Find new-york events:

Today is:December 01, 2015
Show: scheduled listings only
openings only
all venues


Must See

Tuesday, December 1

  • Ends December 5th 2015

  • When recent Hugo Boss Prize–nominee Ralph Lemon’s ambitious, fractious Scaffold Room premiered last fall at the Walker Art Center, it was met with delirium. “One of the headiest and most beautiful things I’ve seen in I don’t know how long,” Claudia La Rocco wrote in her review, praising its two charismatic protagonists, Okwui Okpokwasili and April Matthis.
    Touchstones for this restive, evolving installation/exhibition/ performance/think-piece include Kathy Acker, Samuel Delany, Amy Winehouse, Beyoncé, and Moms Mabley, a constellation brought together by Lemon’s unique, tenacious vision.
    For its iteration at the Kitchen, an installation will be on view October 30–December 5, while a series of readings, refractions, and performances take place November 3–10. Miss it at your own risk.

    Ralph Lemon & Others Scaffold Room

    Oct 30 - Dec 5, 2015

    The Kitchen

    512 West 19th Street  / +12122555793 /
    Tue - Fri 12pm to 6pm, Sat 11am to 6pm, Tue - Fri 12pm to 6pm, Sat 11am to 6pm

  • The personal is profound, especially in the face of Szapocznikow’s radically deformed figurative sculptures, informed by a childhood steeped in horror within German concentration camps. The twelve works in this exhibition remind one of Adorno’s admonishment regarding poetry after Auschwitz. But Szapocznikow flies in the face of such a warning with an aesthetic that is strangely voluptuous and tender—an ars poetica of gorgeous, merciless life.

    Alina Szapocznikow

    Oct 31 - Dec 5, 2015

    Andrea Rosen Gallery

    525 West 24th Street  / +12126276000 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends December 6th 2015

  • There’s a gentle, almost Victorian quality to Jennifer Bornstein’s blue encaustic rubbings on Kozo paper of her father’s personal effects (a winter jacket, rolls of packing tape, odd bits of small junk). It runs counter to the Cathy Guisewite–style of body awkwardness she’s become quite famous for. Perhaps this tenderness is a joke? It matters not, as the result is lovingly beautiful.

    Jennifer Bornstein New Rubbing And Psychological Tests

    Nov 5 - Dec 6, 2015

    Gavin Brown's Enterprise | 291 Grand Street

    291 Grand Street  / +16469187091 /
    Fri - Sun 12pm to 6pm, Fri - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends December 12th 2015

  • Henrot’s Mad-magazine-meets-Goop approach to disinterring one’s inner anxieties could irritate beyond if she weren’t so damn sharp, chic, and charming. Walk through that lemon-colored gallery with all those wan but pervy paintings and you’ll be gently unhinged, seduced.

    Camille Henrot

    Nov 5 - Dec 12, 2015

    Metro Pictures

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

  • Ends December 19th 2015

  • Mary Heilmann’s voluptuous take on geometric abstraction never fails to sensualize and seduce. Bubblegum-colored chairs, gloppy squares, and a patio table generously topped with a rainbow of teacups pull us into a kind of urbane domesticity that gently looks over the shoulder at Modernist forms through a beach-crushed lens.

    Mary Heilmann Geometrics: Waves, Roads, etc.

    Nov 5 - Dec 19, 2015

    303 Gallery

    507 West 24th Street  / +12122551121 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm, Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Consider that Westermann was a veteran of two major battles of the twentieth century—World War II and the Korean War—and those “charming” little robots and Shaker-style objets that people call “nice” and “cute” suddenly seem a lot more funereal, prosthetic, terrified. Westermann had no problem illustrating the horrors of this dreadful life, but the odd cheeriness of his facture seems to confuse. Take another look—you’ll feel the chill.

    H.C. Westermann See America First

    Nov 2 - Dec 19, 2015

    Venus Over Manhattan

    980 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor  / +12129800700 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends January 2nd 2016

  • Painter Celia Paul’s coal-blackened, lugubrious ladies—arranged by the peerless Hilton Als—feel like something out of Dickens (perhaps drearier sisters of Miss Havisham’s). Installed for the occasion of Verdi’s Otello—and valentines of sorts for the character Desdemona—Paul’s desiccated images terrify and delight.

