Xmas 2016

Ed Ruscha, Bio Biology, 2016.

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THE ART WORLD IS TAKING A LITTLE BREAK FOR CHRISTMAS BUT WE WILL BE BACK IN JANUARY WITH OUR WORLD WIDE EXHIBITION ROUND UP SELECTED FOR YOU!

IN THE MEANTIME, LAST CHANCE TO SEE…

Ed Ruscha: Extremes and In-Betwwens

Gagosian Gallery
Opening 5 October – 17 December 2016

In the restrained paintings that comprise “Extremes and In-betweens,” all completed in 2016, Ruscha sets in motion a dynamic interplay of words and their meanings in ascending and descending shifts of scale and tone that echo the relation of macrocosm to microcosm. A distinct group of four paintings take up the recurring mountain motif in Ruscha’s oeuvre, which first appeared in the 1990s. Underscoring other references to cinematic devices across Ruscha’s oeuvre, the blushing mountain peaks that appear at the center of each canvas are framed as if in a darkened cinematic aperture, and subtitled with relational word groups such as in All Some None. This verbal progression, in turn, echoes the conceptual vanishing points of the word paintings.

http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/ed-ruscha–october-05-2016

Gagosian Gallery
20 Grosvenor Hill
London
W1K 3QD
U.K.

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Alex Hartley: After You Left
Victoria Miro Gallery and Garden
Opening 19 November – 16 December 2016

An exhibition of new work by the British artist, including a major architectural intervention in the gallery’s waterside garden.

Thoughts of modernism and its legacy, as well as Romantic ideas of the ruin and the picturesque are conjured in these new works. While modernist architecture has been a constant touchstone for Hartley, amplified in recent work is a sense of narrative, of the viewer having arrived at a situation of ambiguous cause and uncertain outcome.

http://www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/499/

Victoria Miro
16 Wharf Road
N1 7RW London
U.K.

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Ed Ruscha, Bio Biology, 2016.




Alex Hartley, Ohra North East Elevation, 2016.





Phil Miller, ICA Boston, 2012.

Welcome to YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD


WE HAVE ROUNDED UP A SELECTION OF UPCOMING SHOWS FOR YOU TO SEE, BROUGHT TO YOU IN A REGULAR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT.

In the coming week there is:

Carmel Buckley and Mark Harris: Sparrow Come Back Home
ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts
Opening 6 December 2016 – 5 January 2017

The ICA Fox Reading Room continues its run of exhibitions examining archive, legacy and heritage with Carmel Buckley and Mark Harris: Sparrow Come Back Home. “Sparrow Come Back Home” is the title of a 1962 album by Calypso singer Mighty Sparrow, which points out the irony of being appreciated only once he had left Trinidad for the US. The exhibition will show representations of Sparrow’s records alongside an archive of printed material relating to his music, revealing the depth of calypso culture. The installation of tiles will be accompanied by an archive of literature and photographs relating to calypso and Trinidadian social and political issues often addressed by these songs. Besides photographs, posters and records by rival calypsonians from the period, the archive includes poetry by John Agard, Kamau Brathwaite, Lasana Kwesi, Abdul Malik and Derek Walcott who have written powerfully about calypso, Carnival and steel drum music.

http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/carmel-buckley-and-mark-harris-sparrow-come-back-home

ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall
London
SW1Y 5AH
U.K.

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Small is beautiful
Flowers Gallery
Opening 6 December 2016 – 7 January 2017

Flowers Gallery announces the 34th edition of the annual Small is Beautiful exhibition, which was first established at Flowers Gallery in 1974, invites selected contemporary artists working in any media to present works with a fixed economy of scale, each piece measuring a maximum of 7 x 9 inches.  On display at the Cork Street gallery will be over 100 works, offering an opportunity to discover the work of lesser-known artists alongside internationally recognised names. The exhibition includes sculptures by Glenys Barton, (whose recently acquired ceramic half-length portrait of Baroness Joan Bakewell was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery earlier this year); new hand-embroidered and altered found photographs by Julie Cockburn (John Moores Painting Prize 2016 nominee); and works by recently selected artists from the 2016 edition of Artist of the Day.

https://www.flowersgallery.com/exhibitions/view/small-is-beautiful-2016

Flowers Gallery
21 Cork Street
London
W1S 3LZ
U.K.

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IN FOCUS
Arthill Gallery
Opening 7 December 2016 – 26 February 2017

Arthill Gallery presents IN FOCUS, a group exhibition including  Wang Chuangchuang, Wang Changgan, Phil Miller and Kristian Evju. IN FOCUS brings together European and Chinese contemporary artists who express their vision with a realistic depiction in combination with surrealistic or other artistic elements and different techiniques such as painting, drawing, print and photography. Wang Chuangchuang’s oil paintings can be interpreted as his imaginative diary as an artist, full of his memories of his hometown “Dong Gu Xia Cun”(East Gu Xia village). In his words,  ‘I want to create an extremely peaceful picture to reflect my inner-world conflicts and anxiety. And I hope this tranquility helps me find some strength.’ Kristian Evju is a visual artist who makes detailed pencil drawings and paintings: ‘My pencil drawings and paintings are informed by re-contextualised photographic material in a mirroring of how I feel that we constantly reconstruct our narration of reality and sense of self.’  The subject matter of Wang Changgan’s lithograph work is based on the news and recent events in China. He extracts the important image elements from the news to create surrealist collages. Phil Miller is a London based artist and photographer. Each of his collaged piece is the result of a complex process involving the combination of original photographs, paint, multiple exposures and artwork using projections to form the final composition.

http://www.arthillgallery.com/single-post/2016/11/08/IN-FOCUS-1

Arthill Gallery
Ground Floor, Lourdes Apartments, North End Road
W14 9NU
London
U.K.

