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Events in Australia

Gods, Myths and Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia from the Benaki Museum
MELBOURNE  •  Hellenic Museum of Melbourne  •  10 September 2014 - 10 October 2019
 

The exhibition: Gods, Myths and Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia from the Benaki Museum, offers a manageable, yet complete, picture of the span of Greek civilisation. 

It highlights the unbroken continuation and unity of Hellenism, from earliest prehistory to the Classical and Hellenistic years, from the Roman era to the end of the Byzantine period, and from the centuries of foreign rule up to the revolutionary revival of 1821, and the founding of the Modern Greek state. The captivating progression of Greek art, and the twists and turns of Greece’s history are narrated by representative objects from almost eight millennia, coming as much from Greece itself as from lands where Greek culture took hold. At this crossroads between Europe, Africa and Asia, man – despite long periods of unrest and insecurity – managed to maintain the essential components of his civilisation: an anthropocentric view of the world, lively and inspirational thinking and the fruitful assimilation of as many influences as were accepted from its conquerors over time. 

In the exhibition of the Benaki Museum, aspects of everyday life and different sides of religious expression are presented together with documents about the social and political organisation, in order to record the narrative that can be read within the development of Greek civilisation. 



Hellenic Museum of Melbourne Website


Contact:

Hellenic Museum of Melbourne
280 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia


Tel: 61 3 8615 9016

Events in Austria

Wiener Philharmoniker: Elīna Garanča
VIENNA  •  Konzerthaus  •  16 June 2018
 
Beethoven, Mahler, Bartok

Wiener Philharmoniker
Elīna Garanča, mezzo-soprano
Rafael Payare, conductor

Vienna Konzerthaus Website



Detailed schedule information:
15h30

Contact: Vienna Konzerthaus
Lothringerstrasse 20
A-1030 Vienna
Tel: (43) 1 242 002

Events in Canada

Zhang Huan: <EM>To Raise the Water Level in a Fish Pond (Close Up),</EM> 1997, dye coupler print, 83 x 117 cm approx. Purchased 2011. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Zhang Huan, Courtesy Zhang Huan Studio. Photo: NGC
Zhang Huan: To Raise the Water Level in a Fish Pond (Close Up), 1997, dye coupler print, 83 x 117 cm approx.
Purchased 2011. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
© Zhang Huan, Courtesy Zhang Huan Studio. Photo: NGC
The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs
OTTAWA  •  National Gallery of Canada  •  4 May - 16 September 2018
 
Featuring works by Diane Arbus, Edward Burtynsky, and Henri Cartier Bresson, this exhibition organized by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada features a selection of 151 works – some on display for the first time – by more than 100 artists. It reveals how photographers living in different time periods were influenced by their predecessors and explores the role of photographer as an instrument of storytelling.

National Gallery of Canada Website


Contact:

National Gallery of Canada
CPI Galleries, on mezzanine level
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Canada



Alessandro Vittoria: <EM>Giulio Contarini</EM>, (detail) c. 1570-1576, painted terracotta, 74.3 x 61 x 30.7 cm with integral base. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Alessandro Vittoria: Giulio Contarini, (detail) c. 1570-1576, painted terracotta, 74.3 x 61 x 30.7 cm with integral base. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Masters of Venetian Portraiture: Veronese, Tiepolo, Vittoria
OTTAWA  •  National Gallery of Canada  •  8 June 2016 - 16 September 2018
 
Centred around Alessandro Vittoria’s terracotta bust of Giulio Contarini, this Masterpiece in Focus exhibition delves into Venetian portraiture of the 16th and 18th centuries. In addition to art from the National Gallery of Canada collection, the exhibition features works on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and other renowned institutions. Through drawings, sculpture and various media, Masters of Venetian Portraiture explores the idea of paragone (comparison) between the different art forms practised by the most important artists of Venice.

National Gallery of Canada Website


Contact: National Gallery of Canada
Gallery C218
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4
Canada
Tel: (1) 613-990-1985

Events in Czech Republic

Photo courtesy of Museum of Communism
Photo courtesy of Museum of Communism
Museum of Communism
PRAGUE  •  Museum of Communism  •  6 October 2006 - 31 December 2018
 

Housed in the Palace Savarin just off Wenceslas Square and adjacent to Mc-Donald's, the Museum of Communism is the work of American businessman Glenn Spicker who owns bagel shops and bars in Prague. The Museum's three sections, the Dream, the Reality and the Nightmare include secret police surveillance equipment and an interrogation cell, propaganda material, posters and a class-room with communist school books, statues of Lenin and Stalin, a number of sub-standard goods and consumer products that one associates with communism in Eastern and Central Europe and a display devoted to the 1989 Velvet Revolution. 



Museum of Communism Web Site


Contact: Na Příkopě 10
Prague 1
Tel: (42) 224 21 29 66

Events in England

Zina Saro-Wiwa: <EM>Holy Star Boyz</EM> (2018)C-print on Duratrans mounted on lightbox, (20”x30”)
Zina Saro-Wiwa: Holy Star Boyz (2018)
C-print on Duratrans mounted on lightbox, (20”x30”)
Talisman in the Age of Difference
LONDON  •  Stephen Friedman Gallery  •  5 June - 21 July 2018
 

Curated by pioneering British artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, London's Stephen Friedman Gallery presents the exhibition Talisman in the Age of Difference.

This exhibition is a journey of encounters that explores ideas of magic and subversive beauty in work by artists of African origin and across the diaspora and artists who empathise with the spirit of African resistance and representation. Presenting an eclectic and surprising range of works, the exhibition includes painting, sculpture, drawing and other objects from the early twentieth century to the present dayA talisman is thought to possess transformative energy as with a lucky charm, fetish, amulet, mascot, totem, idol or juju. The featured artists transform perception and materials into a form of talisman, a manifestation of protest and difference.

The civil rights movement and identity politics are explored by a number of artists here. Others pursue an alternative path in their shared search for originality, spirituality and the sublime.

As with his own practice, Shonibare has selected artists who make provocative work that consciously belies a subversive and political message and does not necessarily conform to a western vision of art.

For artists such as Genevieve Gaignard and Deborah Roberts, this is the first time they have shown in the UK. Rebellious, combative themes run through the works of these two artists who shake the foundations of tired, long held beliefs about black identity.

The transformation of an everyday material reflects its power to act as a totem or mascot. Leonardo Drew reconfigures materials into wall-based reliefs which appear to have a magical purpose. Melvin Edwards uses steel to commemorate historical civil rights violations against African Americans, whilst the work of Beauford Delaney, Jacob Lawrence and William Pope. L illustrates the simultaneous complexity and beauty of African American life.

The work of David Hammons, John Outterbridge and Betye Saar is characterised by the transformation of cultural objects into magical, fetishistic assemblages. Similarly, William Kentridge’s powerful work confronts South African politics and history with a lyrical and poetic expressionism. South African born artist Marlene Dumas’ unflinching and emotionally charged portraiture explores sexuality and death. Kehinde Wiley reimagines history to unpack the present: a talismanic alteration of history, where contemporary black bodies are rendered with regal majesty. Zanele Muholi’s portraits of transwomen and non-binary models strikes an empowered note of joy. Similarly, in Samuel Fosso’s photographic self-portraits the artist poses as key historical African figures.

Zak Ove and Kendell Geers make sculpture that bridges western art tropes and African cultural references. Jake & Dinos Chapman’s series The Chapman Family Collection combines ethnographic artefacts with McDonald’s characters to critique the mechanics of globalisation. Irvin Pascal produces playful self-portraits on wood which evoke historical artefacts. Thomas J Price’s sculptural studies and the painted portraits of Derrick Adams seek to re-position how the black male is perceived.

Romare Bearden’s cubist inspired collages, Abe Odedina’s magical paintings on panel, Armand Boua’s scene paintings and Jeremiah Quarshie’s hyper-realistic paintings present the black body as authentic and sometimes poetic allegories of everyday life. Hassan Hajjaj’s photographs fuse fashion photography with Moroccan cultural references to unpack perceptions of North Africa. Mickalene Thomas questions the conventions of beauty, contesting art historical portrayals of women. Portia Zvavahera’s magical realist paintings are taken from real-life and rendered in exuberant colour.

