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 - April 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
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
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
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.