PLANÉTARIUM – solo show
With this new solo exhibition, Planetarium, displayed at Centquatre, Iván Navarro created an immersive journey through constellation of videos, sculptures, and other luminous and sonorous objects. Celestial bodies and terrestrials ones are confounded for a better understanding of power, at a time of metaphysics obsessions, such as identity and memory.
From December 12, 2020 to January 17, 2021
Le Cent Quatre, 5 Rue Curial, 75019 Paris
For its inauguration, the Helenis GGL Foundation in Montpellier is hosting four personalities from the contemporary art world: Abdelkader Benchamma, Jim Dine, Jan Fabre and Marlène Mocquet. Each of the four artists will present an artwork for the event - which will open the season in what aims to become one of the city's major cultural centres.
FONDATION HELENIS GGL, MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
Inauguration - November 2020
The exhibition ‘Global(e) Restitance’ reveals for the first time, more than sixty artists reunited for the last century around the question of “resitance”, including Senegalese Omar Ba and South African artist Billie Zangewa.
The exhibition that collects many work from many different medium and countries, questions the theoretical and esthetical relationship between politics and art. The idea of resisting, studied through the handling of politic as well as art for activism, as always been experienced by artists under oppression and inequalities.
From July 29 to January 4, 2021
Centre Pompidou, Rue Beaubourg, 75003 Paris
Peintre de l’épopée – solo show
From July 10th to November 1st 2020, the Centre d’Art de La Malmaison on the Croisette welcomes one of today’s most sought after international stars, the American artist Kehinde Wiley. The Centre d’Art la Malmaison unveils over 20 epic works, representative of the vast vocabulary that has guided the artist’s work for more than a decade.
Drawing his inspiration from the Old Masters, from Titian and Gainsborough to Van Dyck and Ingres, Wiley presents a uniquely political and aesthetic perspective, making visible history’s invisible figures, allowing the viewer to engage with the notions of perception as it pertains to power and place.llKehinde Wiley has traversed the world since 2006 as part of his The World Stage series, whereby organizing local studios and utilizing street casting of denizens from the favelas of Rio to the cramped streets of New Dehli. He uses chance encounters with young Black and brown men and women to create Baroque portraits, brimming with the vestiges and fanfare of the Old Masters. Kehinde Wiley is a descendent of that long line of portraitists. He offers reinterpretations of traditional easel painting vernacular, instilling power and prestige onto the young men and women who are rarely viewed as such.llDelving into the issues of racial and sexual identity, Kehinde Wiley’s works create unexpected conversations where art history and Black culture emerge fluidly. The artist brings to the forefront those who have historically been banished from the halls of power and the access found therein. His politically charged work is an investigation of race, representation, privilege, and excess. They are an indictment on history and who determines its definition.llThrough this majestic retrospective, the first in France, one can fathom how a vast body of work can both question and participate in the Western art historical canon of portraiture. Kehinde Wiley invites us, we Europeans, to rediscover a painting whose artistic intensity we have, perhaps, forgotten at a time when the continent is experiencing an identity crises that is continuously evolving. Welcoming such a monographic exhibition to Cannes, Kehinde Wiley materializes the international aspirations the city has regarding the importance of contemporary art.
From July 10 to Novembre 01, 2020
Centre d'art La Malmaison, 47 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes
THIS LAND IS YOU LAND – travelling installation
The Momentary, a satellite contemporary art space to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, Arkansas), announces a new visual art project by Iván Navarro, free for the public to experience.
Inspired by Woody Guthrie’s iconic 1940 song of the same name, Iván Navarro’s series of three water towers examines the history of migration in the Americas and the United States. During the Great Depression, the water tower became a symbol of hope and opportunity for nomadic workers. According to Navarro, “every time they saw a water tower, they jumped out of the train because it signaled economic activity in that town.” Visitors can step beneath the towers and look up at the repeated messages that are inspired by Navarro’s personal history as an immigrant.
