Michael O. Kewenig
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Michael O. Kewenig.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! It is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
William Shakespeare, Sonnet CXVI (1609)
Christian Boltanski | Ilya & Emilia Kabakov at the Old Prison of Wittenberg, Wittenberg
Luther and the Avant-garde - Contemporary Art in Wittenberg, Berlin and Kassel
May 19 - September 17, 2017
contemporary art meets the spiritual figure of Luther — this is the
starting point for the exhibition Luther and the Avant-garde presented
by the Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur (Foundation for Art and Culture),
in cooperation with Reformationsjubiläum 2017 e.V.
exhibition will not focus on Martin Luther as a historic figure but as a
visionary and avant-gardist of his era. The historic prison in
Wittenberg will serve as a central exhibition venue and is being
renovated and opened to the public on the occasion of the exhibition.
Bernardi Roig at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
May 13 - November 26, 2017
To coincide with the 2017 Venice Art Biennale, Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti, Director of the Palazzo Fortuny, will present their sixth exhibition: Intuition. Organised by the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, the exhibition will explore how intuition has, in some form, shaped art across geographies, cultures and generations. It will bring together historic, modern and contemporary works related to the concept of intuition, dreams, telepathy, paranormal fantasy, meditation, creative power, hypnosis and inspiration.
Bernardi Roig at Galleria MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels
Le violon d'ingres mis à nu par ses célibataires
April 21 - April 18, 2017
Opening: The gallery MLF | MARIE-LAURE FLEISCH, Brussels - Friday, April 21, 2017 6 - 9 pm
Creating a cohesive installation rather than assembling a variety of independent works, Roig uses the gallery’s architecture as the building block for the whole exhibition, constructing a theatrical voyage through the rooms. The journey culminates in the place which inspired the entire concept - the bathroom – the place that is most contradictory to that of the exhibition space. Complete with an Ingres-esque bather perched on the bathtub, engulfed in steam, this work echoes both the importance of art history and the past life of the exhibition space, which is itself a reconverted apartment. This room is the key to the rest of the exhibition, which uses drawing, video, sculpture and installation to create an optical and temporal distortion of our interpretation of visual matter. Roig stipulates that we are prisoners of our own language and visual memory, and that art is necessary to formalize this imposed silence and to investigate history, memory and desire.
Sean Scully at Coniston Institute & Ruskin Museum, Cumbria
April 8 - May 20, 2017
Kewenig shows Sean Scully at Lempertz in Brussels
April 8 - May 2, 2017
6 rue du Grand Cerf, Brussels
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Reception during Art Brussels and Independent: Friday, April 21, 6 to 9 p.m.
Kewenig is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of paintings by Sean Scully (b. Dublin, 1945), presented in the historic space of Lempertz in the Sablon Quarter of Brussels.
The exhibition features major large-scale paintings from Sean Scully’s private collection from the 1970s until today, spanning almost 50 years in the career of the Irish-American artist. Regarded as one of the most significant abstract painters of our time, Scully has dedicated almost his entire career to his core motif of lines and stripes. He has created a vast body of works that transcend way beyond this formal vocabulary and palette, exploring the nature of human relationships and ranging from the romantic to the melancholic.
Bertrand Lavier at Kunstmuseum Luzern
In cooperation with Fumetto – Int. Comix-Festival Luzern
April 1 - May 28, 2017
Opening 01.04., 11 a.m. | Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland
Mickey and Minnie Mouse visit an exhibition of contemporary art – the Walt Disney comic dated 1977 is the starting point for the Walt Disney Productions by Bertrand Lavier (*1949). In 1984 he began to transfer the story, in which Mickey and Minnie also solve two murders, into images, sculptures and installations. Lavier thus takes fictional comic art, reminiscent of the abstract works of Hans Arp, out of the sphere of Pop culture and raises it to the status of high art. By bringing motifs from fantasy and from entertainment culture into museums and galleries, Bertrand Lavier plays humorously with the tension between high and low. The artist, who lives in France, focuses on and blurs the borders between the media, between reality and fiction, the two- and the three-dimensional. By dissolving traditional patterns Bertrand Lavier and Fumetto pursue the same goal: by bringing together high and popular culture they inspire visitors to think about traditional borderlines.
