THIS LAND IS YOU LAND – TRAVELLING INSTALLATION
The Momentary, a satellite contemporary art space to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, Arkansas), announces a new visual art project by Iván Navarro, free for the public to experience.
Inspired by Woody Guthrie’s iconic 1940 song of the same name, Iván Navarro’s series of three water towers examines the history of migration in the Americas and the United States. During the Great Depression, the water tower became a symbol of hope and opportunity for nomadic workers. According to Navarro, “every time they saw a water tower, they jumped out of the train because it signaled economic activity in that town.” Visitors can step beneath the towers and look up at the repeated messages that are inspired by Navarro’s personal history as an immigrant.
Before making its way to the Momentary, ‘This Land is Your Land’ was previously on view in Madison Square Garden in New York City, and most recently at the Navy Pier in Chicago (USA).
Starting July 2, 2020
The Momentary, 507 SE E St, Bentonville, AR 72712, États-Unisthemomentary.org/visual-arts
DE NACHT, GROUP SHOW
This spring, the Expo Hall at de Warande in Turnhout, Belgium, will host a group exhibition on a theme everyone is somehow familiar with: the night.
Before artificial light was introduced, nights were intrinsically related to darkness. Day and night were two utterly separate worlds. The night then looked like a parallel universe, with its own rituals, smells and sounds, where one could escape everyday reality, social conventions and hierarchies. Even today we still experience the night-time as a special moment. On their side, artists are often inspired by this realm which is both familiar and mysterious.
Participating artists : Nel Aerts, Fred Bervoets, John Bijnens, David Claerbout, Felix De Clercq, Bieke Depoorter and Mattias De Craene, Danny Devos, Brecht Evens, Francisco Goya, Joris Ghekiere, Harry Gruyaert, Soham Gupta, Dr. Hugo Heyrman, Wouter Huis, Pieter Jennes, Natasja Kensmil, Frans Masereel, Laetitia Molenaar, Andreas Mühe, Hans Op de Beeck, Thomas Ruff, Stefan Serneels, George Shiras, Ben Sledsens, Helmut Smits, Léon Spilliaert, Dennis Tyfus, Nele Van Canneyt, Fik van Gestel, Jan Van Imschoot, Johannes Vogl, Peter Waterschoot, Kohei Yoshiyuki.
De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium
From July 1st to December 13, 2020www.warande.be/pQm4Zfl/de-nacht
A beautiful installation of Claude Viallat can be seen at Villa Seynave in Grimaud, France.
Commissioned by a Lorraine industrialist who appreciated the architecture of another villa by Jean Prouvé at Lavandou, this holiday “bungalow” is built on the edge of the Beauvallon golf course. It is the beautiful result of a great teamwork between engineer Jean Prouvé and architect Neil Hutchinson.
Villa Seynave, domaine de Beauvallon, Grimaud, France
THE LADDER – SOLO SHOW
For his first permanent site-specific public artwork, Iván Navarro unveiled a new project, THE LADDER, in San Francisco, US. The project, located on the façade of the 12-story tower fronting Market Street, consists of a ten-storied neon and steel ‘ladder,’ resembling a functional fire escape.
THE LADDER subtly combines both the public space and the public imagination, by merging familiar visual languages iconic to urban architecture in the United States, whose structures adorn facades but whose functions are long buried beneath their nostalgic beauty. The charged combination of these two forms, provokes a conceptual and material dislocation that is the essence of artistic subversion.
1066 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, États-Unis
From 28 May 2020, Permanent installation
LES EXTATIQUES – GROUP SHOW
NARCISSE OU LA FLORAISON DES MONDES – GROUP SHOW
Inspired by the mythic figure that fascinates both classical and contemporaneous artists, the group show Narcisse ou la floraison des mondes gathers more than a hundred works (video, installation, painting, drawing, photograph, sculpture) interrogating the hierarchy of artistic genders and the making of lively industry. The exhibition presented by the FRAC of Nouvelle Aquitaine highlights new resources of inspiration such as the ‘eco-feminism’ movement, or the recent approaches of science and philosophy.Lovers of icons, Pierre et Gilles take parts in this group exhibition with a portrait untitled “La Cerise sur le gâteau”.
