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    KATHARINA SIEVERDING // Schloss Dachau

    Solo Exhibition

    Throughout the summer, internationally renowned artist Katharina Sieverding under the title In the wrong place II will be presenting large-format photographic works from her extensive oeuvre at Dachau Palace, including new works created especially for Dachau. In her pictorial constructions, the artist researches the meaning and criticism of historical and political events, their social relationships and the status of human beings.

    6 June to 15 September 2019
    Katharina Sieverding, exhibition poster, gold, Schloss Dachau, 2019, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
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    STEPHEN WILLATS // Migros Museum

    Solo Exhibition

    Stephen Willats' exhibition Languages of Dissent curated by Heike Munder interrogates structures of community life and social interaction. Exploring the modular architecture of social housing projects, the artist highlights forms of individual creative adaptation that defy the uniformity and functionality of the spaces. Such dissent with normative parameters is especially interesting to Willats because it is where individuality reveals itself and self-determination is articulated. The exhibition is accompanied by a monograph with essays by Bronac Ferran, John Kelsey, Andrew Wilson, and Heike Munder.

    25 May to 18 August 2019
    Stephen Willats, A to B, 1985, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Collage, Languages of Dissent
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    DAVID REED // Kunst Museum Winterthur

    Solo Exhibition

    David Reed’s painterly oeuvre has been the focus of countless solo shows, for example in 2001 at Kunstverein Hannover, in 2012 at Kunstmuseum Bonn and in 2016 at Pérez Art Museum, Miami. The presentation of his so-called «working drawings» at Kunst Museum Winterthur curated by Konrad Bitterli, for the first time offers a concise overview of the drawings he produces that come at the beginning of his creative work, accompany it, document it and comment on it—creating a thought space in which painting is discussed in its potentiality.

    18 May to 18 August 2019
    David Reed, drawings, Kunst Museum Winterthur, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
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    IÑIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE // Riverwalk Chicago

    Public Installation

    The Chicago Riverwalk is officially open for the summer season—all 1.25 miles leading to the lakefront. The latest addition will bring in an art installation by Chicago-based artist Iñigo Manglano Ovalle and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill engineer Bill Baker. A city committee selected Weather Station, a 117-foot group of seven stainless steel poles topped with spinning wind vanes and anemometers. The public will be able to view the sculpture when it’s completed in fall 2020.

    2020
    stainless steel poles each supporting a weather vane and anemometer, alternating heights, Galerie Thomas Schulte, 2020
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    PACO KNÖLLER // Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen

    Solo Exhibition

    Drawing “came” to Paco Knöller in the summer of 1989 with all urgency. Since then, drawing has become a continuum for him. In addition to his multi-layered colorful woodcuts—some of which form part of the Museum Morsbroich’s collection—and his large works in oil crayon, the Berlin-based artist has created an extensive graphic oeuvre. This exhibition curated by Fritz Emslander aims to present a comprehensive overview of Knöller’s graphic work.

    26 May to 1 September 2019
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    MICHAEL MÜLLER // Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg

    Solo Exhibition

    The Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg has invited Michael Müller (* 1970) to reassess and present its collection. For this second iteration Müller has chosen the title The Art(ist) is Present / DER TOD DES AUTORS WIRD NICHT ZUGELASSEN. Similar to the first version of the exhibition cycle, this second exhibition remains strangely empty. Attached to the walls are small title plates. Artist name, title, year, dimensions, materials, etc. are listed soberly and in many cases are supplemented with a number given to the work in the accompanying audio guide. The audio guide is the center piece of this reduced presentation. Why? Because the works it references are missing. Instead, the imagination of the visitors is required, the exhibition is created in the mind of the beholder.

    18 May to 6 October 2019
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    JONATHAN LASKER // DAVID REED // FABIAN MARCACCIO // Kunst Museum Winterthur, Winterthur

    Group exhibition

    In the form of the extensive Frozen Gesture exhibition Kunst Museum Winterthur is presenting the sheer range of gestures in contemporary painting.

