Amar Kanwar’s "Letter 5" (2017) is presented at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery, Amsterdam, in “A Sheet of Paper Can Become a Knife," a thematic exhibition featuring ten international artists, all Prince Claus laureates. Kanwar is honored for his ”innovative use of hybrid art forms in a unique method of storytelling that gives viewers a potent personal experience, and for inspiring new generations of artists to think deeply about the social impact of their work.”
Christian Boltanski has two exhibitions at Völklinger Hütte, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site in Saarland, Germany. The exhibitions are dedicated to laborers who were forced to work as part of military production during World War I and II.
"Christian Boltanski: Memories," through August 31, 2019
"Christian Boltanski: The Memorial, The Forced Labourers," through December 31, 2028
For the Current Work lecture series at the Architectural League of New York, he will discuss four design projects:
• Commissioned to restore the 15th-century Go-Oh Shrine in Naoshima, Japan, he created what he describes as “an imaginary architecture” that pays homage to Shinto tradition.
• Enoura Observatory, the home of a cultural foundation Sugimoto started in 2009, doubles as an observatory for viewing the summer and winter solstices.
• Surface of Revolution, an exhibition in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles which will run from October 2018 to January 2019.
• Private Residence in Manhattan, a project in New York City.
Lawrence Weiner has created a public installation in Belgium, titled "Out of Sight," that is based upon the concept of a hopscotch. It can be seen in Kortrijk as part of the Play Kortrijk Circuit for Contemporary Art.
Lawrence Weiner’s language-based work has been installed at New York City Center in October to commemorate its 75th anniversary season.
The work will be on view to all who enter the theater during the anniversary season, in the east and west stair landings connecting the main auditorium's Orchestra and Grand Tier lobbies.
The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture recognises a British or UK-based artist of any age, at any stage of their career, who has made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture. The list of shortlisted artists this year includes Cerith Wyn Evans. Presenting new and recent work, each of the shortlisted artists demonstrate a singular voice that pushes the potential of the sculptural object in new directions.
A visitor stands under Cerith Wyn Evans' "Composition for 37 flutes (in two parts)" on display as part of the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture exhibition. Photo: David Lindsay
Fondazione Carriero presents "Giulio Paolini. Del bello ideale", curated by Francesco Stocchi, organized in close collaboration with the artist.⠀
Through an impressive selection of works, chosen and installed with Paolini, "Del bello ideale" covers his entire career of fifty-seven years, displaying masterpieces, some of his famous self-portraits, and three new site-specific works. ⠀
Cristina Iglesias will be in conversation with Lynne Cooke, senior curator, special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art.
The gallery congratulates MᶜQueen as he receives the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing at the BAFTA Awards. The award will be presented by Academy, Emmy, Tony and BAFTA-winning actress Viola Davis.
This award is presented to deeply respected, distinctive directors, whose contribution as both technicians and artists represents the zenith of the directing profession. Past recipients have included Ava DuVernay, Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, Mike Newell, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, David Yates, Quentin Tarantino, and Kathryn Bigelow.
Mehretu's set designs grace the stage of Kaija Saariaho’s latest opera, "Only the Sound Remains," which combines two short operas inspired by Nôh dramas into a full-length performance. The opera will premiere at Teatro Real in Spain.
Amar Kanwar will be in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, as part of a special three-day program entitled Conversation Room, which takes place within FIAC Paris 2018.
Dean’s extensive exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) will feature some of the artist’s most significant film installations to date – her monumental "FILM," made for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2011, her 16mm films, Merce Cunningham performs "STILLNESS…," 2008, as well as her recent 35mm project, "Antigone," 2018. KUB visitors will also have the opportunity to see Dean’s large-format chalkboard drawing, "The Montafon Letter," 2017, as well as a new blackboard created for the occasion, titled "Chalk Fall," 2018.
The artist will be in conversation with David Claerbout in conjunction with her exhibition. The talk will take place on October 20, 2018, at 11 am. There will be a public reception for the exhibition at 7 pm on October 19, 2018; with the show formally opening to the public on the 20th.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presents a selection of photographs by Rineke Dijkstra. The exhibition will investigate the main characteristics of Dijkstra’s work through a selection of images from her Parks series (1998-2006), as well as her 2014 video installation "Marianna (The Fairy Doll.)"
Julie Mehretu is one of three artists giving a free lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "MetSpeaks: Legacy of Jack Whitten" about the influence of his work on their practices.
"David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948-2018" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia is a retrospective of the artist’s well-known work documenting South Africa’s people and history. It includes his black and white and color photographic series, as well as new material from his archive.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will present a selection of images by Nan Goldin. Drawing on the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition will span a range of years and places, including Boston in the 1970s, where Goldin emerged as an artist, and New York City in the 1980s, where she immersed herself in urban subcultures.
"The Lightning Testimonies" by Amar Kanwar is part of the Photo Kathmandu festival in collaboration with the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. The video installation reflects on histories of conflict and violence in the Indian subcontinent.
Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographs and architectural projects will be on display at an exhibition at the Palace of Versailles, in the gardens of the Grand Trianon. “Sugimoto will be the first contemporary artist to focus on the gardens,” says Catherine Pégard, the president of the Palace of Versailles.
Image Caption: Hiroshi Sugimoto in front of the Belvedere at the estate of Trianon.
Photo by TADZIO
"Nos Chambres" at the Giacometti Institute in Paris, France creates a dialogue between the art of Messager and Giacometti. In Giacometti's life and work, Messager made rich and varied discoveries: sculptures and drawings, notebooks and personal documents, new works she created for the occasion.
Tacita Dean is among the 32 artists and artist collectives participating in the 57th Edition of Carnegie International. The world's second-oldest international contemporary art survey takes place at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dean's "Event for a Stage" will be shown on its opening weekend, October 13, 2018 at 2 pm and October 14, 2018 at 11 am and 2 pm, followed by weekly screenings of the film through March 25, every Monday at 11 am.⠀