16 November 2022

Women Making Modernism A Revisionist History – Royal Academy – Sue Hubbard

The title ‘Making Modernism’ implies that the artists included in this Royal Academy exhibition were at the forefront of the avant-garde. That they were an essential component in breaking the boundaries of 19th-century academic art for new freedoms. They would probably be very surprised to find themselves seen thus. It has taken more than a century for their importance to be re-evaluated and appreciated. Why? Because they were women.

3 June 2021

Gertrude Stein And The Birth Of Modernism Explored At Nahmad Projects

Gertrude Stein: a rose is a rose is a rose, a homage to the iconic author’s role as patron, critic, and friend to the creative pioneers who paved the way to Modernism

7 November 2016

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French Modernist Designer And Architect Pierre Chareau Celebrated In New York Exhibition

The first U.S. exhibition focused on French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) has opened in New York.

20 December 2014

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Jeremy Deller Explores Warhol, Morris And The Factory

In 1986 a young Jeremy Deller took up an invitation from Andy Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. Deller was an art history graduate

15 February 2012

Mondrian And Nicholson Square Up At Courtauld

Mondrian//Nicholson: In Parallel @ Courtauld Gallery – REVIEW The two modernist painters Piet Mondrian – one of world’s most celebrated 20th century artists –, and our very own Ben Nicholson – a key figure in British art history – are an obvious pairing. Both artists (during the 1930s and 40s, at least) were leading exponents […]

28 January 2012

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New York Design Fair Organisers At War

PAD vs SAD In Battle Over Domination of Manhattan’s Lucrative Design Market Pavilion of Art & Design New York, the French organised fair that showcased at the Armory in Manhattan last November will not be returning to the Park Avenue Armory this autumn. The replacement fair was a lifeline to the tired ‘Modernism’ Fair which […]

3 January 2012

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Eva Zeisel Modernist Ceramic Pioneer Dies Aged 105

The groundbreaking Hungarian/American modernist ceramicist Eva Zeisel has died, aged 105,

21 September 2011

Postmodernism Pastiche and Subversion

Victoria & Albert Museum move on to the next chapter The V&A’s autumn show ‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990’ represents the climax of a  long-running series of exhibitions devoted to exploring the ‘style movements’ of the twentieth century. From Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, through Modernism and Post-war Modernism, we have now arrived […]