Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, Zürich
June 11–August 3, 2018
An exhibition of recent large-scale bronze works by Donald Baechler ranging from 2003 to the present, curated by Gigi Kracht.
On June 2, the exhibition Dark Continent will open at Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré in Tours, France. The title, Dark Continent, is a reference to Sigmund Freud, in The Question of Lay Analysis writes: "The sexual life of adult women is a dark continent for psychology." This will be Amer's first solo museum exhibition in France since 2000 and will include painting, sculpture and two outdoor garden installations. Curated by Elodie Stroecken and on view through November 4.
In September, Dallas Contemporary will present the first comprehensive exhibition of Amer's ceramic works. Curated by Justine Ludwig.
The intricate, multipart installation manifests the artist’s fantasy of Detroit, acting as a meditation on dream places, identity, and whimsy. Seven large-scale paintings, rendered in a rich and moody palate of blues, depict the artist’s vision of specific Detroit neighborhoods he has never visited. The abstract works use primitive shapes and symbols to investigate the visual language of displacement and place. Waves, ships, and city buildings, drawn with short energetic brushstrokes, populate these insular worlds. The formal, hard-edged palette suggests that this fantasy world is perhaps sturdier than the one we can see around us. These unique imaginings invite viewers to reflect on Detroit as a place, and as an idea — a parallel dream space.
Opening this Spring: The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation and their inaugural exhibition "Milton Resnick Paintings 1937-1987."
This new monograph, published by Damiani and available this spring, explores the subject of water in Fuss's work. Well known for his life-sized photograms of this essential element which has been a significant subject for more than thirty years. Text by Carter Ratcliff.
On Wednesday April 25, 7 - 9 PM Fuss will be in conversation with Stephen Frailey as part of the Enlightenment Series, curated by Arezoo Moseni in collaboration with Miles Bellamy at Spoonbill Books, 99 Montrose, Brooklyn.
Daniel Belasco will give a lecture at the New York Studio School on the subject: "Becoming Al Held: Abstract Expressionist Paintings from Paris and New York." Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 PM.
Mitchell / Riopelle: Nothing in Moderation
Canadian painter Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) and American painter Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) are, like Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel, Man Ray and Lee Miller, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, part of the constellation of romantic and artistic mythologies that are as tumultuous as they are prosperous, between admiration and abhorrence, emulation and jealously, solitude and accomplishment. For the first time, an exhibition is examining their respective artistic careers in terms of their relationship, from the time they met in 1955, to their separation in 1979. Some 60 major works stemming from their work and their love story, will be assembled. Originally on view at Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Sean Scully's work will be on view at Cuadra San Cristóbal, one of Luis Barragán’s modernist masterpieces, on the outskirts of Mexico City. The site-specific exhibition, entitled "Sean Scully — San Cristóbal" features 15 recent paintings and three sculptures, installed in a bold yet poetic dialogue with the architecture of the estate. Through March 24.
The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, will present Facing East, a solo exhibition featuring an expansive range of Sean Scully’s paintings and works on paper from 1967 to 2015, curated by Olga Sviblova, on view through December 10. The show will travel to the State Russian Museum – Marble Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia on February 15–April 9.
The Hungry Years collects the early photographs of Jack Pierson, taken throughout the 1980s—photographs that have increasingly captured the attention of the art world since they were first editioned in 1990. This forthcoming book, being published by Damiani, will be available in November, 2017. Text by Eileen Myles. Foreword by Stephen Shore.
On October 27, 2017, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art celebrates the dynamic, diverse arts of Africa at the second annual African Art Awards Dinner. This event honors the best in African art and arts philanthropy. This year's honorees are Ghada Amer, Mary Sibande and Alice Walton.
Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness is curated by John Walter and organized by Hayward Touring. The exhibition explores the nature of visual awkwardness through the work of artists and architects. Shonky is a slang term meaning corrupt or bent, shoddy or unreliable, standing here for a particular type of visual aesthetic that is hand-made, deliberately clumsy and lo-fi, against the slick production values of much contemporary art. The exhibition proposes a more celebratory definition of ‘shonkiness’ and showing how it can be used for critical purposes in the visual arts to explore issues including gender, identity, beauty and the body. It opens at the MAC in Belfast before embarking on a national tour to Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) and Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre.
The exhibition title Academy of Tal R should be understood as a mildly humorous provocation, since Tal R’s artwork always appears free, wild, searching, vital and simply unacademic. Through an overview of his work from the past twenty years and a series of new works, the exhibition shows that Tal R from the outset has been a storyteller with a special eye for the overlooked, hidden and repressed spaces of modern life. In his art and thinking, Tal R is constantly interested in everything that goes against conformity. This exhibition originated at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark.
This autumn, Dallas Contemporary presents I’ve Seen the Future and I’m Not
Going, a retrospective exhibition exploring the work of celebrated artist duo McDermott &
McGough. Opening October 1st and organized by Dallas Contemporary adjunct curator Alison
M. Gingeras, the exhibition in Dallas will run concurrently with McDermott & McGough’s public
art installation The Oscar Wilde Temple in New York City.
Louise Fishman: A Retrospective is comprised of works created by the artist over almost fifty years. Originally organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY and curated by Helaine Posner, Chief Curator.
Scheduled to run from September 28 – December 31, 2017, the exhibition—simply titled “Jenny Holzer at Blenheim Palace,” and composed of site-specific works—will seek to address the Palace’s military and political history through Holzer’s own practice that takes on such themes as power, conflict, and activism.
Of her involvement with the project, Holzer said, “My first visit to Blenheim Palace left me with too many ideas, on the complex past and its relevance to this knife-edge present.”
Please join us on Thursday, October 12 from 6-8 pm for a panel discussion about Louise Fishman's work. Participants include: Louise Fishman, Josephine Halvorson, Ulrike Müller, Helaine Posner (moderator) and Nancy Princenthal.
Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Bourgeois’s printed oeuvre, a little-known aspect of her work, is vast in scope and comprises some 1,200 printed compositions, created primarily in the last two decades of her life but also at the beginning of her career, in the 1940s. The Museum of Modern Art has a prized archive of this material, and the exhibition will highlight works from the collection along with rarely seen loans. A special installation will fill the Museum’s Marron Atrium.
Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was one of the most brilliant and influential 20th-century artists. During a career that spanned over seven decades, she produced a varied and complex body of work—always dramatic, painful and very personal, which combined sexuality and psychoanalysis and contributed to developing feminist theory. The exhibition titled, Louise Bourgeois: Twosome, presents the first comprehensive overview of her work in Israel, focusing on relationships and the rare monumental sculpture, Twosome (1991).