"Paper Music" unites films based on William Kentridge’s charcoal and ink drawings with live musical performances by vocalists Ann Masina and Joanna Dudley, pianist Vincenzo Pasquariello, and composer Philip Miller. There will be two performances at the Cité de la Musique at The Philharmonie de Paris, on September 19 and 20, 2018.
Hiroshi Sugimoto brings traditional Japanese theater to Paris, France, as part of Le Festival d'Automne à Paris. The work, entitled Sambasô, divine dance, takes the audience back to the dawn of humanity in Japan. The artist's photographs inspired the set design, and Sugimoto himself designed the costumes for the performance. Performances will take place at Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin.
The Garage in Moscow presents the first exhibition of Marcel Broodthaers’s work in Russia, a show developed specifically for the 10th anniversary of the museum. It presents over eighty works from throughout the artist’s career which focus on his use of language, the convergence of visual art and poetry, and his unique view of institutional critique.
Ahead of her solo show at Centro Botin in Cantabria, Spain, in October, Cristina Iglesias will conduct a Visual Arts Workshop; the workshop is an initiative Fundación Botín has been organizing every year since 1994. Visit fundacionbotin.org for more details.
Chantal Akerman’s films From the East (1993), From the Other Side (2002), and South (1999) will be showing as a part of the series Icarus Films at 40 at Metrograph in New York City. (Films show on September 14, September 15, September 18, and September 24. See website for times and ticket information.)
Ettore Spalletti's "es" is a new limited-edition catalogue created to commemorate a recent show of works at Marian Goodman Gallery Paris. The look and feel of the catalogue was created to resemble the iconic shape of some of his paintings. The edition’s covers are a deep sky blue hue, contrasted by black pages made of tissue paper, with the book title printed in gold leaf. Each edition is signed by the artist.
Coinciding with an exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery and the forthcoming English translation of Materia Escrita, a collection of his sketchbooks and writings from the mid-'90s through 2010, Gabriel Orozco joins Paul Holdengräber for a conversation about his creative life and artistic career. Known for portraying the delicate relationship of everyday objects to one another through photography, sculpture, installation, drawing, and video, Orozco, originally from Veracruz, Mexico, has been embraced by an international audience since coming to prominence in the early 1990s.
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Inhotim, Brazil, will present Rineke Dijkstra's "I See a Woman Crying" in "To See Time Go By" -- one of their three new exhibitions that just opened. "I See a Woman Crying" consists of three projections in which a panorama of school children respond to a Picasso painting.
From artist and Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen, “Widows” hits theaters on November 16. The Toronto International Film Festival will host its world premiere this September. For more information please visit foxmovies.com/movies/widows.
Buenos Aires will host the inaugural Art Basel Cities program in September and will feature Maurizio Cattelan's “Eternity,” a pop-up cemetery for the living. Art Basel Cities Week includes exhibitions, guided tours, artist talks, open studios and parties.
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., has announced the acquisition of “This You,” a 2006 work by Tino Sehgal. “This You” is the first exclusively live work to join the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection in its 44-year history. Debuting Labor Day weekend and running for six weeks, “This You” will manifest itself through a solo female singer operating within a score that requires individual variation. “This You” is an outdoor work, designed to sit alongside public sculpture, and the singer will interact with visitors to the Hirshhorn’s Plaza and Sculpture Garden.
Migration, cultural history and identity are key themes addressed in "Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away," which comes to SMK – Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark, directly from the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Roberta Smith of The New York Times hailed the Guggenheim exhibit "an inspiring midcareer survey," consisting of items that entwine "histories of love, loss, power, violence — and the post-colonial anger of belonging to a culture long on the receiving end of history."