• James Rosenquist
    Paint­ing as Im­mer­sion
    November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
    Museum Ludwig
    Hein­rich-Böll-Platz
    Cologne, Germany

    In a ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion by James Rosen­quist (1933–2017), for the first time ev­er the Mu­se­um Lud­wig will pre­sent works by this renowned rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Amer­i­can Pop Art in the con­text of their cul­tu­r­al, so­cial, and po­lit­i­cal di­men­sions. Along with archive ma­te­rials and doc­u­ments de­sig­nat­ed by the artist as source ma­te­rials, some of which have not pre­vi­ous­ly been ex­hi­b­it­ed, the show will re­veal a his­tor­i­cal cos­mos. Af­ter all, James Rosen­quist’s com­po­si­tions are to a large ex­tent the re­sult of his marked in­ter­est in the po­lit­i­cal events of his time.



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  • Richard Deacon
    About time
    October 29, 2017 - February 25, 2018
    Kunsthalle Vogelmann
    Allee 28
    Heilbronn, Germany

    Following his receipt of The Ernst Franz Vogelmann Prize for Sculpture 2017 earlier this year, Richard Deacon presents a solo exhibition 'About Time' at Kunsthalle Vogelmann in Heilbronn, Germany.

    For more than four decades, the work of the internationally renowned sculptor has been encircled by the classical basic questions of the sculptural. Deacon's work explores the coexistence of space and space, the relationship of fullness and emptiness, mass and ease, movement and tranquility. Whether in wood, ceramics, stainless steel or plastic, the extraordinary variety of formations surprises to the same degree as the applied design methods. In doing so, Deacon, who is long-standing professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, also engages in both manual and industrial production processes. The result is dynamic-abstract formations of special sensual quality.

     

    http://www.museen-heilbronn.de/kunsthalle/ausstellung/vorschau/

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  • Oliver Beer
    OLIVER BEER THE RESONANCE PROJECT: SOUND AS SPAC...
    October 27, 2017 - October 27, 2017
    Mark Cousins Friday Lectures The Face
    5.00 – 6.00 AA
    34-36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3E

    The Architectural Association   

    Artists’ Talks Series Organised by Parveen Adams

    Oliver Beer has developed a technique using classically trained singers to transform a building into a musical instrument. He composes complex polyphonic music for these newly audible ‘architectural instruments’.

    He has shown world wide: London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Istanbul, Rome…Currently Versailles with commission for the architecture of the Sydney Opera House 2018.

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  • Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
    The perfect medium
    October 27, 2017 - March 4, 2018
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Art Gallery Rd
    Sydney, Australia

    This comprehensive survey of Robert Mapplethorpe’s career features over 200 works, including floral still lifes, portraits, figure studies and erotic imagery that charts his involvement in New York’s gay scene, as well as a selection of archival material providing insights into his working methods and life.

    Whether he was photographing a figure, a fetish or a flower, Mapplethorpe pursued what he called ‘perfection in form’. The legacy of his unflinching quest for beauty has an enduring political and artistic resonance.

    The exhibition is organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and J Paul Getty Museum, in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and the Art Gallery of NSW. Support for the exhibition and its international tour has been provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

     

    https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/robert-mapplethorpe/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI19Lg_vCQ1wIVxBXTCh3cCgDaEAAYASAAEgLvA_D_BwE

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  • Oliver Beer
    Voyage d'hiver
    October 22, 2017 - January 7, 2018
    Chateau de Versailles
    Place d'Armes
    Versailles, France
    Voyage d'hiver” will reveal the groves in the Gardens in a new light, revisited in multiple ways by contemporary artists, from the glory of autumn to the stunning freeze-over of winter.
    Four historic fountains, each representing a different season, legitimize the important theme of a changing world. During three months “Voyage d'hiver” accompanies those transformations, casting a meditative trail through the gardens which slowly slip into the cold and the frost.
    Metamorphosing a stroll into a personal experience, allowing visitors to perceive nature’s transformation, sixteen artists bring their vision, their sensibility and their poetry. From different countries, genres, and generations, firmly established or up-and-coming, they create together an oneiric trail through the paths and the grooves.
    http://en.chateauversailles.fr/news/exhibitions/voyage-hiver#the-exhibition
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  • Ilya & Emilia Kabakov
    NOT EVERYONE WILL BE TAKEN INTO THE FUTURE
    October 18, 2017 - January 28, 2018
    Tate Modern
    Bankside
    London SE1 9TG

    The exhibition charts the Kabakovs’ incredible artistic journey, from the early paintings, drawings, albums and sculptural works made by Ilya working as an ‘unofficial’ artist in his Moscow studio from the 1960s, through to his move to New York in the late 1980s – a turning point which marked the beginning of his collaboration with Emilia on immersive and often large-scale installations. Including architectural models of realised and unrealised utopian projects and public sculptures, the exhibition demonstrates the breadth of the Kabakovs’ practice. 

