This large retrospective begins with Gober’s work in the 1970s and includes around 140 works spanning sculpture and immersive installations as well as drawings, prints, and photographs. The exhibition traces the early emergence of the surreal, uncanny themes for which he is known, and includes his well-known 1992 installation from Dia.
Robert Gober Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor
In 1958, the postwar German artists Heinz Mack and Otto Piene founded ZERO at their studio in Düsseldorf. The group, which disbanded in 1966, sought to explore the future of art in a fusion of cutting-edge technology and utopian political ideals. This exhibition is a consideration of their collective work and lasting impact, and includes two hundred works by Mack, Piene, and Günther Uecker, the core members, in addition to works by a wide range of collaborators such as Lucio Fontana.
ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s
The first part of Nick Cave’s latest exhibition expands his work with found objects into “Made for Whites by Whites.” Here he organizes racially loaded objects from the nineteenth century into an elaborate armature.
Nick Cave Made for Whites by Whites
Part two of Nick Cave's latest work, “Rescue,” is in the gallery’s second location. Including ceramic canines the artist found and then embellished with his signature decorations, they invoke issues of pedigree and loyalty.
Nick Cave Rescue
Allora & Calzadilla present ten stone sculptures cut and carved in a manner resembling geological faults, which serve as choral risers for a performance work by Guarionex Morales-Matos that will include young male vocalists from the American Boychoir School and the Transfiguration Boychoir. Performances will run on the hour Tuesday through Friday from 1 – 5 pm, with an additional performance at 5:30 pm, and Saturdays hourly from 12:30 – 5:30 pm, examining a history of adversarial languagefrom Cicero and Shakespeare to contemporary political and literary figures.
Allora & Calzadilla Fault Lines
For his latest exhibition, Ryan McGinley has wallpapered the walls and ceilings of the gallery with more than five hundred portraits of two hundred nude models, all printed on vinyl. Borrowing from academic portraiture and advertising modes of studio photography, “Yearbook” depicts a constellation of people in the artist’s social circles.
Ryan McGinley Yearbook
This is the first exhibition of Helen Frankenthaler's work organized by the gallery in collaboration with the recently established Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. Curated by John Elderfield, this show focuses on work the artist made between 1962 and ’63 using color, rather than line, to structure her paintings, which led to the later compositions for which she is now famous. A fully illustrated catalogue will also be published in concert with this exhibition.
Helen Frankenthaler Composing With Color: Paintings 1962-1963
This overview of Roman Opalka’s work focuses on a series the artist began in 1965, in which he attempted to paint every number from one to infinity, an agenda that occupied him until his death in 2011. These works are accompanied by a selection of self-portraits Opalka took each day after working on the paintings, in addition to audio recordings of the artist announcing the number he was depicting.
Roman Opalka Painting ∞
Otto Muehl’s “Besenschlagbildern,” or “Broomstroke Pantings,” are the focus of this exhibition of the late artist’s work. The show also includes video documentation of Muehl dressed up as Andy Warhol’s mother, painting in front of an audience comprising members of the radical Action Analysis Commune, which Muehl founded in Austria in 1972.
This exhaustive retrospective is the first to examine Jeff Koons’s career in its entirety. Curator Scott Rothkopf has reconstituted groundbreaking series in a chronological narrative that asserts Koons as one of the most crucial artists of the postwar era. The weighty catalogue, with texts by Isabelle Graw, Rachel Kushner, Michelle Kuo, Jeffrey Deitch, and Antonio Damasio, among others, promises to be a summer read like no other.
JEFF KOONS Jeff Koons: A Retrospective
Monika Sosnowska has always made big work, and this gallery’s 25,000-square-foot space promises to give it the room it deserves. The artist will premier just one sculpture, Tower, which spans 110 feet and quotes Mies van der Rohe’s Lake Shore Drive Apartments in Chicago, which were at one time the most expensive towers built in the United States. If this is an exegesis on the way imagination powers “bigger is better,” it’s as timely as ever.
Monika Sosnowska Tower
The first museum survey of Charles Gaines brings together four decades of work. From his early experiments with systems and codes to his later examinations of subjectivity, the exhibition forms a pivotal link between 1960s and ’70s Conceptualists and artists that followed.
Charles Gaines Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989
Cory Arcangel’s first exhibition in New York since his 2011 solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art features flat-screen televisions rippling with images of figures such as Diddy and Larry David, as well as sneakers and sunglasses. To each of these images, Arcangel applied Java applet “lake” effect, charging them with a dated but familiar aesthetic that gets the obsolescence of digital imagery as well our culture's frenetic obsession to archive and conserve.