Lubaina Himid, Isaac Julien and Hew Locke examine Britain’s colonial past, just as Larry Achiampong’s series Glyth critiques contemporary Britain.

Like Shonibare, all of these artists value art as a talisman: a vehicle for change. At the heart of the exhibition, Shonibare is asking, ‘Can political art truly convey the power of its subject? Can art that is unconventionally beautiful be a form of resistance? Talisman in the Age of Difference seeks to answer these questions.

Responding to the themes in the exhibition and its long-term commitment to the work of Yinka Shonibare MBE, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) has compiled a reading list of exhibition catalogues, artist monographs and publications in the collection of Stuart Hall Library. The list covers subjects such as contemporary African art, diaspora, fetishism, ritual, and includes most of the artists present in the exhibition.



Stephen Friedman Gallery Website


Please click here for a the Culturekiosque fetaure, Magic: Power Objects of the Peoples and Kings of Africa.

Contact: Stephen Friedman Gallery
25-28 Old Burlington Street
London
W1S 3AN
United Kingdom
Tel: 44 (0) 20 7494 1434

Glenn Brown, <EM>Children of the Revolution</EM> (after Rembrandt), 2017 © 2018 Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce
Glenn Brown, Children of the Revolution (after Rembrandt), 2017 © 2018 Glenn Brown.
Photo: Mike Bruce
Historical Baggage: Glenn Brown and His Sources
LONDON  •  British Museum  •  15 May - 22 July 2018
 
Historical Baggage features graphic works by Glenn Brown alongside the sources that inspired them. Brown’s early series of layered portraits based on prints by Rembrandt and Lucian Freud are contrasted with his recent series Half-Life (2016), in a fresh engagement with Rembrandt’s graphic oeuvre. The centerpiece, a major new drawing generously donated by the artist, is shown alongside the Rembrandt print to which it responds. The display illustrates Brown’s stylistic development, moving from appropriating found lines to transforming them as the basis of his unique visual language.

British Museum Website


Contact: British Museum
Great Russell Street 
Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG |
Tel: 44 20 7323 8299

Macbeth: By William Shakespeare
LONDON  •  Olivier Theatre  •  19 April - 23 June 2018
 
 

William Shakespeare: Macbeth

Rufus Norris, director

With:
Nadia Albina, Michael Balogun, Stephen Boxer, Anne-Marie Duff, Trevor Fox, Andrew Frame, Kevin Harvey, Sarah Homer, Hannah Hutch, Nicholas Karimi, Rory Kinnear, Joshua Lacey, Penny Lacey, Anna-Maria Nabirye, Patrick O'Kane, Amaka Okafor, Hauk Pattison, Alana Ramsey, Beatrice Scirocchi, Rakhee Shamar, Laetitia Stott, Parth Thakerar.


National Theatre Website


Contact: National Theatre, Upper Ground,
South Bank, London SE1 9PX
Tel: (44) 020 7452 3000

Events in Finland

Grayson Perry: <EM>Matching Pair,</EM> 2017
Grayson Perry: Matching Pair, 2017
Grayson Perry: Folk Wisdom
HELSINKI  •  Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma  •  13 April - 2 September 2018
 

Grayson Perry explores subjects that are universally human: identity, gender, social status, sexuality and religion. He is a great chronicler of contemporary life, yet he favours traditional materials and techniques such as ceramics, cast iron, bronze, printmaking and tapestry.

The artist speaks openly and unabashedly about his own identity and there is a strong autobiographical element in his work. During childhood, he retreated into a private world of fantasy, and in his teens Perry discovered his predilection for cross-dressing. His female alter-ego Claire and his childhood teddy bear Alan Measles appear in many of his works.

Perry is celebrated for his ability to combine highly crafted objects with scenes of contemporary life. His subject matter is drawn from his own childhood and life as a transvestite, as well as wider social issues from class, sex and religion, masculinity and the current cultural and political landscape.

Folk Wisdom includes Perry’s important recent work Matching Pair, 2017 – two monumental pots – which were made about Brexit and the battle between those who voted for Britain to leave the EU and those who wished to remain. They were created following an appeal by Perry through social media, when he invited the public to contribute ideas, images, phrases and photographs to represent the things people loved about Britain, their favourite brands, who represented their values and their thoughts about Brexit. That they look remarkably similar is, according to Perry, ‘a good result, for we all have much more in common than that which separates us.’



Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma Website


Contact:

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Mannerheiminaukio 2
00100 Helsinki
Finland


Tel: (358) 294 500 50

Nathaniel Mellors &amp; Erkka Nissinen: <EM>The Aalto Natives</EM>
Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen: The Aalto Natives
Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen: The Aalto Natives
HELSINKI  •  Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma  •  16 March - 9 September 2018
 

The Aalto Natives showcases artist duo Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors who represented Finland at the 2017 Venice Biennale. 

The Aalto Natives video installation is a humorous yet critical examination of Finnish identity that involves creativity, nerdy humour and a cast of national celebrities. The work reflects on themes such as national identity, creation myths and nationalism.

The video installation tells the story of two aliens named Geb and Atum who return to explore a place they created millions of years ago, Finland. The aliens are especially interested in the society and culture that has developed in Finland in the meantime. The new installations in Kiasma continue the story of the video: many of the animated puppets from the video are featured in the new installations.



Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma Website


Contact: Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Mannerheiminaukio 2
00100 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: (358) 294 500 50

Events in France

Eugène Delacroix:<EM> Le 28 Juillet : La Liberté guidant le peuple</EM>, musée du Louvre
Eugène Delacroix: Le 28 Juillet : La Liberté guidant le peuple, musée du Louvre
Delacroix (1798–1863)
PARIS  •  Musée du Louvre  •  29 March - 23 July 2018
 

Eugène Delacroix was one of the giants of French painting, but his last full retrospective exhibition in Paris dates back to 1963, the centenary year of his death. In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre is holding a historic exhibition featuring some 180 works—mostly paintings—as a tribute to his entire career.

From the young artist’s big hits at the Salons of the 1820s to his final, lesser-known, and mysterious religious paintings and landscapes, the exhibition seeks to showcase the tension that characterizes the art of Delacroix, who strove for individuality while aspiring to follow in the footsteps of the Flemish and Venetian masters of the 16th and 17th centuries



Musée du Louvre Website


Contact: Musée du Louvre
75001 Paris
Tel: (33 ) 1 40 20 53 17

Eduardo Chillida: <EM>Homage to Architecture II</EM>, 2000Sculpture, alabaster. Collection Famille Chillida - Belzunce. © Zabalaga - Leku, Adagp, Paris, 2018. Photo: Alberto Cobo.
Eduardo Chillida: Homage to Architecture II, 2000
Sculpture, alabaster.
Collection Famille Chillida - Belzunce. © Zabalaga - Leku, Adagp, Paris, 2018.
Photo: Alberto Cobo.
Eduardo Chillida – La gravedad insistente,
TOULOUSE  •  Les Abattoirs  •  6 April - 26 August 2018
 
Bringing together over 60 artworks in various media the exhibition Eduardo Chillida – La gravedad insistente, at Les Abattoirs in Toulouse focuses on the sculptor’s relationship to space and the gravity of materials. Devised with exceptional support from the Fundación Eduardo Chillida-Pilar Belzunce, it highlights how the Spanish artist breathed new life into the art of sculpture from the 1950s into the early 2000s. From the early 1950s, Spanish artist Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002) contributed to the renewal of the kind of sculpture that challenged the constraints of materials. He therefore opted at the start of the 50s to create his sculptures directly with fire, in the forge, and refused the traditional duplication of sculpture in bronze.

Associating wrought ironwork with modern sculpture in new and original ways, he plays on the refusal of the pedestal and encompasses the surrounding environment, particularly empty space. He thus contributed to a redefinition of sculpture that was taking place on a global scale. Consistently reflecting on sculpture’s relationship to space, Chillida thus spent nearly 20 years designing the Wind Combs, based on the Atlantic coastline, which he envisaged as a sculpture, an architectural space, and a soundscape subjected to the laws of the sea and wind, and which was finally inaugurated in 1977.

