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He An

GROUP SHOW: LA CHINE ARDENTE, CONTEMPORARY MONUMENTAL SCULPTURES 


Monumental sculptures by 20 Chinese artists, from the pioneers of the late 70’s to contemporary generations, will be presented as so many artistic proposals to ‘change the world’ .


LES ANCIENS ABATTOIRS, MONS, BELGIUMFrom 07/04/2015 to 10/04/2015 

www.mons2015.eu/fr/la-chine-ardente

Philippe Cognée

AUX ORIGINES 


The exhition at Château d’Olonne focuses on a more confidential aspect of painter Philippe Cognée’s artistic creation : sculpture. The title of the show ‘Back to the roots’ is very evocative, as the works brought together at the Abbaye date back from the 1990’s.

Curator Philippe Piguet


ABBAYE SAINT-JEAN D'ORBESTIE, LE CHATEAU D'OLONNE, FRANCEFrom 07/04/2015 to 09/06/2015 

www.lechateaudolonne.fr

Jean-Michel Alberola

GROUP SHOW: LA FIGURATION LIBRE, THE HISTORY OF AN ADVENTURE 


The exhibition brings together works by the French painters who initiated the Figuration libre adventure such as Robert Combas or Hervé di Rosa, as well as international and American painters along with whom they came to light  – such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Crash, Kenny Scharf…


MUSEE PAUL VALERY, SETE, FRANCEFrom 07/03/2015 to 11/15/2015  

www.museepaulvalery-sete.fr

Oda Jaune

GROUP SHOW, WHO’S AFRAID OF PICTURE(S) 




With Gilles Balmet / Marcos Carrasquer / Marc Desgrandchamps / Léo Dorfner / Erró / Hervé Ic / Oda Jaune /  Kosta Kulundzic / Jean-Jacques Lebel / David Lefebvre / Frédéric Léglise / Thomas Lévy-Lasne / Li Tianbing / Simon Pasieka / Stéphane Pencréach / Nazanin Pouyandeh / Johann Rivat / Lionel Sabatté / Claire Tabouret / Davor Vrankic / Duncan Wylie / Lamia Ziadé.

The exhibition questions the way that painters deal with the images today, how they capture or defy them.
Curator Frédéric Leglise volontarily chose to exhibit artists from different generations, most of them based or having been based in France.


CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN 'A CENT METRES DU MONDE', PERPIGNAN 


Gérard Garouste

EN CHEMIN 


The Maeght Foundation dedicates its summer exhibition, which will exceptionally run until the 29 November, to French painter Gérard Garoust.

En chemin is an opportunity to discover a set of about 80 paintings, sculptures and drawings with new works, specially created in 2015. The exhibition’s retrospective dimension is completed by a strong focus on the current researchs of Gérard Garouste. It also presents unpublished notebooks, offering the visitor a look behind the scenes of the painter-alchemist. The exhibition layout proposes a provocative journey of interpretations and free associations.

Gérard Garouste’s popularity is only equaled by his singularity. “Never ask directions from someone who knows the way, you risk not getting lost”*: this quote tells all about the whole process of the artist, who chooses figuration, the study of myths and founding archetypes to better explore human intimacytoday.

*Rabbi Nachman


FONDATION MAEGHT, ST PAUL DE VENCE, FRANCE

www.fondation-maeght.com/index.php/fr/expositions

Jan Fabre

PERFORMANCE: MOUNT OLYMPUS, TO GLORIFY THE CULT OF TRAGEDY, A 24 HOURS PERFORMANCE 


Mount Olympus. To glorify the cult of tragedy, a 24-hour performance is one huge slab of history dipped in a sea of time. It is humanity’s time, time of the birth of tragedy.
Simultaneously distant and nearby, we recognize outlines of stories and characters taken from Greek tragedy. These characters have their faults torn open by Fabre, are left intatters, beaten by violence and Homeric laughter and fervent ecstasy.

Mount Olympus is shaping up to be a unique experience. Come climb that mountain, dive into that ocean. This will be unforgettable.
The creative process of this major project is also worth sharing. Follow the rehearsals online on the website with testimonials, snapshots, videos, quotes and much more. 


WORLD PREMIERE BERLINER FESTSPIELE, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, BERLIN 

www.mountolympus.be

Pierre et Gilles

GROUP SHOW, ÊTRE éTONNé C’EST UN BONHEUR 


The exhibition concept resides in this statement by famous English writer Edgar Allan Poe : ‘It is a happiness to wonder’. It questions the spectator’s point of view through a selection of artists whose both approaches and visual processes are idiosyncratic. With Pierre et Gilles, Pierre Ardouvin, Clément Bagot, Gaelle Chotard, Nicolas Darrot , Gael Davrinche, Jean-François Rozier, Samuel Rousseau, Jacques Villeglé


CHAPELLE DE LA VISITATION, THONON LES BAINS

www.ville-thonon.fr/94313104/0/fiche___pagelibre/

Philippe Cognée

GROUP SHOW, C’EST LA NUIT 


Villa Tamaris Art Center holds an exhibition dedicated to theme of the night. Staged as an ambulatory fiction, a track running from the periphery to the heart of the city, it interweaves without hierarchy some paintings, photographs, comics, visual and acoustic installations.
With Antoine d’Agata, Philippe Cognée, Gérard Fromanger, Jacques Monory, Antonio Segui, Hans Op de Beeck, and others.


