Site specific Installation

Barbara Kruger
Body Language
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
Through February 1, 2022

For the Gardner’s Ann H. Fitzpatrick Façade, Barbara Kruger created Body Language, a striking and provocative image of two overlapping bodies, using a detail from Titian’s painting Diana and Actaeon. By overlaying the image with text, Kruger invites us to reconsider the representation of women, power, and sexuality and to reflect on the art historical concept of “gaze.”

Exhibition

Kara Walker
A Black Hole is Everything a Star Longs to Be
Kunstmuseum Basel
Through September 26, 2021

Throwing open the doors to her personal archive that she has closely guarded for the past twenty-seven years, Kara Walker (b. 1969) presents hundreds of drawings from her studio. The Kupferstichkabinett Basel displays these treasures together with brand-new works by the world-famous American artist in her first extensive solo exhibition in Switzerland. The show will travel to two more locations in Europe after Basel. 

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
October 14, 2021–January 16, 2022

DePont Museum, The Netherlands
February 19, 2022–July 24, 2022

Exhibition

Thea Djordjadze
all building as making
Gropius Bau, Berlin
Through January 16, 2022

Influenced in equal measure by historical artefacts and concepts of modern art and architecture, Thea Djordjadze’s sculptural works are characterised by formal ruptures and an idiosyncratic material aesthetic. By combining materials such as plaster, metal, rubber, textiles, wood or papier-mâché, Djordjadze creates fragmentary spatial settings in which she reformulates the classic display – vitrine, plinth, framing and pedestal – as a recurrent theme in her work.

Exhibition

Cyprien Gaillard
MAM Screen 014: Cyprien Gaillard
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Through January 16, 2022

This fourteenth MAM Screen program showcases the video works of Cyprien Gaillard (b. 1980 in Paris, currently based in Berlin), who works in a range of media including film, video, photography, collage, installation and performance. 2010 winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize and winner of Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst (The Nationalgalerie Prize for Young Artists) 2011, Gaillard gained wide attention for his 2011 solo show The Recovery of Discovery at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, and has continued to carve out an international niche for his practice that in Japan, has included the Aichi Triennale 2010, and French Window exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in 2011. MAM Screen 014 focuses on Gaillard’s videos, presenting a carefully curated selection of six works

Exhibition

Andreas Gursky
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
Through January 30, 2022

The Ruhr region often served Andreas Gursky as the setting for his early works during his studies at the Düsseldorf Academy with Bernd and Hilla Becher. The titles of these works bear witness to his forays into the surrounding area: Ruhrtal, Mühlheim a.d. Ruhr, Angler, Krefeld, Hühner, Duisburg, Brücke, Ratingen, Schwimmbad, to name but a few examples. A selection of these early small-format works from the Ruhr region now welcome visitors to Duisburg and introduce them to the world of Andreas Gursky, which unfolds fully in the following rooms through his well-known large-format works.

Exhibition

Anne Imhof
“Natures mortes” Carte blanche à Anne Imhof
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Through October 24, 2021

Palais de Tokyo invited Anne Imhof to realize an exhibition occupying all its spaces in the spring of 2021. This project continues a series of Cartes Blanches, beginning with Philippe Parreno in 2013 and followed by Tino Sehgal (2016), Camille Henrot (2017) and Tomàs Saraceno (2018) thereafter. Anne Imhof, whose international recognition includes the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2017, has exhibited at Palais de Tokyo as early as 2015 with DEAL, presented as part of the festival Do Disturb.

Exhibition

Barbara Kruger
BARBARA KRUGER: THINKING OF YOU, I MEAN ME, I MEAN YOU
The Art Institute of Chicago
Through January 24, 2022

The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York are pleased to announce a major solo exhibition devoted to the work of Barbara Kruger.

Opening at the Art Institute of Chicago, THINKING OF YOU, I MEAN ME, I MEAN YOU will present four decades of the artist’s work—the largest and most comprehensive presentation of her work in twenty years.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: March 20–July 17, 2022
Museum of Modern Art, New York: July 18, 2022–January 2, 2023

Site specific Installation

Barbara Kruger
Untitled (Another/Another)
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Through August 31, 2022

The facade of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) is made available every year to international contemporary artists as a space for projects that open up a dialogue with the urban space and passers-by. In 2021, Barbara Kruger – one of the United States’ most influential contemporary artists, is presenting Untitled (Another/Another).

