• Anselm Kiefer
    Books & Woodcuts
    May 30, 2019 - September 15, 2019
    Astrup Fearnley Museet
    Strandpromenaden 2,
    Oslo

    The exhibition Anselm Kiefer – Books and Woodcuts focuses on the connection between Kiefer’s art and literature in general, a dialogue that is present in a number of works from various periods in the form of paintings, sculptures, woodcuts and artist’s books.

    His works bear witness to the significant role words and literature have always played in his life. This is evident in, among others, the three works of his that are on permanent exhibition at Astrup Fearnley Museet: Barren Landscape, Ladder to the Sky and, not least, The High Priestess/Zweistromland.

    https://www.afmuseet.no/en/exhibition/upcoming-anselm-kiefer-books-and-woodcuts

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  • United Artists for Europe
    May 21, 2019 - May 23, 2019

    Performance | Talks | Exhibition

    UNITED ARTISTS FOR EUROPE

    Inspired by a Manifesto Written by Bernard-Henri Lévy on European Ideals, Values and Culture

    21 MayExhibition Opening - Artworks Donated by Artists Committed to the Cause
    22 MayBernard-Henri Lévy's One-off Performance of Looking for Europe
    22 MayHans Ulrich Obrist in Conversation with Novelist Adam Thirlwell 

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    Join us for a highlight of the United Artists for Europe initiative, the one-off performance of Bernard-Henri Lévy's one-man play, Looking for Europe, at Ely House. Occurring one day before the European elections, the French philosopher will perform his final representation of the play surrounded by the United Artists for Europe artworks, following a successful tour of twenty European cities. Looking for Europe is rewritten for each show in order to address the political context of each European country, making it a one-of-a-kind performance. The play will be presented in French with English subtitles. 

    TUESDAY 21 MAY, 6:30PM 
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 37 Dover Street, London
    Opening cocktail and exhibition preview of artworks donated by the United Artists for Europe.

    WEDNESDAY 22 MAY, 5-6PM
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 37 Dover Street, London
    Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, and novelist Adam Thirlwell will discuss literature as a multilingual art form, creolisation, portable Europes, and the construction of multiple identities.

    WEDNESDAY 22 MAY, 6:30-8PM
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 37 Dover Street, London
    Bernard-Henri Lévy will stage a one-off performance of his new one-man play Looking for Europe.

    THURSDAY 23 MAY, 12-4PM
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 37 Dover Street, London

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    Artists, thinkers and actors will create a forum for debate and discussion concerning the state of Europe today, and the place of art and culture within this context.

    More than ever, Europe needs benchmarks so that people can recall not only its utility but its unity … More than ever, it is urgent to demonstrate that Europe is not only a place for the free circulation of ideas, people and goods but also for a shared artistic, aesthetic and cultural heritage. Bernard-Henri Lévy

    Based on an original idea by renowned French intellectual Bernard-Henri LévyUnited Artists for Europe demonstrates artists’ devotion to European ideals, values and culture. So far over thirty contemporary European artists have committed to the cause by signing a manifesto written by Lévy and donating a work of art to be auctioned to raise funds to support arts-related European cultural projects.

    On 3 June, the donated works will be auctioned by Simon de Pury at Maison Assouline, with all proceeds distributed by The Hexagon Society, organisers of United Artists for Europe.

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  • Donald Judd Foundation
    Curator's tour with Flavin Judd, 11am
    May 18, 2019 - May 18, 2019
    Paris Marais

    An intimate tour of the first exhibition of Donald Judd’s work in Paris in nearly 20 years. It will provide an in-depth overview of Judd's life and artistic process, along with an expanded insight into many of the works on display. Led by the exhibition's curator, Flavin Judd, Artistic Director, Judd Foundation.

    Bringing together key works selected, spanning three decades from 1963 to 1993, the show constitutes a diverse overview of Judd’s distinctive use of industrial materials and reveal the artist's continuing investigation into the nature of space, form and colour.

