- 16 February — 18 October 2020
SOLO SHOW: MAC's, GRAND-HORNU
In 2020, the MAC’s will be presenting the first retrospective in Belgium of the Californian artist Matt Mullican. Since the early 1970s, Matt Mullican has sought to structure the world and to understand it using various supports (stone slabs, flags and banners, stained-glass windows or computer assisted compositions, etc.) to establish a truly personal cosmology. This mental map, which he named “the five worlds”, refers to the various levels of perception with which he associates colours (yellow for art, red for ideas, etc.). In this way the artist will invade the space of the MAC’s to plunge the visitor into the heart of his original universe and confront us with the numerous aspects which characterise human life.
- 15 February — 5 July 2020
GROUP SHOW: DE PONT MUSEUM, TILLBURG
Jochen Lempert work will be shown in this group show along with artists Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, Andres Serrano, Deana Lawson, Viviane Sassen and Jean-Luc Mylayne.
- 14 February — 17 May 2020
SOLO SHOW: ROSE ART MUSEUM, WALTHAM
For her first solo exhibition in the United States, Dora García (b. Valladolid, 1965) focuses on her work of the recent years to open new platforms of analysis, reflection and visibility. Through a practice that prioritizes the use of performance in a participative manner, García will transform the Lois Foster Gallery into a living platform to investigate the relationship between audience, architecture and artistic work.
Love with Obstacles includes both newly commissioned works and existing projects, and also features drawings, films, intervened documents and letters that will be activated through performances and readings to articulate a collective space where dialogue is central. Two newly commissioned works will be premiered at the Rose Art Museum: the film Love with Obstacles, focusing on the legacy of the extraordinary author, feminist, October revolutionary, political exile and diplomat, Alexandra Kollontai (St. Petersburg,1872– Moscow, 1952) who advocated for the sexual emancipation of women and radical equality; The Labyrinth of Female Freedom, a performance where female poetics and politics meet; and a new Golden Sentence: “She has many names” opens the exhibition. Love with Obstacles also brings together for the first time rarely seen documents from Brandeis University Special Collections that the artist has personally selected and classified, highlighting the institution´s unique legacy of committed work to social justice and in the struggle for human rights.
- 13 February — 1 November 2020
GROUP SHOW: BOMBAS GENS, VALÈNCIA
Plants or vegetal forms representation have been a constant through history of photography. Whether from the objective photography or the idea of archive, several artists have decided focusing on plants. Understanding this exhibition as a garden, ‘Botanicals’ creates a visual narration from artworks within Per Amor a l’Art collection, including artists as Jochen Lempert, Karl Blossfeldt, Imogen Cunningham Hans-Peter Feldmann, Jonas Mekas, Alessandra Spranzi o Pierre Verger.
- 2 February — 7 March 2020
GROUP SHOW: VALERIE TRAAN, ANTWERP
Marg Nagtzaam will be part of this group show at Valerie Traan, Antwerp, along with Frederic Geurts, Haleh Redjaian and John Van Oers.
- 24 January — 29 March 2020
SOLO SHOW: LE CRÉDAC, IVRY-SUR-SEINE
The show at Le Crédac called Jardin d’hiver (Winter Garden) followed on Sudden Spring and Predicted Autumn,  a program that the artist pursued in time with the seasons. Lempert designed an installation of vitrines like botanical cases but holding photo compositions that play out a vegetal motif as the prints of a nature hanging on the promise of renewal. An Ipomoea tricolor (the morning glory), a detail from Botticelli’s Spring, and the floral print of a cotton shirt are elements that form a visual narrative through the play of free conceptual or formal associations fashioned by the artist.
 At the Bildmuseet, University of Umeå, Sweden (2018), and the Musée d’art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, Château de Rochechouart (2018).