Curated by Jana Jakoubek
March 30 - May 20, 2017
447 W 17th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA
Sean Scully will open his Chelsea studio to the public for the first time. A selection of works from the mid-Seventies, an overlooked moment in the genesis of his work, will be contrasted with the debut of two new works: a sculpture, and a four screen video projection. The studio is located at 447 West 17th Street.
Elger Esser at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK
March 29 - May 21, 2017
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art 14 Wharf Road / London / N1 7RW
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art presents an exhibition of photographic works by German artist Elger Esser. This exhibition, his first solo show in a public institution in the United Kingdom, focuses on a new series of works, entitled Morgenland, created during his travels in the Eastern countries of Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015. This exhibition, curated by Ziba Ardalan, is accompanied by a full programme of educational events aimed at engaging the public.
Jannis Kounellis at Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration
Ciao Italia ! Un siècle d’immigration et de culture italiennes en France
March 28 - September 10, 2017
Avec Ciao Italia, le Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration rend compte pour la première fois à l’échelle nationale, de l’histoire de l’immigration italienne en France, qui reste à ce jour la plus importante de l’histoire française. Dans un dialogue original et fécond entre documents d’archives et œuvres artistiques, ce sont près de 400 pièces provenant d’institutions françaises et italiennes qui sont présentées au travers d’un parcours à la fois sensible et pédagogique où figurent les artistes Giovanni Boldini, Giuseppe de Nittis, Gino Severini, Renato Paresce, Filippo De Pisis, Massimo Campigli, Mario Tozzi, Alberto Magnelli, Jannis Kounellis.
Kimsooja honoured with Asia Art Award Hong Kong 2017
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong | 6 pm Cocktail Reception and Auction Artwork Viewing | 8 pm
Asia Arts Awards Hong Kong is a signature gala celebration honoring
the Asia Arts Game Changers during the week of Art Basel in Hong Kong.
Major art collectors, artists, gallerists, dignitaries from the art
world, and Asia Society trustees and patrons will gather to celebrate
the contemporary arts in Asia and honor artists and arts professionals
for their significant contributions to contemporary arts. For more than twenty years, Asia Society has been a pioneer in
identifying and fostering the latest contemporary Asian artists and
engaging new audiences for their work. Kimsooja is an internationally acclaimed multimedia artist whose videos, installations, and performances poignantly address issues relating to culture, politics, history, and identity, especially with regard to the displaced self. The artist’s conceptual, aesthetic, and structural investigations of performance through immobility in her practice inverts the notion of the artist as the predominant auteur.
Marcel Broodthaers at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
moving is in every direction. Environments – Installationen – Narrative Räume
March 17 - September 17, 2017
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
The exhibition “moving is in every direction. Environments –
Installations – Narrative Spaces” traces the history of installation art
from the 1960s until today with a focus on narrative structures. As the
visitors move through the exhibition, they explore expansive walk-in
environments, video and sound installations, as well as cross-media
works especially developed for the exhibition. The non-linear narrative
structure, put forth by Gertrude Stein, to which the exhibition title
relates, serves as a starting point for exploring sculptural
arrangements, image sequences, or spatially staged narratives. Within
the approximately 3,500 square metres of exhibition space, there are
installations by Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Peter Fischli/David
Weiss, Isa Genzken/Wolfgang Tillmans, Bruce Nauman, Susan Philipsz,
Pipilotti Rist, Bunny Rogers, Gregor Schneider, Thomas Schütte,
Christopher Kulendran Thomas, and Wolf Vostell.
Pavel Pepperstein at Garage Museum, Moscow, Russia
Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art
March 10 - May 14, 2017
Gorky Park on the left side from the Central Alley. 9/32 Krymsky Val st., 119049, Moscow, Russia; opening times 11 am to 10 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art has embarked on the largest-ever survey of
art practice across Russia in preparation for the first Garage Triennial
of Russian Contemporary Art. Presenting works made by more than
60 artists from across the country, the exhibition captures the
zeitgeist of some of the most active and influential figures of the past
five years, offering insight into the diversity of social tendencies
that constitute the underexplored Russian art scene.
