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Abdelkader Benchamma
ELDORAMA, LILLE 3000 – GROUP SHOW

TRIPOSTAL, LILLE, FRANCEFrom 27/04/2019 to 01/10/2019

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.

Jean-Michel Alberola
SOUVENIRS DE VOYAGE. LA COLLECTION DE GALBERT – GROUP SHOW

MUSEE DE GRENOBLE, GRENOBLE, FRANCEFrom 27/04/2019 to 28/07/2019

The collection of Antoine de Galbert, “soft and luxurious therapy”, as he says himself, highlights his taste for decompartmentalization while reflecting his deepest obsessions. In contrast with a sometimes austere and sanitized vision of contemporary art, this collection does not hesitate to bring together conceptual art and popular cultures, outsider art and emerging artists. Abolishing boundaries and privileging the mixing of genres, Antoine de Galbert likes to find his way off the beaten track considering that the time in which we live more than ever needs magic, mystery, simplicity and universality.

Francesco Clemente
WATCHTOWERS, KEYS, THREADS, GATES – SOLO SHOW

DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM, DALLAS, USAFrom 13/04/2019 to 25/08/2019

Watchtowers, Keys, Threads, Gates is a large-scale installation by Francesco Clemente consisting of a site-specific mural and two series of sculptures produced in the artist’s signature dreamlike aesthetic, and which reflect his ongoing exploration into notions of movement, transition, vulnerability, and mythological narratives. Both bodies of sculpture were created over the past five years in collaboration with artisans in Jodhpur, India. This exhibition provides a rare glimpse into Clemente’s forays in sculpture, denoting one of the few occasions in which he has worked in the medium.

Jan Van Imschoot
FEAST OF FOOLS – GROUPS SHOW

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

Pieter Bruegel is often seen as the embodiment of Flemish identity. Why has that been so since the revival of his work around 1900? How has he grown to become an icon, an inexhaustible source of inspiration and a huge cliché? In the exhibition ‘Feast of Fools. Bruegel Rediscovered’ the visitor becomes acquainted with a series of key works by modern masters and creations by contemporary artists who ‘have a thing for Bruegel’. They latch onto his themes, reinterpret them, quote him … and thus demonstrate that his work has lost none of its relevance.

Chiharu Shiota
LINE OF THOUGHT – SOLO SHOW

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

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. 

Jonathan Meese
DR. ZUHAUSE: K.U.N.S.T (ERZLIEBE) “MOTHER” – “FATHER” – SOLO SHOWS

KUNSTHALLE ST.ANNEN & OVERBECKGELLSCHFT, LÜBECK, GERMANYfrom 31/03/2019 to 04/08/2019

Jonathan Meese carries out in the city of Lübeck , under the title Dr. Zuhause: K.U.N.S.T (Erzliebe), the largest exhibition project of his career presenting a solo exhibition in each of the city’s art institutions, including an extensive retrospective of his work at the Kunsthalle St. Annen. A massive invasion of the city by art.  

Jan Fabre
ORO ROSSO. SCULTURE D’ORO E CORALLO, DISEGNI DI SANGUE – SOLO SHOW

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

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.

Claude Viallat
COLLECTION. LA COMPOSANTE PEINTURES – GROUP SHOW

FRAC BRETAGNE, RENNES, FRANCEFrom 30/03/2019 to 26/05/2019

From a selection of paintings from the Frac Bretagne collection, the exhibition creates five connections with no other ambition than to interpret a posteriori and to show the reasons why these works were chosen to appear in one of the important ensembles of the Frac Bretagne.  

Abdelkader Benchamma
UN AUTRE MONDE///DANS NOTRE MONDE – GROUP SHOW

FRAC PACA, MARSEILLES, FRANCEFrom 23/03/2019 to 02/06/2019

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.

Gérard Garouste
Jitish Kallat
Ulrich Lamsfuss
Pierre et Gilles
ART EATS ART

Museum Regards de Provence, Marseille, France

In the framework of the Gastronomic Year in Provence–MPG 2019, the Regards de Provence Museum is showcasing « L’Art Mange l’Art” et “De la table au tableau”, two exhibitions that bring together works of artists from the XIX to XXIst century on the theme of food, its pleasures and the art of the table.

Chiharu Shiota
AND BERLIN WILL ALWAYS NEED YOU. ART, CRAFT AND CONCEPT MADE IN BERLIN -GROUP SHOW

GROPIUS BAU, BERLIN, GERMANYFrom 22/13/2019 to 16/06/2019

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.

