The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, March 27, 2015


Philbrook debuts Campana Brothers exhibition to North America
Harumaki, 2004 Estudio Campana, Photo: Fernando Laszlo.
TULSA, OK.- Philbrook Museum of Art opened Antibodies: The Works of Fernando and Humberto Campana, 1989-2009, an exhibition of Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany. Following an extensive tour of Europe and South America, this mid-career retrospective of these Brazilian brothers’ contemporary designs features over 200 objects including furniture, art pieces, jewelry, and every day objects as curated by MathiasSchwartz-Clauss of the Vitra Design Museum. This exhibition will run through October 7, 2012.

Through merging the high-tech and the hand-made, Fernando and Humberto Campana have built a name for themselves as unconventional design by bringing the culture of their native Brazil or personal experience into each piece. In Favela the brothers showcase the hybridity of So Paolo with this functional chair built to mimic the city’s “slums,” where residents build makeshift houses using any materials found. Another chair in this exhibition, Una Famiglia (One Family), brings together the common plastic porch chair with the folk art of weaving whereas an Untitled piece from 2005 merges common glass with semi-precious gemstones, both evoking juxtaposition for the observer.

Antibodies, the first comprehensive Campana retrospective, highlights both sides of the brothers’ work: the art and the design. Organized into loose groupings that explore the various approaches to the brothers’ designs, this show embraces the nave innocence and spontaneity that has launched them into two of the most stunning figures in contemporary design. The exhibition groupings include: Fragments, Hybrids, Found Objects, Knots/Sticks, Organics, Flexed Planes, Paper Pieces, and Clusters. Curator Mathias Schwartz-Clauss relied on the EstudioCampana in So Paolo to bring forward a number of unknown or never-exhibited prototypes and one-of-a-kind creations.

The first of a three-exhibition series between Philbrook and Vitra Design Museum, this relationship between these institutions showcases the importance of design to the future of Philbrook. “This partnership augments our own design aspirations perfectly,” commented Rand Suffolk, Philbrook Executive Director/President. “Philbrook Downtown, scheduled to open Spring 2013, will emphasize design with permanent gallery space dedicated to this important category. From the iPhone and running shoes to chairs and vehicles, design encompasses all of us; together Vitra Design Museum and Philbrook elevate the dialogue on design among Museum-goers throughout the Central U.S.” Through this partnership, Philbrook holds exclusive rights to three Vitra Design Museum exhibitions within a 425-km (264-mile) radius of Tulsa.

Vitra Design Museum, founded in 1989 as an independent private foundation, now serves as an internationally renowned museum for design. The museum’s collection focuses on furniture and interior design centering around the bequest of U.S. designers Charles and Ray Eames, as well as numerous works of designers such as George Nelson, Alvar Aalto, Verner Panton, and Dieter Rams. Located in Weil am Rhein, Germany, the museum building was Frank O. Gehry’s first building in Europe and serves as an architectural attraction in its own right. In addition to a continuous execution of temporary exhibitions, Vitra Design Museum produces workshops, publications, and museum products.





Today's News

July 20, 2012

Artefacts found before the construction of the Olympic Park on view at Museum of London

Exhibition explores the private side of Josef Albers's work and the influence of the U.S. and Mexico in his career

Twenty-seven newly discovered letters reveal details of the search for Captain Scott and his companions

Claremont Rug Company exhibits "The Bostonian Collection," important 19th century Oriental carpets

World's second largest fashion collection at The Chicago History Museum goes digital

Mark Cavendish and Boris Johnson among 40 new portraits of London 2012 stars

Turner Prize-nominated artist Tracey Emin calls Olympic torch run a surreal experience

$5 million Gift from alumni endows directorship of Princeton University Art Museum

Saatchi Online launches world's largest online exhibition created by top curators from around the world

Flowers Gallery offers an exploration of environmental interventions in contemporary photography

Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh appoints Michele Fabrizi as new Board Chair

Russia comes to London's summer celebrations in the shape of an extraordinary exhibition

Major sales by Mallett at Masterpiece include important rediscovered chairs and a king's desk

Glasgow-based artist Andrew Miller exhibits at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Fashion District rolls out the green carpet on Broadway

Mattress Factory welcomes new Director of Education

Philbrook debuts Campana Brothers exhibition to North America

New Zealand artist brings smiles to children at Brookdale Hospital

Exceptional roster of Porsche race cars join the starting grid for RM's eagerly awaited Monterey sale

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Alan Bean's Apollo 12 space memorabilia for auction at Bonhams' annual Space History sale

2.- Former electrician who hid 271 Picasso works found guilty of possessing stolen goods

3.- Museo del Prado brings together for the first time four masterpieces by Van der Weyden

4.- Study by Mexican anthropologist says elites' clash led to Teotihuacan collapse

5.- Classical realist painter Jenness Cortez re-imagines Leonardo's 'Mona Lisa'

6.- National Gallery of Art reunites Rubens' Three Magi for the first time in a century

7.- Adolf Hitler 1912 watercolor still life painting to be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions

8.- Curator at Croatia's Natural History Museum finds Neanderthals were world's first jewellers

9.- 17 tourists killed and 42 wounded as gunmen attack Tunisia's National Bardo Museum

10.- Anish Kapoor presents a series of giant and wildly expressive resin and silicon works



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site