- 17—21 December 2019
SCREENING: FABRA I COATS, BARCELONA
Shot in black and white, the film intertwines two narratives. The visual part of the work shows a path through the interior of the famous Maison Wolfers in Brussels, designed by Henry van de Velde. Dora García uses conventions of the subjective camera, which, like a furtive and distracted eye, at a slow and watchful pace, scans the interior of the mansion in decline. Parallel to the image, the audio of the piece develops, transpiring at the same slow pace. It is a description narrated by a male voice that has nothing to do with the images and describes the actions and shots of the only film made by Samuel Beckett, Film (1964), one of the first to use the subjective camera or point-of-view technique. Through this double narrative of audio and video, the artist places us as participating subjects in a scenario that moves between reality and fiction.
- 7 December 2019 — 16 February 2020
SOLO SHOW: CAMERA AUSTRIA, GRAZ
For his exhibition at Camera Austria, Jochen Lempert puts his black-and-white photographs in relation to publications from the extensive library on site. The horizontal display gives rise to a visual dialogue by different photographic carrier mediums, so that form- and content-related design patterns are apparent among the books, as well as narratives, typological features, and associative connections.
- 30 November 2019 — 26 January 2020
SOLO SHOW: KUNSTVEREIN HANNOVER
Belgian artist Koenraad Dedobbeleer’s solo exhibition at Kunstverein Hannover is a joint cooperation with Wiels contemporary art center in Brussels and Kunst Museum Wintherhur. The artist’s exhibition in Hannover will consist in further works developed especially for the space. The interplay between outside and inside, which is sometimes overlooked in the museum architecture of the Kunstverein, will receive special attention through the site-specific installations that the artist is planning. For example, he will address and elegantly stage the partially non-existent or invisible heating systems and other special features of the rooms.
Content-related research on Hannover, particularly on the significance of artistic spaces such as those of El Lissitzky and Kurt Schwitters, but also on the importance of Alexander Dorner, will form the basis of the exhibition. In this way, Dedobbeleer will draw specific reference to Kunstverein Hannover both formally (spatially) and in terms of content (historically).
- 29 November 2019 — 31 March 2020
GROUP SHOW: ESPAC, MEXICO CITY
Inter/medio is a stage for experiences that take place between the fields of cinema and visual arts. Conceived simultaneously as an exhibition, a book and a learning program, each dimension of the project incorporates strategies from experimental cinema to revisit the outlines traced by the historical development of artistic mediums. It is an invitation to explore transitional zones as stages, narratives, framings, fictions, assemblages and modes of perception that modulate time and presence.
The exhibition —integrated by the ESPAC Collection and invited artists— includes works by Francis Alÿs, Ghada Amer, Iñaki Bonillas, Daniel Buren, Camel Collective, José Pedro Croft, Daniela Flores, Jorge de la Garza, Concepción Huerta, Elsa-Louise Manceaux, Sam Moyer, Melanie Smith and Sofía Táboas.
- 16 November — 21 December 2019
SOLO SHOW: CAPRI, Düsseldorf
Solo show by Jochen Lempert, curated by Gesine Borcherdt, at CAPRI, a non-commercial exhibition space in Düsseldorf founded by Nina Höke and Alexander Sies and their Modern Collections Foundation. The program was curated by Moritz Wesseler until the end of 2014 and is curated by Gesine Borcherdt since 2015.
- 31 October 2019 — 8 October 2020
GROUP SHOW: CAIXAFORUM, BARCELONA
Xavier Ribas, among with many other photographers and filmmakers, will be part of the exhibition “Cámara y ciudad. La vida urbana en la fotografía y el cine” at CaixaForum Barcelona.
This exhibition, based on Center Pompidou collections in dialogue with photographs and film material of Spanish collections, traces the history of the fruitful relationship between the city and the camera. The exhibition revolves around several problems, visible through the mix of historical photographs, such as the iconic “Paris by night” series by Brassaï, the surrealist prints by Cartier-Bresson, together with contemporary works such as Philippe-Lorca’s projects diCorcia or Barbara Probst.
- 24 October 2019 — 12 January 2020
GROUP SHOW: CDAN, HUESCA
“El tráfico de la Tierra” is a collaboration between photographers Xavier Ribas and Ignacio Acosta and art historian Louise Purbrick.
