INAUGURATION DE LA FONDATION HELENIS GGL – GROUP SHOW
For its inauguration, the Helenis GGL Foundation in Montpellier is hosting four personalities from the contemporary art world: Abdelkader Benchamma, Jim Dine, Jan Fabre and Marlène Mocquet. Each of the four artists will present an artwork for the event – which will open the season in what aims to become one of the city’s major cultural centres.
FONDATION HELENIS GGL, MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
Inauguration - November 2020www.fondationhelenis-ggl.com
O PEQUENO MUNDO – GROUP SHOW
O pequeno mundo is a group exhibition that brings together paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and photographs by 24 Portuguese artists, including many of the major figures from the Portuguese art scene. This exhibition evokes one of the most distinctive features of artistic practice: the possibility or vocation, to create peculiar, in-between or parallel worlds, that question the realities in which we live.
From November 1st, 2020 to February 21, 2021
Museum of Contemporary Art Nadir Afonso, Av. 5 de Outubro, 105400-017 Chaves, Portugalwww.culturgest.pt/en/whats-on/small-world-partir-colecao-da-caixa-geral-de-depositos/
EM PERSPETIVA – COLEÇÃO PORTUGUESA DO MEIAC – GROUP SHOW
The collection of the Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC), includes works by the most emblematic artists of Portuguese contemporary art. Since its inauguration in 1995, it has continued to enrich itself by incorporating new references, giving way to new means of artistic expression such as digital art.
From October 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Calle Museo, s/n, 06003 Badajoz, Spainmeiac.es/exhibiciones/em-perspetiva-24/
THE LIGHT HOUSE – GROUP SHOW
The exhibition The Light House invites the public to experience a succession of personal and collective experiences with light, mostly immersive, through the works of major contemporary artists, spanning nearly 60 years of artistic production. The exhibition revolves around five themes: celestial light, murky light, the experience of colour, the praise of shadow, neon lights and light bulbs.
From October 22, 2020 to April 18, 2021
Fondation Boghossian - Villa Empain, Avenue Franklin Rooseveltlaan 67, B - 1050 Brusselswww.villaempain.com/expos/the-light-house/
SAME DREAM – SOLO SHOW
Same Dream brings together several of Ba’s paintings depicting dictators and authority figures, who lead to corrupt and violent regimes across the African continent and in other parts of the world, particularly where the legacies of colonialism persist. At times represented as hybrid beasts—part human, part animal— these despotic warlords are typically enveloped in an abundance of lush flora and fauna. Indeed, nature becomes a recurring force across Ba’s oeuvre.
From September 17, 2020 to January 31, 2021
Contemporary Calgary, 701 11 Street SW, Calgary, Canadawww.contemporarycalgary.com/whats-on/omar-ba-same-dream
ARCHITECTURE INTO ART: A DIALOGUE – GROUP SHOW
This exhibition brings together a selection of works by artists who once directed a Fundación Botín visual arts workshop and exhibited their work in Santander, as well as some by former recipients of the foundation’s visual art grants. It explores the influence of architecture on art, and offers reflections on how architecture also shapes human lives and structures social interaction.
From October 10, 2020 to March 14, 2021
Fundación Botin, Muelle de Albareda s/n, Jardines de Pereda, 39004 Santander, Spainwww.centrobotin.org/en/exposicion/arte-y-arquitectura-un-dialogo/
« LES MURS RECULENT » – GROUP SHOW
The new exhibition of Matisse Museum in Nice shows the work of Henri Matisse’s posterity in the second half of the XXth century. This new circuit entitled “Les murs reculent” is inspired by a quote of the artist to the critic Georges Duthuit about Fauvism that summarise an essential aspect of his research.
American and European Artists are presented in dialogue with the artworks of the museum collection incuding Jean Arp, Joseph Albers, Morris Louis, Jules Olitski, Ellsworth Kelly, Shirley Jaffe, Kenneth Noland, Al Held, Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Aurélie Nemours, Simon Hantaï, Raymond Hains, Jacques Villeglé, Claude Viallat, Daniel Buren.
From October 9, 2020 to March 31, 2021
The Musée Matisse, 164 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nicewww.musee-matisse-nice.org/fr/exposition/les-murs-reculent/
MEMLING NOW : HANS MEMLING IN CONTEMPORARY ART– GROUP SHOW
To pay tribute to Belgium artist, Hans Memling, Brudgge Musea organized the first exhibition that highlights his influences. Being one of the most significant painters of the Burgundian Bruges genre, his work inspired a lot of contemporary artists such as African-American painter Kehinde Wiley.