Cory Arcangel tl;dr
This comprehensive survey of Sturtevant’s career is also the first institutional exhibition of her work mounted in the US since a solo show at the Everson Museum of Art in 1973. “Sturtevant: Double Trouble” brings together more than fifty major works in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, film, and video, including her notorious 1964 versions of works by contemporaries like Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, made to explore concepts of originality, authorship while probing at the limits of Pop art.
Sturtevant Sturtevant: Double Trouble
Nam June Paik’s groundbreaking practice humanized the technologies of the mid-twentieth century. This retrospective looks specifically at the way his work addresses the relationship between the body and the machine, and is the first New York exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artistwho passed in 2006in more than a decade.
Nam June Paik Becoming Robot
Renowned Japanese artist Yoshimoto Nara's largest UK exhibition to date includes paintings, bronze sculptures, and a large selection of drawings made over the past thirty years. In addition to many new pieces, seminal works by the artist are shown here for the first time in Britain.
Yoshitomo Nara Artist Talk, 7pm
American artist Mary Kelly’s first solo show in the UK in more than twenty years brings together an iconic installation from 2004 and a new body of work made out of compressed lint. Posing the daunting question that defines an era, Kelly’s recent pieces are set in 1970s London, a seminal moment for the women’s movement.
Mary Kelly On the Passage of a Few People through a Rather Brief Period of Time
Following Benglis’s first-ever UK survey at Thomas Dane in 2012, the current exhibition presents a new series by the American artist who is best known for her flamboyant feminist responses to New York’s predominantly male Minimalist art scene in the 1960s. Benglis’s latest works are ceramic sculptures—a medium that has been an important part of the artist’s oeuvre since 1990—which she has pulled, pinched, and crushed before glazing in a wide spectrum of color.
Lynda Benglis Planar Device
Pumpkins are again the focus of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s latest paintings, mosaics, and sculptures. The gourd, which has appeared in the artist’s work since 1948 as a form of self-portraiture, is most dramatically presented here in a series of bronzes—the largest sculptures the artist has made in this medium to date—installed in the garden.
Yayoi Kusama Paintings & Pumpkins
Tony Smith’s third exhibition at Timothy Taylor focuses on the celebrated Minimalist sculptor’s lesser-known early paintings. Initially surprising for their bright colors, Smith’s paintings anticipate his later three-dimensional works with their harmonious compositions of abstract forms. Several geometric bronze sculptures are also on view.
Richard Tuttle’s retrospective, the largest survey dedicated to the American artist and poet ever staged in Britain, brings together five decades of work at the Whitechapel Gallery. On this occasion, Tuttle has also created a new work—a monumental textile piece—specially for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.
Richard Tuttle Richard Tuttle: I Dont Know Or The Weave of Textile Language
Timed to coincide with the Museum Ludwig’s presentation of Pierre Huyghe’s touring retrospective (until July 13, 2014), the artist’s first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth features new site-specific sculptures, video works, and a series of aquariums that contain living organisms including water lilies from the pond in Monet’s Giverny garden. Huyghe’s retrospective will make its way to Los Angeles this fall for a final stop at LACMA (November 23, 2014–February 22, 2015).
Pierre Huyghe In.Border.Deep
Trisha Donnelly, who reorganized MoMA’s collection for the “Artist’s Choice” show in 2012–13, is now staging an exhibition of her work at the Serpentine. The American Conceptualist's current exhibition includes new films and photographs.
Anselm Kiefer’s large-scale paintings grace the grand Victorian-age galleries at the Royal Academy. In addition to their physical heft, the thickly encrusted paintings inlaid with items ranging from flowers to slabs of lead are emotionally and symbolically weighty.
This exhibition marks the first time that “Window Shopping,” 1996, a series of paintings by Martin Kippenberger, has been shown in its entirety. The paintings—some of the artist's final works before his death—are based on color fashion photographs taken by his wife, Elfie Semotan. Semotan’s original photographs are also on view.
Martin Kippenberger Window Shopping
Michael Raedecker’s latest paintings show the artist continuing to embroider onto large canvases, giving their minimal compositions a sense of three dimensionality and linearity. Several works from 2014 show Raedecker using ready-made printed fabrics—florals and plaids—for the first time.