VILLA TAMARIS, TOULON

www.villatamaris.fr/CommuniquesDePresse/cest_la_nuit.pdf

Iván Navarro

GROUP SHOW,  STORYLINES : CONTEMPORARY ART AT THE GUGGENHEIM 


Bringing together over one hundred works from the Guggenheim’s contemporary collection, Storylines examines the diverse ways in which artists today engage narrative through installation, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance. For these artists, storytelling does not necessarily require plots, characters, or settings. Rather, narrative potential lies in everyday objects and materials, and their embedded cultural associations.


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, NYC

www.guggenheim.org/new-york/press-room/releases/6400-guggenheim-exhibition-of-contemporary-art-explores-storytelling

Philippe Cognée
Iván Navarro

GROUP SHOW, FUTURES 


French painter Philippe Cognée and Chilean sculptor Ivan Navarro join in the large summer exhibition at the Vieille Charité in Marseille. From the beginning of the 20th century until nowadays, gathering works by major artists such as Matisse, Calder or Kandinsky, the exhibition recounts the links and reverse influences in between Art, architecture, science, robotics, scifi and astronomy. More than a hundred works coming from the most prestigious international institutions are offering to view the futuristic universe of modern and contemporary artists.


LA VIEILLE CHARITE, MARSEILLE

vieille-charite-marseille.com/index/actuellement/futurs-matisse-miro-calder

Jitish Kallat

JITISH KALLAT, PUBLIC NOTICE 2 


Large-scale work Public notice 2 (2007) by Indian artist Jitish Kallat is being installed at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, in an exhibition of works from Gene and Brian Sherman’s Asian art collection, until October 5.
The work renders Gandhi’s historic speech calling for non-violence and civil disobedience before the famous Salt March in 1930 – in its entirety, letter by letter. Each letter appears to be made from bone, as though Kallat has exhumed these words from their historical resting place. As Kallat says: ‘In today’s terror-infected world, where wars against terror are fought at prime television time, voices such as Gandhi’s stare back at us like discarded relics.’


ART GALLERY NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY

www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

Chiharu Shiota

CHIHARU SHIOTA, THE KEY IN THE HAND 


The artist Chiharu Shiota represents Japan at the 56th Venice Biennale, which runs from 9 May until 22 November 2015. Her project The Key in the Hand is based on a site-specific installation made up of over 50,000 keys. It explores the notion of memory. In placing the spectator’s body at the heart of her sculptural work, Chiharu Shiota seeks to harness the expressive power of installations, which she describes as ‘the philosophy of the instant.’

Born in 1972 in Osaka, Chiharu Shiota has been living in Berlin since 1997. A former member of Marina Abramovic’s class, she is famous for her spectacular site-specific installations made of accumulated objects and woven thread. Her work combines performance, sculpture, video and installations and has already been exhibited throughout the world. Over recent years her work was featured in numerous museum exhibitions: Smithsonian (Arthur M.Sackler Gallery, Washington DC, on view), Rochester Art Center (Minnesota, 2014), Walsall New Art Gallery (UK, 2014), Pittsburgh Mattress Factory (2013), Manege (Moscow, 2013), Museum of Art of Kochi (Japan, 2013), Casia Asia (Barcelona, 2013), La Maison Rouge (Paris, 2012) or the Gervasuti Foundation in Venice (Italy, 2011).


VENICE BIENNALE 2015 - JAPAN PAVILION

www.labiennale.org/

DAVID LACHAPELLE, DOPO IL DILUVIO 


Palazzo delle Esposizioni presents one of the most important and exhaustive retrospective of American artist DavidLaChapelle, gathering 100 works, some presented for first time in a museum including many large-scale works.

Rome has been a milestone in the artistic life of David LaChapelle. Modeled after Michelangelo’s impressive fresco in the Sistine Chapel, his monumental series The Deluge led to meaningful turning point in the artistic path of David LaChapelle. The exhibition thus focuses on the works starting from 2006, with “The Deluge”, when the American photographer began to work with new aesthetical and conceptual concerns.


PALAZZO DEI ESPOSIZIONI, ROME

www.palazzoesposizioni.it/categorie/la-mostra-david-lachapelle-dopo-il-diluvio

Pierre et Gilles

PIERRE ET GILLES ICON(S) 


From ‘icône’ in French to ‘icon’ in English, from holy image to visual sign, from the sacred image to the symbol, this fourteenth exhibition at Maison Particulière explores both the intellectual significance and the emblematic figures of icons.

For Icon(s), the guest artistic duo Pierre et Gilles intentionally and spontaneously selected a mixture of genres “found in popular Indian culture”.

Augmenting the works by Pierre and Gilles are the works of art selected by four art-collecting couples, each with different sensibilities: Myriam and Amaury de Solages, Charlotte and André Querton, Cookie and Cédric Liénart de Jeude, Béatrice and Philippe le Hodey and Jean-Claude Simoën.


