Connecting Threads: Textiles in Contemorary Practice - group show
The exhibition attempts to trace textile practices, traditions and histories in Contemporary Indian Art. As a medium, textile has an intrinsic meaning and context.
Curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta & Puja Vaish
Participating Artists: Anita Dube, Anju Dodiya, Archana Hande, Desmond Lazaro, Lavanya Mani, Manish Nai, Manisha Parekh, Monali Meher, Nilima Sheikh, Paula Sengupta, Priya Ravish Mehra, Pushpamala N, Rakhi Peswani, Reena Saini Kallat, Shakuntala Kulkarni, Sharmila Samant, Shezad Dawood
DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM, MUMBAI, INDIA
From 02/12/2018 to 17/02/2019
Heartland - solo show
The National Gallery is presenting Oda Jaune in Bulgaria for the first time ever, with a large-scale retrospective exhibition gathering 50 of the artist‘s work in painting, sculpture and water-colours from the earliest periods of her carеer to present times.
Oda Jaune’s style is remindful of the Old Masters yet jettisons the viewer into the world of surrealism, and German expressionism alike. For she has created a world of her own, where the artist does not have to bow to the conventional, and her work probes deep into the subconscious. Oda Jaune creates an alternative universe full of omnipowerful beauty and calm, poetry and romanticism while remaining mindful of the potent forces of violence, eroticism and irony.
Mindful of detail and proportions, careful of how she changes the scale, applying a photorealistic precision in her creation of individual shapes, the artist engages in a juxtaposition of the elements, a principle that becomes prominent in her visual narrative. Emotional states and images emerging from the subconscious, come out of the depths to materialize on the surface into part horrible, part entertaining images. The viewer freely enters the fairy world of fantasies, only to be submerged into a vortex of emotions. For this viewer has been entangled in a crossword, a visual enigma whose central part contains the whole truth about the artist‘s attitude to love and eroticism, to fear and pain.
Curated by Nadezhda Dzhakova
NATIONAL GALLERY/PALACE, SOFIA, BULGARIA
From 23/11/2018 to 13/01/2019
Die Irrfahrten des Jonathan Meese - solo show
In the Greek saga, the hero Odysseus survives dangerous adventures on his odyssey and completes mysterious tasks – returning home at the end perhaps as a different person. Like a contemporary Odysseus, in this exhibition, the artist Jonathan Meese (born 1970 in Tokyo and based in Berlin) sets off on an imaginary journey, making various stops along the way. In drawings, pictures and sculptures from over 20 years of artistic production, encounters with the most diverse, ambivalent protagonists and situations take place, which the artist approaches in his archaic role as symbolic redeemer and liberator. Visitors to the exhibition get to accompany the plucky, provocative artist on his voyage, but where will it end?
PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE, MUNCHEN, GERMANY
From 15/11/2018 to 03/03/2019
Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018 - solo show
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.
THE BRANT FOUNDATION ART STUDY CENTER, NEW YORK, USA
From 12/11/2018 to 01/04/2018
Without - solo show
The work of Julião Sarmento is shaped from the borderline. Many of his works contain images of images which, while inter-related, also function independently, embracing the ambiguity of their meaning. They are microstories that take on the multiple potential of cinema, somewhere between the explicit and secret; between what is personal and what is alien. They also share a kind of suspended duration. Julião Sarmento’s entire body of work projects this cinematographic sensation because when we look at his works we always get the feeling that there is something else there that is absent, something kept offstage.
The exhibition at the CGAC is a panoramic view including works that reflect this feeling that cuts across his whole trajectory: cinematographic expression. It is not so much a question of highlighting a literal relationship—which is evident in many cases—but rather we seek to project how Sarmento has always explored this intermediate space between suspension and desire, in an interstitial space where the spectator becomes immersed, treading disturbing terrain like an foreigner, like a spectator.
