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Estate of John Baldessari – John Baldessari

John Baldessari
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
March 21–October 25, 2020

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

The American artist John Baldessari created conceptual art that asks questions about what art is, how it is made and what it looks like. Combining imagery from pop culture with linguistic explorations, his work challenged artistic norms and limits throughout his entire career. This exhibition of around thirty pieces, is the first extensive presentation of his work in Sweden.

John Bock – Focus Collection: John Bock. AuraAroma Ω-Beule

John Bock
Focus Collection: John Bock. AuraAroma Ω-Beule
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim
October 25, 2019–October 1, 2020

John Bock numbers among the most important contemporary performance and video artists of our time. In 2013, his impressive installation performance Voll die Beule for the Kunsthalle Mannheim exhibition Only Sculpture! had the audience in raptures. The work included three actors and also incorporated sculptures from the museum’s collection. The sculptural “sum mutation” of this performance will be merged with a reconstruction of Bock’s first large work LiquidityAuraAroma, with which he made his international breakthrough in the 1998 Berlin Biennale.

Thomas Demand – Thomas Demand

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

Thomas Demand
House of Card
M – Museum Leuven, Leuven
October 9, 2020–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.

Peter Fischli – Peter Fischli

Peter Fischli
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
September 12–November 29, 2020

Peter Fischli begins with a paradoxical intervention. Black furniture is usually to be found in the KUB lobby. Fischli has covered the elegant surfaces that Peter Zumthor designed using precious birds-eye maple with whitewashed particle board constructions, for his solo exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz. “It’s literally a re-construction,” states Fischli. The interior of the lobby has been embellished, the distinctive refined by the cheap.

Gilbert & George – Gilbert & George. The Locarno Exhibition

Gilbert & George
Gilbert & George. The Locarno Exhibition
Museo Casa Rusca, Locarno
May 16–October 18, 2020

The Museo Casa Rusca in Locarno inaugurates the new exhibition season by hosting the most provocative couple in international contemporary art: Gilbert & George. This is an event of major importance, since, on an exceptional basis – on the occasion of the celebration of over half a century of existential-artistic partnership – the artists have agreed to display their works in Locarno, after holding exhibitions in the most prestigious museums in the world.

Jenny Holzer – Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer
MASS MoCA, North Adams
On view through at least 2020

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

Jenny Holzer’s concise, often enigmatic writings infiltrate public life and consciousness through everyday objects such as LED panels and stone benches, as well as her paintings and sculpture. Following her monumental installation in MASS MoCA’s Building 5 in 2007, which marked her first indoor projection in the U.S., Holzer returns with a campus-wide program, timed to the opening of Building 6 in May 2017.

Donald Judd – Judd

Donald Judd
Judd
MoMA, New York
Online

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

The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Judd will be the first major US retrospective dedicated to Donald Judd (1928–1994) in over three decades. Presented solely at MoMA, the exhibition will explore the remarkable vision of an artist who revolutionized the history of sculpture, highlighting the full scope of Judd’s career through some 60 works in sculpture, painting, and drawing, from public and private collections in the US and abroad.

Astrid Klein – Stoffel Collection. Presentation of works by Astrid Klein

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

Astrid Klein (*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.

Barbara Kruger – Untitled (Questions), 1990/2018

Barbara Kruger
Untitled (Questions), 1990/2018
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
October 20, 2018–November 30, 2020

MOCA has reinstalled this monumental wall work by Los Angeles–based artist Barbara Kruger. The emblematic red, white, and blue artwork was originally commissioned by MOCA in 1989 and was last installed in 1990 on the south wall of MOCA's building (now The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA). The work holds an iconic place in the collective memory of Los Angeles' art community and is considered one of the museum’s curatorial highlights over its forty-year history. In connection with the work, MOCA led a series of voter registration efforts during the 2018 midterms and will continue these efforts in advance of the 2020 general election.

Robert Morris – Robert Morris – The Perceiving Body

Robert Morris
Robert Morris – The Perceiving Body
Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez
July 1–November 1, 2020

Robert Morris is a key figure in the history of art after 1960. As opposed to the model of the survey, in which many examples of work are brought together to demonstrate variety or range, Robert Morris – The Perceiving Body is organised as a constellation of seven discrete rooms, each containing a single installation or a group of related objects.

Stephen Prina – English for Foreigners

Stephen Prina
English for Foreigners
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
February 7–September 26, 2020

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

Stephen Prina’s first exhibition to take place in Mexico, English for Foreigners looks back to the first half of the 20th century, a time when the artist’s father traveled from fascist Italy to the United States, and compares the two cultures’ respective standards of the “model citizen”. Prina transforms the exhibition, which includes visual elements, sound pieces, and performance, into a time traveling journey that analyzes 20th century history and the relationship between a father and his son.

Sterling Ruby – Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
February 26–October 12, 2020

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

Co-organized by ICA Miami and ICA Boston, this major survey exhibition features more than 70 works that demonstrate the relationship between material transformation in Ruby’s practice and the rapid evolution of culture, institutions, and labor. Spanning more than two decades of the artist’s career, Sterling Ruby looks to the origins and development of his practice, through mediums ranging from lesser-known drawings and sculptures to his renowned ceramics and paintings.

Ed Ruscha – Ed Ruscha: Travel Log

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

Cindy Sherman – Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman
September 23, 2020–January 3, 2021
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

The display was designed in close collaboration with Cindy Sherman and covers her entire career, with a particular focus on pieces produced since the early 2010s, as well as some previously unseen works.
This retrospective (1975-2020) gathers 170 works – more than 300 images including works from series such as Untitled film stills, Rear Screen Projections, Fashion, History Portraits, Disasters, Headshots, Clowns, Society Portraits, Murals, Flappers and a new series with male figures and couples.

Frank Stella – Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey

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

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

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.