Bock – Djordjadze – Gaillard – Scheibitz – Trockel – Wekua – STUDIO BERLIN

Group Exhibition
Berghain, Berlin
Through May 2, 2021

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.

Darboven – Hanne Darboven – Der Regenmacher

Hanne Darboven, Der Regenmacher, 1985, MKM Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, Sammlung Ströher © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020


Hanne Darboven
Hanne Darboven – Der Regenmacher
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg
Through March 21, 2021

Click here to view the virtual exhibition created by MKM via Adobe Reader.

The MKM is dedicating a solo exhibition to conceptual art icon Hanne Darboven (1941–2009). On show are four major work cycles from the Ströher Collection, comprising some 2,000 individual works and easily filling the 6 meter high walls of the MKM. They are exemplary of Hanne Darboven’s thought and work, whose centre is the writing and making visible of time as a possibility of experiencing and coping with reality. Her serial sequences of sheets become a physically tangible storage medium for time, current events and her own biography.

Demand – House of Card

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


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.


Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2021 © Peter Fischli


Peter Fischli

Questions of what is real and what is a replica, what is explicit and what remains concealed, which Peter Fischli dissects in various media: sculpture, video, photography, and installation probe the essence of the authentic and counterfeit image, laconically appropriating the familiar and alienating it. The exhibition catalogue assembles essays by various authors addressing all the series of works, Thomas D. Trummer expounds on Fischli’s invariably humorous way of working, focusing in particular on his concept for the exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz. The publication is designed as an artist’s book by Peter Fischli himself.

Edited by Thomas D. Trummer, Kunsthaus Bregenz
Graphic Design: David Fischli with Teo Schifferli

Texts by Peter Fischli, Rosa Aiello, Daniel Baumann, Bice Curiger, Eva Fabbris, Arthur Fink, Cara Manes, Mark Godfrey, Valentin Groebner, John Kelsey, Charlotte Matter, Kaspar Müller, Andreas Selg, Thomas D. Trummer, Stanislaus von Moos, Katrin Wiethege und Stefan Zweifel

German / English
Softcover, 20 x 23,30 cm, 464 pages
Date of publication: December 2020
Distribution: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne

Gaillard – Magical Soup: Medienkunstwerke aus der Sammlung der Nationalgalerie, der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection und Leihgaben”

Cyprien Gaillard, Artefacts, 2011 (film still)


Magical Soup: Medienkunstwerke aus der Sammlung der Nationalgalerie, der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection und Leihgaben"
Group Exhibition
Hamburger Bahnhof , Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Through April 18, 2021

Spaciously presented across more than 2,000 square metres in Hamburger Bahnhof’s Rieckhallen, the group exhibition Magical Soup features key works complemented by loans representing the latest generation of artists, with a common point of departure being the nexus of sound, image and social space.

Gilbert & George – Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition

Gilbert & George, BEARDARY, 2016 © Gilbert & George


Gilbert & George
Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt Am Main
Through 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

Andreas Gursky, Hong Kong Shanghai Bank I, 2020, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020


Andreas Gursky
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig – MDBK, Leipzig

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.

Holzer – Jenny Holzer im Kolonnadenhof der Alten Nationalgalerie

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / David von Becker


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

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.

Lawler – Andy in Chicago  –

Andy in Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, August 21, 2019–March 7, 2021, Photo: Art Institute of Chicago


Louise Lawler
Andy in Chicago

Long term presentation at Art Institute Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago – AIC, Chicago
Through March 7, 2021

Louise Lawler’s work since the 1970s has considered the lives of artworks in museums, private collections, galleries, storage facilities, and auction houses. Her photographs examine how meaning is aggregated and ever-changing within the intersections of larger societal and cultural contexts. She often returns to her earlier photographs to reconsider and reframe her subjects and their presentation. For the works now on view in Griffin Court, the artist returned to her 2004 photograph Andy in L.A., which shows an Andy Warhol self-portrait in a private collection in Los Angeles.