Curators: Santiago Olmo, David Barro
CENTRO GALEGO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, CORUNA, SPAIN
From 09/11/2018 to 02/02/2019
Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis - solo show
The Saint Louis Art Museum is proud to present Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis, an exhibition that is deeply connected to this city and informed by visits Wiley made in 2017. Through a process of street casting, he invited strangers he met in neighborhoods in north St. Louis and Ferguson to pose for his paintings. Wiley then created eleven original portraits that are inspired by carefully chosen artworks in the Museum’s collection.
Curators: Simon Kelly, Hannah Klemm, Molly Moog
SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM, SAINT LOUIS, USA
From 19/10/2018 to 10/02/2019
For the 12th consecutive year, Guerlain is once again taking part in FIAC’s Parcours Privé and marking the occasion by presenting the group exhibition Past Futures, which can be discovered at the Maison Guerlain, 68 avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Past Futures offers a journey on three levels through multiple worlds – installations, videos, photos, drawings, paintings, interactive objects, etc. – bringing together young creative figures and established artists, such as Jean-Michel Alberola, Jan Fabre, Christian Boltanski, Arotin & Serghei, Charlotte Charbonnel, Fabrice Hyber, Mehdi Meddaci, Albertine Meunier and Claire Morgan.
Curator: Caroline Messensee
MAISON GUERLAIN, PARIS, FRANCE
From 19/10/2018 to 09/11/2018
Sanguine. Luc Tuymans on baroque - group show
Fondazione Prada presents the exhibition “Sanguine. Luc Tuymans on Baroque”, curated by Luc Tuymans, in its Milan venue from 18 October 2018 to 25 February 2019. Organized with M KHA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Antwerp) and KMSKA (Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp) and the City of Antwerp, the project will be featured in Milan in a new and more extensive version, following its first presentation in the Belgian city from June to September 2018. Luc Tuymans conceived an intense visual experience presenting more than 80 works by 63 international artists, including 25 exhibited exclusively at Fondazione Prada.
FONDAZIONE PRADA, MILAN, ITALY
From 18/10/2018 to 25/02/2019
Jim Dine. From the collection of the Pompidou Center - solo show
The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow presents an exhibition by eminent American artist and classic of contemporary art Jim Dine. Works included in the exhibition were donated by Dine to the Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, where his retrospective was held to great acclaim in the autumn of 2017. The artist himself selected 28 works from the period 1961 to 2016 to be showcased in the exhibition, motivated by his desire to give the public a more comprehensive view of his art.
Curators: Bernard Blistène (Director of the Centre Pompidou), Annalisa Rimmaudo
MULTIMEDIA ART MUSEUM, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
From 14/09/2018 to 11/11/2018
From 14 September 2018 to 6 January 2019 The Sensation of the Sea: In Honour of Bas Jan Ader is presented at The Mesdag Collection in The Hague. For this exhibition, guest curator Joanna De Vos has invited several international artists to engage in a dialogue with The Mesdag Collection. These contemporary artists are captivated by the grandeur and tempestuousness of the ocean. The attraction of the sea is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for them, a ‘battery for the imagination’. Odes to the performance In Search of the Miraculous by the Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975) form the exhibition’s connecting thread. Ader disappeared in 1975 as he attempted to sail across the Atlantic. His soul became one with the untameable power of the sea. The tributes to Ader’s artistic practice highlight the enticement and mystery of the ocean. Visitors are encouraged to discover how the contemporary artworks integrate into the nineteenth-century museum and to prepare themselves for a series of surprising and special ‘encounters’.
MESDAG COLLECTION, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
From 14/09/2018 to 06/01/2019
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
Embodied - solo show
The solo exhibition features recent drawings and sculptures as well as photographs and videos of early performance work. In addition, the site-specific installation “Absence Embodied”, which has been acquired by the Gallery, is displayed at the Melrose Wing of European Art along with the installation “Internal” which is suspended from the galleries facade, allowing a glimpse of what lies inside.
ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUTRALIA, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
From 24/08/2018 to 28/10/2018
MADEMOISELLE - group show
MADEMOISELLE, is a group exhibition that brings together a generation of international women artists exploring the issues and paradoxes of being a young woman today, through a variety of mediums and a broad range of subjects.
