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.
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
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.
Tacita Dean has created the set for "Adès & McGregor: A Dance Collaboration," featuring the work of Wayne McGregor, choreographer and Thomas Adès, conductor of the LA Phil. This event is created in partnership with the LA Phil, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, The Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor.
Cristina Iglesias will participate in Madison Square Park Conservancy annual symposium, "Innovating Public Art," which takes place at SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.