• Anselm Kiefer
    For Velimir Khlebnikov. Fates of Nations
    May 30, 2017 - September 3, 2017
    The State Hermitage Museum
    2, Dvortsovaya Square
    Saint Petersburg, Russia

    The State Hermitage Museum inaugurates the first solo exhibition of Anselm Kiefer in Russia. Located in the Nicholas Hall of the Winter Palace, the exhibition is dedicated to the great Russian poet Velimir Khlebnikov.

    For Kiefer, poetical production is often a starting point: “I think in pictures. Poems help me with this. They are like buoys in the sea. I swim to them, from one to the other. In between, without them, I am lost. They are the handholds where something masses together in the infinite expanse.”

    One of Khlebnikov’s central ideas is that major pivotal naval and terrestrial battles endlessly repeat every 317 years. This foresight was for Kiefer a thread to reflect on themes of war and peace, the fugacity and finitude of all human aspirations and the mercilessness of fate. All the while, the exhibition “Anselm Kiefer, for Khlebnikov” is an ode to the sorrowful beauty of rusted vessels – these relics of wars once instilled fear and are now left at the uttermost points of the earth.

     

    http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/what-s-on/temp_exh/2017/kiefer/?lng=

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  • Richard Deacon
    SOME TIME
    May 27, 2017 - September 24, 2017
    Middelheimmuseum
    Middelheimlaan 61
    2020 Antwerp
    Belgium

    The Middelheim Museum presents SOME TIME, a solo exhibition of works by the leading British artist Richard Deacon. The exhibition is made up of some 31 works, both monumental works and smaller pieces, which are on display in different parts of the museum park. Deacon’s Never Mind is central to the exhibition; this key piece from the museum collection was acquired in 1993 and has been restored and re-coated in stainless steel especially for this exhibition.


    http://www.middelheimmuseum.be/en/activity/richard-deacon

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  • RE-ENTRY (THIRD EAR EDIT)
    May 4, 2017 - October 14, 2017
    Sammlung Goetz
    Oberföhringer Straße 103
    D - 81925 Munich

    In contrast to radical Minimal Art, Gerwald Rockenschaub (*1952) has never distanced himself from popular culture; rather, the artist has continually sought a cross-over between art, design, media and everyday life. He freed the minimalistic concept from its rigid rules and created an individual "funky minimalistic" style. In addition to developing an independent artistic position, Rockenschaub also works as an internationally successful DJ. Art and music are a fruitful symbiosis. His early Neo-Geo style paintings have exactly the format of LP covers. In Base 103, he continues the artistic dialogue surrounding the creative freedom of minimal art pursued in the exhibition "FarbRaumKörper" using other means and as an extension into the space.


    http://www.sammlung-goetz.de/en/Exhibitions/current/Rockenschaub_EN.htm

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  • Alex Katz
    Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s
    April 30, 2017 - July 6, 2017
    Cleveland Museum of Art
    11150 East Blvd
    Cleveland, OHIO

    One of the most acclaimed artists working today, Alex Katz (b. 1927) surprised the American art world during the 1950s with his refreshingly innovative approaches to painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. The first museum survey of these pathbreaking works, Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s showcases more than 70 key loans from public and private collections.  

    The exhibition’s title derives from his early manifesto announcing his intentions to invigorate traditional artistic subject matter. Creating work at a time when abstract painting dominated the art scene, Katz forged an ingenious way to wed abstraction with recognizable imagery by paring down his compositions to their most fundamental elements. In retrospect, these works prefigured the subsequent development of Pop Art. 

    At this time Katz also began making collages from watercolored paper, inspired in part by the cut-paper constructions of Henri Matisse. Intimate in scale and delicate in construction, these works formed a distinctive body of work that complemented his larger paintings. By the late 1950s, Katz adapted this technique to invent his freestanding or wall-mounted “cutouts,” a revolutionary blending of painting and sculpture. 

     

    http://www.clevelandart.org/events/exhibitions/brand-new-terrific-alex-katz-1950s

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  • Antony Gormley
    3X ANOTHER TIME
    April 22, 2017 - April 22, 2022
    Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ

    3x ANOTHER TIME comprises three life-sized cast iron sculptures selected from Gormley’s ongoing series Another Time (1999–2013) which has been presented in locations across the world. The sculptures will be placed around the university at different focal points and sightlines, including roof level.

