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November 2019

Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, Julie Mehretu (working title) is a mid-career survey that will unite approximately 30 paintings with 32 works on paper dating from 1996 to the present by Julie Mehretu.

The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career, it covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement through the artistic strategies of abstraction, architecture, landscape, movement, and, most recently, figuration. Mehretu’s play with scale, as evident in her intimate drawings and large canvases and complex techniques in printmaking, will be explored in depth.

Julie Mehretu
November 2019 - May 2020

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

Steve McQueen
September 27 - November 24, 2019

Pierre Huyghe, the Artistic Director of this year’s Okayama Art Summit, has titled the program “IF THE SNAKE,” promising to challenge visitors to rethink what constitutes art exhibitions.

The participating artists are: Tarek Atoui, Matthew Barney, Etienne Chambaud, Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, John Gerrard, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Glass Bead , Elizabeth Hénaff, Eva L'Hoest, Fernando Ortega, Sean Raspet, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Pamela Rosenkranz, Tino Sehgal and Mika Tajima.

‘IF THE SNAKE’ is a living entity, through which navigate heterogeneous things, chemical and algorithmic processes, as well as different intelligent life forms. The inherent dynamic characteristics of the worlds, proposed by the artists, and the conditions of their co-presence, endlessly grow particular modes of uncertain and unpredictable continuity.

September 12 - October 27, 2019

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.



Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace
July 12 -13, 2019, 7:30 pm

On July 12 and 13, the Los Angeles Music Center premieres The Dante Project (Inferno), the first part of a new collaborative project between Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer Wayne McGregor and conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed, commissioned by the London Royal Opera House and set to premiere in its entirety next May 2020.

As Dante’s poem, this new project in three parts is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. On this occasion, an award-winning team of artists collaborates for the first time to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.

In anticipation of the Los Angeles Music Center premiere, an artist talk between Tacita Dean and Wayne McGregor will take place at the Hammer Museum, on July 2nd at 7:30 PM.


June 27, 2019

Nan Goldin is one of the recipients of the Ruth Baumgarte Art Award. Since 2014, the Art Foundation Ruth Baumgarte has annually awarded an artist working figuratively in remembrance of Ruth Baumgarte’s life and œuvre. The awards ceremony will take place next week at the Sprengel Museum in Hannover.

Nan Goldin
June 21, 2019, 9 am - 12 pm

Cristina Iglesias will participate in Madison Square Park Conservancy annual symposium, "Innovating Public Art," which takes place at SVA Theatre on 333 West 23rd Street.

The forum will examine how the commissioning and creation of public art has evolved from being a form for commemoration into a catalyst for conversation, focusing on work that challenges the public and incites debate.⠀ ⠀

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.

Cristina Iglesias
June 8 - October 13, 2019

Designed in close consultation with the artist, "A Poem That Is Not Our Own" showcases early graphic art and films from the 1980s and 1990s as well as examples of Kentridge’s more recent output, including the first adaptations for museum presentation of elements from "The Head & The Load," which premiered at the Tate Modern, London, in 2018. A production involving film projections, shadow play, and an ensemble of performers, the sprawling procession, which defies conventional genre boundaries, sheds light on a neglected chapter of history: Africa’s role in World War I. Taking up three exhibition floors at the Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, the presentation balances additional major video installations such as "More Sweetly Play the Dance" and "Shadow Procession" with selections from Kentridge’s graphic oeuvre.

Performance: Ursonate; June 10 2019, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Artist Talk: William Kentridge; June 12 2019, 10 am

Cine-Concert: Paper Music, William Kentridge and Philip Miller;  June 13 - 14 , 8 - 9 pm

William Kentridge at Kunstmuseum Basel
June 2 - September 1, 2019

This summer William Kentridge returns to Eye Filmmuseum with the ten animated films that he donated to the institution.

"10 Drawings for Projection (1989-2011)" conveys the recent political history of South Africa. Also included in the exhibition is the film installation, "O Sentimental Machine" (2015), which includes recordings of Leon Trotsky. The exhibition takes place during the Holland Festival, for which William Kentridge is Associate Artist.

Solo Exhibition: William Kentridge at Eye Filmmuseum
June 1 – July 13, 2019

The Moody Center for the Arts presents “Tacita Dean: Craneway Event”, a 16mm film portrait of the legendary dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham and his dance company. Presented on the occasion of Cunningham’s 100th Anniversary in tandem with a worldwide re-consideration of his work, Dean’s film invites the viewer to enter Cunningham’s creative universe, as dancers convene for rehearsal in an abandoned Ford assembly plant in Richmond, California. The architectural space, scaled for cranes, is a dramatic backdrop for the careful observations of both artist and choreographer. Culled from hours of footage, the portrait features Cunningham as a contemplative artist in the twilight of his career, physically diminished by age, yet creatively flourishing through his work.

