Announcing Sprüth Magers, New York
Inaugural exhibition on view from September 9, 2022

Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to announce the inauguration of Sprüth Magers, New York, located at 22 East 80th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. On September 9th, the first exhibition of the space will open with John Baldessari’s The Story Underneath.

Open by appointment since the end of June, the new home of the gallery’s New York office serves as an important tie not only to East Coast institutions and collections, but also to the artists of the gallery located in the New York region.


Bernd & Hilla Becher
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Through November 6, 2022

The renowned German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher (1931–2007; 1934–2015) changed the course of late twentieth-century photography. Working as a rare artist couple, they focused on a single subject: the disappearing industrial architecture of Western Europe and North America that fueled the modern era. Their seemingly objective style recalled nineteenth- and early twentieth-century precedents but also resonated with the serial approach of contemporary Minimalism and Conceptual art. Equally significant, it challenged the perceived gap between documentary and fine-art photography.   


Barbara Kruger
Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.
The Museum of Modern Art – MoMa, New York
Through January 2, 2023

On view at the Museum of Modern Art is Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You., a large-scale site-specific commission that envelops the Donald and Catherine Marron Family Atrium. Covering the various surfaces of the Atrium’s walls and floor with printed vinyl, the new commission at MoMA will feature the artist’s trademark bold textual statements on ideas of truth, power, belief, doubt, and desire.


59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
The Milk of Dreams
Through November 27, 2022

Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers congratulate Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Rosemarie Trockel and The Kaari Upson Trust on their invitation to the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia curated by Cecilia Alemani.


Cao Fei
Asia One
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Through February 19, 2023

This fall, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents a solo exhibition featuring the critically acclaimed Chinese artist Cao Fei. She is particularly known for her ambitious film installations, which combine social commentary and popular aesthetics as the basis for reflecting on the extensive developments taking place in Chinese society today.


Thomas Demand
House of Card
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Toronto
Through January 8, 2023

The title HOUSE OF CARD refers to the precariousness of Thomas Demand’s practice as a builder. Although architecture generally equates with permanence, Demand explores ephemerality through his use of paper and cardboard. Working with these materials, he is known for producing full-scale models in his studio that recreate notorious, newsworthy or familiar scenes he often sources from media images.


Sylvie Fleury
Turn Me On
Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin
Through January 15, 2023

The new temporary exhibition programme of Pinacoteca opens with a solo show by Sylvie Fleury entitled Turn Me On. Conceived and produced with the artist specifically for the spaces of Pinacoteca, the exhibition features both existing works and new commissions, in an immersive path exploring the main themes of her research. The project represents Fleury’s most extensive exhibition in Italy to date, and marks a milestone in her thirty-year-long artistic career, influential both to contemporary art history and to emerging practices.


Nancy Holt
Inside Outside
Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
Through January 29, 2023

Inside Outside is the first European retrospective of the work of Nancy Holt (1938–2014) and the most ambitious presentation ever of her multifaceted artistic oeuvre. A central figure in the New York art scene, Holt was a pioneer of land art, site-specific installation, video, and conceptual art. She was a member of a circle of artists that included Lucy Lippard, Joan Jonas, Richard Sierra and Robert Smithson, Holt’s partner.

The exhibition includes films and video works, photographic series, concrete poetry, audio works and archive material, drawings, sketches and documentation of her land art work. Three major installations have been recreated, including Ventilation System, a playful sculpture covering several stories indoors and outdoors, in dialogue with the architecture of Bildmuseet.

Temporary installation

Jenny Holzer
Jenny Holzer with Lady Pink
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art – MASS MoCA, North Adams
Through October 22, 2022

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, both Lady Pink and Jenny Holzer infiltrated public spaces in New York with their respective artworks: Lady Pink created large-scale graffiti murals, while Holzer anonymously pasted posters and applied stickers bearing thought-provoking texts. After meeting circa 1982, the artists collaborated on a series of paintings combining text by Holzer and imagery by Lady Pink. They have reunited for a new project at MASS MoCA. Much as Holzer’s Truisms and Inflammatory Essays represent a variety of perspectives and philosophies, the images in Lady Pink’s mural—from memento mori to characters rendered in a style reminiscent of mid-century comic books—reference a range of artistic idioms and histories.


