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April 1, 2017

Pierre Huyghe has been awarded the 2017 Nasher Sculpture Prize, a prize that honors a living artist who elevates the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities. Huyghe has profoundly expanded the parameters of sculpture through artworks encompassing a variety of materials and disciplines.

Huyghe has consistently sought new ways to bring together unconventional and heterogeneous materials into a practice exceeding the sum of its multifarious parts and was selected for his extraordinary work by an international jury of directors, curators, artists, and historians who demonstrate an unparalleled expertise in the field of sculpture. Huyghe will be presented with an award designed by Renzo Piano, architect of the Nasher Sculpture Center, at a ceremony in Dallas on April 1, 2017.

Pierre Huyghe Awarded the 2017 Nasher Sculpture Prize
December 15, 2016

Christian Boltanski and Jens Hoffmann, Director of Special Exhibitions and Public Programs, discuss Take Me, I'm Yours. 

Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission; RSVP Recommended.

Dialogue and Discourse: Christian Boltanski and Jens Hoffmann at the Jewish Museum
December 11, 2016- January 8, 2017

To explore our shared ethos with the art world, the Rolls-Royce Art Program was born. Art talks, in-situ commissions and partnerships enable artists to realize innovative projects, explore new ideas and engage with the public.

For the 2016 Rolls-Royce Art Program, Yang Fudong will create a short film based on Chinese mythology and the virtues of perseverance and will power.

This new work will be launched in Shanghai in December 2016.

Yang Fudong Participates in 2016 Rolls-Royce Art Program
December 10, 2016- July 16, 2017

This exhibition will feature four of Dijkstra’s portraits of adolescents, as well as a 1991 self-portrait that inspired much of her later work. It is timed to coincide with the installation of I See a Woman Crying (Weeping Woman), a three-channel video of British schoolchildren talking about Picasso’s painting Weeping Woman, on view in the East Building’s display of Collectors Committee gifts.

 
Rineke Dijkstra at the National Gallery of Art
December 10, 2016- April 2, 2017
William Kentridge’s The Refusal of Time—jointly owned by SFMOMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and making its West Coast debut—evokes an embodied history of time while exploding the very notion of how we mark its passage. In this immersive installation, synchronized video projections feature live action, animation, and dance; audio feeds incorporate music and sound; and a central kinetic sculpture called “the elephant” breathes in a steady rhythm. 

The Refusal of Time grew out of conversations between the artist and Harvard physicist Peter Galison, and encompasses Kentridge’s wide range of artistic practices and visual motifs, including drawing, film, sculpture, and performance. Allusions to Greenwich Mean Time, Einstein’s theory of relativity, the burgeoning Industrial Age of the late nineteenth century, and South African theater collide as they bring to life a world that is constantly revolving, spinning, and breaking apart, but is always profoundly alive.
William Kentridge at SFMOMA
December 2, 2016- March 26, 2017
The Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt presents Unnatural Selection, a monographic exhibition by Tony Cragg presenting some 20 sculptures of recent years in the Grand Hall.

His large-scale sculptures of metal, marble, wood and, more recently, glass are inspired by organic natural shapes and fascinating aesthetics. The mineral and fossil collection of the artist will be an important part of the exhibition and will enrich the discussion about the relationship between nature and art. 
Tony Cragg at Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt
November 26, 2016- February 19, 2017

S.M.A.K presents Déformation Professionnelle, a solo exhibition by Nairy Baghramian that comprises of a series of new sculptures and installations that build on the key works in her oeuvre over the last fifteen years. For this purpose, she has reinterpreted not only the works themselves, but also the tools and other work materials that she used in making the artworks. In this exhibition, Baghramian in this sense criticizes, emphasizes and stretches the concept of the ‘retrospective’. Through her playful take on the retrospective view, she unpacks and interrogates the conceptual, economic, physical and social aspects of sculpture.

Taking its title from a French phrase that indicates an adjustment to one’s worldview that results from being overly specialized or an expert, Déformation Professionnelle also speaks of analyzing one’s profession or métier: in this case the artist’s method.

Nairy Baghramian at S.M.A.K
November 19, 2016 - February 19, 2017
Le Ferme du Buisson presents an exhibition that brings together historic works and recent installations of Chantal Akerman as a tribute to her importance in the field of contemporary art.