    On view through 15 June

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  • Erwin Wurm
    Peace and Plenty
    May 17, 2019 - September 15, 2019

    The Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseilles presents the works of Erwin Wurm, on view at the Cantini Museum. The musée des Beaux-Arts, the chapel at Centre de la Vieille Charité and the Château Borély gardens will also show accompanying works.

    Erwin Wurm was born in 1954. He lives and works in Vienna and in Limberg/Lower Austria. During the 1990s, he attracted much attention with his "One-Minute Sculptures". Following the artist's partly written and partly pictorial instructions, visitors to the exhibition could themselves briefly become sculptures, by taking up often absurd poses frequently involving everyday objects – especially clothing – such as the knitted pullovers, frequently recurring in his works. Clothing as a sculptural theme, the second skin, the protective shell, the outline, and also the filling out of a volume is of prime importance in Erwin Wurm's complex work, which includes performance, video, photography, drawing and classical sculpture, in combination and interdependence. Time is a further important factor which he explores in all kinds of different  ways:  from the shortest-lived works , the "dust sculptures", through large-scale installations, in which fixed architectural components are dressed in knitted pullovers, to the performative "One-Minute Sculptures".Wurm understands the concept of sculpture as the pre-modern premise that sculpture is concerned with the alteration of mass and volume. In this respect, he describes humans gaining or losing weight as a sculptural act. His artistic expression, rather like the comic strip or science fiction images, is clear and simple, readily accessible to a wide public. At the same time, he makes use of cynical criticism. Individuality as a projection from outside. 

    “I am interested in the everyday life. All the materials that surrounded me could be useful, as well as the objects, topics involved in contemporary society. My work speaks about the whole entity of a human being: the physical, the spiritual, the psychological and the political.” Erwin Wurm

    MUSÉE CANTINI - A retrospective of the artist's most celebrated works and videos

    CENTRE DE LA VIEILLE CHARITÉ - NARROW HOUSE

    MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS - ONE MINUTE SCULPTURES

    CHÂTEAU BORÉLY- BODIES (by reservation only)

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  • Alex Katz
    Homage to Monet
    May 15, 2019 - September 30, 2019
    Musée de l'Orangerie
    Jardin des Tuileries
    Place de la Concorde, Paris

    Alex Katz is renowned for his immersive landscapes, especially the ones he creates during the summer months in his Maine studio, located near a water lily pond. In 2009-2010, he decided to paint a series of large-scale works in homage to Monet’s iconic Water Lilies.

    Katz says: The water lilies are on the pond in Maine and I’ve been looking at them for 50 years but I never touched them because of Monet. But I said you’re going to do it, and I just did it.

    https://www.musee-orangerie.fr/en/event/contemporary-counterpoint-alex-katz-water-lilies-serie-homage-monet-2009-2010

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  • Lee Bul
    At the Venice Biennale
    May 11, 2019 - November 24, 2019
    58th International Art Exhibition
    Giardini & Arsenale
    Venice

    We are delighted that Korean artist Lee Bul has been invited by this year's curator Ralph Rugoff to be part of the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, entitled May You Live in Interesting Times. Her works will feature across both locations at the Giardini and the Arsenale.

    For the past three decades, Lee Bul has drawn on diverse sources that include science fiction, visionary architecture and personal experience, whilst making use of deliberately clashing materials that range from silk and mother-of-pearl to fiberglass and silicone. Her recent acclaimed exhibitions include the Hayward Gallery, London (2018), and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2018-2019).

    More information available here.

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  • Georg Baselitz
    Baselitz- Academy
    May 8, 2019 - September 8, 2019
    GALLERIE DELL'ACCADEMIA
    Campo della Carità
    Dorsoduro 1050
    Venice

    The first exhibition by a living artist to be presented by the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice. Conceived specifically for the museum and curated by Professor Kosme de Barañano, the exhibition will highlight Georg Baselitz’s relationship with Italy and explore how Italian art has impacted the artist's work over the years. The exhibition will include paintings, drawings and sculptures from Baselitz's remarkable sixty-year career.

