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Damien Hirst
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Centre Pompidou-Metz presents "1917"
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Tate Modern: Exhibition
4 April – 9 September 2012

26 May –24 September 2012
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This is the first substantial survey of his work in a British institution and brings together key works from over twenty years.

The exhibition includes iconic sculptures from his Natural History series, including The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living 1991, in which he suspended a shark in formaldehyde.

Also included are vitrines such as A Thousand Years from 1990, medicine cabinets, pill cabinets and instrument cabinets in addition to seminal paintings made throughout his career using butterflies and flies as well as spots and spins. 
Multidisciplinary exhibition that investigates the fundamental question of artistic creation in wartime.

Originating with Picasso’s creation of his largest work, the stage curtain for the ballet "Parade", in 1917, the exhibition examines artistic production of that crucial year in light of historical facts and their impacts on the lives of the artists.

"1917" offers an instant view of every field of creativity during this year of the First World War. 
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DAVID WEISS
ROY LICHTENSTEIN TAKING OVER PARIS, LONDON, WASHINGTON
1946-2012 2 MAY - 3 SEPTEMBER 2012
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David Weiss of the artist duo Fischli/Weiss has died at age 66.

Weiss’s New York gallery Matthew Marks confirmed the news. The gallery’s director said that he had been undergoing treatment for cancer since last September.

Fischli/Weiss began collaborating in 1979 and are best known for their 1987 work, The Way Things Go, a piece involving a chain reaction of objects. Weiss lived and worked in Zurich.
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The Art Institute of Chicago, in partnership with TATE Modern of London, will display a great retrospective of American artist Roy Lichtenstein's work.

More than 160 works were brought together for the occasion. The exhibition, simply entitled "Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective", tackles the immediately recognizable great classics of Pop Art and also a less known  part of the artist's work with drawings, paintings and sculptures truly making Lichenstein's signature
   
   
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Stay tuned... Open Concept Gallery is stirring up a new program about the art market. Beginning this fall, we will host mARTini: Art Talks, a speaker series featuring fresh presentations on issues in the art world at Grand Rapids University Club.
Part dinner lecture, part salon-style discussion, each month will offer an opportunity to meet other contemporary art professionals and quench the thirst for engaging interactions. 

University Club Grand Rapids, 111 Lyon St. NW, Grand Rapids Michigan 49503
For more information contact us : info@openconceptgallery.org

 
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