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.
This summer, the annual sculpture display in the Rijksmuseum’s gardens is dedicated to Giuseppe Penone. It will be the first time that, in addition to a number of earlier iconic works, new work by the artist will be shown, such as Vene di pietra tra i rami ('Stone veins between branches', 2015).
This contemporary Annunciation explores the nature of miracles and the possibilities of perception and knowledge and contains material produced during the preparations for shooting and an actual reconstruction of the event of the Annunciation.
Berliner Festspiele presents William Kentridge’s complete interdisciplinary oeuvre for the first time: at the Martin-Gropius-Bau from May 12 to August 21 and in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele during the Festival Foreign Affairs from July 5-17.
The spectrum of works presented here ranges from drawings through the famous animated films dedicated to Georges Méliès (2003) and Drawings for Projection (1989-2011) to the monumental film projection More Sweetly Play the Dance (2015) and the spatial installation The Refusal of Time, which premiered at Documenta in 2012.
Castello di Rivoli presents the first solo exhibition in a museum in Turin of Giovanni Anselmo. Titled Mentre la mano indica, la luce focalizza, nella gravitazione universale si interferisce, la terra si orienta, le stelle si avvicinano di una spanna in più…, it was conceived in close collaboration with the artist, and unfolds on the third floor of the Manica Lunga.
Anselmo has put together a unique itinerary that enhances the building’s architectural flow and its orientation with respect to the apparent motion of the Sun along the east-west axis. As part of this itinerary, which, overall, actually constitutes a new installation, there will also be some other works by the artist, including a few important ones from the past. The project will also be accompanied by the publication of a scholarly and artistic catalogue as well as a re-edition of the rare artist’s book, Leggere (1971–1972).
This exhibition is curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marcella Beccaria.
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.
The Frederick Kiesler Foundation presents Lawrence Weiner - FULL CIRCLE, with a completely redesigned version of his 1999 work for this exhibition. His profound concept of space, his analysis of each specific spatial situation characterize Weiner’s œuvre – here, a bridge to Frederick Kiesler’s work, which revolved around the superordinate idea of an endless space throughout all his life, is built in complete independence.
For the exhibition at the Frederick Kiesler Foundation, Lawrence Weiner did not only create new wall installations, but is also responsible for the design of the exhibition’s poster and booklet.