Sean Scully at National Museum Krakow, The Feliks Jasienski Szolayski House, Poland
The Power of the Avant-garde
March 9 - May 28, 2017
Avant-garde is a concept that stems from both warfare and art. Avant-garde flourished in a society in full transition. Artists anticipate social revolutions. In visual art the heyday of the avant-garde is situated between 1895 and 1920, with the First World War as an international fault line. But how relevant is this pioneering art today? Around 15 leading contemporary artists enter into dialogue with colleagues from the historical avant-garde, from Ensor and Munch to the new movements just after the war. Today’s artists often feel a strong affinity with specific avant-garde works of art. Their choice and the dialogue with their own work forces us to look at these key works from modern art in a different light. The power of the avant-garde seems to have plenty more in reserve.
With works by, amongst others, Alexander Archipenko, Robert Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, Kazimir Malevich, August Macke, Gino Severini in dialogue with David Claerbout, Marlene Dumas, William Forsythe, Gerhard Richter, Sean Scully and Luc Tuymans.
Marcel Broodthaers at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21 Ständehaus
Marcel Broodthaers. Eine Retrospektive
March 4 - June 11, 2017
Marcel Broodthaers. Eine Retrospektive ist eine große Überblicksschau über das vielfältige Werk des belgischen Künstlers Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976), der im Umfeld von Pop, Minimal und Konzeptkunst eine kritische, eigenwillige Position formuliert. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit fand Broodthaers in der avantgardistischen Kunstszene großen Anklang mit institutionskritischen, installativen und kinematografischen Arbeiten, auf denen seine tragende Bedeutung für die bildende Kunst im 20. und beginnenden 21. Jahrhundert basiert.
Organisiert von The Museum of Modern Art, New York und dem Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.
Pavel Pepperstein at Kunsthaus Zug
THE RESURRECTION OF PABLO PICASSO IN THE YEAR 3111
February 26 - May 21, 2017
Opening Saturday, February 25, 5 p.m.
Science Fiction im Kunsthaus Zug: Kaum hat das Jahr 2017 begonnen, blickt der Besucher bereits ins Jahr 3111. Er begegnet dort keinem Geringeren als Pablo Picasso. Und er begegnet ihm durch den russischen Künstler Pavel Pepperstein (geb. 1966 in Moskau), der nämlich will ihn in den Räumen des Kunsthauses mit eigenen Gemälden treffen. Peppersteins Faszination für Picasso haben ihm bereits seine Eltern in die Wiege gelegt, die Kinderbuchautorin und der Künstler haben ihren Sohn Pavel genannt – es ist das russische Äquivalent zu Pablo. Auch biografisch sind Parallelen auszumachen, so war Picasso ein Freigeist und Lebemann, Frechheiten und Frauen gehören zu seinem Mythos wie zum Künstler Pepperstein. Erotik und Extase sind Leitmotive im Werk des Spaniers, verkörpert durch mythologische Wesen: Nymphen, Faune und Satyre haben ihren festen Platz in Picassos Kunst. Die fiktionale Begegnung mit Picasso nun wird Pepperstein mit neuen Bildern, die in Moskau eigens für die Ausstellung entstanden sind, umsetzen.
Hanne Darboven at the The Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg-Harburg
February 25 - September 3, 2017
From 25 February to 3 September 2017, the Deichtorhallen in cooperation
with the Hanne Darboven Foundation will present the exhibition PACKED
TIME at the Falckenberg Collection, which will offer a new perspective
on the work of the artist Hanne Darboven (1941–2009). This will be the
third time that the Deichtorhallen has devoted an exhibition to the
artist. The exhibition PACKED
TIME will be curated by Dirk Luckw (General director of Deichtorhallen
Hamburg), Goesta Diercks (Exhibition manager of the Falckenberg
Collection/Deichtorhallen Hamburg), Florentine Galwas and Nicole Krapat
(Scientific directors of the Hanne Darboven Foundation).
