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  • Ends June 5th 2016

  • There’s a great collage by Lukas Duwenhögger, State of Affairs, 1982–83, where a cartoon Giotto is thinking about stemming the rose of a pretty, tan ephebe. Duwenhögger’s humor—faggy, filthy, sharp, and brilliant—never fails to moisten and refresh. Get to Artists Space by June 5, the last day of this marvelous exhibition as well as this vaunted nonprofit’s Greene Street residence, before its move.

    Lukas Duwenhögger

    Apr 30 - Jun 5, 2016

    Artists Space Exhibitions

    38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor  / +12122263970 / artistsspace.org
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends June 11th 2016

  • Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella, make room: Centenarian painter Carmen Herrera has been creating her rigorous yet utterly sensuous hard-edge abstractions for nearly eighty years. Alas, the artist’s bright and beguiling works have only caught the art world’s attention during the past decade or so. But a major solo exhibition scheduled at the Whitney this fall is finally making up for all that lost time.

    Carmen Herrera

    May 2 - Jun 11, 2016

    Lisson Gallery | New York

    504 West 24th Street  / +12125056431 / lissongallery.com

  • Follow Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller wherever they want to take you. The centerpiece of their fourth solo exhibition here is The Marionette Maker, an immersive and ghostly tableau from 2014 about the titular craftsman that features, among other things, a series of robotically animated marionettes performing inside a vintage caravan.

    Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller The Marionette Maker

    Apr 15 - Jun 11, 2016

    Luhring Augustine | Chelsea

    531 West 24th Street  / +12122069100 / luhringaugustine.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Cindy Sherman’s been seducing us for over thirty-five years with her ambivalently feminist phantasmagoria of broken socialites, fairy-tale victims, trophy wives, Old Master characters, and silver-screen clichés. Her exhibition at Metro Pictures—Sherman’s first new body of work in four years—is an exploration of female Hollywood “types” from the Roaring Twenties.

    Cindy Sherman

    May 5 - Jun 11, 2016

    Metro Pictures

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

  • Ends June 18th 2016

  • More than fifty years of Ryman’s cautiously metaphysical paintings, sculptures, and drawings are situated in Dia’s luxurious space like a sexy Minimalist cathedral. White in Ryman’s numinous hands becomes more than psychic space—it’s psychic material—and brings you, quite carefully, for just a split second, to the edge of some kind of marvelous forever.

    Robert Ryman

    Dec 9, 2015 - Jun 18, 2016

    Dia:Chelsea

    535 West 22nd Street 5th Floor  / +12129895566 / diaart.org/sites/main/chelsea

  • Tracey Emin has received a lot of flak for being a hard-core romantic. Many have questioned her sincerity, but you know—love is ugly, funny, murderous, and strange. This exhibition—of sculptures, drawings, and embroidered and appliquéd paintings—though formally restrained, even classical, offers up more of what we’ve come to expect from Emin, delivered as a longing embrace that, gradually, suffocates.

    Tracey Emin Stone Love

    May 5 - Jun 18, 2016

    Lehmann Maupin | Chelsea

    536 West 22nd Street  / +12122552923 / lehmannmaupin.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • This tripartite exhibition––presented at Andrea Rosen, Hauser & Wirth in London, and Massimo De Carlo in Milan, and curated by the inimitable team of Roni Horn and Julie Ault—highlights different aspects of González-Torres’s endlessly giving oeuvre that, twenty years after his death, still breaks hearts.

    Felix Gonzalez-Torres Curated by Julie Ault and Roni Horn

    May 5 - Jun 18, 2016

    Andrea Rosen Gallery

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

  • Ends June 25th 2016

  • With a focus on rarities from the 1930s, this stunning exhibition expands upon the haunted intelligence of Giorgio Morandi—a mostly homebound genius who, like Emily Dickinson, could peer into life, death, and eternity with startlingly limited means.

    Giorgio Morandi

    Oct 9, 2015 - Jun 25, 2016

    CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art

    421 Broome Street, 4th floor  / +16463703596 / www.italianmodernart.org
    By appointment only

  • Mike Kelley called dark humor “negative joy,” an ultimately creative force that suffused everything he did (which makes one wonder if it’s anything at all like our universe’s dark matter, a mysterious yet totally productive energy to which Kelley was likely a direct conduit). The artist’s shaped paintings—made during the early to mid-1990s—are presented together for the first time. Think of them as guides to America’s greasy, filthy heart, full of sex, shit, cartoons, and blood.

    Mike Kelley Shaped Paintings

    Apr 21 - Jun 25, 2016

    Skarstedt Gallery | West 21st street

    550 West 21st street  / +12129945200 / skarstedt.com
    Tue - Fri 9:30am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Jasper Johns’s fastidious, poetic works are exquisite mysteries that we’ll spend lifetimes trying to decipher. At Matthew Marks’s West Twenty-Second Street space, forty-one of the artist’s monotypes—made between 1978 and 2015—will be on display, many of which have never been exhibited before. In 2017, the gallery will publish a catalogue raisonné of these pieces, written by Jennifer L. Roberts, professor of art history at Harvard, and Susan Dackerman, Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute.

