From the autumn of 2018, The Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf will be showing several large-format sculptures by Tony Cragg in the Ehrenhof. With his unmistakeable formal language Cragg sets the material in motion and creates objects uniquely combining illusionism and sculptural monumentality.
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.
View a collection of Julie Mehretu’s printmaking pieces in "Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu" at the Fralin Museum of Art in Charlottesville, Virginia. In her catalog essay, Siri Engberg traces Julie Mehretu’s visual vocabulary back to her graduate studies at Rhode Island School of Design, where she first worked with intaglio printmaking and was inspired by the necessity of breaking imagery down into its component layers. Since that time, the artist has experimented with many processes including chine collé, screenprinting and lithography. Mehretu has completed collaborative projects at professional printmaking studios across the country, among them Highpoint Editions, where she produced "Entropia (review)" and "Entropia: Construction."
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."
The Gwangju Biennale this September in South Korea will include 153 artists from 41 countries; its exhibitions will cover subjects ranging from migration to technology. Adrián Villar Rojas is one of four artists selected to produce a special commission for the event.
Danh Vo's "We the people (detail)," 2011, a replica of the Statue of Liberty's cladding can now be seen at the arrivals hall at Porto Airport in Portugal. The purpose of this work was not to build a new statue but, in a gesture of appropriation, to reconstruct its individual elements and to scatter them across different collections throughout the world.
Marian Goodman Gallery and Fourthwall Books present a conversation with William Kentridge and Denis Hirson, followed by a book signing of the new publication, "Footnotes for the Panther," on Sunday, July 15, 2018, from 11 am at Marian Goodman Gallery, London.
Please RSVP to LondonRSVP@mariangoodman.com to reserve a place.
This is Shanghai explores and celebrates the relationship between Liverpool and its twin city in China to reflect urban and cultural evolution and transformation through some of the leading and emerging contemporary artists within Shanghai.
Presented by Culture Liverpool in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, the works are staged at locations across Liverpool’s iconic Waterfront centered around the Cunard Building, as well as Tate Liverpool, Mann Island and the Museum of Liverpool.
There will be a series of screenings of Pierre Huyghe's films at Kunstnernes Hus Kino, Norway:
The Host and the Cloud
Untitled (Human Mask)
A way in Untilled
A Journey that Wasn’t
Each film will be screened once a day from August 30 - September 1, 2; 6 -9; 13-16. For more details please visit kunstnerneshus.no.
Caption: Pierre Huyghe, Untitled (Human Mask), 2014. Film, color, sound, 19 minutes.
Courtesy of the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Hauser & Wirth, London; Esther Schipper, Berlin; and Anna Lena Films, Paris. © Pierre Huyghe
William Kentridge’s "The Head & the Load" combines music, dance, film projections, mechanized sculptures and shadow play to tell the story of the millions of African porters and carriers who served British, French and German forces during the First World War. The world premiere of this major new work will be staged in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in London. All tickets are sold out.
“Woman with a Red Hat,” the title of the exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, is taken from Tacita Dean’s film, “Event for a Stage,” around which the exhibition pivots.
In the 2015 film, the actor Stephen Dillane acts from a script given to him, page by page, by Dean, seated in the front row of the audience.
The exhibition includes hourly screenings of “Event for a Stage," along with a number of works that examine performance and its relationship to fiction, the imagination and the collective effort of artist and audience.
"Maison Forte," organized by Marie-Puck Broodthaers and Alexandre Igor Everard de Harzir, is a mix of contemporary, modern and classic art titled "Curiosités, Livres, Ephemera: Antiquités," which is part of a weekend art event called "Campagne Première" in Revonnas, France.
Marian Goodman Gallery is delighted to announce John Baldessari’s participation in Frieze Sculpture 2018, running from July 4 – November 7, 2018. This will be the artist’s first presentation in the sculpture park, where he will be unveiling a new work titled Penguin, 2018, continuing his significant and exciting expansion into sculpture.
Amar Kanwar and Adrian Villar Rojas will be taking part in Into Nature, a bi-annual art expedition, that returns this year in various locations in The Netherlands.
Amar Kanwar’s piece, The Scene of Crime, part of The Sovereign Forest, will be on view from July 16 until September 16, 2018, at Huis van Weldadigheid; Adrián Villar Rojas's work involves recreating dozens of nests of the Hornero, a South-American songbird.
Into Nature: Out of Darkness will be open from 1 July to 16 September in Frederiksoord and on the Holtingerveld on Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm.
"Gerhard Richter: Abstraction" at Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, examines the abstract strategies and processes found in the artist’s complete works. The show brings together 90 pieces from international museums and private collections.
Opening at The Broad, Los Angeles, on June 30, 2018: the exhibition “A Journey That Wasn’t” presents artists’ complex representations of time, and includes Pierre Huyghe’s film “A Journey that Wasn’t.”
The works on view in this collection exhibition range from painting and sculpture to photography, film and installation— and examine the passage of time by alluding to nostalgia or sentiments about aging, often depicting specific places in states of decay; these works can act as documentation, memorial or symbol.
Museo Nivola's exhibition brings the work of Tony Cragg to Sardinia for the first time.
With this project, the museum, by using the legacy of Costantino Nivola as its starting point, continues its exploration of sculpture as a tool for the investigation of space, comparison of form and materials, and as an artistic practice that can have a real impact on today’s culture and social dynamics.
In a space flooded with light, Cragg’s monumental sculptures are in dialogue with each other, the architectural context, and the landscape that can be glimpsed through the arches of the large windows.
Its volumes are at once both imposing and light, and as a result the works take firm possession of the space, without seeming static. On the contrary, they seem to be in a state of constant flux, following the inclination of the rays of light and the movements of the viewer around them.
Michael Jackson’s significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his impact on contemporary art is an untold story. The National Portrait Gallery in London's exhibition, "Michael Jackson: On the Wall," seeks to fill that void. The exhibition includes Dara Birnbaum's "Michael Jackson: Four Video Stills from Unrealized Work" from 1983-1984.
"Annette Messager. Pudique – Publique" is an eponymous retrospective of works at Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM) in Valencia, Spain.
Annette Messager challenges the traditions of craftwork, the art of making things by hand, by transforming handmade work into a personal statement of history and womanhood.
The exhibition demonstrates the impossibility of a linear interpretation of her work, emphasizing the need for the viewer to become an active participant and accept responsibility for generating an interpretation of it.
As part of opening night, the artist will have a conversation with the art critic, historian and journalist Elisabeth Lebovici on July 5, 2018.
The Reconfigured Landscape, a group exhibition at the Centro Botín in Santander, Spain, will host a selection of works from the Botín Foundation collection with works by renowned national and international artists who started creating in the final decades of the 20th century.
Artists such as Leonor Antunes, Lothar Baumgarten, Tacita Dean, and Julie Mehretu reveal the different ways of representing the world around them and offer visitors a historic perspective of the work of the Botín Foundation in the field of the visual arts in the past decade. Most of the pieces have never been exhibited before.