John Bock – STUDIO BERLIN
Exhibition

STUDIO BERLIN
Berghain, Berlin
September 9–December 31, 2020

In light of recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the opening, events and talks are subject to change.

In the exhibition STUDIO BERLIN, the Boros Foundation is showing works by over 100 contemporary artists who live and work in Berlin. On display are national and international positions from the fields of photography, sculpture, painting, video, sound, performance and installation. The venue of the exhibition organized by the Boros Foundation is the Berghain, including the Panorama Bar, the column and the adjacent hall.

Demand – House of Card

Photo: Thomas Demand, robin, 2020 © Thomas Demand, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Exhibition

Thomas Demand
House of Card
M – Museum Leuven, Leuven
Through April 18, 2021

In the fall of 2020, the Belgian museum M Leuven presents a major solo exhibition of Thomas Demand’s work, focusing on his relationship to architecture. The starting point of the show at M is his ongoing series of Model Studies, in which the concept of the model itself is key. The Model Studies deal with the relationship between Demand’s work and that of other artists, architects and (fashion) designers, such as John Lautner, SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa), Hans Hollein and – in more recent works – Azzedine Alaia or Gio Ponti.

Jenny Holzer – Jenny Holzer im Kolonnadenhof der Alten Nationalgalerie
Exhibition

Jenny Holzer
Jenny Holzer im Kolonnadenhof der Alten Nationalgalerie
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
On view through at least 2022

In light of recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the opening, events and talks are subject to change.

International Women’s Day, 8 March 2020, marked the close of the special exhibition Fighting for Visibility: Women Artists in the Nationalgalerie before 1919 at the Alte Nationalgalerie. The theme of the visibility of women artists remains evident in the public space through the outdoor presentation of Jenny Holzer’s work Men Don’t Protect You Anymore in the Kolonnadenhof (Colonnade Courtyard) in front of the museum.

Astrid Klein – ASTRID KLEIN. DASS VOLLKOMMENE LIEBE DIE FURCHT AUSTREIBE (THAT PERFECT LOVE DRIVE OUT FEAR)
Exhibition

ASTRID KLEIN. DASS VOLLKOMMENE LIEBE DIE ANGST AUSTREIBE (THAT PERFECT LOVE DRIVE OUT FEAR)
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Collection+ I Gallery 27 and Wall east staircase
July 21, 2020–January 17, 2021

In light of recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the opening, events and talks are subject to change.

Astrid Klein (born 1951) is one of the most important voices in German post-war and contemporary art. […] Thanks to a generous grant from the Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Foundation, five of […] [her] works were acquired in 2019 for the Sammlung Moderne Kunst at the Pinakothek der Moderne. Now boasting a total of seven exhibits, Munich’s collection of key photographic works and collages from Klein’s oeuvre of the 1970s and 1980s going on show for the first time. A large-scale installation by the artist will also be on display: formed of gunshot-pocked mirrors, the work confronts visitors with their own distorted reflection as they make their way up to the first floor.

Jean-Luc Mylayne – Van Gogh inspires: Jean-Luc Mylayne
Exhibition

Jean-Luc Mylayne
Van Gogh inspires: Jean-Luc Mylayne
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
September 11, 2020–February 14, 2021

In light of recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), exhibitions, events and talks are subject to change.

Van Gogh and his love of nature is a special source of inspiration for Jean-Luc Mylayne (1946). Like Van Gogh, in his work he wants to express the connection he feels with nature. The artist chose three works specially for this presentation in the Van Gogh Museum. Each photograph is a unique impression.

Ruff – Thomas Ruff

Photo: Thomas Ruff / VG-Bild-Kunst, 2020
tableau chinois 08, 2019

Exhibition

Thomas Ruff
K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Through February 7, 2021

In light of recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the opening, events and talks are subject to change.

Thomas Ruff (b. 1958) is one of the internationally most important artists of his generation. Already as a student of the photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art in the early 1980s, he chose a conceptual approach to photography. His work, which explores the most diverse genres and historical varieties of photography, represents one of the most versatile and surprising positions within contemporary art. The comprehensive exhibition at K20 focuses on series of pictures from two decades in which the artist hardly ever used a camera himself. Instead, he appropriated existing photographic material from a wide variety of sources for his often large-format pictures.

Ed Ruscha – Ed Ruscha: Travel Log
Exhibition

Ed Ruscha
Travel Log
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma
September 26, 2020–January 03, 2021

In light of recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the opening, events and talks are subject to change.

Rarely seen black and white photographs from Ruscha’s frequent trips from L.A. to Oklahoma in the 1960s reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings, including images of gas stations, diners and the streets of rural towns like Gallup, new Mexico and Winslow, Arizona. Also featured are color lithographs from his well-known “word paintings” series that mix visual formality with playful language.

Frank Stella – Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey
Exhibition

Frank Stella
Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
September 20, 2020–May 9, 2021

Among the myriad of forms that have appeared in Frank Stella’s work, the star is the most singular, standing out as a stable and immediately identifiable shape in the midst of the complex tangle of abstract, invented forms that the artist has utilized over his long career. Frank Stella’s Stars will be presented both indoors and outdoors, with several monumental works being sited in The Aldrich’s Sculpture Garden.

Cao Fei – Cao Fei
Exhibition

Cao Fei
Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art – UCCA, Beijing
March 12, 2021–June 6, 2021

As a leading member of China’s avant-garde, Cao Fei uses multimedia formats—film, video, virtual reality, and installation—to surreally depict the dramatic social changes of a globalizing China and the state of the individual under such conditions. Cao Fei’s UCCA exhibition, her first major solo show in China, assembles works from different periods of her artistic career and situates her practice within the context of the country’s profound social upheavals.

Gilbert & George – Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition

Photo: Gilbert & George, BEARDARY, 2016 Courtesy Gilbert & George

Exhibition

Gilbert & George
Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt Am Main
February 12–May 16, 2021

Gilbert & George have been creating art together now for over half a century. Their outstanding body of work is still as explosive as it is significant. The SCHIRN is dedicating an extensive retrospective to the visually powerful and sometimes provocative universe of this eccentric, London-based artist duo, showing works from 1971 until 2019. As both subject and object of their own work, Gilbert & George form a complete artistic unity that draws no distinction between art and life. As “living sculptures,” they embody their art and are both topic and focal point of their large-format collages and screened pictorial worlds. Their work revolves around death, hope, life, fear, sex, money, and religion. These are also soci­etal issues, which they depict in all their contra­dic­tions: at once joyful and tragic, grotesque and serious, surreal and symbolic. The duo deal with every­thing that makes us uneasy. Their goal, however, is not to shock, but rather to make visible what is happening in the world, according to their motto “Art for All".

Gursky – Andreas Gursky

Photo: Andreas Gursky / VG Bild-Kunst

Andreas Gursky
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig – MDBK, Leipzig
2021

In light of recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the opening, events and talks are subject to change.

Andreas Gursky was born in Leipzig in 1955, the same year his family fled to West Germany and later settled in Düsseldorf. The connection to Leipzig was never severed but it is only this autumn that the internationally celebrated artist will finally be honored with a retrospective of his work in his native city at the Museum der bildenden Künste.