MODERNISM.COM is very proud to be one of the sponsors of this wonderful EVENT!!!! This is the sixth annual show and takes place from March 21-24, 2013 at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, in the South End!!!
If you happen to be in Buenos Aires this weekend, it's a great place to go! The Tate and several other museums have sent representatives to purchase to add to their collections.
Here's the link: http://www.arteba.org/2013/
This Sunday's London highlights include the "triumphant return" to Lords Cricket Ground of The Midcentury Show, featuring over fifty dealers offering superlative examples of the finest in midcentury items. Hailed as a "brilliantly curated" and "a must-visit event for anyone seeking original mid-century design", Lords 2013 presents first-class dealers offering first-rate design classics from the finest names of the period. Early trade admission 9 am, thrifty enthusiasts and public 10am- 4pm. More info including maps and transport @ modernshows.com
Dickinson's Manhattan branch offers a jewel-box retrospective of Klee's work spanning the years 1918-1933, with an emphasis on the decade the artist spent at the Bauhaus School in Weimar and Dessau. In that cradle of modernism, Klee embodied the Bauhaus' synthesis of art, craft, and design by teaching classes as diverse as glass-painting and bookbinding while also producing his own work centered on graphic expression of color interaction. The gallery is located at 19 East 66 Street, more info at SimonDickinson.com (image: The Gate of the Night 1921, p.SD)
M.A.D. NYC is now showing AGAINST THE GRAIN: Wood in Contemporary Art,Craft, & Design, a multi-artist exhibit offering over 90 objects, furniture, sculpture and installations by 57 artists and designers who are bringing fresh creative energies and new postmodernist conceptual and technical strategies to woodworking. Recent works on display include Ai Wei Wei's 2008 "Grapes, Qing Dynasty", Wendell Castle's "Ghost", and "Thonet #18" by Matthias Pleissnig. Museum is at 2 Columbus Circle in Manhattan, more info at madmuseum.org. Pictured is Christopher Kurtz's "A(typical) Windsor Form.
LA SHRUGGED: Alas, another chance has passed to own used furniture of impeccably peculiar West Coast pedigree, after a Seattle auction house sold a pair of Gilbert Rohde lounge chairs that were formerly the property of No-Ted author and opinionator Ayn Rand. Alas, their history apparently went unremarked, or at least value-unadded, as the two chairs sold for $468, well below a pre-sale estimate of $600-800. What lessons in the workings of capitalism are revealed herein ? Hard to say- could be that Rand fans are all broke, or uninterested, or already sitting down.
The New York School of Interior Design presents Collecting Design, a 10-part seminar series headed by Daniella Ohad Smith that will examine the history and current state of 20th century design, with a specific interest in collecting and aspects of the marketplace. Periods covered will include Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Modernism, Mid-Century, Postwar, and American Studio. Dr.
In HIDDEN HEROES: The Genius of Everyday Things, the M.I.T Museum focuses on commonplace objects whose ubiquity and reliability have obscured their importance in the day-to-day life of the 21st century.Objects such as the tea bag, dowel, lightbulb, and zipper are highlighted here to demonstrate their on-going conceptual and economic importance.