Announcing Sprüth Magers, New York
Opening June 30, 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.
Open by appointment beginning June 30, the space is the new home of the gallery’s New York office, serving 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.

Exhibition

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.   

Award

Joseph Kosuth
Medal of Honor for Fine Arts, 2022
National Arts Club, New York

Sprüth Magers congratulates Joseph Kosuth on being awarded the 2022 Medal of Honor for Fine Arts by the National Arts Club, New York.

Previous recipients of this honor have included Faith Ringgold, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Robert Wilson, Louise Bourgeois and John Chamberlain. As one of the pioneers of Conceptual art and installation art, initiating language-based works and appropriation strategies in the 1960s, Kosuth’s work has consistently explored the production and role of language and meaning within art.

Exhibition

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.

Exhibition

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

The Museum of Modern Art announces Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You., a large-scale site-specific commission that will envelop the Donald and Catherine Marron Family Atrium and will be on view from July 16, 2022–January 2, 2023. Covering the various surfaces of the Marron Family 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.

Exhibition

Thomas Demand
Thomas Demand: The Stutter of History
UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Shanghai
Through September 4, 2022

UCCA presents Thomas Demand’s first comprehensive survey in China. Encompassing approximately 60 photographs, films, and wallpapers that span the arc of his career, the exhibition will provide both an overview of the artist’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.

Exhibition

Sylvie Fleury
Aranya Art Center, Qinhuangdao, China
Through August 21, 2022

Aranya Art Center is pleased to present the first major institutional exhibition of the renowned Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury in China. The exhibition brings together nearly thirty artworks that exemplify Fleury’s prolific and diverse artistic practice across a variety of mediums, spanning over three decades.

Since the 1990s, Fleury has appropriated forms and languages of the luxury, fashion, and beauty industries in a style reminiscent of Pop Art and a manner both subversive and fun, while raising sharp questions about consumerism, capitalism, superficiality, and fetishism.

Instead of presenting a survey of Fleury’s artistic path in chronological order or under thematics, the exhibition lends itself to the systems of attraction inherent to retail. Works in each gallery are gathered to form an aesthetic coherence, to visually seduce the viewer.

Exhibition

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.

Exhibition

Gilbert & George
The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Exhibition
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Through September 11, 2022

Developed exclusively with Gilbert & George by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Exhibition brings together existing and new work from the 21st century to look back over a joint career that has courted controversy, challenged the status quo and championed alternative views.

Exhibition

Andreas Gursky
Amorepacific Museum of Art, Seoul
Through September 4, 2022

Amorepacific Museum of Art will stage Korea’s first major retrospective of Andreas Gursky. Widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time, Gursky is known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life. The exhibition in Seoul will feature approximately 40 of the artist’s ground-breaking photographs, from the 1980s through to his most recent work, which continues to push the boundaries of the medium. 

Exhibition

Nancy Holt
Inside Outside
Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
Through February 12, 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.

Exhibition

Axel Kasseböhmer
Museum Schacht IV
Grafschafter Museums und Geschichtsverein, Moers, Germany
Through September 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.

Exhibition

Barbara Kruger
Bitte lachen / Please cry
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Through August 28, 2022

The US conceptual artist Barbara Kruger (*1945) developed a new text installation for the Exhibition Hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie that will occupy the entire floor of the exhibition space. Kruger has been known since the 1970s for her large-format posters featuring sharply worded slogans, which she uses to interrogate common social stereotypes and consumerism from a feminist perspective. As an homage to architect Mies van der Rohe and his famous Berlin building, the essential parts of the architecture will remain untouched by Kruger’s artistic intervention. From a distance, visitors may not even notice the exhibition; only when they enter the building itself they truly become aware of it.

Exhibition

Bridget Riley
Looking and Seeing, Doing and Making
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern
Through August 21, 2022

This exhibition focuses on the twenty-year period that followed a visit Bridget Riley made to Egypt in 1979, which had a profound effect on the development of her color work. Riley has selected paintings from her own collection to provide vital insights into how the working process unfolds through practice. In support of this, the exhibition includes rarely shown preliminary work, drawings and studies, which reveal Riley’s day-to-day life in her studio.

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.

Exhibition

Thomas Ruff
Metaphotography
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain – Saint-Étienne, France
Through August 28, 2022

The MAMC+ is presenting the first exhibition in a French museum by the German photographic artist, Thomas Ruff.

This retrospective covers the forty years of Ruff's career and aims to reveal the way in which the artist tirelessly questions the photographic medium itself, developing a “meta-photography”. Through a selection of seventeen series, including one as yet unseen (Bonfils, 2022) the visit of around one hundred artworks restores a chronology of the various types of imagery and technical processes that he investigates, thus implicitly retracing a history of photography.

Exhibition

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.

Exhibition

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.

Publication

Walter Dahn
Petrichor
Sprüth Magers and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König

Petrichor presents Walter Dahn’s versatile photographic oeuvre of the last 50 years. Photography has played a key role in his work from the very beginning, allowing him to sharpen his eye in recognizing and documenting the beauty of everyday moments. The medium enables him to freeze time, focus on a certain instant, make a political statement or humorously comment on the absurdity of the world.

The catalog is published with texts by Robin Winters, Oscar Perry and Johannes Brus.

Exhibition

Cao Fei
Asia One
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
September 17, 2022–February 5, 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.

Exhibition

Der Mucha – ein Anfangsverdacht
K20/K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf
starts September 3, 2022

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 both 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.

Exhibition

Michail Pirgelis
Ephemera
Fuhrwerkswaage, Cologne
August 29—September 18, 2022
Opening: Sunday, August 28th, 2:00 pm

In his solo exhibition Ephemera at Fuhrwerkswaage, Michail Pirgelis is going to present a new and previously unseen body of work. Installed both on the wall and free-standing in the space, the new works interact with, explore, and also mirror their surrounding space radically expanding and abstracting our understanding of the sculptural.

Exhibition

Jon Rafman
Two Films by Jon Rafman: ₱Ʉ₦₵₮ɄⱤɆĐ ₴₭Ɏ and мιησя ∂αємση
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
September 15–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.

Exhibition

Bridget Riley
Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio
The Art Institute of Chicago – AIC
September 17, 2022–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.

Exhibition

Marcel van Eeden
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
September 16–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.

Exhibition

Andrea Zittel
Panels, Patterns
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Haus Lange Haus Esters
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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