Referencing France’s recent ban on the title ‘Mademoiselle’ and drawing upon the past years’ global interest in women’s rights, best characterized as the #MeToo phenomenon, the exhibition exposes the manifold heritage, expansion and evolution of feminist art strategies and theories today.
With among others Oda Jaune, Laure Prouvost, Mai-Thu Perret, Pilar Corrias, Anna Uddenberg, Mimosa Echard, Gery Georgevia
CRAC, SETE, FRANCE
From 21/07/2018 to 06/01/2019
Water and Land - Niigata Art Festival 2018 - group show
From ancient times, Niigata has had a strong connection with water and land as a port town and a major river town. This connection is the theme for the Water and Land Art Festival. Artists from around the world will display their artwork in the lower Shinano River area in the heart of Niigata City.
With among others Jaume Plensa, Yoichi Takada, Chiharu Shiota.
NIIGATA CITY, JAPAN
From 14/07/2018 to 08/10/2018
De fils ou de fibres - group show
Many artists today reappropriate, explore, or rework artisanal techniques that were long ignored: from yarn and weaving to knitting, patchwork, and even embroidery. The return to textiles goes far beyond the femininity with which it was traditionally associated. The experimentation leads to abundant artistic practices from protean installations to the object.
The exhibition brings together the works of artists who use as their material yarn, rope, string, and even iron or plastic wire so long as these materials are shaped, knotted, or woven. Also featured are canvas, veil, felt ... All of which is on show across the five floors of the abbey.
With among others Chiharu Shiota, Mona Hatoum, Kapwani Kiwanga, Claire Morgan
ABBAYE SAINT ANDRE CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN, MEYMAC, FRANCE
From 08/07/2018 to 14/10/2018
Jan Fabre : Ecstasy & Oracles - solo show
For the first time in Europe Jan Fabre presents Ecstasy and Oracles for the occasion of Manifesta12 organised by Mondo Mostre, Palermo Capitale della Cultura 2018, Regione Siciliana. The scarab, ancient symbol of metamorphosis and an early alter-ego of artist Jan Fabre – the holy dung beetle of Antwerp – is central to the exhibition in Monreale. Small bronzes refer to the vital quest of the artist while the life-size bronze sculpture, The man who bears the cross, balances the limits of faith. A cycle of large mosaics made with jewel beetle wing-cases explores the eternal cycle of life and death, reoccurring in Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas.
Curated by Joanna De Vos and Melania Rossi.
Monday to Saturday, 9.00 – 19.00, Holidays, 9.00 – 13.30
CATTEDRALE DI MONREALE, PALERMO, ITALY
From 06/07/2018 to 04/11/2018
The official inauguration of Jan Fabre's newly created permanent altarpieces for AMUZ - public procurement
In 1628, the Antwerp trinity of Rubens, Jordaens and Van Dyck received the assignment from the Augustinian monks to make altarpieces for their cloister church in the Kammenstraat. This year, Jan Fabre is receiving the same honour upon the occasion of Antwerp Baroque 2018. He translates - or rather 're-tells' - the altarpieces of Jordaens, Van Dyck and Rubens in the language of 2018 and frames them in their contemporary context.
SAINT AUGUSTIN CHURCH OF ANTWERP (AMUZ), ANTWERP, BELGIUM
La destruction n’est pas une fin en soi - solo show
Young French artist Prune Nourry has been invited by publisher Actes Sud to take part for the first time in the Arles Rencontres Photographiques festival. She will be presenting a series of works in a former SNCF workshop featuring photographs and sculptures as well as the giant Buddha she recently created for the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques (Guimet) in Paris.
Prune Nourry’s photographs narrate the long-term projects she has undertaken in China and India on the theme of the gender selection of children. With these travel tales and unexpected encounters orchestrated between her hybrid creatures and passers-by in the streets of Delhi, she captures and highlights the creative process as a participant in its own right, the images revealing the underlying matter, from earth to milk. She creates a dialogue between her sculptures – the Holy Daughters, half girls, half holy cows – and the photographs, or “sculpted images”, which extend her probing of women’s status and the misuse of science while questioning their medium.
