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The emergence of Conceptual art in the late 1960s was a unique intellectual and aesthetic adventure that drew on the most refreshing sources of the 20th century-a revolution of forms and of intelligence that won the semantic and ideological battle in spite of its alleged shortcomings and failings, quietly imposing a new politics of seeing.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Generali Foundation, three international curators-Guillaume Désanges, Helmut Draxler, and Gertrud Sandqvist-will each organize a show using a unique presentation format to shed light from individual angles on the Generali Foundation's collection, its institutional and exhibition policies, and hence its contribution to historiography on the basis of institutional work.
Amazing! Clever! Linguistic! An Adventure in Conceptual Art runs through April 21, 2013. Tuesday-Sunday.
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 15 - 1040 Vienna, Austria
T +43 1 504 98 80
Mike Parr, who certainly ranks among today's most extreme performance artists, has chosen an only seemingly innocent title for his major retrospective in Vienna. For him, Edelweiß not only refers to the alpine flower, which may symbolize a positive relationship to Austria as one's home country, but also reveals itself as an ambiguous play on words: while the German name suggests "edler Weißer" (noble white man) and "reines Weiß" (pure white), the English Edelweiß evokes the phonetically similar "ideal/idle vice" or "idol/vise." The artist's critical examination focuses on the ideological heritage of Modernism. Parr voices a fundamental doubt about exclusive concepts of identity and models of thinking and regards art as a possibility of shifting the point of view.
Mike Parr. Edelweiß November 7, 2012-February 24, 2013.
Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1 1070 Vienna, Austria
"I think of myself as a canvas", fashion pioneer Leigh Bowery once said about himself.
The show XTRAVAGANZA. Staging Leigh Bowery on view through February 3, 2013, highlights Leigh Bowery's life and work between fashion, performance, music, dance, and sculpture by presenting rarely exhibited costumes, numerous films, photographs, music videos, talk shows, and magazines. It approaches Bowery by way of artistic descriptions, reflections, and documentations in the work of friends, supporters, and colleagues, whose source of inspiration, entertainer, and muse he was.
Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, - 1070 Vienna
Art or life: aesthetics and biopolitics - curated by_vienna is a programme that commissions collaborative projects between Vienna's leading contemporary art galleries and internationally renowned curators. Now in its fourth year, curated by_vienna 2012 will be held in 22 galleries throughout the city, opening on September 20 and running until October 25, 2012.
The world is caught in a crisis. Socialism has lost, capitalism forces different worlds together and the once idealised state form of democracy is now suspected of being merely a cover for the greater power of money.
The group exhibition Cittadellarte. Sharing Transformation in the Kunsthaus Graz is concerned with the conditions of artistic intervention. It is devoted to the idea of participatory work, of an invasive art creation, and, based on various projects of artists and collectives, the wish for a subversive, open and sustainable world model created culturally.
On view through January 20, 2013.
Kunsthaus Graz Universalmuseum Joanneum
Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz, Austria
T +43 316/8017 9200
Mutatis Mutandis from June 29 September 2, 2012 assembles a number of works exploring the complexity of contemporary events, materiality, history, and memories and proposing possible re-presentations. Discontinuous narratives, as well as formal and mental strategies re-editing information and images, are questioning the functioning of visible and invisible structures and networks. They also challenge-through the sometimes paradoxical use of modern and traditional medium-the complexities of contemporary subjectivities.
With: Babak Afrassiabi, Edgar Arceneaux, Hany Armanious, Louidgi Beltrame, Elisabetta Benassi, Andrea Branzi, Luke Fowler, Suzanne Treister. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm.
Friedrichstraße 12, A-1010 Vienna
T +43-1-587 53 07-11 | F +43-1-587 53 07-34
Michelangelo Pistoletto is considered one of the most influential contemporary artists in Europe today.
The retrospective in the Neue Galerie Graz focuses on Pistoletto's early works, which were groundbreaking at their time and to be seen in context with movements such as Pop Art, Minimalism, or Conceptual Art, as well as socio-cultural changes in Italy. Besides self-representation and reflection, participation is a key concept in Pistoletto's art. The self-portraits and the iconic mirror works brought him world-wide recognition in the 1960s. The Minus-Objects-a blow for freedom in the art system at that time-were a decisive contribution to Italian Arte Povera. Among the 58 works in total, five videos of Actions from the 1960s can also be found, which together with a selection of documentary material round off the retrospective.
Michelangelo Pistoletto. Self-Portraits, Mirrors, Minus-Objects will be on view until October 14, 2012.
Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum
Joanneumsviertel - 8010 Graz, Austria
The Technisches Museum Wien and ERSTE Foundation are exploring new ground, engaging technology and art in dialogue. For the exhibition entitled AT YOUR SERVICE - ART AND LABOUR, artists Pavel Braila, Anna Jermolaewa, Daniel Knorr and Ulrike Lienbacher have been invited to produce new art works on the theme of labour. The works are to be integrated into the Museum's permanent exhibition as art interventions. Videos by Harun Farocki, Adrian Paci, and Anne Tallentire complement the spectrum.
