KEHINDE WILEY AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY – Solo Show
For his first collaboration with a major UK gallery, The National Gallery, Wiley will depart from portraiture to explore artistic conventions and modes of representation in the European landscape tradition through the media of film and painting. Wiley’s first film installation, Narrenschiff (2017), was a contemporary response to the Ship of Fools theme, popular in European culture from the late 15th century. It featured a group of young Black men at sea, struggling to reach the land – a metaphor for both historical and contemporary histories of migration and social dislocation. Building on these themes at the National Gallery, Wiley will explore European Romanticism and its focus on epic scenes of oceans and mountains, and humankind’s relationship with nature. The film included in this project will feature Black Londoners that Wiley met and cast for the film on the streets around the National Gallery.
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
EX AFRICA. PRÉSENCES AFRICAINES DANS L’ART D’AUJOURD’HUI – Group show
In an unprecedented visual dialogue, the Ex Africa exhibition brings together more than 150 works by contemporary artists of all generations and origins to decipher the relationships that unite the current scene and ancient African arts since the end of the 20th century.
From February 9 to June 27, 2021
Galerie Jardin, musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, 37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris
THE POWER OF MY HANDS, Afrique(s) : artistes femmes – Group show
As part of the Saison Africa2020, Suzana Sousa, independent curator based in Luanda, Angola and Odile Burluraux, curator at the au Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, bring together at MAM a set of works by sixteen female artists from several English-speaking African countries, and Portuguese speakers, or from the diaspora, offering a glimpse of a contemporary African art scene little presented in France. The Power of My Hands, through the creations presented - painting, pottery, photography, video, performance, embroidery etc. - takes into account the capacity of the artists to approach, starting from their personal histories, the social questions which determine the female condition.
From January 22 to May 30, 2021
Musée d’Art Moderne, 11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Linhas da Vida – Solo Show
The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - Rio de Janeiro is the last location of the touring exhibition of Chiharu Shiota "Linhas da Vida", that has been traveling since beginning of 2020 through Brazil. It is the first extensive solo exhibition presented in the country, showing works spanning over 25 years of artistic career. The exhibition includes the site-specific installations "Beyond Memory", "Two Boats, One Direction" and "Internal Line".
From January 13rd to April 19th, 2021
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro, R. Primeiro de Março, 66 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
RIO DE SANGRE – installation
“Río de sangre” is an installation created by Ivan Navarro, located on the banks of the Mapocho river in Chile. Made up of an iron tower connected to one of the river’s pathways through a bridge, it creates a peaceful place for meditation in the midst of the urban jungle. Visitors can walk it up, one at a time, and are given a map of Santiago with the streets renamed after various parts of the human body. The installation is an homage to the Desaparecidos, the victims of the dictatorship thrown in the river before and after the Pinochet era.
From 12 january 2021
PLANETARIUM – 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 January 9, 2021 to February 28, 2021
Le 104, 5 Rue Curial, 75019 Paris
L’AMAZONE ÉROGÈNE – Solo show
In January and February 2021, Prune Nourry invests the vast spaces of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche with a set of works created specifically for this carte blanche and thought in relation to the unique architecture of the place. The installation L'Amazone Érogène extends the Catharsis series in which the figure of the Amazon appeared by allowing the artist to experiment an unprecedented scale, thanks in particular to the vast volumes offered by the department store.
From January 9 to February 21, 2021
Le Bon Marché , 24 rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris
Kehinde Wiley, Go – permanente installation
The new Moynihan train hall (New York, USA) features three ambitious site-specific permanent installations by artists Kehinde Wiley, Stan Douglas and Elmgreen & Dragset. On view on the 33rd Street mid-block entryway ceiling, Wiley’s site-specific installation Go (2020), covers the ceiling of the train hall’s with a backlit, hand-painted, stained-glass triptych that recalls the grandeur of decorative Renaissance and Baroque painting.
The Moynihan Train Hall, Penn Station, New York
From January 1, 2021