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May 20 - August 6, 2017

The Stedelijk Museum presents Rineke Dijkstra: An Ode, an exhibition that includes both includes iconic photographic works and highlights her early video work and her return to the medium in recent years.

The exhibition also premieres three works that have never been displayed in the Netherlands.

Rineke Dijkstra at Stedelijk Museum
May 20 - August 27, 2017

On the occasion of his 85th birthday, the Gerhard Richter Archive of the Dresden State Art Collections is holding an exhibition of new paintings by the artist.

Initially, most of his works were already exhibited in Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and now the 24 paintings, supplemented with seven, recently in 2017, created works, will be exhibited in the Albertinum.

Gerhard Richter at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
May 20 - August 27, 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb presents, for the first time in Eastern Europe, a solo exhibition of Dan Graham.

Titled Works That are Fun for the Family, a wide range of Graham's works including early video performances, his documentary Rock My Religion, and a selection of his iconic pavilions--hybrid forms between architecture and sculpture--will be on view.

May 20 - July 30, 2017

Gray Matters is a multifaceted survey of 37 contemporary women artists working in the surprisingly vibrant space between—and including—black and white. The exhibition is the first organized by Michael Goodson since he assumed the role of Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the Wex, and the survey enriches a calendar year of programming in which every artist featured in our galleries is a woman.

This exhibition will feature works by Tacita Dean, Cristina Iglesias and Julie Mehretu. 

May 19 - September 3, 2017

The Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea presents, for the first time in Portugal, a solo exhibition of Julie Mehretu. Titled JULIE MEHRETU: A UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF EVERYTHING AND NOTHING, this exhibition presents 20 years of Mehretu’s paintings and drawings that have continued to redefine the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space.

The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli. 

Julie Mehretu at Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea
May 18 - June 11, 2017
MGG is delighted to announce that Julie Mehretu has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as one of its newly elected members in art.
 
An exhibition of paintings, works on paper, video, and photographs; architectural models and renderings; and original manuscripts by newly elected members and recipients of honors and awards is now on view at the Academy galleries located on Audubon Terrace in Washington Heights.
Julie Mehretu Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Letters
May 17 - October 1, 2017
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin, presents "Le Notti Bianche", the debut of Hiroshi Sugimoto ’s new group of images of classical Italian opera theaters.
 
Sugimoto’s avid interest in the relationship between time, the moving image, and architectural space is further explored in this images as part of his ongoing Theater series first begun in 1978.
Hiroshi Sugimoto at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
May 13 - August 27, 2017

Kunsthaus Bregenz presents Adrián Villar Rojas' The Theater of Disappearance, one of the most impressive and elaborate exhibitions in the museum's history, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.

 

The ground floor provides Adrián Villar Rojas’ exhibition with a completely empty stage, allowing Villar Rojas to conceive a passage through human culture from its origins to its apotheosis, transforming Kunsthaus Bregenz into a concrete bunker, in which ultimately the art objects are rescued.

 

Adrián Villar Rojas at Kunsthaus Bregenz
May 13 - November 26, 2017

Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Pierre Huyghe‘s retrospective as part of a series of events organized within the Beyond the Walls program and shown in Venice as part of the Biennale di Venezia's collateral events.

The Foundation will present three works from the collection: A Journey That Wasn’t (2005), creature (2005-2011) and Silence Score (1997).

Pierre Huyghe at Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia
May 9 - September 24, 2017

Château La Coste's new Renzo Piano Photography Pavilion will be inaugurated with The Sea and the Mirror, an exhibition of photography by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Curator Philip Larratt-Smith has made a careful selection of ten large-format works from the artist’s iconic Seascapes series to create a resonant and poetic presentation in dialogue with Piano’s architecture.

 
Hiroshi Sugimoto at Château La Coste
May 9 - September 24, 2017

Senza titolo, invisibile, le stelle si avvicinano di una spanna in più, oltremare appare verso Sud-Est, e la luce focalizza...  As is often the case with Giovanni Anselmo’s work, the long title is like a formula, almost a short story, which describes installations that could be considered landscapes to observe while “looking out of the window of our imagination”.

For this exhibition the route he has created unwinds through four elements-works: one work for each space, to give direction and create a tension towards the exterior. It is a route of trajectories and directions, weights and energies which represent five moments in which a meaning is implied: the visitors become participants.

It is a work in progress because it is lived and lives through the viewer. The viewer also creates a new trajectory while walking through the exhibition. 