On view through March 3, 2013.
Technisches Museum Wien
Mariahilfer Straße 21 - 2 - 1140 Vienna, Austria
The Centre national des arts plastiques and the CENTRALE for contemporary art present The Causes of Things: Collection of the Centre national des arts plastiques. Taking its title from the quote by the great Latin poet, Virgil, «Happy is the one who knows the causes of things», the exhibition becomes a riddle and seeks to go to the root of thought and the creative process. In this exhibition, the artist becomes a lucid observer of the world, and particularly of the artistic creation. He freely plays with the forms of the historic avant-garde, casts a critical eye on the originality of forms and systems of thought, seeks to free himself from his glorious origins, and asserts the primacy of chance and gradual erasure.
Until June 9 2013.
The CENTRALE for contemporary art
> 09 JUN. 2013
Place Sainte Catherine 44 - 1000 Brussels
www.centrale-art.be | www.cnap.fr
«My work might be considered 'interventionist' because it works against the two foundations of the European tradition: Belief and Architecture. My work is against the connection of art to architecture, to the 'statue,' to monumentality. I want it to be investigative, and therefore not 'impressive,' not believable». Jimmie Durham, 2003.
M HKA is proud to present this retrospective, the most comprehensive presentation of Jimmie Durham's oeuvre to date. His many-faceted practice is an inspiration for many artists, curators, and theoreticians today, not least of the younger generation. He does not make "art about art" but work that is open to the world outside art.
Jimmie Durham A Matter of Life and Death and Singing will be on view from May 24 to18 November 18, 2012.
Press Preview: Wednesday, 23 May, 11am. Private View: Wednesday, 23 May, 7pm. Opening: Wednesday, 23 May, 8:30pm.
Leuvenstraat 32 BE-2000 Antwerp, Belgium
T +32 3 260 99 99
www.muhka.be | www.muhka.be/jimmiedurham
Asgar and Gabriel deliver sharp social satire in paintings portraying the culture of contemporary youth. Asgar & Gabriel's pictorial representations make use of photorealism, graffiti and neon colours to paraphrase apocalyptic scenes of human souls heading for the abyss.
Asgar & Gabriel. Under the Paving Stones, the Beach will be on view through December 4, 2011.
Opening in Kiasma, Museum of contemporary art in Helsinki on 15 June 2012, the exhibition Camouflage. Visual Art and Design in Disguise has contemporary art and design in the leading role.
«The focus of the Camouflage exhibition is on the interplay between contemporary art and design, and also their fluid boundaries. Camouflage serves as a metaphor for the intertwining of these two areas», says curator of the exhibition, Leevi Haapala, reassuringly.
On view until October 7, 2012.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Kiasma Mannerheiminaukio 2 - 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Ron Mueck has been invited to present his new sculpture at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain from April 16 to September 29, 2013. This is his first major exhibition in Europe since the hugely successful Fondation Cartier exhibition of 2005. In addition to six important recent sculptures, the show includes three produced especially for this event. Hours: Daily except Mondays.
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
> 29 SEP. 2013
261, boulevard Raspail 75014 Parigi
After the "Imagine The Imaginary" season, which drew visitors along in the very wake of the invention of the work, the new Cold Sun season at the Palais de Tokyo explores the surface of a strange world where, as Raymond Roussel Nouvelles Impressions talking about writing put it, "nothing real must enter".
Inspired by the same impetus, three monographic exhibitions go beyond the normal confines, whether it be the objects Francois Curlet transforms into "mental tools that keep us permanently perplexed," the very idea of sculpture deconstructed into images and movements by the artist duo Dewar & Gicquel, or the psyche pulled in every direction by Joachim Koester. Finally, Evariste Richer opens up a new "Artist's Library" where constellations meet up with mineralogical collections.
Taking this "Cold Sun" as his theme, Julio Le Parc, displays his work Playing with light, playing with forms, and playing with words. Until May 20, 2013.
Palais de Tokyo
> 20 MAY 2013
13, avenue du Président Wilson - 75116 Paris
J'ai assis la Beauté sur mes genoux. (…) Et je l'ai injuriée. (I sat Beauty on my knees. […] And I insulted it.) -Arthur Rimbaud.
The Michael Werner Collection exhibition at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris brings together almost 900 works, including some of the 127 paintings and sculptures recently donated to the museum by the German art dealer. Comprising the work of forty artists, this presentation is a tribute to Michael Werner and his achievement during fifty years as a gallerist and collector.
Until March 3, 2013. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10-18h | Thursday until 10pm.
Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 avenue du Président Wilson - 75116 Paris
T 01 53 67 40 00
"In the middle of nowhere" is a paradoxical expression that has a wide range of connotations (from irony to poetry, from disenchantment to contemplation): it is used to refer to an object or a place from a relatively unplaceable space. It indicates a remote thing or location that is out of the ordinary or that juts out unexpectedly from the flat immensity plane. Literally an unplaceable place-an absurdity, a paradox, a deception, an illusion, a brightness-which represents a fabulous subject for photography.