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Zaha Hadid: early paintings and drawings
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Opening 8 December 2016 – 12 February 2017

Zaha Hadid is widely regarded as a pioneering and visionary architect whose contribution to the world of architecture was ground-breaking and innovative. The Serpentine presentation, first conceived with Hadid herself, will reveal her as an artist with drawing at the very heart of her work and will include the architect’s calligraphic drawings and rarely seen private notebooks with sketches that reveal her complex thoughts about architectural forms and their relationships. The show will focus on Hadid’s early works before her first building was erected in 1993 (Vitra Fire Station in Germany) and present her paintings and drawings from the 1970s to the early 1990s.

http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/zaha-hadid-early-paintings-and-drawings

Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Kensington Gardens
W2 3XA
London
U.K.

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Lucy Raven: Edge of Tomorrow
Serpentine Gallery
Opening 8 December 2016 – 12 February 2017

Lucy Raven’s work focuses on the marginal spaces at the edges of image production, what happens behind the camera or between the frames of a film or animation. She follows the production of copper wire from an open pit mine in the American West to a smelter in southern China in China Town (2009). She observes post-production technicians converting Hollywood films to 3D in Chennai, India, linking the digitally created illusion of depth to ancient Indian bas-reliefs in The Deccan Trap (2015). She describes spaces and people on the outskirts of Kingston, New York in the hand-drawn animation I Felt As If I Had Actually Been To China(2007). This shift of focus from the image to its production encourages interrogation of the kind of imagery that has become all too familiar.

http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/lucy-raven-edge-tomorrow

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
W2 3XA
London
U.K.

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Gillian Wearing
ICA Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
Opening 9 December 2016 – 1 January 2017

Best known for her photographic and video works that intimately capture aspects of our familial and personal histories, Gillian Wearing (b. 1963, Birmingham, UK) continues to explore the nuances of identity, the intersections of public and private, and the performativity of self. Wearing’s monumental photographic installation Rock ‘n’ Roll 70 (2015) is a site-specific commission for the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, and the first presentation in Boston of the celebrated artist’s work. Using a self-portrait, Wearing asked individuals working with age-progressing technology to digitally enhance portraits of the artist to see what she might look like at age 70.

http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/gillian-wearing

The Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston
MA 02210
U.S.A.






Ishbel Myerscough, Hairdo, 2016.




Phil Miller, ICA Boston, 2012.




Zaha Hadid, Vision for Madrid, 1992.




Lucy Raven, China Town, 2009.




Gillian Wearing, Rock ‘n’ Roll 70, 2015. 

Robert Rauschenberg, Charlene, 1954.

Welcome to YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD


WE HAVE ROUNDED UP A SELECTION OF UPCOMING SHOWS FOR YOU TO SEE, BROUGHT TO YOU IN A REGULAR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT.

In the coming week there is:

Chinascape: From Rural to Urban
Spazioborgo
Opening 30 November 2016 – 7 January 2017

This exhibition brings to Italy the work of 16 contemporary Chinese photographers who show the cultural, economic, and political transformation of China. The Chinese curator, Wang Chunchen, says “Looking at the works on show, you can perceive the landscape of an evolving China, a country that is changing and being transformed, but also an imaginary China, enriched by the capacity and potential of photography as an artistic medium. ‘China-scape’ is the result of the transformations of time and space on the contemporary Chinese scene; it is the story of China, how it presents itself to our eyes today, and what it may become”.

http://spazioborgogno.com/2016/11/22/chinascape-from-rural-to-urban-igav-e-caeg-inaugurazione-29-novembre-2016-ore-18/

Spazioborgo
Ripa di Porta Ticinese 113
20143 Milan
Italy

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Robert Rauschenberg
Tate Modern
Opening 1 December 2016 – 2 April 2017

Tate Modern presents the first major exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg’s work in the UK for 35 years and the first retrospective of the artist since his death in 2008. The Texan artist never accepted conventional categories of what was and wasn’t art and became a global influence in the art world. Creating pop art alongside Andy Warhol, his research for innovation was fired by his inexhaustible curiosity for new ways of making, from paintings to performance art.

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/robert-rauschenberg

Tate Modern
Bankside
SE1 9TG London
U.K.

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Cy Twombly: Orpheus
Gagosian Gallery
Opening 1 December 2016 – 18 February 2017

The exhibition brings together paintings and works on paper by Cy Twombly dating between 1968 and 1979 and have as their subject the figure of Orpheus.  Orpheus, the mythic archetype representing the artist and the creative process itself was also the subject of Sonnets to Orpheus, a cycle of fifty-five sonnets written by Rainer Maria Rilke in 1922, which were of great inspiration to Twombly. The works on show have never been brought together until now.

http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/cy-twombly–december-01-2016

Gagosian Gallery
4 rue de Ponthieu
75008 Paris
France

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Gregor Schneider: Wall Before Wall
Bundeskunsthalle
Opening 2 December 2016 – 19 February 2017