Along with the exhibition at the Falckenberg Collection, the Hanne
Darboven Foundation will open the documentary center Am Burgberg. One of
the responsibilities of the foundation is to research Hanne Darboven’s
estate where the artist lived and worked, Am Burgberg in Rönneburg
(Hamburg-Harburg), and to make it accessible to the public. For the
first time ever, documentary materials that augment the exhibition will
Ghada Amer in Madrid
The Bergé Collection in two different Madrid venues
February 23 - May 23, 2017
Bergé y cia (Alcalá 65) and Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira (Almagro, 9)
The idea of BERGÉ COLLECTION is to be a dynamic collection that rotates through the three venues, where workers, employees, clients and visitors can enjoy the collection. The philosophy of the collection is also to accept loans of works for important exhibitions. The collection already collaborated with museums like Tate Britain (London), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisboa), Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro (Milán) among others…
Christian Boltanski at Le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Canada
Manif d’art 8, la biennale de Québec
February 17 - May 14, 2017
Alexia Fabre, the Director and Chief Curator of MAC VAL
(Musée d’art contemporain du Val de Marne in France), has been chosen
to pilot the 8th edition of the biennial, which will be held in the
winter of 2017.
The Art of Joy, in tune with current international trends, is this edition's theme. The title of a work by Goliarda Sapienza, The Art of Joy
is a coming-of-age novel whose heroine makes happiness and
self-discovery her sole mission in life. This highly charged and
open-ended theme will allow the event to explore the notion of joy not
in pure illustrations of the concept, but rather in the expression of
its multiple facets. Through existing or new works, it will pursue and
ponder this search for a specific relationship with the world, past and
present, and everything underpinning it. What will result is a tension
between joy and its opposite, between its radiant side and its reverse,
William Kentridge at LOUISIANA, Museum of Modern Art, Humblæk, Denmark
William Kentridge – Thick Time
February 16 - June 18, 2017
For the first time in
Scandinavia Louisiana is presenting a major solo exhibition of the South
African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955), who is known all over the
world for his drawings, films, sculptures, performances and opera and
At the heart of the exhibition is humanity; colonized,
regulated, oppressed, fleeing or dreaming humanity. With great humor,
empathy and poetry Kentridge’s works show how human beings navigate the
world, and how much we are marked by and subject to mappings, concepts
of time and ideology.
William Kentridge – Thick Time
is organized in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, London, Museum
der Moderne Salzburg and The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
Imi Knoebel at Centro de Arte Alcobendas,
THE IDEA IN A SIGN. SÁNCHEZ-UBIRIA COLLECTION
February 15 - May 6, 2017
Mariano Sebastián Izuel 9, Alcobenads
The collection of Sánchez-Ubirias consists of two important funds: it is composed of material by some African tribes and works by contemporary Western art. The title of the exhibition is borrowed from the book Th savage mind of the anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss to reflect on the alleged relations between one group of works and another. From the beginning of the 20th century, when the first avant-gardists were fascinated by the forms of the masks and the statues that came from the African continent, there have been numerous attempts to relate contemporary Western art to these objects that had remained enclosed in the Showcases or hidden in the warehouses of ethnographic museums. The show takes many of the strategies used in the exhibitions that have sought these affinities to relate the African background and the contemporary Sánchez-Ubiria collection, alluding to issues such as the continuity of forms, material use, the idea of a fetish, the presence of the rite, the artist as a shaman, the savage and the scientist, among others, while at the same time it is constructed as a narrative to what has been forgotten.
Curator: Sergio Rubira
James Lee Byars at Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, USA
Alchemy: Transformations in Gold
February 11 - May 5, 2017
Alchemy brings together a group of international artists whose work incorporates gold (or another metal disguised as gold). In each case, this precious material not only brings a sense of luxury to the work, but also ushers in connotations of the historic and cultural value various societies have placed on this rare element. As glamorous and sought after as gold may be, it’s capable of suggesting complicated politics and potent symbolism. The works in Alchemy embrace both dark and light readings of this glittering metal.
Miroslav Tichý at Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck, Germany
Lübeck sammelt I Von Max Beckmann bis Miroslav Tichý
February 5 - May 21, 2017
Kunsthalle St. Annen and the Overbeck-Gesellschaft are working together
for the first time in this exhibition, which spans an arc from post-war
modernity to the present. The
exhibition »Lübeck sammelt« combines two types of collection: the
public area - works of art from the collection of the Kunsthalle - as
well as the privacy - works from Lübeck 's private collections.
