RECENT POSTS IN ART

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON. LA GRAND JEU

Art | September 21, 2020

Palazzo Grassi presents 'Henri Cartier-Bresson. Le Grand Jeu', co-organised with the Bibliothèque nationale de France and in collaboration with the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. The exhibition is a unique project based on the Master Collection created in 1973 by Cartier-Bresson at the request of his art collector friends Dominique and John de Menil, for which the photographer carefully selected the 385 best images from his contact sheets. Six sets of this extraordinary collection of the photographer’s work were printed and are conserved at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the University of Fine Arts in Osaka, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Menil Collection in Houston as well as at the Pinault Collection and at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. Read more


El Anatsui: Triumphant scale

Art | September 17, 2020

El Anatsui is one of the most important contemporary artists of his generation. The Kunstmuseum Bern is mounting the largest exhibition of the work of the Ghanaian artist so far. His sculptures upend traditional categories and reflect the (post-)colonial relationship between Europe, Africa and the New World. The exhibition focuses on the monumentality of El Anatsui's work and encompasses every media in the artist’s prodigious fifty-year career. "We are proud and happy to be able show this truly splendid exhibition. El Anatsui's art leaves no one untouched, and we look forward to the engagement and the encounters that will take place at the Kunstmuseum Bern". [Nina Zimmer, Director, Kunstmuseum Bern – Zentrum Paul Klee] Read more


Photography’s Last Century

Art | September 13, 2020

Opening March 10, 2020, the exhibition Photography's Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection celebrates the remarkable ascendancy of photography in the last hundred years through the magnificent promised gift to The Met of more than 60 extraordinary photographs from Museum Trustee Ann Tenenbaum and her husband, Thomas H. Lee, in honor of the Museum's 150th anniversary in 2020. Read more


Olafur Eliasson at MOT

Art | September 11, 2020

“I am holding a small power station in my hand with sunshine I brought from Berlin to Japan,” said Olafur Eliasson at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) in April 2019, as he illuminated his surroundings using a Little Sun lamp - a solar-powered mobile light he created to provide clean, affordable energy to those without access to electricity. MOT is pleased to announce Eliasson’s upcoming solo exhibition Olafur Eliasson: Sometimes the river is the bridge, the Danish-Icelandic artist’s first exhibition in Japan in ten years. Read more


HEALING

Art | September 7, 2020

Perrotin Seoul is pleased to present Healing, an exhibition of works –old and new– by Kaikai Kiki artists Takashi Murakami, Mr., MADSAKI, TENGAone, Kasing Lung, Aya Takano, Chiho Aoshima, Emi Kuraya, ob, Otani Workshop, Yuji Ueda and Shin Murata. Read more


PEDRO REYES. RETURN TO SENDER

Art | September 7, 2020

For his works, Pedro Reyes (b. 1972 in Mexico City) uses architecture, sculpture, video, performance, and participation to promote collective and individual power of action in political, social, ecological, and educational situations. Read more


BRIGITTE WALDACH: SHIMMER AND SHINE

Art | September 3, 2020

The Berlin artist, Brigitte Waldach, has been awarded the Marta Prize of the Wemhöner Stiftung 2020. The former master student of Georg Baselitz convinced the jury with the clear design vocabulary and thematic depth of her works. Read more


BRUCE NAUMAN: CONTRAPPOSTO STUDIES

Art | September 2, 2020

Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana presents a major exhibition dedicated to the US artist Bruce Nauman (1941, Indiana, USA), entitled "Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies", and curated by Carlos Basualdo, the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Caroline Bourgeois, curator at Pinault Collection, in close collaboration with the artist. The show is scheduled to open on March 21st, 2021 at Punta della Dogana and will remain open until 9 January 2022. The exhibition in Venice is focused on a series of recent video installation that Nauman has developed in the last five years and are related to a single channel video from 1968, "Walk with Contrapposto". The show includes a comprehensive survey of that series along with a number of earlier performances, installations and videos that provide the overall context for the recent work. From the 1960s to today, Bruce Nauman has constantly experimented with different artistic languages – from photography to performance, sculpture and video – to explore and mine their potentialities in a body of work that relentlessly explores the human condition while interrogating the very definition of what constitutes artistic practice. Read more


Extra Large at Kunsthal Rotterdam

Art | August 30, 2020

For the first time in the Netherlands, Kunsthal Rotterdam is presenting a large-scale retrospective of imposing tapestries based on designs by renowned artists like Picasso, Le Corbusier, Miró, Vasarely and Louise Bourgeois. The exhibition ‘Extra Large’ focuses on a period of a hundred years, with tapestries made directly after the First World War up until now, and reveals a virtually unknown aspect in the bodies of work of many modern and contemporary artists. Read more


