EXPOSITION : Curiosité(s), le goût de l’ailleurs – Musée des Beaux-arts d’Angers – 14 mars – 19 juillet 2015

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Exposition : Time for tea – Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics – Leeuwarden

Time for tea

6 September 2014 to 5 July 2015

Campagnebeeld Op de thee

Would you like to come for tea at the Princessehof this autumn? From 6 September 2014 the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden lays on a spread with the exhibition Time For Tea. The exhibition explores various tea cultures and includes nearly 1000 objects that reveal the diversity of ceramic objects used for serving and drinking tea. Complete tea sets, exquisite bowls and cups, unique teapots and beautiful tea caddies convey the history of tea in China, Japan, England and the Netherlands.

Tea cultures
Tea has a unique history. Time For Tea transports visitors through different countries, periods and tea cultures in China, Japan, and the Netherlands during the 17th and 18th centuries, England in the 18th and 19th centuries, and again in the Netherlands during the 20th and 21st centuries.
The journey begins in China, where tea drinking originated. Tea was initially regarded as a medicine and an entheogen, but a rich tradition surrounding social tea drinking soon arose. Buddhist monks introduced tea to Japan, eventually giving rise to the Japanese tea ceremony; even today, serving tea correctly in Japan is considered as something of an art. In the early 17th century, the Dutch East India Company brought tea and associated ceramic wares to the Netherlands. At first, the hot drink was a luxury beverage enjoyed by high society, but before long tea became a social event for people from all walks of life. Tea was enormously popular in Great Britain. Afternoon tea was – and still is – a great British tradition. Over the years, tea became interwoven with daily life: nowadays it is served and drunk everywhere, and the culture of tea shows no signs of abating. Chatting with friends over high tea, with trendy teahouses popping up everywhere and deliveries of fresh mint struggling to meet demand: tea is hot!

The exhibition Time For Tea includes an enormous diversity of ceramics made for serving and drinking tea. The museum’s sizeable collection is complemented with objects loaned from other museums and private collections. From China, we have the austere pottery of the Chinese Buddhists and the famous blue-and-white porcelain used by the Ming Dynasty elite. The refined Japanese style is characterised by its simplicity. The Netherlands also has a grand and very varied range of tea wares, ranging from industrial to artisan, from bold design to the well-known ‘boerenbont’.

The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics has compiled a comprehensive and appealing programme of activities to accompany the exhibition Time For Tea. Adults can enjoy tea ceremonies, tastings and guided tours. There are also lectures about tea, tea culture and ceramics, opportunities to consult with antiques specialists, and a valuation day. During the holidays in autumn, at Christmas and at New Year, children can participate in creative workshops such as making and painting Chinese, Japanese, Dutch and English teacups. In short, there are plenty of activities for young and old during Time For Tea. The programme of activities will be available later this year at www.princessehof.nl.


LIEU: NMAA Museu Nacional de Arte Antigua, Lisbonne, Portugal

DATES: 26 février – 24 mai 2015


This unique collection of Chinese porcelain plates of the Porcelain Room in Santos Palace (now the French Embassy in Portugal) illustrates the history of ceramic production in China between the early 16th century and the late 18th century, and its trade with Europe.

A royal residence from the end of the 15th century, Santos Palace was acquired in 1629 by the Lencastre family and underwent major structural works between 1667 and 1687. During that period, the curious Porcelain Room was built with a gilded pyramidal ceiling inlaid with more than 250 Chinese porcelain plates, almost all of them decorated in blue and white. In 1870, the French State rented the building, eventually acquiring it in 1909.

In an exceptional partnership with the French Embassy, the MNAA presents an illustrative exhibition of around 60 dishes from the Porcelain Room (where conservation and restoration work is currently taking place). Having been built-into this unusual ceiling during the 17th century, this is the first time the plates have left Santos Palace. The exhibition is therefore a rare opportunity to see these exclusive pieces up close.

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Pour plus d’informations:

L’exposition au MNAA : http://www.museudearteantiga.pt/exposicoes/azul-sobre-ouro

Le Palais de Santos, Ambassade de France au Portugal : http://www.ambafrance-pt.org/-Le-palais-de-Santos-

Exposition : Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector (Londres – Barbican Centre)

LIEU: Londres, Barbican Centre, Art Gallery

DATES: 12 February 2015 – 25 May 2015

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector

This is the first major exhibition in the UK to present the fascinating personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. Ranging from mass-produced memorabilia and popular collectibles to one-of-a-kind curiosities, rare artefacts and specimens, these collections provide insight into the inspirations, influences, motives and obsessions of artists.

While some artists are connoisseurs, others accumulate hoards of objects, never letting anything go. Many live with and make direct use of their collections and others keep them under wraps or in storage. Collecting objects for research and study is key to the practice of many artists in the exhibition. Presented alongside examples of their work, their collections, in turn, help to elucidate their art. 

