Why: Frank O. Gehry since 1997
Where: Triennale di Milano
When: September 09 – January 10
I'm sure almost everyone is familiar with that strange deformed building in Prague they call Dancing House. (above) If not then maybe by mentioning Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, something will shine out from the fog? Ok. If these two buildings do not say anything to you then you really URGE to see this exhibition! We are talking about one of the most significant architects of the 20th century- Frank O. Gehry, the first one to introduce digital projecting and an artist who totally changed the way we look on contemporary architecture now. He's everything else than traditional and to describe his style as “modern” is a really modest way to talk about his work.
Pritzker Prize and Golden Lion (for his career). Not bad.
2. NEW YORK
Why: Tim Burton's retrospective
When: November 09 – April 10
Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, The Nightmare Before Christmas , Ed Wood , Mars Attacks!, Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd..
Oh, just some works you may find in his curriculum... + Oscar and Golden Lion winner. Don't you just die to know more and more about this genius- said very modestly- and his work, his evolution and his world?!?! (wow that even rimes..) No need to add anything else.
Why: "At the Russian Court"
When: June 09 – January 10
A recreation of life at the Russian court during the nineteenth century: luxurious dinners, mask balls and banquettes, the marvellous gowns and other costumes, the art of dressing and make-up by the russian courtesans, precious jewelery worn by tsars and tsarinnas themselves and antique furniture which used to decorate their private rooms. This and more (1800 objects in total) loaned from the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, and organized by Merkx+Girod Architecten with photographs, projections and music.
Why: "Tyen: 30 Years of Creation"
Where: Palais de Tokyo, 16 Avenue du Président Wilson, Parigi 16e.
When: 29-30 Settembre
Last but not least... Tyen's photographs. Okay, said like this... Who the h*ll's Tyen? Well... he's that creative guy who has been designing and deciding which colours are in and which out on your face for the next season for the last thirty-freaking-years! At DIOR's make-up house. Design director, photographer, master of colour.
His key to success:“I don’t think about trends. Just about how women can be beautiful — and comfortable.” His moto: “Make-up is a final touch; a bit of camouflage to say, ‘I’m healthy, I’m happy and I love you.”