Public Sounds | Oslo Biennalen

Art | August 28, 2020

Over the course of history, our cities have been shaped by disease, by war, by migration, by weather, by trauma, and the twenty-first century is no different. Curated by Eva González-Sancho Bodero and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019-2024 has set out, through a five-year programme, to explore the unusual contexts and questions deriving from art in public space. With all of us now living in socially distanced self-isolation and taking into consideration official guidance related to Covid-19, the biennial programme continues to investigate the subtle and myriad ways in which people encounter art in public space and the public sphere. The spring programme started with an exploration of sound environments with works by Norwegian artists Alexander Rishaug and Øystein Wyller Odden. Read more


CHEN ZHEN. SHORT-CIRCUITS

Art | August 27, 2020

From 15 October 2020 to 21 February 2021, Pirelli HangarBicocca presents Short-circuits a retrospective exhibition curated by Vicente Todolì, devoted to Chen Zhen, one of the leading fig*ures of contemporary art. Celebrated by the world’s most important museums, the artist managed to bridge the gap between the art of the East and that of the West, with works of great visual impact that anticipate the socio-political complexities of today, addressing themes such as globalisation and consumerism, and their relationship with tradition. The display includes more than twenty large-scale installations created by the artist in the last ten years of his life, until 2000, with numerous loans from major Italian and international institutions and collections. Read more


Geumhyung Jeong: Upgrade in Progress

Art | August 20, 2020

Fondazione Modena Arti Visive is delighted to present Upgrade in Progress, the first solo exhibition by Geumhyung Jeong to be shown in an Italian contemporary art institution. Curated by Diana Baldon, the exhibition has opened at the Palazzina dei Giardini on 18 May 2020. The exhibition presents a new site-specific commission by Fondazione Modena Arti Visive connected to the most recent project by the Korean artist. Read more


LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE

Art | August 18, 2020

Tate Britain will present the first major survey of the work of British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b.1977). Widely considered to be one of the most important figurative painters working today, Yiadom-Boakye is celebrated for her enigmatic oil paintings of human subjects who are entirely imagined by the artist. This exhibition will bring together around 80 paintings and works on paper spanning almost two decades, including works from her graduate exhibition and new paintings shown for the first time. Read more


LEE BAE. THE SUBLIME CHARCOAL…

Art | August 15, 2020

Perrotin Tokyo is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Korean artist Lee Bae, based in Paris, France, and Seoul, South Korea. Often referred to as 'the artist of charcoal', Lee has been exploring the various characteristics and philosophies behind charcoal as an artistic material for nearly 30 years. With his experimental and adventurous method of exploring monochrome, he is also recognized as one of the most prominent figures of the post-Dansaekhwa period. Following his exhibition in Paris (2018) and New York (2019), Perrotin Tokyo is presenting his third solo exhibition with the gallery. Read more


THINGS ENTANGLING

Art | August 10, 2020

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and KADIST present the exhibition "Things Entangling", the culmination of a major, long-term curatorial collaboration. Trees, fossils, books, artifacts - these are some of our companions as we live in and make sense of the world. They are protagonists in our reconstructions of the past and constructions of the present, as both individual and societies. Read more


JEAN-MICHEL OTHONIEL: DREAM ROAD

Art | August 9, 2020

Perrotin Tokyo is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, marking his first gallery presentation in Japan. On view is a new series of glass sculptures and gold leaf paintings that have never been seen before. This solo show in Japan follows the artist’s retrospective at the Hara Museum in 2012. Othoniel continues his exploration of nature in a contemplative approach by presenting new series of abstract and sensuous artworks: the Kiku, inspired by the chrysanthemum flower and its symbolism in ancient Japanese culture. Read more


Moderna Museet: John Baldessari

Art | August 7, 2020

In early January, it was sadly reported that the American artist John Baldessari had died at the age of 88. Moderna Museet has long been planning an exhibition spanning Baldessari’s entire career, and on March 21 a presentation of some thirty works opened in Stockholm. John Baldessari’s influence on the art world extends over decades and generations, and the exhibition at Moderna Museet will be the first in Sweden to present his art on a greater scale. For over five decades, John Baldessari (1931–2020) probed the relationship between image and text and what arises when the two are brought together. Read more


TOGETHER FOR THE PEGGY GUGGENHEIM…

Art | July 31, 2020

The Venetian museum launches Together for the PGC, a fundraising campaign to guarantee daily operations and the continuity of the free educational programs that are at the heart of its mission. "I dedicated myself to my collection. A collection means hard work. It was what I wanted to do and I made it my life's work. I am not an art collector. I am a museum." Peggy Guggenheim, "Peggy Guggenheim and Her Friends" Read more


