Amar Kanwar has distinguished himself through documentary films and multi-media works which explore the politics of power, violence, sexuality, and justice. His multi-layered installations originate in narratives drawn from zones of conflict and are characterized by a distinctly poetic approach to the social and political. Such A Morning, navigates transitions between juxtaposing states of minds, with each character seeking the truth through phantom visions from within the depths of darkness. Such a Morning was premiered at documenta 14 Athens and Kassel.
The 13th edition of the Baltic Triennial is titled “Give Up the Ghost," and will be held at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. Pierre Huyghe is one of the participating artists; his work, "The Host and The Cloud," will be shown.
Steve McQueen's films Gravesend and Unexploded will be shown at Groundwork, art festival organized by CAST in Cornwall, England. To coincide with the final day of this exhibition, Steve McQueen will discuss his work in conversation with Sir Nicholas Serota, the former Director of the Tate Museum, at Plaza Cinema in Truro. Visit groundwork.art for details.
Marian Goodman Gallery is excited to present a solo booth of new work by renowned Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco for the TEFAF New York Spring Fair - Booth 64 at the Park Avenue Armory, New York.
Over the past few years Gabriel Orozco has been dividing his time mainly between Bali, Tokyo and Mexico City. Orozco’s work often draws inspiration from his surrounding environment and he regularly incorporates locally found materials into his practice. Though he has worked with sculpture throughout his career, living in Bali for the past year has provided him the opportunity to experiment with the medium of limestone, where there is a long tradition of stone carving passed down amongst master artisans.
The title of this ongoing body of work, begun in 2017, the limestone Dés, translates from French to Dice in English and playfully refers to the cubic shape of the pieces. But the title also evokes elements of chance, incidental consequences, games and sport—all which are recurrent themes throughout Orozco’s work. The circular carvings in the limestone; the rotations of the subtracted parts, introduce his conceptual ideas of intersections and mobility to a new surface.
Marian Goodman Gallery will present a solo exhibition of Orozco’s work in New York in September 2018.
William Kentridge — a remarkably versatile artist whose evocative vision combines the political with the poetic, while combining elements of visual and performative arts — brings a troupe of more than 50 performers for a two-week residency culminating in a work-in-progress performance of The Head and The Load — which deals with subjects as sobering as apartheid, colonialism, and totalitarianism. Kentridge’s highly personal work is often imbued with lyrical undertones in his critical examination of aspects of his native South African society.
Pierre Huyghe will be the focus of Marian Goodman Gallery’s presentation (Booth C21) at Frieze New York (May 4 - 6, VIP Preview on May 2-3) with his iconic work: L'Expédition Scintillante, Acte 2, Untitled (Light Box) (2002).
“An object at once a beacon and a stage is lost in the space, emitting a play of light synchronized with the music of Eric Satie’s Gymnopédies No. 3 and No. 4 orchestrated by Claude Debussy. A reminiscence of the early light show in its attempt to formalize the “inner journey” experience induced by psychotic drugs. The shutters on the top part of the sculpture are synchronized with the machine rhythm, opening and closing, repeatedly letting the color flow beyond the object.”
For tickets and directions please visit frieze.com.
New artists editions by Paul Chan, Rashid Johnson and Richard Prince will be launched at the upcoming Frieze New York, as Marian Goodman Gallery makes a presentation on behalf of Downtown 4 Democracy. Alongside the new works, existing editions for Downtown 4 Democracy - by artists Katherine Bernhardt, Cecily Brown, Joanthan Horowitz, Marilyn Minter, Guy Richards Smit, among others - will be available at the booth at Frieze New York. The editions will be displayed on the outside wall of Marian Goodman Gallery’s booth (C21), which surrounds the gallery’s solo presentation of Pierre Huyghe’s 'Expédition Scintillante Act II (Light Box) (2002).
Tino Sehgal will present an experiential piece that is making its North American debut at “A Prelude to the Shed,” a fusion of dance, visual art and music, with a hint of theater. Performed in an outdoor pavilion, the performances are meant to break down the barriers between disciplines, underscoring the importance of collaboration.
Read more about The Shed in The New York Times.
Amar Kanwar’s 2017 video installation, "Such a Morning," will be shown as part of Art of the Real at Lincoln Center.