Axel Kasseböhmer
Museum Schacht IV
Grafschafter Museums und Geschichtsverein, Moers, Germany
Through October 30, 2022

The Grafschafter Museums und Geschichtsverein (GMGV) opens the season at Rheinpreussen Schacht IV with an exhibition of over 20 paintings by Gerhard Richter’s student Axel Kasseböhmer, which are on loan from Gallery Sprüth Magers. The majority of the new pieces that have found their home in Shaft IV come from the artist’s estate and are accompanied by pieces from Kasseböhmer’s collection of mining utensils.


Der Mucha – Ein Anfangsverdacht
K20/K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf
Through January 22, 2023

Reinhard Mucha’s work, in terms of its redefinition of sculpture, photography and installation, is considered to be one of the most important positions in contemporary art. The exhibition Der MuchaEin Anfangsverdacht (Der MuchaAn Initial Suspicion) – which will be on view at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen's two locations K20 and K21 – combines installations by Mucha that have not been seen for many years, featuring works from each one of his creative phases and thus creating a panorama that spans over forty years of the artist’s work.


Michail Pirgelis
Odyssey, Cologne
Through October 31, 2022

In his solo exhibition LOST at Odyssey, Michail Pirgelis is transforming the exhibition space into an expansive walk-in installation.
By creating a seemingly floating platform and a large-scale two-part aluminum sculpture, Pirgelis’ work represents the departure of the hero’s actual journey at Odyssey and addresses the archetype of The Explorer.


Jon Rafman
Ɛցɾҽցօɾҽʂ and Grimoires
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
Through December 31, 2022

On the occasion of Berlin Art Week Jon Rafman will present two new narrative film works in the Schinkel Pavillon’s iconic lower-level. мιησя ∂αємση, Vol. 1 (2021) tells the story of two intersecting lives and fortunes of two young men Billy and Minor Daemon, set in a surreal virtual dystopia not unlike our own. In ₱Ʉ₦₵₮ɄⱤɆĐ ₴₭Ɏ (2022) a gamer’s past coalesces with uncanny obstacles, part-human avatars and early internet aesthetics as we follow him on an unsettling journey through the dark web in search of an old computer game which has seemingly disappeared from the internet without a trace.


Bridget Riley
Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist's Studio
The Art Institute of Chicago – AIC
Through January 16, 2023

Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio is the first and most extensive museum exhibition dedicated exclusively to Riley’s drawings in over half a century. The exhibition presents approximately 90 sheets from the artist’s own collection, kept as part of her dynamic studio practice.

Ruby – A Project in Four Acts

Sterling Ruby, Hex, installation view, Berggruen Arts and Culture, Venice, 2022
© Sterling Ruby Studio. Photo: Andrea Avezzù

Site-specific Installation

Sterling Ruby
Hex, 2022
A Project in Four Acts
Berggruen Arts & Culture, Palazzo Diedo, Venice
Through November 2022

Selected as the first Berggruen Arts & Culture artist-in-residence, Sterling Ruby has created a multi-year installation in Venice, Italy, that debuted on April 20, 2022.


Thomas Scheibitz
if seven was five
Kloster Schoenthal, Langenbruck, Switzerland
Through November 6, 2022

The exhibition focuses on the sculptural work of the Berlin-based artist Thomas Scheibitz. Like his paintings, his sculptures are characterized by multi-layered references and opening fields of association. A typographic element or medieval architectural forms, playing cards or art historical motifs: anything can be the starting point of his works, which always undergo a multi-stage transformation process and irritatingly elude unambigous attributions. The exhibition at Schönthal Monastery presents a series of new sculptures in with exemplary works from the last fifteen years.


Frank Stella
Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
Through October 9, 2022

Last year, Frank Stella won the Alexej von Jawlensky Prize, which brings with it a major exhibition at Museum Wiesbaden. Jawlensky completed the first series of his late work in Wiesbaden, and working in series has also characterized Stella's work from the beginning of his career. In addition, Stella's work is extremely complex, full of literary references and yet neither abstract nor representational in the conventional sense. To this day, he extends painting into space and also conceptually.


Marcel van Eeden
Van Eeeden & Van Gogh
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Through December 11, 2022

Artist Marcel van Eeden is a great admirer of Vincent van Gogh. For this presentation, he takes only one work by Van Gogh as the starting point for his charcoal drawings: the drawing Gasworks, created in The Hague in March 1882. Van Gogh's drawing is a logical choice for Van Eeden: his native The Hague plays an important role in his work. His apartment is also close to the original location of the now demolished gas factory.