The exhibition In the Middle of Nowhere. Pascal Grandmaison, Isabelle Hayeur, Thomas Kneubühler brings together fifty-three photographic works from various series produced between 1998 and 2011.
Until March 22, 2013. Mon-Fri, 10-6pm; Thu, 10-7pm.
Canadian Cultural Centre
5 rue de Constantine - 75007 Paris, France
T+ 33 1 44 43 21 90
From November 14, 2012 to March 17, 2013, the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain will present Yue Minjun. L'Ombre du fou rire the first major European exhibition dedicated to the Chinese artist Yue Minjun.
Yue Minjun's paintings, with their colorful iconography, peopled by enigmatically laughing characters, reinvent the grotesque and its codes, while expressing an ironic and disillusioned vision of the social situation in contemporary China, as well as of the human condition in the modern world. This exhibition will reveal the singular and complex aesthetic of an oeuvre that defies all interpretation.
Daily except Monday.
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
261, boulevard Raspail 75014 Paris
Assembled by American art critic Joanna Fiduccia, CRAC Alsace presents the exhibition Coquilles Mécaniques. Works from fifteen European and American artists, many of whom exhibit for the first time, echo with pieces from American experimental jazz composer Conlon Nancarrow and Paul Valéry's book L'Homme et la Coquille.
Until January 13, 2013.
CRAC Alsace Centre rhénan d'art contemporain
18-rue du château 68130 Altkirch T +33 (0) 3 89 08 82 59
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cracalsace.com
The Jeu de Paume presents a major exhibition by internationally recognized artist Antoni Muntadas, one of the early practitioners of conceptual and media art.
The show will survey Muntadas' prolific career, from the seventies to present days. His art practice spans four decades, in which he has utilized actions, video, photography, multi-media installations, publications, public art, the internet, radio and other media to address key political and social issues of our time.
Muntadas. Entre / Between until January 20, 2013.
Jeu de Paume
1, Place de la Concorde - 75008 Paris
La maison rouge continues its cycle of exhibitions showing private collections and presents the collection of Giuliana and Tommaso Setari. While international in flavour, the Setari collection gives emphasis to Italian artists from the 1960s to the '80s; in particular Carla Accardi, Luciano Fabro, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Ettore Spalletti, Giulio Paolini and Alighiero Boetti; European artists such as Thierry de Cordier, Günther Förg, Bertrand Lavier, Gerhard Richter and Franz West; and certain American artists including Sol LeWitt.
The Giuliana and Tommaso Setari collection, behind closed doors again runs through January 13, 2013.
La maison rouge
10 bd de la bastille - 75012 Paris, France
The Musée Guimet and the Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) 2010 partnership on behalf of artist Chen Zhen is pleased to present the exhibition I went. Works from the Centre national des arts plastiques, showcasing the French State collections and the fruitful exchange between the two public institutions.
The presented artworks will re-read Asian tradition with its continual fascination for the sacred, the absolute, philosophies and journeys. These meditative itineraries take place essentially in the museum's Japanese collections, offering three distinct orientations: gesture and calligraphy, architecture and volumes, rituals and memory.
On view from October 3, 2012 to January 28, 2013.
6, place d'Iéna - 75116 Paris
www.guimet.fr | www.cnap.fr
The overriding theme of the whole season at Palais de Tokyo takes us as close as possible to the way artists think, to creation as it takes shape, following in the very wake of the invention of the artwork. Les Dérives de l'imaginaire [Letting the Imagination Drift] brings together artists from different generations round this theme, artists whose works demonstrate and sometimes describe the mental processes involved in their development.
Imaginez l'Imaginaire (Imagine the Imaginary) will be on view from September 28, 2012 to February 11, 2013.
Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson - 75 116 Paris
Pragmatic and concrete, Gabriele Pezzini’s work is based on a method, a theory permanently searching for meaning and possible truth.
On 26th October, he will present an equally surprising and poetic story which will highlight, through distant and close connections, his definition of “the Alchemy of the Project".
A presentation / performance of the work METEORITE, looking far-watching closely, a reflection by Gabriele Pezzini, not to be missed at the Galerie Gutharc.
Galerie Alain Gutharc
Presentation of the book, reading and performance
Tuesday 26th October 2010
from 6.30pm | Author present
7 rue Saint-Claude
+33 (0)1 47 00 32 10
Che fare (do what), a question without a question mark for an exhibition that side-steps the clichés of the routine production of objects and the situation of design in general. Do what? Enzo Mari, maestro and moral conscience of design, with Gabriele Pezzini, seeker of exactness in design: two generations faced with the same problems, both advocates of a regard focused on what is essential doing what they know how to do best: analyse and decipher.
