Wim Delvoye at Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
June 14, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Museum Tinguely is to host in 2017 Switzerland’s first major retrospective of Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. Since the late 1980s, Delvoye has been known for works that rest on intelligently witty admixtures of the profane with the sublime, where tradition clashes with utopia, and craftsmanship with high-tech. Probably his best known works are his Cloacas, which mechanically reconstruct the physiological processes that take place inside the human body between ingestion and excretion and so visualise one of the basic constants of our existence. The artist’s more recent replicas of construction machinery and trucks using Gothic-style ornaments attest to his delight in aesthetic experimentation and monumental works based on professional constructions and built out of laser-cut steel plates. The exhibition in Basel, which was created in collaboration with MUDAM Luxembourg, will run from 14 June 2017 to 1 January 2018 and will showcase the whole gamut of Delvoye’s work from his early days to the present.
Kimsooja at Centrum Rzezby Polskiej, Oronsko, Poland (Group exhibition)
The Urge to Create Vision
May 27 - September 17, 2017
The exhibition is a cooperation between the Centre of Polish
Sculpture in Orońsko and the Foundation Signum. It includes works by renowned artists of historical avant-garde and contemporary artists, such as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Jesus Rafael Soto, Francisco and Stefan Themersonowie Wojciech Fangor, Kimsooja, Mikołaj Grospierre.
Curator: Grzegorz Musiał
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra at Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany
SEHT, da ist DER MENSCH
May 23 - November 5, 2017
Opening May 21, 2017 3 p.m.
Behold, thus are human beings: weak, fearful, doubting, handed over; but, behold, thus too are human beings: kind, loving and always hopeful. The image of this complex man of our time, who is always different, never the same, who has many facets, who is sometimes vulnerable and sometimes violent, who another time astonishingly and perceptively does good: That is the image of man that today’s artists are showing. This exhibition, which combines the motto of the Katholikentag 2016 with the anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, will look at contemporary artists’ views of human beings in our time. In the course of several chapters, dedicated to different aspects of being, people’s sensitivities, the unspeakable, the unutterable of their existence and their actions will be shown by means of photography, painting, sculpture, videos and installations.
There are images of ourselves that we do not like to look at; there are those that we see again and again and that insert themselves into human lives from birth to death. These are images that are emotional and moving, that accuse and reconcile, that keep asking the same question: what makes us human?
Christian Boltanski, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov and Elger Esser in Wittenberg, Germany
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.
William Kentridge: World Screening in Contemporary Art Museums
Triumphs and Laments - The Film
May 15 - July 4, 2017
EMST Screening Room: May 18, 5 p.m.; May 19, 7 p.m.
Triumphs and Laments, the film about William Kentridge, to be screened simultaneously in contemporary art museums around the world. Finding its most natural. Finding its most natural location, the film will finally reach its perfect audience, in a unique event to be held between May 15th and July 4th 2017.
Directed by Giovanni Troilo and produced by Andrea Patierno and Beatrice Bulgari, in collaboration with Sky ARTE HD, RAI Cinema and Lia Rumma, the film premiered at Rome’s International Film Festival. Now the distribution process is completed with a small revolutionary element: besides the international distribution and the traditional presence in Festivals and in TV channels, the film will finally be screened in art museums.
Director and producers have worked for years in collaboration with the greatest artists and gallerists with the purpose of creating art films which become “works of art”. A revolutionary process that allows a deeper comprehension of the artist’s work, now also available to its most natural audience: the one crowding museums all over the world.
