• Alvaro Barrington
    Artist and Curator Panel Discussion on the occas...
    June 24, 2019 - June 24, 2019
    London ELY HOUSE

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Partnership with    Magazine Invites You to an Artist and Curator Panel Discussion

    On the Occasion of the Exhibition ARTISTS I STEAL FROM, Curated by Alvaro Barrington and Julia Peyton-Jones

    Monday 24 June 2019, 5.30PM

    Etel Adnan · Emma Amos · Janine Antoni · Amelia Barratt · Alvaro Barrington · Georg Baselitz · Jean-Michel Basquiat · Joseph Beuys · Louise Bourgeois · Joe Bradley · Lisa Brice · Derrick Alexis Coard · Robert Colescott · Thornton Dial · Louise Fishman · Gerasimos Floratos · Denzil Forrester · Katharina Grosse · Philip Guston · Charline Von Heyl · Howard Hodgkin · Allison Katz · Ellsworth Kelly · Raoul De Keyser · Willem De Kooning · Jacob Lawrence · Agnes Martin · Chris Martin · Todd Mcfarlane · Archibald J. Motley Jr. · Elizabeth Murray · Laura Owens · Elizabeth Peyton · André Pierre · Simonette Quamina · Robert Rauschenberg · Robert Ryman · Paul Mpagi Sepuya · Trevor Shimizu · Malick Sidibé · Amy Sillman Mary T. Smith · Henry Taylor · Bob Thompson · Cy Twombly · Nari Ward · Andy Warhol · Issy Wood · Purvis Young


    ALVARO BARRINGTON, Artist and Exhibition Curator
    JULIA PEYTON-JONES, Senior Global Director Special Projects, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Exhibition Curator
    ISSY WOOD, Artist in the Exhibition
    Chaired by JENNIFER HIGGIE, Editorial Director of   magazine

    Join us at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London for a panel discussion with the co-curators of Artists I Steal From, artist Alvaro Barrington and Julia Peyton-Jones, together with exhibiting artist Issy Wood and Editorial Director of magazine, Jennifer Higgie. The talk will explore the role of influence in an artist's practice, how they steal from their heroes, and the unique opportunities afforded to us when looking at art through the eyes of an artist.

    'It's an incredible window on the world, to see through the eyes of an artist. Artists are able to find the truth in things that are not immediately apparent, which is why one is inspired, informed and reconnected to oneself when looking at a great work of art.' Julia Peyton-Jones

    'Being an artist is about rigorous training. A constant looking and asking. "What is the artist doing?" It is not about assumption but is a questioning: "What is the point?", "What is possible within painting?" and "Who can I learn from?" This project began as a way for me to catalog tools artists use in order to make a painting successful. Through that questioning I've found that I make better decisions in my work." Alvaro Barrington

    Tickets are free but booking is essential

    In collaboration with  magazine, watch the discussion live on our Instagram  @thaddaeusropac 

    Artists I Steal From is about looking at art through the eyes of an artist. The exhibition brings together works by 49 artists, some of whom have never been shown in the UK before, some who are considered to be among the greatest artists of our time, including a major loan from The Willem de Kooning Estate and a previously unseen drawing by Cy Twombly.
    Artists have always borrowed from one another; however, few are as candid about their sources - about who they steal from and why - as Alvaro Barrington. The artists in this exhibition are those Barrington looks to, and steals from. All have directly influenced the way he creates, thinks and sees, and all have perfected techniques or solutions that have informed his own. In revealing his sources, Barrington renders us uniquely privy to his inner thought processes, isolating and highlighting specific concerns or visual tools from the myriad elements that shape each featured artist's practice, allowing us to (re-)connect with the artists and works on display.

    'With this exhibition, Barrington lays bare his thinking: what he's looking at, as well as what informs and educates him, which is usually a private process.' Julia Peyton-Jones
    Tickets are free but booking is essential


    As part of Mayfair Art Weekend 2019, the gallery will open to the public until 8pm on Friday 28 June.

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  • Oliver Beer
    Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra
    July 5, 2019 - August 9, 2019
    The Met Breuer
    945 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10021

    Composed of thirty-two sculptures, utilitarian containers, and decorative objects from the Museum's collection, Vessel Orchestra will be the first sound-based installation commissioned by The Met. British artist Oliver Beer (born 1985) uses microphones and speakers to amplify and shape the ambient tones resonating within each vessel, transforming them into an arresting and unexpectedly versatile musical instrument. With objects ranging in origin from ancient Persia to modern America, this exhibition will link works of art across historical periods and cultures, creating an audible portrait of The Met collection.

    Drawing on his musical training, Beer creates artworks that reveal the hidden properties of objects, bodies, and architectural sites. His social and familial relationships often become the blueprint for multidisciplinary works that engage with both intimate and universal concerns, such as the personal and cultural meanings invested in the things we possess.

    During Museum hours, a pre-programmed audio interface will play a new composition written by Beer, animating the vessels in real time—"player-piano style." On Friday evenings, a diverse group of guest musicians will activate the vessels, performing new compositions and improvisations in a series of intimate concerts. Performers include: Ekmeles, Bruce Brubaker, Mashrou Leila, Nico Muhly, Matana Roberts, Women's Raga Massive, and John Zorn.


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  • Yan Pei-Ming
    Yan Pei-Ming face à Courbet
    June 11, 2019 - September 30, 2019
    Musée Gustave Courbet
    1 Place Robert Fernier
    Ornans, France

    An exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of Gustave Courbet’s birth in 1819. Through a series of works created specifically for the exhibition, Yan Pei-Ming offers a variation on the themes characteristic to the Realist master: portraits, nudes, landscapes and animals. Generations apart, through their respective stories and styles, the works of Yan Pei-Ming and Courbet form a dialogue of bold gesture, large formats and emotional density. 


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  • Sylvie Fleury
    June 28, 2019 - October 13, 2019
    Kunsraum Dornbirn
    Jahngasse 9
    Dornbirn, Austria


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

    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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  • 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



    CHÂTEAU BORÉLY- BODIES (by reservation only)

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  • Sturtevant Estate
    Luogo e Segni
    March 24, 2019 - December 15, 2019
    Punta della Dogana

    Sturtevant is part of the group exhibition ‘Luogo e Segni’ at Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana in Venice.

    ‘Luogo e Segni’, curated by Martin Bethenod, Director of Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana, and Mouna Mekouar, independent curator, takes its title from a painting by Carol Rama included in the exhibition. The show brings together over one hundred works, by thirty-six artists, that establish a particular relationship with their urban, social, political, historical, intellectual setting.

    The American artist Sturtevant (1924, Lakewood, Ohio – 2014, Paris) is best known for her repetitions of the works of other artists, which she recreated manually from memory after having seen a piece that intrigued her. These can immediately be identified with the original, but they are not copies. Her aim was not to achieve an exact replica, but rather to address notions of authorship, authenticity and originality that would later come to the fore in our own digital age, characterised by the endless circulation and recombination of images.

    Concurrent with the #LaBiennalediVenezia it runs until 15 December 2019

    Image: Sturtevant, Felix Gonzales-Torres, America America, 2004. Pinault Collection. Photo: Matteo de Fina.

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

    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.


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