The Saint Louis Museum of Art presents Thomas Struth: Nature and Politics, a photographic exploration of industrial and scientific research spaces featuring 35 large-scale works created within the past decade.
With monumental scale and vivid color, Struth investigates the complexities of sites where human knowledge, ambition, and imagination are advanced. Technological subjects are interspersed with other recent work including images ranging in the whimsical, like Disneyland, to the grim, like the landscape of Israel’s West Bank.
SMAK presents Gerhard Richter: About Painting, an exhibition that draws on motifs from the artist’s early work. The analysis of these motifs in the exhibit illuminates the notion that visual features Richter constant in his oeuvre were already present in his earliest paintings.
The exhibition coincides with the artist’s 85th birthday.
On the occasion of their 110th anniversary, the Japan Society presents Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise. This show explores one of the earliest encounters between Japan and the West in the 16th century, through the eyes of Hiroshi Sugimoto. Charting the journey of four Japanese Catholic-converted boys, Sugimoto’s new monumental photographs navigate themes of hybridity and cultural exchange, marrying visual traditions from Japanese and Western art. Follow in the footsteps of the four boys and Sugimoto’s own journey in encountering this lost narrative of cross-cultural fusion.
In November, Sugimoto will present a new Noh play at the Japan Society, to coincide with the exhibit.
The first International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America (BienalSur) launches this September across 30 cities in South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Aníbal Jozami, the director of the biennial, said that the inaugural edition aims to “establish a lasting institution that fosters cultural exchange and integration between countries.”
One of the most anticipated works in the show, to be displayed at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, is a new video installation by the French artist Christian Boltanski called “Misterios,” comprising sound and visuals recorded by the sea in Bahía Bustamante, in Chubut, Patagonia, during the whales’ annual breeding season.
Journey to the Moon originated in 35 mm and 16 mm film. It was edited by collaborator Catherine Meyburgh and features music by Phillip Miller with piano by Jill Richards.
The Museo Tamayo presents a solo exhibition of works by Anri Sala. The pieces featured in this show explore the way in which music has been associated with various political ideologies and social situations, as well as the manners in which sound, music, and language create specific meanings, especially when they are juxtaposed.
Marian Goodman Gallery congratulates Amar Kanwar, one of the laureates of the Prince Claus Award 2017.
For the past 21 years, the Prince Claus Fund has honored visionary individuals and organizations for their excellent, ground-breaking work in fields of culture and development.
Amar Kanwar is awarded for his profoundly disturbing, beautiful and moving works that operate at the interface between art, documentation and activism; for his critical and contemplative investigation of the nature of oppression and people’s courageous resistance against it; for giving voice to the victims of social injustice, looking deeply into the multi-layered causes and effects of problems, and recording evidence of our times; for his innovative use of hybrid art forms in a unique method of storytelling that gives viewers a potent personal experience and overcomes educational and cultural boundaries; for combining poetic sensibility and political consciousness to increase the reach and impact of documentary filmmaking; and for expanding the possibilities of art as a means of obtaining social justice and inspiring new generations of artists to think deeply about the social impact of their work.
The Walker Art Center presents a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Nairy Baghramian. Titled Déformation Professionnelle, it offers a new approach to the artist survey, an exhibition format that follows the development of an artist’s career over a period of time. Here, Baghramian has replaced the original invitation to do a retrospective and presents entirely new sculptures that reflect upon and alter her previous bodies of work from 1999 to 2016. Some pieces incorporate rejected ideas or materials, while others explore variations in form. Baghramian is, as she says, “surveying the survey,” pushing the sculptor’s task into new territory with her ever-evolving practice.
Curator Vincenzo de Bellis will conduct a walkthrough of the exhibition on September 7.
Cristina Iglesias has designed a site-specific piece for the Botín Centre and the Pereda Gardens, consisting of four pools and a pond, entitled Desde lo subterráneo (From the Underground).
The sculptural intervention features five structures in grey stone enclosing overlapping iron pieces forming hollow spaces. They evoke the subterranean, the things that exist beneath the surface. Phreatic zones, underground areas saturated with water, pockets of water filled with foliage and molluscs, life speaking of the primordial ocean that gave origin to all forms of life on Earth.
Marian Goodman Gallery congratulates Niele Toroni on being awarded the 13th Rubens Prize of the City of Siegen.
There will be an exhibition at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen and a catalogue of the winner's work following the award ceremony.
Christian Boltanski has been chosen to be the main focus of a rich program of cultural events called Anime. Di luogo in luogo, promoted by the Municipality of Bologna (namely through its Department for Culture and Relations with the University and the Istituzione Bologna Musei) together with Emilia-Romagna Teatro Fondazione.
The project will include several events and involve many urban venues, all featuring the multi-faceted work of Boltanski, including a large anthological exhibition at the MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna (Museum of Modern Art), a play at the Arena del Sole theatre, an installation at the former powder keg bunker inside the Lunetta Gamberini garden and a special project inside the area of the former Giuriolo parking lot.
Cristina Iglesias's permanent hanging sculpture is now on view at the Norman Foster Foundation.
