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  • Ends July 25th 2014

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    Carl Andre’s conviction to form comes through in this show, which presents sculptures in cedar, sandstone, and steel, created over a period of thirty years. The striated bricks in the “Isohedron” series engage the capacious gallery, beckoning at works like Ferox and Ninth Steel Corner, which sit weathered and rusted at the back of the space. A retrospective of the artist is currently on view at the Dia:Beacon.

    Carl Andre

    May 25 - Jul 25, 2014

    Paula Cooper Gallery | 534 West 21st Street

    534 West 21st Street  / +12122551105 / paulacoopergallery.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

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    Louise Lawler’s “tracings"—sketches of photographs featuring artworks in private collections and storage houses—are the subject of her latest exhibition at Metro Pictures. Printed on vinyl and mounted directly to the wall, the works lend themselves to a range of concerns, from the malleability of the photograph to the mechanics of the market and the artist’s negotiation of that increasingly Brobdingnagian machine.

    Louise Lawler No Drones

    Jun 5 - Jul 25, 2014

    Metro Pictures

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

  • Ends August 8th 2014

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    Fifty years after their American debut, Marcel Duchamp’s editioned readymades—including Fountain, Bicycle Wheel, Hat Rack, and Traveler’s Folding Item—are again on view, and in the same building in which they were originally presented. The issues of artistic integrity addressed in that show, which paralleled the rise of Pop and presaged the appropriationist methods deployed by artists of the Pictures Generation, haunt this one, too. With the Jeff Koons retrospective right down the road, this exhibition couldn’t be better timed.

    Marcel Duchamp

    Jun 26 - Aug 8, 2014

    Gagosian Gallery | 980 Madison Avenue

    980 Madison Avenue  / +12127442313 / gagosian.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 24th 2014

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    For Brazilian artist Lygia Clark's first comprehensive exhibition in North America, MoMA presents three hundred of the artist's drawings, paintings, sculptures, and participatory works from the late 1940s to the early 1980s. The survey, drawn from both public and private collections, organizes the artist’s work into three key themes: abstraction, Neo-concretism, and the “abandonment” of art.

    Lygia Clark The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988

    May 10 - Aug 24, 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 September 1st 2014

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    The first comprehensive US survey of Italian Futurism presents more than 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 September 7th 2014

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    In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Andy Warhol’s contribution to the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the Queens Museum shows nine paintings made with the screens the artist used to create the controversial 13 Most Wanted Men, 1964, a work that depicted the enlarged mug shots of thirteen of the NYPD’s most-wanted criminals of 1962. Another 175 related objects are also on view.

    Andy Warhol 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair

    Apr 27 - Sep 7, 2014

    Queens Museum

    New York City Building, Flushing Meadows  / +17185929700 / queensmuseum.org
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 6pm

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    For Maria Lassnig’s most significant survey ever presented in the United States, MoMA PS1 exhibits fifty of the artist’s paintings as well as a selection of watercolors and filmic works—most of which have never been shown in the US. The included works span all periods of the artist’s career, from her early graphic abstractions produced in Paris to her later figural representations.

    Maria Lassnig

    Mar 9 - Sep 7, 2014

    MoMA PS1

    22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue  / +17187842084 / momaps1.org
    Thu - Mon 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends October 19th 2014

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    This exhaustive retrospective is the first to examine Jeff Koons’s career in its entirety. Curator Scott Rothkopf, associate director of programs at the Whitney, has reconstituted Koons’s groundbreaking series in a chronological narrative that asserts the artist 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

    Jun 27 - Oct 19, 2014

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street  / +12125703600 / whitney.org
    Wed - Thu 11am to 6pm, Fri 1pm to 9pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 6pm

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    This historical exhibition of work by New York–based dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer presents live performances (a forty-five-minute dance program takes place four times daily) alongside writings, sketches, scores, documentary photographs, and experimental films. Together, these elements provide a rich, multidisciplinary study of Rainer’s practice between 1961 and 1972.