Les Abattoirs Website


Contact: Les Abattoirs
76 allées Charles-de-Fitte
31300 Toulouse
Tel: (33) 05 34 51 10 60

<P>Antoine-François Callet: Louis XVI, 1779, huile sur toile. Musée du château de Versailles © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais, Christophe Foui</P>

Antoine-François Callet: Louis XVI, 1779, huile sur toile. Musée du château de Versailles © Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais, Christophe Foui

Power Plays.
PARIS  •  Musée du Louvre  •  27 September 2017 - 2 July 2018
 

The Petite Galerie exhibition for 2017–2018 focuses on the connection between art and political power. Governing entails self-presentation as a way of affirming authority, legitimacy, and prestige. Thus art in the hands of patrons becomes a propaganda tool; but it can also be a vehicle for protest and subverting the established order.

Spanning the period from antiquity up to our own time, forty works from the Musée du Louvre, the Musée National du Château de Pau, the Château de Versailles and the Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris illustrate the evolution of the codes behind the representation of political power.

The exhibition is divided into four sections:

    “Princely Roles”: The first room presents the king’s functions— priest, builder, warrior/protector—as portrayed through different artistic media. Notable examples are Philippe de Champaigne’s Louis XIII, Léonard Limosin’s enamel Crucifixion Altarpiece, and the Triad of Osorkon II from ancient Egypt.

    “Legitimacy through Persuasion”: The focus in the second room is on the emblematic figure of Henri IV, initially a king in search of legitimacy, then a model for the Bourbon heirs from Louis XVI to the Restoration. Features include sculptures by Barthélémy Prieur and François-Joseph Bosio, and paintings by Frans Pourbus the Younger, Ingres, and others.

    “The Antique Model”: The theme of the third room is the equestrian statue. The Louvre is home to several remarkable examples, among them the Barberini Ivory leaf, a bronze of Charles the Bald, and François Girardon’s Louis XIV.

    “The Insignia of Power”: In the fourth room majestic portraits of monarchs, including Antoine-François Callet’s Louis XVI, François Gérard’s Napoleon I and Franz-Xaver Winterhalter’s Louis Philippe, are accompanied by the regalia used during the coronation of the kings of France. This final section also highlights the dramatic historical and representational changes that came with the French Revolution.



Musée du Louvre Website


Contact: Musée du Louvre
75001 Paris
Tel: (33 ) 1 40 20 53 17

Ghosts and Hell: The Underworld in Asian Art
PARIS  •  musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac  •  10 April - 15 July 2018
 
 
The exhibition Ghosts and Hell: The Underworld in Asian Art presented at the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac focuses its attention on ghost stories from East and Southeast Asia, delving into the world of spirits, terror and fantastic creatures and their contemporary adaptations. A journey to the edges of reality, where cinema, religious art, theatre, contemporary design, manga and video games intersect.

From Hokusai prints to Pac-Man, from Buddhist paintings to J-Horror – Japanese horror cinema from the 1990s-2000s – with the film ‘Ring’, from the Thai spirit cults to horror manga, the figure of the ghost has haunted the Asian imagination for centuries. In China, Thailand and Japan – the lands that the exhibition focuses on – the popular infatuation with terror is very real, and one that permeates a wide variety of cultural productions.

Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Website


Contact: Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
37 Quai Branly, 75007
Paris, France
Tel: (33) 1 56 61 70 00

In Tune with the World
PARIS  •  Louis Vuitton Foundation  •  11 April - 27 August 2018
 
 

Throughout the galleries of the Frank Gehry building, In Tune with the World unveils a new selection of artists from the collection, of several different mediums, bringing together modern and contemporary works, most of which have never before been exhibited in these spaces.

More than a simple hanging of works, In Tune with the World is intended to be an exhibition based on a specific theme. This reflects today’s questions about man’s place in the universe and the bonds that tie him to his surrounding environment and living world, highlighting the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, and even inanimate objects.

Artists featured in the exhibition :

Giovanni Anselmo (1934, Italy), Matthew Barney (1967, USA), Christian Boltanski (1944, France), Mark Bradford (1961, USA), James Lee Byars (1932-1997, USA), Maurizio Cattelan (1960, Italy), Ian Cheng (1984, USA), Andrea Crespo (1993, USA), Trisha Donnelly (1974 , USA), Dan Flavin (1933-1996, USA), Cyprien Gaillard (1980, France), Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966, Switzerland), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (1965, France), Jacqueline Humphries (1960, USA), Pierre Huyghe (1962, France), Yves Klein (1928-1962, France), Mark Leckey (1990, United Kingdom), Henri Matisse (1869-1954, France), François Morellet (1926-2016, France), Takashi Murakami (1962, Japan), Philippe Parreno (1964, France), Sigmar Polke (1941-2010, Germany), Gerhard Richter (1932, Germany), Bunny Rogers (1990, USA), Wilhelm Sasnal (1972, Poland), Shimabuku (1969, Japan), Kiki Smith (1954, USA), Adrián Villar Rojas (1980, Argentina), Anicka Yi (1971, South Korea).



Louis Vuitton Foundation Website


Contact:

Louis Vuitton Foundation
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
75116 Paris, France


Tel: 33 1 40 69 96 00

Wild Souls: Symbolism in the Baltic States
PARIS  •  Musée d'Orsay  •  10 April - 15 July 2018
 
 

The independent states that make up the Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, were established just after the end of the First World War. To celebrate this centenary, this exhibition presents Baltic Symbolism from the 1890s to the end of the 1920s.

European Symbolism and the emancipation of consciousness that it disseminated are inseparable in the Baltic countries from their independence. This exhibition illustrates the interplay of influences and resistances through which artists forged a creative language appropriate to their intellectual world.
Taking elements from popular culture, folklore and local legends, as well as from their unique landscapes, they have created a genuinely original art form.



Musée d'Orsay Website


Contact: Musée d'Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 Paris, France

Patricia Petitbon
Patricia Petitbon
Patricia Petibon, soprano
PARIS  •  Philharmonie de Paris  •  19 June 2018
 
Alongside Basel-based ensemble La Cetra and their director Andrea Marcon, Patricia Petibon brings together Mozart and Gluck with this programme of “love songs” taken from The Mariage of Figaro, Lucio Silla, Armide, and Iphigénie en Tauride.

Philharmonie de Paris Website



Detailed schedule information:
20h30

Contact: Cité de la musique
221, avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 44 84 44 84

Events in Germany

<P>Jean-Antoine Houdon: <EM>Muskelmann</EM>, Ende 18. Jh. Bronze, vergoldet© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst / Antje Voigt.</P>

Jean-Antoine Houdon: Muskelmann,
Ende 18. Jh. Bronze, vergoldet
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst / Antje Voigt.

Flesh | Meat
BERLIN  •  Altes Museum  •  1 June - 31 August 2018
 
When we think of flesh and meat, the first thing that comes to mind is usually food. But also our own bodies consist of meat. For thousands of years, meat has played a central role in cultural and ritual contexts as well. In short: meat is food, body, and cult. The transition from the realm of the living to the realm of the dead becomes apparent within it. In the exhibition, the relationship between men and meat as well as meat’s complex cultural connotations are presented while exploring the tensions surrounding the becoming and decay of flesh. The exhibition is interdisciplinary and spans the collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, including archaeological, ethnological, and art-historical objects from 5,000 years of human history.

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Website


Contact: Altes Museum
Am Lustgarten
10178 Berlin
Tel: (49) 030 - 266 42 42 42

Blank
BERLIN  •  Galerie Guido W. Baudach  •  8 June - 21 July 2018
 
 
Galerie Guido W. Baudach and blank projects present an exhibition of works by South African artists Igshaan Adams, Jared Ginsburg, Bronwyn Katz, Donna Kukama, Turiya Magadlela, Sabelo Mlangeni, Kyle Morland, Cinga Samson, Gerda Scheepers, Lerato Shadi and James Webb. The exhibition arose out of conversations around a gallery swap between Guido Baudach and Jonathan Garnham, who have been friends and colleagues since the ‘90s, which resulted in the invitation to present blank’s programme in Berlin. Curated by Garnham, the exhibition features selected works by represented artists and invited guests, the show offers a vignette of the practices of a group of emerging and established South African artists working today.

