- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 6 July — 21 September 2019
SOLO SHOW: NC ARTE BOGOTA
The private art foundation NC-Arte is showing the first solo exhibition by Pieter Vermeersch in Colombia. NC-Arte, which is promoting national and international artists since 2010, invited Pieter Vermeersch to realize a site specific installation on this occasion.
Color and light, time and space and the intersection of these intangible elements are the notions that have been explored by this Belgian artist since the very beginning of his career in the late nineties. This artistic research continues in expanding painting with the experimentation with new materials and into the architecture of the exhibition space. In Bogotá the artist will show a new series of paintings as part of a site specific installation, which is including several mural paintings.
- 1—14 July 2019
GROUP SHOW: ANAFI, GREECEPhenomenon is a biennial project for contemporary art held in the Aegean island of Anafi, Greece, taking place between 1-14 July 2019. Phenomenon 3 includes a residency with a series of performances, lectures, video screenings and other events (1-14 July) and an exhibition in outdoor and indoor spaces throughout the island (opening 6 July, until 14 July).For its third edition, Phenomenon will investigate the role of art in times of political urgency. By questioning singular points of view and naturalized concepts, art offers new ways of imagining a collective life, producing forms of social engagement, counteracting authoritarian and populist ideologies. They will be looking for strategies through art that enable encounters of differential forces and interests, circumvent constructed binary oppositions and realize the creative and political potential of the unstable in-between.Invited artists are Eva Barto, Jason Dodge, David Horvitz, Florence Jung, Stelios Kallinikou, Jochen Lempert, Eileen Myles, Deimantas Narkevičius, Vittorio Santoro and Paky Vlassopoulou.
- 29 June 2019
CATALAGUE: ROMA PUBLICATIONS
A new artist book with text drawings by Marc Nagtzaam, made between 1992 and 2019. Complementary to the writings, 24 artists contributions on loose pages are inserted throughout the book. With contributions by 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. As a continuation of the first Roma Publication; (SOME) by Marc Nagtzaam, dating from 1998, this book marks the 20+ years anniversary of Roma Publications.
The catalogue presentation takes place on Saturday, 29. 06.2019 between 5 and 8 pm at Nieuwe Herengracht 11 in Amsterdam.
- 28 June — 18 August 2019
GROUP SHOW: SWISS INSTITUTE, NEW YORK
The Swiss Institute presents Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us, a restaging of the 1974 exhibition by acclaimed curator Harald Szeemann (1933-2005), who is known for his innovative and radical approach to working with artists.
This exhibition recreates Szeemann’s apartment in Bern, Switzerland, where he organized the original show, an all-consuming investigation of the life and work of his grandfather Étienne Szeemann, a famed hairstylist and inventor. Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us, includes approximately 1,200 objects from the Getty Research Institute’s Harald Szeemann Archive and Library and private collections.
Between them Allen Ruppersberg’s “Travel Piece” from 1969, which was also part of Szeemann’s legendary exhibition “When attitude becomes form”.
- 21 June — 8 September 2019
GROUP SHOW: PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARIS
The exhibition City Prince/sses is presented as an imaginary, multiple and complex city, without borders, messy, staggering and creative: an unpredictable laboratory, which is always in motion and being (re)constructed. Visual artists, creators, fashion designers, experimenters, tattooists, musicians: a good fifty artists are presented without any geographical grouping, mostly via new productions and in situ interventions. Next to Jochen Lempert, there are works by artists like Juliette Blightman, Nina Canell, Josef Dabernig, Kate Newby, Willem de Rooij, Anna Schachinger, Michael E. Smith and many more on view.
- 20 June — 5 January 2019
GROUP SHOW: ROSE ART MUSEUM, BOSTON
Drawn from the museum’s exceptional postwar holdings, Into Form examines the ways in which artists from the late 1950s to the present have sought to break boundaries by questioning representation and notions of medium specificity.