Featured artists

  • Arman
  • Peter Blake
  • Hanne Darboven
  • Edmund de Waal
  • Damien Hirst
  • Howard Hodgkin
  • Dr Lakra
  • Sol LeWitt
  • Martin Parr
  • Jim Shaw
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto
  • Andy Warhol
  • Pae White
  • Martin Wong/Danh Vo

Exposition: Willem De Rooij


double double

Tuesday, 3rd February, 7pm

Green Room, Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37


Blanket, mantle. Miwok, Wappo, Patwin, Nisenan or Konkow. USA, California. Early nineteenth century. Feathers from wild geese and ducks, hemp cord, trade beads. 143 x 115 cm. Collected by Admiral Baron Ferdinand von Wrangell, probably 1833. Gift of Baron Wilhelm von Rossillon, 1834. Photo: Wolfgang Günzel


We are delighted to invite you to the vernissage of the exhibition Willem de Rooij double double. The opening takes place on Tuesday, 3rd February 2015, at 7pm in the Green Room of the Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37.

Three nearly identical blankets are placed in three nearly identical vitrines in three nearly identical exhibition rooms. One of the blankets comes from the Weltkulturen Museum’s ethnographic collection. It was given to the museum in 1834 and is made from tightly woven duck and goose feathers.

Two further blankets in the Green Room exhibition are copies commissioned by Willem de Rooij. They are made of camelhair and, in turn, echo the feathered blanket as well as each other. The ethnographic object is spatially sandwiched between its two replicas.

Willem de Rooij has incorporated hand-woven tapestries in his work for over six years. He produces these with Ulla Schünemann, whose workshop near Potsdam, which was established in the 1920s, still uses three hundred year old looms. For Willem de Rooij, these various tapestries connect and cement the different strands within his work. Each new version adds to the growing syntax of the series and becomes part of a family of works.

Willem de Rooij (*1969, NL) is Professor of Fine Arts at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. He represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennial in 2005. Major solo exhibitions include Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2010), Kunstverein München (2012) and The Jewish Museum, New York (2014).


4th February – 29th March 2015
Tues – Sun, 11am – 6pm, Wed, 11am – 8pm
Entrance: €3 / reduced  €1.50

Green Room, Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37, 60594 Frankfurt

Exposition : Le Monde du Sultan. L’Orient Ottoman dans l’art de la Renaissance

LIEU: Bruxelles, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Bruxelles

DATES: 27 février – 31 mai 2015

Paolo Veronese (School), Sultan Bajezid I © Collection Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, München

Le 29 mai 1453, les Ottomans s’emparaient de Constantinople. La nouvelle de la prise de la ville se répandit à travers l’Europe. Toutefois, l’arrivée des Ottomans coïncida avec la naissance d’une véritable fascination pour cette culture et ses sciences. Des artistes venus des quatre coins du continent européen traversèrent le Bosphore, le commerce florissait et les échanges culturels se multipliaient, ce qui donna naissance à un nombre considérable d’oeuvres d’art révélant cette dynamique interculturelle. L’exposition montre l’attrait qu’exerça le Proche-Orient auprès des artistes occidentaux et souligne l’influence du monde islamique sur la pensée de la Renaissance. Avec des œuvres de Bellini, Carpaccio, Dürer, Titien et autres.

Curators: Dr. Guido Messling, Dr. Robert Born, Michal Dziewulski (co-curator)


Exposition : Le Maroc médiéval Un empire de l’Afrique à l’Espagne

LIEU: Paris, Musée du Louvre

DATES: 17 octobre 2014 – 19 janvier 2015

Du XIe au XVe siècle, une succession de dynasties – almoravide, almohade et mérinide – ont unifié un espace politique et civilisationnel centré sur le Maroc, et étendu jusqu’à l’Andalousie. Leurs conquêtes les ont menées du sud du désert du Sahara (frange nord de la Mauritanie) au nord de l’Algérie et de la Tunisie. L’influence de ces empires, unissant pour la première fois les confins de l’Occident islamique, a rayonné jusqu’en Orient. L’exposition (près de 300 oeuvres) permet d’appréhender cette longue et riche histoire, clef de compréhension du Maroc contemporain et source de sa modernité.

L’exposition incite à relire cette période d’apogée de l’Occident islamique, tant du point de vue historique qu’artistique. Elle présente ses plus belles réalisations dans les domaines du décor architectural, du textile, de l’ivoire ou de la calligraphie et replace cette puissante entité au centre des réseaux diplomatiques et commerciaux qui furent les siens. « Le Maroc médiéval » invite à un voyage dans l’espace marocain et andalou, suivant un fil chronologique. Chacune des périodes historiques est ponctuée d’éclairages sur les lieux de pouvoir et capitales historiques, cités d’or et de lumière.

Commissaire(s) :

Yannick Lintz, directrice du département des Arts de l’Islam, musée du Louvre, et Bahija Simou, directrice des Archives royales, Rabat, Maroc.

Commissaires scientifiques : Claire Delery et Bulle Tuil-Leonetti, musée du Louvre.

Exposition: Edouard Lièvre

LIEU: Paris, Galerie Steinitz,77, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré 75008 Paris

DATES: 9 septembre – 8 novembre 2014

Edouard Lièvre (1828-1886)  est l’un des plus éminents dessinateurs d’art décoratif ornemanistes et ébénistes français de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle. La Galerie Steinitz vous invite à découvrir une sélection de ses oeuvres et des rééditions d’après ses modèles réalisées par les fabricants de bronze, soit une quarantaine de pièces au total.

Exposition: Edouard Lièvre