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April 1, 2017

Pierre Huyghe has been awarded the 2017 Nasher Sculpture Prize, a prize that honors a living artist who elevates the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities. Huyghe has profoundly expanded the parameters of sculpture through artworks encompassing a variety of materials and disciplines.

Huyghe has consistently sought new ways to bring together unconventional and heterogeneous materials into a practice exceeding the sum of its multifarious parts and was selected for his extraordinary work by an international jury of directors, curators, artists, and historians who demonstrate an unparalleled expertise in the field of sculpture. Huyghe will be presented with an award designed by Renzo Piano, architect of the Nasher Sculpture Center, at a ceremony in Dallas on April 1, 2017.

Pierre Huyghe Awarded the 2017 Nasher Sculpture Prize
January 20- April 2, 2017
The Milwaukee Art Museum presents Currents 37: Lawrence Weiner: INHERENT INNATE TENSION. The Currents exhibition series brings significant work by living artists into the Museum. Through these exhibitions, the Museum has made key acquisitions that are now cornerstones of its contemporary art collection. 

In 2013, Lawrence Weiner visited Milwaukee to familiarize himself with the Milwaukee Art Museum and to choose a site for his large-scale work. He focused on the Santiago Calatrava–designed Windhover Hall and, using models of the building, designed two installations for the Museum’s grand hall. Visitors who step into Windhover Hall, step right into the site-specific installation featured in this special exhibition.
Lawrence Weiner at the Milwaukee Art Museum
January 17-19, 2017
The New York Jewish Film Festival presents Triumphs and Laments, a film documenting one of William Kentridge’s most ambitious and controversial projects: a colossal frieze along the banks of the Tiber river in Rome portraying the glories and tragedies of the Eternal City that was commissioned in the summer of 2016. Shot with exclusive access to Kentridge over the course of two years from his home in South Africa to the center of Rome, it details the artist’s vision and his creative process in developing a work of art that will disappear in just a few years.

Screenings will be held at the Walter Reade Theater on January 17 at 6 pm and January 19 at 4:15 pm. 
Producer Andrea Patierno in person for Q&A at both screenings.
William Kentridge: Triumphs and Laments at the New York Jewish Film Festival
January 4, 2017
Richard Deacon has been awarded the Ernst Franz Vogelmann Prize for Sculpture, given jointly by Städtische Museen Heilbronn (Municipal Museums Heilbronn) and the Ernst Franz Vogelmann Stiftung (Ernst Franz Vogelmann Foundation), both based in Heilbronn, Germany. The prize will also include a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Vogelmann in autumn 2017.
Richard Deacon Wins Ernst Franz Vogelmann Prize for Sculpture
December 10, 2016- April 2, 2017
William Kentridge’s The Refusal of Time—jointly owned by SFMOMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and making its West Coast debut—evokes an embodied history of time while exploding the very notion of how we mark its passage. In this immersive installation, synchronized video projections feature live action, animation, and dance; audio feeds incorporate music and sound; and a central kinetic sculpture called “the elephant” breathes in a steady rhythm. 

The Refusal of Time grew out of conversations between the artist and Harvard physicist Peter Galison, and encompasses Kentridge’s wide range of artistic practices and visual motifs, including drawing, film, sculpture, and performance. Allusions to Greenwich Mean Time, Einstein’s theory of relativity, the burgeoning Industrial Age of the late nineteenth century, and South African theater collide as they bring to life a world that is constantly revolving, spinning, and breaking apart, but is always profoundly alive.
William Kentridge at SFMOMA
December 10, 2016- July 16, 2017

This exhibition will feature four of Dijkstra’s portraits of adolescents, as well as a 1991 self-portrait that inspired much of her later work. It is timed to coincide with the installation of I See a Woman Crying (Weeping Woman), a three-channel video of British schoolchildren talking about Picasso’s painting Weeping Woman, on view in the East Building’s display of Collectors Committee gifts.

The artist will also be giving a talk at the museum on January 15 at 2pm. 

 
Rineke Dijkstra at the National Gallery of Art
December 2, 2016- March 26, 2017
The Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt presents Unnatural Selection, a monographic exhibition by Tony Cragg presenting some 20 sculptures of recent years in the Grand Hall.

