Pierre et Gilles

Looking at the Pictorial World, Seemingly Old and Voluptuous - solo show


KMCA (K Museum of Contemporary Art) in Seoul presents a rare and comprehensive retrospective dedicated to French duo Pierre et Gilles;  the most important show ever focusing on these icons of pop contemporary culture in Korea.

Looking at the Pictorial World, Seemingly Old and Voluptuous looks back at Pierre et Gilles’ itinerary from the 1970’s until today, gathering up to 200 works within a special scenography. The Korean public, truly attached to the artist’s work for the past 15 years, is eager to meet them again.


KMCA, SEOUL, KOREA
From 21/12/2018 to 26/05/2019


www.kmcaseoul.org

Oda Jaune

The Caress 




Oda Jaune is presenting a new artistic project travelling through the remote, unspoiled landscapes of Bulgaria.

Her sculpture The Caress, created in summer 2018, has been on the move since September, following a secret itinerary that will conclude near Sofia in spring 2019. The sculpture, first installed on the rocky shores of the Black Sea in Varvara, currently overlooks the Kaolin quarries in Vetovo, close to the Danube.

Oda Jaune’s dream was to rise to the challenge of creating an encounter, where a subtle work, open to interpretation, meets nature and local people. Her Caress, with its delicate and sensual draping, evokes the Pietà artistic tradition. The work is unsettling, questioning the concept of fusion and the nature of the love that binds the protagonists: are they mother and son, lovers, twins?

The reactions of local residents and passers-by to this enigmatic work, displayed far from a museum setting, are an integral part of the project.


TRAVELLING PROJECT, BULGARIA
From September 2018 to May 2019



Gérard Garouste

Gérard Garouste et l'école des prophètes - Solo show



LIEU DE MEMOIRE, CHAUBON-SUR-LIGNON, FRANCE
From 5/07/2019 to 29/01/2019


www.memoireduchambon.com

Claude Viallat

Gigantisme et industrie - Group Show


GIGANTISM - ART & INDUSTRIE is an original collective initiative on the territory of Hauts-de-France, in Dunkerque: the creation of a new triennial art and design in Europe.
 
From May 4, 2019, an exhibition of off-scale installations created for the occasion, of in situ works, sculptures, paintings, films and performances will embody encounters between artists, engineers, designers and architects. It will unfold on different exhibition venues and urban and port sites. An original journey that rethinks at the level of the landscape of Dunkerque a history of European modernity from 1947 to the present day; between living heritage and contemporary creation.


FRAC HAUTS DE FRANCE, DUNKERKE, FRANCE
From 4/05/2019 to 26/05/2019 


www.fracnpdc.fr/?p=9000

Eldorama, Lille 3000 - Group show


The Tripostal unfolds the great Eldorado story through a myriad of contemporary works of art borrowed from all over the world. In three chapters, corresponding to the three floors of the building: 1. The dreamed worlds, 2. The rush, 3. An endless Eldorado, the exhibition stages the universal adventure of all the eldorados who spur individuals and people to move
and relocate.

Curators: Jérôme Sans, Jean-Max Colard, with the collaboration of Isabelle Bernini.


TRIPOSTAL, LILLE, FRANCE
From 27/04/2019 to 01/10/2019


www.eldorado-lille3000.com/expositions/

Jan Van Imschoot

FEAST OF FOOLS - Groups show



KASTEEL VAN GAASBEEK, PAJOTTENLAND, BELGIUM
From 7/04/2019 to 28/07/2019


www.feastoffools.be/fr/la-fête-des-fous-bruegel-redécouvert-0

Chiharu Shiota

Line of Thought - Solo show


Chiharu Shiota originally studied painting in Kyoto. She completed her studies in Berlin with Marina Abramovic and Rebecca Horn, whose influence is notable particularly in Shiota’s early works. She explores subjects such as memory and forgetting, presence and absence of the body as well as the interwoven and multi-faceted nature of human relationships.
All of her works form poetic, pulsating bodies within space and have a direct connection with her earlier performances. To Shiota, the threads and their interweaving also symbolize the extension of life beyond the body, such as in sleep and dreams, in thought and imagination – invisible connections that her webs make visible. 


MUSEUM SINCLAIR-HAUS, BAD HOMBURG, GERMANY
From 31/03/2019 to 16/09/2019


www.museumsinclairhaus.com/museum-sinclair-haus/exhibitions/current/

Jan Fabre

Oro Rosso. Sculture d’oro e corallo, disegni di sangue - Solo show


The famous Belgian artist Jan Fabre returns to Naples with a new project involving four venues of great prestige: the museum and the Real Bosco di Capodimonte, the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia, the Madre museum and the Studio Trisorio gallery.
At the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte, the artist exhibits a group of works in dialogue with a special selection from the permanent collection of the museum and other Neapolitan museum institutions.
The exhibition features gold sculptures and blood drawings created by the artist from the 70s to the present day, as well as a new and surprising series of red coral sculptures, made especially for Capodimonte.


