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  • Opens Today, April 19th 2014

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    This comprehensive retrospective of the untiring, always unsatisfied, and influential German artist Sigmar Polke (1941–2010) stretches more than 250 works across MoMA’s atrium and second-floor galleries. The tightly packed show offers no wall labels, but there is surely enough work to read, or in Polke’s case reread (and reread).

    Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010

    Apr 19 - Aug 3, 2014

    MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

    11 West 53rd Street  / +12127089400 / MoMA.org
    Sat - Thu 10:30am to 5:30pm, Fri 10:30am to 8pm

  • Ends Today, April 19th 2014

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    This exhibition of paintings and multimedia installations by the late Berlin-based Michel Majerus is the most comprehensive collection of the artist’s work ever shown in the United States. Sampling images from popular culture and art history, Majerus’s work from the 1990s and early aughts is a testament to the hybridity of the information age.

    Michel Majerus

    Feb 7 - Apr 19, 2014

    Matthew Marks Gallery | 526 West 22nd Street

    526 West 22nd Street  / +12122430200 / matthewmarks.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

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    For his debut at David Zwirner, Jordan Wolfson premieres (Female figure), a life-size animatronic sculpture of a cartoonish, buxom blonde; wearing a witch’s mask and attached to a mirror by a silver pole in her abdomen, the sculpture reads poems in Wolfson’s voice and grinds to Lady Gaga and Paul Simon. Viewings are by appointment only. Also on view is his 2012 film Raspberry Poser, featuring footage of cherry-red HIV viruses bouncing through New York’s SoHo district juxtaposed with images of Wolfson as a flirtatious skinhead in Paris.

    Jordan Wolfson

    Mar 6 - Apr 19, 2014

    David Zwirner | 519, 525 & 533 West 19th Street

    519, 525 & 533 West 19th Street  / +12127272070 / davidzwirner.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends April 26th 2014

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    For her first solo exhibition in the United States in nearly a decade, British artist Sarah Lucas exhibits a series of large-scale bronze and cast-concrete biomorphic forms.

    Sarah Lucas NUD NOB

    Mar 7 - Apr 26, 2014

    Gladstone Gallery | West 24th St

    515 West 24th Street  / +12122069300 / gladstonegallery.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends May 10th 2014

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    For “Album,” Vik Muniz’s latest exhibition with the gallery, the Brazilian artist presents two new bodies of large-scale photographic work. Employing found personal photos and postcard imagery, Muniz creates fragmented and collaged scenes common to family albums—portraits of a newborn, a wedding couple, and a classroom of students—continuing his exploration into the effect of technology on contemporary visual experience.

    Vik Muniz Album

    Apr 10 - May 10, 2014

    Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

    530 West 22nd Street  / +12129292262 / sikkemajenkinsco.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

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    In a dual-venue solo exhibition, New York–based artist Robert Longo presents his latest work. This includes a seven-panel drawing of the United States Capitol building, a seventeen-foot-tall black wax sculpture of the American flag, and twelve charcoal drawings of well-known Abstract Expressionist paintings. Represented are Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, and Mark Rothko, among others.

    Robert Longo Strike The Sun

    Apr 10 - May 10, 2014

    Petzel Gallery

    456 W 18th Street  / +12126809467 / petzel.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends May 14th 2014

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    At the heart of this tightly curated exhibition, organized by Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts, is Carrie Mae Weems’s celebrated 1990 “Kitchen Table Series,” which probes issues of femininity and domesticity vis-à-vis black-and-white portraits of the artist and her family. The lesser known texts, audio recordings, and videos that are also on view intensify the affect that makes Weems remarkable.

    Carrie Mae Weems Three Decades of Photography and Video

    Jan 24 - May 14, 2014

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    1071 Fifth Avenue  / +12124233500 / guggenheim.org
    Sun - Wed 10am to 5:30pm, Sat 10am to 7:30pm

  • Ends May 23rd 2014

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    In a dual-venue solo exhibition, New York–based artist Robert Longo presents his latest work. This includes a seven-panel drawing of the United States Capitol building, a seventeen-foot-tall black wax sculpture of the American flag, and twelve charcoal drawings of well-known Abstract Expressionist paintings. Represented are Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, and Mark Rothko, among others.