Prune Nourry, Men Without Women, Holy Daughter, New Delhi, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.
Associated programme, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles 2018.
Venue: Magasin Electrique - Opening hours: 10 am - 7.30 pm
MAGASIN ELECTRIQUE, ARLES, FRANCE
From 02/07/2018 to 23/09/2018
Ma nation : l'imagination - solo show
Sometimes considered provocative and iconoclastic, the "contemporary mystic" Jan Fabre keeps in mind the memory of the Flemish Primitives and the old masters of Flemish Baroque and builds on the tradition to daringly plunge into the unknown: "The brain represents, to me, a metaphor for the terra incognita. Dealing with art and beauty is to always walk along the path of this terra incognita". Like science which relies on knowledge to initiate discovery, the notion of experience, through the study and observation of things, makes up one of the foundations of Fabre’s work and his approach.
FONDATION MARGUERITE ET AIME MAEGHT, SAINT-PAUL, FRANCE
From 30/06/2018 to 11/11/2018
Leopard in a cage - solo show
This exhibition is dedicated solely to bringing together unique works by Julião Sarmento – never before seen or never before produced pieces – which cover the career of one of the most prominent Portuguese artists, with these works related to certain periods and various areas which we paradoxically have little record of. The exhibition curators have collaborated with the artist to bring this exercise of reconstitution to fruition.
Curated by Nuno Faria and Filipa Oliveira
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DAS ARTES JOSE DE GUIMARAES, GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL
From 29/06/2018 to 07/10/2018
This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media. Curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, the exhibition will open in the summer of 2018 to coincide with what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday (on August 29, 2018).
With among others Andy Warhol, David Hammons, David LaChapelle, Kehinde Wiley, Glenn Ligon.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON, UK
From 28/06/2018 to 21/10/2018
Willkommen im Labyrinth - group show
Labyrinths are based on complex systems that challenge our orientation in a playful way. In a globalized world they become symbolic signs that give the growing feeling of confusion a tangible form. The motif of the labyrinth has also gained new significance in art. The room structures, many of which were developed especially for the exhibition, invite you to lose your way with passion, and to experience the search for orientation as a productive force.
Artists: Anne Hardy, Peter Kogler, Christian Odzuck, Royden Rabinowitch, Chiharu Shiota, Song Dong
MARTA HERFORD, MUSEUM FOR ART, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, HERFORD, GERMANY
From 23/06/2018 to 23/09/2018
The Amazon - solo show
French artist Prune Nourry’s Amazon is to be installed and unveiled on the Standard High Line Plaza. A13 feet tall Amazonian woman with a wounded breast, the sculpture was inspired by Greek mythology and a marble statue on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
On June 21 this contemporary urban warrior made of winterstone will be celebrated in a musical incense ceremony and live performance by the artist accompanied by Jon Batiste on solo piano at The Standard Plaza.
Rooted in her intimate experience of breast cancer, and echoing a once claimed tradition that the Amazons cut off their right breast to be more competent archers, Prune Nourry will later on break one of the breasts from The Amazon’s bust in a cathartic gesture, during a secret ceremony.
Similar to Destruction Is Not The End – a ruined, fragmented monumental Buddha created by Prune Nourry for the Museum of National Asian Arts in Paris – The Amazon is partly covered with red incense sticks, recalling both acupuncture needles and ex-votos. She evokes a deity calling for care and healing – her gaze is iridescent, her glass eyes making her feel alive. The concrete woman aims to deliver a message to all women, warriors and survivors.
Nourry’s Amazon will be on display in The Plaza at The Standard, High Line until the end of June. Following the installation’s residency at The Standard, the sculpture will be sold at auction; part of the proceeds will be donated toward education regarding cancer-preventative lifestyles, wellness, and support for women living with cancer.
