1. Tate Modern in London presents the latest commission in The Unilever Series, Sunflower Seeds, by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. What seems to be an ocean of sunflower seed husks, in reality is a flat landscape of over 100 million individually handmade porcelain replicas of the seed. More info: vernissage.tv/blog/2010/10/12/ai-weiwei-sunflower-seeds-at-tate-modern-turbine-hall-london/

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  2. Swiss Institute in New York currently presents one of the rare solo exhibitions of Roman Signer in the United States

    More info and photos: vernissage.tv/blog/2010/09/24/roman-signer-four-rooms-one-artist-at-swiss-institute-new-york/

    For the show titled Four Rooms, One Artist, the Swiss artist has created a series of new works, installations and videos. On display are Piano (2010), a grand piano that is filled with table tennis balls. Two oscillating fans cause the balls to dance on the chords, creating ambient music. The second room presents Cinema (2010). The installation consists of rows of wooden chairs and a projected film that shows clips of experiments that were never constituted into artworks and shots of places or events that are of particular interest to Signer. In the back of the room, one chair mysteriously rocks back and forth. In the third room, three video projections of recent actions are shown: Shirt (2010); Two Umbrellas (2009); and Office Chair (2010). The fourth and last room hosts the installation Waiting for Harold Edgerton (2010).

    The exhibition has been curated by Gianni Jetzer and runs through November 12, 2010. The above video shows impressions of the opening reception.

    An interview with Roman Signer on the occasion of his exhibition at the Swiss Institute is available after at here: vernissage.tv/blog/2010/09/24/roman-signer-four-rooms-one-artist-at-swiss-institute-new-york/

    Roman Signer: Four Rooms, One Artist at Swiss Institute, New York. Opening reception, September 14, 2010.

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  3. Lucian Freud, today aged 88, stands among the most important living artists in the world and he hasn't been exhibited in France since the last retrospective exhibition presented by the Centre Pompidou in 1987. This current exhibition at Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, presents an exceptional overview of his masterpieces and pays an unprecedented tribute to one of the greatest contemporary painters. More info at VernissageTV Art TV: vernissage.tv

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  4. A contemplative view of Rudolf Stingel's exhibition LIVE at Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin. The dominant element of the exhibition is a giant carpet, that covers the entire floor of Mies van der Rohe's landmark building New National Gallery. The images have been taken while the press conference was held on the lower floor of the Neue Nationalgalerie. More info at vernissage.tv

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