The sculpture is constructed by several suspended screens that form a shadowed space between the old building and the new pavilion created by Sir Norman Foster. The screens are thread in carbon fiber following an excerpt of the novel “Paradise Fountains” by science fiction author, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, which talks about the ionosphere.
The Theater of Disappearance is a major site-specific installation by Adrián Villar Rojas, commissioned and organized by NEON at the National Observatory of Athens, Hill of the Nymphs.
This commission is Villar Rojas’ negotiation with an archaeological site for the first time as he radically alters both the indoor and outdoor space of the National Observatory. The whole site undergoes a transformation – architectural, horticultural and emotional.
The Theater of Disappearance is an umbrella title and part of four separate exhibitions taking place in 2017 across Europe and the US through new independent commissions by all institutions involved. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (April 14-October 29), Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (May 13-Aug. 27), NEON, Athens, (June 1-Sept. 24, 2017) and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles (Oct. 22-Feb. 26, 2018).
The Middelheim Museum presents SOME TIME, a solo exhibition of works by Richard Deacon.
The exhibition is made up of 31 works, both monumental and smaller pieces, which will be on display in various parts of the museum grounds. The title of the show, SOME TIME, refers to the conditional and limited nature of time and captures themes and forms that Deacon has been exploring in his oeuvre throughout his 40-year career.
Deacon’s work Never Mind is central to the exhibition, a key piece from the museum collection that has been restored and re-coated in stainless steel especially for the exhibition.
Gray Matters is a multifaceted survey of 37 contemporary women artists working in the surprisingly vibrant space between—and including—black and white. The exhibition is the first organized by Michael Goodson since he assumed the role of Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the Wex, and the survey enriches a calendar year of programming in which every artist featured in our galleries is a woman.
This exhibition will feature works by Tacita Dean, Cristina Iglesias and Julie Mehretu.
The Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea presents, for the first time in Portugal, a solo exhibition of Julie Mehretu. Titled JULIE MEHRETU: A UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF EVERYTHING AND NOTHING, this exhibition presents 20 years of Mehretu’s paintings and drawings that have continued to redefine the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space.
The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli.
The ground floor provides Adrián Villar Rojas’ exhibition with a completely empty stage, allowing Villar Rojas to conceive a passage through human culture from its origins to its apotheosis, transforming Kunsthaus Bregenz into a concrete bunker, in which ultimately the art objects are rescued.
Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Pierre Huyghe‘s retrospective as part of a series of events organized within the Beyond the Walls program and shown in Venice as part of the Biennale di Venezia's collateral events.
The Foundation will present three works from the collection: A Journey That Wasn’t (2005), creature (2005-2011) and Silence Score (1997).
For this exhibition the route he has created unwinds through four elements-works: one work for each space, to give direction and create a tension towards the exterior. It is a route of trajectories and directions, weights and energies which represent five moments in which a meaning is implied: the visitors become participants.
It is a work in progress because it is lived and lives through the viewer. The viewer also creates a new trajectory while walking through the exhibition.
Château La Coste's new Renzo Piano Photography Pavilion will be inaugurated with The Sea and the Mirror, an exhibition of photography by Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Curator Philip Larratt-Smith has made a careful selection of ten large-format works from the artist’s iconic Seascapes series to create a resonant and poetic presentation in dialogue with Piano’s architecture.
Nairy Baghramian participates in Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel. She will be presenting two works based on the short story, The Iron Table (1943) by Jane Bowles.
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.
Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get is the first major museum exhibition in the United States, and will include roughly 40 works from more than three decades of Deacon's oeuvre.
Along with loans from private collections as well as from institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., this exhibition will debut a new work by Deacon.
The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen presents Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective, an overview of Broodthaers' oeuvre. Broodthaers formulated a critical and idiosyncratic position within the milieu of Pop Art, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art, and within a short time, received emphatic acclaim on the avant-garde art scene with the institution-critical, installation, and cinematographic works that have established him as a figure of fundamental importance for the visual art in the 20th and early 21st century.
This exhibition is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents Tony Cragg: A Rare Category of Objects, the largest UK exhibition to date by Tony Cragg. New sculptures, drawings and works from nearly five decades of Cragg’s practice will survey and demonstrate the artist’s pioneering and continued mastery of materials in the Underground Gallery and open air.
The artist will be present for a panel discussion during the opening weekend when the Moody will inaugurate interdisciplinary conversations about technology and research —important and timely topics of global significance — and how our experience of them shapes our perceptions of the world.
The work of Giuseppe Penone will be the subject of the first exhibition of contemporary art at the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Fendi’s headquarters.
The exhibition, titled Matrice will include some of Penone’s older works such as Soffio di Foglie, a huge pile of leaves on which the artist has left an imprint of his body, Abete, Ripetere II Bosco, and Spine d’Acacia, made entirely of thorns and which resembles the lines of the artist’s mouth. There will also be two new pieces, including a 30m-long horizontal sculpture, formed from a tree that has been excavated and the interior filled with a bronze mold, and which will occupy an entire wing of the building. The outside space will feature a momentous sculpture of two bronze and marble trees.
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.
The artist will also be giving a talk at the museum on January 15 at 2pm.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.