    18 May to 8 August 2019
    Jonathan Lasker, exhibition "Frozen Gesture", Kunst Museum Winterthur 2019
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    STEPHEN WILLATS // nGbK, Berlin

    Billboard installation

    As part of a series of billboard displays across the city, Stephen Willat's series Living in isolation from 1979/80 will be on view. Which is concerned with how individuals' fight back against their personal isolation created by the physicality of the surrounding in which they were living to create self organised social and creative networks around them.

    14 June to 10 August 2019
    Stephen Willats, Kreise ziehen, Exhibition nGbK 2019, Berlin
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    JOÃO PENALVA // South London Gallery, London

    Group exhibition

    This display in the first floor galleries of the Fire Station building of the South London Gallery focuses on some of the artists that helped found it with their belief in social reform through art, literature and learning, and the ongoing legacy of their work: Maurice Bingham Adams, Walter Crane, Sir Frederic Leighton, Goshka Macuga, João Penalva, John Ruskin and GF Watts.

    8 March to 26 May 2019
    Installation view JOÃO PENALVA, group exhibition "The Source: Works from the South London Gallery Collection" 8 March to 26 May 2019, South London Gallery,
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    GORDON MATTA-CLARK // Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

    Two person exhibition

    Co-curated by Sergio Bessa (The Bronx Museum of the Arts), Jessamyn Fiore (Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark) and Anu Allas, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, presents the exhibition Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect. Featuring Anu Vahtra. Anu Vahtra’s project in the courtyard is inspired by and a response to Matta-Clark’s legacy.

    22 February to 8 June 2019
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    JULIAN IRLINGER // Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

    Solo exhibition

    Julian Irlinger’s exhibition Fragments of a Crisis sheds light on social and cultural aspects of found pictures and objects. His source material are the emergency banknotes issued in Germany during the period of inflation between 1918 and 1923 as a parallel currency to the Reichsbank mark. Many of these paper banknotes depict politically charged motifs and were designed by regional artists. Employing selected details, Irlinger focuses on the pictorial strategies behind these historical bills. Thus, the artist undertakes a reassessment and explores the relationship between ideology and aesthetic within the context of his artistic production.

    23 February to 28 April 2019
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    JOÃO PENALVA // Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, València

    Group exhibition

    The Gaze of Things: Japanese Photography in the Context of Provoke brings together a selection of images that focuses on the artists involved in the formation of VIVO (1959-1961) such as Ikkō Narahara, Shōmei Tōmatsu, Eikoh Hosoe, Akira Satō or Kikuji Kawada, as well as the collective responsible for Provoke magazine (1968). The experimental way in which these artists presented images as products of an era characterised by political events of great relevance became a phenomenon and a reference to future photographers inside and out of Japan.

    22 February 2019 to 2 February 2020
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    ALBRECHT SCHNIDER // Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau

    Group Exhibition

    The title of the exhibition Big Picture at Aargauer Kunsthaus is programmatic: It features unusually large works, with the largeness not always relating merely to the format in terms of surface or volume. The phrase Big Picture is also used synonymously with “overall view,” “wider context” or “totality of a situation.”

    26 January to 28 April 2019
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    ALFREDO JAAR // 2019 Josef Svoboda Prize

    Award

    Congratulations to Alfredo Jaar for having been awarded the 2019 Josef Svoboda Prize for Artistic and Creative Talent as well as a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Academy of Fine Arts of Macerata. Previous winners include Michelangelo Antonioni, Gillo Dorfles, Jannis Kounellis, Achille Bonito Oliva, Maurizio Mochetti and Giancarlo Politi.
    2019
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    ALFREDO JAAR // Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

    Solo exhibition

    At the core of Alfredo Jaar’s installation Shadows is a world-famous photograph by Dutch photographer Koen Wessing. Now in the collection of the Nederlands Fotomuseum, the photograph is a poignant image of two grief-stricken Nicaraguan women who have just learned of their father’s murder.
    25 January to 12 May 2019
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    MICHAEL MÜLLER // Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

