Steve MᶜQueen will invite all Year 3 primary school classes in London to be photographed for a Tate Britain installation. The project will potentially include 115,000 children across London’s 2,410 primary schools; each photo will include the children and their teachers.
In bringing together so many of these class photos from a single year, the work will embody the diversity of the city in which the artist grew up, as well as the potential of the next generation who will shape London’s future.
Photo © John Russo
Nairy Baghramian continues her investigation of traditional sculpture with her new series Maintainers, which comprises three independent elements : raw aluminium casts, various shapes in coloured wax and lacquer painted braces. Arranged in the exhibition space in an apparently disparate manner, a resonance sets up between these objects with an inherent potential for interdependence and visible correlation between them.
The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, and the contemporary art foundation TBA21 (Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary), Vienna, will present two important film installations by Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest (2001-present) and The Lightning Testimonies (2007).
The Sovereign Forest, initiated in 2001, is an ongoing project comprising multiple galleries with films, books, photographs and documents, presented as an archive with the aim of exploring the social and environmental impact of mining in Odisha, a region in the east of India. The Lightning Testimonies is a multi-channel film installation that explores the complex and brutal recent histories of sexual violence and trauma in the Indian subcontinent via recollections endured by a wide range of local cultures and communities.
An inaugural conversation will take place on February 25 at 7pm, between the artist, Chus Martínez, curator of the exhibition and Baroness Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, founder of TBA21, in an encounter presented by the museum’s artistic director Guillermo Solana.
Julie Mehretu will be interviewed by Julia Bryan-Wilson of University of California, Berkeley, at the New York Hilton Midtown as part of the College Art Association of America's 2019 Annual Conference in New York City. The Distinguished Artist Interviews will take place on February 15, 2019, 3:30-5:30 pm. Free and open to the public.
Trauma, gender, belonging and identity are some of the issues explored in Chantal Akerman's films, “NOW,” 2015, and “In the Mirror," 2017, presented for the first time in Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto.
Tino Sehgal focuses on the commercial activity of an art fair in "This is competition," a performance in which two dealers compete to sell the artist’s work.
Tacita Dean will discuss how her work in film, photography, and drawing explores poetic possibilities such as the phenomena of passing time and the nature of creative production.
In 2018, Dean became the first artist to have three connected exhibitions across the London institutions of the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Royal Academy of Arts. Her work is held in the Menil Collection as well as many other significant permanent collections.
Encompassing everything from the artist's earliest pieces to his most recent work, "Christian Boltanski—Lifetime," jointly organized by the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the National Art Center, Tokyo, and the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, is the first full-scale retrospective of Boltanski's career to be presented in Japan.
Marian Goodman Gallery is pleased to announce that art historian and curator Philipp Kaiser has been named as Chief Executive Director of Artists and Programs at Marian Goodman Galleries. In this newly established position, Kaiser will oversee programming for the gallery’s three spaces internationally, in New York, Paris and London. This will include the development of special exhibition projects for each space and directing the gallery’s overall larger strategic mission with artists and museums. In this creative leadership role, Philipp will work in tandem with founder Marian Goodman to support and further the extraordinary enterprise created over forty years ago.
Founder Marian Goodman, said, “I am delighted and honored to welcome Philipp to the Gallery and greatly look forward to him sharing with us the benefits of his vast experience as museum director over these past many years.”
Tacita Dean's film, "Presentation Sisters," is featured in the exhibition, “One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art," at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles's Grand Avenue location.
The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi, India, will present Amar Kanwar’s recent film "Such a Morning," along with "Letters" - a multiple light and video projection installation that accompanies the film. Hosted at the Museum’s satellite space, the exhibition will offer visitors a view of the next phase of the project.
The work of Tacita Dean forms part of the history of Serralves’ programming, which began with a solo exhibition in 2002, and continued a year later with the filming of Dean’s work Boots (2003) in the Casa Rosa.
This new exhibition offers Dean another opportunity show Boots, which was acquired by the Museum, alongside her new ambitious film project Antigone (2018), which premiered in the Royal Academy of Arts with her trilogy of exhibitions which that also took place at the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery in London.