His large-scale sculptures of metal, marble, wood and, more recently, glass are inspired by organic natural shapes and fascinating aesthetics. The mineral and fossil collection of the artist will be an important part of the exhibition and will enrich the discussion about the relationship between nature and art. 
Tony Cragg at Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt
November 26, 2016- February 19, 2017

S.M.A.K presents Déformation Professionnelle, a solo exhibition by Nairy Baghramian that comprises of a series of new sculptures and installations that build on the key works in her oeuvre over the last fifteen years. For this purpose, she has reinterpreted not only the works themselves, but also the tools and other work materials that she used in making the artworks. In this exhibition, Baghramian in this sense criticizes, emphasizes and stretches the concept of the ‘retrospective’. Through her playful take on the retrospective view, she unpacks and interrogates the conceptual, economic, physical and social aspects of sculpture.

Taking its title from a French phrase that indicates an adjustment to one’s worldview that results from being overly specialized or an expert, Déformation Professionnelle also speaks of analyzing one’s profession or métier: in this case the artist’s method.

Nairy Baghramian at S.M.A.K
November 19, 2016 - February 19, 2017
Le Ferme du Buisson presents an exhibition that brings together historic works and recent installations of Chantal Akerman as a tribute to her importance in the field of contemporary art.

For the first time in France, the Le Ferme du Buisson is presenting Maniac Shadows, one of her last video installations. In images shot in or from her living spaces in Paris, Brussels, and New York – and in an intertwining of here and there, of interior and exterior – we hear her reading her novel Ma mère rit in which she meditates on her life and the world. Maniac Shadows is at the core of a journey of rediscovery, taking us through unknown parts of her oeuvre, from that first short feature made when she was eighteen to a recent work for radio. This immersion in her personal universe is accompanied by Sonia Wieder-Atherton's cello and an imagining of how to inhabit space.

 

Chantal Akerman at Le Ferme du Buisson
November 7, 2016
The Dutch Culture Minister, Dr Jet Bussemaker, has selected film director and visual artist Steve McQueen as the recipient of this year’s Johannes Vermeer Award, the Dutch annual state prize for the arts.

The jury, chaired by Ernst Hirsch Ballin, unanimously nominated McQueen for his profound and enduring examination of the human condition in his film and video works, which often depict people struggling to preserve their dignity in circumstances of repression.
Steve McQueen is Recipient of 2016 Johannes Vermeer Award
November 5, 2016- March 12, 2017

The Museo Tamayo presents a monographic show showcasing the diverse media of Tacita Dean, created throughout different stages of her career. Additionally, it will commission a new film and show her most recent series of paintings, along with other pieces that are currently under production. Although her pictorial work is not necessarily the one she is most known for, drawing and painting have a central role in the development of her practice.

A double publication will be prepared in relation to this exhibition, constituted by a catalogue of the show and an artist’s book.

 
Tacita Dean at Museo Tamayo
November 4, 2016- August 31, 2017

Danh Vo presents a series of compelling new sculptures as part of his first outdoor installation in the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery at the National Gallery Singapore. Vo’s work often draws upon personal experience to explore broader historical, social or political themes, particularly those relating to the history of Vietnam at the close of the 20th century. A continuation of his existing practice, this installation explores issues of cross-cultural identity and the definition of cultural values.

Danh Vo at National Gallery Singapore
November 3, 2016- April 16, 2017

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía presents Lothar Baumgarten’s The ship is going under, the ice is breaking through, a solo exhibition that will utilize the Palacio de Cristal as an element of dialogue with a sound piece conceived specifically for its unique architecture. Baumgarten returns to a line of work he explored in pieces such as Caimán, nariz blanca (1989) and Seven Sounds / Seven Circles (2004).

Lothar Baumgarten at Palacio de Cristal
October 26, 2016

The Marian Goodman Gallery is delighted to announce that Marian Goodman will be the recipient of the 2016 Leo Award given by the ICI (Independent Curators International), which will be presented on October 26. Her tireless commitment to fostering the careers of some of the most significant and respected artists of our times, and her unwavering support of the creative process continues the legacy of the award’s namesake, Leo Castelli, and supports the mission of the ICI.