Galerie Guido W. Baudach Website


Contact: Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Potsdamer Straße 85
D-10785 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 319 98 101

Events in Ireland

EVA International
LIMERICK  •  Various venues  •  13 April - 8 July 2018
 
 
EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of contemporary art proudly presents the 38th EVA International, featuring historical, recent and commissioned works by 56 artists in exhibitions across five venues in Limerick city and an extended programme at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

The 38th EVA International has no title, breaking with a tradition that dates back to 1990. This decision, taken by curator Inti Guerrero, is designed to emphasize the word ‘international’ that is central to EVA’s identity. Guerrero explains: “In our current state of nationalisms, hard-borders, protectionism and a complete change of course in humanity, where the liberal belief of a ‘never again’ seems to be dismantling, the word ‘international’ suddenly carries an important weight worth embracing. Since its foundation in 1977 in Limerick, EVA has been a forerunner in understanding the world through art in a transnational, transcultural, international dialogue, presenting its contradictions, anxieties and possibilities.”

Participating artists

Peju Alatise, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Alexander Apóstol, Artists' Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, Jaime Ávila, Akiq AW, Patricia Belli, Colin Booth, Lee Bul, José Castrellón, Viriya Chotpanyavisut, Steven Cohen, Bruce Conner, Juan Dávila, Patrizio di Massimo, Roy Dib, Rita Duffy, Adrian Duncan and Feargal Ward, John Duncan, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Inji Efflatoun, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, John Gerrard, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Laurent Grasso, Eileen Gray, Claire Halpin, Sanja Iveković, Uchechukwu James-Iroha, Mainie Jellett, Seán Keating, Sam Keogh, Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien, Napoles Marty, Francis Matthews, Julie Merriman, Kevin Mooney, Locky Morris, Isabel Nolan, Masahito Ono, David Pérez Karmadavis, John Rainey, Dan Rees, Marlon T. Riggs, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Beto Shwafaty, Mina Talaee, Jenna Tas, Darn Thorn, Top Lista Nadrealista, Nicolás Vizcaíno Sánchez, Ian Wieczorek, Liu Xiaodong, Trevor Yeung.

EVA International Website


Contact:

Events in Italy

Prototypology: An Index of Process and Mutation
ROME  •  Gagosian Gallery Rome  •  14 January - 2 April 2016
 
 

Prototypology explores research and development in the work of thirty contemporary artists, tracing the evolution from idea to finished artwork through drawings, archives, maquettes, and bricolage. In doing so the exhibition establishes a typology of diverse drafts.

The studio is a liminal zone for sourcing, modifying, and testing. Derived from the Italian word schizzare (splash), a "sketch" represents the initial impulse from mind to hand, the developmental process whereby form begins to emerge. In the laboratory of the studio, bricolage is often used as an instinctual method in the construction of prototypes.

The exhibition includes new works and archival material from Michael Heizer, Takashi Murakami, Albert Oehlen, and Robert Therrien, among other artists. Studies for sculptures by Dan Graham, Claes Oldenburg, Tatiana Trouvé, and Rachel Whiteread reveal moments of process that lead to epiphanies. Monumental, civic, everyday, and otherworldly gestures are visible in a range of preparatory drawings and proposals.

Artists: Vladimir Arkhipov, Richard Artschwager, Nina Beier, Will Boone, Mike Bouchet, Chris Burden, Jason Dodge, Aleksandra Domanović, Dan Graham, Loris Gréaud, Michael Heizer, Carsten Höller, Thomas Houseago, Allan McCollum, Takashi Murakami, Albert Oehlen, Claes Oldenburg, Steven Parrino, Giuseppe Penone, Kirsten Pieroth, Ry Rocklen, Nancy Rubins, Arcangelo Sassolino, David Smith, Rudolf Stingel, Robert Therrien, Mungo Thomson, Tatiana Trouvé, Cy Twombly, Rachel Whiteread



Gagosian Gallery Rome Website


Contact: Gagosian Gallery Rome
Via Francesco Crispi 16
00187 Rome
Italy
Tel: (39) 6 42 08 64 98

Torbjørn Rødland: The Touch That Made You
MILAN  •  Milan Osservatorio  •  5 April - 20 August 2018
 
 
Fondazione Prada is presenting Torbjørn Rødland: The Touch That Made You, an exhibition initiated and organised by the Serpentine Galleries, London and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Amira Gad. The project brings together a selection of over 40 photographic artworks and 3 videos realized between 1999 and 2016 by Norwegian artist Torbjørn Rødland.

Fondazione Prada Website


Contact: Milan Osservatorio
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
20121 Milan
Tel: 39 02 5666 2611

Events in Mexico

Carlito Dalceggio: I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy
MEXICO CITY  •  Celaya Brothers Gallery  •  25 February - 2 April 2016
 
 

For the exhibition I Do Not Scream For An Audience, I Shout At The Holy, Canadian artist, Carlito Dalceggio (born 1971, Quebec) , presents a series of multidisciplinary, spiritual and symbolic artworks. Butterfly wings, kites, peacock feathers, masks, organic motifs that remind us of Mexican popular art with a peculiar reminiscence of Picasso’s cubism, Rauschenberg’s abstract expressionism and Matisse’s primitivism.

In between art school and travels, Dalceggio installed his studio in different cities: Montreal, Mexico City, Bali, New York and Paris, creating a bohemian spirit with local artists, accumulating collaborations in art, fashion, circus arts, photography, literature and film.



Celaya Brothers Gallery Website


Contact: Celaya Brothers Gallery
Mérida 241
C. U. Benito Juárez
06700 Ciudad de México
D.F., Mexico
Tel: (52) 55 6391 5541

Events in Netherlands

Van Gogh & Japan
AMSTERDAM  •  Van Gogh Museum  •  23 March - 24 June 2018
 
Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum has opened 'Van Gogh & Japan', a major international exhibition about the influence of Japanese art on the work of Vincent van Gogh. With some sixty paintings and drawings by Van Gogh and a large selection of Japanese prints, the exhibition explores the extent of Van Gogh’s admiration for this form of art and the fundamental impact it had on his work. Exceptional loans from museums and private collections all over the world are coming to Amsterdam, among them Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889, The Courtauld Gallery, London), a painting that has not left the UK since 1955 and has not been shown in the Netherlands since 1930. Other highlights include Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait (1888, Harvard Art Museums/ Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA), Woman Rocking the Cradle (Augustine Roulin) (1889, The Art Institute of Chicago),
Undergrowth with Two Figures (1890, Cincinnati Art Museum), La Crau with Peach Trees in Blossom (1889, The Courtauld Gallery, London) and The Arlésienne (Marie Ginoux) (1888, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). It is the first time that an exhibition of this scope and scale has been devoted to this subject.

Van Gogh Museum Website


Contact: Van Gogh Museum
Museumplein 6
Amsterdam
Tel: 31 (0)20 570 5200

Tristan + Isolde
AMSTERDAM  •  Nationale Opera & Ballet  •  13 - 26 June 2018
 
 

Tristan + Isolde

Choreographer David Dawson breathes new life into the timeless love story of Tristan and Isolde, with his abstract narrative and elegant dance style. It is a story about the passionate and doomed love between two young people who come from historical and socially opposed camps and who die a tragic death for love. Dawson asked the Polish composer Szymon Brzóska to write a new composition for this old myth.

