The Bourse de Commerce in Paris is a 19th-century grain warehouse now serving as a private art museum for the Pinault Collection. The collection houses major works of contemporary art from the 1960s to the present, across a wide range of media and subjects. The Bourse de Commerce presents “Before the Storm (Avant l’orage)” through September 11.
“Before the Storm” brings together 15 leading international artists with the idea of the climate crisis as a challenge to imagine new seasons amid the disruption of the existing order. Considering the museum building’s history of colonization and exploitation of the earth’s resources through international trade, as well as its architecture of stone, glass, and iron, the show likens the building to a warming “greenhouse” and invites viewers to experience a new time and space brought by the artworks into the museum space.
The participating artists are Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (b. 1977), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (b. 1965), Robert Gober (b. 1954), Lucas Araújo (b. 1954), and Lucas Araújo (b. 1954). 1954), Lucas Arruda (b. 1983), Benoît Piéron (b. 1983), Cy Twombly (1928-2011), Anicka Yi (b. 1971), and Alina Chapeau (b. 1971). 1971), Alina Szapocznikow (1926-1973), Danh Vo (b. 1975), Judy Chicago (b. 1939), Tacita Dean (b. 1965), and Thuy Van Tran (b. 1965). 1965), Thu Van Tran (b. 1979), Frank Bowling (b. 1934), Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962), and Hicham Berrada (b. 1986).
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam presents “Van Gogh in Auvers. His Final Months” through September 3. Opened on May 12, the exhibition marks the museum’s 50th anniversary and features a large-scale collaboration with Musée d’Orsay and private collections. With more than 50 paintings and 30 drawings, it offers a comprehensive look at the creative output of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in his final months.
Dutch-born Post-Impressionist, Van Gogh lived in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, from May 20, 1890, until his death on July 29, 1890. Many of his best-known works, including ‘Wheatfield with Crows (1890),’ ‘Doctor Paul Gachet (1890),’ and ‘The Church of Auvers-sur-Oise (1890),’ were created during this period.
Soon after arriving in the village, Van Gogh was enormously productive that he painted more than one picture every day, but he died over two months later. Based on notes and words in his final days, the exhibition believes he took his own life. Until his death, he continued experiments with new approaches to color, brushwork, form, and subject matter, and his work gradually gained a reputation after his death.
London’s Tate Modern presents “Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life,” on view through September 3. Swedish abstractionist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) and Dutch abstractionist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) never met, but together they pioneered modern paintings by developing an abstract language rooted in natural forms. The exhibition shines a spotlight on the long-overlooked career and work of af Klint in relation to Mondrian’s paintings.
Although best known for their abstraction, Klint and Mondrian both began their careers as landscape painters, moving from depictions of natural forms to abstract compositions. By presenting rarely presented floral paintings alongside their abstract paintings, the exhibition aims to highlight the underpinning desire to understand the life on the earth shared by both artists through their journeys towards abstraction.