    Desdemona for Celia by Hilton

    Sep 22, 2015 - Jan 2, 2016

    Gallery Met, Arnold & Marie Schwartz Gallery

    Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, 65th St and Amsterdam  / +12127993100 /
    Mon - Fri 6pm to 9pm, Sat 12pm to 9pm

  • Ends January 10th 2016

  • The apocalypse looks like an exploded testicle via 1950s Hollywood, horror comics, and sickening American suburbia. Throw Freud out the window and indulge yourself in Shaw’s hoo-ha childhood phantasmagoria of weird heterosexual fetish and super-Technicolor LSD-scapes.

    Jim Shaw

    Oct 7, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016

    New Museum

    235 Bowery  / +12122191222 /
    Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends January 31st 2016

  • Walid Raad is a storyteller par excellence. His poetic renderings of Middle Eastern life—via photography, performance, and video—are gorgeous, generous. His vision, perhaps more than anyone else’s, is absolutely vital in this time of Western xenophobia and scapegoating.

    Walid Raad

    Oct 12, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016

    MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

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

  • Ends February 7th 2016

  • There’s a lot of butch realness going on at 99 Gansevoort Street right now with Frank Stella in the house. Your knees quake, your eyes ache, your head’s cracking wide-fucking-open. All that labyrinthine and crushed heavy-metal craziness is doing to you what you always want art to do. You’re overwhelmed, you’re verklempt, you’re giving in to the spell—doesn’t it feel fabulous?

    Frank Stella A Retrospective

    Oct 30, 2015 - Feb 7, 2016

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    99 Gansevoort Street  / +12125703600 /
    Wed 10:30am to 6pm, Sun - Mon 10:30am to 6pm

  • Ends February 14th 2016

  • Stars, hands, bricks, and bodies: These are some of the symbols and talismans from Martin Wong’s bloody pictorial universe. Here was an artist, like Genet, who was keen on imbuing the downtrodden and cast-off with a busted-lip eroticism that quivers like that famous line sung by 1960s girl group The Crystals: “He hit me (and it felt like a kiss) . . .”

    Martin Wong Human Instamatic

    Nov 4, 2015 - Feb 14, 2016

    Bronx Museum of the Arts

    1040 Grand Concourse  / +17186816000 /
    Thu - Sun 11am to 6pm, Fri 11am to 8pm

  • Ends March 7th 2016

  • Uneven, Brobdingnagian, and utterly nuts, this fourth iteration of MoMA PS1’s madhouse art bazaar pushes you into the drunkest cocktail party in town. Curators Peter Eleey, Thomas J. Lax, Douglas Crimp, and Mia Locks—with guest curators Mark Beasley and Jenny Schlenzka—pull out all the stops to showcase everything that is all at once right now in New York City, 2015.

    Greater New York

    Oct 11, 2015 - Mar 7, 2016

    MoMA PS1

    22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue  / +17187842084 /
    Thu - Mon 12pm to 6pm, Thu - Mon 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends December 6th 2015

  • This exhibition dedicated to the Belgian filmmaker and artist (who tragically passed away in October) coincides with the UK premiere of her final film, No Home Movie, 2015. Spanning twenty years and a radical legacy, the exhibition features an eight-channel video installation addressing current violence in the Middle East, which was commissioned for the 2015 Venice Biennale (Now, 2015).

    Chantal Akerman NOW

    Oct 30 - Dec 6, 2015

    Ambika P3

    35 Marylebone Road, University of Westminster  / +442079115876 /
    Tue - Fri 11am to 7pm, Sat - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends December 12th 2015

  • The inaugural show at Gagosian’s third London location features paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by (longtime Gagosian opener) Cy Twombly. Among the works on view (many of which are on loan from the artist’s foundation) are several previously unseen late career large “Bacchus” paintings, whose wild red looping forms evoke the debaucherous Roman god of wine.

    Cy Twombly

    Oct 10 - Dec 12, 2015

    Gagosian Gallery | Grosvenor Hill

    20 Grosvenor Hill  / +442074951500 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends December 13th 2015

  • Ai’s first major show in the UK features everyday objects and sacred artifacts that shed light on the trials of contemporary Chinese life. Grand constellations of bicycles and wooden stools appear more somber in the presence of a bronze cast of the bones of an intellectual who perished in one of Mao’s labor camps.

    Ai Weiwei

    Sep 19 - Dec 13, 2015

    Royal Academy of Arts | Burlington House

    Burlington House, Piccadilly  / +442073008000 /
    Sat - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri 10am to 10pm

  • Ends December 18th 2015

  • Building on his interest in connecting different periods of time, Italian artist Domingo Milella has curated an exhibition that brings together works dating between 1 AD and the present. In addition to Milella’s own photographs, pieces by Darren Almond, Thomas Struth, and Roni Horn dialogue with ancient paintings, sculptures, and artifacts.

