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
Marian Goodman Gallery is delighted to announce our artists’ participation in the 58th Venice Biennale titled “May You Live in Interesting Times.”
Leonor Antunes will represent Portugal at this year’s Venice Biennale; her pavilion will be titled "a seam, a surface, a hinge or a knot."
Nairy Baghramian, Julie Mehretu, Kemang Wa Lehulere and Danh Vō will also be participating in various exhibitions throughout the biennial.
Amar Kanwar will present an artist talk at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, on April 18 at 6PM, and will screen Such a Morning at the Harvard Film Archive the following night, Friday, April 19, at 7 pm. Both Amar Kanwar programs are presented in collaboration with Harvard Film Archive, Film Study Center, and The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University.
Tacita Dean's 16mm film titled "Ear on a Worm" will be included in "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything" at the Jewish Museum. The exhibition travels from MAC Montréal; the film has not yet been seen in the United States.
Julie Mehretu will be joined by Miriam Cooke, Professor Emerita, Duke University; Asma Naeem, Curator, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery; Nasser Rabbat, Director, AKPIA@MIT; and Deen Sharp, AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow in a panel discussion at MIT SA+P Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture + Planning on 77 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.
In Reich Richter Pärt two immersive live performances — one conceived by composer Steve Reich and painter Gerhard Richter, the other by Richter and composer Arvo Pärt—explore the shared sensory language of visual art and music. The Richter Pärt partnership builds on a concept originally developed by Alex Poots and Hans Ulrich Obrist for the Manchester International Festival and will feature Pärt’s captivating choral composition together with Richter’s new work. The Reich Richter pairing, a Shed commission, examines the intersection between Richter’s formula for his “Patterns” series and Reich’s rigorous, repeating musical structures in a genre-crossing film made in collaboration with Corinna Belz and featuring the world premiere of a new Reich composition.
25 emerging artists and special guests will perform in “Soundtrack of America," a week-long musical celebration of the impact of African American music as an art form, conceived by Steve McQueen in collaboration with Quincy Jones, Maureen Mahon, and Dion Wilson.
“Soundtrack of America was conceived for today’s most exciting young artists to shine during a major cultural moment,” said McQueen. “Our amazing creative team developed this commission to honor history in a bold, life-giving way.”
Kanwar’s films, "A Season Outside" and "Such a Morning" will be screened at Eye Amsterdam as part of the institution's series, "A Tale of Hidden Histories, Eye on Art, Shell Shock: The power of stories." Kanwar investigates in his deeply unsettling yet poignant work the nature of oppression and the courageous resistance of an oppressed people. His work demonstrates the importance of resistance, both individually and collectively, and the power of poetry and art to expose injustice.
Join artist and filmmaker Tacita Dean for a discussion and a slideshow presentation of her work. This talk is part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program, co-presented by California College of the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and SFMOMA.
“The Bridge” by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, a single-channel video installation about mental breakdown and the experience of psychosis, is featured in “Nordic Impressions: Contemporary Art from Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.” The exhibition at Scandinavia House in New York City presents work that reflects the rich diversity and global character of Nordic art.
Sugimoto will speak at the Collège de France, at the Amphithéâtre Marguerite de Navarre in Paris, as part of its festivities celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Paris Opera. The artist has created a ballet for the opera, which will open in September.
Following a successful renovation of the museum’s lobby by Hiroshi Sugimoto, the museum began working with Sugimoto to develop a concept design for the garden. The new vision will create spaces for large-scale contemporary works and performances, as well as intimate spaces for the museum’s modern masterpieces. Initial concept designs also include reopening the underground passage, which has been closed for 30 years, but was an important element in architect Gordon Bunshaft’s original design, connecting the garden to the museum plaza.