Site specific Installation

Barbara Kruger
Untitled (Questions)
Art on theMART, Chicago
Through November 25, 2021
Nightly at 7:30 & 8:00 p.m

“We are honored to feature the work of such a legendary contemporary artists on our platform,” said Cynthia Noble, Executive Director of Art o theMART. “With this installation, our site extends Kruger’s major retrospective beyond the museum walls and into the urban architectural environment, where the art is free and accessible to all.”

Exhibition

David Lamelas
Far, America
CGAC – Galician Centre for Contemporary Art, Santiago De Compostela, Spain
Through October 3, 2021

The exhibition at the CGAC is Lamelas’ first career retrospective in Spain. It will show the evolution of his work through different stages, from the early sixties in Buenos Aires to the present moment, and will focus on two important issues: his relationship with Galicia (his parents emigrated from Manzaneda and Ponte Caldelas during the Civil War) and the importance of drawing in his artistic practice throughout his whole career.

Exhibition

Jon Rafman
Dream Journal 2016–2019
Oval Office – Schauspielhaus, Bochum, Germany
Through October 17, 2021

Canadian video artist Jon Rafman searches the Internet as a place of the collective unconscious to its darkest corners. Amidst virtual perversions and digital loneliness, Rafman discovers a hidden human beauty.
The Oval Office is showing his video installation Dream Journal, a fascinating odyssey and simultaneously an endless digital nightmare.
With the opening of the Oval Office in November 2018, a new media art center has emerged in Bochum that explicitly addresses the issues of a media-saturated present and explores the relationships between humans, nature, and technology.

Festival

steirischerherbst
The Way Out
Graz
Through October 10, 2021

steirischer herbst, a festival that has always had a strong history of engaging with public space, is venturing radically out this year—outdoors, out of lockdown, but also out of the safe institutional bubble. In a time when art is searching for a way to become essential again, the festival explores ways in which artworks can infiltrate the new adventure of the everyday, be it in chance encounters, local workshops or public gatherings.
The engagement with the local—its contexts, its stories, its people—is related to the urgency of reducing unnecessary travel, but not just that. It resonates with the strangely painful and sometimes clumsy rediscovery of the outside world after a year of lockdown life and online culture—itself an invaluable tool for providing equal access to audiences no matter who or where they are.

Exhibition

Cao Fei
Supernova
MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
December 16, 2021–May 8, 2022

Between dreams and reality, the real and the virtual, Cao Fei's videos examine the dilemmas of contemporary life, exploring the transformations in China, the perception of self and facing universal questions. Among the most prominent figures in the international art scene, Cao Fei (born in Guangzhou and based in Beijing) has participated in more than one hundred biennials and exhibitions and her works are exhibited in the most prestigious international art institutions.

Exhibition

George Condo
The Picture Gallery
Long Museum, Shanghai
September 25–November 28, 2021

George Condo’s largest ever solo exhibition in Asia, The Picture Gallery, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, opens in September 2021 at the Long Museum (West Bund). Presenting more than 90 works from throughout his career, including a number of large scale paintings not seen before, the exhibition will show the breadth in his practice since his rise to prominence in the late 1970s New York art scene.

Exhibition

Robert Irwin
Light and Space
Kraftwerk Berlin
November 25, 2021–January 30, 2022

LAS’ newly commissioned and site-specific exhibition Light and Space by renowned American artist Robert Irwin is his largest installation in Europe to date. For over five decades, Irwin’s oeuvre has been driven by his continuous inquiry into human perception and use of space.

Exhibition

Jon Rafman
An Involuntary Trace: Jon Rafman
La Casa Encendida, Madrid
October 14, 2021–January 9, 2022

An Involuntary Trace is a story curated by This is Jackalope and told in five episodes: three solo shows featuring the artists Agnieszka Polska, Jonathan Baldock and Jon Rafman, an exhibition dialogue between David Horvitz & Javier Cruz and a performative dialogue between Hanne Lippard & Claudia Pagès.
A trace is a vestige, sign or indication of a something that has already happened. We leave traces all the time, whether or not we realise it. One could say that “we are” to the extent that we leave a trace; the footprints we make are the measure of our current (or past) existence.