« 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
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
KEHINDE WILEY AT ZEITZ MOCCA
American artist Kehinde Wiley is part of the inaugural collection at the newly opened Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) in Cape Town, the biggest museum in Africa.
Zeitz MOCAA, South AfricaFrom 22/09/2017www.zeitzmocaa.museum/artists/kehinde-wiley/
THE MEN WHO FELL FROM EARTH – GROUP SHOW
Three international heavyweights in contemporary painting will join forces when Danish Tal R and his two German colleagues and friends, Jonathan Meese and Daniel Richter, hold a joint exhibition at Holstebro Kunstmuseum, under the title ‘The Men Who Fell from Earth’.
In recent decades, with an almost unrestrained energy, these three artists have made a name for themselves as significant innovators of the painting tradition. Their inspiration is often drawn from the borderline of what is generally acceptable, and the result is fabulous imagery that demonstrates great colouristic and expressive strength. Although there is sometimes a lot of humour present, the subjects addressed by Jonathan Meese, Daniel Richter and Tal R are both serious and urgent.
Photo © Hanna Putz
HOLSTEBRO KUNSTMUSEUM, DenmarkFrom 16/09/2017 to 7/01/2018www.holstebrokunstmuseum.dk/en/exhibitions/future.aspx?PID=8760&Action=1&NewsId=1055
ANTHONY CARO – SOLO SHOW
The Skulpturenhall presents a comprehensive show dedicated to Sir Anthony Caro’s work, including models of this sculptures, curated Dieter Schwarz.
SKULPTURENHALLE, Thomas Schütte Stiftung, Holtzheim, GermanyFrom 10/09/2017 to 17/12/2017thomas-schuette-stiftung.de/en/exhibitions/
Knights appeal to everyone’s imagination. What does this iconic symbol stand for? Do the knightly codes and values still have meaning today? Curator Joanna De Vos investigated and now creates in Gaasbeek Castle an international group exhibition of modern artistry as a ‘legacy’ of knightly ideals.
With works by Marina Abramović, Uldus Bakhtiozina, Horia Damian, Robert Devriendt, Davide Dormino, Jan Fabre, Laurent Grasso, Phil Griffin, Oda Jaune, Kubra Khademi, Meiro Koizumi, Pere Llobera, Barbara Kruger, Kris Martin, Jonathan Meese, Fabien Mérelle, Benjamin Moravec, Eleni Mylonas, Luigi Ontani, Antonis Pittas, Quiet Ensemble, Gabriel Roca, Rob Scholte, Adeela Suleman, Hannelore Van Dijck, Hans Van Houwelingen, Marko Velk, Antonello Viola, voorforvaast fanclub and Andy Wauman
GAASBEEK CASTLEFrom 7/11/17 to 11/5/17www.kasteelvangaasbeek.be
UN MONDE IN-TRANQUILLE (EXHIBITION GROUP)
JAN FABRE, STIGMATA. ACTIONS & PERFORMANCES 1976-2017
Jan Fabre. STIGMATA is a voyage into the memory of one of the biggest contemporary artists through drawings, photographs, sculptures, costumes, texts quotes, archival documents and study models – which Fabre refers to as “Thinking Models” – and filmic documentations of his performance and poetic actions, from the second half of the 1970s to the present. Curator Germano Celant.
LEOPOLD MUSEUM, VIENNA, AUSTRIAFrom 7/7/17 to 8/27/17www.leopoldmuseum.org
STANDING WITH TRUTH FOR RAVELLO – SOLO SHOW
This year, the Ravello festival – a renowned celebration of classical music and the arts – program includes the exhibition Standing with Truth by Francesco Clemente featuring a tent from Clemente’s Encampment series.