INAUGURATION June 21 - Performance by the artist pomptly at 9 pm – arrival time 8:45 pm suggested
STANDARD PLAZA NYC, NEW YORK, USA
June 21, until end of June 2018
Pierre et Gilles, le génie du christianisme - solo show
The artist duo Pierre et Gilles will be present at the 8th edition of the International Festival of Art books and Film, to unveil a never seen before exhibition and a public meet-up.
The exhibition dedicated to the theme of sacred, will be on show from the 20th until the 31st of July at the « Chapelle Basse » of the Couvent des Minimes.
COUVENT DES MINIMES, PERPIGNAN, FRANCE
From 20/06/2018 to 31/07/2018
For the launch of their first cultural season, The Magasins généraux are pleased to propose an exhibition and performances exploring the links between art, football and society from 1988 to 2018.
With, among others : Neil Beloufa, Mohamed Bourouissa, Guillaume Bresson, Taro Izumi, Claude Lévêque, Melik Ohanian, Pierre et Gilles, Juergen Teller, Kehinde Wiley, Erwin Wurm etc.
Image: Kehinde Wiley, Idrissa Ndiaye, 2012, oil on canvas, 244 x 213,5 cm
MAGASINS GENERAUX, PANTIN, FRANCE
From 09/06/2018 to 05/08/2018
Adami : lignes de vie - solo show
Museum Jean Cocteau in Menton presents a major exhibition of Valerio Adami, gathering a body of paintings, drawings and photographs from the late 1960s until today.
Born in Bologna in 1935, Adami is a painter, a drawer and a printmaker. After his first solo exhibition in Milano (1957) when he was still very largely influenced by Roberto Matta’s surrealism, the artist soon followed the path of European New Figuration and Narrative Figuration
Oscillating in between line and colour as well as in between drawing and painting, Valerio Adami’s work can be perceived as a kind of writing in itself, an exploration through mythology, poetry and the intimacy of an artist. The museum Jean Cocteau / collection Séverin Wunderman, proposes a journey through the artist's half a century creation.
MUSEE JEAN COCTEAU, MENTON, FRANCE
From 02/06/2018 to 05/11/2018
FONDATION FERNET-BRANCA, SAINT-LOUIS, FRANCE
From 27/05/2018 to 30/09/2018
Paris Gallery Weekend
Created in 2014 by Marion Papillon, CHOICES organises Paris Gallery Weekend, which is now established as a major art event in spring. In 2018, the event will bring together more than forty modern and contemporary art galleries on May 26 and 27; two unique and bubbly days of art where artists, collectors, professionals and art lovers meet in the galleries for vernissages and Rendez-Vous—performances, talks, brunches…
GALERIE TEMPLON, PARIS, FRANCE
From 26/05/2018 to 27/05/2018
Quel amour?! - group show
In French, the expression “Quel Amour!? [What Love!?] is an existential exhortation that raises questions about the universal nature of love as well as its ever-changing manifestations across generations, cultures, civilizations, and even within the arc of a single relationship.This eponymous exhibition brings together the work of acclaimed contemporary artists from around the world that bears witness to the permanent role love plays in artistic creation.
MAC (MUSEE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN), MARSEILLE, FRANCE
From 10/05/2018 to 02/09/2018
Murs - group show
Located within William the Conqueror’s fortress walls, le musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen evokes the theme of ‘the wall’ through its artistic representations. The exhibition gathers more than 80 works, ancient or contemporary, mixing all media – painting, sculpture, in situ installation, drawing, photography and video.
With Jean-Michel Alberola, Dieter Appelt, Guillaume Bodinier, Brassaï, Samuel Buckman, Pierre Buraglio, Théodore Caruelle d'Aligny, Léon Cogniet, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, François Curlet, Maurice Denis, André Devambez, Noël Dolla, Jean Dubuffet, Gisèle Freund, Isa Genzken, Mona Hatoum, Pascal Haüsermann, Jean-Jacques Henner, Thomas Jones, Per Kirkeby, Claude Lévêque, Georges Leroux, Jacques Lizène, Gordon Matta-Clark, Richard Monnier, Robert Morris, Jean-Luc Moulène, Edgardo Navarro, Daniel Pommereulle, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Samuel Rousseau, Claude Rutault, Jacqueline Salmon, Gregor Schneider, Kurt Schwitters, Sean Scully, Christian Segaud, Léon Spilliaert, Nicolas de Staël, Pierre Tal Coat, Antoni Tàpies, Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes.
MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE CAEN, CAEN, FRANCE
From 5/05/2018 to 18/09/2018
The distance - solo show
The exhibition comprises photography, drawing and sculpture along with two large-scale installations, created specifically by Chiharu Shiota for the Gothenburg Museum of Art. The exhibition at the Gothenburg Museum of Art coincides with a presentation of Chiharu Shiota at the Wanås sculpture park in Skåne. Altogether, the two exhibitions offer a unique insight into the work of a highly relevant artist.Shiota’s artistry is presented in a comprehensive museum exhibition for the first time in Sweden.
GOTHENBURG MUSEUM OF ART, GOTEBORG, SWEDEN
From 21/04/2018 to 30/09/2018
My Queens - solo show
With “My Queens”, Fabre honours the important women in his life while simultaneously creating a dialogue with the Flemish artistic tradition within the historic setting of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.
Amongst the works of baroque master Jacques Jordaens, Fabre presents eight monumental marble bas-reliefs of women close to him. Their regal profile contrasts with their paper party hats. These pieces represent the noble character of the artist’s friendships and the festive atmosphere connected with it.
In the centre of the room, the work “My Future Queen” can be found: a white marble sculpture of Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, also wearing a party hat. The statue of the Crown Princess is at the centre of different artistic dialogues in the space and stands right between the present and the past, looking towards the future.
MUSEES ROYAUX DES BEAUX-ARTS, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
From 20/04/2018 to 19/08/2018
Good news for modern man - solo show
'LaChapelle: Good News for Modern Man' will feature an expansive survey of work by David LaChapelle, offering over 70 pieces from various periods of the artist's career. As a part of the opening night events, renowned ballet dancer Sergei Polunin will give a performance in the Martini Church in Groningen.
His first large-scale solo museum show in the Netherlands will highlight areas of the artist’s oeuvre, from portraiture, still life, landscapes and tableaux. This comprehensive survey also introduces LaChapelle’s latest series, New World, in which he attempts to photograph the unphotographable - in a future quest for paradise.
Opening April 20th, 2018 from 8 to 10pm.
GRONINGER MUSEUM, GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS
From 20/04/2018 to 28/10/2018
La Collection Bic - group show
BIC, a family company and world leader in the areas of stationery, lighters and razors, unveils for its first time its contemporary art collection. It was started in 1998 on the occasion of an exhibition in Italy that had associated artists to the celebration of the magnificent adventure of Marcel Bich, creator of the company.
Objects accessible to all, the BIC® products, like the BIC® Cristal pen, lighters or razors, are fixed in our collective memory and have become icons. They have inspired many artists throughout the world and BIC wished to develop a collection where each of its iconic products has become a medium for artistic creation.
Public opening Saturday, April 14th from 2PM.
CENTQUATRE-PARIS, PARIS, FRANCE
From 14/04/2018 to 13/05/2018
Chiharu Shiota: Beyond Time - solo show
Acclaimed installation and performance artist Chiharu Shiota will create an awe-inspiring, site-specific installation of thread within the beautiful 18th-century Chapel in spring 2018. Embracing all who enter within an extraordinary experience, Shiota’s project will reference the Chapel’s rich history and years of human presence, dating back to 1744, making poignant allusion to the bells that were rung, the songs that were sung, and the lives that revolved around it, from cradle to grave.
