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 - March 2020
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
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 28/03/2020
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