    Tempo al Tempo. Art from Anno Domini to Roni Horn

    Nov 4 - Dec 18, 2015

    Roman Road

    69 Roman Road  / +442089817075 /
    Wed - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends December 19th 2015

  • Water gushing through three new fountains designed by the Spanish artist appears to dissolve architecture and transforms the gallery’s ground floor into a multisensorial experience. Upstairs, Iglesias presents two-dimensional renderings of fictional urban and natural landscapes.

    Christina Iglesias Phreatic Zones

    Oct 30 - Dec 19, 2015

    Marian Goodman Gallery | London

    5-8 Lower John Street  / +442070990088 /

  • Ends January 9th 2016

  • Coinciding with Jim Shaw’s survey at the New Museum in New York, this exhibition dedicated to the Los Angeles–based artist focuses on new paintings (all 2015.) Painted on top of used theatrical backdrops, these works weave together fact and fiction with comical and critical references to advertising, children’s stories, and cartoons, as well as Shaw’s own dreams and memories.

    Jim Shaw

    Nov 18, 2015 - Jan 9, 2016

    Simon Lee | London

    12 Berkeley Street  / +442074910100 /
    Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Alina Szapocznikow’s radical postwar sculptures feature harrowing polyester casts of the human body. The fetishistic lamps and other “functional” objects on view here were made in the 1970s using casts of the late Polish artist’s own breasts and lips.

    Alina Szapocznikow The Box: Sculpture - Lampe VIII

    Nov 20, 2015 - Jan 9, 2016

    Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

    6 Heddon Street  / +442077347760 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Ends January 23rd 2016

  • Lesser-known early works by the Dutch master are the focus of this exhibition, the first ever dedicated solely to Mondrian’s figurative landscape paintings. Before his involvement with the De Stijl movement, Mondrian painted barns and farmhouses in a simplified planar style, which foreshadows his iconic geometric abstractions.

    Piet Mondrian Early Mondrian: Painting 1900-1905

    Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 23, 2016

    David Zwirner | London

    24 Grafton Street  / +442035383165 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends January 24th 2016

  • Arguing that Pop was more than just an American phenomenon celebrating Western consumer culture, this fall blockbuster brings together artworks from the 1960s and ’70s from Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition to offering a global view of the Pop movement, the show also challenges the predominant male perspective by presenting work by twenty-five female artists.

    The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop

    Sep 17, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 /
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends April 3rd 2016

  • Following in the footsteps of Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei, the Mexican artist has created a work to fill the Tate’s enormous Turbine Hall. Empty Lot, 2015, consists of 240 triangular soil-filled planters that will, hopefully, sprout during the course of the exhibition.

    Abraham Cruzvillegas Empty Lot

    Oct 13, 2015 - Apr 3, 2016

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 /
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends December 6th 2015

  • This comprehensive retrospective dedicated to Piet Mondrian—the first of its kind in Berlin in almost fifty years—includes works from the 1890s through the 1940s. The bulk of the exhibition comes from the collection of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Netherlands, which lent forty works by the Dutch painter.

    Piet Mondrian. The Line Piet Mondrian

    Sep 4 - Dec 6, 2015


    Niederkirchnerstraße 7  / +4930254860 /
    Wed - Mon 10am to 7pm

  • Ends December 12th 2015

  • Continuing his monumental “Shapes Project,” begun in 2005, Allan McCollum presents a new series, “Shapes Spinoffs,” which comprises 144 hand-lathed ash-wood sculptures. Presented in groups of six, the unique wooden forms are displayed on twenty-four wooden tables.

    Allan McCollum

    Oct 2 - Dec 12, 2015

    Galerie Thomas Schulte

    Charlottenstrasse 24  / +493020608990 /
    Tue - Fri 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends January 16th 2016

  • Mattresses thrown out onto the streets of Los Angeles are the subject of Ed Ruscha’s latest series of paintings. Twelve works depicting these discarded domestic items showing various signs of wear, neglect, and decay are accompanied by three of his signature word pictures spelling out variants on the title of this show, “Metro Mattresses.”