Germany, Munich – ALTE PINAKOTHEK – May 14th at 4.00 PM (the film was selected at DOK.fest Muenchen 2017)
Argentina, Buenos Aires – MACBA – May 15th - 20th
Canada, Toronto – AGO – May 17th and 19th
Greece, Athens – NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (EMST) - May 18th and 19th
Spain, Leon – MUSAC – May 18th
Spain, The Canary Islands – CAAM – May 19th
Portugal, Lisbon - Museu Coleção Berardo – May 20th, June 3rd and 10th
Croatia, Zagreb – MSU – May 20th
Italy, Palermo – RISO – May 20th and 21st
Russia, Moscow – MAMM, Multimedia Art Museum Moscow – May 20th
Italy, Palermo – ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTU @ CANTIERI CULTURALI ALLA ZISA – May 24th
Poland, Krakow – MOCAK – MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN KRAKOW - June 1st
Italy, Polignano a Mare - FONDAZIONE MUSEO PINO PASCALI – June 1st
Mexico, Oaxaca – MACO – June 2nd-3rd-4th
Estonia, Tallin – ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS – June 8th
Switzerland, Biel – PASQUART – June 8th
Italy, Bologna – MAMBO – June 10th and 11th
China, Beijing – UCCA – June 11th
Italy, Trento – MART - GALLERIA CIVICA – June 15th
Turkey, Istanbul - ISTANBUL MODERN – June 14th and 15th
Holland, Rotterdam – KUNSTHAL ROTTERDAM – June 21st
Italy, Turin – Castello di Rivoli – June 21st
Serbia, Belgrade – MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART – June 23rd
US, Rochester New York – GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM – July 1st
Italy, Milan – PAC – July 3rd
Israel, Jerusalem – THE ISRAEL MUSEUM – July 4th
Italy, Rome – MACRO – Date TBC
Australia, Hobart - MONA Museum of Old and New Art - DATE TBC
Emirates, Dubai – CONCRETE - September 10th
Bernardi Roig, Pedro Cabrita Reis and Kimsooja at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
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.
Imi Knoebel at Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
FARB/RAUM/KÖRPER (COLOR/SPACE/FORM) - GOTTHARD GRAUBNER, IMI KNOEBEL, BLINKY PALERMO AND REINER RUTHENBECK
May 4 - October 14, 2017
Gotthard Graubner (1930-2013), the oldest artist in this exhibition, was associated with the Düsseldorf Art Academy as both a student and a professor. He was known for his non-representational atmospheric paintings on dense fabric, which developed a physical spatiality through the application of varied layers of paint; he called these objects "Farbraumkörper" beginning in the 1970s. The term is also the title of the current exhibition, as it relates to the relationship between space, form and color, which the artists Knoebel, Palermo and Ruthenbeck also explored in their works.
Knoebel (*1940) combines abstract painting with industrial materiality and color. Through his serial approach, he tests the possibilities of a minimalistic visual language. Palermo (1943-1977) pursued a conceptual tactic in his confrontation with Malevich, which he followed not only in his three-dimensional pictorial objects, but also in the expansion of painting into the physical exhibition space. The sculptor Reiner Ruthenbeck (1937-2016) examined the physical properties of the material in his abstract objects and installations, thereby creating stimulating contrasts through his use of opposites.
The 2013 comprehensive show “When Now Is Minimal” already attested to Sammlung Goetz’s commitment to a variety of minimalist positions. In contrast, the exhibition "FarbRaumKörper" presents a further aspect of this collection area with 70 works by four older artist personalities associated with the Düsseldorf Art Academy.
Curators: Karsten Löckemann and Leo Lencsés
Kimsooja at Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing nanbing Yangtze River Art Plaza, China
The 2nd Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale
April 28 - July 28, 2017
It has been 2 years since the 1st Session of Changjiang International Photography &Video Biennale achieved success. And the 2nd Session is coming now! This Biennale, sponsored by Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, will be held in April 2017 for 3 months.
This Biennale includes two parts: one is Theme Exhibition, the other is Special Project. Five Units makes up the Theme Exhibition, namely, “Video Art and Film Art”, “Images and Visual Communication”, “Images and books, classic magazines, network”, “Images and Local time, Self-organization, Experimental space”, “Images and Contemporary Art”.
Imi Knoebel at Hetjens – Deutsches Keramikmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany
April 27 - June 3, 2017
Take a seat at Hetjens!
A table is dining place and the meeting of family, friends and in public space also strangers. The tables of the Düsseldorf based artist Imi Knoebel reflect the multi-layered functions of this central object of our life. They are combined in color and in multi-sided form like puzzle pieces and are also used as a base for the table of the month in the Grand Hall of the Hetjens: Olga Lina Knoebel, daughter of the artist, presents tartchen works from her Pâtisserie "Pure Joy" Alternating with large porcelain figures from the collection.
The large animals from the Aeltesten Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur return to the spotlight. Originally produced for the Porzellan-Palais of the Leipziger Messe in 1921, they are presented on the tables of Knoebel for the table of the month and thus playfully relate the relationship between table and porcelain, base and work of art.
