition comprises pictures from a single private collection of a family based in Monaco. The works fall into a theme repeatedly addressed by the NMNM, that of a "built" landscape, subject of analysis and interpretation for a society that constantly changes. Through this selection, each viewer will see how the art of Gilbert & George comprises both a world of its own - intense, frightening, lonely, loving, abject, joyous, struggling, defiant, crazed, still, contemplative, vertiginous, desiring, modern - and a view of the past, present, and future world.
Gilbert & George Art Exhibition
June 14-November 2, 2014
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco -Villa Paloma
Sensory Spaces is a series of commissioned solo projects in which artists are invited to respond to the architectural qualities of the space, emphasizing notions of transformation and surprise. The work of artist Liu Wei deals with China's rapid modernization and urban growth. Addressing the power structures and dynamism of urban society, he uses the physical materials from which the city is built, placing enlarged elements that are both building blocks and sculptures in the exhibition space. They refer to construction, decay, possibilities, and utopias. Their scale and materiality also enter into a dialogue with the museum's concrete architecture. Liu Wei is the fourth artist invited to participate in the museum's Sensory Spaces exhibition series.
Sensory Spaces 4 - Liu Wei
June 14-September 28, 2014
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Rotterdam, The Netherlands