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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 September 28th 2014

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    For “Here and Elsewhere,” curator Massimiliano Gioni aims to counter any notion that contemporary art in the Arab world might be homogeneous. Instead, his large survey of art in the Middle East—including works by forty-five artists from fifteen countries—focuses on a group with practices that might conceptually or aesthetically reference the Middle East, but which extend far beyond the purview of mere geography.

    Here and Elsewhere

    Jul 16 - Sep 28, 2014

    New Museum

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

    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

  • Ends October 26th 2014

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    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

    Jul 17 - Oct 26, 2014

    The Studio Museum in Harlem

    144 West 125th Street  / +12128644500 / studiomuseum.org
    Thu - Fri 12pm to 9pm, Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 6pm

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    Day and night throughout the month of August, a new work by UK artist Ian Whittlesea consisting of a single light bulb will illuminate the gallery space. The regular, slow pulse of the bulb, whose light fades from bright to dark, relates to Whittlesea’s on-going exploration of Mazdaznan breathing techniques taught by abstract painter Johannes Itten at the Bauhaus art school in the 1920s.

    Ian Whittlesea A Breathing Bulb

    Aug 8 - Sep 6, 2014

    Marlborough Contemporary

    6 Ablemarle Street  / +442076295161 / marlboroughcontemporary.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 5:30pm, Sat 10am to 4pm

  • 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 10th 2014

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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 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 23rd 2014

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    “No Drones” presents a series of tracings Louise Lawler made from her own photographs. Working with artist and children’s book illustrator Jon Buller, Lawler transformed these tracings into wall drawings made of black adhesive vinyl. Playing with notions of scale and permanence, works from this series can be printed at any size and the outputs destroyed after each presentation.

    Louise Lawler No Drones

    Jul 1 - Aug 23, 2014

    Sprüth Magers | London

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

  • Ends August 24th 2014

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    The third solo exhibition of Peter Hujar’s photographs at Maureen Paley reminds us of a gritty 1970s New York City that has long since faded away. Also on view, Hujar’s arresting black-and-white portraits, which Susan Sontag poetically described in her intro to Hujar’s 1976 Portraits of Life and Death, the only catalogue published during the artist’s lifetime, as “fleshed and moist-eyed friends and acquaintances.”

    PETER HUJAR

    Jul 19 - Aug 24, 2014

    Maureen Paley

    21 Herald Street  / +442077294112 / maureenpaley.com
    Wed - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • 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 September 7th 2014

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    The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture

    Jun 17 - Sep 7, 2014

    Hayward Gallery

    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road  / +442079604200 / http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/hayward-gallery
    Mon 12pm to 6pm, Tue - Wed 10am to 6pm, Thu - Fri 10am to 8pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends September 14th 2014

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    The retrospective dedicated to Italian artist Giulio Paolini collects fifty years of work in which the artist ponders the relationship between viewer and artwork. Having begun his career as part of the Arte Povera movement in the 1960s, Paolini remains relevant with recent works that raise questions about authorship and materiality in today’s digital age.

    Giulio Paolini Giulio Paolini: To Be or Not to Be

    Jul 9 - Sep 14, 2014

    Whitechapel Gallery

    77 - 82 Whitechapel High Street  / +442075227888 / whitechapelgallery.org
    Tue - Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends September 28th 2014

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    Gilbert & George’s recent series “Scapegoating Pictures for London” features a motif of nitrous oxide canisters—known as “whippets” or “hippy crack” when used recreationally—whose bomb-like forms evoke current-event issues ranging from drug abuse to warfare and terrorism. Emphasizing these paintings’ sinister nature, the artists themselves variably appear as skeletons or masked figures.

    Gilbert & George

    Jul 18 - Sep 28, 2014

    White Cube | Bermondsey

    144 – 152 Bermondsey Street  / +442079305373 / whitecube.com
    Wed - Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • 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 10th 2014

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    Produced by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (where it was shown last spring), this buzzy exhibition brings together more than 300 objects related to David Bowie’s career and personal life. In addition to showcasing artifacts ranging from the performer’s flashy costumes to his handwritten set lists, the exhibition creates an immersive multimedia experience through numerous audio and visual clips from concerts, music videos, and films.

    David Bowie

    May 20 - Aug 10, 2014

    Martin-Gropius-Bau

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

  • Opens August 14th 2014

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    This short-term exhibition centers on a collaborative performance by Japanese artists Junko Wada and Takehito Koganezawa. Wada’s paintings, which develop out of her dance performances, will be on view for ten days as part of Haus Am Waldsee’s summer visitor program.

    Junko Wada Summer Visitor

    Aug 14 - 24, 2014

    Haus am Waldsee

    Argentinische Allee 30  / +49308018935 / hausamwaldsee.de
    Tue - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • 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

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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 - Aug 23, 2014

    neugerriemschneider

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

  • Ends August 31st 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 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 November 9th 2014

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    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 semi-abstract color Polaroids.

    Walker Evans Walker Evans. A Life's Work

    Jul 25 - Nov 9, 2014

    Martin-Gropius-Bau

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

  • Ends Today, 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 August 23rd 2014

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    Animated by works that buzz, pulse, shiver, and hum, “Technokinesis” immerses in a space both virtual and physical. Artists alert to the shaky term “post-Internet,” such as Ian Cheng, Michael E. Smith, and Nina Canell, are presented alongside idiosyncratic Conceptualists Jason Dodge and veterans such as Robert Breer and Dennis Oppenheim. Curated by Jenny Jaskey and Andrea Neustein, “Technokinesis” has an East Coast counterpart at Blum & Poe’s New York space.