    Yvonne Rainer Yvonne Rainer: Dance Works

    Jul 11 - Aug 10, 2014

    Raven Row

    56 Artillery Lane  / +442073774300 / ravenrow.org
    Wed - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends July 12th 2014

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    Coinciding with the installation of Ai Weiwei’s sculptures at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (through November 2), Lisson Gallery’s presentation of new works by the Chinese artist includes a massive installation made of bicycles. Some of the sculptures on view relate directly to the artist’s eighty-one-day detention in a windowless cell in 2011, while others describe his quotidian experiences in Beijing.

    Ai Wei Wei

    May 23 - Jul 12, 2014

    Lisson Gallery | London

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

  • Ends July 25th 2014

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    Featuring work from the 1960s to 2014, Bridget Riley’s retrospective at David Zwirner marks the artist’s first major survey in London since her 2003 Tate London exhibition. Focusing on Riley’s signature stripes—a motif the artist has returned to again and again throughout her long career—the selected works reveal a striking variety in terms of color, composition, and optical illusion.

    Bridget Riley The Stripe Paintings 1961-2014

    Jun 13 - Jul 25, 2014

    David Zwirner | London

    24 Grafton St  / +442035383165 / davidzwirner.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 26th 2014

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    Though best known for her large-scale sculptures, Phyllida Barlow has also produced an impressive oeuvre of works on paper over the course of her fifty-plus-year career. A veritable archive of drawings—created before, during, and after the creation of her sculptures—is the focus of the current show at Hauser & Wirth and of Barlow’s concurrent installation at the Tate Britain (through October 19).

    Phyllida Barlow drawings

    May 22 - Jul 26, 2014

    Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row

    23 Savile Row  / +442072872300 / hauserwirth.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

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    New York–based Cheyney Thompson shows a group of new paintings made in response to Albert Munsell’s three-dimensional color system. Using a complex algorithm to decide on the hues, saturations, and values of Munsell’s ten primary colors, Thompson has depicted a random walk of 8032 steps as a series of colorfully painted pixels.

    Cheyney Thompson Drunks

    Jun 7 - Jul 26, 2014

    Campoli Presti | London

    223 Cambridge Heath Road  / +442077394632 / campolipresti.com
    Tue - Fri 10:30am to 6:30pm, Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 6am

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    Presenting a suite of monumental paintings by Sean Scully, the exhibition at Timothy Taylor Gallery marks the first time he is showing new work in London since 2010. Here, the highlight is a five-panel painting on aluminum, which signals a new direction for the artist.

    Sean Scully Kind of Red

    Jun 10 - Jul 26, 2014

    Timothy Taylor Gallery

    15 Carlos Place  / +442074093344 / timothytaylorgallery.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

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    In addition to nine new oil-on-linen paintings, Adrian Ghenie’s current exhibition features “The Darwin Room,” 2013–14, a room within a room installation consisting of authentic eighteenth- and nineteenth-century furniture, flooring, and wall panels. The design is based on a space that appears in a 1632 painting by Rembrandt, which Ghenie has re-created as a three-dimensional environment.

    Adrian Ghenie Golems

    Jun 12 - Jul 26, 2014

    Pace Gallery | 6-10 Lexington Street

    6-10 Lexington Street, First floor  / +442074371050 / pacegallerylondon.com

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    The first ever solo show of Jenny Saville’s paintings in London features new works inspired by the ancient Egyptian archeological site at Oxyrhynchus. Charcoal silhouettes drawn over oil paintings evoke the timeless practice of sketching while alluding to various unearthed treasures.

    Jenny Saville Oxyrhynchus

    Jun 13 - Jul 26, 2014

    Gagosian Gallery | Britannia Street

    6-24 Britannia Street  / +442078419960 / gagosian.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 27th 2014

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    For his first major exhibition of paintings in Britain in nearly fifteen years, Julian Schnabel is presenting a selection of new and rarely seen works made over the past two decades. Though the artist is known for incorporating sculpture, architecture, film, and photography into his works, the current exhibition focuses solely on the artist's paintings.