Ruscha – Ed Ruscha: Travel Log

Ed Ruscha, That Was Then This Is Now, 2014 © Ed Ruscha


Ed Ruscha
Ed Ruscha: Travel Log
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma
Through May 30, 2021

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.

Ruscha – Ed Ruscha: Okla

Ed Ruscha, Mother’s Boys, 1987 © Ed Ruscha, Courtesy Ed Ruscha Studio

Ruscha – 12 Sunsets

From Sunset Blvd, 1966, Ed Ruscha. Streets of Los Angeles Archive. The Getty Research Institute © Ed Ruscha


Ed Ruscha
12 Sunsets
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Starting in 1966, Ed Ruscha mounted a motorized camera on the back of a pickup truck and drove along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. He methodically photographed all of the buildings on each side of the street and returned again and again with his team to repeat this procedure over the next 55 years.

The resulting archive is a collection of more than half a million images – most of which have never been seen, not even by Ruscha himself. Using artificial intelligence and computer technology, the Getty analyzed and digitized more than 60,000 negatives. Click on the image to travel back in time and explore one of Los Angeles’ most iconic streets.

You can learn more about Ed Ruscha, and his archives at the Getty Research Institute’s website.

Stella – Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey

Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen © 2020 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Christopher E. Manning


Frank Stella
Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield
Through 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 – Staging the Era

Cao Fei, Nova, 2019 (film still) © Cao Fei


Cao Fei
Staging the Era
Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art – UCCA, Beijing
March 12–June 21, 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.

Gaillard – MAM Screen 014: Cyprien Gaillard

Cyprien Gaillard, Ocean II Ocean, 2019 (film still) © Cyprien Gaillard


Cyprien Gaillard
MAM Screen 014: Cyprien Gaillard
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
April 22–September 26, 2021

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

Lamelas – David Lamelas

David Lamelas, Señalamiento de Tres Objetos (Signalling of Three Objects), 1968


David Lamelas
CGAC – Galician Centre for Contemporary Art, Santiago De Compostela
June 2–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.

Rafman – Jon Rafman

Jon Rafman, Dream Journal 2016–2019, 2019


Jon Rafman
Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover
November 1, 2021–February 28, 2022

For his exhibition at the Kunstverein Hannover, Jon Rafman uses the linear sequence of the space and creates a parcours of several chapters that provide an overview of his various artistic thematic areas of recent years. Like hardly anyone else of his generation, the Canadian works off the overwhelming flood of images on the Internet, dissects the digital subcultural codes fed by human consumerism in cyberspace from the aforementioned source material, and translates them into synesthetic spaces of experience.

Rafman – An Involuntary Trace: Jon Rafman

Jon Rafman, Dream Journal 2016–2019, 2019


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 Polka, 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.

Rosenkranz – Pamela Rosenkranz

Pamela Rosenkranz, Firm Being, 2009, Photo: Gunnar Meier, Courtesy of the artist © Pamela Rosenkranz


Pamela Rosenkranz
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
April 17–July 4, 2021

Pamela Rosenkranz addresses the biological and chemical foundations of objects and commodities. She works with scents, earth and light, bacteria and parasites. Rosenkranz formulates her artistic research as indelible but tranquil zones. These are spatially extensive, yet intimate experiences that are ideally suited to Kunsthaus Bregenz. The exhibition at KUB is Pamela Rosenkranz’s first solo exhibition in Austria.

Walker – A Black Hole is Everything a Star Longs to Be

Kara Walker, Barack Obama as Othello "The Moor" With the Severed Head of Iago in a New and Revised Ending by Kara E. Walker, 2019 © Kara Walker


Kara Walker
A Black Hole is Everything a Star Longs to Be
Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
June 5–September 19, 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, Frankfurt
October 14, 2021–January 16, 2022

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