    Solo exhibition

    The Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg from February 8 will present an unusual exhibition a new presentation of the collection in several iterations. The artist Michael Müller (* 1970) was invited to make a personal selection from the collection and to stage selected works for the audience in the west wing of the castle during the next two years. Müller has decided not only to present one exhibition, but to present the collection in eight consecutive exhibitions with changing contexts, which set various emphases both in terms of form and content.
    8 February 2019 to 31 December 2020
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    PAT STEIR // Barnes Museum, Philadelphia and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

    Commission

    The Barnes Museum in Philadelphia has unveiled Pat Steir's “Silent Secret Waterfalls: The Barnes Series.” Later in October, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. will present another large commission: 28 new paintings that will span nearly 400 ft around the Hirshhorn’s inner-circle gallery.
    January 2019
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    PAT STEIR // A Film by Veronica Gonzalez Peña

    FILM

    Pat Steir: Artist, is the first film ever made about this groundbreaking woman painter. Culled from over 30 hours of candid interviews with Veronica Gonzalez Peña, Steir evokes her childhood in New Jersey, her young adulthood in NY, her involvement in feminist groups and artistic movements, as well as her deep friendships and alliances with the most influential artists and poets of her generation, including Sol Lewitt, Agnes Martin, John Cage, Anne Waldman, and Sylvère Lotringer. More
    Primarily shot in Steir’s home and studio over the course of 3 years, the film provides a profound, and revelatory portrait of the artist in her world while providing the viewer with a first-hand account of what it is to live an artistically engaged life. The film will premiere as part of the 28th NY Jewish Film Festival in the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center on the 19th of January 2019 at 7pm.
    Premiere: 19 January 2019
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    RICHARD DEACON // STEPHEN WILLATS // PalaisPopulaire, Berlin

    Group Exhibition

    With around 75 masterworks from the collection of Tate London, Objects of Wonder at the PalaisPopulaire shows how British artists revolutionized contemporary sculpture after World War II.
    1 February to 27 May 2019
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    ALFREDO JAAR // 11th Hiroshima Art Prize

    PRIZE

    The City of Hiroshima has selected the winner of the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize, Mr. Alfredo Jaar. The Hiroshima Art Prize is an international art prize established in 1989 by the City of Hiroshima. Its purpose is to acknowledge the achievements of an artist who has made the greatest contribution to the peace of humankind in the field of art in order to spread understanding of the "Spirit of Hiroshima" throughout the world.
    Summer/Fall 2020
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    IDRIS KHAN // British Museum, London

    COMMISSION

    Supported by the Contemporary and Modern Middle Eastern Art acquisition group (CaMMEA), Idris Khan has created 21 Stones, an installation of twenty one unique paintings, which will be displayed in the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the British Museum.
    October 9, 2018
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    ALFREDO JAAR // 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver

    Group Exhibition

    Alfredo Jaar presents his installation A Logo For America as part of the 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale.More
    In concert with the Biennale’s recently unveiled sculpture Paradise Has Many Gates (2015-2018) by Ajlan Gharem in Vanier Park, Jaar’s digital sculpture continues the Biennale’s pursuit to affirm Vancouver as a site for inclusivity and a space for cultural, social and religious freedom.
    June 2018 to 2020
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    ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE // Salomon Guggenheim Museum, New York

    SOLO EXHIBITION

    In 2019, thirty years after Robert Mapplethorpe's death, the Guggenheim will celebrate the sustained legacy of the artist's work with a yearlong exhibition conceived in two sequential parts in the Mapplethorpe Gallery on Tower Level 4. More
    The first phase of the exhibition will feature an installation of highlights from the Guggenheim’s rich collection of Mapplethorpe holdings, including selections from the artist’s early Polaroids, collages, and mixed-media constructions to his iconic, classicizing photographs of male and female nudes, flowers, and statuary; his portraits of artists, celebrities, and acquaintances; his more explicit depictions of the S&M underground; and some of his best-known self-portraits.
    25 January 2019 to January 2020
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