tonico lemos auad in 'pair ii' at pizzuti collection, ohio, USAPizzuti Collection partners Tonico Lemos Auad and Alexandre da Cunha for this edition of the series, 'Pair'. Both artists were born in Brazil (Auad in 1968 and da Cunha in 1969), and both studied in San Paolo and then London, where they currently live and work. Auad and da Cunha share a sensitive and conceptual approach to objects and frequently engage with everyday materials, which undergo beautiful and unexpected transformations. Whilst da Cunha's work recalls the playfulness of Duchamp's read
ilona keserü and anne truitt in 'epic abstraction: pollock to herrera' at the met breuer, new york, USA'Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera' extends from the 1940s into the 21st century, exploring large-scale abstract art through more than 50 works from The Met collection, a selection of loans, gifts and new acquisitions. Iconic works from The Met collection, such as Jackson Pollock's ‘Autumn Rhythm' (1950) and Louise Nevelson's ‘Mrs. N's Palace' (1964-77) are shown in conversation with works by international artists such as Ilona Keserü, and by artists of the next generation such as Anne Truitt, who tamed the high-pitched emotionalism of Abstract Expressionism by working with Minimalist styles.
thomas hirschhorn in 're-sculpt' at ming contemporary art museum, shanghai, chinaTransformed into a communal studio for the general public, the 2000 square metres of the McAM is 're-sculpted' as a space of resistance and creativity. Within this erratic landscape of ruins are workspaces for visitors, who are welcomed to use the materials provided to help transform the crumbling space with their own ideas.
kehinde wiley in 'michael jackson: on the wall' travels to grand palais, paris, franceA year after showing at London's National Portrait Gallery, ‘Michael Jackson: On the Wall' travels to the Grand Palais in Paris, France. Dedicated to the King of Pop, the show explores Jackson's career and the visual artists he inspired. The exhibition features Wiley's 'Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson)', 2010.
wayne gonzales in ‘chaos and awe: painting for the 21st century' at chrysler museum of art, virginia, USA
16 November 2018‘Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century' is a sweeping survey of contemporary art from around the world. Featuring thirty-six international artists, the exhibition presents a diverse vision of contemporary life. Exhibiting the powerful, exciting, and destabilizing effects of 21st-century life, the show highlights the growing forces of globalism, mass migration, radical ideologies, and the rapid expansion of technology.
thomas hirschhorn in 'class relationships - phantoms of perception' at kunstverein, hamburg, germany‘Class Relationships - Phantoms of Perception' explores the seldom articulated power structures that underpin societal relations today. Tackling subjects from the rise of right-wing populism, to widespread fear of economic decline, the exhibition calls attention to underlying socio-political issues of today. Breaking away from habitual thought processes to reveal uncomfortable truths about contemporary life, the artists featured aim to direct the viewer's gaze toward new ways of seeing.
'juan araujo: el jardín de los senderos que se bifurcan' at culturgest, lisbon, portugal'El Jardin De Los Senderos Que Se Bifurcan' centres on an installation by Juan Araujo that explores the Pop Art appropriation of Roy Lichtenstein. Frequently quoting from twentieth century visual art and architecture, Araujo examines the historical references that define our creative processes today.
kehinde wiley at saint louis art museum, missouri, USA'Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis' stems from by visits that Wiley made to the city in 2017. Through a process of street casting, Wiley invited strangers that he met in neighborhoods in north St. Louis and Ferguson to pose for his paintings. The artist then created eleven original portraits that are inspired by carefully chosen artworks in the Museum's collection.
thomas hirschhorn at villa stuck, munich, germany
19 October 2018Composed of a huge landscape of ruins, 'Never Give up the Spot' stretches across three floors of the Villa Stuck. Visitors are invited to take a seat amongst the ruins and engage with computers and drawing materials. Combining destruction and creation, Hirschhorn celebrates the abolishing of dominant structures to create something new and inclusive.
rivane neuenschwander in ‘across boundaries’ at the draiflessen collection, mettingen, germany
14 October 2018In 'Across Boundaries', the Draiflessen Collection explores the use of maps as surfaces for projecting an understanding of the world. Juxtaposing geographical maps from various epochs with artworks that examine cartographic space, the show reveals the power of maps to influence our worldview. Split into three sections, ‘Knowledge', ‘Imagination', and ‘Power', the exhibition reveals the possibilities and limitations of maps in our attempts to depict and even control reality.