At the age of thirteen, Schneider already painted pictures that he continues to include in his exhibitions and publications. Over the course of thirty years, the artist has created a body of work that touches upon some of society’s most sensitive sore spots. In the beginning of his career, he developed the concept of an artistic practice that devours its own products, thereby questioning the subjection of art to economic necessity. The inner logic of his work led him to embark on a number of highly controversial projects. Misunderstood as provocations, some ran afoul of censorship. The rejection of his plan to erect a black cubic sculpture with the dimensions of Mecca’s Kaaba on Saint Mark’s Square in Venice in 2005 spurred him to engage more deeply with the public and political dimension of his work.

http://www.bundeskunsthalle.de/en/exhibitions/gregor-schneider.html

Bundeskunsthalle
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
53113 Bonn
Germany

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Bruce McLean: A HOT SUNSET and SHADE PAINTINGS
Bernard Jacobson Gallery
Opening 2 December 2016 – 28 January 2017

The exhibition showcases new work by acclaimed British action sculptor, painter and ceramicist, Bruce McLean. The artist uses humour to confront the pretensions of the art world at time when it is ever more necessary, as well as amply demonstrating a love and mastery of the medium of paint. The new works by McLean at Bernard Jacobson Gallery combine virtuoso technique and dramatic use of colour with a large dash of humour – as one might expect from the artist who proclaimed “I like the idea of Barnett Newman in collision with Liberace”.

http://www.jacobsongallery.com/index.php?nav=exhibitiondetails&ID=160

Bernard Jacobson Gallery
28 Duke Street St. James’s
SW1Y 6AG London
U.K.

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The Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde
Museum of Modern Art
Opening 3 December 2016 – 12 March 2017

Covering the period of artistic innovation between 1912 and 1935, the exhibition traces the arc of the pioneering avant-garde from its flowering in 1912 to the mid-1930s after Socialist Realism was decreed the sole sanctioned style of art. In anticipation of the centennial of the Russian Revolution, this exhibition examines key developments and new modes of abstraction, including Suprematism and Constructivism, as well as avant-garde poetry, film, and photomontage. The remarkable sense of creative urgency, radical cross-fertilization, and synthesis within the visual arts—and the aspirations among the Russian avant-garde to affect unprecedented sociopolitical transformation—wielded an influence on art production in the 20th century that reverberates throughout the course of modern history.

http://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1668?locale=it

Museum of Modern Art
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City
NY
U.S.A



Wang Chuan, Re Focus: Dragon.




Robert Rauschenberg, Charlene, 1954.




Cy Twombly, Veil of Orpheus, 1968.




Gregor Schneider, Bondi Beach, 21 Beach Cells, 2007.




Bruce McLean, Shade Painting: RED, 2016.




Aleksandr Rodchenko, Pioneer with a Bugle, 1930.

Susan Stockwell, Sail Away, 2013.

Welcome to YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD


WE HAVE ROUNDED UP A SELECTION OF UPCOMING SHOWS FOR YOU TO SEE, BROUGHT TO YOU IN A REGULAR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT.

In the coming week there is:

Huma Bhabha
Stephen Friedman Gallery
Opening 22 November 2016 – 21 January 2017

The Pakistan born and US-based artist Huma Bhabha will present an ambitious new body of work. The show will include three new carved cork sculptures, large-scale drawings with collage on photographs and a new clay and mixed media sculpture. The new work continues Bhabha’s investigation into figuration, drawing inspiration from a wide spectrum of references that cross genres, time, art history, continents and popular culture. From Ancient Gandharan ruins to the instant contemporary ruins of stressed, urban infrastructure, time becomes another malleable material in Bhabha’s toolbox.

http://www.stephenfriedman.com/exhibitions

Stephen Friedman Gallery
25-28 Old Burlington Street
London
W1S 3AN
U.K.

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Mai-Thu Perret: Zone
Simon Lee Gallery
Opening 23 November 2016 – 4 February 2017

Mai–Thu Perret creates interdisciplinary works that combine the languages of feminism, politics, theatre, nature, religion and art history. The exhibition Zone expands on Perret’s own fictional narrative The Crystal Frontier, which the artist has been writing since 1999, that follows a group of women who form a commune New Ponderosa Year Zero in the remote desert of South Western New Mexico, in an attempt to escape capitalism and patriarchal convention. Perret’s new body of work draws on French avant-garde writer and feminist theorist Monique Wittig’s novel Les Guérillères (first published in 1969) that imagines a society run by a tribe of warrior lesbian women.

http://www.simonleegallery.com/exhibitions/mai-thu-perret-2016-11

Simon Lee Gallery

12 Berkeley Square

London
W1J 8DT
U.K.

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The Sea is the Limit
Patrick Head Contemporary Art
Opening 24 November 2016 – 14 January 2017

The sea is the limit is four artists’ reflections on migration, immigration, dispossession and borders. The exhibition at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London expresses the clash of realities in the minds of the migrants as well as the receiving countries and features artists that have been working on the topic of migration and borders for decades. Artists: Varvara Shavrova, Nidahl Chamekh, Thomas Kilpper, Massimo Ricciardo, Susan Stockwell.

http://patrickheide.com/exhibition-the-sea-is-the-limit/

Patrick Head Contemporary Art
11 Church Street
London
NW8 8EE
U.K.

