• Imran Qureshi
    BBC World Service Podcast / Imran Qureshi: Beaut...
    July 16, 2019 - July 16, 2019
    Paris Pantin

    On Tuesday 16th July, tune into BBC World Service for a 1 hour live recording of Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, in conversation with designer Christian Louboutin. They will be discussing Imran Qureshi’s work while walking through his current exhibition, on view in our Pantin gallery until 27th July 2019.

    Please join us for the radio transmission that will be aired live on speakers in our Pantin exhibition space at 12.32pm Paris time followed by refreshments.

    'In the Studio' takes us into the minds and processes of leading and emerging figures from across the creative world. In the Studio is a regular radio podcast produced by Kristine Pommert and Saba Zaman at CTVC for the BBC World Service. Kristine Pommert describes the podcast as ‘a programme which speaks vividly and powerfully about Imran’s art, but also allows the rapport and friendship between Imran and Christian to shine through, which lifts it far beyond the level of most arts programmes and makes it a very enjoyable listen.’

    The podcast will remain online following the live broadcasts on the 16th of July, and can be accessed through the BBC website here.

    Local UK transmission times on the World Service are 3.32am, 11.32am and 11.32pm on that day. Transmission times for other parts of the world can be accessed via this page 

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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.

    https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-live-arts/oliver-beer-landing


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

    https://www.kunstraumdornbirn.at/en/exhibition/sylvie-fleury

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  • Lawrence Weiner
    Attached to Ebb and Flow
    June 28, 2019 - September 22, 2019
    Museo Nivola
    Via Gonare, 2
    Orani, Sardinia, Italy

    The Museo Nivola presents the first exhibition of Lawrence Weiner in Sardinia. 

    ATTACHED BY EBB AND FLOW references the action of the oceans' tides on the shore, relating to Costantino Nivola's experience of exile and relocation and to the island of Sardinia and that would include the migrant crisis and its attendant human destiny. Complete freedom of interpretation is offered to the viewer—any other way to present the work would be considered a "fascistic" imposition by the artist. 

    "The installation," says Antonella Camarda, director of the museum and co-curator of the show, "is thus resonating with the context of the museum and the island, but not tied to it. Against the obsession for site-specificity that runs through many contemporary art practices, Weiner's work tends to be universal in its appeal to human reason and feelings. A wall is a wall, whether in Orani or New York, as much as it is the structure that allows for the presentation of the work.” 

    On the walls of the exhibition pavilion—a 19th century building which was once the public wash-house of the village of Orani—Weiner's work is reiterated, connotating the space and suggesting the continuous movement of water (or the repetitive movements of the women doing laundry). 

    American English, Italian, and Sardu spell the same sentence using different words and verbal constructs. The translation from one language to another and the simultaneous presentation of the three options meet the public's needs for understanding, root the work in its specific context, and open more possibilities to read and interpret the work. 

    More info: http://www.museonivola.it/en/

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  • 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

    IN CONVERSATION:

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

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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. 

    https://musee-courbet.doubs.fr/

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  • 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.

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    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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