The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists 2016 a curated group exhibit – Steinberg Palace – Vienna, Austria
In Vienna I joined a small group of artists – in a book. The first part of the book displayed works of very famous – prominent – modern artists. The second part had contemporary artists in which I was one. I really wish I could have flown in. Although I cannot at this point just hop in a plane and go in person, I am excited and the book – and the event attendance itself – surpassed my expectations. That is, that inside these marvelous Old World buildings and rooms, in some small way I am there, my art is there. Who would have thought?
The photography below- Cloud Scenes – was in the art event that I participated in, in Europe in November in the Sternberg Palace (Vienna), office of the Italian Consulate ad of the Italian Culture Institute.
P.S. The book arrived today and it is gorgeous.
The inclusion plaque (translated roughly from the Italian) mentions “the elevated stylistic composition of her work. We are honored to have her included.”
– About Cloud Scenes, Salvatore Russo, curator and art critic, writes in the full-color catalog:
A sun appearing among the clouds; a blue sky that allows a glimpse of light; the darkness makes its appearance. In this work of Margaret Harrell we find all these elements. The artist has been able to seize the moment. A moment that brings with it diverse reflections.
Here is a link to the same book in 2015.
The Second Art Event I participated in in Italy in November
It took place at the Palazzo Ximenes Panciatichi (Florence, Italy), built in 1498. There for a few few days Cloud Tapestry, film photography that aims to capture painting-like scenes, was just exhibited. Long ago in this palace hung works of Sandro Botticelli and Paolo Uccello, and Napoleon Bonaparte briefly lived in there in July 1796.
November 10 – 13, Cloud Tapestry entered this wonderful procession for a moment.
It joined works by 11 Italian painters and photographers (one image each) and by 12 or so non-Italian painters, sculptors, photographers. One reason I was so pleased is that I didn’t have to elaborately mail (through customs) the artwork. The display was projected onto a large screen. That’s a fun thing that I did not get to see in person! I would love to say, “Florence, here I come.” For more on this event inside this site, click here.