    Jasper Johns Monotypes

    May 4 - Jun 25, 2016

    Matthew Marks Gallery | 522 West 22nd Street

    522 West 22nd Street  / +12122430200 / matthewmarks.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Hanna Liden’s “figures,” like happy-face shopping bags and bottles of Gatorade, contrast strangely with the anonymous bodies in Jimmy DeSana’s exquisite and luridly lit tableaux. These New York–based artists’ photographs encapsulate this city’s odd spectrum of temperatures, from bodega banality to lowdown sexuality, that make living here so weird, so great.

    Still Lives: Jimmy DeSana and Hanna Liden

    May 6 - Jun 25, 2016

    Salon 94 | Bowery

    243 Bowery  / +12129790001 / www.salon94.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends June 26th 2016

  • American life has been particularly ugly these past several years—as if the battles for the rights of black people, immigrants, or the poor had simply never happened. Rodney McMillian understands that collective memory, especially in these hypermediated times, is more tenuous than ever. The castoff things he resuscitates, like sofas, chairs, or carpeting, are, physically, quite heavy. But so are the histories attached. Should art be otherwise?

    Rodney McMillian Views of Main Street

    Mar 24 - Jun 26, 2016

    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

  • This exhibition pulls us into that numinous, dangerous decade for queers, shortly after Sylvia Rivera threw the first brick at Stonewall and right before GRID—now commonly referred to as AIDS—decimated legions. Organized by Leslie–Lohman’s staff, the show brings together a wide range of works from the likes of Paul Cadmus, Cathy Cade, Jimmy DeSana, Tee Corinne, Diana Davies, and Robert Mapplethorpe, among others. Witness a generation’s charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent while, in the words of Harry Hay, “throw[ing] off the ugly green frog skin of hetero-imitation.”

    Paul Cadmus, Joan E. Biren, Jimmy Desana, Marion Pinto, Amos Badertscher The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment

    Apr 8 - Jun 26, 2016

    Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

    26 Wooster Street  / +12124312609 / leslielohman.org
    Tue - Sun 12pm to 6pm, Thu 12pm to 8pm

  • Nicole Eisenman’s lesbian heat beats up painting’s lineage of hetero male starchiness. Though she pulls her depictions of bodies from the best—Bosch, Goya, Bruegel, and Munch, among countless others—she imbues them with a weirdness, humor, and pathos that is, unequivocally, hers. This retrospective at the New Museum, titled “Al-ugh-ories,” is the artist’s first major museum survey in New York and is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the museum’s artistic director, and assistant curator Helga Christoffersen. The catalogue features contributions from Grace Dunham and one of New York’s finest, Eileen Myles.

    Nicole Eisenman Al-ugh-ories

    May 4 - Jun 26, 2016

    New Museum

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

  • Ends June 30th 2016

  • Ed Atkins’s inaugural show with Gavin Brown will take up all three floors of the gallery’s gorgeous new space in Harlem. Prepare yourself for full immersion into this artist’s febrile HD horror shows, which make you feel more than a little guilty for being alive. What are those dismembered hands with the dirty fingernails doing in that airport bin (Safe Conduct, 2016)? And what’s up with the collapsed head of that skinhead-looking thing with the fucked-up tattoos (Ribbons, 2014)? We’ll find out soon enough—we can’t look away.

    Ed Atkins

    May - June, 2016

    Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Harlem

    439 W 127th St  / +12126275258 / gavinbrown.biz

  • Ends July 22nd 2016

  • American Pop art always had an edge of frantic paranoia lurking beneath its shiny, deadpan exterior. But Germany’s version of Pop, Capitalist Realism, didn’t do much to hide its postwar regret or Stasi-tinged ambivalence. Anyone who saw the revelatory Sigmar Polke survey at MoMA in 2014 knows that this polymath artist could do contemporary comedy pushed through existential tragedy like few others. This exhibition at David Zwirner’s 537 West Twentieth Street location, the first with the gallery since announcing its representation of the artist’s estate and curated by Vicente Todolí, the former director of Tate Modern, will cover almost thirty years (1969–1996) of this artist’s sharp, hallucinatory works.

    Sigmar Polke Eine Winterreise

    May 7 - Jul 22, 2016

    David Zwirner | 537 West 20th Street

    537 W 20th Street  / +12125178677 / davidzwirner.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 29th 2016

  • The abstractions in “Philip Guston: Painter, 1957–1967” provide a glimpse into the chthonic pool of reds, grays, pinks, and murderous blacks that eventually gave rise to the artist’s famous Klansmen, cyclopes, fleshy shoes, and tumorous lightbulbs. This historic exhibition—organized by writer, curator, vice president, and partner of Hauser & Wirth, Paul Schimmel—covers a pivotal decade of work within Guston’s career that, more than half a century later, still unsettles and seduces.

    Philip Guston Painter, 1957 – 1967

    Apr 26 - Jul 29, 2016

    Hauser & Wirth | Chelsea

    511 West 18th Street  / +12127903900 / hauserwirth.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Musician, filmmaker, painter, and all-around queer wunderkind Sadie Benning gives us “Green God” (an examination of the phrase “God created man in His own image,” from Genesis 1:27), one half of a two-pronged exhibition taking place at Callicoon Fine Arts and at Mary Boone’s Fifth Avenue space. For this section of the show, Benning inhabits the Goddess mantle—Being Supreme and Artist—with an iconic female crucifixion as well as several binary-breaking illustrations of the human form that screw up the range between “male [and] female, baby bump [and] butt.”