    The artist describes the works as “still moments of lived time placed in place”. He selected the locations after being  attracted to the important architecture of the university campus. 

    This installation builds on an existing sculpture trail which includes works by Henry Moore, Ian Tyson, Liliane Lijn and John Hoskin in the grounds of the Sainsbury Centre and around the UEA campus.

     

    http://scva.ac.uk/art-and-artists/exhibitions/antony-gormley-3x-another-time

     
     
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  • Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
    A PERFECTIONIST
    April 22, 2017 - August 27, 2017
    Museumpark
    Westzeedijk 341
    3015 AA Rotterdam

    Kunsthal Rotterdam presents a large-scale retrospective of the life and work of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989). More than two decades after his death, his work remains controversial and tests the limits of what is artistically possible. The exhibition offers an impressive survey of his career, from early works in the late 1960s to the art world success he established in the 1980s.

    More than 200 objects throw new light on his preferred genres: portraiture, self-portraiture, the nude, and still life. This is the first time that Mapplethorpe’s work is shown in the Netherlands on such a large scale after a long absence. The Kunsthal is delighted to be the only European venue to present this special exhibition, organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

     

    https://www.kunsthal.nl/en/plan-your-visit/exhibitions/robert-mapplethorpe/

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  • Imran Qureshi
    Two Wings To Fly, Not One
    April 15, 2017 - May 31, 2017
    Pakistan National Council of the Arts
    National Art Gallery
    Plot no. 5, F-5/1
    Islamabad

    Inspired by a verse by Jalaluddin Rumi, Two Wings to Fly, Not One, seeks to emphasize a multi-faceted view of Pakistan. This show explores the country’s varying narratives – political, social and historical – all of which run through the artists’ perceptive pieces. The artists invite visitors to the show to grapple with the country’s dynamic contemporary culture, where resilience and hope withstand the harsh realities brought about by disparity and socio-economic difficulties.

    Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi have been hailed internationally as Pakistan's foremost and most prominent contemporary artists. Trained in the Miniature Art tradition from National College of Art, Lahore, Khalid and Qureshi and have been instrumental in developing and popularizing the contemporary miniature art movement of Pakistan. Both artists have enhanced their craft and pushed it further conceptually. Specific signature motifs are prevalent throughout their paintings; Khalid explores geometric forms and the idea of a vortex in many of her works, while Qureshi’s paintings include floral sprays.


    http://projectartdivvy.com/exhibition/

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  • Tony Cragg
    Sculptures and Drawings
    April 7, 2017 - June 12, 2017
    Museo de Bellas Artes
    Arte Universal
    La Habana

     

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  • Anselm Kiefer
    For Louis-Ferdinand Céline: Voyage au bout de la...
    April 2, 2017 - August 6, 2017
    Copenhagen Contemporary
    Trangravsvej 10–12
    1436 Copenhagen

    CC presents For Louis-Ferdinand Céline: Voyage au bout de la nuit: a large-scale installation by Anselm Kiefer.

    Kiefer has been making lead airplane sculptures since the late 1980s. The pieces in this exhibition, with their battered, war-weary aura, dominate a 1500-square-meter space. The allegorically significant airplanes are juxtaposed and converse with a series of paintings that measure up to 6.6m in height and 11.4 meters in width. The paintings contain references to photographs the artist took during his travels in the Gobi Desert in 1993 and also to a scene in the Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann’s Book of Franza (1955), in which the title character unsuccessfully seeks solace in the barrenness of the desert.


    http://cphco.org/en/exhibition/anselm-kiefer/

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  • Georg Baselitz
    PREVIEW WITH REVIEW
    April 1, 2017 - July 2, 2017
    Hungarian National Gallery
    Szent György tér 2.
    1014 Budapest, Hungary

    The exhibition titled Preview with Review will display the early works from the 1960s alongside many masterpieces from Remix, a series started in 2005. The Budapest exhibition is made special by the fact that it is the first large-scale show not only in Hungary but in all Central Eastern Europe that presents Baselitz’s art comprehensively. Staged by the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute in Budapest, the show will comprise more than eighty works selected from international and Hungarian public and private collections, while eight lesser-known large-format paintings and a sculpture will arrive directly from the artist’s studio.

     

    http://mng.hu/temporary_exhibitions/baselitz-preview-with-review-122742

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