• Yan Pei-Ming
    Book signing, 9 December, 5-6 pm
    December 9, 2017 - December 9, 2017
    Paris Marais

    Join us for a signing of Yan Pei-Ming’s first monograph edited by internationally renowned curator Francesco Bonami and published by Rizzoli International Publications. This major volume is the first comprehensive book on the artist’s practice.


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  • Anselm Kiefer
    December 13, 2017 - April 18, 2018
    Met Breuer
    945 Madison Ave
    New York

    Provocations: Anselm Kiefer at The Met Breuer will feature 34 works on paper and one painting by the German artist, all drawn from The Met collection.

    The exhibition will span the artist's nearly 50-year career and will be on view at The Met Breuer through April 8, 2018.

    Anselm Kiefer (born 1945) has confronted and wrestled with the past throughout his career. In 1969, toward the end of his studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, Kiefer photographed himself in his father's Wehrmacht uniform, posing in front of historic monuments and Romantic seascapes in Europe, with his arm extended in an illegal Nazi salute. Six years later, the artist selected 18 of these images for a photo-essay titled "Occupations," which met with widespread public outcry. Indeed, while Kiefer's artistic provocation ran counter to the intense process of postwar denazification, which included the removal and destruction of offensive signs of Germany's infamous history, it was also an unwelcome threat to a kind of collective amnesia that had overtaken West Germany in the 1960s and 1970s.



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  • Elger Esser
    November 19, 2017 - February 28, 2018

    From 19 November 2017 to 28 February 2018, the works of seven photographers, each expressing their unique viewpoints on landscape and nature, will be presented across more than 2000 square metres of exhibition space in the Château itself and its Farmyard.

    Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire will also be hosting France’s first major exhibition devoted to Elger Esser, one of the Düsseldorf School’s prominent photographers.

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  • Harun Farocki Estate
    November 23, 2017 - January 14, 2018
    Centre Pompidou
    Place Georges Pompidou
    75004 Paris

    As part of the Festival d’Automne, the Centre Pompidou is hosting the most comprehensive Harun Farocki (1944-2014) retrospective in France to date.

    Conceived as a dialogue between the works of Harun Farocki and the films of Christian Petzold, a former student, friend and collaborator of Farocki, the two-fold exhibition is a journey through the territories of two of the most important German filmmakers of their generation.

    In 1967, drawing on his deeply political conception of cinema, Harun Farocki began making fiction and documentary films and to experiment with moving image at large, fostering film essays, videos, installations and collaborative workshops of various lengths, subjects and genres. Beyond its highly intellectual content, the singularity of his work lies in the invention of new editing methods.

    The Centre Pompidou is presenting a selection of twelve installations and videos from the last thirty years, illustrating the extent of the director’s critical thinking of contemporary images in marketing, media, surveillance technology and videogames. The screenings and panel discussions organized during the exhibition combined with the reprinting of some of Farocki’s most important texts shed light on the complexity of each work. The Goethe-Institut, partner in this event, will present simultaneously a selection of children’s films made by Harun Farocki for German television.



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  • Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
    The perfect medium
    October 27, 2017 - March 4, 2018
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Art Gallery Rd
    Sydney, Australia

    This comprehensive survey of Robert Mapplethorpe’s career features over 200 works, including floral still lifes, portraits, figure studies and erotic imagery that charts his involvement in New York’s gay scene, as well as a selection of archival material providing insights into his working methods and life.

    Whether he was photographing a figure, a fetish or a flower, Mapplethorpe pursued what he called ‘perfection in form’. The legacy of his unflinching quest for beauty has an enduring political and artistic resonance.

    The exhibition is organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and J Paul Getty Museum, in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and the Art Gallery of NSW. Support for the exhibition and its international tour has been provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.



