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DANIEL TEMPLON, UNE HISTOIRE D’ART CONTEMPORAINJULIE VERLAINEEDITIONS FLAMMARION

Available in bookstores on May 25

Daniel Templon, une histoire d’art contemporain published by Flammarion, will be available on May 25.
Placing Daniel Templon’s activity in its artistic, economic and political context, Julie Verlaine’s detailed account follows the career of a man whose position has made him a privileged witness to the making of art and the remaking of the art world. The accompanying interviews with Daniel Templon himself are rich in personal recollections of some of the leading artists of our time (such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Helmut Newton, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ben, Daniel Buren, César, Gérard Garouste, and Jean-Michel Alberola). They also offer some frank and vivid insights into the workings of the French art scene.
The English version of the book Daniel Templon, a History of Contemporary Art is to be released mid-June.
480 pages / more than 200 images.
 

Philippe Cognée
PHILIPPE COGNéE – STEPHAN BALKENHOL – GROUP SHOW

FONDATION FERNET-BRANCA, SAINT LOUIS, FRANCEFrom 05/22/2016 to 10/09/2016

Philippe Cognée is exhibiting at Fondation Fernet-Branca in St Louis, France (close to Basel), along with German sculptor Stephan Balkenhol * until October 9th *
Philippe Cognée is questioning the role of painting since 30 years. All of his images are omnipresent, but may also dim into banality. By establishing a relationship between the works of Philippe Cognee and Stephan Balkenhol, the notion of figuration established by each artiste since the 1980s can be examined.

Julião Sarmento
AS GOOD AS IT GETS

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS/ KULA GALLERY/ HAZU, SPLIT, CROATIAStarts 05/17/2016

Julião Sarmento, one of Portugal’s leading contemporary artists, began to develop a method combining painting, video and sound and modelled installations back in the 70’s. The exhibition, As Good as it Gets, planned to make use of three exhibition spaces in the city: the Kula Gallery, the Milesi Palace and the Museum of Fine Arts, offers viewers several points of entry into Sarmento’s work, by displaying works in various media ­ such as video, paintings, drawings.

Jan Fabre
SPIRITUAL GUARDS – GROUP SHOW

FORTE BELVEDERE/ PALAZZO VECCHIO/ PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORIA, FIRENZE, ITALYFrom 05/14/2016 to 10/02/2016

One of the most complex and multifaceted exhibitions that Belgian artist and author Jan Fabre has ever produced in any public space in Italy,  Spiritual Guards  will gather roughly 100 of Jan Fabre’s works dating from 1978 to 2016, pan out between the Forte Belvedere, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria in Firenze. For the very first time a living artist will be exhibiting his art in these three venues of outstanding historical and artistic importance.

Joel Shapiro
SOLO SHOW

NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER, DALLAS, TEXASFrom 05/07/2016 to 08/21/2016

One of the most prominent and influential sculptors of the era, Joel Shapiro has long explored geometric form through structural compositions of rectangular elements that visually and physically challenge the possibilities of balance and weight On view in his Nasher exhibition will be a series of recent, brightly painted,suspended forms that hover in space at different heights and angles, along with a series of recent drawings as well as key works by Shapiro from the Nasher’s permanent collection.The current exhibition presents a new direction in Shapiro’s work: a single, site-specific installation conceived specifically for the space of the Renzo Piano-designed galleries of the Nasher.   

Jitish Kallat
PUBLIC NOTICE 2

ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, PERTH, AUSTRALIAFrom 05/07/2016 to 08/22/2016 

Jitish Kallat’s Public Notice 2 installed at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth.  

Iván Navarro
Chiharu Shiota
SCULPTURES EN PARTAGE

FONDATION VILLA DATRIS, L’ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE, FRANCE From 5/06/2016 to 11/01/2016

This year’s exhibition “Sclptureen Partage (Shared Sculptures) at the Villa Datris offers a wide range of works purchased during the last five exhibitions, including works by Chicharu Shiota and Ivan Navarro. The Foundation Villa Datris wants to highlight artistic key moments since its opening in 2011. The exhibition suggests a renewed reading of the works and themes.    