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Herb Ritts: SUPER
The Hamiltons Gallery
Opening 25 November 2016 – 27 January 2017

Natural light, shadows, shape, movement and texture permeate Ritts’s work. As is evident in the photographs in this exhibition, often unencumbered by studio walls and technicalities, Ritts was able to “give a truthful interpretation behind the surface and into the soul of the sitter”. Ritts never envisaged the final shot, preferring to find a rhythm together with his sitter as they worked; a method which created an opportunity for spontaneity and magic to happen between Ritts and his models. These photographs can be seen as a natural collaboration between photographer and subject, moving together to create the finished effect and allowing the model’s personality to come through. It is not surprising therefore that Ritts became such close friends with those he photographed. Referring to the pictures in this exhibition of herself on the beach for Playboy magazineStephanie Seymour said: “On the beach, Herb was incredible… the shoot that really stands out was the Playboy shoot. I almost didn’t go… I was nervous… but we had the best time, and the pictures were so incredible. Half the time when we worked with Herb, we wouldn’t even want to stop. Because once you get that rhythm going, you just don’t want to stop. You don’t want to break it.”

http://www.hamiltonsgallery.com/exhibitions/111/press_release/

The Hamiltons Gallery
13 Carlos Place
London
W1K 2EU
U.K

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5 Years at Heddon Street
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
Opening 25 November 2016- 14 January 2017

To celebrate five years in its Heddon Street location, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery presents a selection of the most significant artists to have been included in the exhibition programme over this time. Highlighting the gallery’s recent history, and marking its direction for the future, the exhibition provides an overview of current developments in contemporary art by bringing together some of the most important artists working today.Daniel Arsham, David Batchelor, Olaf Breuning, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Clem Crosby, Ian Davenport, Sue Arrowsmith, Shezad Dawood, Luke Diiorio, Francesca DiMattio, Ayan Farah, Mark Francis, Rachel Goodyear, Dan Graham, Gabriel Hartley, Stefanie Heinze, Georgie Hopton, Gary Hume, Mary Kelly, Jiří Kovanda, Tania Kovats, Dean Levin, Paul McCarthy, Polly Morgan, Shana Moulton, Aimée Parrott, Ana Prata, Martha Rosler, Arlene Shechet, Alina Szapocznikow, Yuken Teruya, Barthélémy Toguo, Carrie Mae Weems, Richard Wentworth, Paul Winstanley

http://www.houldsworth.co.uk/pdf/selected_exhibition.php?id=194

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
6 Heddon Street
London
W1B 4BT
U.K.

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Huma Bhabha, In the Shadow of the Sun, 2016.




Mai-Thu Perret, On the coral pillow, two streams of tears. Half longing for you, half resenting you, 2016.




Susan Stockwell, Sail Away, 2013.




Herb Ritts, Tatjana in Sand (B), St Barthelemy, 1987.




The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Self Portrait (Theresa, David, Tony, Gordon), 2016.

David Cantor, Abdel, 2016.

Welcome to YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD


WE HAVE ROUNDED UP A SELECTION OF UPCOMING SHOWS FOR YOU TO SEE, BROUGHT TO YOU IN A REGULAR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT.

In the coming week there is:

The Artist’s Museum
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA)
Opening 16 November – 26 March 2017

The desire to collect objects and images of personal significance, and to make connections between them, is a nearly universal human experience. For centuries, artists have collected artworks, along with diverse cultural artifacts and natural materials, as vital sources of inspiration and to create highly individualized models of their world. The Artist’s Museum begins with this impulse to collect and connect, bringing together large-scale installations, photography, film, and videos that employ artworks from the past as material in the present, animating existing artworks, images, and histories to reveal art’s unexpected relationships and affinities. Each of the artists in The Artist’s Museum reimagines the lives of artworks and charts recurring forms and themes across cultures and history. They tweak the language of museum display and organization to engage a variety of disciplines and subjects, from dance, music, and design to gender, sexuality, and technology.

https://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/artists-museum

The Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston
MA 02210
U.S.A.

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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
National Portrait Gallery
Opening 17 November – 26 February 2016

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 is the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.

Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition features a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.

http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/twppp-2016/exhibition.php

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
WC2H 0HE London
U.K.

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Teller on Mapplethorpe
Alison Jacques Gallery
Opening 17 November – 7 January 2017

To coincide with what would have been the 70th birthday of the iconic American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Alison Jacques has invited acclaimed UK-based, German-born photographer Juergen Teller to curate an exhibition of Mapplethorpe’s work. Teller worked in collaboration with The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in New York to make his selection.

Juergen Teller is one of a few artists who, since Mapplethorpe, has been able to operate successfully both in the art world and the world of commercial fashion photography. Alison Jacques, who has represented Robert Mapplethorpe in the UK since 1999, said: “Provocative and subversive, making images which are the antithesis of conventional fashion photography, Juergen Teller was the only choice to curate this special exhibition of Robert’s work. There are obvious parallels between these two artists and I believe Juergen’s eye will bring a new reading of Robert’s work.”

http://www.alisonjacquesgallery.com/exhibitions/141/overview/

Alison Jacques Gallery
16-18 Berners Street
W1T 3LN London
U.K.

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Alex Hartley: After You Left
Victoria Miro Gallery and Garden
Opening 19 November – 16 December 2016

An exhibition of new work by the British artist, including a major architectural intervention in the gallery’s waterside garden.

Thoughts of modernism and its legacy, as well as Romantic ideas of the ruin and the picturesque are conjured in these new works. While modernist architecture has been a constant touchstone for Hartley, amplified in recent work is a sense of narrative, of the viewer having arrived at a situation of ambiguous cause and uncertain outcome.

http://www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/499/

Victoria Miro
16 Wharf Road
N1 7RW London
U.K.