For the first time in France, the Le Ferme du Buisson is presenting Maniac Shadows, one of her last video installations. In images shot in or from her living spaces in Paris, Brussels, and New York – and in an intertwining of here and there, of interior and exterior – we hear her reading her novel Ma mère rit in which she meditates on her life and the world. Maniac Shadows is at the core of a journey of rediscovery, taking us through unknown parts of her oeuvre, from that first short feature made when she was eighteen to a recent work for radio. This immersion in her personal universe is accompanied by Sonia Wieder-Atherton's cello and an imagining of how to inhabit space.

 

Chantal Akerman at Le Ferme du Buisson
November 11, 2016- January 15, 2017
Kunsthaus Bregenz presents "WHEREWITHAL | WAS ES BRAUCHT", a solo exhibition by Lawrence Weiner.

On the walls of Kunsthaus Bregenz, Weiner’s texts become a commentary on the architecture, space, and sensory experience. His works are not only site-specific, but relate to themselves, pursue elliptical odysseys through meaning and create deft plays on society, politics, and the place of art.  

Lawrence Weiner is particularly important to Kunsthaus Bregenz because of his spatial thinking. The model for his text works across the building’s four floors is, according to Weiner, a kind of geyser. Geysers provide valves for excessive pressure, and art is a spontaneous escape from apparently hermetic tectonic crusts. He admits to that as being "idealistic", but this nevertheless remains one of the art’s tasks.
Lawrence Weiner at Kunsthaus Bergenz
November 7, 2016
The Dutch Culture Minister, Dr Jet Bussemaker, has selected film director and visual artist Steve McQueen as the recipient of this year’s Johannes Vermeer Award, the Dutch annual state prize for the arts.

The jury, chaired by Ernst Hirsch Ballin, unanimously nominated McQueen for his profound and enduring examination of the human condition in his film and video works, which often depict people struggling to preserve their dignity in circumstances of repression.
Steve McQueen is Recipient of 2016 Johannes Vermeer Award
November 5, 2016- March 12, 2017

The Museo Tamayo presents a monographic show showcasing the diverse media of Tacita Dean, created throughout different stages of her career. Additionally, it will commission a new film and show her most recent series of paintings, along with other pieces that are currently under production. Although her pictorial work is not necessarily the one she is most known for, drawing and painting have a central role in the development of her practice.

A double publication will be prepared in relation to this exhibition, constituted by a catalogue of the show and an artist’s book.

 
Tacita Dean at Museo Tamayo
November 4, 2016- August 31, 2017

Danh Vo presents a series of compelling new sculptures as part of his first outdoor installation in the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery at the National Gallery Singapore. Vo’s work often draws upon personal experience to explore broader historical, social or political themes, particularly those relating to the history of Vietnam at the close of the 20th century. A continuation of his existing practice, this installation explores issues of cross-cultural identity and the definition of cultural values.

Danh Vo at National Gallery Singapore
November 3, 2016- April 16, 2017

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía presents Lothar Baumgarten’s The ship is going under, the ice is breaking through, a solo exhibition that will utilize the Palacio de Cristal as an element of dialogue with a sound piece conceived specifically for its unique architecture. Baumgarten returns to a line of work he explored in pieces such as Caimán, nariz blanca (1989) and Seven Sounds / Seven Circles (2004).

Lothar Baumgarten at Palacio de Cristal
October 26, 2016

The Marian Goodman Gallery is delighted to announce that Marian Goodman will be the recipient of the 2016 Leo Award given by the ICI (Independent Curators International), which will be presented on October 26. Her tireless commitment to fostering the careers of some of the most significant and respected artists of our times, and her unwavering support of the creative process continues the legacy of the award’s namesake, Leo Castelli, and supports the mission of the ICI.

 
Marian Goodman Awarded Independent Curators International’s 2016 Leo Award
October 27, 2016- January 15, 2017

Museum Haus Konstruktiv and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd are delighted to honor this year’s winner of the Zurich Art Prize, Nairy Baghramian. In 2016, this award, which was established in close cooperation with Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, is presented for the ninth time. The prize money is put to use in a solo exhibition, specially conceived for the museum, titled Scruff of the Neck (Supplements).