juan araujo and luiz zerbini in 'southern geometries, from mexico to patagonia' at the fondation cartier pour l'art contemporain, paris, france
14 October 2018Featuring over 70 artists from the Pre-Columbian period to the present, 'Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia' celebrates the geometric art of Latin America. Included in the exhibition are Juan Araujo's 'Homage to the Square #1', 2016, and Luiz Zerbini's 'Bambú Amarelo', 2016.
mamma andersson at the contemporary arts centre, cincinnatti, USA
5 October 2018'Mamma Andersson: Memory Banks' explores the artist's use of appropriated imagery and collage. Importing images of books and stray photographs, Andersson charges her paintings with an uncanny sense of familiarity whilst indulging the fantastical and eerily suggestive.
ged quinn in 'land, city & sea: british masters from the david ross collection' at the collection, lincolnshire, UK
29 September 2018'Land, City & Sea' explores the ways that modern and contemporary British artists have responded to the landscape. Bringing together work by some of the most important artists of the last sixty years, the exhibition highlights the creative and chronological scope of the David Ross Collection.
claire barclay in 'strange foreign bodies' at the hunterian, glasgow, UK.
28 September 2018'Strange Foreign Bodies' is an exhibition of films, prints and sculptural works by contemporary artists including Claire Barclay. The exhibition offers a 21st century perspective on William Hunter's Enlightenment project, with processes of mutation, metamorphosis and technological transformation central to many of the works.
david shrigley, 'exhibition of inflatable swan things', spritmuseum, stockholm, swedenInitiated by Andy Warhol in 1989, the Spritmuseum permanent collection consists of some 850 artworks by 550 artists from around the world. Every autumn, the museum hosts a solo show by one of the artists represented in the Absolut Art Collection. This year, the museum presents, the ‘Exhibition of Giant Inflatable Swan-things'. David Shrigley's first exhibition in Sweden, the show features the artist's characteristically humorous distortions of the everyday.
wayne gonzales in 'everything is connected: art and conspiracy', the met breuer, new york, USA
19 September 2018For the last fifty years, artists have explored the hidden operations of power and the symbiotic suspicion between the government and its citizens that haunts Western democracies. 'Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy' is the first major exhibition to tackle this perennially provocative topic. Featuring seventy works by thirty artists in media ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, video, and installation art, from 1969 to 2016, the exhibition presents an alternate archaeology of our times.
deborah roberts in 'constructing identity in america' (1766-2017) at the montclair art museum, new jersey, USA
1 September 2018‘Constructing Identity in America' featuring Deborah Roberts is a group show displaying works from the permanent collection of Montclair Art Museum. With works produced since America's birth in 1776 to the present day, the show addresses and analyses the evolution of American identity across time.
ged quinn in 'heads roll' at graves gallery, sheffield, UK
11 August 2018The image of the head or face is one of the most compelling in our visual language. 'Heads Roll', curated by the artist Paul Morrison, gathers the historical and contemporary to explore the subject through ideas of resemblance, abstraction, fiction and authenticity. Celebrated for paintings that transform traditional techniques through the lens of contemporary experience, Ged Quinn is a powerful contribution to this transhistorical exhibition, which features 'St Paul', 2014.
kehinde wiley in ‘beyond borders: global africa’, at university of michigan museum of art, michigan, USAFeaturing contemporary and historical artworks from UMMA's African art collection as well as private and public collections, ‘Beyond Borders: Global Africa' challenges the way we collect, research and display African art. Exploring topics from colonisation and migration to racism and African identity, the exhibition asks what it means to make ‘African' art and to be an ‘African' artist today. This exhibition includes Kehinde Wiley's, ‘On Top of the World' (2008).
melvin edwards in 'on edge’ at aldrich contemporary art museum, ridgefield, connecticut, USA
20 May 2018The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents On Edge (The Domestic Plane), an exhibition that brings together seven contemporary artists whose work addresses the complex terrain of the table's edge. Revealing the edge as a site where boundaries are both reinforced and tested, and where safety and danger coexist, On Edge includes newly commissioned work by Melvin Edwards, amongst others.
david shrigley at sketch london
18 January 2018Sketch in London launches a new installation of work by David Shrigley. Following his highly acclaimed presentation of drawings which first opened in 2014, this new iteration features over one hundred unique oil bar and acrylic works on paper.
Shrigley has also designed a limited edition set of ceramic tableware, manufactured by British heritage brand Caverswall. The tableware features Shrigley's distinctive mordant drawings and texts, with inspiration drawn from the...