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.
"Sculpture, song, shadow play; William Kentridge’s performance work about Africans in the First World War is an electrifying collage of imagery and ideas," says the Independent's Zoë Anderson of "The Head & the Load." Tickets are on sale for the performance and musical piece commissioned by The Park Avenue Armory in New York. The music is composed by Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi, with choreography by Gregory Maqoma.
Oi Futuro in Rio de Janeiro will present a solo exhibition of Chantal Akerman, titled "Tempo Expandido/Expanded Time." The exhibition will feature several of Akerman’s video installations, including “Maniac Summer,” “In the Mirror” and “Tombée de nuit sur Shanghaï (Nightfall in Shanghai).”
Lothar Baumgarten’s 1978 film, “Ursprung der Nacht” (Amazonas Kosmos) / “Origin of the Night” (Amazon Cosmos), is part of the XIV Cuenca Biennial. The theme of this year's biennial is "Living Structures. Art as a plural experience," and it is curated by Jesus Fuenmayor.
This curatorial proposal is an invitation to reflect on the ways in which we relate to art in order to focus on the idea of art as a living and plural experience: aesthetic, sensorial, intellectual, emotional, psychological, but also political, sociological, and anthropological.
Julie Mehretu created the set designs for "Only the Sound Remains," Kaija Saariaho’s opera based on Ezra Pound’s translations of two Japanese Noh plays. The U.S. premiere directed by Peter Sellars takes place at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.
Performances: November 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm and November 18, 2018 at 5 pm
Sugimoto’s photographs are the subject of a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Israel. The exhibition includes a selection from his Diorama, Seascapes and Theater series.
Steve MᶜQueen collaborated with author Gillian Flynn to create "Widows," a film based upon the 1983 British television series of the same name. The film stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson. "Widows" premieres in theaters in the United States beginning November 16, 2018.
There will be an advance screening and a conversation with MᶜQueen as part of TimesTalks programming on November 13, 2018 at 7 pm, at the Directors Guild of America Theater. The theater is located on 110 West 57th Street in New York.
In advance of the gallery's presentation, The Vera List Center and UnionDocs, in association with Marian Goodman Gallery, will present a screening of Amar Kanwar’s "Such a Morning," at UnionDocs (322 Union Ave) in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, with a reception at 6:30 pm followed by the screening and discussion at 7:30 pm. On November 12, the Vera List Center will introduce Freedom of Speech: A Curriculum for Studies into Darkness, a year-long series of public seminars on Freedom of Speech from fall 2018 to fall 2019 prompted by the artist's invitation to help illuminate that which is unknown or “dark.” Structured like an open curriculum, the program will examine the profound transformation on common understandings of Freedom of Speech as foundational to Western democracies, generated by recent debates around hate speech, censorship, and racism in the U.S. and elsewhere. This series will be inaugurated with “Mapping the Territory,” a seminar considering Kanwar’s meditations on both the freedoms we have -- and the freedoms we lack. The event will be held at The New School’s Lang Center (55 West 13th Street), from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Pinacoteca de São Paulo presents "Invention of Origin" which takes as the starting point the film "The Origin of the Night: Amazon Cosmos (1973-77)," by Lothar Baumgarten. The film has never been released in Brazil, and will be presented alongside a selection of works by four Brazilian artists — Antonio Dias, Carmela Gross, Solange Pessoa and Tunga. In common, the selected works allude to primordial times and actions which could have contributed to the narratives about the origin of life.
Yang Fudong will participate in the 12th edition of the Shanghai Biennale, which is titled "Proregress: Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence." The biennale will take place at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai.
Amar Kanwar’s "Letter 5" (2017) is presented at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery, Amsterdam, in “A Sheet of Paper Can Become a Knife," a thematic exhibition featuring ten international artists, all Prince Claus laureates. Kanwar is honored for his ”innovative use of hybrid art forms in a unique method of storytelling that gives viewers a potent personal experience, and for inspiring new generations of artists to think deeply about the social impact of their work.”