- 22 October 2021 — 9 January 2022
GROUP SHOW: Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes
- 19 October — 31 December 2021
Dora García has received The “Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas 2021” (National Prize for Plastic Arts). The prize is awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports.
The jury has recognized “her comprehensive way of conceiving spaces to create performances in which interaction with audiences is key, as well as her versatility in the use of supports and his ability to promote ethical reflection by relating concepts and emotions.”
Read article in El País (in Spanish) here.
- 16 October — 31 December 2021
GROUP SHOW: Culturgest, Lisbon
O pequeno mundo (The Small World) is a group exhibition that brings together paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and photographs by 24 Portuguese artists, including many of the major figures from the Portuguese art scene in recent decades. This exhibition consists of a diversified group of works that evoke one of the most distinctive features of artistic practice: the possibility – the vocation – of creating peculiar worlds, in-between worlds, quasi-worlds, parallel alternative and projective worlds that question the realities in which we live. Accordingly, artists were chosen who have distinguished themselves through their profoundly idiosyncratic nature and the way in which they construct mirror worlds, creating fields open to the imagination, exploring the transfigurative capacities inherent in the artistic process, understood as a privileged way of transforming and converting some things into others, and changing the status and symbolism of what is in front of us. Curator: Sérgio Mah
- 15 October 2021 — 6 March 2022
GROUP SHOW: FUNDACIÓ MIRÓ, BARCELONA
The Point of Sculpture offers an overview of the practice of modern and contemporary sculpture from an asynchronous, heterogeneous perspective that also includes older pieces and anonymous objects. The exhibition, arising from the ambition of twentieth-century sculpture to move beyond representing and generating images, also aims to show the major transformation of this discipline in the twenty-first century with the implementation of new techniques and the emergence of new imaginaries and sensibilities. Curated by David Bestué, in collaboration with Martina Millà.
- 7 October 2021 — 9 January 2022
SOLO SHOW: Mattatoio di Roma
The stories of Dora García (b. Valladolid, Spain, 1965; she lives and works in Oslo), characterised by a summary script and an open ending, probe the impact of language, literature, translation and the subconscious on social constructions and identities. Her work revolves around the ongoing negotiation between speaker and listener, between author and reader, between actor and audience, while at the same time forging an ambivalence between fiction and spontaneous event, analysing the sense of the border between reality and representation.
The Conosco un labirinto che è una linea retta project, developed in Pavilions 9A and 9B at the Mattatoio di Roma, focuses on the notions of event, duration and repetition. The two pavilions mirror one another, doubling up through labyrinthine narrative and psychoanalysis, unfolding in a binary setting like two paths that fork and rejoin only through active observation which invites the visitor not to consider indifference as a feasible option, and to consciously decide whether to enter into a situation or to shirk it.
- 3 September — 19 December 2021
TWO SOLO SHOWS: Fotogalleriet, OSLO / Netwerk Aalst, BELGIUM
If I could wish for something takes its title from a Friedrich Holländer’s Weimar song. The lyrics of “Wenn ich mir was wünschen dürfte” are sung from the perspective of a woman who seeks to be happy, but not too happy, because sadness has become a refuge for her. This feeling is typical of the fraught ‘love story’ between feminism and socialism, between love and revolution. “The woman question” has been tiptoed around by every revolutionary movement since the nineteenth century. These decades of disillusionment are part and parcel of feminist history.
This exhibition brings together two recent films by Dora Garcia, Love With Obstacles and If I Could Wish For Something. Both films are part of Amor Rojo, a work-in-progress that studies the complex legacy of Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952).
- 6 August — 23 September 2021
GROUP SHOW: Gallery Arsenał in Białystok, Poland
In the beginning was the deed! is an exhibition and collective research project inspired by Białystok’s history of insurrectionary anarchism. The project considers the legacy of worker movements in Bialystok at the beginning of the 20th century, focusing on the “boom” of anarchist activity in the region and critically addressing their tactics and global influence within the context of contemporary art and protest movements around the world. Combining historical materials with contemporary art, actions in public space, public events, and a study and publishing centre, the exhibition not only explores the relations between art and politics and the role of radical protest in social change today, but also seeks to build a deeper awareness of Białystok’s rich political, industrial, and multicultural heritage.
