Tacita Dean is among the 32 artists and artist collectives participating in the 57th Edition of Carnegie International. The world's second-oldest international contemporary art survey takes place at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Join Thomas Struth and Tobia Bezzola as they interrogate Struth’s photographic subjects, technique and influences. Whilst people are conspicuously absent from his street sense of 1970s Düsseldorf, New York and Paris, his renowned images of museums and family portraits are crowded with people. Investigate how Struth’s photographs reveal the cultural, historical and psychological intricacies of looking which permeate through contemporary culture.
William Kentridge — a remarkably versatile artist whose evocative vision combines the political with the poetic, while combining elements of visual and performative arts — brings a troupe of more than 50 performers for a two-week residency culminating in a work-in-progress performance of The Head and The Load — which deals with subjects as sobering as apartheid, colonialism, and totalitarianism. Kentridge’s highly personal work is often imbued with lyrical undertones in his critical examination of aspects of his native South African society.
Amar Kanwar’s 2017 video installation, "Such a Morning," will be shown as part of Art of the Real at Lincoln Center.
Saturday, April 28, 6:30pm (Introduction by Amar Kanwar)
Sunday, April 29, 4:15pm (Discussion with Amar Kanwar)
For its 25th annual benefit, ArtTable, dedicated to the promotion of professional women leaders in the visual arts, honors Marian Goodman, who just celebrated her 40th anniversary as a dealer, and curator. ArtTable’s 25th Annual Benefit and Awards takes place on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 11 am – 2 pm at 536 Park Avenue in New York.
Storage Memory is China’s first major solo exhibition of Christian Boltanski’s work. Through installations, videos, sounds and shadow theaters, the exhibition will seek to inspire visitors’ emotional bonds on visual, aural, and psychological levels. A pile of clothes weighing over ten tons, hundreds of pictures showing infant and elderly faces, as well as the echoes of thousands of heartbeats will be on display at the Power Station of Art, all to help constitute a storage memory that encompasses personal experiences and collective histories.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila has selected seven monumental works that provide a selective retrospective of her oeuvre. In her earlier works she has dealt with the unsettling human dramas at the center of personal relationships. The recent works have widened the focus from people onto their environment, departing from a biopolitical perspective.
“Such a Morning” (2017) by Amar Kanwar gets U.S. premiere at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
A tale of quiet engagement with truth, the film begins with a solar eclipse, and follows a math professor as he isolates himself in an abandoned train carriage. It is a story full of conflicting moments, of lightness and darkness, as the professor gradually screens out all light and adapts to his encroaching blindness. Over time, the professor records his epiphanies and hallucinations in an Almanac of the Dark, an examination of 49 types of darkness that emerge as a series of letters.
Dieter Schwartz has curated a show of works by Juan Muñoz for the Skulpturenhalle of the Thomas Schutte Stiftung in Neuss, Germany.
"Still Life" features forty photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Sugimoto's work is reminiscent of that of the Flemish primitives - true precursors of photography - with whom they share many characteristics such as richness in details and depths, surprising light effects or thoughts on nature.
"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.
Tino Sehgal creates works that are constructed situations which question the traditional subject-object relationship of visual art, and in which the interaction between the visitor and the work takes a central position. Sehgal takes language, singing, dancing, and other modes of behavior as his artistic material, often generating immersive artworks that are felt more than they are seen. This Situation (2007) enables a conversation that throws into question our self-image as a society and our roles as individuals within that society.