Chiharu Shiota
HONOLULU BIENNALE 2019

Honolulu Biennale, HONOLULU, HAWAÏFrom 08/03/2019 to 5/05/2019

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.

Pierre et Gilles
THIERRY MUGLER, COUTURISSIME – GROUP SHOW

MUSEE DES BEAUX ARTS DE MONTREAL, MONTREAL, CANADAFrom 02/03/2019 to 08/09/2019

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is presenting the very first exhibition on the work of French creator Thierry Mugler. Initiated, produced and circulated by the MMFA, this retrospective reveals the multiple worlds of this irrepressible artistic figure – at once visionary couturier, director, photographer and perfumer – by revisiting his prêt-à-porter and haute couture creations. Premiering in Montreal, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime brings together more than 150 garments made between 1973 and 2001, most of which are being shown for the first time, as well as a wealth of unpublished archival documents and sketches. One hundred or so photographs by such world-renowned fashion photographers as Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Pierre et Gilles, David LaChapelle, Paolo Roversi, Herb Ritts, Dominique Issermann, Guy Bourdin and Richard Avedon, to name a few, round out the show.

James Casebere
MODELL-NATUREN IN DER ZEITGENöSSISCHEN FOTOGRAFIE – GROUP SHOW

KALLMAN-MUSEUM, ISMANING, GERMANYFrom 23/02/2019 to 05/05/2019

Jim Dine
POéSIE DER PFLANZE (POETRY OF PLANTS) – PHOTOS BY KARL BLOSSFELDT AND JIM DINE – GROUP SHOW

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

The exhibition “Poesie der Pflanze’ (’Poetry of Plants”) presents Kalr Blossfeldt’s (1865-1932) works in conjunction with around 40 heliogravures by the American artist Jim Dine (1935).  
 Even though the two artists are generations apart and represent very different artistic approaches, their works make it clear that the mystery of nature, its magic as well as its regularity and order, is a never-ending source of creative inspiration.

Pierre et Gilles
AGE OF CLASSICS! L’ANTIQUITé DANS LA CULTURE POP – GROUP SHOW

MUSEE SAINT-RAYMOND, TOULOUSE, FRANCEFrom 22/02/2019 to 22/09/2019

The heritage of Ancient Greece and Rome has had a lasting influence on the medieval and modern periods. The latter have absorbed, preserved, assimilated and transformed this heritage. In turn, the contemporary world and popular (pop) culture have appropriated classical models in order to give birth to new heroes and new forms of art in a globalized context. 
Age of Classics brings together antique objects and productions made after the year 2000 and examines our relationship to the Greco-Roman world in various aspects of our daily lives: literature, comics, cinema and series, the visual arts, etc. How does Europe reinterpret its heritage? What is the connection between Greece, Rome and the United States of America? How and why does Asia explore Western history in its cultural productions? And in what ways has Antiquity been perpetuated in the face of today’s evolving society?   

Jim Dine
I NEVER LOOK AWAY – SOLO SHOW

KUNSTFOYER, MUNICH, GERMANYFrom 20/02/2019 to 12/05/2019

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

Jonathan Meese
DR.ZUHAUSSE : K.U.N.S.T (ERZLIEBE) – GROUP SHOW

ST. PETRIKIRCHE/GÜNTER GRASS HAUSS, LÜBECK, GERMANYFrom 17/02/2019 to 04/08/2019

Jonathan Meese carries out in the city of Lübeck , under the title Dr. Zuhause: K.U.N.S.T (Erzliebe), the largest exhibition project of his career presenting a solo exhibition in each of the city’s art institutions, including an extensive retrospective of his work at the Kunsthalle St. Annen. A massive invasion of the city by art.

Norbert Bisky
TAINTED LOVE – GROUP SHOW

VILLA ARSON, NICE, FRANCE From 08/02/2019 to 26/05/2019

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. This exhibit will not speak, the image is still, the sound is off. Elegant attire, fragmented bodies, suggested silhouettes dancing to the hit with words of black hearts, all enhance the feeling of suspension and simulate a sentimental form of mysticism. The pieces pose, lives run into each other, sensitivity reveals itself. Intimacy, secrecy, alcoves, bedrooms and other meeting places become the space itself for an exhibition and an explicit. Cheap sentiments and morality often give power to the cynical. To wear hybrid, reversible and moving identities, made of games, masks and cross-dress ups, means you’re entirely free to embrace a scandalous reality.  Curator: Yann Chevallier
In partnership with the Confort Moderne – Poitiers  

Norbert Bisky
«TAINTED LOVE/CLUB EDIT » GROUP SHOW

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

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