Curated by Post Brothers & Katarzyna Różniak
- 23 July — 14 November 2021
Solo show: Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst
For his artistic work, Peter Piller has always preferred the formats of artists’ publications. As a rule, he transfers selected groups of artistic works into the form of an artist’s book, a postcard or graphic edition. The images used come from the artist’s archive. They come from different contexts. For example, he has categorised about 7,000 press photos into more than 100 subject areas.
The cabinet exhibition presents all of Peter Piller’s artist publications. It thus creates a meta-archive, as it were, that archives the work of the archivist and artist.
- 19 June — 31 October 2021
Duo exhibition: Wuserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst
With Richard Prince (*1949) and Peter Piller (*1968), two artists focusing respectively on American myths and the realities of life in Germany — different generations, diverse worlds —, there is an encounter at the Weserburg Museum for Modern Art between two extremely original artistic oeuvres offering exemplary presentations of life and thought in and through pictures.
Cowboys, rockers and their girlfriends, pictures full of macho eroticism, chauvinistic cartoons and stereotypical cars on the one hand. Plots of land for future development, unpleasant neighbors, fleeing birds and office drawings on the other. Significant visual values are juxtaposed with absurd images of everyday life.
- 11 June — 26 September 2021
Solo show: La Virreina. Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, Spain
The exhibition brings together four sets of works. Groundworks – Documents (2021) is a slide projection that documents Dauder’s earlier series Groundworks (2015); Weather Sticks (2018) is a series of ceramic works manufactured following a process open to the intervention of climatic factors; Sections (2021) is a new mural installation of many lithographs, a set that prologues the film Insulana (2021) inspired by the volcanic eruption that affected the Azores between 1957 and 1958. The film was shot in S16 mm and is projected in 35 mm. It transfers to the screen a double exposure of the images with which the artist works, as also happens with the lithographs, which are palimpsests of variable intensity.
For this reason, the itinerary of the exhibition is presented in two stages, creating the possibility of seeing the same work twice. The result is a compendium of the work produced in the studio and the work produced in the open—a duality that is a recurring feature in Patricia Dauder’s most recent work. Exhibition curated by Carles Guerra.
- 29 May — 22 November 2021
Group show: Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
Conceived in a dialogue between Maurizio Cattelan and Chiara Parisi, director of Centre Pompidou-Metz and curator of the exhibition with Anne Horvath, Arcimboldo Face to Face offers an unprecedented journey, away from any chronology, into the meandering thought and timeless vocabulary of this mysterious painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593).
The exhibition reflects the current state of art through the eyes of 130 artists, whose selection was guided by the influence – assumed, unconscious or fantasized – that the Lombard master exerts on their thinking and art. Each of the 250 works in the exhibition bears the imprint of Arcimboldo’s unique creative freedom and follows a golden thread through the centuries until the present day.
- 28 May — 29 August 2021
Group show: Tabakalera, San Sebastián, Spain
This exhibition has as its starting point the work Lekeitioak by the Basque singer-songwriter Mikel Laboa (1934-2008). Placing this series, which began in the 1980s, at the centre of the exhibition, it proposes a crossover between different fields of work based on the communication-non-communication binomial. The “Lekeitios” are artefacts in which the division between popular culture and the avant-garde is diluted and formal concerns and they refer to long-standing formal concerns and deviations: the play between tradition and translation, the mixture of multiple sound and musical registers by means of state-of-the art procedures such as editing, or the exploration of the inflections of language and gestures.
- 21 May 2021 — 21 May 2022
Group show: Bombas Gens, Valencia
This exhibition aims to revisit the concept “documentary style” as Olivier Lugon defines it: understand the document as form (and even as aesthetics). This “style” would be founded by Walker Evans and would have a great influence on North American photography from the 1930’s. Early examples are Helen Levitt or Robert Frank. In the first place, this type of photography will be understood as something related to reportage, photojournalism – which was shown in newspapers and magazines, as Double Elephant Press – but in a matter of time manifests a need of experimenting with the photographic language itself, as Lee Friedlander or Garry Winogrand did.
