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Monday, September 26

  • Ends October 23rd 2016

  • Like humanized and seductively penetrable versions of Frank Stella’s object-paintings, Lisa Beck’s compositions of concentric, slightly imperfect rectangles stand at the center of the gallery like sentinels. Pairing her paintings with Mylar “mirrors”—which meet each canvas at a right angle—Beck gives geometric abstraction a trippy through-the-looking-glass treatment.

    Lisa Beck The House of Eternity

    Sep 16 - Oct 23, 2016

    Galerie Samy Abraham

    43, rue Ramponeau  / +33143580416 / samyabraham.com
    Wed - Sat 11am to 7pm, Wed - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends December 23rd 2016

  • Featuring more than forty new works installed across Perrotin’s three Paris galleries, this expansive show confirms the artist’s talent for seamlessly weaving artistic styles, ranging from traditional Japanese painting and contemporary manga to Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. Grandiose and fun, the monumental panel painting A Picture of Lives
    Wriggling in the Forest at the Deep End of the Universe
    , 2015, acts as a useful anthology of the recurrent themes and characters populating Murakami’s hypercharged “superflat” universe.

    TAKASHI MURAKAMI

    Sep 10 - Dec 23, 2016

    Galerie Perrotin | Paris, Turenne

    76 rue de Turenne  / +33142167979 / perrotin.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends January 7th 2017

  • Confirming Rosenquist's longtime fascination with technology and popular culture, this impressive collection of paintings (many of which are loans from the artist himself) includes the explosive “Meteor” series, where space rocks crash into pillars of Modern Art from Picasso to Brancusi. Examples of the artist’s less well-known collages are concurrently on view at Ropac's flagship gallery in the Marais (through October 15).

    James Rosenquist Four Decades, 1970–2010

    Sep 10, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Pantin

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

  • Opens Tomorrow, September 27th 2016

  • Giuseppe Uncini, a contemporary of Piero Manzoni and Enrico Castellani, began working with concrete in the late 1950s. Highlighting the artist’s interest in the relationship between object and shadow, the works on view include several flat concrete architectural studies Dimore (Mansions)—whose geometric forms suggest doors, windows, roofs, and their shadows. Rather than creating dimension, Uncini implies it.

    Giuseppe Uncini

    Sep 27 - Nov 12, 2016

    Tega

    Via Senato, 20  / +390276006473 / www.galleriatega.it
    Mon - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • Opens September 29th 2016

  • Kishio Suga’s first European retrospective includes more than twenty installations dating from 1969 to the present day. Appreciated within the HangarBicocca's vast industrial architecture, the Japanese artist’s beautiful. but unsettling stacks and suspensions of organic and man-made elements (including materials found on site) upend our understanding of gravity, solidity, and tension.

    Kishio Suga Situations

    Sep 29, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

    Pirelli HangarBicocca

    Via Chiese 2  / +390266111573 / hangarbicocca.org
    Thu - Sun 10am to 10pm

  • Ends October 28th 2016

  • Emphasizing the diversity of materials and styles Mimmo Rotella employed throughout his career, this exhibition (part of a multivenue tribute to the Italian artist on the tenth anniversary of his death, with concurrent shows at Cardi Gallery [September 20–December 22], Galleria Carla Sozzani [October 9–November 13], and Fondazione Marconi [December 2–February 4]) shifts the focus from his renowned décollages to his remarkable photographs, paintings, and ceramics. Particularly resonant are his doctored covers of American news magazines, including Time and Newsweek emblazoned with alarming headlines such as “Italy’s Trial by Terror” and “Italy in Torment.”

    Mimmo Rotella THE MAVERICK MIMMO ROTELLA

    Sep 20 - Oct 28, 2016

    Robilant + Voena | Milan

    Via Fontana 16  / +39028056179 / robilantvoena.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 7pm

  • Ends December 17th 2016

  • Strange, humorous, and sardonic, Urs Fischer’s new small-scale bronzes are presented at Massimo De Carlo’s converted warehouse on Via Ventura. Arranged in a theatrical tableau, the twenty-six hand-painted figurines include a female nude reclining on a chaise longue next to a snail, a crying horse, and piano-playing rat. (Fischer’s work is concurrently on view at the gallery’s new location at the Piazza Belgioioso)

    Urs Fischer Battito di Ciglia

    Sep 20 - Dec 17, 2016

    Massimo De Carlo | Via Giovanni Ventura

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

  • Ends December 22nd 2016

  • Known for his décollages made from torn street posters in Rome, Mimmo Rotella also made so-called “Blanks” by sticking large monochrome sheets of paper onto advertisements. First shown in Milan in 1980, and rarely exhibited since, these striking erasures are back in the spotlight as part of a multi-venue tribute to the Italian artist on the tenth anniversary of his death. The late Nouveau Réaliste's work is also on view at: Fondazione Marconi (December 2–February 4), Galleria Carla Sozzani (October 9–November 13), Robilant + Vena (September 20–October 28.)

    Mimmo Rotella Blanks

    Sep 20 - Dec 22, 2016

    Cardi Gallery | Milan

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

  • Ends December 31st 2016

  • In addition to the well-known sculpture that lends the show its title, this exhibition features other politically charged sculptures by Ed and Nancy Kienholz. Among them: The Bronze Pinball Machine with Woman Affixed Also, 1980, which presents the female body as pure entertainment, and 76 J.C.s Led the Big Charade, 1993–1994, one of the couple’s final installations, in which seventy-six wall-mounted crucifixes (made with baby doll parts and wagon chassis) take aim at institutionalized religion.

    Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz KIENHOLZ: FIVE CAR STUD

    May 19 - Dec 31, 2016

    Fondazione Prada | Milan

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

  • Ends January 8th 2017

  • The title of Betye Saar’s first exhibition in Italy, “Uneasy Dancer,” is an expression the Californian used to describe herself and her process, which she recently described in her Artforum.com 500 Words as a “personal ritual.” Uniting more than ninety works produced between 1996 and 2016 and showcasing Saar’s powerful critique of racist and sexist stereotypes, this show features intimate assemblages created inside boxes and suitcases as well as large-scale installations, such as The Omega (The Beginning and the End), 2013–16, a circular environment related to the life cycle that was adapted specifically for this show.

    Betye Saar BETYE SAAR: UNEASY DANCER

    Sep 14, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    Fondazione Prada | Milan

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

  • Ends January 7th 2017

  • A wide sampling of Andy Warhol’s signature 1960s “Screen Tests” as well as his Polaroids from the ’70s and ’80s make up the first show in China to look at the major role of mechanical reproduction in Warhol’s work. Also on view, his screen-printed wallpapers and fetching, iconic Silver Clouds guide viewers across the gap between indexicality and pure, tactile materiality.

    Andy Warhol Contact

    Aug 6, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    M WOODS 木木美术馆

    D-06, 798 Art Zone, No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District  / +86 10 83123450 / mwoods.org
    Tue - Sun 11am to 6pm