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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research photograph. Credit: Katja Schulz
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.
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.
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.
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.