As described in one of her catalog text, Baghramian marks “boundaries, transitions and gaps in the museum space and the urban space, between interior and exterior, art and design, form and meaning, context and discourse, by using curved steel sheets and soft rubber, geometric frameworks and hybrid objects, mirrors, steel and fabrics, as well as cast and combined materials.” She scrutinizes the paradigms of the sculptural, as well as the context of the respective exhibition, which is inseparable from her artistic production.

 
Nairy Baghramian at Haus Konstruktiv
October 21, 2016- January 8, 2017

The Monnaie de Paris presents a solo exhibition of Maurizio Cattelan. This will be the largest exhibition in Europe since his retrospective in New York.

Curated by Chiara Parisi, this exhibition is “deeply” inhabited by the artist. A selection of artworks, those ones whose images remain forever in our mind, will be displayed in the 18th-century salons of Monnaie de Paris.

Maurizio Cattelan at Monnaie de Paris
October 18, 2016

Marian Goodman Gallery congratulates Annette Messager on being awarded the 2016 Praemium Imperiale Global Arts Prize, Lifetime Achievement in Sculpture. Since its inauguration in 1989, it has been given annually by the Japan Art Association and has become a mark of the arts.

Annette Messager Awarded the Praemium Imperiale Global Arts Prize, Lifetime Achievement in Sculpture
October 16, 2016–January 8, 2017
The High will be the first museum in the United States to present a new body of work by Thomas Struth with this major touring exhibition, which will feature more than 30 works by the renowned artist.

Nature & Politics will combine various strands of Struth's work—placing particular focus on technology and the manufactured landscape as overarching subjects. The photographs are global in nature, drawn from Struth’s travels in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America over the past 10 years. They include two photographs made in Atlanta in 2013—a monumental print from the High’s permanent collection that Struth captured in the Georgia Aquarium and a photograph of a robotics workroom at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Thomas Struth at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta
October 15, 2016

Steve McQueen will be awarded the 2016 British Film Institute fellowship. It is the highest accolade the BFI Board of Governors can bestow and is given in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture, showcased in his range of artworks and three multi-award-winning features, Hunger,  Shame and 12 Years a Slave.

It will be presented at the BFI London Film Festival awards ceremony on October 15.

Steve McQueen Awarded 2016 BFI Fellowship
October 15, 2016- June 24, 2017
CIMA presents an exhibition exploring the relationship between one of Italy’s greatest living artists, Giulio Paolini, and one of its most celebrated modern masters, the Giorgio de Chirico. Paolini has often expressed his admiration for de Chirico, hailing him as an “illustrious model” and incorporating numerous references to the artist in his own photographs, sculptures, and drawings throughout the course of his career. 

CIMA’s show features an ongoing conceptual work by Paolini, Interno metafisico (2009–16), reconceived specifically for CIMA’s galleries, as well as a series of historical and new works related to various tropes in de Chirico’s paintings. The installation also showcases a selection of de Chirico’s most iconic Metaphysical masterworks, on view in the U.S. for the first time since 1970, including most notably Le Muse Inquietanti (The Disquieting Muses) (1918). The exhibition marks the first time the relationship between de Chirico and Paolini has been explored in depth through a focused exhibition; it also represents the first time that CIMA closely examines issues of post-war Italian art.
Giulio Paolini at Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA)
October 14, 2016- March 25, 2017
The Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich continues its celebration of female artistic ingenuity with a new monographic exhibition from Tacita Dean, bringing together five major works from the Foundation Louis Vuitton collection to illustrate the great diversity of the artist's oeuvre during the last decade. 
Tacita Dean at Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich
October 12- December 18, 2016
Palais de Tokyo presents an exhibition conceived by Tino Sehgal. The second of a series of “carte blanche” shows – interventions by artists covering the entirety of the exhibition space – begun by Philippe Parreno in 2013.

For this show, which is as radical as it is intense, and whose main materials will be human, in a metamorphosed Palais de Tokyo, Tino Sehgal presents his works alongside pieces by other artists he has chosen to invite.
Tino Sehgal at Palais de Tokyo
October 8, 2016- ongoing
Anri Sala has been conceiving a project for Teshima during the past three years, since winning the 10th Benesse Prize. The installation entitled ALL OF A TREMBLE will be exhibited in the Teshima Seawall House, where the video footage of both an improvising saxophone and a shakuhachi (a Japanese bamboo flute) resonate gives the impression of the house as an organic entity, pulsing with life.

