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February 27 - May 19, 2019

The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, and the contemporary art foundation TBA21 (Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary), Vienna, will present two important film installations by Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest (2001-present) and The Lightning Testimonies (2007).

The Sovereign Forest, initiated in 2001, is an ongoing project comprising multiple galleries with films, books, photographs and documents, presented as an archive with the aim of exploring the social and environmental impact of mining in Odisha, a region in the east of India. The Lightning Testimonies is a multi-channel film installation that explores the complex and brutal recent histories of sexual violence and trauma in the Indian subcontinent via recollections endured by a wide range of local cultures and communities.

An inaugural conversation will take place on February 25 at 7pm, between the artist, Chus Martínez, curator of the exhibition and Baroness Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, founder of TBA21, in an encounter presented by the museum’s artistic director Guillermo Solana.

February 26 - June 23, 2019

"AS YOU GO" at Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy, brings together some of the most significant filmic works created by the artist in recent years, including “Ravel, Ravel” (2013), “Take Over” (2017) and “If and only if” (2018).

February 16, 2019

Marian Goodman Gallery congratulates Tacita Dean, recipient of the KODAK 3rd Annual Film Awards 2019, in the Visual Artist category. Each year, KODAK honors the impact of artists, filmmakers and film industry partners. In 2019, KODAK expanded the awards to recognize more accomplishments in the visual arts, including industry partners in motion picture, still photography and other filmic art categories. ⠀

February 15, 2019

Julie Mehretu will be interviewed by Julia Bryan-Wilson of University of California, Berkeley, at the New York Hilton Midtown as part of the College Art Association of America's 2019 Annual Conference in New York City. The Distinguished Artist Interviews will take place on February 15, 2019, 3:30-5:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

February 14 - May 12, 2019

Trauma, gender, belonging and identity are some of the issues explored in Chantal Akerman's films, “NOW,” 2015, and “In the Mirror," 2017, presented for the first time in Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto.

Chantal Akerman at Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto
February 14 – February 17, 2019

Tino Sehgal focuses on the commercial activity of an art fair in "This is competition," a performance in which two dealers compete to sell the artist’s work.

February 12, 2019 6–7 pm

Tacita Dean will discuss how her work in film, photography, and drawing explores poetic possibilities such as the phenomena of passing time and the nature of creative production.

In 2018, Dean became the first artist to have three connected exhibitions across the London institutions of the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Royal Academy of Arts. Her work is held in the Menil Collection as well as many other significant permanent collections.

February 9 - May 6, 2019

Encompassing everything from the artist's earliest pieces to his most recent work, "Christian Boltanski—Lifetime," jointly organized by the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the National Art Center, Tokyo, and the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, is the first full-scale retrospective of Boltanski's career to be presented in Japan.

February 9 - May 12, 2019

An exhibition of new pieces by Tony Cragg are now on view at Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, the sculpture park that was founded by the artist in Wuppertal, Germany.

February 7, 2019

Marian Goodman Gallery is pleased to announce that art historian and curator Philipp Kaiser has been named as Chief Executive Director of Artists and Programs at Marian Goodman Galleries.   In this newly established position, Kaiser will oversee programming for the gallery’s three spaces internationally, in New York, Paris and London.  This will include the development of special exhibition projects for each space and directing the gallery’s overall larger strategic mission with artists and museums.  In this creative leadership role, Philipp will work in tandem with founder Marian Goodman to support and further the extraordinary enterprise created over forty years ago. 

Founder Marian Goodman, said, “I am delighted and honored to welcome Philipp to the Gallery and greatly look forward to him sharing with us the benefits of his vast experience as museum director over these past many years.”

October 14, 2018 – March 11, 2019

Tacita Dean's film, "Presentation Sisters," is featured in the exhibition, “One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art," at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles's Grand Avenue location.

February 2 - April 22, 2019

“Nature & Politics” at MAST Foundation in Bologna presents 25 large-scale photographs of complex scientific and technological sites that are typically inaccessible to the public.

January 31 - February 10, 2019

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi, India, will present Amar Kanwar’s recent film "Such a Morning," along with "Letters" - a multiple light and video projection installation that accompanies the film. Hosted at the Museum’s satellite space, the exhibition will offer visitors a view of the next phase of the project.

January 29 – May 5, 2019

The work of Tacita Dean forms part of the history of Serralves’ programming, which began with a solo exhibition in 2002, and continued a year later with the filming of Dean’s work Boots (2003) in the Casa Rosa.

This new exhibition offers Dean another opportunity show Boots, which was acquired by the Museum, alongside her new ambitious film project Antigone (2018), which premiered in the Royal Academy of Arts with her trilogy of exhibitions which that also took place at the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery in London.

Tacita Dean at Serralves Museum
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.

Photo of Nairy Baghramian exhibiti at Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
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: