- Duh? Art & Stupidity
- November 10, 2015 - March 26, 2016
Focal Point Gallery
Duh? Art & Stupidity is a group exhibition featuring existing and previously unseen works by artists including Tariq Alvi, BANK, Bonnie Camplin, Cecilia Condit, Ryan Gander, Isa Genzken, Judith Hopf, Larry Johnson, Erik van Lieshout, Annika Ström, Sturtevant, Rosemarie Trockel, Tomi Ungerer and Andy Warhol amongst others.
The exhibition looks at stupidity as a subject and a tactic of art making, with a particular focus on its relationship to the politics and performance of identity. High culture is meant to keep its audience from being stupid, but artists have repeatedly drawn upon stupidity, or playing stupid, as a form of dissidence, irreverence or as a means to cast off received thinking.
To work from a position of stupidity would appear to be a good way to counter knowingness and intellectual superiority, but how can artists adopt stupidity as a strategy without turning it into cleverness? Even if you don't play stupid, how do you write about stupidity without declaring yourself to be smart? If there are forms of intellectualism that, through being inflexible and unresponsive, appear stupid, then what exactly is stupidity anyway?
Duh? Art & Stupidity is curated by Paul Clinton and Anna Gritz.
- Accrochage 3: Pop & Music/Sound
- June 3, 2015 - September 1, 2015
- Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
The Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, presents a new hang of its Collection centred on its Popist and Music /Sound line. As part of Hang3, the Foundation showcases Sturtevant's installation Rock and Rap c Simulacra, 2012 consisting of 3 projections vidéo (5 minutes 7 secondes ; 4 minutes 43 secondes ; 5 minutes 3 secondes). For further details please visit the official website of the Fondation Louis Vuitton here.Read more
- STURTEVANT. DRAWING DOUBLE REVERSAL
- May 30, 2015 - August 23, 2015
- Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
After its great success at the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and the Albertina in Vienna, Austria, the comprehensive show STURTEVANT. DRAWING DOUBLE REVERSAL moves on to the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin, Germany.
Presenting 100 works on paper dating from the 1960s onwards, STURTEVANT. DRAWING DOUBLE REVERSAL focuses upon the graphic oeuvre of Sturtevant and gives a comprehensive insight into Sturtevant's radical artistic thinking.
- The House of Horrors
- May 29, 2015 - May 15, 2016
- Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris pays tribute to Sturtevant by presenting her monumental work The House of Horrors for one year beginning on 29 May 2015.
The House of Horrors, a life-size ghost train where visitors can ride in carts,
is the last major installation of Sturtevant. The donation made by the artist complements the permanent collections of the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
With The House of Horrors Sturtevant wanted to create an installation in which figures of contemporary art history like The Painter, McCarthy or Divine would be seen amongst bats, Frankenstein and other well known monsters.
Spanning across 300m2, House of Horrors explores the excess of our contemporary era dominated by entertainment, violence and anti-intellectualism. Sturtevant accompanies visitors through a series of experiences of fear connected to each other in an amusing way.
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- STURTEVANT STURTEVANT
- May 1, 2015 - September 21, 2015
- Museo d'arte contemporanea donnaregina (madre), Naples, Italy
Opening on 1 May 2015, the Museo d'arte contemporanea donnaregina (madre) in Naples, Italy, will present Sturtevant's first major exhibition in an Italian institution. Through this comprehensive survey of Sturtevant's 50 year career, the exhibition Sturtevant Sturtevant brings together key artworks across the various mediums in which she worked including painting, sculpture, installation and video. This exhibition follows important survey shows at MoMA, New York and MoCA, Los Angeles last year and earlier this year.
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- Double Trouble
- March 20, 2015 - July 27, 2015
- The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA), Los Angeles, USA
After its great success at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, "Sturtevant: Double Trouble" now moves on to Los Angeles. From 20 March until 27 July 2015 The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA) will show this comprehensive survey of Sturtevant’s 50-year career offering a historical overview of her work from a contemporary vantage point, interspersing more recent video pieces among key artworks from all periods of her career.
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- Drawing Double Reversal
- February 14, 2015 - May 10, 2015
- Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
"Sturtevant - Drawing Double Reversal", still on view at the MMK Museum Für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main until 1 February 2015, will travel on to the Albertina Museum in Vienna. From 14 February until 10 May 2015 the Albertina will present this world’s first ever major museum exhibition of the drawings of Sturtevant featuring a total of 100 drawings, prints and images representing Sturtevant’s artistic creative process from 1964 to 2004. For more information about the exhibition at the Albertina Museum please click hereRead more
- Talk Anne Dressen & Stephanie Moisdon
- January 28, 2015 - January 28, 2015
- Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Marais, 7 rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris
To celebrate the last day of our exhibition "Sturtevant - Reloaded", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to host a conversation between Anne Dressen, curator of the research and exhibition area ARC at Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, and Stephanie Moisdon, art critic and independent curator who will talk about Sturtevant, her work and this first posthumous exhibition.Read more
We kindly invite you to join the talk on 28 January 2015 at 7pm at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Marais, 7 rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris
- Double Trouble
- November 9, 2014 - February 22, 2015
- Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, USA
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, presents with "Sturtevant: Double Trouble" the first comprehensive survey in America of Sturtevant’s 50-year career, and the only institutional presentation of her work organized in the United States since her solo show at the Everson Museum of Art in 1973. Rather than taking the form of a traditional retrospective, the exhibition offers a historical overview of her work from a contemporary vantage point, interspersing more recent video pieces among key artworks from all periods of her career.Read more
- Drawing Double Reversal
- November 1, 2014 - February 1, 2015
- Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
For the first time, the Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, presents an exhibition of 100 works by Sturtevant (1930-2014) focussing particularly on the graphic work of the American artist who played an important role for the history of art in the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition invites to a journey through her graphic work from five decades, but also to discover 80 drawings shown to the public for the very first time.Read more