Michael Raedecker record
Continuing his exploration of the history of science and the Amazon region, Christoph Keller’s latest works are large-scale images based on scans of examples of indigenous Brazilian foliage. The leaves appear in various states of desiccation, emphasizing the impermanence of the natural world.
Christoph Keller ANARCHEOLOGY
Japanese-born, Berlin-based artist Shimabuku’s first solo show at Wien Lukatsch features recent films and installations related to the artist’s diverse experiences of nature and culture while traveling and discovering new places. The carefully observed works showcase the artist’s fascination with, and sensitivity toward, unfamiliar landscapes and situations.
Shimabuku Sea and Flowers
Curated by Elena Re, this group show brings together artists associated with Arte Povera and the Turin gallery Multipli. The works on view demonstrate how artists including Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Gilberto Zorio transformed “the multiple” into a historically important genre.
ARTE POVERA AND ‘MULTIPLI’, TORINO 1970 – 1975
Katharina Grosse’s latest work, now on view in n.b.k.’s showroom, makes reference to the artist’s first-ever sprayed wall painting—a seminal work made in 1998 for Kunsthalle Bern. Reprising the same green paint, Grosse here presents a piece of sprayed white silk, which evokes a flowing three-dimensional Color Field painting.
The late artist Ilse’s D’Hollander’s first solo show in Berlin comprises a selection of small oil paintings and gouaches made during the final years of the artist’s life. Complicating their predominately abstract compositions, the Flemish artist’s paintings also feature figurative elements representing nature and the artist’s studio.
Ilse D'Hollander Halts in an Open Landscape
Featuring 200 original prints made between 1928 and 1974, this exhibition dedicated to American photographer Walker Evans culls mainly from the private collection of Clark and Joan Worswick. The comprehensive selection of work spans from Evans’s impressions of Depression-era New York City and the rural south to his late series of semiabstract color Polaroids.
Walker Evans Walker Evans. A Life's Work
Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball’s large-scale installation for the historic Hamburger Banhof hall focuses on what the artist calls “biographies of things.” Borrowing objects from various Berlin museum collections, Deball draws the viewer’s attention to the itinerant nature of these art objects, which, over time, have alternately been installed on pedestals and in vitrines, inside galleries and in outdoor courtyards, and in the context of private collections and public exhibitions.
Mariana Castillo Deball
Organized by the Getty Research Institute, this exhibition brings together a selection of Yvonne Rainer’s films. A new dance work, The Concept of Dust, or How Do You Look When There’s Nothing Left to Move?—commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and Performa—will have work-in-progress viewings on October 3 and 4.
Yvonne Rainer Dances and Films
Stan VanDerBeek’s vision for a more utopian society is resurrected with this exhibition of his Poemfield films, where words emerge out of multivalent fields of graphics, moving through the image before returning to their respective spaces. Produced in conjunction with the artist’s estate, this showing brings together Poemfield No.1–No.3, No.5, and No.7., the first of which has been restored in high definition for the exhibition.
Stan VanDerBeek Poemfield
For Rashid Johnson, the time has come to look clearly at the antiheroic portrayal of African American men canonized in books like Richard Wright's Native Son. Inaugurating this gallery’s new space, Johnson presents burly wood shelf-works that he has scarred, branded, and tagged with graffiti, eschewing the formal, black-and-white elegance on which he built his career while tackling the legacy of artists who looked to Baldwin and Ellison to make art about race.
Rashid Johnson Islands
This survey of Korean monochromatic painting from the 1960s to the 1980s brings together thirty-five paintings and is the first major overview of Tansaekhwa in North America. Six of the movement’s most significant artists are represented: Chung Sang-hwa, Ha Chonghyun, Kwon Young-woo, Lee Ufan, Park Seobo, and Yun Hyongkeun. Joan Kee, associate professor of art history at the University of Michigan and an authority on contemporary Asian art, has produced an expansive catalogue including twelve newly translated artists texts among one hundred images and other essays.
From All Sides: Tansaekhwa on Abstraction
Cory Arcangel inaugurates this gallery’s Los Angeles space with a retrospective in a box. The inside of a freshly painted mobile home-like structuretucked into the gallery's backyardhas been designed to look like a cell phone store, complete with ultra-violent lighting and lime green walls. Gadgets playing Arcangel's iconic video games sit on grooved racks and merchandise from his retail line, Arcangel Surfware, is on sale along with his 'zines. If a penchant to downsize art to the level of commerce or to elevate commerce to the level of art drives Arcangel, this exhibition shows that as an equalizing agent, technology is as effective as ever. This is the artist's solo debut in LA.