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Design currents: Oki Sato, Faye Toogood, Zanini de Zanine
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Opening 19 November – 12 March 2017

Design Currents presents the work of three contemporary designers—Oki Sato of Tokyo, Faye Toogood of London, and Zanini de Zanine of Rio de Janeiro—who deftly use handcrafted and industrial materials and techniques to create functional yet deeply expressive objects.

The exhibition looks at the links between context and creativity by examining the distinct culture and methods of each designer’s studio. It also shares how their versatile skills, focus on collaboration, and experimentation with artisanal and manufactured materials help shape our experience of the objects and their surroundings.

https://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/852.html

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
PA 19130 Philadelphia
U.S.A.

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Francis Picabia: Our Heads are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction
Museum of Modern Art
Opening 21 November – 19 March 2017

Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction is a comprehensive survey of Picabia’s audacious, irreverent, and profoundly influential work across mediums. This will be the first exhibition in the United States to chart his entire career.

https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1670?locale=it

Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd St
10019 New York
U.S.A.



Pierre Leguillon, La grande évasion (The Great Escape), 2012




David Cantor, Abdel, 2016




Robert Mapplethorpe, Frogs, 1984 




Alex Hartley, Ohra North East Elevation, 2016




Oki Sato, “Scatter” Shelf, 2011




Francis Picabia, Aello, 1930

Cao Fei, RMB City, 2008.

Welcome to YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD


WE HAVE ROUNDED UP A SELECTION OF UPCOMING SHOWS FOR YOU TO SEE, BROUGHT TO YOU IN A REGULAR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT.

In the coming week there is:

Exhibitionism
Saatchi Gallery
Opening 5 April – 4 September 2016

The Rolling Stones will stage their first ever major exhibition at London’s prestigious Saatchi Gallery. Exhibitionism will be the most comprehensive and immersive insight into a group described by critics as The Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band, taking over nine thematic galleries spread across two floors at the Saatchi Gallery in London. As well as over five hundred Rolling Stones important and unseen artefacts from the band’s personal archives, it will take you through their fascinating fifty year history, embracing all aspects of art & design, film, video, fashion, performance, rare sound archives, and of course, at the heart of it, the Stones’ musical heritage that took them from a hard working London blues band in the early 1960s, to inspirational cultural icons adored by millions.

http://www.stonesexhibitionism.com/

Saatchi Gallery
Duke Of York’s HQ
King’s Road
London
SW3 4RY
U.K.

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Paul Klee: The Irony at Work
The Centre Pompidou
Opening 6 April – 1 August 2016

The Centre Pompidou presents a new crossing of the work of Paul Klee, Forty-seven years after the last major French retrospective devoted to him the National Museum of Modern Art in 1969. With roughly two hundred and fifty works from the most important international collections, the Zentrum Paul Klee and private collections, this retrospective theme poses an unprecedented look into this singular figure of modernity and art of the 20th century.

https://www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/resource/c7ykARE/rpXa5A4

Place Georges-Pompidou
75004 Paris
France

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Exhibition The Velvet Underground
Philharmonie de Paris
Opening 30 March – 21 August 2016

For the 50th anniversary of the mythic Banana Album, this exhibition shares the legacy of the Velvet Underground, the illustrious but short-lived band (1965-1970) that marked a major turning point in the history of music. The exhibition opens with an overview of America at the dawn of the 1960s, taking visitors through the emergence of obscure artistic movements and their evolution as they move from the fringe to gaining mainstream status.

http://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/velvet-underground/home

Philharmonie de Paris
221 Avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
France

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Cao Fei
The Museum of Modern Art
Opening 3 April – 31 August 2016

MoMA PS1 presents the first museum solo show in the United States of Beijing-based artist Cao Fei. One of the most innovative young artists to have emerged from China, Cao Fei creates multimedia projects that explore the experiences of young Chinese citizens as they develop strategies for overcoming and escaping the realities of a rapidly changing society. Mixing social commentary, pop aesthetics, references to Surrealism, and documentary conventions in her films and installations, the artist reflects on the swift and chaotic changes occurring in Chinese society.

http://momaps1.org/exhibitions/view/405

The Museum of Modern Art
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City
NY
U.S.A

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The Bauhaus: It’s All Design
Bundeskunsthalle
Opening 1 April – 14 August 2016

The exhibition encompasses a multiplicity of rare, in some cases never-before-seen exhibits from the fields of design, architecture, art, film and photography. At the same time, it confronts the design of the Bauhaus with current debates and tendencies in design and with the works of contemporary designers, artists and architects. In this way, »The Bauhaus. Its all design« reveals the surprising present-day relevance of a legendary cultural institution.

http://www.bundeskunsthalle.de/en/exhibitions/das-bauhaus.html

The Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany
Museumsmeile Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
53113 Bonn
Germany

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A History. Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou
Haus der Kunst
Opening 25 March – 4 September 2016

In 2016, two prominent exhibition projects explore the pressing question of which factors remain relevant to the writing of art history. While “Postwar – Art between the Pacific and Atlantic, 1945–1965” concentrates on the time immediately after World War II, “A History: Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou” provides an overview of contemporary art since the 1980s with 160 works by more than 100 artists.

http://www.hausderkunst.de/en/agenda/detail/a-history-contemporary-art-from-the-centre-pompidou/

Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstraße 1
80538 Munich
Germany



Exhibitionism at the Saatchi Gallery.