CHAPEL FUTURE, YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK, WAKEFIELD, UK
From 30/03/2018 to 02/09/2018
Dans le secret des oeuvres d'art - group show
MUSEE FABRE, MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
From 24/03/2018 to 02/09/2018
JAN FABRE. STIGMATA. ACTIONS & PERFORMANCES 1976 - solo show
‘Stigmata’ focuses on Jan Fabre’s actions and performances since 1976. A journey around the memory of Jan Fabre, involving 40 years of creation, it has the merit of interrogating, not the action or the performance, but the way to exhibit it, the way to present it.
The mise en scene by Jan Fabre and Germano Celant, an overview of all performances and actions, gathers glass trays, objects, drawings, photographs, artefacts, costumes, models which he calls “thought models”, films, works in blue ballpoint pen, and more.
CAAC SEVILLA (CENTRO ANDALUZ DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO), SEVILLA, SPAIN
From 23/03/2018 to 02/09/2018
Zeugma. Le grand oeuvre drolatique - solo show
Gérard Garouste, one of the most popular French artists of his generation, is marking spring 2018 with three new exhibitions in Paris: at Galerie Templon, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, and the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
From March 15 to April 15, Gérard Garouste will be investing the outstanding glass-in atrium of the Beaux-Arts de Paris with a series of monumental installations and theatrical devices. Fake tapestries, labyrinths, oculi, anamorphoses will invite the visitor to enter this Grand Oeuvre Drolatique, mixing hidden significations and fantasies, references to the sacred and religious texts as well as evocations of Rabelais and Dante.
The exhibition unveils a more confidential aspect of the artist’s work through 4 large installations created in between 1987 and 2003 : Les Indiennes, La Dive Bacbuc, Ellipse et Les Saintes Ellipses. Never reunited before, they will be shown for the first time in Paris in 15 years.
BEAUX-ARTS DE PARIS, PARIS, FRANCE
From 15/03/2018 to 15/04/2018
In Vivo - performance
On the occasion of the Paris Reconnaissance show dedicated to Jim Dine’s substantial donation to Musée National d’Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou, the american artist will be presenting ‘House of Words’, a reading and performance accompagnied with bassist Daniele Roccato and pianist Fabrizio Ottaviucci, at Centre Pompidou.
Now world famous as a poet and artist, Jim Dine (b. Cincinatti, 1935) moved to New York in 1958. After making a name for himself with his happenings, he then turned to paintings that combined Abstract Expressionism with Pop images to novel effect. In painting and sculpture, prints and drawings of great diversity, Dine has developed over the last sixty years an intensely personal iconography, a highly distinctive voice.
The artist has always been fascinated by the interaction in between words and images, and he has been been publishing poetry since 1969. First written and reworked on the walls, his poems transform writing into a physical experience.
Curators : Sophie Duplaix (MNAM) - Cristina Agostinelli. The ‘In Vivo’ cycle is dedicated to performative practices.
CENTRE POMPIDOU, CINEMA 2, PARIS, FRANCE
On 15/03/2018 at 7PM
Diane et Actaeon - solo show
Gérard Garouste, one of the most popular French artists of his generation, is marking spring 2018 with three new exhibitions in Paris: at Galerie Templon, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, and the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
For his exhibition at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (March 13 – July 1), Gérard Garouste has taken a close interest in the myth of Diana and Actaeon, one of the most beautiful tales recounted by the Latin poet Ovid (43 BC – 17 AD) in his Metamorphoses: The myth, that examines perception, desire and capture, offered the perfect subject for Gérard Garouste. The result, going far beyond simply fulfilling a first 2015 commission awarded by the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, was a series of studies, drawings and canvasses all based on the theme ; providing an echo of older works illustrating the same theme and forming part of the permanent collections.
MUSEE DE LA CHASSE ET DE LA NATURE, PARIS, FRANCE
From 13/03/2018 to 01/07/2018
La photographie française existe… Je l’ai rencontrée - group show
Back in the eighties, Jean-Luc Monterosso traveled to New York where he met MoMA’s photography collection curator. When he asked about his opinion on Contemporary French Photography, the curator simply replied : « It doesn’t exist ». Thirty years later, on the occasion of his departure from the MEP, Jean-Luc Monterosso answers back with an extensive exhibition dedicated to French Photography from the eighties to nowadays under the forms of a really personal and subjective narrative.
