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January 25 - February 15, 2019

William Kentridge transforms "Wozzeck," a 20th-century operatic masterpiece, into a must-see meeting of art, opera and theatre at the Sydney Opera House. William Kentridge, directs and illustrates this production, a collaboration between Opera Australia, the Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival and the Canadian Opera Company. Visit the opera house's website for details.⠀

On January 22, Kentridge sits down with Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini for a wide-ranging conversation about art, music and storytelling across different forms on the set of Wozzeck.

January 24, 2019 - February 13, 2019

Mehretu's exploration of printmaking, the focus of "Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu" at The University of Alabama's Sarah Moody Gallery of Art includes intaglio, chine collé, screenprinting and lithography.

January 22 - March 24, 2019

For "Drawings and Monotypes," an exhibition at Kettle’s Yard at The University of Cambridge in England, Mehretu has made a new installation of richly layered drawings and monotypes, extending her dynamic exploration of the potential of drawing and mark making that are fundamental to her artistic practice.

January 19, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Following the 2018 acquisition of Privileged Points - a monumental sculpture work by Nairy Baghramian into the Mudam Collection, Mudam Luxembourg - Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean has invited Baghramian to present her work for the launch of the Park Dräi Eechelen's new sculpture programme. The installation of the artworks will be split between two locations, the collection piece will be displayed in the Grand Hall of the museum while the accompanying two works of the series will occupy the esplanade of Park Dräi Eechelen.

February 4 - March 3, 2019

"This Variation," an immersive sound/dance piece at the Stedelijk Museum in the Netherlands, is performed in a completely darkened room. Participants' senses are heightened as a number of interpreters transform the space into an ever-changing and astonishingly sensual landscape.

January 12, 2019; 5-6 pm

On the opening night of our Paris exhibition, Amar Kanwar will discuss his work, focusing on his latest film, Such a Morning, with Sophie Duplaix, the head curator of contemporary art collections at Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou; the film will be screened after the conversation. Attendance is free of charge. RSVP recommended:

January 6, 2019

"Art and Urbanism" is the theme of a lecture and workshop led by Julie Mehretu as part of the Addis 2019 African Humanities Workshop Program of The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. The lecture will take place at the Alle School of Fine art and Design in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

December 13, 2018

Museum Haus Konstruktiv has announced the twelfth winner of the internationally renowned Zurich Art Prize for 2019: Leonor Antunes. There will be an exhibition in honor of the prize for Leonor at the museum from October 31, 2019 - January 12, 2020.

December 13, 2018

ACRIA presented Nan Goldin with the Artists Ending AIDS Award at its Holiday Dinner in New York on Thursday, December 13. Proceeds supported HIV prevention, research, and education programs. This accolade honors Goldin’s decades-long dedication to AIDS activism.

December 12, 2018 - March 29, 2019

William Kentridge brings "More Sweetly Play the Dance," an immersive, multimedia experience on mortality, emigration, and exile, to the 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala, India.

December 4, 2018

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Lothar Baumgarten.

In a career spanning five decades, Lothar drew wide acclaim and respect for a singularly powerful and diverse body of work, from photography, to 16 mm films, slide projections, recordings, drawings, prints, artist books, short stories, as well as site-specific works, wall drawings and architecture-related interventions.

Today we mourn the loss of this extraordinary artist, a powerful writer, and a brilliant friend.

We will remember him always and the impact he has had on our lives will live on in his work.

December 6, 2018

The photography institute founded by David Goldblatt in 1989 was awarded The 2018 Principal Prince Claus Award on December 6, 2018 in Amsterdam.

Market Photo Workshop (Johannesburg, South Africa, 1989) was established in the final years of apartheid to make visual literacy and the craft of photography available to all races. At a time when the movement of black people was severely restricted, David Goldblatt set up the Market Photo Workshop to provide photographic training and equipment to black South Africans so they could give visual expression to their experiences. Among its many achievements are the creation of a strong local-regional network and a vast image archive of unique historical and social importance.