    Ed Ruscha Metro Mattresses

    Oct 31, 2015 - Jan 16, 2016

    Sprüth Magers | Berlin

    Oranienburger Straße 18  / +493028884030 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends January 23rd 2016

  • For her fourth exhibition with this gallery, Lucy McKenzie has created a small studio apartment whose eclectic décor combines furnishings taken from manufacturing, professional, and leisure spheres. This confusing interior setting—which simultaneously evokes domestic, industrial, and religious settings—creates an unsettling display of design’s determination over daily life.

    Lucy McKenzie Inspired by an Atlas of Leprosy

    Nov 20, 2015 - Jan 23, 2016

    Galerie Buchholz | Berlin

    Fasanenstraße 30  / +493088624056 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends January 30th 2016

  • Martha Rosler’s photographs of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, depict a neighborhood in transition. Documenting patterns of gentrification, she reveals the changing face of local storefronts (bodegas, pizza joints, locksmiths, and the like) that now cater to a new crowd altering the fabric of the community.

    Martha Rosler Greenpoint

    Oct 30, 2015 - Jan 30, 2016

    Galerie Nagel Draxler | Berlin

    Weydingerstrasse 2/4  / +493040042641 /
    Tue - Fri 11am to 7pm, Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends January 31st 2016

  • The light installations by American artist Dan Flavin currently on view include a fabulous sculpture made in 1989 with red, pink, yellow, blue, and green fluorescent bulbs on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of Leo Castelli's gallery. The exhibition, which presents works from 1964 to 1992, marks the late artist’s first solo show in Berlin since his 2000 retrospective at the Deutsche Guggenheim.

    Dan Flavin

    Sep 4, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016

    Galerie Bastian

    Am Kupfergraben 10  / +493020673840 /
    Thu - Fri 11am to 5:30pm, Sat 11am to 4pm

  • Ends December 20th 2015

  • Alex Hubbard opens Maccarone’s enormous new Los Angeles space with a series of sultry large-scale works. Hubbard has poured urethane, resin, and fiberglass onto stretcher bars to create glass-like surfaces. Pools of opaque oils in amber, amethyst, sapphire, seaweed green—amid long, thick strokes of auto-body paint—build up compositions over each three-dimensional form.

    Alex Hubbard Basic Perversions

    Sep 19 - Dec 20, 2015

    Maccarone | Los Angeles

    300 South Mission Road  / +13234062587 /
    Wed - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends January 3rd 2016

  • Noah Purifoy’s landmark retrospective exhibition examines the life and work of this seminal sculptor and installation artist whose output incorporated the used and abused detritus of daily life in by turns glamorous, industrial, and suburban Los Angeles. Crucial works displayed here include examples from the 1966 exhibition Purifoy organized, “66 Signs of Neon,” where artists made sculptures with debris from the 1965 Watts Rebellion.

    Noah Purifoy Junk Dada

    Jun 7, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

    5905 Wilshire Boulevard  / +13238576000 /
    Mon - Tue 11am to 5pm, Thu 11am to 5pm, Fri 11am to 8pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 7pm

  • Ends January 9th 2016

  • Titled after a line from a William Carlos Williams poem, legendary choreographer Simone Forti’s show at the Box will feature a broad range of her work, including sculptures and paintings in addition to videos documenting her dances and performances both solo and accompanied. A memorable example of the latter includes footage of Forti performing on a grassy hill with musical accompaniment by composer Charlemagne Palestine.

    Simone Forti ON AN IRON POST

    Nov 14, 2015 - Jan 9, 2016

    The Box

    805 Traction Avenue  / +12136251747 /
    Wed - Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends January 12th 2016

  • Professional troublemaker Frances Stark’s midcareer survey—encompassing 125 drawings, collages, paintings, photos from her popular Instagram account, and video installations—will purportedly address such broadly appealing subjects as “procrastination, the banality of life, failure, success, pride, self-doubt, music, and sadness.” Change a life and bring your favorite teenager.

    UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015

    Oct 11, 2015 - Jan 12, 2016

    Hammer Museum

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

  • Ends January 16th 2016

  • Arriving just in time for his memorable, if involuntary, omnipresence in the music video for a certain Canadian pop star’s hit single, James Turrell’s fifth solo show with this gallery features three large-scale pieces from his “Elliptical Glass” series of LED light and etched glass sculptures along with a choice selection of ink-jet and woodblock prints based on the Aten Reign installation Turrell staged at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum back in 2013. In the memorable words of Drake, come on down and “fuck with” Turrell this fall.