Exibition curator: Jean Luc Monterosso, Maison Européenne de la Photographie Director
With artworks by Jean-Christophe Ballot, François-Marie Banier, Bruno Barbey, Martine Barrat, Valérie Belin, Rossella Bellusci, Philippe Bordas, Martial Cherrier, Thierry Cohen, Stéphane Couturier, Martin d’Orgeval, Raphaël Dallaporta, Denis Darzacq, Marie-Laure de Decker, Raymond Depardon, Bernard Faucon, Alain Fleischer, Jean Gaumy, Pierre Gonnord, Hervé Guibert, Françoise Huguier, Dominique Issermann, Michel Journiac, JR, Pascal Kern, François Méchain, Minot-Gormezano, Sarah Moon, Bruno Mouron et Pascal Rostain, ORLAN, Mathieu Pernot, Philippe Perrin, Pierre et Gilles, Bernard Plossu, Philippe Ramette, Bettina Rheims, Sophie Ristelhueber, Denis Roche, Gérard Rondeau, Georges Rousse, Sebastião Salgado, Klavdij Sluban, Christine Spengler, Keiichi Tahara, Patrick Tosani, Gérard Uféras, Laurent Van der Stockt.
MAISON EUROPEENNE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, PARIS, FRANCE
From 07/03/2018 to 20/05/2018
Reconnaissance, the artist's gift to the Centre Pompidou - solo show
From 14 February to 23 April 2018, the Centre Pompidou is exhibiting the remarkable donation Jim Dine recently made to the Musée National d’Art Moderne: 28 paintings and sculptures produced between 1961 and 2016. A gift through which, as the artist puts it, he wanted to «pay back a cultural and personal debt to France» – namely the many years spent in Paris, which introduced him to «an aesthetic» that has enlightened his artistic decisions. In acclaiming this gesture, the exhibition strikingly retraces a unique career that is still as productive as ever.
CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS, FRANCE
From 14/02/2018 to 23/04/2018
KEHINDE WILEY - solo show
As part of the AFROPOLITAN 2018 FESTIVAL, BOZAR (Brussels) welcomes five stained glass pieces by Afro-american artist Kehinde Wiley, from February 7 to May 5, 2018.
By combining the traditional medium of stained glass, its light manifesting a divine presence, with contemporary images anchored in American culture, Kehinde Wiley raises a whole host of highly topical questions, both cultural and political, about our models of society, identity and gender.
Born in 1977 in Los Angeles, Kehinde Wiley lives and works between New York and Beijing. Kehinde Wiley has recently been chosen by former President Barack Obama to paint his official portrait for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC.
BOZAR/PALAIS DES BEAUX-ARTS, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
From 07/02/2018 to 05/05/2018
BOOK SIGNING BY PIERRE ET GILLES
Book signing of the catalogue of the exhibition "Imaginary Time" by Pierre et Gilles.
LIBRAIRIE FLAMMARION, CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS, FRANCE
On 08/02/2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Barcelona Symposium 2018
With a two-day programme of debates, conversations and poignant reflections around the gallery sector, the Barcelona Symposium gathers together key art world figures to discuss current issues, share experiences and rethink models relevant to the gallery practice.
The symposium will count on the great contribution of Daniel Templon, one of the most established contemporary art gallerists in Europe and keynote speaker at this year's edition. In the wake of previous participation of influential figures like Thaddaeus Ropac (2017) and Marc Spiegler (2015), Daniel Templon will talk about his 50-year-long experience in the art world.
MUSEU D'ART CONTEMPORANI DE BARCELONA (MACBA), BARCELONA, SPAIN
From 22/01/2018 to 23/01/2018
Kyoto Art for Tomorrow - group show
Chiharu Shiota, The Butterfly Dream is featured in group show "Kyoto Art for Tomorrow" at the Museum of Kyoto.
MUSEUM OF KYOTO, KYOTO, JAPAN
From 20/01/2018 to 04/02/2018