This research documents the movement of mineral wealth in Chile and its incorporation into global markets and European landscapes. Saltpeter and copper are its focus. Desert and city, rubble and country houses, ruin and regeneration, landscape and archives, Chile and Great Britain: these are the poles of the same capital circuit based on the transformation of saltpeter and copper as industrial materials.
In the last five years, Acosta, Purbrick and Ribas have met other artists, photographers, writers, curators, translators and activists and have worked alongside them, sharing their concern for a documentary policy sensitive to the inequalities of extractive industries.
- 19 October — 30 November 2019
SOLO SHOW: CASA São ROQUE CENTRO DE ARTE, PORTO
Through a discreet display of objects from the Peter Meeker/Álvares Ribeiro collection and site-specific interventions, Jotta pays a visit to the house that was abandoned for many years, now restored and transformed into a new contemporary art center in Porto.
- 12 October — 8 November 2019
GROUP SHOW: CENTRO BOTÍN, SANTANDER
In 2019, the Botín Centre celebrates the 25th anniversary of Itineraries, the annual exhibition that displays the work of the artists awarded the Botín Foundation’s Visual Arts Grant each year, which has been running since 1993.
In order to mark the Botín Foundation’s continuous support for the most contemporary artistic practice, the Collecting Practices: 25 years of Itinerarios exhibition includes a selection of works by 25 artists who have been awarded grants over these years, offering a broad perspective of the evolution of the artistic practice since the end of the last century.
Patricia Dauder’s film “Les Mailens (A Film), 2007” will be shown, along with works by Lara Almárcegui, Basma Alsharif, Leonor Antunes, Javier Arce, Erick Beltrán, David Bestué, Bleda y Rosa, Nuno Cera, Patricia Esquivias, Karlos Gil, Carlos Irijalba, Adria Julia, Juan López, Rogelio López Cuenca, Renata Lucas, Mateo Maté, Jorge Méndez Blake, Regina de Miguel, Leticia Ramos, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Teresa Solar Abboud, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Jorge Yeregui and David Zink-Yi to reflect the institution’s commitment to recent art and reveal a close relationship with its 210 grant holders, most of whom are well known artists today.
- 27 September 2019 — 12 January 2020
GROUP SHOW: MUSAC, LEÓN
Through the work of Matt Mullican (Santa Monica, California, 1951), Waqas Khan (Akhtarabad, Pakistan, 1982), Andrés Fernández (Madrid, Spain, 1973) and Mareva Mayo (León, Spain, 1986), it will be possible to explore the dimension of writing, symbols, cartography and other forms of depiction that negotiate between the inside and the outside or between the subjectivity of perception and the factuality of the world by exploring, by means of texts and images, a kind of visionary geography presented with a great economy of means, and on the contrary, with top-quality iconic and experiential power which is not only the (de)script(ion) of the world, but which also aims at transforming it through or visions and versions. A (de)script(ion) is a way of noting down, telling and transmitting, but also, and above all, of inquiring.
- 20 September — 27 October 2019
GROUP SHOW: TIMISOARA BIENNIAL
The Art Encounters Biennial is a cross between an experimental art festival and a contemporary art biennial. It focuses on extensive curatorial research which engages in meaningful dialogues with the historical and the socio-cultural contexts of the city of Timișoara. The mission of the biennial is to become a creative meeting point for artists, communities, institutions, and ideas. The third edition of the biennial continues the mission of engaging a wide audience in a debate on the main topics of today’s society, creating a vibrant platform for cultural exchange between the art scenes in Romania and those abroad.
Next to Dora García, artists like Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Chto Delat, Forensic Architecture, Vilmos Koter, Trevor Paglen and Haegue Yang.
- 14 September 2019, 16:00—21:00H
SOLO SHOW: Guimarães, VIENNA
Solo presentation at Guimarães, project space run by the artists Hugo Canoilas, Christoph Meier and Nicola Pecoraro. The show will open on September 14 from 16.00 to 21.00. Guimarães is only open by appointment.
- 14 September — 17 November 2019
GROUP SHOW: Can Palauet, Mataró
Touring group show curated by Joana Hurtado part of the program of the ODA’s Visual Arts Program of the Diputació de Barcelona. It will travel to different cities. The first show opens at Can Palauet in Mataró next September 14.