Cory Arcangel tl;dr
Among new sculptures in Mark Handforth’s latest exhibition are a giant telephone twisted around a cadmium yellow pipe, a stout sea-foam aluminum star, hangers that twist and twirl in the air, and a constellation of twinkling neon bulbs affixed to the wall. These works interfere with space both physically and conceptually, prompting all manner of critical readings about domesticity and utility. But more important, Handforth’s vision of the object is as playful and vital as ever.
Mark Handforth Rough Dark Diamond
Thomas Schütte’s solo show at art publisher Cahiers d’Art’s Left Bank gallery includes twenty recent watercolors, an aluminum sculpture from 2011, and a portfolio of seven brand new prints. Among the watercolors on view are those featured in Cahiers d’Art’s 2014 Schütte catalogue, where they serve as illustrations for never-before published texts by the Swiss poet Robert Walser.
The title of Clement Rodzielski's current exhibition, “Fraises noires,” references a slang term for “nipple.” In addition to several large-format self-portrait photographs of the artist standing behind a painted support with only his nipple (which has been painted black) showing through a small hole, the show features new multimedia works on aluminum and cardboard.
Clément Rodzielski Fraises noires
Using her signature woven and free-flowing soft materials, octogenarian American artist Sheila Hicks has created a site-specific installation of organic forms made from cotton, wool, and linen. The new ensemble of monumental works, which includes pieces suspended from the ceiling, responds directly to the architecture of this gallery.
Sheila Hicks Unknown Data
Exploring the physical possibilities of language in various sculptural materials, Emmanuel Lagarrigue’s latest works are made in molds using a mixture of burnt texts and resin. The resulting three-dimensional forms—two wall-mounted square works, which recall Lawrence Weiner’s wall cuts from the 1960s, and several stand-alone columns—feature irregular and enigmatic patterns, which are in fact Morse code translations of the destroyed texts.
Emmanuel Lagarrigue ELSE
Honoring the renowned British sculptor Anthony Caro, who passed away last year, this exhibition features a selection of sculptures realized during the final two years of the artist’s life. The large-scale works are made from a variety of “nonart” materials including steel pipes and farming tools.
Anthony Caro Last works
The third edition of the Belleville biennial comprises multiple artistic projects and interventions hosted in commercial galleries, nonprofit spaces, and non-art venues such as bars and parks. This year’s program explores the implications of a neighborhood “threatened by rampant gentrification,” thus directly addressing Belleville’s own quickly changing demographics.
In his debut solo show since joining Galerie Perrotin, Laurent Grasso presents forty new works, including oil paintings, neon sculptures, and installations containing artifacts such as asteroid bits and ancient astronomy texts. Continuing the artist’s philosophical exploration of reality, which is heavily influenced by Michel Foucault, Grasso’s latest creations are rooted in the real world and are simultaneously full of anachronisms and fantasy.
Laurent Grasso Soleil Double
Laure Prouvost presents a new body of work related to the project for which she was awarded the Turner Prize in 2013. Adding to a fictional narrative she previously established about her grandparents, the new installation features animated collage-tapestries and is meant to evoke a kind of visitor’s center.
Laure Prouvost This is the Visit
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Katinka Bock’s current exhibition, “Populonia,” is titled after a town in Tuscany known for its Eutruscan artifacts, particularly metal objects including helmets, armor, coins, and containers. In her latest sculpture series, Bock imbues her vessels—which reference metal jugs
and pots from this archeological site—with symbolic significance, presenting them as repositories of memory and time.
Titled “Autoritratto nello studio” (Self-portrait in the Studio), Francesco Gennari’s first solo exhibition with Antoine Levi consists of three sculptures made from three materials: white ceramic, Murano glass, and polished pink marble. Typical of Gennari’s practice, he has partnered with master craftsmen in his native Italy to realize each work.
This exhibition, which originated at New York City’s International Center for Photography, brings together over 200 photographs by the Russian-born Jewish photographer. On view are Vishniac’s Berlin streetscapes taken during the rise of Nazi power and powerful images documenting Jewish life across Eastern Europe commissioned by the American Joint Distribution Committee (the world’s largest Jewish relief organization).
Abel Pann Oeuvres de Guerre (1915-1917)