Into Form brings together thirty-four works, created by a multi-generational group of artists, which investigate hybridity and challenge rigid notions of representation. A tension between organic and geometric abstraction runs throughout the exhibition, showing long-standing concerns to connect artistic practice to the body and to natural phenomena, as well as a desire to distill forms to their most essential expression.
The selection includes works on paper, painting, sculpture, and video, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the Rose’s permanent collection.
Next to a painting by Pieter Vermeersch, there are works by artists like Anni Albers, Haris Epaminonda, Alex Hubbard and Cy Twombly on view.
- 20 June — 15 September 2019
GROUP SHOW: BÒLIT, CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORANI GIRONA
The group exhibition “J(e m)’ accuse of la mort de l’autor” gathers works of contemporary art, which use appropriation, not only in a sense of refering or relating, but also in terms of fragmentating, (re) contextualizing and (de) composing. Next to Dora García, artists like Daniel G. Andújar, Azahara Cerezo and Itziar Okariz participate.
- 19 June — 25 August 2019
GROUP SHOW: CENTRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, GENEVE
The sixth edition of the 50JPG of the Centre de la photographie Genève will be held between 19 June and 25 August 2019. The main exhibition will aim to bring together Eros & Cosmos. Under the title OSMOSCOSMOS, it will highlight the link between these two universes, a connection that has been very little studied in our western cultures, probably too much influenced by monotheistic religions and the feelings of guilt developed in association with Eros, with the purpose of making the individual more subject to the ascendancy of the churches. The exhibition brings together works of more than 100 artists, between them photographs by Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Piller, as well as Walter Pfeiffer, Thomas Struth and others.
- 15 June — 25 August 2019
GROUP SHOW: KONSTHALL MALMÖ
This exhibition is an exercise in weaving—or yielding. How can the works of three artists who don’t know each other, have never met and have developed their practices in three different contexts, dialogue, connect and intersect—and eventually merge into one and the same exhibition?
Joëlle de La Casinière from Brussels, Ana Jotta from Lisbon and the Antwerp-based Anne Mie Van Kerckhoven all have in common to pay no heed to the trends of contemporary art. Moreover, they have unwaveringly fought throughout their career to avoid being categorized or labelled. Instead, they followed their own paths, turned underground or remained indifferent to the twists and turns of the art market and the institutions. They have sometimes created alter egos, hid or playfully modified their names to somehow react to the branding of identity in the art world, and to the forced marginalization they have suffered as women artists, as well as artists living in peripheral cities. In a way, paradoxically, being marginalized made them work against the grain, to opt for a calculated versatility of media and styles, and an idiosyncratic vocabulary, keeping total freedom as their one and only rule.
In respect of their freedom and eccentricity, the exhibition will not aim at producing an archive or a scientific statement, and will deliberately blur any sense of chronology, when combining existing works from the last four decades with new productions.
Curator: François Piron
- 14 June — 1 August 2019
GROUP SHOW: GRAZER KUNSTVEREIN
This summer Grazer Kunstverein presents a season of performances with artworks, moving image, sound, text, and workshops that explore the idea of fiction as a method or tool for understanding what it is like to be another (human or nonhuman, real or imaginary). Together with artists the institution thinks about thresholds between fiction and reality, about how fiction makes space for agency, empathy and insight, and about how they can work with forms of fiction to imagine forms of consciousness.
The exhibition is dedicated to Elizabeth Costello, a fictional character who appears in publications by the writer J.M. Coetzee. Costello firmly believes in the philosophical value of actively pursuing insight into the conscious experience of animals. The exhibition celebrates the power of fictional voices, acknowledging that listening closely for new voices in the realm of the imagination, can enable us to hear more clearly the most compelling and urgent voices in reality. Next to Dora García, artists like Fahim Amir, Laurie Charles, Veronika Hauer and Morten Norbye Halvorsen.
