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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
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 4-6, 2016

The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) will host a two-day conference that will celebrate and critically explore the work and legacy of Chantal Akerman. 


The event will mark the anniversary of the filmmaker’s death and also of the UK’s first retrospective exhibition of her installation work at Ambika P3, University of Westminster, which opened in October 2015.

Participants are invited to critically explore both how Akerman disrupted the polemics of art and cinema and the lasting effects of her work.

The conference will be held from November 4-6 at the University of Westminster.

Chantal Akerman Conference at Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media
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 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 19, 2016
The Saint Louis Art Museum presents a free artist talk with Dara Birnbaum as she discusses her career as an innovator in early video art of the mid-to-late 1970s. Her provocative video work appropriates period television footage to critique mass media's gender biases. 

Birnbaum is the featured artist in the latest installment of the Museum's New Media Series, in which she presents two innovative works Technology / Transformation: Wonder Woman and Kiss the Girls: Make them Cry.

This talk begins at 11am, seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Artist Talk: Dara Birnbaum at Saint Louis Art Museum
October 18, 2016

Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs, including Julie Mehretu's Hoodnyx, Voodoo and Stelae, her solo exhibition currently on view at Marian Goodman Gallery. It is presented in association with Artcritical and will take place from 7-9pm at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.

David Cohen’s scheduled guests will be David Humphrey, Paddy Johnson, and Terence Trouillot.

The Review Panel Discusses Julie Mehretu's
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 9- November 27, 2016

Pierre Huyghe and Lawrence Weiner will participate in the Okayama Art Summit 2016. It is the first edition of a new triennial contemporary art exhibition to be held in Okayama, Japan.

It will feature 31 important contemporary artists, who  play with structures - ideological, formal and political. They do this in very specific ways. Each artist layers their work upon what they encounter. They offer various levels of distance to the given structure. And leave us with different strata for encounter, examination and experience.


Pierre Huyghe and Lawrence Weiner Participate in 2016 Okayama Art Summit
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 10- November 20, 2016

The Instituto Moreira Salles will present a solo exhibition of Sala's work, including a screening of his film, 1395 Days without Red and an artist talk on the day of the opening. 

Anri Sala at Instituto Moreira Salles
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
September 1-November 20, 2016
Works by Chantal Akerman and Pierre Huyghe are currently on view in the SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2016. The exhibition will be presented in all four branches of the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA): Seosomun Main Branch, Nam Seoul Living Arts Museum, Buk Seoul Museum of Art and SeMA Nanji Residency.
Chantal Akerman and Pierre Huyghe at the SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2016, South Korea
August 26- November 13, 2016
The Museum Folkwang presents Richard Deacon: Drawings and Prints 1968-2016. This exhibition is the first survey of the artist’s works on paper, featuring more than 100 drawings and prints, enriched by several paradigmatic sculptural works and models.

It is curated by Julian Heynen with close collaboration with the artist.
Richard Deacon at Museum Folkwang
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
July 5- November 6, 2016
The Instituto Valenciano Arte Moderno presents a solo exhibition by Christian Boltanski that addresses the major themes in his oeuvre- memory, loss and death.  

This exhibition is set up to celebrate the awarding of the 2014 Premio Internacional Julio González and comprises of eight large installations placed in IVAM’s Gallery 1.
Christian Boltanski at Instituto Valenciano Arte Moderno
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- October 16, 2016

The Frac Pays de la Loire presents a solo exhibition of Amar Kanwar. His video installation, The Torn First Pages, which projects the spectator in the maze of the dictatorship in Myanmar will debut in France for the first time.

A tribute to the civil resistance, the installation, composed of 19 movies, constitutes a judiciary poetic journey entwining elliptically and metaphorically the activist’s path fighting for democracy. Beyond the social and political observation, Amar Kanwar narrates traumatic memories in order to overcome them.

Amar Kanwar at Frac Pays de la Loire
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
June 5- October 28, 2016

The Royal Djurgården, Stockholm presents a sculpture exhibition featuring the works of Tony Cragg.

The exhibition at Djurgården consist of five monumental sculptures in which two will be placed by the water below Rosendal Palace, while the others will be installed along the boardwalk below Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology and The Museum of Ethnography.


Tony Cragg at Djurgården
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