- 20 May — 17 October 2021
Group show: Villa Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France
For the fourth season of Villa Carmignac, the 𝘓𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘦 exhibition transforms its spaces into an underwater natural history museum questioning the interactions between our civilization and the underwater world. Curated by the American Los Angeles based Chris Sharp, it draws its inspiration as much from the architecture of the place – the spaces immersed under the villa and its water ceiling – as from the works of the collection.
- 27 March — 15 August 2021
Group show: Jumex collection, Mexico City
Normal Exceptions: Contemporary Art in Mexico is a thematic survey of contemporary art in Mexico over the past 20 years. Drawing primarily from the Colección Jumex with additional works by invited artists and collaborators, the exhibition will fill the entire museum with more than 60 works by artists based in Mexico, including those of international origin, and Mexican artists living and working abroad. The museum’s galleries will be stripped down to their original design for the exhibition, allowing for the installation of large-scale, conceptual works and ample natural light throughout the galleries.
Normal Exceptions continues Museo Jumex’s year-long series of exhibitions highlighting works from the renowned Colección Jumex, one of the leading collections of Mexican art, and one of the most significant private collections of contemporary art in Latin America.
- 25 March — 23 May 2021
Group show: IVAM, Valencia
The exhibition by the artist known as Absalon (1964, Israel-1994, France) throws new light on his key contribution to the art discourse produced during the 1990s, while, at once, engaging in a dialogue with some of the leading artists from the period such as Robert Gober, Laura Lamiel or Mona Hatoum, putting them also in relation to the work of contemporary artists such as Myriam Mihindou or Dora García. Curators: François Piron and Guillaume Désanges.
Absalon, Absalon is an exhibition coproduced by Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM) and CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux, where it will travel after completing its run in Valencia.
- 24 March — 11 July 2021
Group show: National Center of Photography and Images, Taipei
An enigmatic photograph made by Man Ray serves as a point of departure for the exhibition A Handful of Dust: from the Cosmic to the Domestic, organized by British curator and renowned image researcher, David Campany. The exhibition explores the complexities of the relationship between photography and art in the past century, and contemplates the various allegories represented by dust throughout the development of human civilization on scales as varied as the minutiae of domesticity and the grandeur of the universal, as well as examines ways in which these metaphors are explored and presented in the expression of photography and visual art.
- 6 February — 12 December 2021
GROUP SHOW: Julia Stoschek collection, Berlin
A FIRE IN MY BELLY is a large collection exhibition, featuring over thirty artists from different generations and backgrounds, who in a variety of mediums and contexts examine the ways in which experiences of violence and loss are enacted, witnessed, and transformed. Comprising film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, and poetry, the exhibition explores how artists negotiate and transcend these experiences through personal and political gestures of protest and resistance. The works included in A FIRE IN MY BELLY thus alternate between moments of tension, poetry, and release.
Curators: Lisa Long and Julia Stoschek
Curatorial Assistant: Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung
Sophia Al-Maria, Peggy Ahwesh, Monica Bonvicini, Bernadette Corporation, Paul Chan, Thomas Demand, Maria Anna Dewes, Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach, Marcel Dzama, Trisha Donnelly, Tracey Emin, Brock Enright, Cyprien Gaillard, Barbara Hammer, Leila Hekmat, Anne Imhof, Arthur Jafa, Rindon Johnson, Zoe Leonard, Klara Lidén, Adam McEwen, Ana Mendieta, Asier Mendizabal, Colin Montgomery, Nandipha Mntambo, Adrian Piper, Laure Prouvost, Rob Pruitt, Robin Rhode, Bunny Rogers, Marianna Simnett, Jack Smith, P. Staff, caner teker, Kandis Williams, David Wojnarowicz
- 11 December 2020 — 17 April 2021
GROUP SHOW: Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Condeduque, Madrid,
- 26 November 2020 — 18 April 2021
GROUP SHOW: Caixaforum, Barcelona
“It’s obviously a question of regarding laziness –or non-productive inactivity– not from an ethical point of view, where it is frowned upon, as in the classical reproach of parents to their children: “Don’t waste your time, make the most of it.” Sooooo Lazy proposes thinking about laziness in the light of economic theory and events we have been through in the last few years, including the recent experience of a pandemic that has forced our system to slow down. By suggesting a storyline that yearns for wasting time instead of using it productively and destroying wealth before accumulating it, the selected pieces propose a criticism of contemporary hyperactivity and introduce hope for a redistribution of resources and time to be able to rethink the norm.