Asim Waqif
MEGACITIES ASIA – GROUP SHOW

MUSEUM OF FINE ART, BOSTON, USAFrom 04/03/2016 to 07/17/2016

Asia is home to more megacities than any other continent: the works by the 11 artists in this exhibition respond to the political, environmental, and social conditions of their home cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Seoul, conveying their textures, proportions, and striking material and visual juxtapositions. Their large-scale works appear in indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the Museum, reflecting critical issues including rural-to-urban migration, consumption, construction, and pollution —while celebrating the vibrancy of today’s urban environment.

Jitish Kallat
SETOUCHI TRIENNALE JAPAN

ISLANDS OF SETO INLAND SEA, JAPANFrom 03/20/2016 to 11/06/2016 

Indian artiste Jitish Kallat will be part of The Setouchi Triennale, a contemporary art festival taking place on multiple islands of Japan’s Seto Inland Sea (separating Honshu and Shikoku, two of Japan’s main islands).  

Sudarshan Shetty
Chiharu Shiota
20TH BIENNALE OF SYDNEY

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIAFrom 03/18/2016 to 06/05/2016

Titled ‘The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed’, the 20th Biennale will be gathering 83 artists from 35 countries, presented across 19 locations including the city’s major art institutions and Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour.
More than 200 works spanning all mediums – with a focus on performance – will be presented free of charge to the public.
The 20th Biennale is curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, associated with an advisory group of 13 international curators, writers and theorists.  

Anthony Caro
NEW MUSIC IN NEW CASKS – SOLO SHOW

CVNE, HARO, SPAINFrom 03/16/2016 to 10/16/2016

Leading family-owned Rioja winery, Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana, is to host an exhibition by British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro at its Cune Winery in Haro this year. The exhibition, entitled New Music in New Casks, will feature 23 of Caro’s sculptures.
Caro, who died in 2013, is widely regarded as one of the greatest British sculptors of the 20th century. He began his career working with Henry Moore, and was knighted for his contribution to the arts in 1987.

Jim Dine
Jan Fabre
Oda Jaune
INTRIGANTES INCERTITUDES, DESSIN CONTEMPORAIN – GROUP SHOW

MUSEE D'ART MODERNE ET CONTEMPORAIN, ST ETIENNE, FRANCEFrom 03/05/2016 to 06/05/2016

In the spring of 2016, the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporaine de Saint-Étienne Métropole is opening “Intriguing Uncertainties”, an exhibition which has been orchestrated by the Museum’s Director Lóránd Hegyi. Both intimate and universal this exhibition invites the visitor to explore the world of contemporary drawing. Bringing together well-known artists from Europe, Africa and North & South America this exhibition delves into the cultural heritage of our societies, from the Middle Ages to symbolism, from Mannerism to Romanticism, Baroque to Surrealism. The visitor will discover drawings and artwork by Günter Brus, Dennis Oppenheim, Jan Fabre and Jim Dine, great figures in the world of contemporary art rubbing shoulders with the youngest artists on the horizon like Pierre Seinturier, Lee Bul, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra and Jana Gunstheimer. Featured artists: Ruth Barabash, Matt Bollinger, Günter Brus, Guglielmo Castelli, Gianni Dessi, Nicolas Dieterlé, Erik Dietman, Jim Dine, Matías Duville, Per Dybvig, Barbara Eichhorn, Jan Fabre, Andrea Fogli, Adrian Ghenie, Ugo Giletta, Erich Gruber, Jana Gunstheimer, Allison Hawkins, Veronika Holcová, Oda Jaune, Marine Joatton, Nina Kovacheva, Juul Kraijer, Lee Bul, Iris Levasseur, Felice Levini, Christian Lhopital, Maude Maris, Peter Martensen, Andreï Molodkin, Alois Mosbacher, Muntean / Rosenblum, Hermann Nitsch, Dennis Oppenheim, László László Révész, Pierre Seinturier, Kiki Smith, Barthélémy Toguo, Didier Trenet, Elmar Trenkwalder, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Fabien Verschaere. Curator: Lorand Hegyi, Director of the Museum.

Pierre et Gilles
LES ANNéES 80, L’INSOUTENABLE LéGèRETé – GROUP SHOW

CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS, FRANCEFrom 02/24/2016 to 05/23/2016

The current exhibition of photographs and films at the Centre Pompidou returns to the 1980s with around sixty works by more than twenty artists, from Karen Knorr to Jean-Paul Goude and from Unglee to Présence Panchounette, taking in Pierre et Gilles, Martin Parr and Helen Carrey on the way. 

