• Ilya & Emilia Kabakov
    October 18, 2017 - January 28, 2018
    Tate Modern
    London SE1 9TG

    The exhibition charts the Kabakovs’ incredible artistic journey, from the early paintings, drawings, albums and sculptural works made by Ilya working as an ‘unofficial’ artist in his Moscow studio from the 1960s, through to his move to New York in the late 1980s – a turning point which marked the beginning of his collaboration with Emilia on immersive and often large-scale installations. Including architectural models of realised and unrealised utopian projects and public sculptures, the exhibition demonstrates the breadth of the Kabakovs’ practice. 

    The Kabakovs are amongst the most celebrated artists of their generation, widely known for their large-scale installations and use of fictional personas. Critiquing the conventions of art history and drawing upon the visual culture of the former Soviet Union – from dreary communal apartments to propaganda art and its highly optimistic depictions of Soviet life – their work addresses universal ideas of utopia and fantasy; hope and fear.



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  • Tom Sachs
    Tea Ceremony
    September 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018
    Nasher Sculpture Center
    2001 Flora St
    Dallas, USA

    Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony presents Sachs’ distinctive reworking of chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony—including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe.  In the Nasher’s indoor galleries, Sachs will set a tea house in a garden accessorized with variations on lanterns, gates, a wash basin, a plywood airplane lavatory, a koi pond, an ultra HD video wall with the sublime hyper-presence of Mt. Fuji, a bronze bonsai made of over 3,600 individually welded parts, and other objects of use and contemplation, all made from commonplace materials easily procured at local art supply stores or through the McMaster-Carr hardware catalogue.

    During the course of the exhibition, the Nasher will present a series of public demonstrations in which Sachs or a colleague will perform tea ceremony for a few guests. The walls of the tea house will be removed for the occasion, enabling visitors to watch the ceremony as it unfolds.



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  • Harun Farocki Estate
    September 14, 2017 - January 26, 2018
    Neuer Beliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
    Chausseestraße 128/129
    10115 Berlin

    Neuer Berliner Kunstverein is showing the exhibition Harun Farocki: Mit anderen Mitteln – By Other Means, which assembles his film installation works. Simultaneously the first retrospective of Harun Farocki´s complete cinematographic work takes place at the Arsenal Cinema. Dedicated to the question about the influence and permanence of Farocki’s aesthetic and intellectual practice is the event Farocki Now: A Temporary Academy, organized by the Harun Farocki Institute, taking place on several days at Silent Green Kulturquartier, with an opening event at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Savvy Contemporary develops the group exhibition El Usman Faroqhi Here and a Yonder – On Finding Poise in Disorientation, with Candice Breitz, Ariani Darmawan, Fehras Publishing Practices, Shilpa Gupta, Ho Tzu Nyen, Samson Kambalu, Olaf Nicolai, and Michael Zheng. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne publishes a multi-volume edition of the writings by Harun Farocki, the first volume being the previously unpublished autobiography. The Harun Farocki Retrospective is accompanied by an extensive lecture program and the educational programs “Großes Kino, Kleines Kino” and “Arsenal Filmatelier."

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  • Antony Gormley
    Still Moving
    September 9, 2017 - November 26, 2017
    Lane 3398, Longteng Avenue
    Xuhui District, Shanghai

    Still Moving will be the first major presentation of Antony Gormley’s work in China. The artist offers an exhibition which interacts with the unique architecture of the Long Museum to create a test site for both the work and the viewer, while introducing the major themes that have concerned him over the last 40 years: body as space and space as object.

    At its core is Critical Mass II (1995) an installation of 60 life-size cast iron body forms. This seminal work has been widely exhibited in Europe, but this will be its first showing in Asia. Some of the body forms are installed in a linear progression, in positions from foetal to stargazing recalling the ‘ascent of man’.Some are suspended in arrested fall, others lie scattered across the space or form a jumbled pile.This multiple work celebrates the sculptural body as object and ground for feeling and engages our deepest hopes and fears; our attraction to light as well as to darkness. 

    A new work, Passage II(2017),is a 15.5 metre-long tunnel, whose shape is modelled on a standing human form. It too is both object and experience, suggesting a correlative for the interior of the body and offering a journey into darkness and the unknown.



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  • Robert Longo
    Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert...
    September 8, 2017 - January 7, 2018
    Brooklyn Museum
    200 Eastern Parkway
    Brooklyn, New York

    Bringing together the work of three innovative chroniclers, Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo offers insight into the energy, empathy, and creativity with which these artists recounted and reimagined their realities.

