- 24 November 2022 — 26 March 2023
SOLO SHOW: Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Ciudad de México
Made up of three videos and archival material, Amor Rojo is a project by the Spanish artist Dora García, who offers a vision of feminisms in Latin America and their historical relationships, prepared together with four Mexican researchers: Paloma Contreras Lomas, Carla Lamoyi, Olga Rodriguez Montemayor and Rina Ortiz.
- 17 November 2022 — 16 April 2023
Group show: El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, Barcelona
El Born Culture and Memory Centre displays the exhibition “Another end. THE REMAINDER. Art and antifranquism” bringing together works by twenty contemporary creators from several generations who turn the memory of those silenced by the regime into artistic material.
CURATORSHIP: Nora Ancarola and Amanda Cuesta
ARTISTS: Pep Agut, Alán Carrasco, Domènec, Marcelo Expósito, Dora García, Maria Amparo Gomar Vidal, Carles Guerra, Antoni Hervàs, Concha Jerez, Lola Lasurt Bachs, Marco Noris, Ndong Obama, Filiberto Obama Nsué, Ana Teresa Ortega, María Ruido, Joan Anton Serra Ollé, Jaume Serra Torelló, Francesc Torres, Guillem Viladot.
- 11 November 2022 — 10 April 2023
Group Show: Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles
For Vincent van Gogh, nature was not only one of the principal subjects explored in his art, it was also where he found a joyful and creative lucidity. Writing to his brother Theo from Provence in 1899, he declared: “I’m beginning to feel more the wholeness of the countryside in which I live.” Building on Van Gogh’s ambition to develop his work in direct connection with the living world, the thematic exhibition Nature humaine – Humaine nature looks at the different ways in which today’s artists take up the concept of nature in order to bear witness to the upheavals connected to our notions and representations of the living world.
Exibition curators: Bice Curiger, Julia Marchand, Margaux Bonopera
- 30 October — 31 December 2022
SOLO PRESENTATION: REIAL MONESTIR DE SANTES CREUS
The Santes Creus Monastery, founded in 1160, reflects the canonical model of the Cistercian monasteries, together with Santa Maria de Vallbona and Poblet.
The work of Dora García (Valladolid, 1965) focuses on exploring the relationship between community and individuals and investigates marginal positions and forms of solidarity between minorities. In this sense, the figure of women focuses much of hes interests. The proposal to work at the Royal Monastery of Santes Creus derives from a series of images and representations found in the monastery, which paradoxically highlight the female presence in a Cistercian monastery of Benedictine monks: an altar of Mary Magdalene, capitals of cloister with the expulsion from paradise or the figure of a mermaid, the tomb of an abbot’s sister, the tombs of nuns and the tomb of Blanca d’Anjou and her mummy (who was thrown into a well and recovered).
Hes intervention was presented on October 30 in Santes Creus and consists of 5 handwritten posters. Titled María Magdalena, the artist tells a fictional story in episodes that imagines Mary Magdalene as the founder of Christianity. According to the New Testament and several apocryphal gospels, Mary Magdalene was a distinguished disciple of Jesus of Nazareth and it is from a rather unique perspective that Dora García approaches her figure. His intervention can be visited until the end of 2022.
- 30 October 2022 — 8 January 2023
Solo show: Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck
The exhibition 50 YEARS OF WORK in the gallery Kunsthalle St. Annen presents in an impressively condensed form with many examples the diverse range of media used by Matt Mullican. In addition to paintings and rubbings, some of them also in vast dimensions, the exhibits include steel sculptures, photographs, glass objects, performances, videos and computer animations, assembled as installations and arrangements that interact with their respective surroundings. At the centre of the exhibition is the voluminous piece “Representing the work” (2019), which in its symbolic, formal and chromatic combinations has been designed to provide a complete overview of Matt Mullican’s artistic endeavours.
- 16 October 2022 — 11 January 2023
GROUP SHOW: NO NAME, PARIS
- 19 October 2022 — 8 January 2023
SOLO SHOW: PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARIS
Parade is Guillaume Leblon’s first exhibition in Paris for 10 years. As such it serves as a kind of summary of his work over the past decade, which brings together his at-times dizzying variety of interests and approaches along with the numerous contexts that he has traversed, in particular since his move to New York in 2015 and a period spent working in a studio in Guadalajara in Mexico between 2018 and 2022.
- 8 October — 27 November 2022
TWO SOLO SHOWS: IMMANENCE - CENTRE D'ART and CITÉ INTERNATIONAL DES ARTS, FESTIVAL D'AUTOMNE
For the Festival d’Automne à Paris, Ana Jotta reinvented the space given to her by displaying her existing work alongside a selection of her summertime finds on the streets of Paris. When the exhibition opens, the artist disappears, leaving behind the magic of a “room in the city.” Visitors can delve into the unique, subtle universe of an interior design expert, soaking in a sarcastic, yet melancholic ambiance, replete with quirks and details. In parallel, the exhibition A comme encre (A as in “ink”) displays her printed work (artist’s books, posters, invitation cards, “footnotes”) at the Immanence center for the arts. This exhibition provides a key to understand Ana Jotta’s work and admire her creativity. The artist has always been very close to French culture.
