Welcome to another issue of Worldwide's monthly newsletter. As always, you will find links to new exhibition catalogues and art books from around the world, with convenient subset links that focus on specific areas of collection development. Many of these titles were already provided to libraries that subscribe to a Worldwide Books approval plan, for whom we reserved copies well in advance. As many of the publications that we carry can be hard to obtain or are printed in limited quantities, they can quickly become unavailable or go out of print; an approval plan is the best way to ensure that relevant books find their way into your collection. 



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New Titles 


To view all the new titles that we first listed in March, click here

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Trade Publications

Worldwide is delighted to announce a publication by Arcady Editions, a new press specializing in the field of American visual artists who worked in Italy from the second half of the 18th century through the opening decades of the 20th century. John Gadsby Chapman: America's First Artist-Etcher, written by scholars and collectors John F. McGuigan, Jr. and Mary K. McGuigan, is a stunning, full-color volume that is the first to appear on the American artist in more than half a century and the first ever to examine his career as an etcher and situate it within the context of his personal life and painting practice. Along with chapters covering the artist's life and work, the book includes an illustrated catalogue of 43 original etchings of Italian subjects that Chapman (1808-1889) produced over a span of more than fifty years. Libraries with an interest in international 19th-century print culture will find this title a welcome addition to their collections. (Worldwide 172508)

Recent Exhibitions

A recent exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo explored the transformative moments and formal innovations in Western art in the second half of the 19th century that laid the groundwork for modernist abstract painting in the early 20th century. The show featured Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early abstract art works from the gallery's collection. (Worldwide 36895)
Buddhist Japonism and the influence that Japanese arts and religion exerted on Europe at the end of the 19th century were the focus of an exhibition at the Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve last winter. Presenting works from the Musee's own Japanese collection alongside works borrowed from other European museums, the show examined their deep impact on European fine arts of the period. (Worldwide 36983)
The Georgia Museum of Art recently displayed embroidery samplers created by girls between the age of eight and twelve in 18th- and 19th-century Georgia. As exercises in sewing, needlework and embroidery, the samplers offer insights into the lives and thoughts of their creators and the times in which they lived. (Worldwide 82109)
The first solo exhibition in North America of works by Chinese contemporary artist Qiu Xiaofei (b. 1977) concluded earlier this month at Pace Gallery in New York. The show comprised recent abstract paintings in acrylics, some with mixed media elements. (Worldwide 82209)
In 1965, the first public photography collection at a French fine arts museum was inaugurated at the Musee Reattu in Arles. With this project, curator Jean-Maurice Rouquette and photographer Lucien Clergue laid the groundwork for the Rencontres d'Arles festival and the National School of Photography, and strengthened the recognition of photography as an art form in France. To mark the 50th anniversary of the collection, a selection of some 200 photographs was recently shown at the Musee Reattu. (Worldwide 36990) 

Museum Publications: Australia

Among the new titles received at Worldwide in March are several exhibition catalogues from two major Australian art museums: the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.

The National Gallery of Victoria's wide-ranging collections encompass the fine and applied arts of all regions and periods. Exhibitions are presented at two locations: the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, which presents both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian art from the colonial period to the present day, and NGV International, which focuses on art from Europe, Asia, the Americas and Oceania.
  • David McDiarmid: When This You See Remember Me (Worldwide 36613)
  • David Shrigley: The Life Model (Worldwide 81223)
  • Melbourne Now (Worldwide 36568)
  • Sue Ford (Worldwide 36621)
  • William Blake (81238)

The Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art boasts a collection of more than 17,000 Australian and international paintings, sculptures, decorative objects and works on paper, with a focus on contemporary art from Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
  • APT8: The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (Worldwide 36943)
  • Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth (Worldwide 81244)
  • Madonna Staunton: Out of a Clear Blue Sky (Worldwide 81214)
  • Tracey Moffatt: Spirited (Worldwide 81250)
  • Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland, 1850s-1980s (36590)

Beijing International Art Biennale

The Beijing International Art Biennale has been held six times since being initiated in 2003, with participating countries having increased from 45 to 96 over the past ten years and with participating artists having totaled more than 3600. The 7th Beijing Biennale will open in fall 2017 at the National Art Museum of China, organized under the theme of "The Silk Road and the World's Civilizations."  According to the exhibition organizers,
"The Silk Road is not only an economic and trade route, but also a way of cultural exchanges. The Silk Road was the bond linking world civilizations, the main road between East and West cultures. As a witness to mutual learning of the world's civilizations, it has become a symbol of East-West cultural exchanges. The theme of the 7th Beijing International Art Biennale, 2017, "The Silk Road and World's Civilizations," aims to promote the Silk Road spirit, the mutual learning of world civilizations, the exchange and integration of contemporary East-West cultures, and the realization of a common human dream of peaceful worldwide development.
"Artists will not be limited to countries located along the Silk Road, but will include artists from around the world. Subject matter will focus on the Silk Road spirit-the spirit of mutual learning among world civilizations, and in particular the spirit of contemporary East-West cultural integration. Although the works to be exhibited will be mainly paintings and sculptures, video and installation works will also be included."

More information on the 2017 biennial can be found on the organizer's website, where there is also detailed information for artists wishing to have their work considered for inclusion in the exhibition.

For previous editions of the Beijing Biennale, Worldwide has only been able to obtain a very limited number of copies of the exhibition catalogues, with whatever number of copies we could secure being made available to our approval plan clients only. However, Worldwide is already in contact with the organizers of the 2017 Beijing Biennale, and we hope to be able to secure a sufficient number of copies of the catalogue (Worldwide
37200) to be able to offer it to a wider audience.

Although bibliographic details for the forthcoming catalogue are not yet available, Worldwide welcomes pre-publication orders and has created a skeletal record on our website for library clients that would like to register their interest at this time. We anticipate that the forthcoming volume will be in a format similar to that of previous editions.
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