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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Moody Center for the Arts presents Nature & Politics, an exhibition of color photographs depicting scientific research and manufactured landscapes by Thomas Struth. The images bear witness to specialized imaginations. Whether it is the technological developments that make space travel possible or experiments in plasma physics, all owe their existence to the ideas and designs of experts and raise questions about the ramifications of scientific progress.
The artist will be present for a panel discussion during the opening weekend when the Moody will inaugurate interdisciplinary conversations about technology and research —important and timely topics of global significance — and how our experience of them shapes our perceptions of the world.
For the first time in Scandinavia, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is presenting a major solo exhibition of William Kentridge. William Kentridge – Thick Time focuses on a number of the artist’s distinctive works from the period 2003-2016, among others Right Into Her Arms (2016), O Sentimental Machine (2015) and More Sweetly Play the Dance (2015). Naturally the new acquisition to the Louisiana Collection The Refusal of Time (2012) - a masterly installation first shown here in the spring of 2016 - will also be part of the presentation as will be an entirely new work that Kentridge is preparing specifically for the exhibition at Louisiana.
The ICA/Boston presents the U.S. debut of Ashes (2002–2015), a video installation by Steve McQueen. A standout from the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, Ashes presents footage on two sides of a freestanding screen. One side, originally shot on soft, grainy Super 8 film, shows a young, carefree fisherman named Ashes balancing playfully on a pitching boat against a horizon of blue sky and water. The other side shows a second projection, shot in high definition video, that chronicles Ashes’s unexpected fate. Never seen together, yet linked by a shared soundtrack, the videos conjure an easy vitality and a vivid description of place against the darker forces of society and fate.
The Museum Ludwig presents Gerhard Richter: New Paintings, featuring works created in 2016. Alongside the exhibition, pioneering works by Richter from the collection of the Museum Ludwig will be presented in the permanent exhibition.
Museum Haus Konstruktiv presents a solo exhibition of Cerith Wyn Evans as part of its 2017 annual program focusing on an exhibition block dedicated to British art.
Wyn Evans has conceived a new installation with fluorescent tubes that hang down from the ceiling and have a delicate form derived from the precise formalized movements of traditional Japanese Noh theater. It features a concentration of complex lines that echo the transitions of various theatrical sequences of movements and ways of walking. An additional light work on display is coupled with sound: Here, a selected passage of text, translated into Morse code, is sent to a fluorescent tube that is part of the exhibition space’s overhead lighting. The light blinks to the rhythm of the coded signals.
A preview of the exhibition and conversation with the artist will take place on February 7 at 6:30pm.
MUDAM Luxembourg presents a solo exhibition of the works of Tony Cragg. This is part of a large cycle of solo shows highlighting artists in the Mudam Collection, this exhibition offers the public of the Greater Region of Luxembourg a chance to discover Cragg's oeuvre.
An artist talk will take place on March 9 at 6:30 pm.