Paul Klee, Insula Dulcamara, 1938.




Velvet Revolver’s Banana album.




Cao Fei, RMB City, 2008.




The Bauhaus, It’s All Design, 1935.




Yto Barrada, Untitled, 1998–2004, donation of Caisse des Dépôts, 2006, Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris Musée national d’art moderne – Centre de création industrielle © Yto Barrada, photo © Centre Pompidou.

Alexandre Farto AKA Vhils at Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation.

Welcome to YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD


WE HAVE ROUNDED UP A SELECTION OF UPCOMING SHOWS FOR YOU TO SEE, BROUGHT TO YOU IN A REGULAR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT.

In the coming week there is:

Richard Deacon: ‘Flat Earth’
Lesson Gallery
Opening 17 March – 29 April 2016

This is Richard Deacon’s first exhibition with Lisson Gallery Milan, bringing together floor-hugging ceramic and modestly scaled but totemic wooden works: flat earth and standing trees. Deacon’s sculptures call attention to their making and invite a bodily response from the viewer, while their vernacular titles create a tensions between the visual and the poetic.

http://www.lissongallery.com/exhibitions/richard-deacon-flat-earth

Lesson Gallery
Via Zenale 3
20123 Milan
Italy

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Andres Serrano: Uncensored Photographs
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Opening 18 March – 21 August 2016

Considered a major figure in the contemporary art scene, Andres Serrano unveils and often disturbing reality through the lens of his camera. Religion, death, sex and violence perfuse the American artist’s work and all figure in this retrospective exhibition. Beyond these powerful themes, the exhibition reveals Serrano as an attentive witness to the world and mankind. Four works that were considered scandalous and were vandalised during past events will also be on display, questioning the limits of censorship.

http://www.fine-arts-museum.be/en/exhibitions/andres-serrano

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence / Regentschapsstraat 3
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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Rachel Harrison: Perth Amboy
The Museum of Modern Art
Opening 19 March – 5 September 2016

Names after a town in New Jersey where an apparition of the VIrgin Mary was said to have appeared on the window of a two-story house, Rachel Harrison’s room-sized Perth Amboy exemplifies a cross-disciplinary approach to making art. The work comprises 21 photographs, individual sculptural assemblages, and an open-ended labyrinth made from cardboard. It takes as it subject the basic acts of looking and seeing, which are central to any experience of visual art. This is the first presentation of Peth Amboy at MoMA since the work entered the collection in 2011.

https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1628?locale=en

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York
NY 10019
U.S.A.

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This Is Us: Portrait Photography 1996 – 2013
Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art
Opening 20 November 2015 – 21 March 2016

The nine different series of portrait photography in this exhibition originated between 1996 and 2013; pictures taken on the street and in the studio, in a documentary context and in an experiment framework; this exhibition explores the unending fascination towards photography. A wide spectrum of strategies, methods and attitudes currently adopted by photographers are featured; some drawing tradition from well established history of art and photography,while others are notable precisely because they have broken with the conventions of classical portraiture, exploring the boundaries of the medium, the influence of the Internet and gender issues.

http://www.berlinischegalerie.de/en/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/portraetfotografie/

Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art
Alte Jakobstraße 124–128
10969 Berlin
Germany

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Alberto Giacometti Retrospective
Yuz Museum
Opening 22 March – 31 July 2016

This is the largest Giacometti retrospective to date of an artist acclaimed by the world’s community of artists because he embodies the spirit of modernism into his epoch. This exhibition features 250 masterpieces ranging from 1917 to 1966 with a comprehensive overview of the artist’s life-length career with presentation of the artist’s time, culture and life.

http://www.yuzmshanghai.org/giacometti-retrospective/

Yuz Museum
No.35 Fenggu Road
Shanghai
China

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Vhils: DEBRIS
Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation
Opening 22 March – 4 April 2016

This is the first solo exhibition of celebrated Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto AKA Veils in Hong King. A multi-site initiative that will include an intervention on one of the city’s iconic trams and an exhibition at Pier 4, encouraging visitors to explore the city and reflect on the nature of the urban environment through the lens of the artist.

http://hoca.org/project/vhils-debris/

Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation
(no permanent address)



Richard Deacon at Lisson Gallery Milan.




Andres Serrano, Juana Rios Rios, Juana de Cubana, Fortune Teller 2012, Cibachrome, silicone, plexiglas, wood frame, 114.3 x 96.5 cm — © Andres Serrano, Courtesy Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris/Brussels.




Rachel Harrison, Untitled, 2001. Chromogenic print. Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds. Courtesy the Artist and Greene Naftali, New York. © 2016 Rachel Harrison.




Loredana Nemes, Max und Corinne, in Ludwigsburg 2012. © Loredana Nemes.




Alberto Giacometti’s Falling Man.




Alexandre Farto AKA Vhils at Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation.

Weekly World Wide Exhibition Round Up

WELCOME TO YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD

WE HAVE ROUNDED UP A SELECTION OF UPCOMING SHOWS FOR YOU TO SEE, BROUGHT TO YOU IN A REGULAR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT.

 

In the coming week there is:

Rosetta Whitehead

Rosetta Whitehead, Milieu.