    Together spanning four centuries and three continents, Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746–1828), Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein (1898–1948), and contemporary American artist Robert Longo (born 1953) each witnessed a turbulent transition from one era to another and the profound repercussions of revolution, war, and civil unrest. Within a broad chronological framework, Proof traces the historical lineage of a visual language and artistic impulse.

    Featuring artwork almost exclusively in black and white, Proof showcases the artists’ technical acuity and bold experimentation in three mediums: etching, film, and charcoal drawing. With a rare combination of selections, it invites viewers to find new meaning in artworks not normally encountered together. These works call to mind images—such as mutiny on a Russian battleship, or American riot police standing guard at a political protest—that are usually represented through journalistic coverage, yet they express the artists’ personal, often emotional, perspectives. As the exhibition title suggests, Goya, Eisenstein, and Longo together provide proof not only of significant events or actions, but more crucially of their ongoing resonances through art.



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  • Ilya & Emilia Kabakov
    The Utopian Projects
    September 7, 2017 - March 4, 2018
    Hirschhorn Museum
    Independence Ave SW
    Washington, DC, USA

    Acclaimed Russian-born American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have been working collaboratively for nearly thirty years. Although built with unbridled imagination and optimism, their installation-based works are directly inspired by the hardships, surveillance, and suspicion they endured while living in the Soviet Union. Spanning the years between 1985 and the present day, The Utopian Projects features more than twenty of the Kabakovs’ maquettes and whimsical models. Engaging projects both realized and unrealized, this exhibition includes monuments, allegorical narratives, architectural structures, and commissioned outdoor works.

    Opening nearly thirty years after the Hirshhorn hosted Ilya Kabakov’s first major US exhibition, The Utopian Projects includes the working studio models of such quintessential artworks as The Man Who Flew Into Space From His Apartment(1985)—which was fully realized and presented at the Hirshhorn in 1990—and The Ship of Tolerance, a sixty-foot wooden sailboat that has been successfully launched all around the world and widely celebrated for its message of tolerance and hope. On May 25, The Ship of Tolerance was fully realized at the Vatican, under the patronage of the Holy See and Vicariate.


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  • Wolfgang Laib
    September 3, 2017 - January 7, 2018
    Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano
    LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
    Piazza Bernardino Luini 6

    MASI is hosting a major monographic exhibition dedicated to Wolfgang Laib, a German artist whose work in the contemporary artistic scene stands out for its essentialness, clarity, and depth of thought. The exhibition project, planned in close collaboration with the artist himself, comprises 50 works, including sculptures, photographs, drawings, and installations that explore all the areas of his creative universe.


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  • Imi Knoebel
    July 15, 2017 - December 3, 2017
    SculpturenPark Waldfrieden
    Hirschstraße 12
    Wuppertal, Germany

    Imi Knoebel‘s origins are to be found in Minimalism which has characterized his artistic work from its earliest beginnings right up to the present. Since the onset of the sixties when he joined the circle of young artists which had collected around Joseph Beuys and became an important contributor, there have however been very few who have followed up on the most fundamental questions regarding his work. And so the exhibition at the Skulpturenpark presents his Raum 19 (Room 19) a work which refers to the first years of Knoebel's career and yet at the same time embodies the continuity within his work. Raum 19 has thus been repeatedly described as a key work which exemplifies in showing within one single installation the relationships of expansive spatial bodies to extensive stratifications. It is the transitions and the interconnections of the works, also with each other, which play an important part in the reception of Knoebel’s work. This also applies to his coloured panels, a small selection of which Knoebel will be exhibiting in the Skulpturenpark.


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  • Georg Baselitz
    July 14, 2017 - July 22, 2017
    Guggenheim Bilbao
    Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
    Bilbao, Spain

    Today, the forceful workgroup of the Heroes and New Types is universally regarded as a key example of German art from the 1960s. This monographic exhibition, organized by the Städel Museum, Frankfurt, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, will be the first comprehensive survey of the keys to this series, whose aggressively, defiantly painted monumental figures have lost nothing of their ambiguous, portentous, vulnerable quality. However, Baselitz was concerned here with far more than general social issues—he was also reflecting on his own position in relation to society.


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  • Gilbert & George
    Gilbert & George: Scapegoating Pictures for Lond...
    July 8, 2017 - September 24, 2017
    Ludwig Múzeum – Museum of Contemporary Art
    Komor Marcell u. 1
    Budapest, Hungary

    Working together for nearly 50 years now, the artist duo originally gained world fame with their hand-painted photo-based artworks. Their art practice blurs the boundaries of private life and creative life, and most often the protagonists of their works are themselves, their main theme being modern-day urban existence. The series Scapegoating Pictures represents a fast, ever so technology-based, multicultural world, in which paranoia, fundamentalism, religion, and victimized existence emerge.


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