    James Turrell James Turrell

    Nov 8, 2015 - Jan 16, 2016

    Kayne Griffin Corcoran

    1201 South La Brea Avenue  / +13105866886 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends December 19th 2015

  • The French artist collective presents new works that deal with emotional voids. Among the pieces on view are a neon sculpture in the style of a generic OPEN sign that instead reads NOPE and a series of paintings made with anti-climb paint that never dries.

    Claire Fontaine

    Oct 31 - Dec 19, 2015

    Air de Paris

    32 rue Louise Weiss  / +33144230277 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Coinciding with his exhibition of paintings at Gagosian’s rue de Pothieu gallery, Sterling Ruby here displays in a former airplane hanger a new series of large-scale sculptures made from industrial and maritime parts and scrap found around his Los Angeles studio.

    Sterling Ruby

    Oct 18 - Dec 19, 2015

    Gagosian Gallery | Le Bourget

    800 Avenue de l'Europe, Le Bourget  / +33148161647 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • The American artist’s first solo show in Paris takes over both of Gagosian’s galleries in the city. At the rue de Ponthieu location are new paintings from his “Yard” series, all made with rollers and brooms.

    Sterling Ruby

    Oct 21 - Dec 19, 2015

    Gagosian Gallery | Paris

    4 rue de Ponthieu  / +33175000592 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Setting the tone with an essay about Paris by the late Romanian philosopher E. M. Cioran, Danh Vō presents a series of mirrors engraved with lyrics derived from the songbook of experimentally poppy American noise band Xiu Xiu, along with a fossil of a mammoth. Also on view is a new set of photogravure prints of Dr. Joseph M. Carrier, a US military analyst during the Vietnam War, whose archives Vō has previously incorporated into his work.

    Danh Võ

    Oct 22 - Dec 19, 2015

    Galerie Chantal Crousel

    10 rue Charlot  / +33142773887 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends December 31st 2015

  • Daniel Templon teams up with Philippe Van Cauteren, artistic director of S.M.A.K, Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent, to present this tribute to Belgium’s vibrant contemporary art scene. Drawings, paintings, and sculptures by Michaël Borremans, Peter Buggenhout, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Thierry De Cordier, Wim Delvoye, Jan Fabre, Hans Op de Beeck, Luc Tuymans, and Jan Van Imschoot are on loan from public collections, private collectors, and the artists’ own studios.


    Nov 5 - Dec 31, 2015

    Galerie Daniel Templon | Paris

    30 rue Beaubourg  / +33142721410 /
    Mon - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • Ends January 4th 2016

  • Inspired by French economist Jacques Attali’s 2006 book, A Brief History of the Future, Louvre and Palais de Tokyo curators envision the future through a melange of artworks from the past and present. Mark Manders,Tomás Saraceno, Wael Shawky, Camille Henrot, Isabelle Cornaro, Chéri Samba, and Ai Weiwei are among the artists showing under I. M. Pei’s glass pyramid.

    Une brève histoire de l’avenir

    Sep 24, 2015 - Jan 4, 2016

    Musée du Louvre

    Musée du Louvre  / +33140205317 /
    Mon 9am to 6pm, Thu 9am to 6pm, Sat - Sun 9am to 6pm, Fri 9am to 9:30pm

  • Ends January 9th 2016

  • Continuum, William Anastasi’s site-specific installation, was first exhibited in the form of a drawing at New York’s Dwan Gallery in 1970. The version on view here comprises twelve photographs taken inside Jocelyn Wolff's gallery space. Installed on facing walls, each image is meant to reflect the space directly behind the viewer.

    William Anastasi

    Oct 23, 2015 - Jan 9, 2016

    Galerie Jocelyn Wolff

    78, rue Julien-Lacroix  / +33142030565 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends January 24th 2016

  • Weaving stories about geopolitical and historical issues into his work for the past fifteen years, Omer Fast here presents a body of work that investigates the intersection of reality and fiction. In addition to a selection of older works, this exhibition also features a new video, dealing with horror themes and centered around a family, created specifically for the Jeu de Paume and titled Continuity (Diptych).

    Omer Fast Present Continuous

    Oct 20, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016

    Jeu de Paume

    1 place de la Concorde  / +33147031250 /
    Tue 11am to 9pm, Wed - Sun 11am to 7pm

  • Ends February 1st 2016

  • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s solo exhibition takes over the Centre Pompidou with more than thirty works presented as a labyrinth of environmental installations. Eschewing the parameters of a typical retrospective, the French artist references a period that extends well beyond her own lifetime: 1887–2058.