- 16 September — 16 December 2022
SOLO SHOW: RIALTO6, LISBON
“Language is Foreign” is a quote taken from an interview with Ursula K. Le Guin which impressed me for its brevity, while still managing to express in few words a concept that has intrigued me for many years. It surfaces also in Lacan (“Language is work”), and Proust, with his famous quote: “Les beaux livres sont écrits dans une sorte de langue étrangère” (Beautiful books are always written in a sort of foreign language).
Contrary to what common sense might suggest, language is not something made with an intention to communicate, for a sound or gesture to marry a concept to a thing, but rather something to inspire wonder at how the world is constructed, the greatest marvel of all being that we are both inside and outside of it. We do not speak, “language speaks” (Heidegger).
- 10 September — 4 December 2022
SOLO SHOW: HUIS MARSEILLE MUSEUM VOOR FOTOGRAFIE, AMSTERDAM
The exhibition Natural sources brings together a number of early series, such as The skins of Alca impennis, with the collection pieces Oiseaux-Vögel (1997–2004) and the recently acquired Ivy shadow and horse (2021), together with more recent works. For each exhibition Lempert selects works and installs them alongside one another without reference to any chronological hierarchy, but based on the context provided by the museum. He selects the photographs with great care, always seeking subtle associations and cross-references between adjacent works.
Natural sources is curated in collaboration with Centre Pompidou in Paris, and following its exhibition in Huis Marseille it will travel on to C/O Berlin.
- 7 July 2022 — 8 June 2023
GROUP SHOW: BOMBAS GENS, VALENCIA
“Earth: A Retrospective” shows the Collection Per Amor a l’Art as a “creative geography” -an editing concept developed by Lev Kuleshov, designed to collide shots from different places to generate a new seamless landscape where the narrative takes place. With this project, El Ultimo Grito looks at the Earth from an indeterminate point in a future space-time. A point where our memory of the Earth is broken and our only link with it is a collection of images where meaning and signifier are blurred; where our gaze romanticizes them in narratives that seek to find a meaning beyond their historicity.
- 11 May — 25 September 2022
SOLO SHOW: Galerie de photographies, Forum –1, Centre Pompidou, Paris
This retrospective exhibition presents three decades of work from Jochen Lempert (born in 1958, lives and works in Hamburg). As a trained biologist and dragonfly specialist, it was only in 1989, at the age of 31, that he began his career as a photographer, after a fruitful period with the experimental cinema collective Schmelzdahin [Melt Away]. This scientific heritage underlies his artistic practice, marked by images of nature where the animal and vegetal go hand in hand.
- 10 May — 28 September 2022
SOLO SHOW: Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao
“Premature Architectures” comprises a collection of town planning and building proposals drawn up by Valcárcel Medina between 1984 and 1992 which, to quote him, “evidence the absolute contradiction extant between the most immediate reality of urban space and the structures pretending to configure it.”
This exhibition curated by Kristine Guzmán displays 30 of these projects where the 2007 National Plastic Arts Award winner reveals the capacity of architecture to propose different ways of living and uses of spaces, enabling debates affecting politics and society. The exhibition is completed with the “Premature Architectures” publication, which completely includes for the first time all projects on urbanism and architecture conceived by Isidoro Valcárcel Medina. It also includes the replicas the artist created of Ernst Neufert’s “The Art of Projecting in Architecture” the publication is on sale at dendaz, the Azkuna Zentroa shop; and at dendaz.azkunazentroa.eus.
- 4 May 2022
Group show: 112LAB Projectes Culturals, Barcelona
UNBOXING ASPEN 5 + 6 is an exhibition project by fascicles that reexamines some of the texts, objects, scores and recordings included in issue 5 + 6 of Aspen magazine, edited by Brian O’Doherty in 1967. These elements serve as starting point for a series of proposals by various artists. As with the contents of the original magazine, the works made for this exhibition establish a series of connections that seek to put past and present in continuity. Curator: Arnau Horta.
- 3 May 2022
Conference cycle directed by Carles Guerra: Fundación Mapfre, Barcelona
The visual history of sodium nitrate, also known as saltpeter and Chilean nitrate, is visible in a number of photographic albums compiled by sodium nitrate businessmen who were mostly of British origin. The albums form a photographic registry documenting the process of sodium nitrate extraction in the Atacama Desert between the decades of 1870 and 1920. This legacy, which is preserved in the archives and libraries of Chile, exudes capitalist and colonial rhetoric. The question we are posed is: how do we approach these photographic albums critically? How is it possible to recount the experience of sodium nitrate workers and their history of resistance from these images? How do we think of these photographs considering what was left out of the image? And, finally, how do we look at them from their historical outcome? As Andrea Jösch stated, these images anticipate a future of ruins and a coup d’état.