- 8 June — 13 October 2019
GROUP SHOW: PATIO HERRERIANO MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO ESPAÑOL
Patricia Dauder and Asier Mendizabal participate in the group show “Una dimensión ulterior”, which is referring to one of the first shows of the museum ever, which was entitled “Cuatro dimensiones”.
It is combining some of the works, which were exhibited back then with new works by contemporary artists and is dealing and exploring the value of small, minor narrations instead of trying to tell the story of one large history of art.
The curators chose the indefinite article “una” (a) instead of the definite article “la” (the) in the titel, as they want to underline that there is no longer room for univocal readings of the art of our times, and one reading is always only one of many possibilites.
- 6 April — 11 August 2019
GROUP SHOW: ZKM KARLSRUHE
The last exhibition, which dealt comprehensively with the question »What is modern sculpture?«, took place in 1986 at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris under the title »Qu’est-ce que la sculpture moderne?«. The exhibition »Negative Space« at ZKM | Karlsruhe picks up the spear where the Centre Pompidou dropped it.
Our expectations concerning modern or contemporary sculpture are still essentially driven by the concept of body sculpture, which is formally based on the three essential categories of mass, unbroken volume, and gravity. Whether body-related like Auguste Rodin’s or abstract like Richard Serra’s, sculpture is still and foremost mass, volume, and gravity.
The exhibition »Negative Space« endeavors to change the dominating view of modern and contemporary sculpture by telling a different story. With the aim to investigate the relationship between sculpture and space in a decidedly spatial way, the presented art works address the sculptural phenomenon in relation to diverse spatial concepts: Open spaces, surrounding, hollow and intermediate spaces, mirror, light and shadow spaces, virtual data spaces, etc.
Next to a sculpture by Dora García, there are works on view from artists like Marie Lienhard, Refik Anadol, Fujiko Nakaya, Fred Sandback, Richard Serra, Jeffrey Shar, Pae White, Trisha Brown and many more.
- 8 June — 18 August 2019
GROUP SHOW: GALERIA MUNICIPAL DO PORTO, PORTO
This exhibition is named after an influential essay by Michel Foucault and examines notions of space as imagined and developed by visual artists, in contrast to the understanding of space in scientific or technical disciplines, including appropriation of this concept by the field of architecture beginning with the modernist movement in the early twentieth century.
Urgent topics emerge from this approach towards the idea of space, including identity and gender issues, social alienation in contemporary urban contexts, and revisiting complex historical memories through installations, paintings and sculptures by several artists.
The group show is featuring a work by Ana Jotta, as well as by artits like Bruno Cidra, Francisco Vidal, Leonor Antunes, Rosa Carvalho and Ruth Rosengarten.
- 22 May — 8 September 2019
GROUP SHOW: MAXXI, ROME
This exhibition, curated by Hou Hanru with Chiara Bertini, is a part of Expanding The Horizon, the programme of the MAXXI, which is dedicated to the development of international partnerships between the museum, other cultural institutions and private collections.
On this occasion MAXXI is hosting a number of works from the collection of the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, one of the most important modern art museums in Spain, which houses masterpieces of Spanish and international art.
The exhibition takes its title from a 1986 work by the famous Spanish artist Juan Muñoz, Al norte de la tormenta. Also featured are works by, among others, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg,Tony Cragg, Antoni Tàpies, Cristina Iglesias, Susana Solano and Ángeles Marco.
- 8 June — 18 August 2019
GROUP SHOW: GALERIA MUNICIPAL DO PORTO
Desertado. Algo que aconteceu pode acontecer novamente [Deserted. Something that happened may happen again] emerged from the challenge proposed to the artist to think about and discuss the place of fiction and shared histories in today’s social and political constructions. Assembling several perspectives of thought and artistic proposals, which will meet, cross and inhabit the installation created by Maria Trabulo in collaboration with Pieternel Vermoortel, the exhibition reflects on what might be the place and action of the artist in our evolving political landscape.