To accept squandering as something necessary and propose a different use of our time inherently implies an urgent reduction of work and involves an alternative way of understanding communal life. Our guides in this project have been, on the one hand, Duchamp’s rejection of work; on the other, Russell’s praise of idleness and Lafargue and Malevich’s worship of laziness and, finally, Arendt’s reflections in The Human Condition.”
Exhibition curated by Beatriz Escudero and Francesco Giavery
- 20 November 2020 — 4 July 2021
GROUP SHOW: FRAC DES PAYS DE LA LOIRE, Carquefou
To mark the reopening of the Frac site in Carquefou after having been closed for over a year for major work on its collections, the Frac des Pays de la Loire French Regional Collection of Contemporary Art is hosting anexhibition project by artist Claude Closky, entitled X.
- 26 November 2020 — 27 February 2021
GROUP SHOW: CAPC Bordeaux
Borrowing its title from an anthology of texts by Julio Cortázar, the exhibition Around the Day in Eighty Worlds revisits major works from the collection of the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux from the perspective of shifting systems of representation. Like most European institutions, the CAPC built and developed its collection around a core group of male, European and more broadly Western artists, regardless of the fact that the city’s history since the seventeenth century has been dominated by its commercial and cultural relationships with Africa, Asia and the Americas. Today, in an era where the cultural, social and political context determines the way spectators but also art historians look at art, it is essential to take a fresh look at public collections, as they are asked to pave the way for a multipolar world that makes room for artists who, for various reasons, were previously marginalised in the canon of western art history. The unprecedented movement of cultural decentring that the world has been witnessing for several decades now, but whose cultural, political and social repercussions are only starting to be felt, calls for a fundamental reassessment of public art collections if we want to account for the complex processes at work in globalisation.
- 10 November 2020 — 17 January 2021
GROUP SHOW: ARTS SANTA MÒNICA, BARCELONA
“All is yet to be done and all is possible”
These words, written originally in Catalan, are not mine, but those of the poet Miquel Martí i Pol. They reflect the essence of my feelings and the need to not falter in my venture to guide artists and care for art. In artwork there resides a feeling of fundamental freedom for a fair society; in the act of doing there dwells a kind of love that is essential if we are to embrace the world in all its harshness. This exhibition is a tiny piece of a greater treasure – the artistic community that surrounds us – and I hope it serves to kindle a desire to band together, to feel, to listen and to see the world as one.
Chus Martínez and Rosa Lleó
- 29 October 2020 — 18 February 2021
GROUP SHOW: MAAT, LISBON
This year, the EDP Foundation celebrates the 20th anniversary of the creation of the EDP Foundation New Artists Award and the EDP Foundation Art Grand Prize with an exhibition which will bring together, for the first time and in an unprecedented way, works by the artists who won the various editions of the two awards – An Oasis at Sunset. 20th Anniversary of the EDP Foundation Awards, to be held between 29 October 2020 and 18 February 2012. Curated by Inês Grosso and Rosa Lleó, the exhibition promotes a unique dialogue and interaction between artists of different generations and languages, and presents, side by side, a selection of both pre-existing works and artwork created especially for this occasion.