MAISON PARTICULIERE, BRUSSELS

www.maisonparticuliere.be

Pierre et Gilles

PIERRE & GILLES IN JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER 


This first multimedia exhibition devoted to the French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier celebrates the daring and inventiveness of his avant-garde fashion and explores his eclectic, impertinent sources of inspiration.

The show— which Gaultier sees as a creation in its own right — brings together not only haute couture and ready-to-wear outfits, but numerous objects and archival documents illustrating his most inventive artistic partnerships, with filmakers, dancers, singers and artists.

Fashion photography is there too, with often unpublished prints by well-known contemporary artists and photographers (Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Peter Lindbergh, David LaChapelle, Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Steven Klein, Pierre & Gilles, Paolo Roversi, Robert Doisneau…).


GRAND PALAIS, GALERIES NATIONALES, PARIS

www.grandpalais.fr/fr/evenement/jean-paul-gaultier

Norbert Bisky

NORBERT BISKY, BALAGAN 


Balagan – the Persian term for chaos and confusion, which can also be linked to partying and exuberance – brings together new works by Norbert Bisky.

The majority of the pieces were completed in Tel Aviv where the German artist experimented an atelier swap with fellow artist Erez Israeli, from January to March.

His burnt bus installation, his large scale colourful paintings and smaller works on paper give some insights into both sides of his ambiguous work : angst and ‘joie de vivre’.


BÖTZOW, BERLIN

www.boetzowberlin.de/

Jan Fabre

FACING TIME, ROPS/FABRE 


The Belgian town of Namur, partner of Mons 2015, has invited Jan Fabre for a posthumous encounter with Félicien Rops: an unprecedented tour along museums and sites in the openair to discover the daring and inspiring worlds of these two Belgian artists. The imaginary dialogue between Rops and Fabre will unveil, question and challenge time.

Exhibitions and events will take place in different locations : Musée Félicien Rops, Maison de la Culture, Théâtre de Namur, Eglise Saint-Loup, the Citadelle and the city streets.


NAMUR, BELGIUM

www.ropsfabre.be

Atul Dodiya
Jitish Kallat
Asim Waqif

ATUL DODIYA, JITISH KALLAT, ASIM WAQIF – AFTER MIDNIGHT : INDIAN MODERNISM TO CONTEMPORARY INDIA, 1947/1997 


Taking its title from the phrase “Midnight’s Children,” coined by Salman Rushdie in his seminal 1981 novel about India’s transition to independence, After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India, 1947/1997 weaves themes of art and nation-building to reveal shifting zeitgeists in cultural production, and explores how these artistic practices regard and contest a geopolitical consciousness through modernization and globalization

Featured artists include: CAMP, Nikhil Chopra, Desire Machine Collective, Atul Dodiya, Anita Dube, V.S. Gaitonde, Sheela Gowda, Shilpa Gupta, Subodh Gupta, M.F. Husain, Tushar Joag, Jitish Kallat, Krishen Khanna, Ram Kumar, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, Prajakta Potnis, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Raqs Media Collective, S.H. Raza, Sharmila Samant, Mithu Sen, Dayanita Singh, F.N. Souza, Tallur L.N., Asim Waqif.


QUEENS MUSEUM, USA

www.queensmuseum.org/

Kehinde Wiley

KEHINDE WILEY: A NEW REPUBLIC, 20/02 – 24/05/2015, BROOKLYN MUSEUM, NYC 


The Brooklyn Museum presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, the first museum survey of the artist’s rich and prolific career, on view from February 20 through May 24, 2015.

Comprised of approximately sixty objects, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic highlights the range of the artist’s work. The exhibition includes his early portrait paintings, inspired by the artist’s observation of street life in Harlem and set to the visual language of classical European portraiture, as well as his recent explorations in sculpture and stained glass.

Kehinde Wiley has received critical acclaim for his investigation of race, power, and the politics of representation.

Following its New York showing, the exhibition will travel to the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Texas (October 16, 2015 – January 10, 2016), the Seattle Art Museum, Washington (February 12 – May 8, 2016) and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia (June 3 – September 5, 2016).


BROOKLYN MUSEUM, NYC

www.brooklynmuseum.org

Kehinde Wiley

KEHINDE WILEY WAS AWARDED THE US STATE DEPARTMENT MEDAL OF ARTS 




Kehinde Wiley was awarded the US State Department Medal of Arts.  

Secretary of State John Kerry presented the medal to Kehinde Wiley on January 21, in honor of his substantive commitment to the US State Department’s cultural diplomacy outreach through the visual arts.

Known for his large scale paintings of young African Americans, depicted in the style of European royal portraits, the American artist embodies the international spirit of the award, living in between Beijing, Dakar, and New York.

Kehinde Wiley will be the subject of a major survey exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, at the Brooklyn Museum from February 20 to May 24, 2015. Following its New York showing, the exhibition will travel to the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Texas (October 16, 2015 – January 10, 2016), the Seattle Art Museum, Washington (February 12 – May 8, 2016) and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia (June 3 – September 5, 2016).