    Julian Schnabel Every Angel Has a Dark Side

    Apr 25 - Jul 27, 2014

    Dairy Art Centre

    7a Wakefield, St. Bloomsbury  / +442077138900 / dairyartcentre.org.uk
    Wed - Fri 10am to 5pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 5pm

  • Ends August 9th 2014

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    Jimmie Durham takes over the entire bi-level gallery with two site-specific installations. On the ground floor, oil barrels painted with “chameleon” automobile paint, which changes colors depending on one’s perspective, are scattered amid brightly colored animal skeletons, car parts, and plastic pipes leaking mysterious fluids. The wall installation on the first floor, by contrast, is sparse and sober, featuring a black-and-white drawing of animals.

    Jimmie Durham Traces and Shiny Evidence

    Jun 11 - Aug 9, 2014

    Parasol unit

    14 Wharf Road  / +442074907373 / parasol-unit.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 5pm

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    Representing a new direction in the artist’s work, Aaron Curry’s latest large-scale paintings show illusionistic representations of monstrous figures and hideous heads. Using an acidic palette of purples, oranges, and greens, Curry references diverse artistic styles ranging from Juan Gris to Garbage Pail Kids trading cards.

    Aaron Curry Paintings

    Jun 6 - Aug 9, 2014

    Michael Werner | London

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

  • Ends August 15th 2014

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    For his sixth exhibition at Sadie Coles, Jim Lambie is showing new works that vary dramatically in terms of media and scale. Continuing his typical practice of using found objects as catalysts, Lambie incorporates ready-mades into paintings, sculptures, and installations.

    Jim Lambie Answer Machine

    Jun 11 - Aug 15, 2014

    Sadie Coles | 62 Kingly Street

    62 Kingly Street  / +442074938611 / sadiecoles.com

  • Ends August 25th 2014

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    Ed Atkins’s largest solo exhibition in a public institution in his native UK features the multiscreen video work Ribbons, 2014, which takes over the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Transforming the gallery into an environment filled with sound, bodies, light, and color, the site-specific installation is accompanied by texts, images, and additional videos.

    Ed Atkins

    Jun 11 - Aug 25, 2014

    Serpentine Galleries

    Kensington Gardens  / +442072981515 / serpentinegalleries.org
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 12th 2014

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    Since Elizabeth Peyton first engaged with the work of German composer Richard Wagner in 2011, when she created new paintings for an exhibition at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, the artist has made many works related to opera. Her current show features portraits and still lifes inspired by Wagner’s nineteenth-century opera Tannhäuser.

    Elizabeth Peyton Da scheinest Du, oh lieblichster der Sterne

    Jun 13 - Jul 12, 2014

    neugerriemschneider

    Linienstraße 155  / +493028877277 / neugerriemschneider.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Opens July 17th 2014

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    Focusing on Otto Piene’s early artistic career in the 1960s and early ’70s, the exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie presents a large-scale re-creation of a projection Peine originally produced in New York in 1967 while collaborating with the ZERO group. Shown in the large hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie, Pienne’s handpainted slides create an experience that the artist has described as a “poetic journey through space.”

    Otto Piene More Sky

    Jul 17 - Aug 31, 2014

    Neue Nationalgalerie

    Potsdamer Straße 50  / +49302662651 / neue-nationalgalerie.de
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends July 26th 2014

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    Huma Bhabha’s first solo exhibition in Berlin reflects the Pakistan-born, New York–based artist’s recent experience in Germany, as an artist-in-residence at Berlin’s American Academy. The sculptures and collages made during her residency in 2013 make reference to German Expressionism as well as the work of Georg Baselitz and Anselm Keifer.