Before making its way to the Momentary, 'This Land is Your Land' was previously on view in Madison Square Garden in New York City, and most recently at the Navy Pier in Chicago (USA).
Starting July 2, 2020
The Momentary, 507 SE E St, Bentonville, AR 72712, États-Unis
De Nacht, Group Show
This spring, the Expo Hall at de Warande in Turnhout, Belgium, will host a group exhibition on a theme everyone is somehow familiar with: the night.
Before artificial light was introduced, nights were intrinsically related to darkness. Day and night were two utterly separate worlds. The night then looked like a parallel universe, with its own rituals, smells and sounds, where one could escape everyday reality, social conventions and hierarchies. Even today we still experience the night-time as a special moment. On their side, artists are often inspired by this realm which is both familiar and mysterious.
Participating artists : Nel Aerts, Fred Bervoets, John Bijnens, David Claerbout, Felix De Clercq, Bieke Depoorter and Mattias De Craene, Danny Devos, Brecht Evens, Francisco Goya, Joris Ghekiere, Harry Gruyaert, Soham Gupta, Dr. Hugo Heyrman, Wouter Huis, Pieter Jennes, Natasja Kensmil, Frans Masereel, Laetitia Molenaar, Andreas Mühe, Hans Op de Beeck, Thomas Ruff, Stefan Serneels, George Shiras, Ben Sledsens, Helmut Smits, Léon Spilliaert, Dennis Tyfus, Nele Van Canneyt, Fik van Gestel, Jan Van Imschoot, Johannes Vogl, Peter Waterschoot, Kohei Yoshiyuki.
De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium
From July 1st to December 13, 2020
The Ladder – solo show
For his first permanent site-specific public artwork, Iván Navarro unveiled a new project, THE LADDER, in San Francisco, US. The project, located on the façade of the 12-story tower fronting Market Street, consists of a ten-storied neon and steel ‘ladder,’ resembling a functional fire escape.
THE LADDER subtly combines both the public space and the public imagination, by merging familiar visual languages iconic to urban architecture in the United States, whose structures adorn facades but whose functions are long buried beneath their nostalgic beauty. The charged combination of these two forms, provokes a conceptual and material dislocation that is the essence of artistic subversion.
1066 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, États-Unis
From 28 May 2020, Permanent installation
For the third edition of ‘Les Extatiques’ curated by Fabrice Bousteau, Iván Navarro presents an original artwork untitled ‘Mélusine’ commissioned by la Défense (Hauts-de-seine). Yue Minjun also joined the group show by lending his bronze sculpture, ‘The Tao Laughter n°4’
For ‘Les Extatiques’, eleven artists will take over the esplanade of Paris La Défense, from the Takis basin to the Grande Arche, playing with the unique architecture of the place. The great novelty is the dual locations : the exhibition takes place on the esplanade of La Défense, but also in the gardens of La Seine Musicale, creating an unprecedented dialogue with the environment.
Paris La Défense (Hauts-de-Seine)
From June 25 to October 4
Narcisse ou la floraison des mondes – group show
Inspired by the mythic figure that fascinates both classical and contemporaneous artists, the group show Narcisse ou la floraison des mondes gathers more than a hundred works (video, installation, painting, drawing, photograph, sculpture) interrogating the hierarchy of artistic genders and the making of lively industry. The exhibition presented by the FRAC of Nouvelle Aquitaine highlights new resources of inspiration such as the ‘eco-feminism’ movement, or the recent approaches of science and philosophy.Lovers of icons, Pierre et Gilles take parts in this group exhibition with a portrait untitled “La Cerise sur le gâteau”.
From June 23 to August 22, 2020
MÉCA, 5 parvis Corto Maltese, 33800 Bordeaux, France
This year, the Fondation Villa Datris decided to explore a current issue: the act of recycling, through sculpture. At a time where sustainable development has become a priority, contemporary artists took over the topic to explore it through a creative eye. They used imagination and inspiration to create a new world flows. Numerous artists tried to recycle. Among them are Jim Dine and Iván Navarro who made their way into the exhibition, underlining our presents concerns.