    Sadie Benning Green God

    Apr 28 - Jul 29, 2016

    Callicoon Fine Arts

    49 Delancey Street  / +12122190326 / callicoonfinearts.com
    Wed - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Musician, filmmaker, painter, and all-around queer wunderkind Sadie Benning makes her solo debut at Mary Boone, curated by Piper Marshall, with “Green God” (an examination of the phrase “God created man in His own image” from Genesis 1:27), one half of a two-pronged exhibition taking place here and at Callicoon Fine Arts. For this section of the show, “the artist incorporates found objects and photographs into the composition[s] of [her] works,” which tweak notions of Christian monotheism with a pantheon of littler, lovelier, funnier gods, like the purple hat god, the grey god, or the worm god, among others.

    Sadie Benning Green God

    Apr 28 - Jul 29, 2016

    Mary Boone Gallery | Uptown

    745 Fifth Avenue  / +12127522929 / maryboonegallery.com

  • Richard Serra’s heavy-metal colossi destabilize mind and body in terrifying, terrific ways. This exhibition, spread across Gagosian’s two Chelsea spaces—522 West Twenty-First Street and 555 West Twenty-Fourth—will be the artist’s thirtieth solo exhibition with the gallery. Here, we get to witness NJ-1, 2015, made from six plates of Brobdingnagian, weatherproof steel. Walking between these vertiginous sheets will feel like Moses in the Red Sea.

    Richard Serra

    May 6 - Jul 29, 2016

    Gagosian Gallery | 522 West 21st Street

    522 West 21st Street  / +12127411717 / gagosian.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Richard Serra’s heavy-metal colossi destabilize mind and body in terrifying, terrific ways. This exhibition, spread across Gagosian’s two Chelsea spaces—522 West Twenty-First Street and 555 West Twenty-Fourth—will be the artist’s thirtieth solo exhibition with the gallery. At this location are four new pieces—three major sculptures and a drawing installation—arranged with a cinematic precision that would make Kubrick jealous.

    Richard Serra

    May 7 - Jul 29, 2016

    Gagosian Gallery | 555 West 24th Street

    555 West 24th Street  / +12127411111 / gagosian.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 1st 2016

  • Multifaceted cultural engineer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is one body, two souls, and a thousand hearts. “Try to Altar Everything” is the name of this survey/shrine/site-specific installation, which highlights the ways Nepal and Hindu creation myths have influenced h/er thinking and making, in realms sacred and profane. The artist will be at the museum at certain times throughout the duration of the show, and visitors are encouraged to bring objects of devotion to add to this sprawling autobiographical sanctuary of—what else?—love.

    Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Try to Altar Everything

    Mar 11 - Aug 1, 2016

    Rubin Museum of Art

    150 W. 17th Street  / +12126205000 / rubinmuseum.org
    Mon 11am to 5pm, Wed 11am to 9pm, Thu 11am to 5pm, Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends August 6th 2016

  • The Judd Foundation’s numinous atmosphere is church-like, but its Protestant-seeming architecture is considerably sexier. This exhibition of five works by James Rosenquist, elegantly hung within the genteel-brut environs of Donald’s house, and expertly curated by Flavin Judd, reminds us that Pop’s prosaic loveliness often countenances the divine.

    James Rosenquist

    May 13 - Aug 6, 2016

    Judd Foundation | 101 Spring Street

    101 Spring Street  / +12122192747 / juddfoundation.org
    By appointment only

  • Ends August 7th 2016

  • Dyke Action Machine!, Gran Fury, the Guerrilla Girls, Martha Rosler, Coco Fusco, and the Friends of William Blake, among innumerable others, show us that art can, and does, change lives. Brilliantly organized by Stephanie Weissberg, Jess Wilcox, Saisha Grayson, Catherine J. Morris, and Stephanie Weissberg from the museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, “Agitprop!” might be one of the most urgent shows up in the city right now.

    Agitprop!

    Dec 11, 2015 - Aug 7, 2016

    Brooklyn Museum

    200 Eastern Parkway  / +17186385000 / brooklynmuseum.org
    Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 10pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends August 31st 2016

  • Cao Fei’s immersive, funny, maddening, and queasy video installations may feel Surrealist, but understand: The artist doesn’t pull from dreams. Her approach to exploring a flowering of Chinese culture in the grips of twenty-first century metastatic capitalism feels nearly documentarian. Cao’s exhibition at MoMA PS1 is her first solo outing at a museum within the United States. It surely won’t be her last.

    Cao Fei

    Apr 3 - Aug 31, 2016

    MoMA PS1

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

  • Ends September 4th 2016

  • Imagine what Marcel Breuer’s dark, imposing edifice did to New Yorkers during its first incarnation as the Whitney Museum, when it opened to the public in 1966. One can feel the white gloves quake and starched collars moisten in the presence of this seductively forbidding structure. Taken in by the Metropolitan Museum of Art when the Whitney went Meatpacking, The Met Breuer, as it’s now officially dubbed, comes at us with several brilliant exhibitions, one of which is “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible,” a show that will explore “a subject critical to artistic practice: the question of when a work of art is finished.”

    Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible

    Mar 18 - Sep 4, 2016

    The Met Breuer

    945 Madison Avenue  / +12125357710 / metmuseum.org/visit/the-met-breuer

  • Ends September 7th 2016

  • László Moholy-Nagy managed to make it through two world wars without his spirit being utterly crushed. A nearly utopian optimism pervades this designer/painter/teacher/photographer’s prodigious oeuvre, which we have the good fortune of experiencing in “Moholy-Nagy: Future Present,” the first major retrospective of this thinker and maker’s work within the United States in nearly half a century, beautifully realized by the Guggenheim’s Karole P. B. Vail, Danielle Toubrinet, and Ylinka Barotto.

    László Moholy-Nagy Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

    May 27 - Sep 7, 2016

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York

    1071 Fifth Avenue  / +12124233500 / guggenheim.org
    Sun - Wed 10am to 5:30pm, Sat 10am to 7:30pm, Fri 10am to 5:30pm

  • Ends October 31st 2016

  • Cornelia Parker’s sorta/sorta not “dollhouse,” a re-creation, at two-thirds scale, of Norman Bates's house in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), is too weird for real children, but perfect for toy children—especially the dead-eyed, Victorian kids made by haute doll manufacturer Jumeau, which were favored by New York’s neurasthenic copper heiress Huguette Clark, who died, in 2011, surrounded by them. Clark’s haunted life, and so much more, comes racing to mind while witnessing Parker’s Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), 2016, on the Met’s Fifth Avenue rooftop. It also underlines, quite explicitly, that Parker is a horror auteur sans précédent.

    Cornelia Parker Transitional Object (Psycho Barn)

    Apr 19 - Oct 31, 2016

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    1000 Fifth Avenue  / +12125357710 / metmuseum.org
    Sun - Thu 10am to 5:30pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 9pm

  • Ends April 2nd 2017

  • Oh but to be a Royal Meissen porcelain, handled with the most tender of care and on lofty display, in Henry Clay Frick’s magnificently appointed mansion. We are invited to inhabit the interior lives of these stately objects in “Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection,” which commingles twelve of Shechet’s perverse Meissen-inspired works (pieces the artist made during residencies at the house’s factory in Germany a few years ago) with approximately 140 originals, selected and organized by the artist herself. This is the most appropriate way to enter the summer—in splendor.

    Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection

    May 24, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017

    The Frick Collection

    1 East 70th Street  / +12122880700 / frick.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 11am to 5pm

  • Ends June 5th 2016

  • Known for videos, photography, and performances that draw attention to twentieth-century protests, the American artist here explores queer and feminist movements in the US and the UK. The new works on view include a six-channel film, a wall drawing, and a large-scale installation that evokes the notice boards used by action groups as a means of communication.

    Sharon Hayes In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You

    Apr 15 - Jun 5, 2016

    Studio Voltaire

    1a Nelsons Row  / +442076221294 / studiovoltaire.org
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends June 17th 2016

  • Elizabeth Neel’s paintings are records of her being expressed through gesture, bodily fluids, and gravity. The new paintings and works on paper shown here examine the relationship between the individual and landscape, both in terms of physical and emotional surroundings.

    Elizabeth Neel Vulture and Chicks

    May 12 - Jun 17, 2016

    Pilar Corrias

    54 Eastcastle Street  / +442073237000 / http://www.pilarcorrias.com/
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends June 19th 2016

  • This group show brings together work by seven artists from two generations—Sonja Braas, David Claerbout, Elger Esser, Julie Monaco, Jörg Sasse, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld—who use photography to explore the uncanny. The works on view demonstrate photographers’ unnerving ability to simultaneously document and mutate reality.

    Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography

    Apr 12 - Jun 19, 2016

    Parasol unit

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

  • Ends June 24th 2016

  • This two-woman show takes the form of an unexpected visual dialogue between weavings and drawings. Keeping examples of each others’ artworks in their studios as they worked, the two artists have created poetic cross-media counterpoints: Strafella’s drawings are fluttery and weightless, while Mirra’s tapestries are stiff and thick.

    Helen Mirra, Allyson Strafella, Suchness

    Apr 14 - Jun 24, 2016

    Large Glass

    392 Caledonian Road  / +442076099345 / largeglass.co.uk
    Wed - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends July 2nd 2016

  • Jean Dubuffet’s late-career works from the 1960s to the 1980s include paintings, sculptures, and drawings. Highlights of the impressive and diverse samplings on view include ballpoint-pen doodles that the artist famously made while talking on the phone (“Hourloupes”), abstract mental-landscape paintings (“Mires”), and large-format graffiti-style figures and abstractions (“Théatres de mémoire”).

    Jean Dubuffet Dubuffet: late paintings

    May 19 - Jul 2, 2016

    Timothy Taylor

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

  • In addition to serving as the title of this show, “currentmood” is the hashtag Arcangel uses to share his personal browsing habits on social media. Taking place in two parallel realities, the exhibition comprises new works in various media, on view in the gallery, and an IRL online component.