From October 1 to February 1, 2021
Sint-Janhospital, Mariastraat 38, Brugge 8000, Belgiumwww.museabrugge.be/en/calendar/exhibitions/memling-now-hans-memling-in-de-hedendaagse-kunst
SHIP OF FOOLS – SOLO SHOW
The exhibition Kehinde Wiley: Ship of Fools is curated by The Box in partnership with The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth and Royal Museums Greenwich. Narrenschiff (Ship of Fools), 2017 by Kehinde Wiley is a three-screen digital film projection that produces an immersive experience for the viewer. The film provides a portrait of a group of young black men at sea, struggling to reach the land – a metaphor for both historical and contemporary histories of migration and social dislocation.
From September 29, 2020 to January 24, 2021
The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AXwww.theboxplymouth.com/whats-on/kehinde-wiley-ship-of-fools
VUE DE DOS, IMAGES À CONTRE-COURANT – GROUP EXHIBITION
This exhibition seeks to question the subversive power of anonymity implied by the principle of “anti-portrait” embodied by the representation of someone from behind, “vue de dos”. The exhibition organized by the Namur cultural space, the Delta, takes a look at current phenomena such as “selfies” on social networks, facial recognition on surveillance devices, as well as the very recent wearing of a sanitary mask, that has redefined our perception of public spaces.
From September 26 to January 3, 2021
Le Delta, Avenue Fernand Golenvaux, 18 - 5000 Namur, Belgiumwww.ledelta.be/evenements/vu-e-de-dos-images-a-contre-courant/
THE INVISIBLE SHOW – GROUP SHOW
The Invisible Show seeks to map these situations, based on the project with the same title presented by the curator Delfim Sardo in Spain and Israel, in 2007, only now in an enlarged version. Taking us back to modernist artists such as Raoul Hausmann, Luigi Russolo, Marinetti or Kurt Schwitters, the exhibition includes works by António Dias, James Lee Byars, Bruce Nauman, Luisa Cunha, Joan Jonas, Gonçalo Barreiros, Michael Snow, Julião Sarmento, Juan Muñoz and Gavin Bryars, Ricardo Jacinto, among many others.
From September 26, 2020 to January 10, 2021
Edifício-sede da, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Rua Arco do Cego, 50 , 1000–300 Lisbon, Portugalwww.culturgest.pt/en/whats-on/exposicao-invisivel-eng-20/
RED LIGHT: SEXUALIDADE E REPRESENTAÇÃO NA COLEÇÃO NORLINDA E JOSÉ LIMA – GROUP SHOW
RED LIGHT presents a selection of works from the Norlinda and José Lima art collection, having in common the approach to sexuality, declined in multiple themes, both presented in a complement of counterpoint and in a discordant confrontation : the representation of the body, male and female nudity, eroticism, fantasy, desire and pain, object and subject, pleasure and domination, places of female representation, male gaze, voyeurism, exhibitionism and self-representation in art.
From September 26, 2020 to March 14 , 2021
Centro de Arte Oliva, Rua da Fundição, 240, 3700-119 S. João da Madeira, Portugalcentrodearteoliva.pt/exposicao/red-light-sexualidade-e-representacao-na-coleccao-norlinda-e-jose-lima/
REAL UTOPIAS – GROUP SHOW
The European Nomadic Biennal, Manifesta is presenting a new Fall exhibition: Real Utopias. Conceived around works that all focus on the imagination of a place that has not been constructed yet, utopia – is a place that does not exist, where other worlds are imagined. All these imaginary constructions participate in transforming the reality. Paintings, video, drawings, multimedia works and sculptures will reveal the common aspirations and experimental approach of different generations of artists who imagine new ways of occupying space, be it physical, imaginary or corporeal.
From September 25 to November 30, 2020
Maison R&C - 224 rue Paradis, 13006 Marseille, Francewww.manifesta13.org/projects/real-utopias/
PROJECTOMAP 2010–2020. MAPA OU EXPOSIÇÃO – GROUP SHOW
Initiated in 2010, ProjectoMAP, “MAP” as an acronym for Map of Artists of Portugal, is a curatorial, research and mapping project for the universe of contemporary art in Portugal. Each artist is invited to suggest two names of central artists in their artistic and / or personal universe, and it is from this direct nomination that the map develops exponentially.
From September 24, 2020 to January 10, 2021
Museu Coleção Berardo, Praça do Império, 1449-003 Lisboa, Portugalen.museuberardo.pt/exhibitions/projectomap-2010-2020-map-or-exhibition
FEAST. FURY. FEMINA – GROUP SHOW
The exhibition Feast. Fury. Femina – Works from the FLAD Collection marks the Luso-American Development Foundation´s 35th anniversary. It is the largest exhibition ever organized using the Foundation´s collection. It is comprised of 228 pieces by over 60 Portuguese artists, it evokes the performative dimension inherent to contemporary artistic practices and highlights the feminine dimension, demanding a renewed gaze on the History of Art.