From June 23 to August 22, 2020
MÉCA, 5 parvis Corto Maltese, 33800 Bordeaux, Francewww.fracnouvelleaquitaine-meca.fr
RECYCLAGE/SURCYCLAGE – GROUP SHOW
This year, the Fondation Villa Datris decided to explore a current issue: the act of recycling, through sculpture. At a time where sustainable development has become a priority, contemporary artists took over the topic to explore it through a creative eye. They used imagination and inspiration to create a new world flows. Numerous artists tried to recycle. Among them are Jim Dine and Iván Navarro who made their way into the exhibition, underlining our presents concerns.
From June 20 to November 1, 2020
Fondation Villa Datris, 7 Avenue des Quatre Otages, 84800 L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Francewww.fondationvilladatris.fr
OH! MY CITY – GROUP SHOW
PARADISE ART SPACE’s newest exhibition, ‘OH! MY CITY’ explores the various ways to interpret period and space in the city. Featuring 5 artists with strong individual characteristics, this exhibition presents a novel perspective on how to look at a city space and a good chance to reinterpret ‘My City.’ Presenting artists are Anibal Catalan, duo-group, Elmgreen & Dragset, Baekyung Lee, Chiharu Shiota, and Pablo Valbuena.
From June 18 to October 4, 2020
Paradise Art Space,186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321-giln Jung-gu, Incheon, Koreawww.p-city.com/front/artSpace/overview#detailPop1
GALERIE TEMPLON ANNOUNCES REPRESENTATION IN EUROPE OF EDWARD AND NANCY KIENHOLZ’S WORK
Galerie Templon is delighted to announce that it is representing the work of American artists Edward and Nancy Kienholz in Europe.
Edward Kienholz (1927-1994) began his career as a solo, self-taught artist in 1953 in Los Angeles where he headed avant-garde galleries before meeting his partner, Nancy Reddin Kienholz (1943-2019). Together they formed a creative, highly driven entity. Their artistic engagement was rooted in visual shock and a marked but unfailingly subtle and elusive denunciation. While certain works convey a sense of muffled rage, others are less didactic, leaving the viewer wholly free to draw their own conclusions. Their art expresses fierce criticism of the dysfunctionalities of American society: unbridled consumerism, everyday racism, sexism, structural violence and religious hypocrisy.
From 5 September to 24 October 2020, Galerie Templon is shining a spotlight on the Kienholz couple with the largest ever exhibition of their work. The show in the gallery’s Grenier Saint-Lazare space will present around twenty of their pieces created between 1978 and 1994, some of them for the first time in Europe.
THE LATEST EXHIBITION OF NORBERT BISKY AT THE GALERIE TEMPLON, IS TRAVELLING TO POITIERS.
As of mid-June, the Galerie Templon’s latest exhibition of works by the artist, will travel to Le Confort moderne, a former industrial building turned into a trending place for the cultural life of Poitiers. In this new series, Bisky has chosen to swap the pastel blue of his skies for darker hues and the luminous smiles of his models for more serious expressions. His baroque scenes feature bronzed models who bring to mind the communist propaganda which marked the artist’s youth in GDR. Alongside them are the night birds, hipsters and outsiders who populate the streets of Berlin Friedrichshain every evening, drifting among the post-industrial facades that characterise the district, a favourite haunt of the city’s denizens of the night.
From June 15 to August 25, 2020
Confort Moderne, 185 Rue du Faubourg du Pont Neuf, 86000 Poitierswww.confort-moderne.fr/fr/agenda/details
HORTUS CONCLUSUS. L’ILLUSIONE DI UN PARADISO – GROUP SHOW
The exhibition starts with the Christian allegory of the enclosed garden – image of the Paradise and the virginity of Mary – and the Greek myth of the Rape of Europa, which relates the heroic journey of a kidnapped young girl, founder of European civilization. While Western art has assimilated and propagated these two iconographies since the Middle Ages, their study still offers a key to contemplate the works of contemporary artists who explore the relationship between man and his territory, between identity and culture. Like the United States, Europe seems today to defend the idea of a hortus conclusus , a new Eden inaccessible and surrounded by walls, both physical and mental.
Works by contemporary artists such as Pierre et Gilles are introduced with a section of prints of the 15th, 16th and 17th century from Albrecht Dürer, to Hendrick Goltzius and Remoldus Eynhoudts.
