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 20/05/2018www.mep-fr.org/event/la-photographie-francaise-existe-je-lai-rencontree/
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 23/04/2018www.centrepompidou.fr
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 05/05/2018www.bozar.be
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 8:30pmwww.librairieflammarion.fr
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 23/01/2018www.talkinggalleries.com
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 04/02/2018www.bunpaku.or.jp/exhi_special_post_en/shineiten2017-2/
ART AND SPACE – GROUP SHOW
The point of departure of Art and Space is the collaboration between Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida and German philosopher Martin Heidegger in 1969, which resulted in the publication of an artist book whose title inspired that of this exhibition. By updating and fleshing out concepts and questions embedded in that extraordinary dialogue, this show presents more than 100 works by international artists and offers itself as a reinterpretation of the history of abstraction in the past six decades.
GUGGENHEIM BILBAO, BILBAO, SPAINFrom 5/12/2017 to 15/04/2018www.arteyespacio.guggenheim-bilbao.eus/fr/
IN FACT – GROUP SHOW
Elgiz Museum presents a new selection from the collection: In Fact. The exhibition focuses on the concepts of representation and the act of referring. In Fact includes works of different media and investigates the models of representation through the referred. How do we re-evaluate the increasingly impossible act of representation in the current post-truth era we face today; through constructed identities and the perception of social identity? The hollow dress titled State of Being by Chiharu Shiota, who represented the Japanese Pavillion at the previous Venice Biennale, bundles up a reality we know that exists, but is indescribable.
With : Ragip Basmazolmez, Ramazan Bayrakoğlu, Tracey Emın, Ozlem Günyol, Liu Chun Hai, Thomas Houseago, Bengü Karaduman, Ihsan Oturmak, Jım Shaw, Cındy Sherman, Chıharu Shıota, Tunca, Hale Tenger, Gavın Turk, Erwın Wurm, Pan Yue.
ELGIZ MUSEUM, ISTANBUL, TURKEY From 5/12/2017 to 30/04/2018www.elgizmuseum.org/en/?p=2322
ECCE HOMO – GROUP SHOW
ECCE HOMO is based on a strong collaboration of Gallery GEUKENS & DE VIL with MARION DE CANNIÈRE and Belgian art-critic ERIC RINCKHOUT.
ECCE HOMO started several years ago in the mind of art historians Yasmine Geukens & Marie-Paule De Vil as a small group exhibition but evolved today into a grand event that takes place on several locations in the city of Antwerp.
GREGORY CREWDSON: CATHEDRAL OF THE PINES – SOLO SHOW
Camerimage Film Festival and the Centre of Contemporary Art ‘Znaki Czasu’ in Toruń are pleased to present new photographs by Gregory Crewdson, in collaboration with Gagosian New York.
The work of the American photographer Gregory Crewdson has gained great acclaim from both critics and art collectors worldwide. His photographs are an embodiment of sophistication: meticulously composed and executed with great attention to detail, they easily engrave themselves in the viewer’s memory. Some of Crewdson’s earlier series had been planned months in advance and created with the help of a team of up to 40 people, which naturally evokes associations with a movie set. During his 20 years of activity as a photographer, his unmistakable style has won him global recognition. His latest project, Cathedral of the Pines, however, is his most intimate endeavour yet.
Before coming to the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń, Cathedral of the Pines was both exhibited at Gagosian in New York, where it was received with great acclaim. Toruń will be the second of two European cities to hold the exhibition, the other being London.
On Sunday, November 12, the Centre of Contemporary Art will hold a meeting with the artist.
CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TORUN, POLAND From 12/11/2017 to 07/02/2018www.en.csw.torun.pl/2017/09/28/exhibition-gregory-crewdson-cathedral-of-the-pines/
SHOONYA GHAR – SOLO SHOW
‘Shoonya Ghar’ will be on display for the first time in Mumbai.
Who is asleep and who is awake in this city, this home, this settlement, and this fortress of nothingness? Sudarshan’s exhibition ‘Shoonya Ghar’ is titled after a poetic work by 12th century poet Gorakhnath who also influenced his celebrated successor Kabir. The exhibition features a large scale multimedia installation piece that draws on sculpture, found objects and film. The sculptural piece in the outdoor plaza is constructed like an architectural set, while the film involves building and construction of the set alongside characters enacting scenes in which dramatic action mobilizes conventions of representing birth, death, dance, play and violence in local traditions of story-telling. Thus the set becomes the mise-en-scene for viewing the film.