Bernd & Hilla Becher
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – SFMoMA

The renowned German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher (1931–2007; 1934–2015) changed the course of late twentieth-century photography. Working as a rare artist couple, they focused on a single subject: the disappearing industrial architecture of Western Europe and North America that fueled the modern era. Their seemingly objective style recalled nineteenth- and early twentieth-century precedents but also resonated with the serial approach of contemporary Minimalism and Conceptual art. Equally significant, it challenged the perceived gap between documentary and fine art photography.


Cyprien Gaillard
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Lafayette Anticipations, Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris
October 19, 2022–January 8, 2023

Cyprien Gaillard’s new project for autumn 2022, takes the form of an exhibition in two chapters that are presented simultaneously at the Palais de Tokyo and at Lafayette Anticipations. With this project, he offers a reflection upon time – its traces, its effects, and the relationships that humans form with it. Inspired by the current era, one in which Paris is frenetically restoring its most prestigious monuments whilst erasing marks of wear and tear in preparation for the Olympic Games, Cyprien Gaillard reveals how the city acts a privileged terrain for the expression of entropy (degradation, disorder and unpredictability), and how, in return, humans seem compelled to fight against this process.


Anne Imhof
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
October 1, 2022–January 29, 2023

Imhof is a phenomenon. Her combinations of painting, installation, choreography, and music draw inspiration from art history and underground culture and address the dynamics of power. Her work is unsettling and uncomfortable, and always impressive. Imhof examines physicality, collectivity, loneliness, desire, greed, fear, guilt and penance. For this, she uses various media to appeal to all our senses. With Faust she won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2017 and her previous shows at Tate Modern and Palais de Tokyo were a sensation. This will be Imhof's first solo show in the Netherlands. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Stedelijk and the Hartwig Art Foundation, initiated by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.

The artist is given complete freedom to shape the museum's large basement gallery of 1100 square meters to her will.

Site specific Installation

Barbara Kruger
ART WALL 13 – Barbara Kruger
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
November 3, 2022–January 21, 2024

For more than 40 years, Barbara Kruger has been a consistent, critical observer of contemporary culture. In the early 1980s, Kruger perfected a signature style of words and images extracted from mass media and recomposed into memorable, graphic artworks. Rigorously composed, her works have occupied a range of media and spaces, including walls, billboards, video projections, and an array of consumer products. Since the 1990s, Kruger has also created large-scale installations of her text-based art, transforming lobbies, elevators, and buildings with her signature aesthetic and pointed content. Continuing in this vein, Kruger will create a brand-new work for the ICA that speaks, as her work has done for more than four decades, to contemporary social and political dynamics.


Senga Nengudi
Nasher Prize for Sculpture 2023
Nasher Sculpture Center
April 2023

Sprüth Magers congratulates Senga Nengudi on winning the Nasher Prize for Sculpture 2023. Since its inception in 2015, the Nasher Prize has been awarded to artists whose oeuvre has had an extraordinary impact on our understanding of sculpture. The award ceremony will take place in April, 2023.

Over more than five decades, Nengudi has developed a practice that encompasses poetic, enigmatic objects and installations as well as performances, films, and photographs exploring the interactions of performers with and amid her three-dimensional works. Despite a long and rich career over more than five decades, she has only come to wider attention more recently, and her achievements find powerful reverberations in contemporary art.


Marcel van Eeden
Drawing Rooms: Marcel van Eeden / Karl Hubbuch
Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
October 29, 2022–February 12, 2023

For the exhibition Drawing Rooms, past and present enter into dialogue with each other. Marcel van Eeden (*1965) and Karl Hubbuch (1891-1979) – the Dutch contemporary artist and the German graphic artist of the Weimar Republic – meet in the medium of drawing. Around 100 years separate the artists, who were both appointed as professors at the Karlsruhe Art Academy. The exhibition is based on the extensive collection of hand drawings and prints by Karl Hubbuch, whose estate was donated to the museum in 2020.


Andrea Zittel
Panels, Patterns
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Haus Lange Haus Esters, Germany
October 23, 2022–February 26, 2023

For her first institutional solo exhibition in Germany in twenty years, the American artist Andrea Zittel will expand her Planar Panels installation in the garden house of Haus Esters (2019) to include the iconic Villa Esters by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The exhibition explores her artistic research into everyday life.

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