This four-handed manifesto-exhibition around a text entitled 'Che fare' adopts a stance that does not proceed by half measures; both creators will be showing some of their signature pieces to stimulate discussion. A parallel initiative that confirms the indestructibility of Italian design right down to its DNA, ever ready to project a lucid awareness of reality.
The show will be opening at the Alain Gutharc gallery in Paris early in the New Year.
Galerie Alain Gutharc
9 jan 2010 | 20 feb 2010
7 rue Saint-Claude
+33 (0)1 47 00 32 10
Inaugurata a Venezia il 3 dicembre, l'esposizione della collezione Essence di Luca Nichetto, realizzata da Bosa (www.bosatrade.com), in collaborazione con Venini (www.venini.it) è stata ospitata fino al 20 dicembre 2009 negli spazi del Laboratorio 2729 di Calle Lunga San Barnaba Dorsoduro 2729 a Venezia.
L'esposizione proseguirà oltre i confini nazionali e verrà ospitata, a partire dal 29 dicembre, a Parigi presso 107Rivoli L'Espace-Boutique, quindi – nel febbraio 2010 dopo essere stata presentata nel corso di Maison&Objet a fine gennaio – alla Vessel Gallery di Londra.
Una mostra personale, la prima per il designer che intende sottolineare le proprie origini veneziane e il forte legame con la lavorazione artigianale locale, da sempre fonte di ispirazione per il proprio lavoro.
Con Essence Luca Nichetto intende condividere quel bagaglio di conoscenze dei processi produttivi che gli appartiene fin dall'infanzia. La collezione reinterpreta infatti gli strumenti più rappresentativi legati alla lavorazione artigianale del vetro e della ceramica. Essence è la descrizione di se stessa: ogni suo componente rappresenta uno degli strumenti, anch'essi soggetti ad un processo di progettazione, che abitualmente non appaiono e che il designer vuole far emergere e nobilitare, modificandone la destinazione d'uso. Nascono così vasi, ciotole, candelieri e piccoli complementi d'arredo, dove l'approccio alla materia – vetro, ceramica, legno e metallo – evoca le peculiarità di una metodologia di progetto fondata su un dialogo condiviso con tutti gli attori del processo produttivo.
Lab2729 - Calle Lunga San Barnaba
Dorsoduro 2729 - 30123 Venezia
3-20 dicembre 2009
107, rue de Rivoli -75001 Paris
29 dicembre 2009 - 18 gennaio 2010
Paris Nord Villepinte
22-26 gennaio 2010
Vess el Gallery
114 Kensington, Park Road - London W11 - 2PW
Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 is the first major museum exhibition on Land Art. Curated by Philipp Kaiser and Miwon Kwon, the exhibition provides the most comprehensive historical overview of this art movement to date. With nearly 200 works by more than 100 artists from around the globe, it presents this exceptional art practice that emerged in the 1960s with new insight. Land Art artists used the earth as their material and the land as their medium, thus creating works beyond the familiar spatial framework of the art system. The exhibition, however, refutes the "return to nature" cliché and the myth of the "escape from culture"; it demonstrates, rather, how Land Art implicitly and explicitly wrestled with technological, social and political conditions.
Until January 20, 2013.
Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstrasse 1 D-80538 Munich
T +49 (0)89 21127 113 F +49 (0)89 21127 157
Portikus has been located for six years now on the Maininsel, a small island in the river Main, sharing this exceptional site with a protected bird sanctuary. Many artists have addressed the specificity of the isolated island within the urban fabric of the city of Frankfurt. This time an artist has been invited to create a work especially for this outside space. French-Moroccan artist Latifa Echakhch has developed an intervention on the island, which, while not being accessible to visitors, is visible from the banks of the river.
Latifa Echakhch. Die Vögel runs through February 2013.
Alte Brücke 2 / Maininsel 60594 Frankfurt am Main
A "love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration," is how writer Susan Sontag described the concept of "camp," which forms the red thread running through this exhibition from the Julia Stoschek Collection. "Camp" is an exaggerated kind of perception that emerged in the course of aestheticism and dandyism. "Camp" first came into being at the turn of the 20th century and peaked in the 1950s and 1960s.
The exhibition features works by the following artists: John Bock, Lizzie Fitch, Birgit Hein, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Peaches, Paper Rad, Peaches, Aura Rosenberg, Ed Ruscha, Jack Smith, Gwenn Thomas, Ryan Trecartin.
Number Six: Flaming Creatures will be on view through Spring 2013. Hours: every Saturday, 11am-6pm.
Julia Stoschek Collection
Schanzenstrasse 54 D 40549 Düsseldorf, Germany
T +49 (0) 211 58 58 84 0 | F +49 (0) 211 58 58 84 19
Frank Stella (born 1936) is one of the last surviving heroes of American painting from the 1950s and 1960s. His recent works always reveal new and convincing paths to abstraction. The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is now devoting a wide-ranging retrospective to Stella that encompasses circa 63 mostly large-format pieces and 82 works on paper. The exhibition makes up the capstone to the wide range of presentations taking place around the world on the occasions of the artist's 75th birthday.