    Technokinesis

    Jul 12 - Aug 23, 2014

    Blum & Poe | Los Angeles

    2727 S. La Cienega Boulevard  / +13108362062 / blumandpoe.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 24th 2014

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    For their Los Angeles debut, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla continue their investigations of biosemiotics and biomusicology. On view is Apotomē, 2013, a video work based on a 1798 concert for elephants in Paris and named after a ratio in music that denotes the excess of human sensation. A new performance has also been produced by the duo, which similarly probes what is human and what is not.

    Allora & Calzadilla

    Jun 27 - Aug 24, 2014

    Gallery at REDCAT

    631 West 2nd Street  / +12132372800 / redcat.org/gallery
    Tue - Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends September 6th 2014

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    Allan Sekula’s “Ship of Fools” constituted an eighteen-month-long international campaign against a system of maritime shipping that used substandard vessels and exploitative labor conditions. The photographic series is his final major body of work.

    Allan Sekula Ship of Fools

    Jul 3 - Sep 6, 2014

    Christopher Grimes Gallery

    916 Colorado Avenue  / +13105873373 / cgrimes.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5:30pm

  • 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 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 9th 2014

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    Adopting the coinage “protograph” to describe the moment just before or after an image is captured and immortalized by a camera, Oscar Muñoz’s retrospective at the Jeu de Paume brings together four decades of work by the Colombian artist. Not limited to photography, the exhibition demonstrates the wide breath of Muñoz’s oeuvre, which also includes printmaking, drawing, installations, video, and sculpture.

    Oscar Muñoz Protographs

    Jun 3 - Sep 9, 2014

    Jeu de Paume

    1 place de la Concorde  / +33147031250 / http://www.jeudepaume.org/
    Tue 11am to 9pm, Wed - Sun 11am to 7pm

  • 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 31st 2014

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    Danish artist Kasper Sonne makes paintings by coating canvases with an even and pristine layer of industrial paint and then pouring chemical solvent over the surfaces, which causes different color stains to appear. In addition to several such paintings, Sonne’s current exhibition includes a film made with nonrepresentational images (text) and an installation of small vials filled with New York City rainwater.

    Kasper Sonne Bad Chemistry

    Jun 12 - Jul 31, 2014

    Brand New Gallery

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

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    The exhibition’s title, “Munari Polytechnic,” refers to the multifaceted career of Bruno Munari, in which he combined industrial and artistic practices while working as a designer, writer, and sculptor. Looking forward in addition to backward, the retrospective makes a strong case for Munari’s influence on a younger generation of artists.

    Bruno Munari

    Apr 6 - Jul 31, 2014

    Museo Del Novecento

    Palazzo dell'Arengario, Via Marconi, 1  / +390243353522 / museodelnovecento.org
    Mon 2:30pm to 7:30pm, Thu - Sat 9:30am to 10:30pm

  • Ends August 2nd 2014

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    Jessica Stockholder brings to Milan a new series of assemblages made of brightly colored domestic objects including lamps, chairs, and kitchen utensils. Characteristically, the Chicago-based artist’s playful works conjure both abstract and narrative associations.

    Jessica Stockholder Glimpse

    May 28 - Aug 2, 2014

    Galleria Raffaella Cortese - Via Stradella 7

    Via Stradella 7  / +39022043555 / galleriaraffaellacortese.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 7:30pm

  • Ends August 8th 2014

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    With her current exhibition, Los Angeles–based artist Shannon Ebner adds to her ongoing project “Black Box Collision A,” a series of seventeen large-scale photographs of the letter A. The photos are accompanied by another ongoing piece—the continuation of a long-form poem, which is both a visual and linguistic mash-up.

    Shannon Ebner Black Box Collision A: Gasoline & Auto Electric

    May 22 - Aug 8, 2014

    Kaufmann Repetto

    Via di Porta Tenaglia, 7  / +390272094331 / kaufmannrepetto.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7:30pm

  • Ends August 31st 2014

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    Over one hundred of Mimmo Rotella’s famous torn posters (décollages) are shown alongside works by some of his closest followers. The retrospective, which was curated by Germano Celant, focuses on Rotella’s activity between 1953 and 1964.

    Mimmo Rotella

    Jun 13 - Aug 31, 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

  • Ends September 27th 2014

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    The debut exhibition at M77 Gallery presents works on paper by Luca Pignatelli, who has not shown in Milan for fifteen years. The drawings, which range in terms of size and support, describe mysterious cities based in reality and steeped in fantasy.

    Luca Pignatelli OFF PAPER

    May 29 - Sep 27, 2014

    M77 Gallery

    via Mecenate 77 milano  / +390284571243 / m77gallery.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends August 24th 2014

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    Danish-Vietnamese artist Danh Vo has sent fragments of a recreated Statue of Liberty to cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, New York—and now Beijing. The 2012 Hugo Boss prize winner enlisted the help of Shanghai-based craftsmen to produce the shattered copper forms, basing them on the original drawings for the statue by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.

    Danh Vo We the People ( Detail)

    Apr 30 - Aug 24, 2014

    Faurschou Foundation 林冠艺术基金会 | Beijing

    798 Art Zone, No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District  / +861059789316 / faurschou.com
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm

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    In his first solo exhibition at Galleria Continua in Beijing, Kader Attia—a French artist of Algerian descent known for work concerned with historical research and its misunderstandings—here corrals materials and detritus into various installations that evoke civilization's cycles of destruction and recuperation.

    Kader Attia Beginning of the world

    May 10 - Aug 24, 2014

    Galleria Continua / Beijing 北京常青画廊

    Dashanzi Art District 798 #8503, 2 Jiuxianqiao Road  / +861059789505 / galleriacontinua.com
    Tue - Sun 11am to 6pm