    Huma Bhabha

    May 2 - Jul 26, 2014

    VW (VeneKlasen/Werner)

    Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse 26  / +4930816160418 / vwberlin.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

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    Vera Lutter’s latest photographs were made using a camera obscura—a darkened room with a pinhole that projects an upside down image onto photographic paper mounted on the back wall—though these new works show the artist treating less recognizable subjects than she has in the past with the same technique. The subjects of her current exhibition include a Romanesque medieval abbey, a radio telescope in Germany, and a forest in upstate New York.

    Vera Lutter

    Jun 14 - Jul 26, 2014
  • Ends August 2nd 2014

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    On the occasion of the publication of the catalogue, TITTIPUSSIDAD, conceived designed and edited by Julian Simmons and documenting Sarah Lucas’s trip to Mexico in 2012, Contemporary Fine Arts presents an exhibition of photographs from the catalogue, original sculptures by Lucas, and a sixty-nine-minute film also made by Simmons during their Mexican adventure.

    Sarah Lucas, Julian Simmons Tittipussidad

    Jun 13 - Aug 2, 2014

    Contemporary Fine Arts (CFA)

    Am Kupfergraben 10  / +49302887870 / cfa-berlin.com
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 3rd 2014

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    Bringing together a diverse range of local and international artistic perspectives, the Eighth Berlin Biennale, curated by Juan A. Gaitán, takes over four venues across Berlin. Many participating artists have created new works specifically for the event, which, overall, endeavors to present fresh perspectives on the city itself.

    May 29 - Aug 3, 2014

    Berlin Biennale

    Auguststraße 69  / +49302434590 / www.berlinbiennale.de

  • Ends August 23rd 2014

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    Timed to coincide with the traveling Philip Guston exhibition (at Hamburg's Sammlung Falckenberg until May 25; then at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk until June 28), Aurel Scheibler is showing three of the late artist's charcoal drawings along with seven oil paintings. While two early paintings from 1961 and 1962 show Guston working in a fully abstract style, the later works reveal the artist's mature figurative style.

    Philip Guston

    May 2 - Aug 23, 2014

    Aurel Scheibler

    Schöneberger Ufer 71  / +493025938607 / aurelscheibler.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends September 13th 2014

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    Presenting photographs made between 1968 and 1971, this exhibition focuses on Zofia Kulik’s earliest artistic work, made while Kulik was still a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Select fragments from a large body of work show the artist's interest in the relationship—and theoretical intersection—between film and sculpture.

    Zofia Kulik Instead of Sculpture – Sequences 1968-71

    May 2 - Sep 13, 2014

    Zak | Branicka

    Lindenstrasse 34-35, Third Floor  / +493061107375 / zak-branicka.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • 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

  • Ends September 7th 2014

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    “Made in LA” is the second biennial of artists from Los Angeles. Curated this year by Michael Ned Holte and Connie Butler (after the initial cocurator, Karin Higa, passed away), the show continues to offer a dynamic and strong range of voices.

    Made in L.A. 2014

    Jun 15 - Sep 7, 2014

    Hammer Museum

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

  • 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 July 14th 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 14, 2014

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Paris | Pantin

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

  • Ends July 19th 2014

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    This show juxtaposes Jacques Villeglé’s colorful décollages made of torn and graffitied posters in the 1960s and ’70s with Brassaï’s early black-and-white photographs of anonymous street drawings and wall carvings from the 1930s. In addition to resulting from a similar practice of roaming the streets of Paris, these artists’ works reflect a common conceptual and aesthetic appreciation of graffiti.

    Brassaï Graffiti

    Jun 5 - Jul 19, 2014

    Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois

    36, rue de Seine  / +33146346107 / galerie-vallois.com
    Mon - Sat 10:30am to 7:30pm

  • Ends July 26th 2014

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    Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota’s current exhibition transforms the gallery with a dramatic installation featuring vintage suitcases hanging at various heights from bright red threads. Also on view is a recent series of smaller woven sculptures.

