Art agenda: 'Sublime' in Brisbane, Apertura in Madrid

Almagul Menlibayeva Kazakhstan b.1969,

Almagul Menlibayeva Kazakhstan b.1969, "Wrapping history," 2010, part of the "Sublime" exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery (Collection: Queensland Art Gallery)


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Among upcoming art exhibitions, the Queensland Art Gallery welcomes a touring collection of installation works and Madrid opens its doors for the annual three day Apertura festival.

Shinique Smith: Bright Matter
August 23, 2014 - March 1, 2015
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Celebrating the positive aspects of human nature, Shinique Smith expresses her vision through paint, sculpture, installation, video and performance works in a 30-piece collection from the past ten years.

African Cosmos: Stellar Arts
August 24 - November 30
Los Angeles County Musem of Art, USA

Exploring the relationship between artists from all over the African continent and the celestial firmament that forms part of the planetwide night-time experience, and exhibiting works both traditional and contemporary in nature.

Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection
August 30, 2014 - May 24, 2015
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Including installation works from Zilvinas Kempinas and Michael Sailstorfer, and Oskar Fischinger as part of a display that has previously been shown at the Whitney in New York, Tate Modern in London and Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Apertura 2014
September 11-13
Madrid, Spain

Forty galleries, alongside the Reina Sofia and Thyssen Museums, the Centro Dos de Mayo, and various privately held collections, combine efforts for a three-day festival that includes guided tours, workshops and curated visits, offering an alternative view of the Spanish capital.

Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age
September 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Bringing together pieces from major collections across Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, this three and a half month exhibit explores art and artistic works from the Near and Middle East's 7th and 8th century Assyrian Empire, as its influence stretched from the Gulf around the Mediterranean.

Marcel Duchamp: La Peinture, Même
September 24, 2014 - January 5, 2015
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Titan of 20th century art Marcel Duchamp is exalted in one of the Pompidou's grand winter season displays, a collection of works little known in Europe and shown thanks to an arrangement with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, contextualized by examples of the artist's various inspirations.