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Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow

Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a RainbowImage courtesy of QAGOMA

Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Australia
From 04 November 2017 to 11 February 2018

 

A career-spanning survey of work by leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama opens at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from Saturday 4 November until 11 February 2018. ‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’ profiles the significant contribution of this much-loved contemporary artist. QAGOMA has enjoyed a long standing relationship with Kusama – dating back to 1989 – and over that time the Gallery has developed substantial holdings of the artist’s work.

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Instant Stories. Wim Wenders’ Polaroids

Instant Stories. Wim Wenders' PolaroidsImage courtesy of Wim Wenders Foundation

Instant Stories. Wim Wenders’ Polaroids
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
From 20 October 2017 to 11 February 2018

 

This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see the personal and previously unseen Polaroid work of Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Wim Wenders (b.1945, Germany) and provides a singular insight into the artist’s thought processes, preoccupations and aesthetic inspirations.

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CARLOS MOTTA: THE CROSSING

CARLOS MOTTA: THE CROSSINGImage courtesy of The Stedelijk Museum

CARLOS MOTTA: THE CROSSING
The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
From 16 September 2017 to 21 January 2018

 

The Stedelijk Museum presents Carlos Motta: The Crossing, a newly commissioned two-part installation of videos and objects by New York-based, Colombian artist Carlos Motta (1978, Bogota).

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Take Me (I’m Yours)

Take Me (I’m Yours)Image courtesy of Pirelli HangarBicocca

Take Me (I’m Yours)
Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milano
From 01 November 2017 to 14 January 2018

 

Pirelli HangarBicocca presents “Take Me (I’m Yours)” a group exhibition that rewrites the rulebook for experiencing a work of art. Visitors are invited to flout convention and do all the things they aren’t normally allowed to do in a museum.

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Extra Bodies – The Use of the ‹Other Body› in Contemporary Art

Extra Bodies – The Use of the ‹Other Body› in Contemporary ArtImage courtesy of Vanessa Beecroft

Extra Bodies – The Use of the ‹Other Body› in Contemporary Art
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
From 18 November 2017 to 4 February 2018

 

Ai Weiwei, Vanessa Beecroft, Guy Ben-Ner, Oscar Bony, Christoph Büchel, Clegg & Guttmann, Gino de Dominicis, Maria Eichhorn, Jens Haaning, Yves Klein, Yoshua Okón, Yuri Pattison, L.A. Raeven, Edwin Sánchez, Christoph Schlingensief, Santiago Sierra, Jonas Staal, Teresa Margolles, Stephen Willats, Carey Young, Artur Żmijewski

The exhibition sheds light on a phenomenon in art that first rises to prominence in the 1990s and then explodes in the early years of the new millennium: the artistic practice of resorting to and deploying ‘extra bodies’.

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Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017

Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017Image courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery

Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017
Whitechapel Gallery, London
From 27 September 2017 to 21 January 2018

 

Thomas Ruff (b.1958, Zell am Harmersbach, Germany) began his career in the 1970s as a student at the renowned art school Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. Known for taking a critical, conceptual approach to photography, Ruff explores themes as diverse as utopianism, suburbia, advertising culture, pornography and surveillance. From the 1970s to today, Ruff has worked in series, with each body of work making use of different image-making technologies.

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Art into Life! Collector Wolfgang Hahn and the 60s

Art into Life! Collector Wolfgang Hahn and the 60sImage courtesy of Mumok, Vienna

Art into Life! Collector Wolfgang Hahn and the 60s
MUseum MOderner Kunst stiftung ludwig wien
Friday, November 10, 2017 to Sunday, June 24, 2018

 

In the 1960s, a new avantgarde movement emerged in the Rhineland. It was to break down the parameters of artistic disciplines, with a new internationally networked generation of artists coming from nouveau réalisme, Fluxus, and new music. One of the first collectors of their works was Wolfgang Hahn, chief restorer at the Wallraf Richartz Museum in Cologne. In 1978 his collection of around 400 works came to Vienna, where it is now one of mumok’s key collections. In the exhibition Art into Life! Collector Wolfgang Hahn and the 60s, mumok now presents the major works from the Hahn Collection.

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