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Tag: Contemporary Art

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Alexander Calder: The Mobilization of Art

American artist Alexander Calder is renowned for his aerial creations and spent a large part of his life in France. A coffee-table book published by Abrams and a retrospective at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts both look at the origins of the medium that Calder christened “mobile” on the advice of his friend Marcel Duchamp. Calder grew up between...

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The U.S. Residencies Drawing French Artists

American residencies funded by private foundations are giving French and other international artists a chance to devote themselves fully to their artistic projects. Thanks to the foundation headed up by art collector Eileen Kaminsky, French artist Laurence de Valmy, 43, was given a studio to work in for three months at the Mana Contemporary cultural center. The artistic organization founded...

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The Catholic Church’s Contemporary Art Scene

The Catholic Church of France has increasingly called on the services of contemporary artists since the 1960’s, employing a mix of believers, atheists, French citizens and non-French nationals to carry out renovations and publically commissioned work. These projects offer the Church a modern, enlightened image, and give the artists an opportunity to work in a space seeped in symbolism and...[Subscriber]