Choreography, concept, scenography: David Dawson
Music: Szymon Brzóska
Set design: Eno Henze
Costume: Yumiko Takeshima
Light: Bert Dalhuysen
Dramaturgy: Valeska Stern
Production: Dutch National Ballet



Holland Festival Website



Detailed schedule information:
19h30

Contact: Nationale Opera & Ballet
Amstel 3
1011 PN Amsterdam
Tel: 020-625 54 55

<EM>Les contes d’Hoffmann</EM>
Les contes d’Hoffmann
Les contes d’Hoffmann: By Jacques Offenbach
AMSTERDAM  •  De Nationale Opera  •  3 June - 2 July 2018
 
 

Jacques Offenbach: Les contes d’Hoffmann

Text: E.T.A Hoffmann
Carlo Rizzi, conductor
Tobias Kratzer, director
Set design, costume: Rainer Sellamaier
Dramaturgy: Klaus Bertisch


Vocals
    John Osborn,
    Maartje Rammeloo,
    Nina Minasyan,
    Ermonela Jaho,
    Christine Rice

Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest

Production: De Nationale Opera

 



Holland Festival Website



Detailed schedule information:
19h

Contact: Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
Leidseplein 26
1017 PT Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 – 523 77 87

Events in Russia

Arte Povera: A Creative Revolution
SAINT PETERSBURG  •  The State Hermitage Museum  •  17 May - 16 August 2018
 
Arte Povera emerged in the second half of the 1960s with a generation of Italian artists who challenged traditional painting and sculpture by embracing simple materials and techniques. The exhibition includes works by prominent members of the movement, as well as art that preceded Arte Povera.

The State Hermitage Museum Website


Contact: The State Hermitage Museum
2, Palace Square,
St Petersburg

Events in Singapore

Brahma, Cambodia, Preah Vihear, mid-10th century Sandstone sculpture.
Brahma, Cambodia, Preah Vihear, mid-10th century Sandstone sculpture.
Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City: Masterpieces of the Musée national des arts asiatiques-Guimet
  •  Asian Civilisations Museum  •  8 April - 22 July 2018
 

The Asian Civilisations Museum welcomes visitors to re-discover the art, architecture, and legacy of this ancient city through its special exhibition Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City. Masterpieces of the Musée national des arts asiatiques-Guimet. The exhibition showcases more than 140 sculptures, watercolours, drawings, and historic memorabilia from the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet (Guimet Museum) in Paris, one of the premier Asian art museums in Europe.

Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City kicks off ACM’s Year of Southeast Asia, which features exhibitions dedicated to Southeast Asian art, culture, and heritage. The special exhibition is a collaboration with the Guimet Museum, and features the largest-ever display of its masterpieces in Asia. Objects range from exquisite Khmer sculptures architectural elements in stone and bronze dating as far back as the 6th century, to drawings, rare photographs, and memorabilia made by the French in the 1800s and 1900s. This is the first time that ACM is presenting an exhibition on Angkor.



Asian Civilisations Museum Website


Contact: Asian Civilisations Museum
1 Empress Place
Singapore 179555
Tel: (65) 6332 7798

Events in Spain

Rubens:<EM> Prometheus</EM>
Rubens: Prometheus
Rubens: Painter of Sketches
MADRID  •  Museo del Prado  •  10 April - 5 August 2018
 
Of the nearly 500 oil sketches executed by Rubens over the course of his career, this exhibition includes 73 loaned from leading institutions world-wide, including the Louvre, the Hermitage, the National Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum, and also from the collections of the Prado and the Boijmans (which have two of the largest holdings of this type). On display for four months in Room C of the Jerónimos Building, the sketches are shown alongside a number of prints, drawings and paintings by Rubens which provide a context for them, bringing the total number of works on display to 93.
 
Following its showing at the Prado, Rubens. Painter of Sketches will travel to the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in September.

Museo del Prado Website


Contact: Museo del Prado
Paseo del Prado
Madrid
Tel: (34) 902 10 70 77

Events in Sweden

Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg: <EM>Worship</EM>, 2016,&nbsp;film stillCourtesy Lisson Gallery
Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg: Worship, 2016, film still
Courtesy Lisson Gallery
Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg: A Journey Through Mud and Confusion With Small Glimpses of Air
STOCKHOLM  •  Moderna Museet  •  16 June - 9 September 2018
 

Nathalie Djurberg’s animated worlds and Hans Berg’s electronic music conjure up scenes with a surrealistic approach. This summer, Moderna Museet features the internationally renowned duo’s stop motion films and spatial installations along with an entirely new VR piece. The exhibition describes an inner journey, an attempt to make existence more comprehensible in a flow of impulses and impressions.

Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg create animated worlds out of objects, music and moving images – dreamlike realities to immerse yourself in. Their playfully-told fables blend humour with darkness, suspending any moral laws of gravity. Their intense chamber pieces enact fragments of memories repressed between innocence and shame, or feverish daydreams of role play and desire. They topple accepted truths about man’s supremacy in nature and our habitual understanding of remembrance, time and space. Embedded in these works is a burlesque social critique that – sometimes literally – undresses the men of power, given hierarchies and social norms.



Moderna Museet Website


Contact: Moderna Museet
Skeppsholmen
Stockholm
Tel: 46 8 5202 3500

Events in Switzerland

Sam Gilliam: <EM>Idylls I</EM> (1970)Photo by Thomas Clark
Sam Gilliam: Idylls I (1970)
Photo by Thomas Clark
The Music of Color: Sam Gilliam, 1967-1973
BASEL  •  Kunstmuseum Basel  •  9 June - 30 September 2018
 

Sam Gilliam (b. Tupelo, Mississippi, 1933) is one of America’s most prominent abstract painters. Works by the artist, who has lived and worked in Washington, D.C., since 1962, are held by numerous museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, the MoMA (New York), the National Gallery of Art, and the Whitney Museum of Art. The Music of Color is his first solo exhibition in Europe. The show puts the focus on the years between 1967 and 1973, the period of the greatest radicalism in Gilliam’s oeuvre. His Yves Klein Blue, which harks back to his experimental early work, was presented at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.

In 1967, Gilliam began work on a series of what came to be known as beveled-edge paintings: he poured acrylic paint directly onto the unprimed canvas, which he folded and crumpled while the paint was still wet. He then stretched the canvas over a chamfered frame, lending the painting a spatial and object-like quality. Gilliam’s signature creative achievement is the drape paintings series, begun in 1968, for which he applied the same procedure as in the beveled-edge paintings but then released the canvas from the stretcher frame. Unlike easel paintings, which usually function independently of their context, the drape paintings evince a performative aspect and interact with their respective settings; they can be installed in a variety of ways depending on the spatial context.

Gilliam strove to blur the widely accepted boundary between painting and sculpture even as prominent contemporaries such as Donald Judd sought to reaffirm it. The paintings he created between 1967 and 1973 stand out for their monumentality and forceful use of color. The canvas becomes a medium that records traces of the production process and exhibits its own physicality. At a time when painting seemed to be in decline, Gilliam breathed new life into it; jazz was an important source of inspiration for his expressive and energetic style.

The Music of Color also probes the political and historical dimension of Gilliam’s oeuvre. While the artist himself rarely comments on political issues, the works in his Martin Luther King series and Jail Jungle reflect the 1968 race riots and the highly polarized debate over black art and abstract painting in 1960s and 1970s America.

The Kunstmuseum Basel presents 45 outstanding works from public and private collections in Europe and the United States.



Kunstmuseum Basel Website


Contact: Kunstmuseum Basel
St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
CH-4010 Basel

Tel: (41) 61 206 62 62

Theaster Gates: Black Madonna
Theaster Gates: Black Madonna
Theaster Gates: Black Madonna
BASEL  •  Kunstmuseum Basel  •  9 June - 21 October 2018
 

The creative practice of the American artist Theaster Gates (b. 1973) ranges from urban interventions and performance pieces to pottery. He is the lead singer of the band The Black Monks of Mississippi and has been appointed the first distinguished visiting artist and director of artist initiatives at the Lunder Institute for American Art, which is part of the Colby College Museum of Art. An urban planner by training, he rose to renown with Dorchester Projects, an urban redevelopment endeavor on Chicago’s impoverished South Side that he has described as «real estate art». His work continually aims to bridge the gulf between art and society and establish cultural communities as a way of initiating social, political, architectural, and urban change. At the 2013 Art Basel, he presented 100 marble slabs from the bathrooms of a bank building slated for demolition that he had inscribed with the words «In Art We Trust»; transformed into bank bonds, they helped raise funding for the Stony Island Arts Bank cultural center. Since then Gates has widely been recognized as a leading voice in contemporary art.