- 6—11 June 2019
SCREENING: OLHAR DE CINEMA - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURITIBA
On June 6 and 11 2019, Dora García will show her film “Segunda Vez” at “The Olhar de Cinema – Festival internacional de curitiba”. This festival takes place since 2012 and aims to highlight and celebrate the independent cinema held worldwide through the official selection of films with inventive aesthetic proposals, involving and with thematic commitment, ranging from approaching contemporary concerns about the everyday micro-universe of relationships, until interpretations and positions on politics and world economy. Films that risk new forms of cinematic language, which are open to experimentalism and yet possess a great potential for communication with the public. In the midst of these questions, it is possible to compose a program of great thematic and aesthetic diversity, which does not reject genres, formats and durations.
- 29 May — 15 September 2019
GROUP SHOW: G2 KUNSTHALLE LEIPZIG
Art is not a self-contained product or event, divorced from the particulars of everyday life and independent of its social circumstances. Art, whichever form it takes, not only bears an intellectual relation to reality, it is molded in an active engagement with the world. Joseph Beuys put it succinctly when he called for the union of art and life. Ever since humans, more than 40,000 years ago, produced the first cave paintings, using colors and materials to fashion manifestations inspired by reality has been a foundational principle of human expression. The creative process in which a work comes into being opens up a different access to things that might otherwise remain closed and obscure to us. The exhibition gathers a selection of works in a wide variety of media by German and international artists from the Hildebrand Collection. A sustained reflection on their specific relation to the world yields a broad range of nuanced answers.
Next to works by Matt Mullican, there are works by artists like Jose Dávila, Sven Johne, Hannah Levy and Tal R from the Hildebrandt Collection on view.
- 25 May 2019 — 31 May 2024
GROUP SHOW: FIRST BIENNALE IN OSLO
As part of the collective Rose Hammer, Dora García will participate in the first edition of the Biennale in Oslo, which takes place in public space. The so called osloBIENNALEN is curated by Eva González-Sancho Bodero and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, the curatorial team behind OSLO PILOT, a two-year experimental and research-based project that laid the groundwork for the biennial. The two curators state “More than a physical public space, a city is a dynamic sphere that is constantly moving, where tensions emerge between built objects and what happens in and around them. It’s a place where people meet, communicate, negotiate and create; where communities and cultures evolve. Working with this dynamic space, osloBIENNALEN will encompass both new and pre-existing works of art with varying tempos, rhythms and life-spans that go beyond established expectations of what is ephemeral, durational and permanent. Giving time, space and freedom for artists to work, we offer a framework to rethink the parameters of art production, display, collecting and mediation, thereby aiming at influencing cultural policies.”
- 25 May — 22 June 2019
GROUP SHOW: 8.SALON HAMBURG
In the 20th century “Eroticism” was one of the most common topics in the arts, but today it is a marginal phenomenon or even a delicate topic. On the other side the nude human and its attraction is more and more present in mainstream media and the internet. Passion, intimacy and eroticism are under an enorme tension: on the one side hardcore pornography was never as cheap and easily accessible. On the other side there are new, mostly religious movements, which try to suppress any kind of liberalness. It seems that in this conflict area erotic art, if we think of its rare presence in a younger art scene, has nearly no room for manoeuvre.
The exhibition was developed in close cooperation with the “Institut”, a initiative of young artists, which run an exhibition space in Berlin since 2008. The show wants to examine what kind of energies and movements are responsible for considering “eroticism” a taboo and if nowadays erotic art is – again – a topic, which can be shown behind closed curtains only. Participating artists are next to Jochen Lempert, artists like Mark Barker, Katharina Duve, Jessica Halm, Paul McCarthy, Roberto Ohrt, Jason Rhoades, Max Schmidtlein, Amelie von Wulffen and Wolfgang Tillmans.