    Cory Arcangel currentmood

    May 19 - Jul 2, 2016

    Lisson Gallery | London

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

  • Ends July 9th 2016

  • The British artist’s latest nudes were inspired in part by a recent exhibition at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum: “Titian to Canaletto: Drawing in Venice” (October 2015–January 2016). While Saville’s writhing and coupling figures certainly relate to Old Master nudes, her forceful gestural marks also mine the overlap among figuration, landscape, and abstraction.

    Jenny Saville Erota

    Feb 15 - Jul 9, 2016

    Gagosian Gallery | Davies Street

    17-19 Davies St  / +442074933020 / gagosian.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 21st 2016

  • Born in Beirut to Palestinian parents, Mona Hatoum settled in England in 1975. This show, her first major survey in the UK, was organized with Paris’s Centre Pompidou (where it debuted in 2015) and includes thirty-five years’ worth of beautifully haunting work—from early radical performances and video pieces to recent post-Minimalist sculptures made from various industrial and personal materials, such as barbed wire or the artist’s own hair.

    Mona Hatoum

    May 4 - Aug 21, 2016

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 / tate.org.uk/modern
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 29th 2016

  • Mining a rich art-historical period when artists found new ways to engage with reality and make work beyond the studio setting, this survey includes, among others, Keith Arnatt, Hamish Fulton, Mary Kelly, John Latham, Richard Long, David Tremlett, and Stephen Willats. Much of the work on view is politically engaged, dealing with a wide range of contemporary issues from feminism to the conflict in Northern Ireland.

    Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964–1979

    Apr 12 - Aug 29, 2016

    Tate Britain

    Millbank  / +442078878888 / tate.org.uk
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri 10am to 10pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends June 4th 2016

  • The basis of the American artist’s latest work, Epigraph, Damascus, are architectural drawings she made from photos of Damascus. Mehretu used a range of traditional etching techniques to create the final layered image, which sprawls across six panels in a flurry of the artist’s signature painterly gestures.

    Julie Mehretu Epigraph, Damascus

    Apr 28 - Jun 4, 2016

    Niels Borch Jensen Gallery & Editions

    Lindenstrasse 34, 2nd floor  / +49 30 6150 7448 / nielsborchjensen.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • In his ongoing project examining the art-historical, industrial, and commercial dimensions of photography, Christopher Williams notably features one particular piece of drywall in his latest exhibition. This piece—which Williams first showed in 2009 at Germany’s Bonner Kunstverein as part of a typological display of mobile wall systems, and then used as an actual wall in his Whitechapel Gallery show in 2015—was rephotographed and printed into images for this current exhibition, which are shown alongside the original wall in a characteristically meta move for this artist.

    Christopher Williams Open Letter to Model No. 1740

    Apr 29 - Jun 4, 2016

    Capitain Petzel

    Karl-Marx-Allee 45  / +493024088130 / capitainpetzel.de
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends June 11th 2016

  • A follow up to Phillips’s 2015 show at Mathew NYC, which featured a takeoff on Christopher Wool’s and Albert Oehlen’s paintings, the American artist’s latest paintings enter into a dialogue with Gerhard Richter’s abstractions. Overlaying an old, found series of black-and-white portraits of a female model with painterly neon rainbows of oil color applied via a painstakingly cut vinyl mask, the artist achieves a certain psychedelic tone at once celebratory and satirical of the expressive associations of abstract painting.

    Richard Phillips New Paintings / Neue Bilder

    Apr 29 - Jun 11, 2016

    Mathew | Berlin

    Schaperstrasse 12  / +493021021921 / mathew-gal.de
    Thu - Sat 1pm to 6pm

  • Ends June 12th 2016

  • As a photojournalist, Lee Miller captured haunting images of WWII, including scenes of aerial bombardments of London, the liberation of Paris, and Nazi concentration camps in Dachau and Buchenwald. Though she was often footnoted in history as Man Ray’s muse and partner, the one hundred photographs included in this exhibition are a testament to Miller’s singular talent and diverse repertoire encompassing Surrealism, fashion, and documentary reportage.

    Lee Miller – Fotografien Lee Miller

    Mar 19 - Jun 12, 2016

    Martin-Gropius-Bau

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

  • Ends June 18th 2016

  • Taking as his subject the space and contents of his own studio, Wolfgang Tillmans slots another entry into the veritable historical genre of artists depicted at work. While scenes from his native site of production have previously appeared as a backdrop in many of his portraits, here they take center stage.

    Wolfgang Tillmans Studio

    Apr 29 - Jun 18, 2016

    Galerie Buchholz | Berlin

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

  • Ends June 25th 2016

  • Inspired by the gallery’s location—the fourth floor of an office building at Alexanderplatz—Rachel Harrison’s latest work seeps from the exhibition space and takes over an empty conference room next door, colonizing the corporate dwelling with self-reflexive selfie-stick-holding sculptures and anachronistic drawings that mix Amy Winehouse into a soup of various art-historical figures.

