John Baldessari – Catalogue Raisonné (Volume 6) (wp)

(Designed by Simon Johnston)

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

STUDIO BERLIN
Group Exhibition
Berghain, Berlin
Through May 2, 2021

In light of recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), exhibitions, 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.

Darboven – Hanne Darboven – Der Regenmacher
Exhibition

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

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

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

Exhibition

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

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

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.

Fischli – Catalogue

© Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2021

Publication

Peter Fischli: Catalogue

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

Gursky – Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky / VG Bild-Kunst

Exhibition

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.

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.

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

Astrid Klein, Untitled (daß vollkommene Liebe …), 1979

Exhibition

Astrid Klein
ASTRID KLEIN. DASS VOLLKOMMENE LIEBE DIE FURCHT AUSTREIBE (THAT PERFECT LOVE DRIVE OUT FEAR)
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Through February 28, 2021

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

Astrid Klein (*1951) is one of the most important voices in post-war and contemporary German art. The central aspect of her oeuvre is the examination of the political climate in post-war Germany and the Western world, of fears and longings that are transported globally via the media. She investigates these cross-border, yet stereotyped power relations, basing her artistic approach on a perceptual-psychological questioning of traditional visual culture. Her conceptual approach is closely related to American contemporaries such as John Baldessari, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Richard Prince.

David Lamelas – Interview with Ines Katzenstein at MoMA (wp)

Installation view of the gallery “Touching the Void” in The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition “Collection 1940s–1970s“.
Provided by The Museum of Modern Art Imaging Services, Jonathan Muzikar. 

Interview

David Lamelas
Upside Down, Invisible Sculpture

David Lamelas discusses the history and influences behind his recently installed work Corner Piece with Inés Katzenstein, the Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America at the Museum of Modern Art.

Read interview here

Lawler – Andy in Chicago  –

Installation view Louise Lawler: Andy in Chicago, Art Institute Chicago, 2019–2021, photo courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Exhibition

Louise Lawler
Andy in Chicago

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

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

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.

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

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), exhibitions, 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.

Ruscha – Ed Ruscha: Travel Log

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

Exhibition

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

In light of recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), exhibitions, 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.

Ruscha – 12 Sunsets

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

Publication

Ed Ruscha
12 Sunsets

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.

Visit the Getty Research Institute’s website to learn more about Ed Ruscha and his archives.

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 – Staging the Era

Cao Fei, Nova, 2019 (film still), Video, 109 min. Courtesy of the artist, Vitamin Creative Space and Sprüth Magers

Exhibition

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.

Gilbert & George – Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition

Gilbert & George, BEARDARY, 2016 Courtesy of Gilbert & George

Exhibition

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

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

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”.

Irwin – Light and Space

Photo: © 2015 Philipp Scholz Rittermann / www.rittermann.com

Exhibition

Robert Irwin
Light and Space
Kraftwerk Berlin, Berlin
April 1–May 2, 2021

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

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.

Lamelas – David Lamelas

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

Exhibition

David Lamelas
CGAC – Galician Centre for Contemporary Art, Santiago De Compostela
July 2–October 3, 2021

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

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.

Ruscha – Ed Ruscha: Okla

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

Exhibition

Ed Ruscha
Ed Ruscha: Okla
Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma
February 18–July 5, 2021

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

In spring 2021, Oklahoma Contemporary will present Ed Ruscha: OKLA, a landmark survey of work by Oklahoma-raised, world-renowned artist Ed Ruscha, his first-ever solo exhibition in his home state. Focusing on his groundbreaking drawings, prints, books, photos, films and graphic design, the exhibition will include works from all stages of his 60-year career.

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

Exhibition

Kara Walker
A Black Hole is Everything a Star Longs to Be
Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
June 5–September 19, 2021

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

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.