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    Alfredo Jaar // Yorkshire Sculpture Garden, England

    solo exhibition

    Widely regarded as one of the world's most politically engaging and poetic artists, Alfredo Jaar addresses human trauma and the politics of image-making, creating visually and emotionally stunning works. More
    The exhibition includes a major new commission, The Garden of Good and Evil presented in the open air and visible through the glass façade of the gallery. On entering what appears to be a beautiful grove of trees, visitors experience elegantly fabricated steel cells, which reference "black sites", the secret detention facilities operated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) around the world. Carefully chosen to enhance YSP’s landscape, many of the trees will be planted into the Park as a nurturing legacy of the project once the exhibition closes. A work that Jaar has wanted to realise for some years and that YSP is uniquely placed to create, ”The Garden of Good and Evil” a significant temporary commission for YSP and for the UK.  
    12 October 2017 to 8 April 2018
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    David Hartt // Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

    Solo Exhibition

    In David Hartt’s first solo exhibition in Philadelphia, Negative Space / the Last Poet will present a new photographic series and film whose genesis began with a series of photographs by Robert Rauschenberg, who in 1980 documented his journey from Long Island to Captiva, Florida. More
    Hartt repeated this journey using a drone camera to capture the territory covered. The landscape shows the reversal of urban to suburban migration patterns, an extreme concentration and stratification of wealth and power, marginalization and displacement of industry, and the emergent precarity of environmental catastrophe.
    28 February to 19 May 2018
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    Production still from the Last Poet, 2017
    HD Video file, duration 22:20 min.
    Score by Daniel Givens
    Narration by Francis Fukuyama

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    David Hartt // Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

    GROUP EXHIBITION

    The group exhibition The Time. The Place. at Henry Art Gallery features artworks that have been included into the collection in the past 20 years, such as David Hartt's photographies. More
    The artworks in this exhibition explore conditions and events of contemporary social and cultural life through the lens of time and place. They engage places encountered and remembered, real and imagined: from the streets of protest to a reconstructed war zone in Vietnam, from the space of the anthropological museum to the rooms of a gay bathhouse, from domestic interiors to colonized landscapes. The works address personal memories and collective histories and the political forces that shape them. They evoke place as both a physical site and as a condition of being—a psychological interior marked by qualities of belonging, longing, or displacement.
    4 November 2017 to 22 April 2018
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    Kiosk at The Johnson Publishing Company Headquarters, Chicago, Illinois, 2011
    Ink jet print
    146 x 195.5 cm

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    Angela De La Cruz // Guggenheim Bilbao

    Group Exhibition

    Curated by Manuel Cirauqui. The group exhibition Art and Space is on display at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, showing works of Angela De La Cruz. More
    The point of departure of Art and Space is the collaboration between Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida and German philosopher Martin Heidegger in 1969, which resulted in the publication of an artist book whose title inspired that of this exhibition. By updating and fleshing out concepts and questions embedded in that extraordinary dialogue, this show presents more than 100 works by international artists and offers itself as a reinterpretation of the history of abstraction in the past six decades
    5 December 2017 to 15 April 2018
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    Michael Müller // Galerie du Monde, Hongkong

    SOLO EXHIBITION

    Entitled An Exhibition as a Copy, Michael Müller’s exhibition consists of four pairs or groups of similar exhibits that investigates the duality of the original and the copy. More
    The juxtaposition of the peculiarities of the artworks’ surfaces underscores the form as well as instigates a dialogue with each other; it also allows for deviations to stand out. The relationship between model and reproduction, original and copy thus becomes increasingly unclear.
    8 March to 21 April 2018
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    Michael Müller // Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

    GROUP EXHIBITION

    The exhibition Germany is not an island showcases a total of 150 selected works by 81 artists, whose work has been acquired for the Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany over the last five years. More
    The acquisitions committee have been focussing on the question, “Which artworks make particular reference to our society, and can convey information, now and in the future, about the state of our present-day Germany?” The Bundeskunsthalle presents as part of the Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany Michael Müller's work K4 from the series "Ulrich" (2012).    
    8 March to 27 May 2018
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    João Penalva // MUDAM, Luxembourg

    SOLO EXHIBITION

    Curated by Clément Minighetti. More
    By freely moving from one medium to another, by using diverse materials, the Portuguese artist João Penalva creates artworks that usually combine language and image, and develops poetic fictions that leave much room for interpretation. They come both in the form of artworks of an intimate character and large staged installations in which painting, photography and documents, text and sound, writing and memory, combine to create visual tales. These plunge the viewer into a world that oscillates between reality and fantasy, in which the tenuous line that separates them is not always distinguishable. Through a meticulous composition, specific to each of his exhibitions, Penalva tells a story that is itself loaded with multiple scenarios and whose narrative and visual structure uses figures approaching the ellipse or the asyndetic in order to create a rhythm that gives the artworks the operating power of the fable.
    3 March to 16 September 2018
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    Gordon Matta-Clark // The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

    Solo exhibition

    The exhibition Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect takes as a point of departure the pivotal series of “cuts” produced in the Bronx in the early 1970s that led to his further exploration of the city as a field of action examining the artist’s pioneering social, relational, and activist approach. More
    Best known for his monumental cuts, holes, apertures, and excisions to the facades of derelict homes and historic buildings in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and abroad, Gordon Matta-Clark’s work conveys a potent critique of architecture's role vis-à-vis the capitalist system.
    8 November 2017 to 8 April 2018
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    Katharina Sieverding // Alfredo Jaar // Manifesta 12 Palermo

    Collaborating closely with Palermitan partners, Manifesta 12 will co-inhabit Palermo as a laboratory for the challenges of our time, looking for traces of possible futures. In the context of globalisation, Manifesta 12 chooses to be radically local in engaging with the city in all of its diverse components More
     
    June 16 to November 3, 2018
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