From June 20 to November 1, 2020
Fondation Villa Datris, 7 Avenue des Quatre Otages, 84800 L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
OH! MY CITY – group show
PARADISE ART SPACE’s newest exhibition, ‘OH! MY CITY’ explores the various ways to interpret period and space in the city. Featuring 5 artists with strong individual characteristics, this exhibition presents a novel perspective on how to look at a city space and a good chance to reinterpret ‘My City.’ Presenting artists are Anibal Catalan, duo-group, Elmgreen & Dragset, Baekyung Lee, Chiharu Shiota, and Pablo Valbuena.
From June 18 to October 4, 2020
Paradise Art Space,186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321-giln Jung-gu, Incheon, Korea
Galerie Templon announces representation in Europe of Edward and Nancy Kienholz's work
Galerie Templon is delighted to announce that it is representing the work of American artists Edward and Nancy Kienholz in Europe.
Edward Kienholz (1927-1994) began his career as a solo, self-taught artist in 1953 in Los Angeles where he headed avant-garde galleries before meeting his partner, Nancy Reddin Kienholz (1943-2019). Together they formed a creative, highly driven entity. Their artistic engagement was rooted in visual shock and a marked but unfailingly subtle and elusive denunciation. While certain works convey a sense of muffled rage, others are less didactic, leaving the viewer wholly free to draw their own conclusions. Their art expresses fierce criticism of the dysfunctionalities of American society: unbridled consumerism, everyday racism, sexism, structural violence and religious hypocrisy.
From 5 September to 24 October 2020, Galerie Templon is shining a spotlight on the Kienholz couple with the largest ever exhibition of their work. The show in the gallery's Grenier Saint-Lazare space will present around twenty of their pieces created between 1978 and 1994, some of them for the first time in Europe.
The latest exhibition of Norbert Bisky at the galerie Templon, is travelling to Poitiers.
As of mid-June, the Galerie Templon’s latest exhibition of works by the artist, will travel to Le Confort moderne, a former industrial building turned into a trending place for the cultural life of Poitiers. In this new series, Bisky has chosen to swap the pastel blue of his skies for darker hues and the luminous smiles of his models for more serious expressions. His baroque scenes feature bronzed models who bring to mind the communist propaganda which marked the artist's youth in GDR. Alongside them are the night birds, hipsters and outsiders who populate the streets of Berlin Friedrichshain every evening, drifting among the post-industrial facades that characterise the district, a favourite haunt of the city's denizens of the night.
From June 15 to August 25, 2020
Confort Moderne, 185 Rue du Faubourg du Pont Neuf, 86000 Poitiers
Hortus Conclusus. L’illusione di un paradiso – group show
The exhibition starts with the Christian allegory of the enclosed garden – image of the Paradise and the virginity of Mary – and the Greek myth of the Rape of Europa, which relates the heroic journey of a kidnapped young girl, founder of European civilization. While Western art has assimilated and propagated these two iconographies since the Middle Ages, their study still offers a key to contemplate the works of contemporary artists who explore the relationship between man and his territory, between identity and culture. Like the United States, Europe seems today to defend the idea of a hortus conclusus , a new Eden inaccessible and surrounded by walls, both physical and mental.
Works by contemporary artists such as Pierre et Gilles are introduced with a section of prints of the 15th, 16th and 17th century from Albrecht Dürer, to Hendrick Goltzius and Remoldus Eynhoudts.
From June 3 to November 8 2020
Via S. Biagio 9, 6500 Bellinzona, Suisse
Tralala l’art – group show
The project Tralala l’art revolves around the question of game in contemporary creation. Some games are indeed visual masterpieces which can be compared to artists’ works. Henceforth, it is important to question the status of these creations, and to question their representation in space. The exhibition organized by the Centre de la gravure et de l’imprimerie, is composed in multiple pieces , among which three pieces of Jean-Michel Alberola, interrogating in a colorful manner, this recent field of creativity.