    Rachel Harrison

    Apr 29 - Jun 25, 2016

    Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler

    Karl–Liebknecht Strasse 29, 4th Floor  / +493068812710 / aktnz.com
    Tue - Sat 12pm to 7pm

  • Ostensibly describing a flight from Israel to Azerbaijan—where he was commissioned to make a new work last fall—the strange artifacts that make up Oscar Murillo’s poetically titled solo show include metal beds, industrial scales, and oil-on-canvas sculptures strung up like sails or carcasses in a slaughterhouse, a comparison strengthened by the heavy odor permeating the installation. By turns elegant, obtuse, creepy, and harrowing, the artist’s latest politically inflected works are, in his own words, “detritus of a failed period.”

    Oscar Murillo land with lost olive trees

    Apr 29 - Jun 25, 2016

    Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie

    Schöneberger Ufer 61  / +493026394985 / bortolozzi.com
    Tue - Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends July 10th 2016

  • The Berlin-based artist’s latest installation, Manifesto, comprises thirteen films screened simultaneously to create a cacophonous audio-visual collage of manifestos written by artists, architects, choreographers, and filmmakers. All are embodied by Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett delivering the words of Jim Jarmusch, Sol LeWitt, Kazimir Malevich, Adrian Piper, Sturtevant, and Tristan Tzara, among others.

    Julian Rosefeldt Manifesto

    Feb 10 - Jul 10, 2016

    Hamburger Bahnhof

    Invalidenstraße 50-51  / +4930266424242 / smb.museum/en/museums-and-institutions/hamburger-bahnhof/home.html
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 6pm, Thu 10am to 8pm

  • Ends June 10th 2016

  • With seven new paintings and one from her 1970s series “Stroke Paintings,” the works here soil and sully the legacy of AbEx with their sensuous, painterly strokes wrapped in ribbons around dried sunflowers, berries, rosebuds, and mud. Grab some cotton buds and start swabbing that waxy canon from your ears, it’s time to listen to Joan Snyder’s “Womansong.”

    Joan Snyder Womansong

    Apr 30 - Jun 10, 2016

    Parrasch Heijnen Gallery

    1326 South Boyle Avenue  / 3239439373 / parrasch-heijnen.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 8pm

  • Ends June 26th 2016

  • Painting? Sculpture? Who cares, as long as Tabor Robak’s custom-built computers are buzzing away to generate a live feed of “aqueous brushstrokes” or rendering the alluring landscapes of a Junk Drawer for our visual feasting purposes. Pull up to the bungalow and get ready to sink in deeper than any beanbag chair can take you.

    Tabor Robak Sunflower Seed

    May 15 - Jun 26, 2016

    Team Gallery | Los Angeles

    306 Windward Avenue, Venice  / +13103391945 / teamgal.com
    Fri - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends July 31st 2016

  • Encompassing portraits, still lifes, nudes, and his infamous X Portfolio from 1978—exhibited that same year at the legendary Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art—this exhibition comprises half of Robert Mapplethorpe’s major LA retrospective. Drawn from a major acquisition of works from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in 2011, the show begins in the early 1970s and moves through his output from the 1990s, when he became a codefendant in the US government’s puritanical purge of so-called obscenity from publicly funded art. Where better to get reintroduced to hedonism than at the top of these hills?

    Robert Mapplethorpe The Perfect Medium

    Mar 15 - Jul 31, 2016

    The J. Paul Getty Museum

    1200 Getty Center Drive  / +13104407300 / getty.edu
    Tue - Fri 10am to 5:30pm, Sat 10am to 9pm, Sun 10am to 5:30pm

  • The flipside of Robert Mapplethorpe’s two-part retrospective in Los Angeles, this exhibition promises to get its hands dirty with the photographer’s early drawings, collages, sculptures, and Polaroid photography, as well as archival materials, portraits, rare examples of his work in color, and two rarely screened films, all meant to focus on the artist’s relationship to his adopted home, New York City. The show is complemented by “Physical: Sex and the Body in the 1980s,” a roundup of work from LACMA’s permanent collection.

    Robert Mapplethorpe The Perfect Medium

    Mar 20 - Jul 31, 2016

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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

  • Ends September 4th 2016

  • “Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947–2016,” the debut exhibition at Hauser & Wirth’s new LA space, crucially augmented by former LA MoCA chief curator Paul Schimmel who co-curated this show with art historian Jenni Sorkin, promises to K.O. any dolt still dense enough to believe women weren’t at the core of any revolution, modernist or otherwise. With almost one hundred works made by thirty-four artists over the past seventy years, the show focuses on postwar sculpture, including such luminaries as Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Lynda Benglis, Heidi Bucher, Eva Hesse, Sheila Hicks, Hannah Wilke, Jackie Winsor, Isa Genzken, Senga Nengudi, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Can you even?

    Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016

    Mar 13 - Sep 4, 2016

    Hauser Wirth & Schimmel | Los Angeles

    901 East 3rd Street  / +12135370858 / hauserwirth.com

  • Ends September 12th 2016

  • After making a serious splash at the 2015 Venice Biennale’s German Pavilion, here comes the US premiere of Hito Steyerl’s video installation Factory of the Sun. Poor, rich, middle-class images—they all mix it up in a combination too critical to merely entertain and too down to simply be taken as a lecture from one of the sharpest eyes on our contemporary aesthetics, politics, and anything else that affects the relative speed of our swipe across life.