The film reflects on the construction of the set or the stage, musical score and performance, and the viewer is offered these components in various states of construction and has the opportunity to put these modular pieces together in constructing a narrative that may draw upon their experience, imagination and history.
DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUMBAI CITY MUSEUM, MUMBAI, INDIAFrom 07/11/2017 to 26/12/2017www.bdlmuseum.org/exhibitions/2017/part-narrative.html
DANIEL DEZEUZE, UNE RéTROSPECTIVE – SOLO SHOW
From October 28, 2017 to January 28, 2018, the museum of Grenoble will devote a retrospective to Daniel Dezeuze’s work. Organized in collaboration with the artist, it will present more than 50 years of creation, from his early works of the middle of the sixties to his most recent sculptures, showing the artworks that participated to the Supports/Surfaces movement.
Founding member of Supports/Surfaces in 1970, Daniel Dezeuze and his group questions the painting’s future and its role in the capitalist society.
Thanks to a SHARP selection of artworks showing the main steps of Daniel Dezeuze’s work, this retrospective presents the complexity and the consistency of his art OVER more than five decades. It will highlight (SANS S° its importance in the FRENCH context OF VISUAL ART and also art’s capacity of moving and expanding our world’s comprehension.
Curators : Guy Tosatto, director of the Musée de Grenoble and Sophie Bernard, curator in charge of Modern and Contemporary art collections
MUSEE DE GRENOBLE, FRANCEFrom 28/10/2017 to 28/01/2018www.museedegrenoble.fr/1866-daniel-dezeuze-une-retrospective.htm
AFTER THE DELUGE – SOLO SHOW
BAM is to host, for the first time in Belgium, one of the largest and most important retrospectives ever dedicated to the great American photographer David LaChapelle. The exhibition looks back over his entire artistic output from the 1990s to the present day.
After many years with the biggest stars of his generation as his subject matter, the artist began a new creative chapter with a series of more personal pieces highlighting his concerns regarding ecological and ethical issues affecting the world.
More than 100 photographs will be exhibited – some in large format – touching on all aspects of his prolific output, together
with music videos he has produced for well-known pop and rock singers.
MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE MONS, MONS, BELGIUM
From 10/28/2017 to 02/25/2018www.polemuseal.mons.be/fr/bam-mons
THE HOUSE OF WORDS : THE MUSE AND SEVEN BLACK PAINTINGS – SOLO SHOW
The Roman show will unveil a new body of paintings, Black Paintings, created in 2015.
In the central room of the Palazzo will be displayed the installation The Flowering Sheet (Poet Singing), first shown at Getty Museum in 2008, gathering sculptures and walls covered with handwritten poems.
ACCADEMIA DE SAN LUCA, ROMA, ITALY
From 26/10/2017 to 03/02/2017
« THE RAFT. ART IS (NOT) LONELY » – GROUP SHOW
« The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely » will bring together 73 international artists in Oostende chosen by curators Jan Fabre and Joanna De Vos and will present 52 new creations of young and experienced artists. The exhibition discusses the artist’s quest and the duality of the creation, based on isolation and engagement. Artists from different generations and different paths were invited to question the link between « Le radeau de la méduse » (1818) of Théodore Géricault and Jan Fabre’s work « Le Radeau est (pas) solitaire (1986) ».
The curators have the intention to stimulate the city in order to make it (re)discovered. Besides the well-known museum, they looked for more unsual places like the Peperbusse restaurant, le
Palais de Justice, the Eurpacentrum building, the stables of the Wellington track race or the crypts of the Sint-Jozef church.
« The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely » will be an artistic journey disseminated in 22 places of the « City by the sea » .
OSTENDE, BELGIUMFrom 21/10/17 to 15/04/18www.hetvlot-oostende.be/fr/les-artistes/artist/jan-fabre
THRU THE STARDUST, THE HEAT ON THE LAWN (CLAUDE) – FIAC HORS LES MURS
IN COLLABORATION WITH MANUFACTURE DE SÈVRES
In 2016, Jim Dine was invited for the second time by the Manufacture de Sèvres to develop a new series of works. Working in a studio loaned by the museum, Jim Dine has been creating a spectacular ensemble of ten vases/sculptures in glazed stoneware. Baked and glazed on the premises, with technical expertise and tradition of the Sèvres team, these sculptures integrate his handwritten poem as well as sculpted lids made of tools cast in bronze. They offer a reflection on the power of words – poems as vessels – creating connections between tools and language, the sensuality of clay and the harshness of the distorted bronze. They will be presented in the Tuileries garden as part of the Fiac programme Hors les murs (Fiac Outdoors). Jim Dine was born in 1935 in Cincinnati. He lives and works between Paris, Göttingen (Germany) and Walla Walla (USA).
