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 a garden installation. 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.
A new monumental work by Lynda Benglis, titled Face Off! will be on view at Kistefos-Museet starting May 27th. Benglis has said, “I always … question how I can push [materials] further … how far can I go with the illusion of the material? … It’s a matter of creating an image that moves.”
An exhibition of recent works by the artist, titled Personal Feeling is the Main Thing, will be on view at The Lowry, Salford, England. The exhibition will also include a number of works by the German artist Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876 – 1907), whose paintings of women and children are an enduring influence on Joffe.
Joffe will create a major new public work for the Elizabeth line station at Whitechapel, London. Titled, A Sunday Afternoon in Whitechapel, the work will be on view when the Crossrail station opens in December 2018.
Congratulations to Jenny Holzer. On May 16, Pratt Institute will award her an honorary degree in recognition of her insightful work exploring and questioning contemporary issues at the 129th Commencement Ceremony.
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.
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.
Louise Bourgeois: The Empty House at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin explores Bourgeois’ sack forms and brings together a range of works in diverse media from the last two decades of her life.