The artist sees himself as a collector of collections and archives, especially of America’s black culture. He is especially interested in forgotten objects, images, and themes, which he integrates into his own creative practice. As a collector of marginalized and obscure archives, Gates will join the Kunstmuseum Basel in a critical engagement with the museum’s Eurocentric collection that will broach fundamental questions concerning its spatial and organizational structures.

In his exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel, which will be spread out across two of the museum’s venues, Gates will explore the cult of the Black Madonna, examining both its significance in the history of religion and its aesthetic and metaphorical tenor.



Kunstmuseum Basel Website


Contact: Kunstmuseum Basel
St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
CH-4010 Basel

Tel: (41) 61 206 62 62

Events in United States

Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016
NEW YORK  •  Museum of Modern Art  •  31 March - 22 July 2018
 

Often drawing from her personal and professional experiences, American artist Adrian Piper’s influential work has directly addressed gender, race, xenophobia, and, more recently, social engagement and self-transcendence.

Bringing together over 290 works, including drawings, paintings, photographs, multimedia installations, videos, and performances, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience her provocative and wide-ranging artwork. Occupying the Museum’s entire sixth floor and the Marron Atrium, Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965–2016 charts the artist’s five-decade career, including early paintings inspired by the use of LSD; key projects such as Mythic Being (1973), in which Piper has merged her male alter ego with entries from her teenage journals; My Calling (Card) #1 and My Calling (Card) #2 (1986), business card–sized, text-based works that confront the reader’s own racist or sexist tendencies; and What It’s Like, What It Is #3 (1991), a large-scale mixed-media installation addressing racist stereotypes, which will be shown in the Marron Atrium.

After MoMA, this retrospective will travel to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

 



Museum of Modern Art Website


Contact: Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) (212) 708-9400‎

Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016
Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016
Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016
NEW YORK  •  Museum of Modern Art  •  31 March - 22 July 2018
 

Often drawing from her personal and professional experiences, American artist Adrian Piper’s influential work has directly addressed gender, race, xenophobia, and, more recently, social engagement and self-transcendence.

Bringing together over 290 works, including drawings, paintings, photographs, multimedia installations, videos, and performances, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience her provocative and wide-ranging artwork.

Occupying the Museum’s entire sixth floor and the Marron Atrium, Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965–2016 charts the artist’s five-decade career, including early paintings inspired by the use of LSD; key projects such as Mythic Being (1973), in which Piper has merged her male alter ego with entries from her teenage journals; My Calling (Card) #1 and My Calling (Card) #2 (1986), business card–sized, text-based works that confront the reader’s own racist or sexist tendencies; and What It’s Like, What It Is #3 (1991), a large-scale mixed-media installation addressing racist stereotypes, which will be shown in the Marron Atrium.

After MoMA, this retrospective will travel to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

 



Museum of Modern Art Website


Contact: Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) (212) 708-9400‎

Being: New Photography 2018
NEW YORK  •  Museum of Modern Art  •  15 March - 19 August 2018
 

The works featured in Being call attention to assumptions about how individuals are depicted and perceived. Many challenge the conventions of photographic portraiture, or use tactics such as masking, cropping, or fragmenting to disorient the viewer. In others, snapshots or found images are taken from their original context and placed in a new one to reveal hidden stories. While some of the works might be considered straightforward representations of individuals, others do not include images of the human body at all. Together, they explore how personhood is expressed today, and offer timely perspectives on issues of privacy and exposure; the formation of communities; and gender, heritage, and psychology.

The artists included are:

    Sofia Borges (Brazilian, born 1984)
    Matthew Connors (American, born 1976)
    Sam Contis (American, born 1982)
    Shilpa Gupta (Indian, born 1976)
    Adelita Husni-Bey (Italian, born 1985)
    Yazan Khalili (Palestinian, born Syria, 1981)
    Harold Mendez (American, born 1977)
    Aïda Muluneh (Ethiopian, born 1974)
    Hương Ngô and Hồng-Ân Trương (American, born Hong Kong, 1979; American, born 1976)
    B. Ingrid Olson (American, born 1987)
    Joanna Piotrowska (Polish, born 1985)
    Em Rooney (American, born 1983)
    Paul Mpagi Sepuya (American, born 1982)
    Andrzej Steinbach (German, born Poland, 1983)
    Stephanie Syjuco (American, born Philippines, 1974)
    Carmen Winant (American, born 1983)



Museum of Modern Art Website


Contact: Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd Street New York, NY 10019
Tel: (1) (212) 708-9400

Standing Figure, Tlalocan [tunnel under Feathered Serpent Pyramid], Teotihuacan, Mexico, 200–250, Zona de Monumentos Arqueológicos de Teotihuacán/INAH, [Proyecto Tlalocan], photograph by Jorge Pérez de Lara Elías, © INAH
Standing Figure, Tlalocan [tunnel under Feathered Serpent Pyramid], Teotihuacan, Mexico, 200–250, Zona de Monumentos Arqueológicos de Teotihuacán/INAH, [Proyecto Tlalocan], photograph by Jorge Pérez de Lara Elías, © INAH
City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan
LOS ANGELES  •  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art  •  25 March - 15 July 2018
 
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan, a groundbreaking exhibition featuring new archaeological discoveries from the ancient city’s three main pyramids and major residential compounds. City and Cosmos includes nearly 200 works in various media, such as monumental sculpture made of volcanic stones; polychrome mural paintings; and smaller-scale objects made out of precious greenstones, obsidian, and ceramic.

Organized in collaboration with Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) and the de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, City and Cosmos is organized according to the city’s main architectural complexes and highlights visible monumental sculpture and buried offerings from the three main pyramids: Sun Pyramid, Moon Pyramid, and Feathered Serpent Pyramid; residential compounds; and the city’s edges and beyond.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art Website


Contact: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (1) 323 857-6000

Giacometti
NEW YORK  •  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  •  8 June - 12 September 2018
 
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the work of the Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966)—the first major museum exhibition in the United States in more than 15 years dedicated to the Swiss-born artist. Installed within the museum’s rotunda, Giacometti examines this preeminent modernist who is renowned for the distinctive figurative sculptures that he produced in reaction to the trauma and anguish of World War II, including a series of elongated standing women, striding men, and expressive bust-length portraits. The exhibition encompasses the entirety of the artist’s career, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings, some of which have never before been shown in the United States, as well as archival photographs and ephemera.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Website


Contact: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128-0173
Tel: (1) 212 423 3500

Glenn Ligon: What We Said The Last Time
NEW YORK  •  Luhring Augustine  •  27 February - 2 April 2016
 

Luhring Augustine presents What We Said The Last Time, an exhibition of new work by Glenn Ligon, and Entanglements, a curatorial project by the artist. A companion exhibition entitled We Need To Wake Up Cause That’s What Time It Is opened at Luhring Augustine Bushwick on January 16th and remains on view through 17 April 2016. 

What We Said The Last Time features a suite of seventeen inkjet prints that document the paint-spattered pages of the artist’s well-worn copy of James Baldwin’s seminal 1953 essay “Stranger in the Village.” Written during a stay in a remote Swiss mountain hamlet, Baldwin’s text examines complex and urgent questions around blackness, culture, and history. Since 1996, Ligon has used the essay as the basis of his “Stranger” series, including prints, drawings, and dense paintings made with oil stick and often coal dust that oscillate between legibility and obscurity. While creating these canvases, Ligon kept pages of Baldwin’s essay on his studio table for reference, and over the years they became covered with random smudges of black paint, oil stains, and fingerprints. Intrigued by this accumulation of marks, Ligon transformed the book pages into a suite of large-scale prints, using the full text of the essay for the first time in his career. The resulting work is a palimpsest of accumulated personal histories that suggests Ligon’s long engagement with Baldwin’s essay, as well as a new strategy in his ongoing exploration of the interplay between language and abstraction.