JARDIN DES TUILERIES, ALLÉE CENTRALE, PARIS, FRANCEFrom 17/10/2017 to 22/10/2017www.fiac.com/hors-les-murs/jardin-des-tuileries/jim-dine/
IN GOOD TIMES AND IN BAD. HOW TO OPERATE – GROUP SHOW
How can art endure, age, change? How can the museum design and cultivate relationships with artists, as well as with private and public partners? Indeed, how can it use and enrich the history of its own collection? How can the collection be developed and extended in future? Both in good times and in bad? A new special exhibition will address these questions, focussing in particular on one influential feature of the museum as a public site: it undertakes a responsibility over a long period, promoting discourse and fostering connections and relationships.
Five artists from the contemporary collection – Monika Baer, Katharina Grosse, Svenja Kreh, Chiharu Shiota and Georg Winter – were asked for suggestions regarding which artist or which work they consider to a be fitting counterpart for their work. Not only does the Museum für Neue Kunst listen to these opinions, it also accords them a lot of weight. What has emerged from these consultations are a number of exciting and unusual connections, dissonances and collaborations which will be on show for a period of six months.
This experimental format permits the museum to reflect upon its collection and readjust the paradigms and perspectives that attend it. At the same time, it represents an opportunity for a fresh approach to the museum’s duties: collecting, conserving, researching, exhibiting and educating.
Curated by Christine Litz & Elena Frickmann
MUSEUM FÜR NEUE KUNST, FREIBURG, GERMANYFrom 14/10/2017 to 15/04/2017www.freiburg.de/pb/site/freiburg_museen/node/1108353/Lde?QUERYSTRING=Chiharu%20Shiota
SUPPORTS/SURFACES, LES ORIGINES – GROUP SHOW
The exhibition Supports/Surfaces: the Beginning, 1966–1970 shows which process took over the course of the 1960s up to the creation of the group. In order to gain an understanding of the short-lived but important Supports/Surfaces movement, one must plunge oneself into the years of research, confrontations and oppositions that led up to it. These four years were a time of intense and wonderful artistic effervescence in the midst of a period marked by the social and political upheavals of the events of May 1968. An examination of this history from its origins enables us to gain a new perspective on the movement by focusing on these years marked by the jubilation of artists in the midst of reinventing their work from the ground up.
The exhibition brings together major works of this period, some which have not been shown since that time, and provides insight into the profound questioning that lay behind the creations over the course of these key years: the deconstruction of painting, confrontation with Nouveau Réalisme (“New Realism”) and the certain death of painting, external exhibition, the placement of works in space, the importance of the object and its manipulation.
With Avec André-Pierre Arnal, Vincent Bioulès, Louis Cane, Marc Devade, Daniel Dezeuze, Noël Dolla, Toni Grand, Bernard Pagès, Jean-Pierre Pincemin, Patrick Saytour, André Valensi et Claude Viallat.
CARRE D’ART DE NIMES, FRANCEFrom 13/10/2017 to 31/12/2017www.carreartmusee.com/fr/expositions/supports-surfaces-132
Chiharu Shiota presents a major new site specific installation in Berlin’s oldest church, Nikolaikirche, ’Lost Words’, relating to the 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation and commissioned by the capital’s museum Stadtmuseumberlin
NIKOLAIKIRCHE, BERLINFrom 29/09/17 to 10/11/17www.stadtmuseum.de/ausstellungen/lost-words-chiharu-shiota
DANIEL DEZEUZE/ALBERT MARQUET. MISE EN REGARD – GROUP SHOW
As part of the season « Paysage Bordeaux 2017 », the musée des Beaux-Arts organizes temporary exhibitions to reveal the interest of its collections. This third exhibition is confronting Albert Marquet’s fragile works on paper to Supports/Surfaces French pionneer Daniel Dezeuze’s drawings never shown until now.
MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE BORDEAUX, FRANCEFrom 28/09/2017 to 07/01/18www.musba-bordeaux.fr/fr/article/daniel-dezeuzealbert-marquet-mise-en-regard