    Chiharu Shiota Small Room

    Jun 7 - Jul 26, 2014

    Galerie Daniel Templon | Paris

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

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    For this exhibition, Anish Kapoor selected four of his own works to be presented with four works by the late artist James Lee Byars (whose retrospective is currently on view at MoMA PS1). The result is an artistic dialogue about form that leaps across boundaries of time, style, material, and scale.

    Anish Kapoor & James Lee Byars

    May 27 - Jul 26, 2014

    Kamel Mennour | 6 Rue du Pont de Lodi

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

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    For this exhibition, Anish Kapoor selected four of his own works to be presented with four works by the late artist James Lee Byars (whose retrospective is currently on view at MoMA PS1). The result is an artistic dialogue about form that leaps across boundaries of time, style, material, and scale.

    Anish Kapoor & James Lee Byars

    May 27 - Jul 26, 2014

    Galerie Kamel Mennour | 47 rue Saint-André des arts

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

  • Ends August 23rd 2014

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    Focusing on sculptures Joel Shapiro produced in New York in the 1980s, the current exhibition at Karsten Greve’s Paris gallery illustrates the tension between pure abstraction and suggested figuration that defines the artist’s oeuvre. The human-scale of Shapiro’s monochrome and polychrome constructions’ and the fact that they are presented without pedestals affirms the objects’ real-world presence, even in the context of the white-cube gallery space.

    Joel Shapiro Wood Plaster Paint

    May 3 - Aug 23, 2014

    Galerie Karsten Greve | Paris

    5 rue Debelleyme  / +33142771937 / galerie-karsten-greve.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 7pm

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    This exhibition dedicated to late French-Norwegian artist Anna-Eva Bergman marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in Paris in nearly twenty years. Featuring paintings made during the final decade of the artist’s life (1977–1987), the works on view are bold abstractions in blue, black, white, and silver leaf.

    Anna Eva Bergman Paintings 1977 - 1987

    Jun 28 - Aug 23, 2014

    Galerie Jérôme Poggi

    2 rue Beaubourg  / +33951025188 / galeriepoggi.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends August 24th 2014

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    This major retrospective dedicated to the late Argentinian-born, Milan-based artist showcases more than 200 sculptures, paintings, and installations. Demonstrating that Fontana’s practice extended well beyond his famous “Tagli” series (the slashed canvases the artist began to make in the late 1950s), this comprehensive exhibition includes fascinating, lesser-known bodies of work including large-scale ceramics from the 1930s, now making their debut here in France.

    Lucio Fontana Retrospective

    Apr 25 - Aug 24, 2014

    Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MaM)

    11 avenue du Président Wilson  / +33153674000 / mam.paris.fr
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm

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    This exhibition dedicated to California photographer Lewis Baltz, who belongs to the same generation as Jan Dibbets, Douglas Huebler, and Bruce Nauman, plays up the cinematic quality of Baltz’s photographs—linking them to films by Hitchcock, Godard, and Antonioni. The show is Baltz’s largest in France since his retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1993.

    Lewis Baltz Common Objects

    May 23 - Aug 24, 2014

    Le Bal

    6, Impasse de La Défense  / +33144707556 / le-bal.com
    Wed 12pm to 8pm, Sun 11am to 7pm

  • Ends August 31st 2014

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    This exhibition dedicated to Belgian designer Dries Van Noten juxtaposes iconic pieces from his men’s and women’s collections against textiles and fashions from the museum’s permanent collection. Rounding out the show are videos, musical selections, film clips, photographs, and artworks (by the likes of Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, Yves Klein, Elizabeth Peyton, and Victor Vasarely) on loan from public and private collections, all of which have served as inspiration to Van Noten throughout his career.

    Dries Van Noten

    Mar 1 - Aug 31, 2014

    Les Arts Décoratifs

    107, rue de Rivoli  / +33144555750 / http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/
    Tue - Sun 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 9pm

  • 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

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    For its first edition, Sèvres Outdoors has invited twenty-five Paris galleries to present large-scale sculptures on the manicured grounds of the Cité de la céramique (home to France’s national porcelain factory, a technical school, and a museum.) Among the thirty-three sculptures on view are works by Carsten Höller, Guillaume Leblon, Atelier Van Lieshout, Markus Lupertz, and Elmar Trenkwalder (who recently did an artist residency at Sèvres and currently has a solo show in the museum, through October 27).