From September 23, 2020 to January 25, 2021
maat — Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Av. Brasília, Belém, 1300-598 Lisboa, Portugalwww.maat.pt/en/exhibition/feast-fury-femina
UN AUTRE MONDE///DANS NOTRE MONDE – GROUP SHOW
Abdelkader Benchamma takes part in the exhibition « UN AUTRE MONDE/// DANS NOTRE MONDE » held at the FRAC Nord-pas de Calais.The exhibition proposes to discover the fantastic realism, a major movement of the counterculture of the 1960s, through the works of contemporary artists who question the dominant knowledge and hybridize scientific and esoteric knowledge. Extravagant, hermetic, sensual, the works summon the survival of traditional, mythical or magical cultures. They invite to probe the altered states of consciousness, the limits of our sensory perceptions, the hidden codes of nature and the undecipherable laws that govern the cosmos.
From September 19, 2020 to March 14, 2021
FRAC Grand Large — Hauts-de-France, 503 Avenue des Bancs de Flandres, 59140 Dunkerquewww.fracnpdc.fr/?p=9308
LE MAUVAIS OEIL – GROUP SHOW
Major photographer Gregory Crewdson takes part in the exhibition “The Evil Eye”, held at the FRAC Auvergne. The exhibition, based both on the female figure of the Oracle and on the prediction and signs of a global collapse, is an artistic reflection on the state of our contemporary world. The evil eye, an archaic figure of anathema, finds its most diverse variations in this exhibition.
From September 19 to January 10, 2021
FRAC Auvergne, 6 Rue du Terrail, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, Francewww.clermontauvergnetourisme.com/fiches/exposition-au-frac-le-mauvais-oeil/
PUSH THE LIMITS – GROUP SHOW
PUSH THE LIMITS is a project that investigates how art takes itself to the limit to move the horizon of thinking, perception and speech ever further in order to introduce new elements. The guest artists take this opportunity to reaffirm the urgency of unleashing the infinity of possibles.
From September 7, 2020 to March 11, 2021
Fondazione Merz, via Limone 24, 10141 Turin, Italywww.fondazionemerz.org/push-the-limits/
GLOBAL(E) RESISTANCE – GROUP SHOW
The exhibition ‘Global(e) Restitance’ reveals for the first time, more than sixty artists reunited for the last century around the question of “resitance”, including Senegalese Omar Ba and South African artist Billie Zangewa.
The exhibition that collects many work from many different medium and countries, questions the theoretical and esthetical relationship between politics and art. The idea of resisting, studied through the handling of politic as well as art for activism, as always been experienced by artists under oppression and inequalities.
From July 29 to January 4, 2021
Centre Pompidou, Rue Beaubourg, 75003 Pariswww.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/agenda/event.action?param.id=FR_R-fe46d1a3df9ce4b6ad849cd7721fb87¶m.idSource=FR_E-fe46d1a3df9ce4b6ad849cd7721fb87
PEINTRE DE L’éPOPéE – SOLO SHOW
From July 10th to November 1st 2020, the Centre d’Art de La Malmaison on the Croisette welcomes one of today’s most sought after international stars, the American artist Kehinde Wiley. The Centre d’Art la Malmaison unveils over 20 epic works, representative of the vast vocabulary that has guided the artist’s work for more than a decade.
Drawing his inspiration from the Old Masters, from Titian and Gainsborough to Van Dyck and Ingres, Wiley presents a uniquely political and aesthetic perspective, making visible history’s invisible figures, allowing the viewer to engage with the notions of perception as it pertains to power and place.llKehinde Wiley has traversed the world since 2006 as part of his The World Stage series, whereby organizing local studios and utilizing street casting of denizens from the favelas of Rio to the cramped streets of New Dehli. He uses chance encounters with young Black and brown men and women to create Baroque portraits, brimming with the vestiges and fanfare of the Old Masters. Kehinde Wiley is a descendent of that long line of portraitists. He offers reinterpretations of traditional easel painting vernacular, instilling power and prestige onto the young men and women who are rarely viewed as such.llDelving into the issues of racial and sexual identity, Kehinde Wiley’s works create unexpected conversations where art history and Black culture emerge fluidly. The artist brings to the forefront those who have historically been banished from the halls of power and the access found therein. His politically charged work is an investigation of race, representation, privilege, and excess. They are an indictment on history and who determines its definition.llThrough this majestic retrospective, the first in France, one can fathom how a vast body of work can both question and participate in the Western art historical canon of portraiture. Kehinde Wiley invites us, we Europeans, to rediscover a painting whose artistic intensity we have, perhaps, forgotten at a time when the continent is experiencing an identity crises that is continuously evolving. Welcoming such a monographic exhibition to Cannes, Kehinde Wiley materializes the international aspirations the city has regarding the importance of contemporary art.
From July 10 to Novembre 01, 2020
Centre d'art La Malmaison, 47 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Canneswww.cannes-destination.fr/cannes/kehinde-wiley-peintre-de-lepopee/fmapaca06v50ln3m