    The Kabakovs are amongst the most celebrated artists of their generation, widely known for their large-scale installations and use of fictional personas. Critiquing the conventions of art history and drawing upon the visual culture of the former Soviet Union – from dreary communal apartments to propaganda art and its highly optimistic depictions of Soviet life – their work addresses universal ideas of utopia and fantasy; hope and fear.

     

    http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/ilya-and-emilia-kabakov-not-everyone-will-be-taken-future

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  • Farhad Moshiri
    Go West
    October 13, 2017 - January 14, 2018
    The Andy Warhol Museum
    117 Sandusky Street
    Pittsburgh, USA

    Encompassing several bodies of work created over decades, Farhad Moshiri: Go West explores the artist’s varied subject matter, deft use of language, and wide-ranging materials and methods. Moshiri addresses contemporary Iran’s traditions and historic isolationism, and simultaneously acknowledges the powerful appeal and influence of Western culture in his homeland.

    The exhibition brings together paintings and sculptures that have never been displayed together, many of which are traveling to the United States for the first time. Highlighting Moshiri’s artistic techniques and the subtle transformations unfolding in his work, Go West reveals his evolution as both a painter and a sculptor.


    https://www.warhol.org/exhibition/farhad-moshiri-go-west/

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  • Joseph Beuys
    Greetings from Eurasien
    October 13, 2017 - January 21, 2018
    M HKA
    Leuvenstraat 32
    Antwerp, Belgium

    Presenting over 150 works, the exhibition Joseph Beuys: Greetings from the Eurasian seeks simultaneously to consider Joseph Beuys’ activities in Antwerp during the 1960s and 1970s, alongside his relevance to a new generation.

    Beuys was active in Antwerp during the 1960s and 1970s through his relationship with the seminal gallery Wide White Space. Amongst his numerous exhibitions, it is here that he also made his performance Eurasienstab (Eurasian Staff) in collaboration with Henning Christiansen on February 9, 1968. Joseph Beuys: Greetings from the Eurasian will in the first instance look at Beuys as an artist that was not only active in Antwerp (where he met other figures of the Post-War avant-garde such as Marcel Broodthaers and Panamarenko) but was also deeply influential in Belgium more broadly, in a way that has been largely forgotten.


    https://www.muhka.be/fr/programme/detail/1088--joseph-beuys-greetings-from-the-eurasian

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  • Robert Longo
    September 23, 2017 - January 14, 2018
    Sara Hilden Art Museum
    Särkänniemi, Tampere
    Finland

    The solo exhibition of the American artist Robert Longo (b. 1953) in the Sara Hildén Art Museum is the first extensive presentation of his works in the Nordic countries.

    The black-and-white visual world of the American artist Robert Longo challenges our conception of the Truth. It produces unexpected analogies between content and form. The main focus of the exhibition Robert Longo, presented by the Sara Hildén Art Museum, is on Longo’s large-scale charcoal drawings. He has said that he is an “image thief", who exploits films, historically significant paintings, and the continuous stream of media pictures in his work, seeking to create a balance between the highly personal and the socially relevant.


    https://www.tampere.fi/sarahilden/en/index/exhibitions/robert-longo.html

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  • Tom Sachs
    Tea Ceremony
    September 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018
    Nasher Sculpture Center
    2001 Flora St
    Dallas, USA

    Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony presents Sachs’ distinctive reworking of chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony—including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe.  In the Nasher’s indoor galleries, Sachs will set a tea house in a garden accessorized with variations on lanterns, gates, a wash basin, a plywood airplane lavatory, a koi pond, an ultra HD video wall with the sublime hyper-presence of Mt. Fuji, a bronze bonsai made of over 3,600 individually welded parts, and other objects of use and contemplation, all made from commonplace materials easily procured at local art supply stores or through the McMaster-Carr hardware catalogue.

    During the course of the exhibition, the Nasher will present a series of public demonstrations in which Sachs or a colleague will perform tea ceremony for a few guests. The walls of the tea house will be removed for the occasion, enabling visitors to watch the ceremony as it unfolds.

     

    http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/art/exhibitions/exhibition?id=478

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