Also on view is Entanglements, a curatorial project by Ligon that examines how artists use the studio as a base from which to engage momentous cultural shifts and political events in both direct and oblique ways.  Key to the exhibition is Bruce Nauman’s Violin Tuned D.E.A.D. (1968), a video that presents the artist repetitively playing a single note on a violin with his back to the camera. While discussions of Nauman’s video works from this period have focused on issues of performativity, endurance, and the body, Ligon was interested in how Nauman’s discordant note can be heard as a soundtrack to the war in Vietnam or the brutal violence faced by civil rights workers. While not directly commenting on these issues, the ominous soundscape of Violin Tuned D.E.A.D. nevertheless suggests Nauman’s engagement with that turbulent moment in American history and served as a point of departure for Ligon to consider other works in which the artist’s studio has acted as a conduit for contemporary events. Ligon’s selections posit new identities, conversations or modes of sociability as a response to pressing social and political issues.  Entanglements features artworks and ephemera by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Hammons, On Kawara, Glenn Ligon, Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper, Bob Thompson, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Andy Warhol. 

Glenn Ligon lives and works in New York.



Luhring Augustine Website


Contact: Luhring Augustine
531 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (1) 212 206 91 00

Jason Moran
Jason Moran
Jason Moran
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA  •  Walker Art Center  •  26 April - 26 August 2018
 
The work of the American interdisciplinary artist Jason Moran (US, born 1975) is grounded in musical composition, yet bridges the visual and performing arts through stagecraft. Moran is known for using personal experience to create dynamic musical compositions that challenge the conventional form of the medium. His experimental approach to artmaking embraces the intersection of objects and sound, pushing beyond the traditional staged concert or sculpture and drawing to amplify ways that both are inherently theatrical. This exhibition, the artist’s first museum show, features the range of work Moran has explored, from his own sculptural pieces and collaborations with visual artists to performances.

Walker Art Center Website


Contact: Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: (1) 612) 375 76 00

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)
NEW YORK  •  The Met Breuer  •  21 March - 22 July 2018
 
Seven hundred years of sculptural practice—from fourteenth-century Europe to the global present—are examined anew in this groundbreaking exhibition. Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) explores narratives of sculpture in which artists have sought to replicate the literal, living presence of the human body. On view exclusively at The Met Breuer, this major international loan exhibition of about 120 works draws on The Met's rich collections of European sculpture and modern and contemporary art, while also featuring a selection of important works from national and international museums and private collections.

The Met Breuer Website


Contact: The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (1) 212 731 16 75

Rockwell Kent: Prints from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection
GLENN FALLS, NEW YORK  •  The Hyde Collection  •  8 April - 22 July 2018
 

Rockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971) was a polarizing figure: An acclaimed artist and printmaker, a household name as traveler and author, his private mores scandalized family and friends, his social activism his political adversaries. His politics garnered him a certain degree of notoriety, while his art earned him critical acclaim. The Hyde Collection presents two exhibitions of the artist's works in three mediums. Rockwell Kent: Prints from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection includes fifty-two prints and a selection of ceramics by Kent; A Life and Art of His Own: Paintings from North Country Collections features thirty-seven paintings drawn from Plattsburgh State University's Art Museum and private collectors throughout the North Country.

Kent traveled extensively to Greenland, Tierra del Fuego, Newfoundland, Alaska, and other remote locations, transporting viewers to the rugged extremes of wilderness. His distinctive style emerged in the early 1900s and seemed inspired by the grand landscapes of the cold, bleak climes he found among the faraway mountains to which he traveled. Many of his works were centered on the inherent good of man and nature, and the relationship between them.

Kent's Modernism appealed to a large following, allowing him a successful career in major metropolitan areas despite living in rural Au Sable Forks (Clinton and Essex counties) for forty-three years. Drawn by what he deemed "humanist wilderness," he moved to the Adirondacks in 1928, building Asgaard Farm with views of Whiteface Mountain and the surrounding High Peaks.



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Contact: The Hyde Collection
161 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY 1280
Tel: (1) 518.792.1761

Takashi Murakami: <EM>Flower Ball (Lots of Colors)</EM>, 2008. Acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on board, 59 in. (150 cm) diameter. Cari and Michael J. Sacks © 2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Nathan Keay.
Takashi Murakami: Flower Ball (Lots of Colors), 2008. Acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on board, 59 in. (150 cm) diameter. Cari and Michael J. Sacks © 2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Nathan Keay.
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg
FORT WORTH, TEXAS  •  Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth  •  10 June - 16 September 2018
 
This summer, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosts the highly anticipated major retrospective Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, showcasing more than three decades of Murakami's paintings, from his earliest mature works to his most recent, never-before-seen paintings. Across over fifty works, this exhibition reveals the consistent, universal themes that have guided the artist's work, reflecting his level of craft and insightful engagement with history.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Website


Contact: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Tel: (1) 817.738.9215

Charles "Teenie" Harris
Charles "Teenie" Harris
Teenie Harris Photographs: Around the Clock
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA  •  Carnegie Museum of Art  •  2 June - 3 September 2018
 

Charles “Teenie” Harris worked around the clock. As a photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, as a freelancer at nightclubs, at his portrait studio, as an artist, he was seemingly everywhere. Carnegie Museum of Art’s Teenie Harris Archive contains nearly 80,000 examples of Harris’s tireless practice. Teenie Harris Photographs: Around The Clock collects 25 images that reveal how one individual managed to document the experiences of an entire community.

At the Courier, one of the nation’s most important black newspapers, he was out on the beat, covering the day’s news—from civil rights struggles to local politics, from celebrations to tragedies. He was an insider, heading backstage to shoot jazz musicians and sharing candid moments with sports legends. Harris also ran his own portrait studio on The Hill, catering to weddings, social clubs, and churches. On his daily travels around Pittsburgh, Harris captured the vibrant landscape he knew so well. Closer to home, he recorded tender, funny moments with his kids and family. Inevitably, even after covering scenes of nightlife or an after-hours emergency, he returned to his basement studio in Homewood to develop the day's photos.

Organized by Charlene Foggie-Barnett, archive specialist, Teenie Harris Photographs: Around the Clock offers a glimpse into the breadth of this hardworking photographer's activities.

Charles “Teenie” Harris (1908–1998) photographed Pittsburgh’s African American community circa 1935–1975. With nearly 80,000 images by Harris, the Teenie Harris Archive at Carnegie Museum of Art is one of the most detailed and intimate records of the black urban experience known today.



Carnegie Museum of Art


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Pendant, Asante peoples, Ghana, Africa, Late 19th century, gold-copper-silver alloy, Dallas Museum of Art, McDermott African Art Acquisition Fund 2014.26.2
Pendant, Asante peoples, Ghana, Africa, Late 19th century, gold-copper-silver alloy, Dallas Museum of Art, McDermott African Art Acquisition Fund 2014.26.2
The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana
DALLAS, TEXAS  •  Dallas Museum of Art  •  15 April - 12 August 2018
 
The Dallas Museum of Art presents an exhibition dedicated to the royal regalia of the Asante kingdom. Spanning three centuries, The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana brings together over 250 objects, including crowns, sword ornaments, ceremonial furniture, textiles, pectoral disks, weapons, a state umbrella, musical instruments, and jewelry made of wood, silk, brass, iron, and gold. Organized by the DMA and inspired by the Museum’s collection, The Power of Gold is the first American museum exhibition dedicated to Asante regalia in over 30 years, and explores the unique role and impact of gold on the development of Asante society, economy, and arts.

Dallas Museum of Art Website


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1717 North Harwood
Dallas TX 75201
Tel: (1) 214-922-1200

Kehinde Wiley:<EM> Samuel Eto’o,</EM> 2010Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches. Private Collection Courtesy of the artist and Roberts &amp; Tilton, Los Angeles, California
Kehinde Wiley: Samuel Eto'o, 2010
Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches.
Private Collection
Courtesy of the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, California
The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art
MIAMI  •  Pérez Art Museum Miami  •  12 April - 2 September 2018
 

The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art is an art-based exhibition on the subject of soccer, or fútbol, and its interactions with societies around the world. Planned to overlap with the 2018 World Cup, the exhibition explores how the sport has stimulated artists to reflect upon its implications on society.

