Art News: Picasso’s Peace and Freedom Exhibit and Galerie Kreo in London

26 Sep
2010

PICASSO’S PEACE AND FREEDOM EXHIBIT

Man passes a large photograph of Pablo Picasso at the Albertina Museum in Vienna September 21, 2010.

The exhibition Picasso: Peace and Freedom currently running through January 16, 2011, shows the twentieth century’s most important painter from a hitherto almost unknown perspective: in cooperation with Tate Liverpool, the Albertina presents Pablo Picasso as a politically and socially committed artist, thereby questioning the common image of this genius of a century. Assembling some two hundred exhibits from more than sixty international collections, the exhibition illustrates within a historical review and in chronological order how Picasso responded to the war and its atrocities in his art. Read whole article: artdaily

GALERIE KREO IN LONDON

Simon Lee Gallery is proud to announce an artistic exchange with the Parisian design gallery, Kreo, which boasts a distinguished collection of limited edition furniture, lighting and objects by internationally renowned designers. Simon Lee Gallery will be inhabiting the Galerie Kreo space, presenting a selection of artworks by some of our own celebrated artists, in a playful exhibition that will re-contextualise the works and question the perceived boundaries between art and design. In a light-hearted nod to Galerie Kreo and the exchange, we will present object based works with utilitarian undertones in the context of a design environment to create a mischievous and original exhibition.

Pierre Charpin – “Large DB” Coffee Table

Pierre Charpin and Alessandro Mendini - Bench

James Irvine – Casino

Hella Jongerius – Frog Table

Marc Newson

Andree Puttman – Your Turn to Play Mirror

The exhibit is currently running through October 2, 2010 with works by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Pierre Charpin, Konstantin Grcic, James Irvine, Hella Jongerius, Alessandro Mendini, Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Andree Putman, STUDIO Wieki Somers and Martin Szekely.

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