From June 2 to November 29, 2020
Centre de la gravure et de l'image, Rue des Amours 10, 7100 La Louvière, Belgique
The closing line also opens – Group show
In an group exhibition dedicated to Florentine Renaissance drawing and its Iberian extensions, Julião Sarmento’s work will be presented at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MNAA) in Lisboa.Sarmento’s drawings impact on the balance of temporality, as well as on thematic and stylistic sequences that we might establish between artists belonging to a common cultural background. He has developed a long theory on linear images, as well as on interrupted or suspended actions. Julião Sarmento’s works are not studies, they are finished works. By reversing the Renaissance rules, they present the non finito as finito.
From May 18 to July 26
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Rua das Janelas Verdes 1249-017 Lisboa
Paysages Révélés – Solo Show
Come enjoy the new Philippe Cognée’s exhibition untitled ‘’Paysages Révélés’’. Located at the Domaine de Chaumont-Sur-Loire, France, with about 30 paintings displayed in the western and southern wings of the castel. You will be able to discover all kinds of landscapes : from cultured fields to wild meadows, trees, and deep forest… sometimes seen from a train window. The show will be on view until the end of the year.
From May 15 to the end of December, 2020
Domaine de Chaumont-Sur-Loire
We invite you to experience our new online viewing room for an immersive visit of our Paris and Brussels spaces.
Currently on view: Norbert Bisky: Desmadre Berlin, Jim Dine: The Classic Prints, and Billie Zangewa: Soldier of Love.
Click on the link below and on each work to explore!
Jitish Kallat: Return to Sender - Solo Show
The Frist Art Museum presents Return to Sender, an exhibition of immersive installations created by the celebrated Indian artist Jitish Kallat. The dramatic works, which engage both mind and body, are inspired by historic messages that reveal the best and worst of humanity.
The show brings together two different types of correspondence that collectively provoke a reflection on our world. Continuing his interest in the epistolary mode, Kallat will exhibit a new project titled Covering Letter (terranum nuncius) (2019) alongside his widely exhibited Covering Letter (2012).
From March 13 to October 12, 2020
Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, United States
MAPPA MUNDI – group exhibition
The exhibition presented by the Boghossian foundation explores artistic representation of the planet: map, frontiers and travels, social and ecological upheavals. Visitors discovers a selection of contemporary works revealing their vision of the globe through many different medium. The representation of the world, as much today than yesterday, comes from scientific and convenient necessity to perceive our geography, far and near, as a vivid source for the imagination. Contemporary artists such as Iván Navarro are still captivated by the world map and constantly try to reinvent it or transform it. For Navarro, the new mappa mundi is a complex overlay of neon and mirrors, brought to life by electrical power.
From march 5 to october 4, 2020
Boghossian foundation, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 67B, 1050 Bruxelles
Christian Louboutin : L’Exhibitioniste – group show
Palais de la Porte Dorée presents a new exhibition entirely dedicated to the work of Christian Louboutin, designer and creator of the internationally renowned signature red-sole shoes. Designed like a real life invitation to plunged into the creative universe of the artist, the exhibition explores all the facets of his inspiration, in a place particularly dear to the creator. By friendship and similar love for idolatry, Pierre et Gilles take part, in their own way to this high-quality exhibition.
From February 26, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Palais de la Porte Dorée, 293 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris
Kehinde Wiley: The Yellow Wallpaper, Solo show
Kehinde Wiley’s upcoming show Kehinde Wiley: The Yellow Wallpaper at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, north east London, is the first solo exhibition of new work shown by Wiley at a public institution in the UK. It will be also the first Wiley’s exhibition to feature exclusively female portraits: Wiley’s striking subjects are women the artist encountered on the streets of Dalston, east London.