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  • Antony Gormley
    Sight
    May 2, 2019 - October 31, 2019
    Island of Delos,
    Greece

    SIGHT, organised and commissioned by NEON, is a site-specific exhibition in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades on the Greek archaeological island of Delos and its Museum. It marks the first time that an artist will take over the archaeological site of Delos, since the mythological island was inhabited over 5,000 years ago. SIGHT is specially conceived to resonate with the statuary, temples, squares, vistas and the topography of the island. In this installation, including four specially commissioned new works, Antony Gormley repopulates the island with 29 life-size iron ‘bodyforms’ made during the last 20 years. Restoring a human presence and creating a physical path connecting to the mythology and human activity of Delos’s past, he invites us to use its remains as a site for imagining a human future. Gormley’s approach evokes a radical reassessment of the traditional statue or totem of the pre-modern world that once adorned public squares, temples and private dwellings but which are now absent, sequestered instead inside museums. The exhibition is curated by Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery and Elina Kountouri, Director NEON.

    Image: Antony Gormley, SIGHT, at the archaeological site of Delos Island, 2019. Photograph © Oak Taylor Smith | Courtesy NEON; Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades and the artist.

     

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  • MONUMENTAL MINIMAL
    Film Screening
    April 27, 2019 - April 27, 2019
    Paris Pantin

    To celebrate the final day of the exhibition Monumental Minimal, and the continuing run of Donald Judd curated by Flavin Judd in our Marais gallerywe are pleased to invite you to a screening of the celebrated documentary 'The Artist's Studio: Donald Judd', this Saturday, April 27 at 4pm in our gallery in Pantin. Alongside major works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold and Robert Morris, the exhibition Monumental Minimal presents several monumental works by the American artist. 

    The Artist’s Studio: Donald Judd (2010, 30 minutes) was produced and directed by independent filmmaker Michael Blackwood. The critically acclaimed documentary begins in the summer of 1972, when the art historian Barbara Rose interviewed Judd at 101 Spring Street, his home and studio in New York’s SoHo neighbourhood. The film also includes interviews and footage of the artist and his family from September 1975 in Marfa, a remote, small town in western Texas where Judd set up a home and studio and, later, other spaces to permanently install artworks.

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  • Jules de Balincourt
    Eldorado 3000
    April 27, 2019 - September 1, 2019
    Tripostal, Lille, FRANCE
    Muba, Tourcoing, FRANCE

    Jules de Balincourt is currently showing more than 10 paintings in Eldorama, Tripostal, Lille and Les Enfants du Paradis, MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing as part of this year's El Dorado Lille 3000.

    The flagship of lille3000, Admiral, the Tripostal unfolds the great story of Eldorado through a myriad of contemporary works of art borrowed from all over the world. New Eldorados, the exhibition presents the universal adventure of all the Eldorados who move and move individuals. Punctuated by works that launched the movement, while others offer themselves as ideal stations before moving on to other horizons, the journey unfolds a dynamic epic story, but also wild and violent, animated by the artists’ fascinated or critical look at the new eldorados that our contemporary world promises us.

    First, in antiquity, there were the ancient myths of the lost cities, the Atlantians swallowed up with all their riches. Then, in the 16th century, it was the conquest of the Eldorados of Mexico and Peru, the wild plundering of Aztec or Incan treasures. Then Eldorado is a constantly renewed myth, which takes us to the countries of yellow gold, but also black gold (oil), green gold (ecology), and even artificial or tax havens. Eldorado begins there: with the attraction of dreamed, invented worlds, of blessed utopias built by desire.

    The Eldorado is always somewhere else. And in fact his great story also goes through the test of disillusionment: by passing from a dream country to real lands, the adventurer settles into a new life made of habits, routine, and soon boredom. He begins to dream, once again, of another Eldorado. Our contemporary world is full of it, and constantly stirs up before our eyes the mirages of new paradises, often contradictory: distant islands or inner Zen, fiscal exile or ecological decline... In this last chapter, we will thus move between works that are sometimes critical, sometimes dreamy, between disappointment and new hope.

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