The once-abandoned house is brought to life, inviting viewers to reflect on the displacement and lives of human beings as well as to physically experience "the meeting of two different worlds" -- outside and inside, eastern and western, contrasting instruments, ocean and sky, the artificial and the natural, social and private.
Anri Sala at Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Japan
October 5, 2016- January 9, 2017
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museo Reina Sofía have organized one of the most comprehensive retrospectives devoted to Marcel Broodthaers. His remarkable output in the 1960s and 1970s established him as one of the most important artists on the international scene, and one of the most influential for numerous contemporary artists from that time to the present day.

Following his initial work as a poet, journalist and photographer, in 1964 Marcel Broodthaers decided to become a visual artist, and from that moment on a response to the basic questions in plastic arts can be discerned across his work as he questioned the idea of representation and the production of meaning through the use of existing knowledge systems.
Marcel Broodthaers at Museo Reina Sofia
October 1, 2016- January 8, 2017

The South London Gallery is to open a new permanent garden designed by Gabriel Orozco this October. 

Created over the past two years by the artist, with support from 6a architects and horticulturists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this extraordinary garden will be open to the public every weekend and used by invited groups during the week. It introduces a new, planted entrance to the garden for residents of Sceaux Gardens housing estate, where the SLG has run art programs for a number of years. The opening of the garden marks a pivotal moment in the SLG’s history of working with artists on ambitious and challenging projects which aim to inspire, attract and connect with large and diverse audiences.

Gabriel Orozco has never before designed a garden but embraced the challenge of transforming a largely inaccessible paved area of land at the back of the SLG’s main building into a unique sculptural garden as part of his artistic practice.

Gabriel Orozco at the South London Gallery
September 28, 2016

The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart Foundation announced that a jury has awarded Tino Sehgal the 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize, which has been sponsored by the estate of Stuttgart painter Hans Molfenter since 1983. The $18,000 prize honors artists with a connection to Germany’s southwestern region. In addition, Sehgal will create a project in the Stuttgart area, with the date still to be determined.  

Tino Sehgal Wins 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize
September 22- December 25, 2016
The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum presents Animitas — Les âmes qui murmurent (Souls who murmur), Christian Boltanski's first solo exhibition in Tokyo. It is being held in the former residence of Prince Asaka, a building whose history was formed during a period of significant turning points and one filled with memories of those who once resided here or visited the residence. 

A conversation with the artist and Eriko Osaka (Director, Yokohama Museum of Art) will take place on the day of the opening from 2-4pm.
Christian Boltanski at Teien Art Museum, Tokyo
September 21, 2016- January 15, 2017

Whitechapel will present six large-scale installations by the artist, music and drama are ruptured by revolution, exile, and scientific advancement.

The Refusal of Time (2012) is a collaborative work featuring a shadow procession and a cacophony of clocks, bassoons, and metronomes. The work was created with composer Philip Miller, projection designer Catherine Meyburgh, choreographer Dada Masilo and scientist Peter Galison, alongside performers, machine-makers, costume designers and set designers from around the world.

In Second-hand Reading (2013) we see the artist walking and ruminating while forests grow and stories falter against orderly lists of definitions. A selection of Kentridge’s books are displayed among mural-sized equestrian tapestries in a library, and a model theatre for the set design of Alban Berg’s 1935 opera Lulu is shown with projections of his powerful drawings.

In Seven Fragments for Georges Méliès, Day for Night and Journey to the Moon (2003) the artist investigates the quixotic nature of creativity and the magic of film. Finally, an Istanbul hotel lobby sets the scene for O Sentimental Machine (2015) which explores the incendiary legacy of Soviet revolutionary Leon Trotsky and the artist’s exile in Istanbul.

 
William Kentridge at Whitechapel Gallery
September 9, 2016- January 1, 2017
The Milwaukee Art Museum will debut the recent video installations of Rineke Dijkstra in Rehearsals, opening September 9 in the Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts. Two video installations—Marianna (The Fairy Doll) and The Gymschool, St. Petersburg—will make their museum debut in this Milwaukee-originated exhibition organized by Lisa J. Sutcliffe, curator of photography and media arts.