    Jun 30 - Sep 21, 2014

    Sèvres Outdoors

    2 Place de la Manufacture  / +33146292200 / sevresoutdoors2014.com

  • Ends September 22nd 2014

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    The current retrospective of self-taught artist Martial Raysse features more than 200 works—paintings, sculptures, films, photographs, and drawings—made over the course of a fifty-year career that brought the artist together with the likes of Yves Klein, Raymond Hains, Jean Tinguely, and Jacques Villeglé. Pushing beyond Raysse’s affiliation with the new realist movement, the exhibition highlights the artist’s individual position: “the hygiene of vision.”

    Martial Raysse

    May 14 - Sep 22, 2014

    Centre Pompidou

    Place Georges-Pompidou  / +33144781233 / www.centrepompidou.fr
    Wed - Mon 11am to 10pm

  • Ends July 15th 2014

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    Having investigated possibilities within gray monochromes since 1969, British artist Alan Charlton continues along this course with his current exhibition at A arte Invernizzi. Charlton’s latest body of work—gray-painted triangular canvases in varying sizes—relates directly to the gallery’s bilevel exhibition spaces.

    Alan Charlton Triangle Paintings

    May 8 - Jul 15, 2014

    A arte Invernizzi

    Via D. Scarlatti 12  / +390229402855 / aarteinvernizzi.it
    Mon - Fri 10am to 7pm

  • Ends July 18th 2014

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    For his second show at Prometeogallery, Iraqi-born Berlin-based Hiwa-K presents an installation comprised of sixteen black-and-white TV sets. The televisions, whose screens are decorated with colorful plastic cutouts, reference the artist’s youth in Iraqi Kurdistan in the 1970s, when it was common to add color to black-and-white programs by covering TV screens with green, red, yellow, or blue plastic film.

    Hiwa-K My Father's color periods

    May 8 - Jul 18, 2014

    Prometeogallery | Milan

    Via Giovanni Ventura 3  / +390226924450 / prometeogallery.com
    Mon - Fri 10:30am to 6:30pm

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    Working in collaboration, the artists Thomas Grünfeld and Gary Hume have created an artistic dialogue specifically for MDC’s Milan gallery. Featuring several new pieces by both artists, the exhibition juxtaposes Grünfeld’s felt sculptures, mirror installations, and “Eye Paintings” with Hume’s similarly shiny, reflective, and mysterious paintings and sculptures. The overall installation is a unique mise-en-scène that simultaneously represents a singular world vision and two distinctly separate universes.

    Thomas Grünfeld & Gary Hume IRON & DIAMONDS

    May 27 - Jul 18, 2014

    Massimo De Carlo | Milan

    Via Giovanni Ventura, 5  / +390270003987 / massimodecarlo.com
    Tue - Sat 11:30am to 7:30pm

  • Ends July 20th 2014

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    Featuring twelve installations made between 1970 and 2014, “Installations” is the first Italian exhibition dedicated to the work of Brazilian Conceptual artist Cildo Meileres. Immersive and disorienting, Meireles’s symbolic works appeal to all of the viewer’s senses—sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.

    Cildo Meireles Cildo Meireles. Installations

    Mar 26 - Jul 20, 2014

    HangarBicocca

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

  • Ends July 25th 2014

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    Having created word sculptures from old signage since 1991, Jack Pierson is presenting four new such sculptures at Galleria Christian Stein. The individual words and phrases evoked by the mismatched vintage lettering range from personal to political to poetic.

    Jack Pierson

    Apr 29 - Jul 25, 2014

    Galleria Christian Stein

    Corso Monforte 23  / +390276393301 / galleriachristianstein.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 7pm