Blenheim Art Foundation will host a solo exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace this autumn. This is Cattelan’s first and most significant solo exhibition in the United Kingdom in twenty years and will feature new works specially made for the show. The new works will be joined by a number of his most iconic pieces as part of a themed selection displayed throughout the 18th century Palace, engaging with Blenheim’s history and unique setting.
The exhibition will notably feature America (2016), a solid 18-Karat gold toilet which will be installed inside the Palace, adjacent to Sir Winston Churchill’s birth room. As a fully functioning toilet, visitors will be welcome to use it during their visit and experience a rare individual encounter with one of contemporary art’s most famous works.
The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Austria has chosen Maurizio Cattelan to present a single work in the Theseus Temple. The temple is an on-site neoclassical structure built in 1823 that is meant to house just one art object at a time.
Maurizio Cattelan has partnered with Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, to bring a collection of curated works to the Yuz Museum Shanghai. The exhibition, titled THE ARTIST IS PRESENT, focuses on artists's projects that propose simulation and copy as a paradigm of global culture: more than thirty artists, foreign and Chinese, will show both site-specific and existing works that question the most hallowed principles of art in the modern era: originality, intention, expression.⠀
Buenos Aires will host the inaugural Art Basel Cities program in September and will feature Maurizio Cattelan's “Eternity,” a pop-up cemetery for the living. Art Basel Cities Week includes exhibitions, guided tours, artist talks, open studios and parties.
"In Tune with the World" unveils a new selection of artists from the collection, of several different mediums, bringing together modern and contemporary works, most of which have never before been exhibited in this space. Artists include Giovanni Anselmo, Christian Boltanski, Maurizio Cattelan, Pierre Huyghe, Gerhard Richter and Adrián Villar Rojas.