MUSEO E REAL BOSCO DI CAPODIMONTE, NAPLES, ITALY
From 30/03/2019 to 15/09/2019


www.museocapodimonte.beniculturali.it/portfolio_page/jan-fabre-oro-rosso/

Abdelkader Benchamma

UN AUTRE MONDE///DANS NOTRE MONDE - Group show


UN AUTRE MONDE///DANS NOTRE MONDE is questioning our relationship with the real world through many sectors of creation and knowledge, on the frontiers of science, tradition, fantasy, sciencefiction and ultimately of the real. UN AUTRE MONDE///DANS NOTRE MONDE is a hybrid event between the itinerant collective exhibition, the symposium and the epistemological experimental laboratory.


FRAC PACA, MARSEILLES, FRANCE
From 23/03/2019 to 02/06/2019


www.fracpaca.org

Chiharu Shiota

And Berlin Will Always Need You. Art, Craft and Concept Made in Berlin -
Group show


The Gropius Bau explores the concept of crafts and handmade processes in Berlin’s contemporary art scene, taking its history as a former museum for decorative arts and educational institution as a starting point.
Multiple aspects come into focus when looking at the selection of works exhibited, ranging from the ornamental and decorative, which is reminiscent of visual motifs found in Eastern religions and Byzantine mosaics, to the history of design in Modernism and the twentieth-century, involving craftsmanship from Berlin to South America. 
The exhibition shows the incredible variety of artistic practices that can be found in Berlin today and demonstrates the Gropius Bau’s commitment to continue to provide a regular platform for Berlin artists.


GROPIUS BAU, BERLIN, GERMANY
From 22/13/2019 to 16/06/2019


www.museumsportal-berlin.de/en/exhibitions/and-berlin-will-always-need-you/

Fiction and Fabrication gathers nearly 50 artists who build and manipulate images of architectural objects and spaces. Marking 30 years since Photoshop was invented, and digital tools invaded photographic production, the show offers a panorama of architectural photography that evades objective approaches and favours fictionalised takes on reality.


MAAT, LISBON, PORTUGAL
From 20/03/2019 to 19/08/2019 


www.maat.pt/en/exhibitions/fiction-and-fabrication-photography-architecture-after-digital-turn

In his relation to animals, man seeks to define his singularity, the nature of what constitutes the essence of his identity. These multiple contacts, sometimes marked by promiscuity, are both inevitable and necessary. He cannot ignore or do without this vital relationship. From the insect to the mammal, encompassing fish and birds, from tiny to gigantic, from familiar to exotic, the animal challenges humanity on the place it presumes to be its own in the world.


CAC MEYMAC, MEYMAC, FRANCE
From 17/03/2019 to 17/06/2019


www.cacmeymac.fr/a_venir.html

Chiharu Shiota

Honolulu Biennale 2019


TO MAKE WRONG / RIGHT / NOW
The title for this year’s Honolulu Biennial is drawn from the poem Manifesto by participating Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) artist 'Imaikalani Kalahele.
Honolulu Biennial 2019 features 47 artists and artist collectives from Hawai’i and the countries and continents linked by the Pacific.


Honolulu Biennale, HONOLULU, HAWAÏ
From 08/03/2019 to 5/05/2019


www.honolulubiennial.org/honolulubiennial2019

James Casebere

Modell-Naturen in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie - group show



KALLMAN-MUSEUM, ISMANING, GERMANY
From 23/02/2019 to 05/05/2019


kallmann-museum.de/2019_modellnaturen/

Jim Dine

Poésie der pflanze (Poetry of Plants) – Photos by Karl Blossfeldt and Jim Dine - group show



DIE PHOTOGRAPHISCHE SAMMLUNG/SK STIFUNG KULTUR, KÖLN, GERMANY
From 22/02/2019 to 21/07/2019


www.sk-kultur.de/en/current/detail/news/poesie-der-pflanze-photographien-von-karl-blossfeldt-und-jim-dine/

Jim Dine

I never look away - solo show


The exhibition I never look away gathers sixty self-portraits by Jim Dine, donated by the artist to the Albertina Museum of Vienna. 


KUNSTFOYER, MUNICH, GERMANY
From 20/02/2019 to 12/05/2019


www.versicherungskammer-kulturstiftung.de/en/kunstfoyer/exhibitions/jim-dine-i-never-look-away/

Norbert Bisky

«Tainted Love/Club Edit » Group show


Following the exhibition Tainted Love (Where did our love go) held in Poitiers in 2017 for the reopening of the Confort Moderne, Villa Arson offers a “Club Edit” version with the complicity of Yann Chevallier and some 30 artists from all walks of life.