From June 3 to November 8 2020
Via S. Biagio 9, 6500 Bellinzona, Suissewww.villacedri.ch/Hortus-conclusus-L-illusion-d-un-paradis-c5631200
TRALALA L’ART – GROUP SHOW
The project Tralala l’art revolves around the question of game in contemporary creation. Some games are indeed visual masterpieces which can be compared to artists’ works. Henceforth, it is important to question the status of these creations, and to question their representation in space. The exhibition organized by the Centre de la gravure et de l’imprimerie, is composed in multiple pieces , among which three pieces of Jean-Michel Alberola, interrogating in a colorful manner, this recent field of creativity.
From June 2 to November 29, 2020
Centre de la gravure et de l'image, Rue des Amours 10, 7100 La Louvière, Belgiquewww.centredelagravure.be/fr/exhibitions/19946-tralala-l-art
THE CLOSING LINE ALSO OPENS – GROUP SHOW
In an group exhibition dedicated to Florentine Renaissance drawing and its Iberian extensions, Julião Sarmento’s work will be presented at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MNAA) in Lisboa.Sarmento’s drawings impact on the balance of temporality, as well as on thematic and stylistic sequences that we might establish between artists belonging to a common cultural background. He has developed a long theory on linear images, as well as on interrupted or suspended actions. Julião Sarmento’s works are not studies, they are finished works. By reversing the Renaissance rules, they present the non finito as finito.
From May 18 to July 26
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Rua das Janelas Verdes 1249-017 Lisboawww.museudearteantiga.pt/exhibitions/the-closing-line-also-opens
PAYSAGES RéVéLéS – SOLO SHOW
Come enjoy the new Philippe Cognée’s exhibition untitled ‘’Paysages Révélés’’. Located at the Domaine de Chaumont-Sur-Loire, France, with about 30 paintings displayed in the western and southern wings of the castel. You will be able to discover all kinds of landscapes : from cultured fields to wild meadows, trees, and deep forest… sometimes seen from a train window. The show will be on view until the end of the year.
From May 15 to the end of December, 2020
Domaine de Chaumont-Sur-Loirewww.domaine-chaumont.fr/fr/centre-d-arts-et-de-nature/saison-d-art-2020/philippe-cognee
TEMPLON LAUNCHES A NEW VIEWING ROOM
We invite you to experience our new online viewing room for an immersive visit of our Paris and Brussels spaces.
Currently on view: Norbert Bisky: Desmadre Berlin, Jim Dine: The Classic Prints, and Billie Zangewa: Soldier of Love.
Click on the link below and on each work to explore!
JITISH KALLAT: RETURN TO SENDER – SOLO SHOW
The Frist Art Museum presents Return to Sender, an exhibition of immersive installations created by the celebrated Indian artist Jitish Kallat. The dramatic works, which engage both mind and body, are inspired by historic messages that reveal the best and worst of humanity.
The show brings together two different types of correspondence that collectively provoke a reflection on our world. Continuing his interest in the epistolary mode, Kallat will exhibit a new project titled Covering Letter (terranum nuncius) (2019) alongside his widely exhibited Covering Letter (2012).
From March 13 to October 12, 2020
Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, United Stateswww.fristartmuseum.org/calendar/detail/jitish-kallat
MAPPA MUNDI – GROUP EXHIBITION
The exhibition presented by the Boghossian foundation explores artistic representation of the planet: map, frontiers and travels, social and ecological upheavals. Visitors discovers a selection of contemporary works revealing their vision of the globe through many different medium. The representation of the world, as much today than yesterday, comes from scientific and convenient necessity to perceive our geography, far and near, as a vivid source for the imagination. Contemporary artists such as Iván Navarro are still captivated by the world map and constantly try to reinvent it or transform it. For Navarro, the new mappa mundi is a complex overlay of neon and mirrors, brought to life by electrical power.
From march 5 to october 4, 2020
Boghossian foundation, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 67B, 1050 Bruxelleswww.villaempain.com/expos/mappa-mundi
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN : L’EXHIBITIONISTE – GROUP SHOW
Palais de la Porte Dorée presents a new exhibition entirely dedicated to the work of Christian Louboutin, designer and creator of the internationally renowned signature red-sole shoes. Designed like a real life invitation to plunged into the creative universe of the artist, the exhibition explores all the facets of his inspiration, in a place particularly dear to the creator. By friendship and similar love for idolatry, Pierre et Gilles take part, in their own way to this high-quality exhibition.
From February 26, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Palais de la Porte Dorée, 293 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Pariswww.palais-portedoree.fr/fr/christian-louboutin-l-exposition
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, 2020www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/kehinde-wiley
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, 2020www.theaterdo.de/detail/event/20842/