- 7 April — 25 September 2022
SOLO PRESENTATION: Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
The relationship between Ana Jotta (Lisbon, 1946) and Serralves is a long one. In 2005, the Serralves Villa hosted the exhibition Rua Ana Jotta [Ana Jotta Street] that consisted of a numerous, polymorphous selection of works complemented by the presentation of Mirmidão da Tragédia [Myrmidon of Tragedy] at the Chapel. At the time, nine of the elements that make up this piece were acquired for the Serralves Collection; the only plaster element was kept by the artist, and the remaining one by a private collector. Seventeen years after the first and only presentation of this work, we have once again brought together the eleven masks of Mirmidão da Tragédia.
Ana Jotta is the author of an eclectic and heterogenous oeuvre marked by an attitude of freedom strongly linked to everyday life through objects, texts, ideas and, in this case, music that the author gathers and collects. The artist has a particular taste for the decorative arts, classically classified as ‘minor arts’, often bringing them into the artwork. The Greek masks in Mirmidão da Tragédia can be seen as a reference to the decorative masks from disparate origins that can still be found in many homes. However, like the title itself, they are above all a reference to Classic Antiquity and particularly to Greek tragedy, which dealt with fundamental human questions; Myrmidons were the Thessalonian soldiers who accompanied Achilles in the Trojan War; the name comes from the Greek word for ‘ant’: myrmex.
- 22 March — 22 May 2022
GROUP SHOW: JEU DE PAUME, PARIS, FRANCE
Jochen Lempert participates in “Fata Morgana” an exhibition related to The Jeu de Paume Festival, Paris.
- 12 March — 28 August 2022
GROUP SHOW: Kunstn Haus Wien, Austria
Air encloses the earth like a membrane. It is the medium of weather and the carrier of odours, sounds and aerosols that influence both climate and health. Air flows into our bodies with our first breath and with death we exhale our last breath. In the context of the current climate crisis, air pollution and storms as well as wind power as a renewable energy source play a role. The invisible element connects living beings, plants and places. The works of the selected international and Austrian artists of different generations aim to make this elementary, yet invisible element visually tangible. They deal with the most diverse aspects and meanings of air, wind and breath and examine their manifestations in ecology, science, politics, culture and mythology. From the life-giving air we breathe to the destructive power of the wind, art makes the great invisible visible in many different ways.
22 international and Austrian artists make the invisible elements of breath, air and wind visible in different ways: Hoda Afshar, Bigert & Bergström, Julius von Bismarck, Olafur Eliasson, Karin Fisslthaler, Ana Grilc, Isabelle Ha Eav, Jana Hartmann, Ayumi Ishii, Sophie Jung, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Ulrike Königshofer, Eduardo Leal, Emily Parsons-Lord, Peter Piller, Werner Reiterer, Roman Signer, Lydia Simon, Ulay/Marina Abramović, Nadim Vardag, Niina Vatanen, Susan Walsh
The exhibition When the Wind Blows is a cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Curators: Verena Kaspar-Eisert (KUNST HAUS WIEN) and Liddy Scheffknecht (University of Applied Arts Vienna).
- 12 March — 5 June 2022
SOLO SHOW: PORTIKUS, FRANKFURT, GERMANY
The exhibition at Portikus is Jochen Lempert’s first solo exhibition in Frankfurt. In his black-and-white photographs and photographic arrangements, the artist deals in depth with moments and phenomena from the animal and natural world as we encounter them in different contexts. Jochen Lempert (1958) lives in Hamburg and was nominated for the shortlist of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2014.
- 20 January — 27 March 2022
GROUP SHOW: FUNDACIÓN CASA DE MÉXICO, MADRID, SPAIN
The exhibition Raíz y Rizoma. México en la Colección Otazu is a selection of works by artists from the contemporary Mexican scene.
The exhibition includes pieces of various formats: video-performance, sculpture and textiles, by the artists Edgardo Aragón, Carlos Arias, Iñaki Bonillas, Tania Candiani, Marilá Dardot, Fritzia Irízar, Ximena Labra, Teresa Margolles, Fernando Palma, Óscar Santillán, María Sosa and Hector Zamora.
- 22 January — 20 March 2022
GROUP SHOW: REAL JARDÍN BOTÁNICO, MADRID, SPAIN
Jochen Lempert and Hans-Peter Feldmann participate in the exhibition “Botánicas” curated by Vicent Todolí.
Dora García, Asier Mendizabal and Gilda Mantilla & Raimond Chaves, COMMUNICATING VESSELS. Collection 1881-202127 November 2021 — 20 March 2022
GROUP SHOW: MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFÍA, MADRID, SPAIN
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía reformulates its collection with the aim of offering narratives and experiences that, without claiming to be exhaustive or categorical, talk about the present moment through a critical study of the common past. What prevails in this new presentation is not the chronological succession of events and works, but the relationships and genealogies from the present we can weave and reveal. In this way, eight thematic episodes are proposed that are open to flexible temporalities and interdisciplinary approaches, and that can be linked to each other while generating new stories.
- 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.