- 14 September — 17 November 2019
GROUP SHOW: TALLINN ART HALL, TALLINN
“Photography as a material process had quite a short life. One could mark the endpoints of its historical moment as ranging from the toxic mercury fumes of the daguerreotype to the computer-generated quicksilver of the shape-shifting android assassin T-1000 in the film Terminator 2. Now the field of photography has itself become mercury-like. Liquid, protean, mutable, and fast flowing. Magically reflective, moving at the slightest touch.”
– From the essay Mercury, Simon Dybbroe Møller
Mercury expands Dybbroe Møller’s consideration of the photographic into an embodied visual essay comprised of artworks by international artists alongside found material and arcane artefacts. The exhibition explores how photography has transformed itself from a physical object into a mere reference point. An abstract term that we apply to stuff, a part of the crystalline lens through which we perceive the world, a measuring stick that we carry around with us and relate everything to. It has become an ecology or, rather, the very terms through which our environment is apprehended and develops.
The exhibition includes works by Jochen Lempert, Thomas Bayrle, Nina Beier, Alexandra Bircken, Georgia Gardner Gray, Edith Karlson, Elke Krystufek, John Miller, Rait Prääts, Heji Shin, Sung Tieu, Sophus Tromholt, Andrew Norman Wilson and more.
- 13 September — 15 December 2019
GROUP SHOW: Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine
An exhibition of Sarah Tritz with the works of 29 invited artists : Fabienne Audéoud, Alexandra Bircken, Valérie Blass, Benjamin Bonjour, Bruno Botella, Paul Bourdoncle, Anne Bourse, Stéphanie Cherpin, Claude Chevalier, Maria Corvocane, Morgan Courtois, Liz Craft, Nicole Eisenman, Eugène Engrand, Paul Hugues, Dorothy Iannone, ANA JOTTA, Anne Kawala, Maria Lassnig, Alfred Leuzinger, Stephen Maas, Monica Majoli, Camila Oliveira Fairclough, Gerald Petit, Hélène Reimann, Alberto Savinio, Philipp Schöpke, Hassan Sharif, Maxime Thieffine.
- 12 September 2019 — 19 January 2020
GROUP SHOW: GROPIUS BAU, BERLIN
The thematic exhibition Walking Through Walls presents a contemporary panorama of the artistic responses made to the detrimental effects of human-made barriers, divisions and walls, showcasing works by Dora García, Jose Dávila, Mona Hatoum, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Christian Odzuck, Anri Sala, Regina Silveira, alongside many others. Acknowledging the location of the Gropius Bau alongside the former Berlin Wall, the exhibition offers a global perspective on the physical and psychological repercussions of coexisting in divided societies. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, the exhibition is a timely exploration of how barriers can articulate feelings of vulnerability and anxiety, and represent individual and collective identities.
- 6 September — 6 November 2019
SOLO SHOW: CAC CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, VILNIUS
Solo show by Dedobbeleer curated by Ūla Tornau.
- 31 August 2019, 14:00—18:00H
BOOK LAUNCH: ARCHIV & UC BOOKS, ZURICH
In 1998, Marc Nagtzaam‘s book (SOME), a collection of his text drawings, marked the beginning of Roma Publications. Over 20 years later, Regular Features links Nagtzaam’s work to that of many other artist friends and collaborators. Made between 1992 and 2019, the text drawings in Regular Features are interspersed with 23 artist contributions in the form of inserts, featuring the work of Mark Manders, Louis Lüthi, Sue Tompkins, Stephan Keppel, Steve Van den Bosch, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Sophie Nys, Pierre Leguillon, Batia Suter, Experimental Jetset, Na Kim, Tim Hollander, Lily van der Stokker, Karin Herwegh, Karel Martens, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Kasper Andreasen, Jochen Lempert, gerlach en koop, Henri Jacobs, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Marijn van Kreij, and Willem Oorebeek. Regular Features is designed by Marc Nagtzaam and Roger Willems, published by Roma Publications in an edition of 400 copies, signed and numbered.