- 3 May — 20 July 2019
SOLO SHOW: LA SALLE DE BAINS, LYON
Koenraad Dedobbeleer’s exhibition “A Reduction by the Comprehensible by Reason” takes place in three chapters at La Salle De Bains in Lyon. And even before the first chapter of the exhibition opened, it started with posters, which were put up around town, displaying a single image and no title other than the caption. The image is a black-and-white one of the Laocoön Group, or more precisely a photograph of the screen displaying the image of the statue, a sculptural group that forms a single block yet aspires to a certain movement, imparting a contradiction to the marble.
The space of La Salle de bains has been modified for the first chapter by shifts or distortions of physical elements already making it up. The mirror of the space, now doubled, surges outward, a façade in appearance; the doormat, subjected to a force stretching it, becomes part of the exhibition space, an enlarged threshold; the platform grows, then pivots, now occupying a central place to the point of taking on the look of a stage; the Pirelli rubber flooring makes its way out of the storeroom and rolls over the platform, covering it; while a door is dropped in and more clearly separates the exhibition space from the storeroom. Only a few elements have been added, i.e., a door, a photograph, a piece of sculpture. In short, everything that had already been visible in the space has been transformed, as if nothing were on display yet everything had been taken over by the exhibition. For the second and third chapter Koenraad Dedobbeleer changed the elements again and incorporated more and more works into the setting.
- 24 May — 7 September 2019
GROUP SHOW: McEVOY FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS, SAN FRANCISCO
Featuring limited-edition artists’ books, prints, album covers, film ephemera, and other objects dating from the mid-20th century to the present, the exhibition provides a historical context to editions-based practices while engaging six contemporary artists to contribute creative projects that reflect their personal interpretations of the concept. Themes of politics, ownership, authenticity, sampling, distribution, creative autonomy, and empowerment run strongly through the presented objects and artworks. Next to works by Allen Ruppersberg, there are objects by artists like Richard Artschwager, Joseph Beuys, Jenny Holzer, Moyra Davey and many others on view.
- 24 May — 27 July 2019
SOLO SHOW: ART3, VALENCE
Solo show of Marc Nagtzaam at Art 3 – Art Contemporain in Valence, France. Art3 is the exhibition space of an international residency program, which supports artists from the Rhone-Alpes region by giving them the possibility to live abroad (Germany, Canada, Spain and Italy) for a period of three months. Based on exchange and inter-regional cooperation, art3 hosts foreign artists as well for three months. These residencies aim to promote the mobility of artists and to faciliate knowledge and relations with the artistic research of each territory.
- 18 May — 11 August 2019
GROUP SHOW: KUNSTSAMMLUNG STAEDTISCHE GALERIE JENA
Erich Haeckel (1834 – 1919) was a German zoologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist and artist, who discovered, descibed and named thousands of species and coined many terms in biology. His published artworks include over 100 detailed, multicolored illustrations of animals and sea creatures, collected in his “Kunstformen der Natur”. The exhibition combines those works by Erich Haeckel with contemporary art. Next to works by Jochen Lempert, this exhibition featurs works by Mark Dion, Eva-Maria Schön, Nora Schattauer, Robert Seidel and Ernst Haeckel.
- 17 May — 21 July 2019
GROUP SHOW: KUNSTVEREIN HAMBURG
The group exhibition Political Affairs – Language Is Not Innocent, explores how contemporary artists from different generations have dealt and deal with language -intended not only as tool of communication, but also as a visual and sculptural medium- to make political and social assertions. Curated by Monica Bonvicini and Bettina Steinbrügge, the show conceives the artistic practice as a reworking of visual forms and methods in order to present political and critical ideas about contemporary society. The use of language, as a political and social tool, is under observation then: how power is mediated, and how points of view are constructed, reproduced and manipulated through written and spoken words.
Participating artists are next to Allen Ruppersberg, artists like Alice Attie, Daniela Comani, Guy Debord, Jeremy Deller, Adrian Piper, Barbara Kruger and Superflex.