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Once again, Worldwide Books will exhibit at the annual ARLIS/NA Conference, to be held from May 1st through May 5th in Washington, D.C. Stop by our booth and chat with Kelly, Eileen and David, or browse the exhibition catalogues and art books that will be on display as examples of the selections we make throughout the year for our many approval-plan clients.


During the conference Convocation, the winners of the Worldwide Books Award for Publications and the Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources will be announced. These awards recognize outstanding accomplishments by ARLIS/NA members, and seek to encourage scholarly research in art librarianship and visual resources curatorship.


We look forward to seeing you in D.C.!




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Recent Exhibitions

"Gold and the Incas: Lost Worlds of Peru," an exhibition featuring more than 200 works of ancient Peruvian art, recently closed at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. The show included gold pieces, jewelry, sculptures, textiles and ceramic vessels, which are all thoroughly documented in the substantial catalogue. (Worldwide 35727)


On view until May 18th at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin, is an exhibition titled "Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt." In the catalogue of the show, some 50 works of art and numerous excerpts from their correspondence illuminate the mutual influences and close friendship between celebrated American artists Hesse (1936-1970) and LeWitt (1928-2007). (Worldwide 35749)


The American Folk Art Museum invited 13 international fashion designers with an interest in American folk art to create a clothing ensemble inspired by a specific selection of works from the Museum's collection. The resulting garments and the art works that inspired them have been on display at the Museum since late January. (Worldwide 79415)


Featuring works by Yael Bartana, Phil Collins, Alfredo Jaar, Amar Kanwar and Vandy Rattana, an exhibition of video installation art at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis explored individual and collective trauma caused by such devastating historical events as the Holocaust and the Vietnam War. (Worldwide 79352)


An exhibition of more than 150 paintings, drawings, prints, posters and illustrations by Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) explore the full range of the celebrated Austrian artist's oeuvre through portraits of people and animals. On view at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg until August 17th, the show was organized by the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, where it opened in the fall 2013. (Worldwide 35702)



Asian Art

India was the most recent guest country at the Europalia arts festival in Brussels, which every two years invites a new country to showcase its cultural wealth through a multitude of events. At BOZAR-Palais des Beaux-Arts, the exhibition "Indomania" explores encounters between Europe and India through the eyes of Western travelers from the early 16th century to the present day. (Worldwide 35710)


A second, concurrent exhibition at BOZAR examines representations of the human body in classical Indian art. Sculptures, paintings and illuminated manuscripts depicting people and deities celebrate the beauty of the human form and the role it plays in various aspects of Indian culture. (Worldwide 35717)


In 2013, the Royal Institute of British Architects received as a gift the archives of renowned Indian architect Charles Correa (b. 1930). Drawing from this archive, the Institute organized an exhibition that showcased projects spanning Correa's career, from affordable housing in India to MIT's Brain & Cognitive Sciences Complex. (Worldwide 79262)


The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo in Málaga organized the first exhibition in Spain of the chiefly sculptural work of acclaimed New Delhi-based artist Subodh Gupta (b. 1964), featuring many of his signature pieces composed of everyday objects. (Worldwide 79171)


Featuring works by both emerging and established artists, the Singapore Art Museum presented "Thai Transience," an exhibition dedicated to the contemporary art scene in Thailand. Included were paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and videos by Rikrit Tiravanija, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and dozens of other artists, many of whom draw inspiration from traditional Thai culture and Buddhism. (Worldwide 79174)


The Asian Art Museum-Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture recently published a catalogue documenting the Grabhorn Collection, which consists of 136 Japanese ukiyo-e prints assembled by American publisher Edwin Grabhorn. The works include many rare, early monochrome and hand-colored prints, as well as examples from the first phases of color printing. (Worldwide 79268)


With a selection of more than 50 works from the collections of the Tokyo National Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art is currently presenting an overview of modern Japanese art of the late 19th and early 20th century. Paintings, sculptures, ceramics and other works demonstrate the impressive variety of Japanese art of the period, representing both traditional styles and Western influences. (Worldwide 35736)


Following the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, an ideological premise of the People's Republic of China was that "art must serve the state." A 2013 exhibition at the Asia Society's Hong Kong Center examined three groups of "unofficial" artists who deviated from this mandate in the late 1970s and early 80s and laid the groundwork for contemporary Chinese art. The exhibition featured paintings by the Wuming group, works in various media by the Xingxing group (which included a young Ai Weiwei) and ink paintings by the Caocao group. (Worldwide 35771)


Zhejiang Provincial Museum houses more than 100,000 objects of cultural heritage representing virtually the entire history of the eastern coastal province of the People's Republic of China, its collections including pottery, lacquerware, bone and ivory artifacts, metalwork, coins, paintings and calligraphic works. In association with London Editions, the museum has published a substantial and well-illustrated collection catalogue that features an extensive selection of representative pieces from its holdings. (Worldwide 79299) 



About Us  
For over 50 years, Worldwide Books has served academic, museum and public libraries as a specialized source for art exhibition catalogues issued by museums and galleries throughout the world. For the past two decades Worldwide has also offered comprehensive coverage of new books on art, architecture, photography and design published by hundreds of leading American trade and university presses. Serving as a centralized source for a wide range of scholarly art books and exhibition catalogues, Worldwide is uniquely positioned to assist and guide art libraries in careful and efficient collection development.


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