Accompanying the Rehearsals exhibition is The Lives of Other: Portraits from the Photography Collection. This presentation of works from the Museum’s photography collection explores the interest many photographers have had in understanding how people present themselves to the world. The exhibition is organized thematically and includes an important new acquisition, Rineke Dijkstra’s Almerisa (1994–ongoing).
Rineke Dijkstra at the Milwaukee Art Museum
September 7-December 11, 2016
Pierre Huyghe will participate in the 32nd São Paulo Biennial.

Research photograph. Credit: Katja Schulz

 
Pierre Huyghe in the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo
September 4, 2015- March 5, 2017

The exhibition On The Other Side concentrates on Richard Deacon’s more recent activity during the last ten years. The Langen Foundation has gathered works of art fashioned from wood, metal, and ceramics which display an experimental exploration of materials, as is so characteristic of Deacon’s work. 


 
Richard Deacon at the Langen Foundation
September 2- December 11, 2016
The Saint Louis Art Museum’s New Media Series presents two innovative works by Dara Birnbaum, Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman and Kiss the Girls: Make them Cry

The New Media Series: Dara Birnbaum is curated by Hannah Klemm, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art. 
Dara Birnbaum at the Saint Louis Art Museum
July 29- December 18, 2016
The Aspen Art Museum presents a solo exhibition of Gabriel Orozco, recipient of the 2016 Aspen Award for Art, and known for exploring the poetry of chance encounters while blurring the boundary between art and the everyday.

His AAM exhibition is curated by Heidi Zuckerman and will present several new works. 


Gabriel Orozco at Aspen Art Museum
June 28- May 2017

The City of London’s annual public art program, "Sculpture in the City", places contemporary art works in unexpected locations, providing a visual juxtaposition to the capital’s insurance district.

This year’s edition, the largest to date, will showcase 15 works ranging considerably in scale and will include William Kentridge, in collaboration with Gerhard Marx, and Giuseppe Penone.

Kentridge and Marx will present Fire Walker (2009) on Bishopsgate while Penone will be showing Idee di Pietra – 1372 KG di Luce (2010) in front of Norman Foster’s the Gherkin, St Mary Axe. 

 
William Kentridge and Giuseppe Penone in
June 25, 2015- January 9, 2017

The Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo presents two video installations of Pierre Huyghe. The video, The Host and the Cloud (2009–10), is a tale, a journey in the mind of an absent subject, conceived as a roleplay and filmed over the course of a year in the disused building of a closed museum in Paris next to the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Alongside, A Way in Untilled (2012) follows the wandering of a dog with a fluorescent leg into a parallel world of organic decay, evolving around the well-known sculpture Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt), a half lying woman figure whose head is a swarm of bees. Through these documentary films of science fiction, the artist plunges the viewer into a visual and audio odyssey.

Pierre Huyghe at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo
March 24- December 31, 2016

La Venaria Reale presents Giuseppe Penone- Anafora, seven artworks in the restored Grottoes of the Lower Park in the Gardens in a harmonious “dialogue” with his other imposing installations located in the adjoining Garden of Fluid Sculptures. This set of works punctuate the garden’s path and their contents integrate into and celebrate their bond with their setting.

It is curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and was developed in collaboration with Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea.

 
Giuseppe Penone at La Venaria Reale
April 26, 2014- ongoing
 
 
Toledo stands above the fast flowing waters of the River Tagus. Its waters were drawn up by the first communities into their fountains, cisterns and baths, and so the settlement flourished.

In making Tres Aguas – A Project for Toledo, her most ambitious work to date, Cristina Iglesias drew from the cultural history of the city, its mingling and layering of Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities who lived alongside each other for centuries in the period known as "La Convivencia" or The Co-existence. The three sculptural works that make up the project bring water to the fore; it courses through channels and travels back into the ground after animating the surfaces of the works so they come to resemble the overgrown bed of some ancient river. Visitors are taken on a journey through the city as they visit each work, from a mudéjar water tower to the city's main public space and then onto a hidden location within a convent, a place not normally open for visitors.
 
Conceived as a journey into the heart of the city, Iglesias' project aligns the hard materials of architecture and the fluidity of water to deliver a sequence of large-scale sculptural works that bring the river back into the body of this historic city. 
 
Cristina Iglesias: Tres Aguas