William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, UK
From February 22 to May 25, 2020
Lolita (R)evolution (Rufschädigendst) - Ihr Alle seid die Lolita Eurer Selbst! – Theatre play
World-class visual artist Jonathan Meese will present a play in collaboration with the Theater Dortmund, Germany. On the basis of the controversial and world-famous novel “Lolita” by the Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov, the « evolutionary » piece which he will direct, do the set and costume design will premiere on 15 February 2020.
THEATER DORTMUND, DORMUNT, GERMANY
February 15, March 21, April 3, April 25, May 16, 2020
Galerie Templon represents The Kid
Galerie Templon announces the representation of international artist Robin Kid a.k.a. THE KID.
Born in 1991, THE KID is a self-educated multi-disciplinary artist with Dutch and Brazilian roots and a true citizen of the world. His work restlessly questions the notions of social determinism and the thin frontier between innocence and corruption for today’s youth in the polarized world of 21st century.
Through photo-realistic and thought-provoking wall size paintings as well as life size sculptures, THE KID has gathered in only a few years as much attention of an informed public as well as of collectors and institutions in Paris, Basel or Miami.
The gallery shall present an important new piece at FIAC in October 2020. The artist will have a major solo show in May 2021 at the gallery, in the space of rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare.
THE KID in front of Not Normal, 2019 © THE KID
Le Musée de la Vie romantique presents a selection of around 40 art works by thirty contemporary artists on the representation of heart as an expression of the feeling of love, echoing one of the main themes of Romanticism.
This exhibition aims to open the cultural program of the museum beyond the nineteenth century by exploring the continuation of Romanticism in contemporary art, in resonance with the museum’s collections. The heart as an organ, motif and symbol is presented here through various techniques: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, neon and photography.
In addition to the emblematic figures of Niki de Saint Phalle, Jim Dine, Annette Messager, Sophie Calle, Pierre and Gilles, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Françoise Pétrovitch, visitors will be able to discover about twenty other artists in this exhibition.
Musée de la Vie romantique, Paris, France
February 14 - July 12, 2020
Kehinde Wiley’s appointment as Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
On the occasion of the opening celebration for Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley at the Brooklyn Museum, NY, Kehinde Wiley will be the protagonist of an intimate ceremony where he will be presented with the insignia of Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Brooklyn Museum, New York, US
Wednesday 12 February 2020
Photo © Tony Powell
Jim Dine – Solo show
The Palazzo delle Esposizioni presents the work of one of the greatest American artists, a man whose radical and innovative oeuvre had a major impact on contemporary visual culture, particularly on the Italian visual culture of the 1960s.
The exhibition showcases over 60 works dated 1959 to 2016, coming from public and private collections both in Europe and in the United States. An exhaustive iconographical apparatus on the famous Happenings accompanied by a narrative in Jim Dine's own voice. And a selection of video interviews will allow visitors to draw closer to the figure of this great artist.
From February 11 to June 2, 2020
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Poetic Faith – Group show
A person can never perceive truth and fiction at the same time. But there is such a thing as ‘poetic faith’ or the ‘suspension of disbelief’. While reading a novel or watching a film, we ‘believe’ in the story, however implausible it might seem. ‘Poetic faith’ is considered an essential ingredient for storytelling of any kind.
The exhibition ‘Poetic Faith’ can be seen as a tribute to the power of, and belief in, the imagination. With work by Jan Van Imschoot, Shikh Sabbir Alam, Marie Cloquet, Leo Copers, Hanne Darboven, Markus Degerman, Joseph Grigely, Jorge Macchi, Bruce Nauman, Navid Nuur, Panamarenko, Giulio Paolini, Mandla Reuter, Jason Rhoades, Gil Shachar, Nedko Solakov, Birde Vanheerswynghels, Tamara Van San and Philippe Van Snick.
From February 8 to May 3, 2020
S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium
TELL ME YOUR STORY – group show
For the first time in Europe: 100 years of African American art based on storytelling. The exhibition explores the visual richness of black culture in Kunsthal KAdE through the works of 50 African American artists, such as popular Kehinde Wiley.