Rita Ackermann, Aude Anquetil, Fabienne Audéoud & John Russell, Fabienne Audéoud, avaf, Nina Beier, Alexandra Bircken, Norbert Bisky, Travis Boyer, Anne-Lise Coste, Liz Craft, Brian DeGraw, DSCTHK, Vava Dudu, Elmgreen & Dragset, Théodore Fivel, Sylvie Fleury, Lise Haller Baggesen, Celia Hempton, Jacob Kassay, Tarik Kiswanson, Tarek Lakhrissi, Lily McMenamy, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, Émilie Pitoiset, Eileen Quinlan, Pierre René-Worms, Azzedine Saleck, Segondurante, Apolonia Sokol, Cheyney Thompson, Betty Tompkins, We Are The Painters, Nicole Wermers

Curator : Yann Chevallier
In partnership with le Confort Moderne – Poitiers


Villa Arson, Nice, France
From 08/02/2019 to 26/05/2019


www.villa-arson.org/2018/12/tainted-love-south-club-edit/

Daniel Dezeuze
Claude Viallat

Unfurled: Supports/Surfaces 1966-1976 - group show


The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit will present the first exhibition in the Midwest and most comprehensive show to date of the French art movement Supports/Surfaces. This group of fourteen artists, along with several others who were closely affiliated, lived and worked in the south of France, producing artwork marked by an interest in materiality, a lyrical use of color and expansive ideas of what constitutes a painting. French society was undergoing social protests and upheavals in the 1960s that mirrored the civil rights and anti-war movements in the USA. The Supports/Surfaces artists sought new forms and methods to reflect their times: standard art materials were dropped in favor of homespun non-art materials (bed sheets, rope, dish rags) and figuration was replaced by loose, permeable grids that hinted at a more democratic method of art-making and a proposal for humane society.

Curated by Wallace Whitney


MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT, DETROIT, USA
From 01/02/2019 to 21/04/2019


mocadetroit.org/unfurled-supportssurfaces-1966-1976/

Omar Ba

Same Dream - solo show


The Power Plant presents Omar Ba's first institutional solo exhibition.Omar Ba’s work engages with some of the most urgent issues of our time: the growing inequality of wealth and power globally, questions around immigration, and our changing relationship with the natural world. His penchant for depicting personal narratives alongside collective ones speaks to the“in-between” condition of his work, as he splits his time between Dakar, Senegal and Geneva, Switzerland, and blends the visual texture of both places through his practice. Ba draws from and intertwines a range of elements— the historical and contemporary, figurative and abstract imagery—from African and European cultures, and the techniques and tools he employs; including corrugated cardboard and canvas, paintbrushes and his hands. Additionally, Ba’s chosen materials are typically selected from his immediate surroundings and repurposed in creative ways. He prepares his surfaces—whether cardboard, canvas or wall—with a black ground, upon which he layers a vivid palette dominated by primary colours. His paintings teem with details as micro-worlds transpire within larger constellations, oscillating between bold planes of colour and intricate outlines, which unravel across their surfaces. The figures and forms portrayed are largely symbolic, referring not to specific individuals, but rather open to universal narratives. 
 
Same Dream brings together several of Ba’s paintings depicting dictators and authority figures, who lead corrupt and violent regimes across the African continent and in other parts of the world, particularly where the legacies of colonialism persist. At times represented as hybrid beasts—part human, part animal— these despotic warlords are typically enveloped in an abundance of lush flora and fauna. Indeed, nature becomes a recurring force across Ba’s oeuvre. These biomorphic shapes are often inspired by Senegal’s dazzling coastal environment in which Ba grew up. In conversation with this group of paintings, the exhibition also presents works that reveal Ba’s affinity for portraying the strength of the human spirit --depictions of youth who, regardless of where they are, share some of the same dreams for the future. For the exhibition at The Power Plant, Ba has developed a new large-scale work directly on the walls of the gallery, exploring a recurrent motif of birth, death and reincarnation across different cultures today. The world of Omar Ba’s painting is a hybrid one, ultimately evoking a shared cosmogony between humans, plants and animals.
 
Event January 26, 1.00 pm, Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Center, Free admission :  In Conversation, Omar Ba & Nabila Abdel Nabi. In this program, Omar Ba will discuss the evolution of his work with Associate Curator Nabila Abdel Nabi. The two will expand on the exhibition themes of the human spirit and the shared dreams and desires for the future. This conversation will conclude with questions from the audience.
 
Curator: Nabila Abdel Nabi.
 

THE POWER PLANT, TORONTO, CANADA
From 26/01/2019 to 12/05/2019


www.thepowerplant.org

Ivan Navarro
GRAND PARIS EXPRESS 
In collaboration with DOMINIQUE PERRAULT 

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.



 


FUTUR TRAIN STATION "GARE DE VILLEJUIF"
www.societedugrandparis.fr/projet




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