STARS: SIX CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM…

Art | July 29, 2020

The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, is proud to present STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World from Friday, July 31, 2020, to Sunday, January 3, 2021. The decades of postwar economic growth were punctuated in Japan by a series of national events including the Olympics and World Expo, as the country began to turn its gaze outward once more. In the contemporary art world, the period was characterized by debates on decolonization and multiculturalism, and the proliferation of new contemporary art settings, such as biennials and art fairs. Read more


Katharina Grosse. It Wasn’t Us

Art | July 25, 2020

Katharina Grosse’s paintings can appear anywhere: on a rubber boot, on an egg, on the crumpled folds of a cloth, along a railway line, on the beach, in snow, on a sculptural form, or across a façade and on the roof. Her large-scale works are multi-dimensional pictorial worlds in which splendid colours sweep across walls, ceilings, objects, and even entire buildings and landscapes. Central to Grosse’s artistic practice is this notion that painting takes place not just on canvas, but that it can also permeate every facet of our surroundings. For the exhibition "Katharina Grosse. It Wasn’t Us", the artist has transformed the Historic Hall of Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, as well as the outdoor space behind the building, into an expansive painting which radically destabilises the existing order of the museum architecture. Read more


PETRIT HALILAJ

Art | July 24, 2020

tensions in the region. Childhood memories steeped in the drama of war and refugee life recur throughout his art, which embraces themes like home, nation and cultural identity through a variety of media ranging from drawing and sculpture to video, installation and even writing. However, he does not proclaim a rupture between the personal and intimate and the historical and social, but instead perceives a relationship and continuity to be found in his intervention for the Palacio de Cristal. Read more


Fondazione Prada – “K”

Art | July 23, 2020

Fondazione Prada presents the exhibition “K” in its Milan venue from 21 February to 25 October 2020. This project, featuring Martin Kippenberger’s legendary artwork The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s “Amerika” accompanied by Orson Welles’ iconic film The Trial and Tangerine Dream’s late electronic album The Castle, is conceived by Udo Kittelmann as acoexisting trilogy. “K” is inspired by three uncompleted and seminal novels by Franz Kafka (1883-1924) - Amerika (America), Der Prozess (The Trial), and Das Schloss (The Castle) - posthumously published from 1925 to 1927. Read more


ULLA VON BRANDENBURG

Art | July 19, 2020

For this new exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, Ulla von Brandenburg (born in 1974 in Karlsruhe, lives and works in Paris) has imagined a total, evolving project, inspired from the theatre, as well as its imaginary and conventions. Around the notion of ritual, understood as the possibility to explore the relationships between individuals and groups, and to create or not to create something in common, the artist invites the public to take part in an immersive and renewed experience of the themes, forms and motifs that feed into her work: movement, the stage, colours, music, textiles… Read more


FRANK WALTER: A RETROSPECTIVE

Art | July 18, 2020

In dialogue with John Akomfrah, Khalik Allah, Kader Attia, Marcel Broodthaers, Julien Creuzet, Birgit Hein, Isaac Julien, Kapwani Kiwanga, Carolyn Lazard, Julia Phillips, Howardena Pindell, Rosemarie Trockel. "Our crown has already been bought and paid for. All we have to do is wear it", James Baldwin Read more


GABRIEL RICO. Nature Loves to…

Art | July 16, 2020

Gabriel Rico’s formulas are brief and precise expressions to make, solve or achieve something concrete. Thus, they are processes helping to resolve problems or carry out tasks with a series of symbols and rules. The big difference between mathematical formulas and Rico’s is that our artist's symbols are “things”; objects steeped in value for being real by their very nature. Read more


Perforated City

Art | July 12, 2020

Approximately one year ago, MOCA Taipei invited me to curate an exhibition themed on space. I immediately thought of the four- or five-story apartment buildings that are rather outmoded and have no elevators, which bring the dynamic relations among time, space, architecture and people into an integrated whole. Read more


Mario Merz: Time is mute

Art | July 11, 2020

Mario Merz: Time Is Mute explores the various aspects of Merz’s work through a selection of more than sixty pieces. The exhibition revisits the artistic artifacts and motifs that made him famous, as well as lesser-known projects that he made at the start and in the final years of his career. While it invites us to engage with an intense and complex visual universe, the exhibition also seeks to contribute to reverting the depoliticized and unsituated reading of his oeuvre, emphasizing its unwavering and indisputable critical intent. In a sense, the growing political, social, and environmental crisis we are facing, which calls into question the future of our world, allows us now more than ever to conceive of the symbolic nature and the relevance of Merz’s work as a critical manifesto for a new era. Read more


On Earth at Foam

Art | July 10, 2020

On Earth – Imaging, Technology and the Natural WorldFoam, AmsterdamMarch 20 – September 02, 2020 Technological developments and the rapidly changing climate have altered our relationship to nature. Photography offers a means of observing the world and our effect upon it. But can it also act as a catalyst in adopting new ways of relating […] Read more