Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow’s (1926–1973) sculptural bodily forms are the centerpiece of this group show. Works on view by six other female artists reveal how different generations pick up on Szapocznikow’s themes of intimacy, gender, and the female body.
Tracing the evolution of Joseph Beuys’s sculptures, this exhibition begins with early works influenced by Wilhelm Lehmbruck and Ewald Mataré. Many of the sculptures on view hail from Céline and Heiner Bastian’s own collection and are being shown at the gallery for the first time ever, following a long-term loan to the Hamburger Bahnhof.
Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis uses industrial materials to explore ideas related to space, emptiness, and time. Installed across two floors, Reis’s aluminum, glass, wood, and fluorescent bulb constructions engage directly with the gallery’s architecture.
Pedro Cabrita Reis
Featuring work made during a residency at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios in 2013, Korean artist Haegue Yang’s fourth solo exhibition at Wien Lukatsch retells Victor Hugo’s social critique The Man Who Laughs (1869) across ten panels plastered with black-and-white photographs and text. Also on view are Yang’s sonic sculptures and a new sculptural series made with artificial straw.
Haegue Yang Temporary Permanent
Curated by David Rimanelli, “My Wife Does the Dishes, I Do the Revolution,” takes Guy Debord not as subject but as object to consider issues of labor, fairness, gender, or to quote this spicy press release “whatever bedbugs remind you that our bourgeois world is cruel.” Drawing upon Rachel Harrison, Nicolas Guagnini, Dan Colen, Jacqueline Humphries, Freidrich Kunath, Charline von Heyl, and Sean Landers, this exhibition promises to be as fetching and seditious as ever.
Group Exhibition My Wife Does the Dishes, I do the Revolution
This exhibition focuses on Sanja Iveković’s proposal to reconstruct Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s sculptural brick “Monument to the November Revolution,” which was destroyed by the Nazis in 1933. Architectural designs for the new, updated monument are presented with research materials and documents related to Iveković’s ongoing project.
Sanja Iveković Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein! (I was, I am, I shall be!)
This retrospective dedicated to American artist, poet, and activist Jimmie Durham brings together videos, drawings, and sculptures made over the past two decades. The works on view, which include three new sculptures, reference struggles between man and nature and address issues related to national identity and political structures.
Jimmie Durham Here at the Center.
Brazilian artist Renata Lucas’s debut solo exhibition with this gallery continues the artist’s ongoing exploration of relationships between the individual and the urban environment. Presented in Neugerriemschneider’s courtyard, Lucas’s latest work is based on three fountains that are part of Berlin’s historic cityscape.
Renata Lucas fontes e sequestros
This exhibition devoted to Sturtevant’s graphic oeuvre features one hundred works on paper. Starting with works made in the 1960s, the selection of drawings underscores the artist’s aesthetic interest in repetition and reinterpretation.
Sturtevant Drawing Double Reversal
Bringing together two key figures in American painting, Mary Heilmann and David Reed, this exhibition features more than forty works. Tracing the artists' careers back to the 1970s, the show reveals how both have continually challenged traditions of abstract painting by infusing their works with narrative and emotion.
Mary Heilmann & David Reed Two By Two