Frank Stella. The Retrospective. Works 1958-2012 will be on view through January 20, 2013. Hours: Wed-Sun 11-6pm, Tue 11-8pm.
Hollerplatz 1 - 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany
Tel +49 (0) 5361 26690 - F +49 (0) 5361 266966
Tate Modern will present the world's first major museum exhibition of Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair (b. 1916).
Comprising over 120 works, many of which have never been seen before and are being exhibited for the first time, this exhibition will bring together paintings, sculptures and other objects made by the artist over six decades, reflecting her interests in science, mathematics and Islamic art and poetry. In Choucair's 97th year, this retrospective will celebrate her extraordinary body of work and her contribution to international modernism.
This exhibition will be on view from 17 April to 20 October 2013. Daily 10-18h, Friday-Saturday 10-22h.
> 20 OCT. 2013
Level 4 Bankside, Londra SE1 9TG, UK
T 020 7887 8888
Light Show surveys the use of artificial light as a medium for sculpture. Focusing on works created by major international artists over the last fifty years, the exhibition brings together sculptures and installations that use light to transform space and to influence and alter perception. While exploring how we experience and psychologically respond to illumination and colour.
Until April 28, 2013.
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
> 28 APR. 2013
Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Kurt Schwitters was a pivotal figure in the 1920s German avant-garde; a bold and experimental artist who created his own form of Dada called 'Merz.' This involved working with found and everyday materials anything from old bus tickets to newsprint to pram wheels, to create collages which were both beautiful arrangements of colour and form, and visual narratives of the urban environment. Schwitters's use of rubbish to make his work gives a fascinating snapshot of German and later English life in the early 20th century.
Schwitters in Britain will be on view from January 30 to May 12, 2013.
Millbank - London SW1P 4RG - United Kingdom
Nottingham Contemporary is delighted to present solo exhibitions by Piero Gilardi and John Newling. Both artists have engaged with ecological and socio-political issues for many years, and both are important pioneers of socially engaged art. Their work continues to emphasise concept, action, process, site, collaboration and participation.
Piero Gilardi. Collaborative Effects / John Newling. Ecologies of Value runs until April 7, 2013.
Weekday Cross - Nottingham NG1 2GB
Tate Modern's Project Space continues its series of international collaborations with Project Space: Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear. This exhibition explores the tension between image, narrative and the viewer's perception. It brings together works by seven international artists: Herman Asselberghs, Manon de Boer, Sherif El-Azma, Patricia Esquivias, Lars Laumann, Maha Maamoun, and Ján Mancuška.
Until February 17, 2013.
Tate Modern - Project Space, Level 1
Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK
T +44 (0)207 887 8888
A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance will take a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting from 1950 to the present day. Taking its title from David Hockney's iconic 1967 Californian pool painting that depicts a fabricated image of a 'splash,' the show opens with an asymmetric pairing of this pivotal work from Tate's collection, with another one: Jackson Pollock's action painting Summertime: Number 9A, 1948.
To reconsider the entanglement of painting and performance and its impact on artists now, this exhibition brings together a range of key works by over 40 artists including the Gutai group, Pinot Gallizio, the Vienna Aktionists, Cindy Sherman, Eleanor Antin, IRWIN, Ei Arakawa and Lucy McKenzie.
On view from November 14, 2012 to April 1, 2013.
Bankside London SE1 9TG United Kingdom
Hours: Daily 10-18h; Friday & Saturday until 22h
T 020 7887 8888
Nottingham Contemporary is delighted to present through January 6, 2013 a major exhibition of Haitian art inspired by Vodou. Bringing together some 180 works by 35 artists from the 1940s to today, Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodu will be one of the largest exhibitions of Haiti's celebrated art ever held. The extraordinary beauty and imaginative power of their work reflects the richness of Haitian culture and history while also contrasting with Haiti's experience of, and reputation for, extreme poverty, political oppression and natural disaster.
Weekday Cross - Nottingham NG1 2GB
Art of Change: New Directions from China (7 September-9 December 2012) features contemporary installation and performance art from China produced over the past three decades. It brings together works by nine of the country's most innovative artists and artist groups from the 1980s to today - Chen Zhen (b.1955-d.2000), Yingmei Duan (b.1969), Gu Dexin (b.1962), MadeIn Company (est. 2009), Liang Shaoji (b.1945), Sun Yuan (b.1972) & Peng Yu (b.1974), Wang Jianwei (b.1954) and Xu Zhen (b.1977). Comprising 40 works, the exhibition shows significant early examples of the artists' work, alongside recent pieces and new commissions.
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XZ
Liverpool Biennial 2012 presents work by 242 artists in 27 locations. The festival takes place in galleries, museums and sites across the city and includes a dynamic programme of talks, events, screenings and family activities. This year's theme is: Hospitality.
On view through November 25, 2012.
