JG is a sequel in technique to FILM, Tacita Dean’s 2011 project for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. It is inspired by her correspondence with British author J.G. Ballard (1930-2009) regarding connections between his short story ‘The Voices of Time’ (1960) and Robert Smithson’s iconic earthwork and film Spiral Jetty (both works, 1970). The new 26 ½ minute work is a 35mm anamorphic film shot on location in the saline landscapes of Utah and central California using Dean’s recently developed and patented system of aperture gate masking.
For further information, please visit the Hammer Museum website
Lo que el fuego me trajo (What Fire Brought to Me)
Directed by Adrián Villar Rojas
Adrián Villar Rojas’ paean to ritualized labor chronicles a man and a woman working ceaselessly at a remote modernist house surrounded by jungle.
For further information, please visit the BAM website
The exhibition, created in close cooperation with the artist, unites works in different collections in Munich for the first time. Largely dating from the 1980s and 1990s, this selection of 20 works provides a precise overview of the most important aspects in Jeff Wall’s work and includes now famous, frequently exhibited works such as »The Thinker« and »Restoration«, as well as less well-known pictures that are seldom shown.
For further information, please visit the Pinakothek Moderne website
Museum Haus Konstruktiv is pleased to present the first institutional solo exhibition on Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas (*1980 in Rosario, Argentina) in Switzerland. Rojas is the winner of this year's "Zurich Art Prize," which for the sixth time in a row is awarded in close cooperation with Zurich Insurance Group.
For further information, please visit the Museum Haus Konstruktiv website
Gerhard Richter wird den "Atlas", an dem er seit 1962 arbeitet, mit einer Reihe weiterer Tafeln 2013 zum Abschluss bringen. Dieses große Werk begleitet Richters gesamten künstlerischen Werdegang und stellt zugleich ein Kompendium seiner Bildideen dar. Im "Atlas" sind Photographien, Zeitungsausschnitte, Skizzen und Collagen zusammengefasst, die vielfältige Einblicke in sein künstlerisches Vorgehen erlauben.
For further information, please visit the Lenbachhaus website
The first major UK exhibition of work by internationally acclaimed artist Amar Kanwar. The exhibition, in YSP’s Underground Gallery, centres on The Sovereign Forest (2012–), which explores the impact of mining and other commercial activities on the landscape and communities of Odisha (formerly Orissa), India.
For further information, please visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park website
The Lightning Testimonies is a disturbing eight-channel video installation exploring the often repressed, always sensitive, and newly urgent subject of sexual violence against women on the Indian subcontinent. The work is a complex montage of simultaneous accounts, with stories ranging from wide-scale abduction and rape during the partition of India in 1947 to the powerful anti-rape protests in Manipur in 2004. Each projection features a different woman recounting a multilayered memory of trauma and resilience. Throughout the piece, Kanwar explores the many ways in which narratives of sexual violence are enmeshed within Indian social and political conflicts. The endeavor was created, in part, to break through the zones of self-imposed and communally enforced silence surrounding the issue in India, in both public and private realms. Importantly, Kanwar has chosen to present the work both as a multichannel installation in art-world settings and as a continuous film in educational and activist contexts.
For further information, please visit the The Art Institute of Chicago website
For further information, please visit the Carnegie International website
New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park
For further information, please visit the Centre Pompidou website
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents OP DE WIND GESCHREVEN / WRITTEN ON THE WIND – Drawings by Lawrence Weiner, the first major exhibition devoted to works on paper by Lawrence Weiner (b. 1942, Bronx, New York), one of the most culturally engaged artists of our time. The exhibition is organized by the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), where it premiered earlier this year, and co-produced with the Stedelijk Museum.
For further information, please visit the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam website
This exhibition comprises three rooms of new works by Gerhard Richter from his current series of strip pictures and glass objects, most of which were created specifically for this show.
For further information, please visit the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden website
For further information, please visit the La Biennale de Lyon 2013 website