    Hito Steyerl Factory of the Sun

    Feb 21 - Sep 12, 2016

    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 June 4th 2016

  • References to flooding—historical and metaphorical—in Matt Saunders’s recent work range from the Great Flood of Paris in 1910 to Hurricane Sandy, which wreaked havoc up and down the eastern seaboard of the United States in 2012. Featuring waves of color and watery smears, his latest photo-based works and animation float between figuration and abstraction.

    Matt Saunders

    Apr 22 - Jun 4, 2016

    Marian Goodman Gallery | Paris

    79 rue du Temple  / +33148047052 / mariangoodman.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends June 18th 2016

  • With her latest presentation, the Latvian-born, Germany-based artist plays around with notions of interior and exterior space by creating a sheetrock gallery within a gallery. Inside and outside the semi-enclosure, Grantina’s new sculptures––made from materials including melted plastics, nude-colored Lycra, and green mop heads––hang from the ceiling like alien air plants.

    Daiga Grantina Grotto From Glammar

    Apr 28 - Jun 18, 2016

    Galerie Joseph Tang

    1 rue Charles-François Dupuis, Building B, 2nd Floor  / +33953695535 / galeriejosephtang.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends June 25th 2016

  • This exhibition reunites works from Willats’s seminal 1983 “Inside the Night” show, for which he transformed Lisson Gallery into a vision of London after dark. Presented again more than thirty years later, along with an original ambient sound piece, the works on view conjure the avant-garde excitement of the 1980s London club scene.

    Stephen Willats Inside The Night (works from 1982 - 1983)

    May 27 - Jun 25, 2016

    Balice Hertling | Paris

    45 and 47 rue Ramponeau  / +33140334726 / balicehertling.com
    Wed - Sat 2pm to 7pm

  • A fixture of New York City’s cultural landscape since the 1990s—as an artist, DJ, and nightlife promoter—Sweeny presents here a selection of pastels on paper and two unstretched canvas paintings. The exhibition, a collaboration with Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, is timed to celebrate Sweeny’s recently published monograph, KittoSan (2016), which features interviews with some of the art world’s most fabulous, such as Larry Clark, Abel Ferrara, John Giorno, Mary Heilmann, Harmony Korine, Jim Lambie, Will Oldham, Elizabeth Peyton, and Rob Pruitt, among others.

    Spencer Sweeney

    Apr 18 - Jun 25, 2016

    Cahiers D'Art

    14-15 rue du Dragon  / +33145487673 / cahiersdart.fr
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends July 16th 2016

  • Allen Ruppersberg and Sturtevant were born fourteen years apart in Ohio towns that are a fourteen-minute drive from one another. Two years after Sturtevant's death, this exhibition pairs her deadpan commentaries on consumer culture with Ruppersberg's similarly humorous necrologies of rockstars and Americana collages.

    Allen Ruppersberg

    May 21 - Jul 16, 2016

    Air de Paris

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

  • Ends July 31st 2016

  • The first contemporary artist invited to show at the Picasso museum’s newly renovated Hôtel Salé, Spanish-born Miquel Barceló presents paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and works on paper made between the 1990s and today. In dialogue with certain motifs found in Picasso’s oeuvre, Barceló shows off his own diverse and prolific creative process. In conjunction, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France will present an exhibition of Barceló’s prints (March 22–August 28).

    Miquel Barceló Sol y sombra

    Mar 22 - Jul 31, 2016

    Musée National Picasso

    5 rue de Thorigny  / +33142712521 / musee-picasso.fr
    Tue - Fri 11:30am to 6pm, Sat - Sun 9:30am to 6pm

  • Ends August 1st 2016

  • Turning the spotlight on Paul Klee’s ironic humor, this retrospective is France’s first large-scale show dedicated the to the Swiss-German artist in over fifty years. Some 250 works (paintings, sculptures, drawings, and paintings on glass) track Klee’s stylistic evolution from Cubism and Dada to Surrealism and Constructivism. Highlights include 1920s illustrations for Voltaire’s “Candide,” and the artist’s large-scale 1938 masterpiece, Insula dulcamara.

    Paul Klee L'Ironie à l'œuvre

    Apr 6 - Aug 1, 2016

    Centre Pompidou

    Place Georges-Pompidou  / +33144781233 / www.centrepompidou.fr
    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.

    Ragnar Kjartansson SEUL CELUI QUI CONNAÎT LE DÉSIR

    Oct 21, 2015 - Oct 1, 2016

    Palais de Tokyo

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

  • Ends June 19th 2016

  • Taking a holistic approach, Goshka Macuga simultaneously assumes the role of artist, curator, collector, researcher, and exhibition designer. Here, her presentation of research explores artificial memory and addresses concerns about the roles artificial intelligence and technology might play in the demise of humanity.

    Goshka Macuga To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll

    Feb 4 - Jun 19, 2016

    Fondazione Prada | Milan

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

  • Ends June 22nd 2016

  • The inspiration for the Dutch artist’s latest body of work is a 1973 photograph that captures Formula One driver David Purley walking away from a burning car, after having attempted in vain to save his colleague Roger Williamson, who was trapped inside. Suggesting futuristic reliquaries, de Jong's Plexiglas vitrines and foam body parts are stark, cruel reminders of human frailty.