Liverpool Biennial 2012. Hospitality
Patrick Keiller's The Robinson Institute is unveiled at Tate Britain on 27 March - the first Tate Britain Commission made in response to Tate's Collection of British and international art, supported by Sotheby's. The Robinson Institute is an exhibition that considers the origins of the current economic crisis. Throughout The Robinson Institute, images of landmarks and locations in the English landscape are employed to illustrate the development of capitalism.
Patrick Keiller: The Robinson Institute runs through October 14, 2012.
London, SW1 - Free
Principality of Monaco
Witte de With is excited to unfurl her 2013 program with Tulkus 1880 to 2018, a mastodontic artwork and work in progress by Paola Pivi. Based on extensive international research and aimed at creating a complete collection of portraits and basic information on all the tulkus of the world-who in Tibetan Buddhism are the recognized reincarnations of previous Buddhist masters-from the beginning of photography until today, from all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon, and from all the areas of the world where these religions are practiced, this growing survey has until now collected over 1100 photographic portraits.
Tulkus 1880 to 2018 by Paola Pivi, Moderation(s) by Heman Chong run through May 5, 2013.
Witte de With | Center for Contemporary Art
Witte de Withstraat 50 - 3012 BR Rotterdam | The Netherlands
email@example.com | www.wdw.nl
Museum De Paviljoens concludes its program with two exhibitions of its collection and archive that reflect the scope of the projects that have been developed in over a decade of working in and in relation to the new town of Almere: People can only deal with the fantasy when they are ready for it and It's an ongoing Process: designers for De Paviljoens 2001-2012.
Until June 30, 2013. Hours: Monday & Tuesday by appointment | Wednesday-Sunday 12-17h.
Museum De Paviljoens
Odeonstraat 3 - NL 1325 AL Almere
T+31(0)36 545 0400
Castello di Rivoli, Van Abbemuseum and Nottingham Contemporary have joined together to present an exhibition dedicated to the first twenty-two years of the artistic and socio-political work of Piero Gilardi. A catalytic figure in the Arte Povera movement, concentrated in Turin in the late 60s, Gilardi's utopian and unselfish dedication to connecting neo-avantgarde artists across Western Europe and North America made him one of the most influential artistic figures of the period, albeit not the most famous.
Piero Gilardi. Collaborative Effects runs through January 6, 2013.
Bilderdijklaan 10 - Eindhoven
CoCA Znaki Czasu in Torun presents an exhibition of Thomas Bayrle - leading contemporary German artist, one of the fathers of the German Pop-Art, participant of the prestigious (this year's) dOCUMENTA 13.
Thomas Bayrle can be considered as one of the most significant German artists, a representative of a European critical response to the American Pop-Art, similarly as his famous compatriots Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter.
In concomitance and in dialogue with Thomas's work will be presented series of art-documentaries that Helke Bayrle has been doing over the years. She has been documenting activity of Portikus, one among most experimental art institutions, connected with art academy in Frankfurt.
Thomas Bayrle & Helke Bayrle will be held from October 5 to December 30, 2012.
Centre of Contemporary Art 'Znaki Czasu' in Torun
Tel +48 56 61 09 723 +48 666 871 624
With clear references to navigation, Written on the Wind. Lawrence Weiner Drawings presents one of the most significant artists of the past fifty years through the humble but essential medium of drawing. The exhibition offers an insight into the work of Lawrence Weiner (New York, 1942) through his drawings, which are probably the least known aspect of his oeuvre. Weiner employs the democratic, universal element of language to create works that range from intangible objects-his famous word sculptures-to sound pieces and film.
Until June 24, 2013.
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
> 24 JUN. 2013
Plaça dels Àngels, 1 - 08001 Barcelona
Organized by the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris-Musées and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, L'Art en guerre, France 1938-1947: From Picasso to Dubuffet shows how, in the ominous and oppressive context of Nazi-occupied France during World War II, the artists of the day rebelled against official slogans by coming up with novel aesthetic solutions that changed the content of art.
More than 500 works by approximately one hundred artists, including documents, photographs and films brought to light here for the first time, have come together in this singular exhibition, made possible by the remarkable sponsorship of Fundación BBVA, which testifies to how these creators resisted and reacted to adversity, "making war on war" with the only forms and materials available in those times of penury, even in environments of incredible hostility toward any expression of individual freedom.
Until September 8, 2013.
> 08 SEP. 2013
Abandoibarra Hiribidea, 2 - 48009 Bilbao, Spain
Elastic Reality opens almost 20 years after the beginnings of the Internet and about 15 years since the advent of mass-market mobile telephony. These two technological innovations have profoundly changed our perception of the world we live in.
Elastic Reality. Beyond the Exhibition: New Interfaces for Contemporary Art in Europe runs through September 8, 2013.
LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre
> 08 SEP. 2013
Los Prados 121 - 33394 - Gijón (Asturias)
T +34 985 185 577 / F +34 985 337 355
Matadero Madrid presents Arqueológica, Archaeological curated by Virginia Torrente, an exhibition that revolves around the relationship between archaeological working methods and contemporary art. The show is made up of pieces commissioned specifically for Arqueológica from eight international artists: Christian Andersson, Pedro Barateiro, Mariana Castillo Deball, Mark Dion, Daniel Guzmán, Diango Hernández, Regina de Miguel and Francesc Ruiz. The eight artists delve into the past, present and future, taking a careful look at the history of all three.
Until May 9, 2013.
Matadero Madrid / Nave 16
> 09 MAY 2013
Legazpi, 8 - Madrid 28045
The Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (FC/CPPC) announces its first major exhibition in Europe, La invención concreta: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, through September 16, 2013.
This exhibition traces the development of geometric abstraction in Latin America from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Museo Reina Sofia
> 16 SEP. 2013
Calle de Santa Isabel, 52 - 28012 Madrid
Pop Politics: Activisms at 33 Revolutions, curated by Iván López Munuera, raises a claim of specific political forms produced in pop music through contemporary art practices. The exhibition tenders, through the work of over 30 artists, to reflect over daily aesthetics, to discuss the viewer's position, to vindicate diverse spaces where music is produced and socialized, to reconsider the "cover version" phenomenon and to highlight the specific communication forms of Pop culture, all to reformulate today´s extension and understanding of politics from the contemporary art side by means of performances, videos, photographs, drawings, comics, installations, concerts, paintings, songs and documentary films shown in the exhibition.
Until April 21, 2013. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11-21h.
CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
Av. Constitución, 23 - 28931 Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
From September 20, 2012 through May 19, 2013, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is pleased to present Inhabited Architecture, a new exhibition of works from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao collection that engages in a reflection on the concept of architecture and its ability to suggest a past or present created by us and our relationships with others.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Galleries 301, 302, 303 and 304 - Avenida Abandoibarra, 2 - Bilbao 48001
Co-organized by mumok Vienna and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties is the largest show to date dedicated to the path-breaking, emblematic, early work of the 1960s by Claes Oldenburg (Stockholm, Sweden, 1929), one of the most influential artists since the 1950s. The presentation in Bilbao has been made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Fundación BBVA, and with support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
On view through February 17, 2013.
Abandoibarra Hiribidea, 2 - 48009 Bilbao
Kazuo Shiraga painted with his feet, suspended by ropes above the canvas; Andy Warhol or his assistants urinated on the canvas; Shozo Shimamoto hurled paint-filled glass bottles at his paintings, and Niki de Saint Phalle fired a rifle at her panels that she had prepared with balloons of paint under layers of plaster. Explosion! The Legacy of Jackson Pollock features works by some 35 artists from the 1940s on.
"In Explosion! we want to explore the performative and conceptual elements in painting, and the painterly elements in conceptualism and performance," says exhibition curator Magnus af Petersens, curator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
On view through February 24, 2013.
Fundació Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc 08038 Barcelona
Egon Schiele is a sweeping vision of the creative universe of one of the 20th century's most important artists through approximately one hundred drawings, gouaches, watercolors, and photographs on loan from the Albertina Museum, Vienna. This institution boasts one of the world's largest collections of historical graphic work, including the most important compilation of works on paper by this great Austrian Expressionist.
Egon Schiele from the Albertina Museum, Vienna runs through January 6, 2013.
Abandoibarra Hiribidea, 2 - 48009 Bilbao
Fundación Mapfre, is presenting a retrospective of the American photographer Imogen Cunningham (Portland, Oregon, 1883-San Francisco, 1976). Over the course of her lengthy career Cunningham was a pioneer of modern photography and was widely recognised for the consistently high quality and innovative nature of her work. Organised in collaboration with La Fábrica, Madrid, this exhibition will be the most comprehensive survey of the artist to be seen in Europe in the last twenty years.
On view through January 20, 2013.
Avenida General Perón, 40 - 28020 Madrid
T +34 91 5811628
The 7th Congress of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), was held in Eivissa (Ibiza) on October 1971. What might have been a conventional professional meeting became, in the Spanish context, an unprecedented event. The exhibition Utopia is Possible. I CSID. Eivissa, 1971 is an attempt to recreate that event and the ideas that are still relevant today: sustainability, participation, solidarity, new relations between industry and society, and the liberating powers of art. It includes documentary material, photographs, and films, from various archives and from the MACBA Collection.
On view through January 20, 2013.
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Plaça dels Àngels, 1 - 08001 Barcelona
Jonas Dahlberg is one of Sweden's most prominent artists, working at the intersection of art, architecture and film. This October, Dahlberg will present An Imagined City, a site-specific work on and around the old post office, Postenhuset, at Nybrogatan 57 in Stockholm. The piece is an architectural sound and light installation and is produced by MAP, Mobile Art Production in collaboration with Oscar Properties.
Jonas Dahlberg: An Imagined City December 31, 2012 Hours: The installation changes form during day and night. An Imagined City is activated with light and sound during parts of the evening.