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster 1887 - 2058

    Sep 23, 2015 - Feb 1, 2016

    Centre Pompidou

    Place Georges-Pompidou  / +33144781233 /
    Wed - Mon 11am to 10pm

  • Ends February 16th 2016

  • Presenting more than four hundred works (including the masterpiece La Jungle, 1943, on loan from New York’s Museum of Modern Art), this exhibition aims to reposition the Cuban artist within the art historical canon by emphasizing his influence on European and American artists. This retrospective includes works spanning the 1930s to the 1970s: a period during which Lam worked in Cuba, France, America, and Spain.

    Wifredo Lam

    Sep 30, 2015 - Feb 16, 2016

    Centre Pompidou

    Place Georges-Pompidou  / +33144781233 /
    Wed - Mon 11am to 10pm

  • Ends October 1st 2016

  • The Icelandic artist’s first solo show in France was inspired by an epic novel by Nobel laureate and fellow Icelander Halldór Laxness. Among the new works created specifically for the Palais de Tokyo: a repeating performance of a fleeting encounter, a video installation of idealized portraits, and a theatrical freestanding painting depicting an icy mountain.


    Oct 21, 2015 - Oct 1, 2016

    Palais de Tokyo

    13, Avenue du Président Wilson  / +33147235401 /
    Tue - Sun 12pm to 9pm

  • Ends December 13th 2015

  • Organized by Italian writer and curator Francesco Stocchi, the Fondazione Carriero’s inaugural exhibition brings together works by Gianni Colombo, Giorgio Griffa, and Davide Balula. Designed as a trialogue between artists of different generations with distinct but related visual vocabularies, the exhibition describes various ways that space is experienced.

    Gianni Colombo, Giorgio Griffa, Davide Balula imaginarii

    Sep 6 - Dec 13, 2015
  • Ends December 19th 2015

  • Enrico Castellani’s consistently monochrome canvases are stretched over nails to create three-dimensional elevations and depressions. Fifteen such works by the Italian painter show the artist confounding the traditional flat surface picture plane—creating stunning illusions of motion and depth—from the 1960s into the 2000s.

    Enrico Castellani Alla radice del non illusorio (At the roots of the not illusory)

    Sep 22 - Dec 19, 2015

    Cardi Gallery | Milan

    Corso di Porta Nuova 38  / +390245478189 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 7pm

  • Ends January 10th 2016

  • A retrospective presented in reverse order, this exhibition includes more than ninety sculptural works by Piacentino made between 1965 and 2015. Influenced by the perfection and precision of manufacturing design (particularly motorbikes, which inspired many of his best-known pieces), Piacentino has continually used industrial materials and processes to make nonfunctional objects.

    Gianni Piacentino

    Nov 7, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016

    Fondazione Prada | Milan

    Largo Isarco 2  / +390256662612 /
    10am to 9pm daily

  • With more than one-hundred photographs, this exhibition by the quintessential Japanese street photographer is the largest presentation of his work in Italy to date. Although Moriyama is best known for his grainy, often overexposed black-and-white photographs, curator Filippo Maggia has focused this show on Moriyama’s newer, vibrantly colored images of Japanese street life from the 1960s to the1980s.

    Daido Moriyama In Color

    Nov 8, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016

    Galleria Carla Sozzani

    Corso Como 10 /
    Sun - Tue 10:30am to 7:30pm, Fri - Sat 10:30am to 9pm

  • Ends January 15th 2016

  • The American artist’s first solo exhibition in Milan includes new photographs of intricate cinematically lit miniature scenes created in the artist’s studio. Relating art-historical references to current events, Casebere revisits Caspar David Friedrich’s romantic landscapes in the age of climate change.

    James Casebere

    Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 15, 2016

    Lisson Gallery | Milan

    Via Zenale 3  / +390289050608 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 1pm, Mon - Fri 3pm to 6pm

  • Ends January 29th 2016

  • Manna, the miraculous bread that sustained the Hebrews fleeing slavery in Egypt, is the subject of the young Brazilian artist’s current exhibition. Inverting key elements of the story, Rocha Pitta presents bread filled with sand.

    Matheus Rocha Pitta No Hay Pan

    Oct 28, 2015 - Jan 29, 2016


    Via Cristoforo Gluck, 50  / +390245484623 /
    Tue - Fri 10am to 1pm, Tue - Fri 3pm to 7pm