- 24 August — 17 November 2019
SOLO SHOW: SAARLANDMUSEUM, SAARBRÜCKEN
Hans-Peter Feldmann made the work “100 Years” between 1996 and 2000. It consists of 101 photographs of which each shows an individual in an age between 8 weeks and 100 years. Age and forename of the portrayed are written on the Passe-Partout. Automatically the viewer starts to compare her own age with the depicted and positions herself in the course of time.
Feldmann’s “100 years” shows that photography is more connected to the time of its genesis than any other media.
- 1 August — 26 October 2019
GROUP SHOW: AICHI TRIENNALE
The Aichi Triennale, which has been held every three years since 2010, is one of the largest international contemporary art festivals in Japan. In 2019, the festival’s fourth iteration will feature an international contemporary art exhibition alongside film, performing arts and music programs, bringing together over 80 individual artists and artist groups across a range of expressive domains to showcase their cutting-edge works.
Dora Gacía will show the performance “Los Romeos” on the occasion of Aichi Triennale for the first time in Asia.
- 19 July — 3 November 2019
GROUP SHOW: EL PALATINO, ROME
The Palatine Hill, where the palaces of the greatest emperors of Rome were built, becomes a monumental scenario with the exhibition Kronos and Kairos. I tempi dell’arte contemporanea.
The ancient Greeks used to express the notion of time with two opposite but complementary words: kronos and kairos; the first indicating the quantitative duration of the flowing, abstract time; the second, on the other hand, indicating the qualitative aspect, that is the exact moment, the good occasion, but also a specific period of time.
These are two key concepts of Hellenic religiosityexpressing the sense of balance between man and nature.
The selected works, both audiovisual and installations, combine with the scenarios of the imperial palaces: from the imposing Severian Arcades to the peace of the Palatine Stadium, from the elegance of the lower peristyle of the Domus Augustana to the spatiality of Sala dei Capitelli.
Next to site specific works by Matt Mullican, there are works by 14 other Italian and international artists on display; between them Nina Beier, Catherine Biocca, Rä di Martino, Jimmie Durham, Kasia Fudakowski, Oliver Laric and Cristina Lucas.
- 12—21 July 2019
GROUP SHOW: KLEINE HUMBOLDT GALERIE, BERLIN
In this year’s anniversary exhibition, Kleine Humboldt Galerie will explore various forms in which selection appears. At ten different venues, including the 18th century main building Unter den Linden, an abandoned lecture hall and the actively used but hardly known greenhouses in Dahlem, artworks including sculpture, media art, installations and performances will open up different perspectives on selection processes. Using the Humboldt University as a frame, Kleine Humboldt Galerie will create room to discuss the topic of selection and make it accessible for the visitors. Participating artists are next to Peter Piller, artists like Maria Anwander, Jan Bernstein, Nicole Wendel and many more.
- 11 July — 3 November 2019
GROUP SHOW: FUNDAÇAO DE SERRALVES, PORTO
Marking the 30th anniversary of the Serralves Foundation, Voyage to the Beginning and Back, The Serralves Collection 1989-2019 presents significant works from its collection or that occupy an important place in the genesis and history of the Serralves Collection and Museum. Either because they were part of the original set of works assembled to set up Serralves Museum and the Collection, or because they were specifically produced for Serralves (for the spaces of the Villa, Museum or other parts of the city commissioned by Serralves) or because their first public presentation was in Serralves or because they were part of major solo exhibitions (and remembered as key moments both in the artist’s career and the history of the institution).
Works by Ana Jotta and Matt Mullican, among many other artists, will be part of the exhibition.
- 7 July — 29 September 2019
GROUP SHOW: L.A.C. NARBONNE
Pieter Vermeersch is participating in the group show “Genesis” at the L.A.C. Narbonne. Next to his work, the exhibition is featuring works by Berlinde de Bruyckere, Petre Cupere, Ronny Delrue, Koen van den Broek, Stijn Cole, Renato Nicolodi, Wesley Meuris, Peter Buggenhout, Johan Tahon and Jonas Vansteenkiste.