Saturday, April 28, 6:30pm (Introduction by Amar Kanwar)
Sunday, April 29, 4:15pm (Discussion with Amar Kanwar)
For its 25th annual benefit, ArtTable, dedicated to the promotion of professional women leaders in the visual arts, honors Marian Goodman, who just celebrated her 40th anniversary as a dealer, and curator. ArtTable’s 25th Annual Benefit and Awards takes place on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 11 am – 2 pm at 536 Park Avenue in New York.
Storage Memory is China’s first major solo exhibition of Christian Boltanski’s work. Through installations, videos, sounds and shadow theaters, the exhibition will seek to inspire visitors’ emotional bonds on visual, aural, and psychological levels. A pile of clothes weighing over ten tons, hundreds of pictures showing infant and elderly faces, as well as the echoes of thousands of heartbeats will be on display at the Power Station of Art, all to help constitute a storage memory that encompasses personal experiences and collective histories.
“Such a Morning” (2017) by Amar Kanwar gets U.S. premiere at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
A tale of quiet engagement with truth, the film begins with a solar eclipse, and follows a math professor as he isolates himself in an abandoned train carriage. It is a story full of conflicting moments, of lightness and darkness, as the professor gradually screens out all light and adapts to his encroaching blindness. Over time, the professor records his epiphanies and hallucinations in an Almanac of the Dark, an examination of 49 types of darkness that emerge as a series of letters.
Dieter Schwartz has curated a show of works by Juan Muñoz for the Skulpturenhalle of the Thomas Schutte Stiftung in Neuss, Germany. For more information please visit thomas-schuette-stiftung.de.
"Still Life" features forty photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Sugimoto's work is reminiscent of that of the Flemish primitives - true precursors of photography - with whom they share many characteristics such as richness in details and depths, surprising light effects or thoughts on nature.
"In Tune with the World" unveils a new selection of artists from the collection, of several different mediums, bringing together modern and contemporary works, most of which have never before been exhibited in this space. Artists include Giovanni Anselmo, Christian Boltanski, Maurizio Cattelan, Pierre Huyghe, Gerhard Richter and Adrián Villar Rojas.
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) will present This Situation, a work by Tino Sehgal.
This Situation (2007) enables a conversation that throws into question our self-image as a society and our roles as individuals within that society. The work is part of the Living Together Performance Series, a year-long cross-disciplinary series featuring performance art, installations, film and video screenings, readings, talks, and workshops, reflecting the cultural, social, and political realities of how we live now.
Pierre Huyghe’s first solo exhibition in China is on view at Pond Society, in collaboration with the New Century Art Foundation (NCAF).
The exhibition will feature two works by Pierre Huyghe that exemplify the artist's complex methodology: Cambrian Explosion 15 and A Way in Untilled. Cambrian Explosion 15 (2017-18) belongs to a series of live marine ecosystems in glass tanks, a body of work that Huyghe began in 2010.
Huyghe's film work A Way in Untilled (2012) transports the viewer to Huyghe’s Untilled (2012), which premiered at the 2012 edition of Documenta in Kassel, Germany. A Way in Untilled presents several levels of the ecosystem. As with Cambrian Explosion 15, the inclusion of plants and animals in this work blurs the lines between subject and object, producing a condition that the artist has described as 'undetermined'.
Tacita Dean will be the focus of this year’s Cinéma du Réel: In Between section, devoted to contemporary artists working in film, at the Centre Pompidou. Following the presentations of Shelly Silver (2015), Akram Zaatari (2016), and Vincent Dieutre (2017), this year’s 40th edition will be devoted to Tacita Dean’s 16mm and 35mm films, and will feature screenings of The Uncles (2004), Kodak (2006), Craneway Event (2009), Event for a Stage (2015), among others, as well as some of the artist’s short films, including the 35mm premiere of His Picture in Little (2017) and Providence (2017).
O Sentimental Machine is a vast and sprawling collection of over 80 new and older works. The exhibition embodies an attempt to work through man’s complex relationship with machinery and the double-edged sword of technological progress. Through Kentridge’s trademark range of artistic mediums — charcoal drawings, sculpture, objects and film — O Sentimental Machine explores the nature of the machine, particularly in relation to the concept of movement and motion, and industrial development from the nineteenth century onwards.
Amar Kanwar’s 2017 video installation, Such a Morning, will be included in the inaugural edition of the Lahore Biennale (LB01) to be held from 18th to 31st March 2018 in Lahore, Pakistan. Lahore Biennale 01 is a fourteen-day event that aims to deploy Lahore as a platform for a dynamic exhibition and engagement space, as well as to foster coexistence and participation, and encourage a multiplicity of representations.