Tell Me Your Story focuses on five chronological periods: the Harlem Renaissance, Post Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights, Black Renaissance and the Bloom Generation. The artists in each of these distinct periods shared one common characteristic: the need to express themselves and safeguard the vital African tradition of storytelling.
From February 8 to August 30, 2020
Kunsthal KAdE, Eemplein 77, 3812 EA, Amersfoort, Dutchland
ALPHA CRUCIS – Group show
Alpha Crucis exhibition at Astrup Fearnley Museet gathers seventeen artists from seven African countries – a constellation of artists from the South, brought into northern sight—among which, Billie Zangewa, from Malawi.
The seventeen artists gathered here originate from numerous countries, belong to different generations and have diverse practices. But what they all have in common is that, living in Africa, they are all able to see Alpha Crucis. Can this be seen as a symbol of hope for a pan-African utopia, in which, despite antagonisms, all African countries look in the same direction towards the same guiding light, and do not need to look north when making their art?
ASTRUP FEARNLEY MUSEET, OSLO, NORWAY
From 31 January to 17 May, 2020
Gérard Garouste - Solo Show
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, the French Institute and with the support of private sponsors, Gérard Garouste's retrospective at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi will be an unparalleled opportunity to discover the artist's imaginary and historical repertoire - which includes, among its sources of inspiration, myths and legends, religion and folklore. The exhibition will feature over sixty paintings covering 40 years of creation, from 1980 to 2019.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, NEW DELHI, INDIA
From 28/01/2020 to 30/04/2020
Queen : From the Collection of CCH Pounder – group show
Featuring artwork by Africans, African-Americans, and other international artists the diaspora, the pieces on display in Queen are drawn from the personal collection of award-winning actress, CCH Pounder. Featuring sculptures, paintings, and mixed media works by such luminaries as Kehinde Wiley, Alison Saar and countless others. Pounder's robust collection now exhibited in the Charles H.Wright Museum of African American history, celebrates black ‘feminine beauty, identity, and power,’.
From January 28 to August 2, 2020
315 East Warren St Detroit, MI 48201, United-States
Musée Royal of Mariemont presents ‘Bye, Bye Future ! L’art de voyager dans le temps’. The exhibition deals with evolutions of the future and the need for humans to control time, while emphasizing on digital creations and animated images. Bye Bye Future gathers works from international artist such as Jim Dine and Pierre et Gilles, who undertook at some point the ancestral voyage through space and time.
From January 25 to October 25, 2020
Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140, Morlanwelz, Belgium
Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley– Solo show
Kehinde Wiley’s triumphant Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps (2005), a hallmark of the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, comes face to face with the nineteenth-century painting on which it is based: Jacques-Louis David’s Bonaparte Crossing the Alps (1800–1). Seen together, the works by David and Wiley reveal how race, masculinity, power, and representation layer onto portraiture and shape the writing of history.
Brooklyn Museum, New York, United States
January 24–May 10, 2020
As part of its artistic and cultural brief, GRAND PARIS EXPRESS has announced that Iván Navarro will be one of its guest artists, working with architect Dominique Perrault (DPA) on the future Villejuif-Institut Gustave Roussy station.
Grand Paris Express is Europe’s largest urban infrastructure project, with 200-km of new automated metro lines and 68 new stations to build by 2030, designed by influential modern architects. As part of this unprecedented urban transformation project, and to promote the emergence of a unified city-wide identity, Société du Grand Paris (SGP) has launched a major arts programme under the direction of José-Manuel Gonçalvès.
Each new station will be the setting for a lasting artistic intervention, fruit of the convergence between two creative worlds, architect and artist working in tandem. The programme will lead to the creation of a vast body of multi-disciplinary art, with an impact simultaneously local and city-wide.
Iván Navarro and Dominique Perrault are one of the first architect-artist pairs to be announced. They will work together on the Villejuif Institut-Gustave Roussy station, collaborating on a project focused on sensations of depth and the interplay of light.