Kimsooja at MAC/VAL Musée d'art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Tous, des sang-mêlés,
April 22 - September 3, 2017
Through the voice of about sixty international artists and around one hundred artworks, the exhibition investigates the topics of cultural, national and sexual identities. They all revolve around the notion of being, yet some are obvious, others bring up –often passionate, always political- debates, and others call up memories of the past, sensitivity, experiences, and existence itself, from survival instinct to the notion of living together.
The works gathered in this exhibition tackle these topics from a real-life standpoint in a spirit of exchange and dialogue. If cultural identity is a fiction, artists have different ways to interpret, investigate and question it…while taking distance with the –all too reductive- identity perspective.
How do we shape ourselves in regard to our tongue, territory, family, History, story, and stereotypes?
The exhibition proposes several elements to establish a common ground on which alterities could develop together and in regard to one another.
Kimsooja, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov and Wim Delvoye at Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
Socle Du Monde Biennale 2017
April 22 - August 27, 2017
The Socle du Monde Biennale was founded in 2002, making it the oldest Danish biennale focusing on contemporary art. It is named after Piero Manzoni’s groundbreaking sculpture Socle du Monde, one of the main masterpieces in the HEART collection. Socle du Monde 2017 presents a wide range of works. Paintings, installation art, sculptures and performances – from colourless paintings, shit in a can and live chickens to art exchanges and a dancing light robot.
The biennale celebrates Piero Manzoni by turning its gaze partly towards the past, partly to the future as it presents a carefully chosen selection of exciting artists. It also presents a wide range of works that have never before been shown in Scandinavia.
Elger Esser at Fondazione Stelline, Milano, Italy
April 20 - June 25, 2017
Italy’s first anthological exhibition on one of the most famous artists of the Düsseldorf school, a photographer with a painterly sensibility and the undisputed master of rarefaction in landscapes where art and nature are bound closely together.
The Fondazione Stelline is staging the first major anthological exhibition to be held in Italy, dedicated to one of the famous artists of the Düsseldorf school, who studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher. Born in Stuttgart in 1967, Elger Esser is the youngest member of the renowned German photographic school.
A photographer with incredible painterly sensibility, the undisputed master of rarefaction in landscapes where art and nature are bound closely together, his research has added emotion to the documentary approach of the Bechers’ research, while remaining faithful to the conceptual sense of photography and the value of memory imparted by his illustrious teachers, ever-loyal supporters of his work.
The exhibition is curated by Enrica Viganò and Alessandra Klimciuk; produced by the Fondazione Stelline, with the patronage of Regione Lombardia and the Comune di Milano.
Jannis Kounellis at Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, France
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.
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.
Marcel Broodthaers at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21 Ständehaus, Germany
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.
Hanne Darboven at the The Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
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
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.
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.
The exhibition refers to the constant search for justice and freedom with an absolutely humanist approach. These ideas are embodied in four large format installations that combine multiple symbolic and poetic references evoked by the industrial and everyday materials that characterize the artist's production.
The social and natural dimension of man is the theme that Jannis Kounellis invites us to reflect on in this exhibition. It explores the individual and psychic limits of the human being within society as a result of industrial development and the latter in shaping social systems throughout history. In these times of uncertainty and geopolitical restructuring, the poetic work with which Jannis Kounellis sets forth the complex of existence and its political consequences could illuminate us.
"From snake one becomes a beetle, from beetle to raven, from raven to Arab horse,
But you cannot return from horse to beetle.
In the ancient world, metamorphoses were a constant of history.
Death, the moment of balance between past and future, provides the measure.
Death as the origin of symmetry.
Symmetry as Metaphysics. "
Sean Scully and Imi Knoebel in Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Kirchner, Léger, Scully & more. Exhibition of the Hilti Art Foundation
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.
Ian Hamilton Finlay and Imi Knoebel at Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK), Leipzig, Germany
Thr Present Order
November 19, 2016 - January 28, 2018
The Present Order introduces the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art. The title is borrowed from an artwork by Ian Hamilton Finlay, which the artist donated to the museum when the collection was founded. The varying inscriptions on the three stone blocks point towards essential issues involved in the presentation of the collection: Present The Order, the elucidation of an order, underlines the fact that systems of order always arise from the ideas of a certain era. Order The Present, the causation of the present, raises the question of the point in time at which art develops. How does it regard and influence its present? Finally The Present Order, the acceptance of an order, issues an invitation to confront the various interpretations that are condensed into a work of art from a contemporary point of view. During the course of one year, the exhibition presents various possibilities of ordering museum inventories, encouraging an active approach towards the collection.