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

     

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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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  • James Rosenquist
    James Rosenquist (1933 – 2017)
    March 31, 2017 - March 31, 2017

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is deeply saddened by the loss of James Rosenquist who passed away on Friday, March 31st at the age of 83. He will be remembered as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century and a pioneer of Pop Art.

    James Rosenquist (1933-2017) was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. In 1955 he went to New York to study art at the Art Students League with renowned teachers such as German Dadaist George Grosz and Edwin Dickinson. Drawing upon his experience as a billboard painter he started incorporating images from mass media and advertising into large-scale canvases in the 1960s. He portrayed modern life by creating visually striking compositions of cropped and fragmented images of cars, movie stars, food etc. While his paintings are executed in a realistic style, James Rosenquist always gives them a distinctive sense of mystery. 

    He is considered as one of the fathers of the Pop Art movement along with Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein. One of his most renowned works is the 86ft-long “F-111” (1964-65), titled after a US military jet the work is notably a protest against American militarism. In the 1970s, he turned to geo-political, existentialist and environmental themes and later his paintings revealed a futuristic abstraction. 

    Today, James Rosenquist’s work is represented in public and private collections worldwide, including the Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern and MoMA amongst others. The Guggenheim Museum organized in 2003 one of the most important retrospective exhibition on the artist which travelled around the world. On this occasion The New York Times wrote that his “art’s formal ingenuity can jump out at you as forcefully as the grill of a Ford or a fragment of Marilyn Monroe’s lips”.

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has worked with the artist for 25 years. His first exhibition at the gallery took place in 1992. His latest survey show “Four Decades 1970-2010” was on view between September and December 2016 at the Paris Pantin gallery. In November 2017 the Museum Ludwig in Cologne will host a major exhibition of his work titled “Painting as immersion”.

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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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  • 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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  • Richard Deacon
    What You See Is What You Get
    March 25, 2017 - July 25, 2017
    The San Diego Museum of Art
    1450 El Prado
    Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

    Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get is the renowned British artist's first major museum exhibition in the United States. Winner of the Turner Prize in 1987 and the subject of a survey at Tate Britain in 2014, Deacon has been exhibited frequently internationally and remains a pioneering figure in the field of contemporary sculpture. A self proclaimed "fabricator"—a maker of things and of meaning, neither carved nor cast—Deacon sidesteps the issue of technique by never focusing on any one material, challenging the viewers' expectations with unusual combinations. While the titles of his work can appear literal, they often invoke a range of metaphors, as well as mythological and literary allusions. The full range of the artist’s oeuvre includes free-standing sculptures and wall-mounted works, to glazed ceramics and works on paper.

     

    http://www.sdmart.org/art/exhibit/richard-deacon-0

     

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  • Erwin Wurm
    Football-sized lump of clay on light blue car ro...
    March 24, 2017 - August 28, 2017
    Kunsthaus Graz
    Lendkai 1
    8020 Graz, AUSTRIA

    An exhibition by Erwin Wurm does not mean a retrospective of the work of Austria’s surely most prominent contemporary artist, who, together with Brigitte Kowanz will fill the Austrian Pavilion at Venice this year. Instead, the building will assume the role of a generator, becoming an active participant in events. Football-sized lump of clay on a light blue car roof shows works developed specially for the Kunsthaus Graz, whereby elements of the performative, participatory and sculptural are connected with each other and the building. Evolving consistently his expanded notion of sculpture, Wurm now confronts the public with the idea of a ‘word sculpture’. Thus we encounter protagonists in the Kunsthaus who address directly the visitors from the pedestal, describing a situation as introduced in the exhibition title. This imagining of the situation ourselves, thus self-creating the sculpture as it were, is a radical extension of Wurm’s One Minute Sculptures. The imaginary becomes the exclusive location of the images.


    https://www.museum-joanneum.at/en/kunsthaus-graz/exhibitions/exhibitions/events/event/5584/erwin-wurm-6

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  • Markus Schinwald
    Artist Talk Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna
    February 27, 2017 - February 27, 2017
    Kunsthistorisches Museum
    Maria-Theresienplatz
    1010 Vienna

    Jasper Sharp, curator of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, invites Markus Schinwald for an Artist Talk that will take place on the 27th of February 2017 at 7pm.

    Fore more information: http://www.parnass.at/termine/markus-schinwald-im-gespraech-mit-jasper-sharp

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  • Not Vital
    100 MOVEMENTS, Performance de Barbara Glazar
    February 25, 2017 - February 25, 2017
    16H
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Pantin
    69 avenue du Général Leclerc
    93500 PANTIN

    Barbara Glazar’s solo performance piece presents one hundred variations of movement in space and time. Within structured patterns of direction, weight, speed and flow, each movement section marks a specific quality. One hundred sequences brought together reveal the expression and being of the body in relation to it's inner impulses and outer surroundings. 
    The work directly relates to Not Vital exhibition's POLES as it was inspired by the environment and the monumental sculptural works that Not Vital has created. '100 Movements' develops a sculptural approach to the body and lies at the intersection between performing and visual arts.
    Duration: c. 30 min

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  • Harun Farocki Estate
    COUNTER MUSIC
    March 10, 2017 - May 28, 2017
    Haus der Kunst
    Prinzregentenstraße 1
    80538 München

    Harun Farocki (1944 – 2014) was a seminal figure amongst the filmmakers and intellectuals that emerged from the highly-charged political debates in Europe at the end of the 1960s. His oeuvre constitutes an archaeology of the political economy of media and images that question the efficacy and validity of the moving image as a mode of documentation and analysis. 

    Emerging from within this vast body of work that combines humanist, anarchic, and aesthetic militancy, "Harun Farocki: Counter Music" explores the filmmaker’s continual analysis of shifting modes of labor, production, and consumption. Indeed, current disenchantments with labor practices across the world, combined with the mass displacement of workers which have taken place under the guise of globalization have added renewed urgency and energy to Farocki’s incisive reflections on the nature of human and social agency.

    The exhibition is curated by Okwui Enwezor and Antje Ehmann with Damian Lentini.

    For more information: http://www.hausderkunst.de/en/exhibitions/detail/harun-farocki-counter-music/

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