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  • Oliver Beer
    October 27, 2017 - October 27, 2017
    Mark Cousins Friday Lectures The Face
    5.00 – 6.00 AA
    34-36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3E

    The Architectural Association   

    Artists’ Talks Series Organised by Parveen Adams

    Oliver Beer has developed a technique using classically trained singers to transform a building into a musical instrument. He composes complex polyphonic music for these newly audible ‘architectural instruments’.

    He has shown world wide: London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Istanbul, Rome…Currently Versailles with commission for the architecture of the Sydney Opera House 2018.

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  • James Rosenquist
    Paint­ing as Im­mer­sion
    November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
    Museum Ludwig
    Cologne, Germany

    In a ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion by James Rosen­quist (1933–2017), for the first time ev­er the Mu­se­um Lud­wig will pre­sent works by this renowned rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Amer­i­can Pop Art in the con­text of their cul­tu­r­al, so­cial, and po­lit­i­cal di­men­sions. Along with archive ma­te­rials and doc­u­ments de­sig­nat­ed by the artist as source ma­te­rials, some of which have not pre­vi­ous­ly been ex­hi­b­it­ed, the show will re­veal a his­tor­i­cal cos­mos. Af­ter all, James Rosen­quist’s com­po­si­tions are to a large ex­tent the re­sult of his marked in­ter­est in the po­lit­i­cal events of his time.

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  • Richard Deacon
    About time
    October 29, 2017 - February 25, 2018
    Kunsthalle Vogelmann
    Allee 28
    Heilbronn, Germany

    Following his receipt of The Ernst Franz Vogelmann Prize for Sculpture 2017 earlier this year, Richard Deacon presents a solo exhibition 'About Time' at Kunsthalle Vogelmann in Heilbronn, Germany.

    For more than four decades, the work of the internationally renowned sculptor has been encircled by the classical basic questions of the sculptural. Deacon's work explores the coexistence of space and space, the relationship of fullness and emptiness, mass and ease, movement and tranquility. Whether in wood, ceramics, stainless steel or plastic, the extraordinary variety of formations surprises to the same degree as the applied design methods. In doing so, Deacon, who is long-standing professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, also engages in both manual and industrial production processes. The result is dynamic-abstract formations of special sensual quality.



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  • Oliver Beer
    Voyage d'hiver
    October 22, 2017 - January 7, 2018
    Chateau de Versailles
    Place d'Armes
    Versailles, France
    Voyage d'hiver” will reveal the groves in the Gardens in a new light, revisited in multiple ways by contemporary artists, from the glory of autumn to the stunning freeze-over of winter.
    Four historic fountains, each representing a different season, legitimize the important theme of a changing world. During three months “Voyage d'hiver” accompanies those transformations, casting a meditative trail through the gardens which slowly slip into the cold and the frost.
    Metamorphosing a stroll into a personal experience, allowing visitors to perceive nature’s transformation, sixteen artists bring their vision, their sensibility and their poetry. From different countries, genres, and generations, firmly established or up-and-coming, they create together an oneiric trail through the paths and the grooves.
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  • Joseph Beuys
    Greetings from Eurasien
    October 13, 2017 - January 21, 2018
    M HKA
    Leuvenstraat 32
    Antwerp, Belgium

    Presenting over 150 works, the exhibition Joseph Beuys: Greetings from the Eurasian seeks simultaneously to consider Joseph Beuys’ activities in Antwerp during the 1960s and 1970s, alongside his relevance to a new generation.

    Beuys was active in Antwerp during the 1960s and 1970s through his relationship with the seminal gallery Wide White Space. Amongst his numerous exhibitions, it is here that he also made his performance Eurasienstab (Eurasian Staff) in collaboration with Henning Christiansen on February 9, 1968. Joseph Beuys: Greetings from the Eurasian will in the first instance look at Beuys as an artist that was not only active in Antwerp (where he met other figures of the Post-War avant-garde such as Marcel Broodthaers and Panamarenko) but was also deeply influential in Belgium more broadly, in a way that has been largely forgotten.


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