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.
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.
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.
Bechtler Stiftung, Uster, Switzerland
Through March 12, 2023
Sylvie Fleury created her site-specific exhibition in response to the setting of the newly opened building of the Bechtler Stiftung, where The 2000 Sculpture by Walter de Maria is on permanent display. It is a site of contemplation, which is currently confronted with a provocative and unsettling encounter: Fleury’s installation of numerous garment racks containing her entire wardrobe of the past three decades.
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Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Lafayette Anticipations, Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris
Through 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.
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.
Jenny Holzer with Lady Pink
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art – MASS MoCA, North Adams
Through November 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.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Through 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.
ART WALL 13 – Barbara Kruger
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Through 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.
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 Mucha – Ein Anfangsverdacht (Der Mucha – An 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.
Through January 15, 2023
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.
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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 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.
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
Through February 12, 2023
Amorphous tubes, bulging objects, points of light, foggy surfaces and wavy objects form surreal landscapes and interiors in Andreas Schulze's pictorial world.
Schulze's paintings are not limited to the two-dimensionality of a flat image. Since the mid-1980s, his painting practice has been voluminous, expansive, even reaching into the third dimension. Painterly-plastic environments are created that test the possibilities of the medium; wall painting, spatial painting, picture in space and space in space. Schulze's work encompasses a complex interplay of paintings, wall and floor work, furniture and objects—all of which result in peculiar, surreal living environments—creating a pictorial microcosm that combines subtle humor with the abyss.
The exhibition will travel to The Perimeter, London
March 17–July 1, 2023
Marcel van Eeden
Van Eeden & 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.
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Drawing Rooms: Marcel van Eeden / Karl Hubbuch
Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
Through 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.
Teckningsmuseet (The Museum of Drawings), Laholm, Sweden
Through January 29, 2023
From large colourful figurative work to series of small black-and-white drawings, and from snapshots from the world of film to collage-like drawings filled with references, Pop Life presents a variety of artistic expressions that make reference to different types of media and popular culture. The exhibition locates itself at the nexus between "high" and "low" culture and examines the extent to which the language of popular culture and its subject matter prevails in contemporary drawing today.
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Haus Lange Haus Esters
Through 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.
Bernd & Hilla Becher
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – SFMoMA
December 17, 2022–April 2, 2023
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.
Thomas Demand: The Stutter of History
Jeu de Paume, Paris
February 14–May 28, 2023
Bringing together over 80 photographs, films and wallpapers that span the arc of his career, The Stutter of History, curated by Douglas Fogle for the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography provides both an overview of Thomas Demand’s way of seeing the world as well as a lesson in how we might approach the onslaught of historical events that we consume through the world of images. This is the second iteration of the exhibition following its debut at UCCA, Edge, Shanghai, July–September, 2022.
Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf
March 10–August 6, 2023
Starting March 11, 2023, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen will present a sweeping exhibition of the internationally celebrated American artist Jenny Holzer (b. 1950). Since the 1970s, Holzer has been renowned for her thought-provoking use of text in various media and her pioneering adaptation of new technologies.
Holzer’s Düsseldorf exhibition, spanning K21’s Bel Etage and temporary exhibition galleries, will range from posters to paintings and stone-works, touching on subjects such as war, absurdity, and populism. In keeping with Holzer’s deeply democratic approach and artistic practice, her works challenge viewers to grapple with conflicting perspectives and find their own empathic, open minded positions in complex debates. This makes the exhibition a public forum for discussions of current global challenges.
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
December 9, 2022–June 18, 2023
As rigid as they are different, the white men look out at us. They are the Clock Owners. They are the time regime, dictating the pace of each day. Notre-Dame—a 2.7 meter-long hairpin—leans quietly against the wall. Adroit and elegant, it tames the wild, the impetuous, and the provocative: it is both an instrument of liberation and a weapon. Reducing it to mere aeration, four extraction fans fill a window cavity. Without providing either insight or outlook, the very idea of the window is distorted; instead of an opening, it becomes an exclusion barrier.
The brutality and absurdity of normative regimes emerge openly in the work of Rosemarie Trockel. Definitions, restrictions, paternalism, and violence due to gender become visible and transparent. Her advance is a risky, courageous, combative, and humorous one. In all media—drawing and painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and film—Trockel’s sociological gaze is as much directed at social regimes and political structures as it is at nature. Her observations and studies of processionary caterpillars, starlings, chickens, or lice, while scientifically sound and precise, always include her own critical gaze as a vital component. She appropriates the ambivalences in her work, capturing them decidedly.
The comprehensive exhibition displays works from all periods of Rosemarie Trockel’s oeuvre, from the 1970s to the new works created especially for the museum.