Jannis Kounellis at Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
February 4, 2017 - January 10, 2018
Carretera Federal Salina Cruz - Santiago Pinotepa Nacional Km. 113, 71983 Puerto Escondido, Oax.
La exposición del artista Jannis Kounellis hace referencia a la búsqueda constante de la justicia y la libertad con un
enfoque absolutamente humanista. Estas ideas se ven concretadas en cuatro instalaciones de gran formato que
conjuntan múltiples referentes simbólicos y poéticos evocados por los materiales industriales y cotidianos que
caracterizan la producción del artista.
Las dimensión social y natural del hombre es el tema que Jannis Kounellis nos invita a reflexionar en esta exposición.
Explora los límites individuales y psíquicos del ser humano dentro de la sociedad, como resultado del desarrollo
industrial y de éste en la conformación de sistemas sociales a lo largo de la historia. En estos tiempos de
incertidumbre y reestructuración geopolítica, la obra poética con que Jannis Kounellis pone en escena lo complejo
de la existencia y sus consecuencias políticas para iluminarnos.
“De serpiente uno se transforma en escarabajo, de escarabajo a cuervo, de cuervo a caballo árabe,
Pero no se puede regresar de caballo a escarabajo.
En el mundo antiguo, las metamorfosis eran una constante de la historia.
La muerte, momento de equilibrio entre pasado y futuro, proporciona la medida.
La muerte como origen de la simetría.
La simetría como Metafísica.”
Ghada Amer at Turner Contemporary, Margate, England
Entangled: Threads & Making
January 28 - May 7, 2017
'Entangled: Threads & Making' is a major exhibition of sculpture, installation, tapestry, textiles and jewellery from the early 20th century to the present day. It features over 40 international female artists who expand the possibilities of knitting and embroidery, weaving, sewing and wood carving, often incorporating unexpected materials such as plants, clothing, hair and bird quills.
Elger Esser at Landesgalerie Linz
ELGER ESSER - AETAS
January 28 - April 23, 2017
Landesgalerie / 2nd floor
Die Landesgalerie Linz präsentiert 2017 die erste museale Einzelausstellung des fotografischen Werks von Elger Esser in Österreich. Das zentrale Thema seines umfangreichen Schaffens – die Landschaft – steht dabei im Mittelpunkt der Schau. Durch seine klassischen Kompositionen und die Verwendung historischer Fototechniken reiht sich der Absolvent der Fotoklasse von Bernd und Hilla Becher an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie in die Tradition barocker Landschaftsmalerei und historischer Fotografie des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts ein.
Christian Boltanski at El Instante Fundación, Madrid, Spain
Les Registres de Grand-Hornu
Palos de la Frontera, 20. 28012 Madrid, Spain
On January 23, 2017 the El Instante Fundación in Madrid, a new cultural space and artists' residence to facilitate their creative activity promoting the dissemination and knowledge of their work will inaugurate a work by the French artist Christian Boltanski. A huge mural of more than 40 meters, consisting of 2678 boxes of white rusted iron, each with a name or a photographic reproduction, records Grand - Hornu is a reflection by Boltanski on the disappearance of nearly three thousand miners teenagers mine Grand - Hornu in the twentieth century. With this powerful installation, the artist recalls that these miners were not anonymous by giving them a name and a face.
Sean Scully at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
Kirchner, Léger, Scully & more
December 16, 2016 - October 8, 2017
Following the exhibition première in its own building annexed to Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, the Hilti Art Foundation is now set to mount the sequel entitled "Kirchner, Léger, Scully & more". On the three levels of the exhibition building, which opened in 2015 as an extension to Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, the Hilti Art Foundation is showing thirty-eight selected paintings and sculptures from its internationally renowned private collection.
Jannis Kounelis at the Margulies collection at the Warehouse, Miami
Jannis Kounellis Paintings 1983 – 2012
October 19, 2016 - April 29, 2017
In 1998, Martin Z. Margulies along with his longtime curator Katherine Hinds began looking for a suitable space to display the growing collection of photography, video and installation works, and sculpture of the Margulies Contemporary Art Collection. In 1999, the first phase of the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse opened to the public with an event to benefit the Lowe Museum at the University of Miami. After a series of expansions, the Warehouse now comprises 45,000 square feet of exhibition space with set hours each week.