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

Collection Presentation

Cyprien Gaillard
Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich
Through August 15, 2021

Espace Louis Vuitton Munich presents French artist Cyprien Gaillard’s exhibition WOLKENGARTEN. Throughout the years, the Collection has brought together a number of works from the artist, including sculptures, videos, engravings, and photographs.
Prolonging the unveiling of his works in the Collection first initiated in Paris in 2015, WOLKENGARTEN presents two video installations, Real Remnants of Fictive Wars V (2004) and Desniansky Raion (2007), in an exclusive display reinvented by the artist himself. These works, which belong to the Collection, are presented within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s ongoing "Hors-les-murs" program.

Site specific Installation

Cyprien Gaillard
Frankfurter Schacht
Frankfurter Positionen 2021, MMK Museum für Moderne

At the edge of the Wallanlagen green belt—the former rampart that used to separate the Frankfurt city center from the outlying districts—a gray ventilation shaft stands among the various monuments and memorials between the financial and red-light districts. Only inside the shaft does the sculpture come into view. Surrounded and protected by pink, and in the gentle flow of air and water, the view opens into the sky. Accessible day and night for everyone, the shaft closes if needed. In midst of the public space, a place of intimacy is offered.

Cyprien Gaillard created Frankfurter Schacht (Frankfurt Shaft) specifically for this site in the Taunusanlage Park in Frankfurt am Main. The sculpture is situated between Taunusanlage S-Bahn station entrances 3 and 4, opposite the address Taunusanlage 12.


Gilbert & George
Double, Double Helpings

Gilbert & George have released a set of limited edition plates to benefit their East London neighbours, The Canvas Café, a social enterprise that provides free meals to the homeless and families in need. Each edition is presented as two plates together, ‘BEARDLIGHT & BEARDTOAST’ from 2021 and ‘ROSY’ & ‘ON THE BENCH’ from 2020. The plates, screen-printed fine china and limited to 50 of each set, can be purchased here.


Andreas Gursky
Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
Through August 22, 2021

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
Survival: Men Don’t Protect You Anymore
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Through March 5, 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.


Anne Imhof
Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy
Through November 7, 2022

Part of the Espressioni exhibition project, the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea presents the first exhibition in an Italian institution dedicated to Anne Imhof (Gießen, Germany, 1978), the artist awarded with the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2017.


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.


Pamela Rosenkranz
House of Meme
Kunsthaus Bregenz
Through 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.


Sterling Ruby
Sterling Ruby at Cycladic: Ceramics
The Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
Through June 27, 2021

The Museum of Cycladic Art has invited acclaimed American artist Sterling Ruby for an intervention in the Museum’s permanent collections, showcasing a selection of his ceramic sculptures. Presented in a variety of forms—from smaller utilitarian objects, like mortars or ashtrays, to larger basin forms, as well as figurative, floral and totemic shapes—Ruby’s sculptures converse with representative examples of figurines and vases, tools, weapons and pottery from all phases of the distinctive culture that flourished in the central Aegean during the Early Bronze Age. Displayed among the ancient objects in the museum’s permanent collection, Ruby’s ceramics reflect upon a modern idea of archaeology, pointing to a transcontinental and ever-evolving lineage of forms.


Thomas Ruff
Thomas Ruff: afterimages
Works 1989-2020
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
Through July 4, 2021

Thomas Ruff: afterimages will be the first institutional solo exhibition of the German artist (born in 1958, Zell am Hamersbach) in South East Asia. It presents excerpts of 15 of the in-between 31 series the artist has produced since his beginnings in 1979. After his retrospective at Haus der Kunst Munich (2012), his recent Japan survey (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2016/17) and his solo show in K20 – Kunstsammlung NRW (2020-21), this exhibition with around 105 works is one of his most comprehensive to date. A new series by Thomas Ruff, entitled Tableaux chinois, based on propaganda photography from a magazine for foreign relations from the PR China and coffee table books on Mao's life and the history of the great achievements of the Chinese Communist Party in the 1950s and 1970s, will have its premier in Asia.


Ed Ruscha
Ed Ruscha: Okla
Oklahoma Contemporary
Through July 5, 2021

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.


Kara Walker
A Black Hole is Everything a Star Longs to Be
Kunstmuseum Basel
Through 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


Group Exhibition
Berghain, Berlin
September 9–September 25, 2021

In the exhibition STUDIO BERLIN, extended through September 2021, 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 Berghain, including the Panorama Bar, the column and the adjacent hall.


Cao Fei
MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
November 26, 2021–April 24, 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.


George Condo
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.


Thomas Demand
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
September 11, 2021–January 30, 2022

The first Russian exhibition by the artist Thomas Demand, with contributions from filmmaker and writer Alexander Kluge and architects SANAA.


Thea Djordjadze
Gropius Bau, Berlin
September 19, 2021–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.


Robert Irwin
Light and Space
Kraftwerk Berlin
November 19, 2021–January 5, 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.


Barbara Kruger
The Art Institute of Chicago
September 19, 2021–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


David Lamelas
David Lamelas: Far America
CGAC – Galician Centre for Contemporary Art, Santiago De Compostela, Spain
July 23–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.


Jon Rafman
Kunstverein 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.


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.