MAP, Mobile Art Production in Stockholm
Nybrogatan 57, Stoccolma
The Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts presents the art of two painters that one would immediately expect to be quite different: one, a French Swiss born in Lausanne in 1865, and the other, an American who is still very active and has worked in New York and Maine for more than sixty years.
On Painting. Alex Katz & Félix Vallotton presents more than 40 works by this major contemporary artist, ranging from the 1950s to the present day. The exhibition compares the works of the American with some 30 paintings by Félix Vallotton: this joint presentation offers a completely new perspective on the astonishing similarity between these two key figures of international painting.
Until June 9, 2013.
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts
> 09 JUN. 2013
Palais de Rumine, Place de la Riponne 6- CH - 1014 Lausanne
T +41 21 316 34 45 - F +41 21 316 34 46
ART for The World presents Food, an international traveling exhibition and a selection of short movies in avant-premiere in Geneva at the Musée Ariana, located in the neighborhood of the international organizations and next to the headquarters of the United Nations.
The fascinating question of food is definitely highly complex, simultaneously dealing with survival, health, economy and culture. Food is focused on the preservation of our Mother Earth, the choice of the elements, the poisoning of the agriculture, the consequences of the climate changes, the gap in the feeding distribution and other subjects connected to the topics of Nutrition.
Until February 24, 2013.
10 av. de la Paix, Geneva
This fall, the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts of Lausanne presents the first solo exhibition devoted to the work of Esther Shalev-Gerz in Switzerland. It offers a retrospective view of the artist's work through her slide projections, photographs, video installations and documentation of works in public space.
Esther Shalev-Gerz: Between Telling and Listening runs through January 6, 2013.
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts
Palais de Rumine, Place de la Riponne 6 CH - 1014 Lausanne
T +41 21 316 34 45 | F +41 21 316 34 46
The Limonaia di Villa Saroli hosts the exhibition Alex Dorici. #4179, a site-specific work assembled with 4179 cartboard boxes running inside the exposition space. On view through January 18, 2013 Mon-Fri 9-12, 13.30-17 or by appointment.
Limonaia di Villa Saroli
Viale Stefano Franscini 9, Lugano
Tel +41 (0)58 866 72 14
At the beginning of the collaboration with Cabaret Voltaire, as the birthplace of dada in Switzerland as his reference point, Claude Lévêque settled on developing the idea of a romantic stroll. This idea was motivated by the artist's image of Switzerland as a romantic place, a notion very much confirmed during his research trip to Zurich in December 2012 when getting off the train he stepped into the Christmas market in Zurich's main station and was faced with a huge Swarovski Christmas tree.
Claude Lévêque. Weisswald will be held through January 6, 2013.
Spiegelgasse 1 - 8001 Zurich
Tel +41 43 268 57 20
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cabaretvoltaire.ch
In 1973, the American artist Paul Thek (1933-1988) realized, along with his friends, the Artist's Co-Op, the environment Ark, Pyramid, Easter - A Visiting Group Show at the Museum of Art Lucerne. The exhibition was the fourth in a series of what are today seen as the most significant atmospheric large-scale projects of the 1970s using individualized religious symbols. These installations, now lost, are also among the central works of the legendary artist.
Also featuring: Franz Deckwitz, Peter Hujar, Edwin Klein, Cindy Lubar Bishop, Gregory Markopoulos, Linda Rosenkrantz, Susan Sontag, Harald Szeemann, Wahundra (Lee Fitzgerald), Ann Wilson and Robert Wilson.
The exhibition Paul Thek, in Process (Luzern) is and will be shown in different forms at Museum of Art Lucerne (11 August-18 November 2012) and at the Moderna Museet Stockholm (spring 2013). Hours: Tue-Sun & public holidays 10-6pm, Wed 10-8pm.
Europaplatz 1 - CH-6002 Lucerna
T +41 041 226 78 00 | F +41 041 226 78 01
Istanbul Modern's new show Modernity. Perspectives from France and Turkey explores the effects of modernity on contemporary visual culture. The exhibition looks into the phenomenon of modernity and the confrontation of artists with the modernity project.
The exhibition is held under the sponsorship of Comité Colbert between 16 January and 16 May 2013 at Istanbul Modern's main exhibition hall.
The exhibition focuses on the dynamics of modern life, both criticized and considered as an endless opportunity for research in visual arts.
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
16 JAN. | 16 MAY 2013
Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi
Antrepo 4, 34433 - Karakoy, Istanbul
T +90 212 334 73 00
F +90 212 243 43 19
The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) welcomes the public to the first edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial from 13 October to 12 December 2012. Generating critical discussion of design issues, the biennial delves into the theme of Imperfection, suggested by Deyan Sudjic, Director of Design Museum, London and member of the biennial's Advisory Board. The curators of the biennial, Emre Arolat and Joseph Grima, present two independent exhibitions, bringing together about 100 projects within the framework of the biennial theme.
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
Sadi Konuralp Caddesi No: 5 - Sishane 34433 Istanbul, Turkey
T +90 212 334 07 65-66