- 10 October 2020 — 14 March 2021
GROUP SHOW: Centro Botín, Santander
The histories of art and of architecture are intrinsically linked. Over the course of time, artists and architects have collaborated, the former painting frescoes and/or producing wall reliefs and sculptures inside buildings imagined by the latter. The advent of the museum — a public space whose sole function is to collect, conserve, and present art —modified the dynamics of that relationship. Indeed, if the building becomes the repository of the work of art, the question of its importance as a context becomes more salient. This is even more so when an architect of renown conceived the building for that purpose, as is for instance the case with Centro Botín.
Works by: Leonor Antunes; Miroslaw Balka; Carlos Bunga; Martin Creed; Patricia Dauder; Fernanda Fragateiro; Carlos Garaicoa; Carsten Höller; Julie Mehretu; Jorge Mendez Blake; Muntadas; Juan Navarro Baldeweg; Sara Ramo; Anri Sala; Juliao Sarmento.
- 3 October — 14 December 2020
GROUP SHOW: Musée de Rochechouart
Mathieu K. Abonnenc, Vanessa Billy, Rossella Biscotti, Tony Cragg, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Richard Deacon, Julien Discrit, David Horvitz, Anya Gallaccio, Rodney Graham, Jochen Lempert, Christian Lindow, Christiane Löhr, Richard Long, Jean-Charles de Quillacq, Gilberto Zorio
In the early 90s, Tony Cragg made a sculpture consisting of sandblasted glassware stacked in a form that simultaneously suggested the outlines of a landscape and the display of artefacts from an archaeological dig. The title it gave to the work, Eroded Landscape, points first and foremost to the passage of time and the resultant gradual erasure of whatever it has produced.
Under the same title, the current exhibition surveys three decades of acquisitions for the museum’s collection, revealing an uninterrupted fascination with art that is minimal, schematic and condensed in form. Selected works by 16 artists are displayed in Rochechouart Castle’s 1st and 2nd floor galleries and the exhibition proposes a poetic itinerary centred around memory or souvenirs and the use of simple forms to transcribe natural phenomena. Pieces range from Richard Long’s ritualised artworks to Anya Gallaccio’s sublimation of light.
- 7 October — 3 December 2020
Award: AICA Award Best exhibition 2019, Museum Leuven, Leuven
Pieter Vermeersch wins the Award for best exhibition in 2019 granted by AICA for his exhibition (including publication) at Museum Leuven last year. The date of the award ceremony to be held at Museum Leuven will be announced soon. Congratulations Pieter!
- 21 September — 31 December 2020
ON LINE GROUP SHOW AT THE MOMA, NEW YORK
Launching on MoMA.org on September 21, 2020, Companion Pieces: New Photography 2020 is “on line ” exhibtion that traces correspondence between images — from pendant pictures that together convey a shared message; to visual echoes reverberating through montage; to photographic series that, woven together, deliver more complex accounts of the world. Through multiple features on MoMA’s Magazine, rolling out throughout the fall and accessible at moma.org, Companion Pieces will present recent works by eight artists working in the United States and internationally, Iñaki Bonillas (Mexican, born 1981) among them. Companion Pieces: New Photography 2020 is organized by Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator, Department of Photography.
- 20 September — 13 December 2020
GROUP SHOW: Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine
Ideas often arise from walking, swimming in the clear water of lakes, eating a toast of jam, during insomnia, playing Memory, reading inspired texts where new, solidly structured ideas develop . When they do appear, they should be squeezed hard enough to hold them to the worktable. Whether in the kitchen, workshop or office, tables are the place where intuitions take shape.
The works sent by the artists in the show are exhibited at le Crédac on a multitude of tables gleaned while thinking of each of them: kitchen, work, formica, wood, plywood, painted or in the rough, square, rectangular or circular. Simple in shape, these tables are so many islands that coexist and form an archipelago, composing a landscape evocative of the work of thought and intimacy, of the model, of the sketch or of the completed form.
- 10 September — 23 December 2020
GROUP SHOW: espacio artkunstarte, MADRID
Selected works from the r/e collection. This title describes 128 Fotos von einem Bild, Halifax 1978 IV (1998), by Gerhard Richter, a starting point from which the ideas of this exhibition have been built out of, bringing together works by just a few of the many artists working with both photographic and painting concepts and processes simultaneously.