    Robert Longo

    Apr 10 - May 23, 2014

    Metro Pictures

    519 West 24th Street  / +12122067100 / metropictures.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends May 25th 2014

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    Hate/love or love/hate: the Whitney Biennial always elicits an inspired intensity. For the seventy-seventh edition of this once-annual now-biennial exhibition, three curators—Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner—have each been given one floor to oversee. This will be the last iteration of the Biennial at the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer–designed building on Madison Avenue, before the museum moves to its new headquarters in the Meatpacking district downtown.

    Mar 7 - May 25, 2014

    Whitney Biennial

    945 Madison Avenue  / +12125703600 / whitney.org

  • Ends September 1st 2014

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    The first comprehensive US survey of Italian Futurism presents over three hundred works including everything from painting and sculpture to architecture, fashion, film, advertising, free-form poetry, music, theater, and performance. Organized by Vivien Greene, the Guggenheim’s curator of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century work, the exhibition chronicles the movement from its feverish inception in 1909 with F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto to its quietus as Word War II drew to a close.

    Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe

    Feb 21 - Sep 1, 2014

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    1071 Fifth Avenue  / +12124233500 / guggenheim.org
    Sun - Wed 10am to 5:30pm, Sat 10am to 7:30pm

  • Ends May 10th 2014

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    In her debut exhibition with Lisson, Joyce Pensato presents new paintings of some of her favorite Pop culture subjects including Batman, Donald Duck, and various characters from The Simpsons. The exhibition also features an original large-scale mural and assorted items transported from Pensato’s Brooklyn studio (which she calls “Joyceland”)—notably collections of action figures, stuffed animals, and postcards that have inspired many of the artist’s paintings.

    Joyce Pensato Joyceland

    Mar 26 - May 10, 2014

    Lisson Gallery | London

    27 & 52-54 Bell Street  / +442077242739 / lissongallery.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Ends May 20th 2014

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    Focusing on Peter Doig’s early works, this exhibition features paintings and drawings from the 1980s and includes several that have never before been exhibited. These nascent works, made shortly after the artist settled in London, but before he gained critical recognition in the 1990s, show Doig exploring painterly traditions (ranging from Joan Miró to A. R. Penck) in a variety of techniques.

    Peter Doig Early Works

    Mar 20 - May 20, 2014

    Michael Werner | London

    22 Upper Brook Street  / +442074956855 / michaelwerner.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends May 26th 2014

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    Hailed as the founding father of British Pop art, Richard Hamilton experimented with various styles and mediums over the course of his sixty-year career. The Tate Modern’s retrospective is the first exhibition to embrace the artist’s expansive and diverse oeuvre—from his exhibition designs of the 1950s to his final paintings made in 2011.

    Richard Hamilton

    Feb 13 - May 26, 2014

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 / tate.org.uk/modern
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends May 31st 2014

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    Continuing to mine the frontiers between abstraction/figuration and decorative/functional, Andrea Zittel’s latest body of work includes sculptures, textiles, and works on paper. The varied surfaces—whether woven, painted, or sculpted—relate physically to everyday objects and metaphorically to the different “planes” of human experience.

    Andrea Zittel Physical Matter Reality

    Mar 25 - May 31, 2014

    Sadie Coles | 62 Kingly Street

    62 Kingly Street  / +442074938611 / sadiecoles.com

  • Ends June 21st 2014

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    Focusing on Andreas Gursky’s landscape photographs from the late 1980s and early ’90s, this exhibition offers a look back at the photographer’s work before he began using extensive digital technology. Gursky’s landscapes range from classical pastoral scenes reminiscent of Caspar David Friedrich’s paintings to visions of contemporary tourism, such as a boatload of tourists at Niagra Falls.

