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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Austria has chosen Maurizio Cattelan to present a single work in the Theseus Temple. The temple is an on-site neoclassical structure built in 1823 that is meant to house just one art object at a time.
The Espace Louis Vuitton München, within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton “Hors-les-murs” programme, presents two films by Amar Kanwar: Henningsvaer (2006) and A Love Story (2010) which form part of the Collection, alongside a recent installation selected by the artist himself, Letter 5 (2017). Representative of Kanwar’s oeuvre, these works operate at the interface between art, documentation and activism. They use complex contemporary narratives to connect intimate spheres of existence to larger social political processes. Disturbingly contemplative poetic documentaries, they invite the viewer on a potent personal experience which might incite new generations of artists, as per Kanwar’s aspiration, to rethink the social consequences of their works.
Amar Kanwar will present an artist talk at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, on April 18 at 6 pm, 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.
This installation of ten works by Gabriel Orozco, seven Roto Shaku and three Obi Scrolls, complements Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan (opening May 1). Created in Tokyo in 2015, Orozco’s works provide a contemporary parallel to Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa’s efforts to create modern art that developed Japan’s traditional craft cultures.
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.
This Friday at MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Italy, there will be a screening of "1395 Days without Red" by Anri Sala as part of OHT – Office for Human Theatre‘s project, "Little Fun Palace." For more information please visit maxxi.art.
“Giuseppe Penone - Grenoble Ripetere il Bosco” features twenty works at the Saarlandmuseum – Moderne Galerie in Saarbrücken, Germany. The exhibition explores Penone’s ideas on nature and its forces while showcasing the artist’s broad range of techniques and materials.