The exhibition features 50 works of art ranging from video and photography to painting and sculpture by more than 30 artists including Andy Warhol, Vik Muniz, Maria Lassnig, Kehinde Wiley, Miguel Calderón, Robin Rhode, Taryn Simon, Quisqueya Henriquez, Antoni Muntadas, Melanie Smith, Hank Willis Thomas, and others.



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1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
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Visitors to Versailles
NEW YORK  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  16 April - 29 July 2018
 
Bringing together works from The Met, the Château de Versailles, and over 50 lenders, this exhibition will highlight the experiences of travelers from 1682, when Louis XIV moved his court to Versailles, to 1789, when the royal family was forced to leave the palace and return to Paris. Through paintings, portraits, furniture, tapestries, carpets, costumes, porcelain, sculpture, arms and armor, and guidebooks, the exhibition will illustrate what visitors encountered at court, what kind of welcome and access to the palace they received, and, most importantly, what impressions, gifts, and souvenirs they took home with them.

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<P>David Hockney, <EM>Barry Humphries</EM>, 26th, 27th, 28th March 2015 from <EM>82 Portraits and 1 Still-life</EM>, 2015, courtesy of the artist,© David Hockneyphoto by Richard Schmidt </P>

David Hockney, Barry Humphries, 26th, 27th, 28th March 2015 from 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life, 2015,
courtesy of the artist,
© David Hockney
photo by Richard Schmidt

David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life
LOS ANGELES  •  Los Angeles County Museum of Art  •  15 April - 29 July 2018
 
In 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life, David Hockney offers a vibrant and intimate view of people with whom he has developed relationships over the past 50 years. The majority of the portraits were painted in Hockney’s Los Angeles studio, all from life and over a period of two or three days, which the artist has described as “a 20-hour exposure.” None of Hockney’s portraits are commissioned; for this series he invited family, members of his staff, and close friends to sit for him—including several curators, art dealers, and collectors with local and international renown. John Baldessari, Douglas Baxter, Edith Devaney, Larry Gagosian, Frank Gehry, Peter Goulds, Barry Humphries, David Juda, Rita Pynoos, Joan Quinn, Norman Rosenthal, Jacob Rothschild, and Benedikt Taschen are among those portrayed, as well as LACMA’s Stephanie Barron and Dagny Corcoran.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Website


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5905 Wilshire Boulevard 
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 1 323 857 6000

<EM>Things</EM> by Urs Fischer
Things by Urs Fischer
Urs Fischer: Things
NEW YORK  •  Gagosian  •  15 May - 23 June 2018
 

Amid the bustle of midtown Manhattan, a rhinoceros can be glimpsed through tall, arched windows at street level. Various man-made objects—including a copy machine, a car door, a handbag, a vacuum cleaner, a shovel, and a table—seem to float right through the creature, as if released from Earth’s gravitational pull. Carved out of aluminum, this barrage of incongruous items forms a single, continuous unit, anchored by the rhinoceros, which stands its ground. Produced at life size from a 3D scan of a taxidermy animal, its furrowed visage looms from a height of more than ten feet.

Things considers the ways that objects and forces—from plastic bottles and Wi-Fi signals to memories, history, and emotion—gather around and pass through our bodies as we move through the world, creating countless versions of reality that are specific to each of us. Like the rhinoceros, we absorb all that comes into our vicinity, and in the process we ourselves undergo a constant, often undetectable metamorphosis. Existence itself is thus presented as an accumulation, a collective gathering of physical and metaphorical baggage.

n his use of traditional materials and current technologies, Fischer’s art tests the boundaries of possibility and perception. He has used clay, steel, wax, bread, dirt, vegetables, and fruit, among other substances, often to extreme paradoxical visual effect, revealing a keen attunement to the infinite mutability of image and form.

Urs Fischer was born in Zurich in 1973, and lives and works in New York.



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entrance at 2 East 43rd Street
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A Universal History of Infamy: Those of This America
LOS ANGELES  •  Charles White Elementary School Gallery  •  27 January - 6 October 2018
 
 

As part of the multisite project A Universal History of Infamy, LACMA presents an exhibition curated by artist and educator Vincent Ramos at the museum's satellite gallery within Charles White Elementary School. By displaying works by contemporary Latino artists, writers, and activists exploring loss, resilience, and the political potential of poetic expression alongside several pieces from LACMA’s collection, Ramos exposes a shared impulse across generations to use art as a powerful method of resistance.

Artists in the exhibition include Isabel Avila, Raul Baltazar, Roberto Chavez, Victor Estrada, Carlee Fernandez, Devyn Galindo, Héctor García, Jacinta González, Raul Guerrero, Fred Lonidier, Maria de Los Angeles, Yvette Mayorga, Delilah Montoya, Jorge Orozco Gonzalez, Monique Prieto, Betsabeé Romero, Peter Saul, Fritz Scholder, Rufino Tamayo, Teresita de la Torre, Patricia Valencia, Linda Vallejo, Emmett Walsh, and Max Yavno.

Contributing writers: Rocio Carlos, Sesshu Foster, Carribean Fragoza, and Stephanie Guerrero.



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Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Poppy Red and Yellowed Orange <EM>Butterfly</EM> 48.90), 2016, color pencil on paper, 76 × 42 inches (193 × 106.7 cm) © Mark Grotjahn
Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Poppy Red and Yellowed Orange Butterfly 48.90), 2016,
color pencil on paper, 76 × 42 inches (193 × 106.7 cm)
© Mark Grotjahn
Mark Grotjahn: 50 Kitchens
LOS ANGELES  •  Los Angeles County Museum of Art  •  20 May - 19 August 2018
 
 
Mark Grotjahn has made his Butterfly compositions since 2002, the latest is 50 Kitchens (2013–18), which will be exhibited at LACMA for the first time. Conceived as one work, 50 Kitchens takes its inspiration from a single composition that Grotjahn made to meet the dimensional specifications of a wall in his kitchen. The more than fifty subsequent chromatic drawings explore pairs of radiating colors and together create a prismatic display.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Website


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Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov
San Francisco Symphony: Daniil Trifonov, piano
SAN FRANCISCO  •  Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall  •  21 - 24 June 2018
 

Sibelius: Symphony No. 6

Sibelius: Symphony No. 7

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano



San Francisco Symphony Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

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Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA

 


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Lin-Manuel Miranda in <EM>Hamilton</EM>
Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton
Hamilton: By Lin-Manuel Miranda
NEW YORK  •  Richard Rodgers Theatre  •  6 August 2015 - 31 December 2018
 

Hamilton is a hip hop musical with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show was inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow.

Directed by Thomas Kail

The cast features Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexnder Hamilton), Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Drama Desk Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Jonathan Groff (King George), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds).



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Trail of Tears: A Story of Cherokee Removal
WASHINGTON, DC  •  Smithsonian’s National Museum  •  15 April - 31 December 2018
 

Cherokee Nation recently opened a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the annual Cherokee Days festival. “A Story of Cherokee Removal” shares the story of removal on the infamous Trail of Tears from the Cherokee perspective and addresses the devastating costs of greed and oppression. It also shows how the tribe persevered, adapted and learned to thrive. “This new installation shares the unique Cherokee perspective of federal removal policies and focuses on the early history of our tribe in Indian Territory,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “It educates viewers about the circumstances surrounding the Trail of Tears and shows how our tribal government rebuilt itself by re-establishing schools and courts in modern-day Oklahoma.

Featured within the exhibit are quotes from witnesses of the Cherokee Trail of Tears, historical timelines, a Trail of Tears route map and a video highlighting the Remember the Removal Bike Ride, in which young Cherokees retrace the 950-mile route on bicycles each year.



National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Website


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International Spy MuseumWashington, D.C.
International Spy Museum
Washington, D.C.
International Spy Museum
WASHINGTON, D.C.  •  Ongoing
 
 
The International Spy Museum is the first public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage. It features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. Many of these objects seen for the first time outside of the intelligence community illustrate the work of famous spies and pivotal espionage actions as well as help bring to life the strategies and techniques of the men and women behind some of the most secretive espionage missions in world history.

International Spy Museum Web Site


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Washington, DC 20004

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