    Folkert de Jong And Nothing But the Truth

    May 18 - Jun 22, 2016

    Brand New Gallery

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

  • Ends June 30th 2016

  • Following his retrospective at Paris’s Palais de Tokyo in 2015, John Giorno presents a site-specific large-scale wall installation titled Space Forgets You. Giorno, a major figure in the New York underground scene who collaborated with Andy Warhol and William Burroughs, has been making text paintings—funny, sexy, angry, beautiful—since the late 1970s.

    John Giorno SPACE FORGETS YOU

    Apr 12 - Jun 30, 2016

    Le Case D'Arte

    Corso di Porta Ticinese 87  / +39028054071 / lecasedarte.com
    Mon - Fri 3pm to 7pm

  • Ends July 29th 2016

  • Bringing together work by nine LA artists—Ginny Bishton, Jennifer Bornstein, Sharon Lockhart, Paul McCarthy, Jason Meadows, Catherine Opie, Laura Owens, Lari Pittman, and Allen Ruppersberg—this show represents three decades of West Coast art. Highlights include Opie’s photographic portraits of children and Ruppersbuerg’s The Singing Poster, 2003, a tribute to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl (1955–56).

    Art from Los Angeles: 1990 - 2010

    Mar 17 - Jul 29, 2016

    Studio Guenzani

    Via Eustachi 10  / +390229409251 / studioguenzani.it
    Tue - Sat 3pm to 7:30pm

  • Ends July 31st 2016

  • The German artist takes over HangarBicocca’s vast industrial space with new and preexisting sensorial works that use light, optical experiments, and movement to help viewers experience the world in novel ways. Thanks to the installation’s choose-your-own-adventure design featuring two parallel pathways, visitors must decide how to approach, and get lost in, the exhibition.

    Carsten Holler Doubt

    Mar 6 - Jul 31, 2016

    Pirelli HangarBicocca

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

  • Chiharu Shiota’s first solo gallery show in Italy features new and recent tangly (and entangling) works. The Japanese artist’s signature spiderweb-like environmental installations made with black string are accompanied by photographs, drawings, and prints.

    Chiharu Shiota Follow the line

    Apr 21 - Jul 31, 2016

    Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea

    Via Goito 7  / +390236526809 / mimmoscognamiglio.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7:30pm

  • Ends August 28th 2016

  • Hoping to better understand artists’ reliance on preexisting imagery in order to make their own, German artist Thomas Demand has curated an exhibition that features works by more than sixty artists and spans the early nineteenth century to now. Organized into three sections, the show addresses issues of originality and copycat culture by examining appropriation and image-making as both creative pursuits and acts of theft.

    L’image volée

    Mar 17 - Aug 28, 2016

    Fondazione Prada | Milan

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

  • Ends September 10th 2016

  • The inaugural show at this gallery’s Milan location (Galleria Fumagalli was founded in Bergamo in 1971) brings together four post–World War II artists whose works push abstraction to new limits. Revealing unexpected commonalities between Castellani, Mangold, Morris, and Noland, the exhibition compares these artists’ use of geometric forms, monochrome, and the surrounding environment.

    Enrico Castellani, Robert Mangold, Robert Morris, Kenneth Noland. A Personal View of Abstract Painting and Sculpture.

    May 25 - Sep 10, 2016

    Galleria Fumagalli

    Via Bonaventura Cavalieri 6  / +393488905781 / galleriafumagalli.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends September 12th 2016

  • Since 1923 the Triennale di Milano has been a showcase for modern design, including decorative arts, fashion, and architecture. Among the exhibitions this year, “Arts and Foods: Rituals since 1851” (April 9­–November 1), curated by Germano Celant, provides a global overview of the connection between food-related aesthetics and rituals.

    Apr 2 - Sep 12, 2016

    La Triennale di Milano

    Viale Alemagna 6  / +3902724341 / triennale.org

  • Opens June 11th 2016

  • “Rauschenberg in China”: The show’s title refers to not just the temporary location of his artworks but also the erstwhile itinerary of the artist himself. Among the works exhibited? The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece, an epic, complex composition that took Rauschenberg nearly two decades to complete. Other artworks on view include photographs from his “Studies for Chinese Summerhall” series, taken during Rauschenberg’s travels to China in 1982. In this context, it’s natural to seek glimpses of the ’85 New Wave Movement, and vice versa.

    Robert Rauschenberg Robert Rauschenberg

    Jun 11 - Aug 21, 2016

    Ullens Center for Contemporary Art 尤伦斯当代艺术中心

    798 Art Zone, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District  / +861057800200 / www.ucca.org.cn
    Tue - Sun 10am to 7pm

  • Ends August 20th 2016

  • A nine-inch-deep mucky mix of sediment and brackish water submerges Galleria Continua, as Host, which marks Antony Gormley’s second show at the venue, draws its materials from local sites—here, Tianjin Coast seawater and red clay taken from a suburb of Beijing. Along with Gormley’s signature figures and a series of additional steel sculptures, the exhibition represents what the artist calls a “primal soup brought within the frame of a museum as a changing painting that you can sense, as well as see.”

    Antony Gormley Host

    Mar 19 - Aug 20, 2016

    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