Known for her film portraits of iconic artists such as Cy Twombly, David Hockney and Mario Merz, Dean presents a visually stunning profile of one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century through the lens of a lush technology. Dean makes a visually compelling case for the preservation and revitalization of 16mm film through her visually stunning depiction of a great artist at work.

The film screens daily at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm, from June 1 until July 13, 2019.

A conversation with the artist is scheduled at 2 pm, on June 1st, 2019.

June 1 – September 29, 2019

Founded in 1980, the Fellbach Triennial for Small Sculpture is one of the most longstanding art exhibitions in Germany, tracing the current impact and significance of small sculpture in contemporary art.

Nairy Baghramian, Marcel Broodthaers and Cerith Wyn Evans to Participate in the 14th Fellbach Triennial
May 24 – September 9, 2019

Gerhard Richter was born shortly before the outbreak of World War II in Dresden, which would become a part of East Germany following the end of the conflict. His interest for the Informalism and Expressionism that were developing on the other side of The Wall quickly led him to abandon his hometown. After establishing himself in Düsseldorf, he made “his first paintings based on photographs,” through which he sought a “new beginning,” and although he had previously created pieces in this style, Richter considered that the photo paintings from before 1962 belonged to the past. Within this category, the Seascapes was a series that Richter worked on from the end of the 1960s up until 1998, the date of Seascape (Seestück), a piece in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao’s Collection.

This exhibition will be the first to present a broad variety of these works, in which the artist relies both on traditional sources—such as the melancholy and moody landscapes of German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich—as well as the popular snapshots taken while on vacation, in order to present a reflection on nature and visual perception. Through these paintings and drawings, Richter forces us to face the problem of representation, merging the painted surface and the photographic record into one. To do so, he applied highly diluted paint, achieving the smooth surface of a photograph, and like in many instant photos, he unfocused the image to make it more difficult to distinguish whether it is a photograph or a painting. In some of these works, the sea and the sky from different sources merge, becoming almost interchangeable, leaving it up to our perception to identify which is which.

May 24, 2019 – January 12, 2020

In "Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection," six contemporary artists explore the museum’s collection, each creating a distinct thematic presentation.

Artistic License brings together both well-known and rarely seen works from the turn of the century to 1980.

In her presentation, Cry Gold and See Black, Julie Mehretu selected works that contemplate the artistic response to trauma or catastrophe, especially in the post–World War II era.

Guggenheim New York
May 18, 2019, 4 pm

Benjamin Buchloh, Marie Muracciole, Stephanie Schwartz and Benjamin Young will discuss the artist and the exhibition, "Allan Sekula: Photography, A Wonderfully Inadequate Medium," at Marian Goodman Gallery London.

Photo of panelists participating in discussion on Allan Sekula
May - October 27, 2019

The exhibition focuses on Goldin’s slide projection, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, and includes a selection of photographs, including ten pieces from the artist's London Skinhead series, from the museum's permanent collection. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency explores the human condition, including celebration and sadness, love and violence, life and death.

May 14 - October 20, 2019

Nan Goldin has created a series of new photographs for the estate of Trianon at the Palace of Versailles in an exhibition titled “Versailles - Visible/Invisible.”

Photo of Nan Goldin exhibit at Versailles
May 11 - November 24, 2019

Marian Goodman Gallery is delighted to announce our artists’ participation in the 58th Venice Biennale titled “May You Live in Interesting Times.”

For ‘a seam, a surface, a hinge or a knot’, Leonor Antunes’s solo project for the Portugal Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the artist incorporates the architectural context of Venice with the craft-focused materiality of her work.⠀Read more in Frieze Magazine's Guide to the Biennale.

Nairy Baghramian, Julie Mehretu, Kemang Wa Lehulere and Danh Vō will also be participating in various exhibitions throughout the biennial.

Leonor Antunes
May 11, 2019 - January 6, 2020

To celebrate the opening of the Cerruti Collection to the public, Castello di Rivoli initiates a program to present contemporary works of art that pay homage to this extraordinary collection. The first chapter in this series inaugurates with artworks by Giulio Paolini and Giuseppe Penone among others. The works of Lothar Baumgarten, Maurizio Cattelan, Niele Toroni, Adrián Villar Rojas and Lawrence Weiner will be presented in future chapters, in an organic process that creates a dialog between different times and places.

By Artists: From the Home to the Museum at Castello di Rivoli
May 10 – September 1, 2019

During the 2019 Venice Biennale, the Faurschou Foundation presents the group exhibition 'Entropy'. Grasping the dynamics of today’s Chinese art scene, 'Entropy' explores the works of seven internationally recognized Chinese contemporary artists: He An, Liu Wei, Yang Fudong, Zhao Zhao, Sun Xun, Yu Ji, and Chen Tianzhuo.

Artists participating in the group exhibition 'Entropy' at the Faurschou Foundation
May 7 - October 13, 2019

With his sculptures, Tony Cragg continues to explore the relationship between the work of art and the public space at the Boboli Gardens of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy.

Tony Cragg at Boboli Gardens