    Andreas Gursky Early Landscapes

    Apr 15 - Jun 21, 2014

    Sprüth Magers | London

    7A Grafton Street  / +442074081613 / www.spruethmagers.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends May 18th 2014

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    Cocurated by Anne Ellegood and Johanna Burton, this exhibition plumbs the influential intersection between institutional critique and appropriation art of the 1980s and ’90s. The curators have cherry-picked works by thirty-six American artists—from Judith Barry to David Wojnarowicz—and examine in tandem the legacy of feminist and civil rights movements. It’s a historical show that also includes recent work, taking up a variety of mediums and messages.

    Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology

    Feb 9 - May 18, 2014

    Hammer Museum

    10899 Wilshire Boulevard  / +13104437000 / hammer.ucla.edu
    Tue - Fri 11am to 8pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 5pm

  • Ends May 31st 2014

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    Offering a selection of early photographs, drawings, watercolors, pastels, and découpages that reflect on major themes in her work, this exhibition presents yet another side of Eleanor Antin’s important oeuvre. Concurrently, a major survey exhibition, “Multiple Occupancy: Eleanor Antin’s Selves,” is on view at the ICA, Boston through July 6, 2014.

    Eleanor Antin Passengers

    Apr 12 - May 31, 2014

    Diane Rosenstein Fine Art

    831 North Highland Avenue  / +13233979225 / dianerosenstein.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm, 10am to 6pm daily

  • Ends July 28th 2014

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    The first major survey of Mike Kelley's work since 1993, this retrospective follows its presentation at MoMA PS1. One year after Kelley's death, the show brings together the artist's drawings, paintings, performances, installations, photographs, and videos, affording a comprehensive look at his dark yet ebullient vision of the world.

    Mike Kelley

    Mar 31 - Jul 28, 2014

    The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

    250 South Grand Avenue  / +12136266222 / moca.org
    Mon 11am to 5pm, Thu 11am to 8pm, Fri 11am to 5pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Opens April 26th 2014

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    Timed to coincide with Musée d’Art Moderne’s Lucio Fontana retrospective (until August 24), Tornabuoni Art is showing over twenty works by the Italian artist, including a 1962 perforated canvas that had long been considered lost. A nine-minute film showing Fontana at work on this rediscovered masterpiece is also on view.

    Lucio Fontana

    Apr 26 - Jun 21, 2014

    Tornabuoni Art

    16, avenue Matignon  / +33153535151 / tornabuoniart.fr
    Mon - Sat 10am to 6:30pm

  • Ends May 7th 2014

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    Taking over Kamel Mennour’s two gallery spaces, François Morellet’s current show features recent paintings and stamps by the Minimalist as well as rare early works from the artist’s first-ever exhibition in 1950.

    François Morellet C'est n'importe quoi ?

    Mar 29 - May 7, 2014

    Galerie Kamel Mennour | 47 rue Saint-André des arts

    47 rue Saint-André des arts  / +33156240363 / kamelmennour.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

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    François Morellet's room-filling installation (a new collaboration with Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata) transforms the gallery's subterranean space into a serene waterfront inspired scene comprised of blue neon tubes and a wooden footbridge.

    François Morellet, C'est n'importe quoi ?

    Mar 29 - May 7, 2014

    Kamel Mennour | 6 Rue du Pont de Lodi

    6 Rue du Pont de Lodi  / +33156240363 / kamelmennour.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends May 24th 2014

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    Focusing on the late French conceptualist’s large-scale works on paper, Michel Parmentier’s current exhibition features four drawings and one painting from the late 1980s and early ’90s. The drawings, which stretch from the gallery floor to ceiling, are made on delicate tracing paper that the artist systematically folded and, in some sections, coated with graphite or chalk.

    Michel Parmentier

    Apr 4 - May 24, 2014

    Galerie Loevenbruck

    6 rue Jacques Callot  / +33153108568 / loevenbruck.com
    Tue - Sat 2pm to 7pm

  • Ends July 12th 2014

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    Celebrating nearly half a century of work, this exhibition brings together some one hundred works by Alex Katz. In addition to a variety of signature portraits of Katz’s family and friends, less familiar pieces including several sculptural cutouts and historic works from the 1960s are also on view.