Giovanni Anselmo at Fondazione Querini Stampalia
May 5 - September 17, 2017

Haus der Kunst presents Thomas Struth: Figure Ground, a comprehensive survey of Struth's oeuvre. Covering four decades of work and every phase of his career, the exhibition focuses on Struth's social interests, which represent the important forces of his influential artistic development.

Comprised of more than 130 works, this exhibition is the largest survey of his artistic career to date. It brings together never-before-shown early works and collected research material drawn from his archive; these, elucidate the far-reaching and long-standing ideas behind the works and demonstrate the process of his artistic translation up to the perfection of the image.

Thomas Struth at Haus der Kunst
April 26- September 3, 2017

The National Gallery in Prague presents Gerhard Richter: A Survey in cooperation with the German Embassy Prague, the Goethe Institute Prague, and coinciding with the 2017 Czech-German Cultural Spring.

 
It is a comprehensive full span, and medium scale retrospective of Richter's work for the first time in Central Europe, curated by a distinguished scholar of Richter’s work, 52nd Venice Biennale curator, Dean of Yale School of Arts, and long-time acquaintance of the artist, Robert Storr. 
Gerhard Richter at the National Gallery, Prague
April 26 - November 5, 2017

William Kentridge’s More Sweetly Play the Dance will make its North American museum premiere at the Cincinnati Art Museum. 

This powerful film installation encircles the viewer with seven screens, on which a procession of travelers passes across a charcoal-drawn animated landscape. The immersive panorama hints at multiple histories, evoking a danse macabre, a jazz funeral, an exodus and a journey. Accompanied by a brass band, the film references medieval manuscripts and the storylines of refuge throughout history.

William Kentridge at Cincinnati Art Museum
April 1, 2017

Pierre Huyghe has been awarded the 2017 Nasher Sculpture Prize, a prize that honors a living artist who elevates the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities. Huyghe has profoundly expanded the parameters of sculpture through artworks encompassing a variety of materials and disciplines.

Huyghe has consistently sought new ways to bring together unconventional and heterogeneous materials into a practice exceeding the sum of its multifarious parts and was selected for his extraordinary work by an international jury of directors, curators, artists, and historians who demonstrate an unparalleled expertise in the field of sculpture. Huyghe will be presented with an award designed by Renzo Piano, architect of the Nasher Sculpture Center, at a ceremony in Dallas on April 1, 2017.

Pierre Huyghe Awarded the 2017 Nasher Sculpture Prize
March 28- August 20, 2017

Cerith Wyn Evans will unveil a major new light installation for the Tate Britain Commission 2017. The annual commission, supported by Sotheby’s, invites a contemporary British artist to create a new artwork in response to the grand space of the Duveen Galleries at the heart of Tate Britain.

Cerith Wyn Evans: 2017 Tate Britain Commission
March 25- July 25, 2017

Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get is the first major museum exhibition in the United States, and will include roughly 40 works from more than three decades of Deacon's oeuvre.

Along with loans from private collections as well as from institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., this exhibition will debut a new work by Deacon.

Richard Deacon at San Diego Museum of Art
March 4- June 11, 2017

The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen presents Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective, an overview of Broodthaers' oeuvre. Broodthaers formulated a critical and idiosyncratic position within the milieu of Pop Art, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art, and within a short time, received emphatic acclaim on the avant-garde art scene with the institution-critical, installation, and cinematographic works that have established him as a figure of fundamental importance for the visual art in the 20th and early 21st century. 

This exhibition is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.

Marcel Broodthaers at Kunstsammulung Nordrhein-Westfalen
March 4- September 3, 2017

Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents Tony Cragg: A Rare Category of Objects, the largest UK exhibition to date by Tony Cragg. New sculptures, drawings and works from nearly five decades of Cragg’s practice will survey and demonstrate the artist’s pioneering and continued mastery of materials in the Underground Gallery and open air.

 
Tony Cragg at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
March 1- October 1, 2017

BAMPFA’s newest commission for the Art Wall features a work by Lawrence Weiner. Like many other artists who began working in the late 1960s and 1970s, Weiner is deeply interested in methods of display that challenge the assumption that the work of art exists as a discrete object in the physical world.

For his BAMPFA commission,  Weiner considers the specific location and architecture of the site to determine the compositional arrangement of the block lettering, which hovers at the center of the expansive white wall above the Crane Forum’s wooden steps. The text reads: “LAID OUT ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER LEANING TOWARDS THE OCEAN LAID OUT ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER LEANING TOWARDS THE LAND.” The words are set in red banners with ragged edges that tilt slightly, echoing the angle of the steps while also conjuring forms of the natural landscape.

Lawrence Weiner at BAMPFA

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