VILLA RUFOLO, RAVELLO, ITALYFrom 6/07/17 to 30/09/17www.ravellofestival.com/eventi/mostra-di-francesco-clemente/?lang=en
LE HAVRE – DAKAR, PARTAGER LA MéMOIRE (GROUP SHOW)
MUSEUM D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DU HAVRE (LE HAVRE, FRANCE)From 06/27/17 to 12/31/17www.museum-lehavre.fr
‘The Surface of the East Coast. From Nice to New York’ will be gathering more than 70 works of artists from the Supports/Surfaces movement and from the New York new art scene, aiming to establish a dialogue between two different countries and generations,by showing how they can echo,feed on each other,and today tackle new formal issues and trains of thought.
Curator : Marie Maertens
With Justin Adian – André-Pierre Arnal – Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke – Vincent Bioulès – Anna Betbeze – Joe Bradley – Sarah Braman – Pierre Buraglio – Louis Cane – Marc Devade – Daniel Dezeuze – Noël Dolla – Adam Henry – Jacob Kassay – Lucas Knipscher – Erik Lindman – Landon Metz – Sam Moyer – Bernard Pagès – Jean-Pierre Pincemin – Patrick Saytour – Gedi Sibony – André Valensi – Claude Viallat.
A bilingual catalogue will be published by Editions cercle d’art on the occasion of the show.
LE 109, NICE, FRANCEFrom 6/23/2017 to 10/15/2017www.facebook.com/le109nice
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU LIVRE D’ART ET DU FILM
GEORGES POMPIDOU, UNE AVENTURE DU REGARD ET DE L’ART – GROUP SHOW
In 2017, Chambord collaborates with the Centre Pompidou, as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the institution with an exhibition dedicated to Georges Pompidou, the former French president and creator of the Centre Pompidou. The exhibition will bring together more than 90 artworks – rarely displayed – by 67 artists, including Adami, Arman, César.
DOMAINE NATIONAL DE CHAMBORD, FRANCEFrom 6/18/2017 to 11/19/2017www.chambord.org/fr/agenda/exposition-pompidou/
A NEW REPUBLIC – SOLO SHOW
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents an overview of the artist’s career. The exhibition highlights the range of Wiley’s production, starting with examples of early paintings executed around the time of his 2001 residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem
The exhibition will also include a selection from his ongoing World Stage project, which he initiated in 2006 by establishing a satellite studio in Beijing, China. In addition, the exhibition will include portrait busts, stained glass, as well as female portraiture from Wiley’s recent series An Economy of Grace.
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic is organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Oklahoma City will be the final stop on the tour that has included Texas, Washington, Virginia, Arizona, and Ohio.
OKLAHOMA CITY MUSEUM, OKLAHOMA, ETATS-UNIS,From 6/17/2017 to 9/10/2017www.okcmoa.com/visit/events/kehinde-wiley-new-republic/
The exhibition Mirror Mirror takes the form of a series of chapters and aims to bridge the microscopic gap separating our image from our being. Our reflection is utterly specific, making it undoubtedly the most complex of all images. In it, recognition and illusion are confused, giving rise to an inner disorder linked to our constant desire to read our identity here. Each chapter tackles a specific theme relating to the mirror or reflections, and presents an array of design objects, complemented by others from the worlds of contemporary art and photography. Artists, whether famous or emerging, offer their take on the idea which, on the frozen surface of the window, now defines our being in the world.
MUDAC, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLANDFrom 5/31/2017 to 10/01/2017lausanne-musees.ch/fr_CH/expositions/miroir-miroir
LA MATIèRE REMUéE – SOLO SHOW
In 2017, the Espace Paul Rebeyrolle welcomes Philippe Cognée. Under the direction of curator Philippe Piguet, the exhibition will display a group of forty artworks, paintings and sculptures from the 2000s. The French painter, with his original technique, emphasizes the ambiguity of the visible in luminous, disturbing and blurry representations, where the subject is absorbed into matter to attein a dissolution of the real.
Accompanying this exhibition, a catalogue will be edited by the Espace Paul Rebeyrolle.
ESPACE PAUL REBEYROLLE, EYMOUTIERS, FRANCE From 5/28/2017 to 11/26/2017