Rosetta Whitehead: Light Paintings
Gallery 286
Opening 3 – 31 March 2016

Gallery 286 presents a series of photographic works by Rosetta Whitehead. Her images manage to recreate, using the camera alone, striking visual effects, the type these days people learn how to create over Photoshop. Swirling colours, blur and dynamic focal points come together to create moving compositions reminiscent of renaissance paintings.

http://www.gallery286.com/whitehead/index.html

Gallery 286
286 Earl’s Court Road
London
SW5 9AS
U.K.

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Yoko Ono: Lumière de L’aube
Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon
Opening 9 March – 10 July 2016

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono, Cut Piece, 1965.

Three floors in this museum are devoted to the work of Yoko Ono, encompassing her pioneering work in performance art, film, music and writing. This is the first French retrospective which gathers more than one hundred works from illustrated poems made in 1952 to large-scale installations made in 2016.

http://www.mac-lyon.com/mac/sections/en/exhibitions/2016

Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon
81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006 Lyon
France

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Mark Dion

Mark Dion, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (Toys ‘R’ U.S.), 1994.

Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA
The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
Opening 12 March – 11 July 2016

This exhibition takes a look at the 1990s through a display of MOCA’s permanent collection. The show identifies the decade’s key concerns and transformations. Referencing the the rise of identity politics in the 80s, this exhibition looks at how the following decade acted on developing and challenging these ideas. The exhibition features the works of Catherine Opie, Cady Noland, Sarah Sze and others.

http://www.moca.org/exhibition/dont-look-back-the-1990s-at-moca

The Museum of Contemporary Art
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles
CA 90012
U.S.A.

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Chen Xi

Chen Xi, Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, 2010. Oil on canvas.

Chen Xi: So We Remember
University Museum and Art Gallery
Opening 2 March – 15 May 2016

The University Museum and Art Gallery is collaborating with Chen Xi and ART HONG KONG MAGAZINE for this exhibition. Xi creates contemporary images to commemorate, document and provoke thought, illustrating important events that have shaped our modern world. The show presents the artist’s preliminary pen and watercolour drawings alongside oil paintings. The artist’s method directly relates to contemporary life and to a society that is informed and influenced by modern-day media.

http://www.hkumag.hku.hk/exhibition.html

The University of Hong Kong
Pok Fu Lam
Hong Kong

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Martin Parr

Martin Parr, Autoportrait: Benidorm, Spain, 1997.

Performing for the Camera
Tate Modern
Opening 18 February – 12 June 2016

What does it mean to perform for the camera? Is it serious performance art, portraiture or simply posing for the camera? This exhibition studies the impact photography has had on our relationship with the self and the way we behave. The exhibition features over 50 seminal photographers including Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Cindy Sherman and Marcel Duchamp who have explored the relationship between photography and performance, engaging with serious provocative and sensational topics,as well as humour, improvisation and irony.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/performing-camera

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
U.K.

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Maria Hassabi

Maria Hassabi, PLASTIC, 2015. The Museum of Modern Art, October 30, 2015. Photograph © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Julieta Cervantes

Maria Hassabi: PLASTIC
The Museum of Modern Art
Opening 21 February – 20 March 2016

Artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi’s PLASTIC is a commissioned live installation in which dancers perform throughout MoMA continuously during opening hours. They move between poses at a barely perceptible pace across the Museum’s floors and down its staircases. The degree of speed in these movements invite the audience to closely examine the small shifts in the performers’ motions over time.

http://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1611

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York
U.S.A.

Evelyne Axell, Ice Cream, 1964. Oil on canvas.

Welcome to YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD


WE HAVE ROUNDED UP A SELECTION OF UPCOMING SHOWS FOR YOU TO SEE, BROUGHT TO YOU IN A REGULAR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT.

In the coming week there is:

Pipilotti Rist
Kunsthaus Zürich
Opening 26 February – 8 May 2016

A pioneering figure in video art, Pipilotti Rist has achieved international fame for her sensual and audacious video installations that tackle conventions an taboos in an entertaining, ironic and self-confident way. This exhibition presents key works from the beginning of her international career, including the early single-channel video with which she became known in the 1980’s. Rist will also be making a large-format installation in the expansive space of the Bührle gallery specially for the exhibition.

http://www.kunsthaus.ch/en/exhibitions/current/pipilotti-rist/?redirect_url=title%3DPoin

Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
CH–8001
Zurich
Switzerland

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Tony Cragg: Sculptures
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Opening 21 February – 30 June 2016

A comprehensive solo exhibition of new sculptures by Tony Cragg – one of the most distinguished contemporary sculptors. The exhibition features 25 new sculptures of steel, bronze, wood, fibreglass and stone. This show coincides with one of the artist’s solo exhibitions at the Eremitage St. Petersburg and a retrospective at the Von-der-Heydt-Museum in Wuppertal.

http://ropac.net/exhibition/sculptures-3

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
69 Avenue du Général Leclerc
93500 Pantin
France

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Twisted
The Gallery of Hong Kong Art School
Opening 25 February – 10 March 2016

Six Higher Diploma in Fine Art students take on the task of revealing what the concept of ‘twisted’ means to them. They engaged in a collective brainstorm whereby a visual dialogue is developed through a series of turn-based actions. The results are exhibited in this display of art by some of Hong Kong’s up-and-coming artists.

http://www.hkac.org.hk/en/calendar.php?c=1&t=a&p=1&id=1895

Hong Kong Arts Centre
2 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong

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Ann Christopher RA: Drawing – The Lines of Time
Royal Academy of Arts
Opening 25 February – 29 May 2016

This exhibition presents a new series of drawings, The Lines of Time, by the aware-winning abstract sculptor Ann Christopher RA. This project was started while the artist was working in Southern France near the town of Albi. She describes the forms represented as originating from her experience of the ‘ever-changing effects of the climate and light on the landscape’ in that area.