Jean-Michel Alberola
L’AVENTURE DES DéTAILS – SOLO SHOW

PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARIS, FRANCEFrom 02/18/2016 to 05/16/2016

Jean-Michel Alberola, born in 1953, is at once one of the best-known and most genre-breaking French artists of his generation. Palais de Tokyo is inviting him to put on a large-scale solo show, the first in Paris since his retrospective at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1997. Since the early 80’s, Jean-Michel Alberola seeks to create protean works that move seamlessly between conceptual, abstract and figurative art. Paintings, gouaches, sculptures, artists’ books and films represent the different facets of his quest. Political, poetic, committed and profound, Jean-Michel Alberola’s œuvre develops into philosophical conundrums which question how we see art’s role in society.  Jean-Michel Alberola’s solo show at Palais de Tokyo sets out to map the liitle-known diversity of his work, by presenting a large number of original pieces in a dialogue with his previous creations, including is complete Neons, as well as several large murals. The artist, and curator Katell Jaffrès, invite each of us to enter into a ‘poetic, literary and historical game’, and to experience a ‘huge, borderless geographical territory’.

James Casebere
FUGITIVE – SOLO SHOW

HAUS DER KUNST, MUNICH, GERMANYFrom 02/15/2016 to 06/12/2016

With more than 70 works, the exhibition presents images drawn from all periods of the artist’s career. The survey includes recent large multi-panel and single-panel color photographic works; early black-and-white gelatin silverprints, dye destruction prints, waterless lithographs, and Polaroid prints. In addition, for the first time, Casebere shows working notebooks, a series ofcollages, and an extensive collection of never before exhibited Polaroid studies. For the exhibition in Haus der Kunst, Casebere realizes four new site-specific monumental works in the form of friezes in the gallery’s grand staircase.

Kehinde Wiley
A NEW REPUBLIC

SEATTLE MUSEUM, SEATTLE, USAFrom 02/11/2016 to 05/08/2016

The Seattle Art Museum presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, an overview highlighting the range of the artist’s prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works.  A New Republic is a touring exhibition, organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Following its New York showing, the exhibition traveled to the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Texas, last winter.  

Julião Sarmento
LA CHOSE, MêME – THE REAL THING, SOLO SHOW

FONDATION CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN, PARIS, FRANCEFrom 01/20/2016 to 04/17/2016

The exhibition “La chose, même – The real thing” offers a panorama of the work of Julião Sarmento, a major figure of contemporary Portuguese art whose career was international from the outset. The artist began working at the end of the 1970s, when freedom had reemerged due to the end of the Salazar dictatorship. Over the years, Julião Sarmento developed a highly diverse body of work, ranging from photography, drawing, sculpture, video to performance, while maintaining a close connection with text, which he incorporates and assembles in fragments.

Sudarshan Shetty
SHOONYA GAR

NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, NEW DELHIFrom 01/15/2016

Sudarshan Shetty (b. 1961) is a leading contemporary artist living in Bombay. His practice encompasses painting, drawing, installation, video/film and sculpture. He has exhibited widely both in India and internationally. He has been appointed artistic director and curator of the third edition of the Kochi Muziris Biennale. The artist lives and works in Mumbai. The exhibition comprises an entirely new body of work in various media: video/film, sculptural installation and photographic images. The work draws on a poetic work by 12th century poet Gorakhnath. These poetic traditions populated their verses with the concrete symbolism of the built world and things within it, with references to nature and the environment as metaphors for the body and its beyond.

Frank Stella
FRANK STELLA : A RETROSPECTIVE

WHITNEY MUSEUM, NEW YORK, USA From 10/30/2015 to 02/07/2016

The Whitney Museum will present a career retrospective of Frank Stella (b. 1936), one of the most important living American artists. This survey will be the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-1950s to the present through approximately 120 works, including paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures, and drawings

Jim Dine
ABOUT THE LOVE OF PRINTING, SOLO SHOW

MUSEUM FOLKWANG, ESSEN, GERMANY

Museum Folkwang is holding a major exhibition on the graphic work of American artist Jim Dine born in 1935. Dine was one of the most important Pop artists of the 1960s, and won early recognition for his art, not just in the US but internationally. The retrospective coinciding with his eightieth birthday features some 150 works – including woodcuts, lithographs, and etchings – and presents a representative survey of the artist’s work in the graphic medium, spanning more than five decades.