    Alex Katz 45 Years of Portraits. 1969-2014

    Mar 2 - Jul 12, 2014

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Paris | Pantin

    9 avenue du Général Leclerc  / +33155890110 / http://ropac.net
    Tue - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • Ends July 13th 2014

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    The first French museum retrospective dedicated to Robert Mapplethorpe in more than twenty years highlights the American photographer’s sculptural side. In addition to his well-known nudes, flowers, and portraits, the exhibition features less frequently exhibited photographs of bronze and marble sculptures as well as a selection of his own three-dimensional works. (Across the Seine, at the Musée Rodin, Mapplethorpe’s photographs are juxtaposed with plaster and bronze works by the nineteenth-century French sculptor; through September 21.)

    Robert Mapplethorpe

    Mar 26 - Jul 13, 2014

    Grand Palais

    3, avenue du Général Eisenhower  / +33144131717 / grandpalais.fr

  • Ends September 21st 2014

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    Complementing the Robert Mapplethorpe retrospective at the Grand Palais, the Musée Rodin juxtaposes more than one hundred works by the twentieth-century American photographer with plaster and bronze sculptures by the nineteenth-century French master. Striking comparisons abound between the two artists’ appreciation of the human form.

    Mapplethorpe - Rodin

    Apr 8 - Sep 21, 2014

    Musee Rodin

    77, rue de Varenne  / +33144186110 / musee-rodin.fr
    Tue - Sun 10am to 5:30pm

  • Ends May 4th 2014

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    Known for creating immersive installations that combine art, science, and technology, Micol Assaël presents four such works made between 2003 and 2009 as well as a brand new piece. Featuring sound, light, wind, and smoke, the exhibition (curated by Andrea Lissoni) heightens the viewer’s cognitive and sensorial awareness. Because only fifty viewers are allowed in the exhibition at a time, it is advisable to book ahead through the gallery’s website.

    Micol Assaël ILIOKATAKINIOMUMASTILOPSARODIMAKOPIOTITA

    Jan 31 - May 4, 2014

    HangarBicocca

    Via Privata Chiese 2  / +390266111573 / hangarbicocca.org
    Thu - Sun 11am to 11pm

  • Ends May 10th 2014

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    Yinka Shonibare MBE’s first solo exhibition with an Italian gallery includes a photographic series, a film, and two sculptural installations. Exploring such signature themes as colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization, and cultural identity, Shonibare’s recent works focus specifically on Vice Admiral Lord Nelson, a renowned military figure from the height of the British Empire.

    Yinka Shonibare MBE

    Mar 26 - May 10, 2014

    Brand New Gallery

    Via Farini 32  / +390289053083 / brandnew-gallery.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends May 16th 2014

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    Ceal Foyer’s first exhibition at Lisson’s Milan gallery coincides with a presentation of ten of the artist’s installations at the nearby Museion in Bolzano (until May 4, 2014). New and recent works brought together at the gallery demonstrate Foyer’s use of photography, video, and sculpture in unexpected ways, which make her final works defy easy categorization in terms of media and genre.

    Ceal Floyer

    Mar 24 - May 16, 2014

    Lisson Gallery | Milan

    Via Zenale 3  / +390289050608 / lissongallery.com
    Mon - Fri 9:30am to 6pm

  • Ends June 2nd 2014

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    Despite his untimely death at nearly thirty years old, Piero Manzoni (1933–1963) counts among the most innovative and controversial artists of the twentieth century. This major exhibition—the largest yet devoted to the artist in the city where he made the bulk of his work—spans Manzoni’s career and includes some 130 artworks as well as a plethora of documentary materials including posters, letters, and photographs.

    Piero Manzoni

    Mar 26 - Jun 2, 2014

    Palazzo Reale

    Piazza del Duomo, 12  / +39020202 / comune.milano.it/palazzoreale
    Mon - Tue 2:30pm to 7:30pm, Tue - Wed 9:30am to 7:30pm, Thu 9:30am to 10:30pm, Fri 9:30am to 7:30pm, Sat 9:30am to 10:30pm, Sun 9:30am to 7:30pm