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/ann-christopher-the-lines-of-time

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
W1J 0BD
London
U.K.

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Wali Raad
The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
Opening 24 February – 30 May 2016

Exploring the ways in which we remember and make sense of history; this is Walid Raad’s first comprehensive North American museum survey, whose work in photography, video, sculpture and performance in the last 25 years have been invested in exploring the distinctions between fact and fiction and the ways we represent, remember and make sense of history.

https://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/walid-raad

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA 02210
U.S.A.

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International Pop
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Opening 24 February – 15 May 2016

Navigating the fast-paced world of Pop Art, this show displays the bold and thought-provoking imagery of a vibrant period shaped by social, political and cultural changes. Chronicling the movement’s emergence as an international phenomena, migrating from the UK and the US to western and eastern Europe, Latin America and Japan.

http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/825.html

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia
PA 19130
U.S.A.



Open My Glade, Pipilotti Rist, 2000. Still from video installation.




Tony Cragg, Parts of Life, 2014. Bronze.




Twisted at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.




© Ann Christopher. Photo: Steve Russell.




Walid Raad, We are a fair people. We never speak well of one another_I, 1994/2003. Pigmented inkjet print. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. © 2016 Walid Raad.




Evelyne Axell, Ice Cream, 1964. Oil on canvas.

Whitney Museum of American Art, Neil Bluhm Family Galleries, Floor Five. Photograph by Nic Lehoux.

Welcome to YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD


WE HAVE ROUNDED UP A SELECTION OF UPCOMING SHOWS FOR YOU TO SEE, BROUGHT TO YOU IN A REGULAR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT.

In the coming week there is:

States of Mind: Tracing The Edges of Consciousness
Wellcome Collection
Opening 4 February – 16 October 2016

This exhibition explores the infamously elusive topic of consciousness. It aims to examine perspectives from artists, psychologist, philosophers and neuroscientists in order to interrogate out understanding of conscious experience. Reflecting the plasticity of consciousness, this exhibition will feature a series of changing installations.

http://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/states-mind-tracing-edges-consciousness

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BE
U.K.

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AL and AL: Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse
HOME
Opening 6 February – 10 April 2016

A visionary new solo exhibition of film, drawing, installation and a live concert hall performance. Curated by Bren O’Callaghan and Sarah Perks, the exhibition is united by three journeys the artists have undertaken with groundbreaking scientists.

http://homemcr.org/exhibition/al-al-incidents-of-travel-in-the-multiverse/

HOME
2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester
M15 4FN
U.K.

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Maria Taniguchi
Ibid. Gallery
Opening 12 February – 2 April 2016

This is the artist’s first solo exhibition at Ibid. Gallery. It features eight large paintings of brick walls, painstakingly drawn by hand to appear as false surfaces comprising an impossible room. The canvases are made using only pencil, mars black and water.

http://ibidgallery.com/2016/02/12/9114/

Ibid. London
27 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8RY
U.K.

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Jonny Lyons: Dream Easy
Ingleby Gallery
Opening 6 February – 26 March 2016

Exploring the fragility of friendship and adventure, Jonny Lyons uses photography and film to document performances that explore these topics. He creates objects, that, along with the photographic documentation, act as relics; ingenious and mischievous devices.

http://www.inglebygallery.com/exhibitions/jonny-lyons-dream-easy/

Ingleby Gallery
15 Calton Road
Edinburgh
EH8 8DL
Scotland

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Things Fall Apart: Red Africa Season
Calvert 22 Foundation
Opening 4 February – 3 April 2016

This exhibition acts as the highlight of Calvert 22 Foundation’s Red Africa season, a programme that looks into the legacy of cultural relationships between Africa, the Soviet Union and related countries during the Cold War. Things Fall Apart features artists, filmmakers and groups from across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Drawing on film, photography, propaganda, and public art, the exhibition presents interdisciplinary reflections on African connections to the Soviet Union and related countries.

http://calvert22.org/exhibitions/things-fall-apart-1

Calvert 22 Foundation
22 Calvert Avenue
London
E2 7JP
U.K.

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Andrea Fraser: Open Plan
Whitney Museum of American Art
Opening 26 February – 13 March 2016

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents Open Plan, an experimental five-part exhibition using the Museum’s dramatic fifth-floor as a single open gallery, unobstructed by interior walls. Artist Andrea Fraser’s provocative work spans performance, institutional critique, video, and audience engagement. She presents her site-specific project, Down the River, which uses audio recorded at a correctional facility to bridge the social, cultural, and geographic divide separating museums from correctional facilities.

http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/OpenPlanAndreaFraser

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York
NY 10014
U.K.



State of Mind at the Wellcome Collection. 




AL and AL: Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse.




Installation view, Maria Taniguchi, Ibid. London. 




Jonny Lyons, Oxford, 2016. Giclée prints, wooden sculpture. 100 x 100 cm each.




MYH K-170/30, hall for plenary sessions on the opening day of the Conference of Non-Aligned Movement, 1961. © Yugoslav History.




Whitney Museum of American Art, Neil Bluhm Family Galleries, Floor Five. Photograph by Nic Lehoux.