Pollock, Nash, Renoir and the Thessaloniki Film Festival are the stars of the cultural week in Europe.
The Figurative Pollock
“The Figurative Pollock” examines the different phases in Pollock’s early work, tracing his creative evolution from the mid-1930s to his early death in an accident in 1956. The exhibition at the Kunstmuseum in Basel focuses on the figurative aspect of his work in order to pioneer a new perspective on his oeuvre, which spans almost three decades.
All in all, the show presents around 100 paintings and works on paper, including treasures from private collections as well as eminent works on loan from museums in Europe, the United States, Australia, and Japan.
Discover the surreal and mystical side of English landscapes through one of the most distinctive British painters, Paul Nash, at Tate Britain is one of the year’s essential exhibitions. He was undoubtedly one of the pioneers of British modern art, alongside Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.
This exhibition, the largest devoted to Nash in a generation, introduces him as “a key figure in debates about British art’s relationship to international modernism through both his art and writing”.
A major survey focusing on the role of tactile sensations in the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The exhibition of more than 70 works reveals Renoir’s talent for using material, volume, and textures to express and depict social and erotic intimacy, connecting the viewer to the work through the sensuality of the brushstroke and the pictorial surface.
57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival
03 > 13/11
Jim Jarmusch, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Asghar Farhadi, the Dardenne Brothers, Turkish filmmaker Zeki Demirkubuz and local soccer club PAOK are just some of the stars of this year’s Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
The program for its 57th edition, (November 3-11), has been cooked up by a new crew running the show, headed by general director Elise Jalladeau, a French film producer, and artistic director Orestis Andreadakis, a Greek film critic.
The International Competition, focusing on films by first-time directors, always includes some interesting surprises, but the true soul of the festival has always dwelt in the parallel programs, in New Horizons and tributes that acquaint the public with new filmmakers or give us the opportunity to make a comprehensive assessment of an artist’s or a region’s output.
The Greek program includes almost every 2016 domestic production: 26 feature-length films, (15 being shown for the first time and three of which are by overseas Greeks), five shorts and also the award winners from the 39th Drama Short Film Festival.