‘The Shape of Time’ in Vienna, and more news
Coming soon at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is The Shape of Time, an exhibition that brings together works from the museum’s permanent collection (including Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Velazquez) with works of art produced since the ‘end point’ of the collection – including Turner, Steve McQueen, Picasso, Rothko, Catherine Opie, Kerry James Marshall, Manet, and more. I’ve consulted on the content of the show and co-wrote the catalogue. You can find out more here.
If you’re in London, you may have heard how great the Charles I: King and Collector exhibition at the Royal Academy is. It is! And I wrote an audio tour for the exhibition, including interviews with its curators, so if you go to it, pick that up for extra insight. More here.
I’ve had a number of book projects in the works over the last year or so, and some of those will be seeing the light this year, including…
Flying too Close to the Sun: Myths in Art from Classical to Contemporary(Phaidon)
[I wrote 33 texts for this fantastic book tracing the representation of mythology in art through the ages, including writing on Bernini, Rubens, Poussin, Rothko, Noguchi, Medalla and others]
Morten Skrøder Lund at Belmacz Gallery, London
[I wrote a text on this fascinating painter for a publication produced by this gallery; exhibition details here]
…and there are three other, as-yet-untitled publications that I hope to emerge later this year – one on the history of colour in art, with special reference to the National Gallery’s collection, another for young readers, with reference to a famous collection of modern and contemporary art, and a third aimed at children with a healthy disregard for the serious business of art history. More on these soon.
I’ve been producing art historical videos with the ever-magnificent London Art Studies, too – these will appear later this year, and look fantastic already. Watch their site (and follow, subscribe, etc) here.