 
Marian Goodman Awarded Independent Curators International’s 2016 Leo Award
October 18, 2016

Marian Goodman Gallery congratulates Annette Messager on being awarded the 2016 Praemium Imperiale Global Arts Prize, Lifetime Achievement in Sculpture. Since its inauguration in 1989, it has been given annually by the Japan Art Association and has become a mark of the arts.

Annette Messager Awarded the Praemium Imperiale Global Arts Prize, Lifetime Achievement in Sculpture
October 15, 2016

Steve McQueen will be awarded the 2016 British Film Institute fellowship. It is the highest accolade the BFI Board of Governors can bestow and is given in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture, showcased in his range of artworks and three multi-award-winning features, Hunger,  Shame and 12 Years a Slave.

It will be presented at the BFI London Film Festival awards ceremony on October 15.

Steve McQueen Awarded 2016 BFI Fellowship
October 15, 2016- June 24, 2017
CIMA presents an exhibition exploring the relationship between one of Italy’s greatest living artists, Giulio Paolini, and one of its most celebrated modern masters, the Giorgio de Chirico. Paolini has often expressed his admiration for de Chirico, hailing him as an “illustrious model” and incorporating numerous references to the artist in his own photographs, sculptures, and drawings throughout the course of his career. 

CIMA’s show features an ongoing conceptual work by Paolini, Interno metafisico (2009–16), reconceived specifically for CIMA’s galleries, as well as a series of historical and new works related to various tropes in de Chirico’s paintings. The installation also showcases a selection of de Chirico’s most iconic Metaphysical masterworks, on view in the U.S. for the first time since 1970, including most notably Le Muse Inquietanti (The Disquieting Muses) (1918). The exhibition marks the first time the relationship between de Chirico and Paolini has been explored in depth through a focused exhibition; it also represents the first time that CIMA closely examines issues of post-war Italian art.
Giulio Paolini at Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA)
October 14, 2016- March 25, 2017
The Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich continues its celebration of female artistic ingenuity with a new monographic exhibition from Tacita Dean, bringing together five major works from the Foundation Louis Vuitton collection to illustrate the great diversity of the artist's oeuvre during the last decade. 
Tacita Dean at Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich
October 8, 2016- ongoing
Anri Sala has been conceiving a project for Teshima during the past three years, since winning the 10th Benesse Prize. The installation entitled ALL OF A TREMBLE will be exhibited in the Teshima Seawall House, where the video footage of both an improvising saxophone and a shakuhachi (a Japanese bamboo flute) resonate gives the impression of the house as an organic entity, pulsing with life.

The once-abandoned house is brought to life, inviting viewers to reflect on the displacement and lives of human beings as well as to physically experience "the meeting of two different worlds" -- outside and inside, eastern and western, contrasting instruments, ocean and sky, the artificial and the natural, social and private.
Anri Sala at Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Japan
September 28, 2016

The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart Foundation announced that a jury has awarded Tino Sehgal the 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize, which has been sponsored by the estate of Stuttgart painter Hans Molfenter since 1983. The $18,000 prize honors artists with a connection to Germany’s southwestern region. In addition, Sehgal will create a project in the Stuttgart area, with the date still to be determined.  

Tino Sehgal Wins 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize
September 4, 2015- March 5, 2017

The exhibition On The Other Side concentrates on Richard Deacon’s more recent activity during the last ten years. The Langen Foundation has gathered works of art fashioned from wood, metal, and ceramics which display an experimental exploration of materials, as is so characteristic of Deacon’s work. 


 
Richard Deacon at the Langen Foundation
June 28- May 2017

The City of London’s annual public art program, "Sculpture in the City", places contemporary art works in unexpected locations, providing a visual juxtaposition to the capital’s insurance district.

This year’s edition, the largest to date, will showcase 15 works ranging considerably in scale and will include William Kentridge, in collaboration with Gerhard Marx, and Giuseppe Penone.

Kentridge and Marx will present Fire Walker (2009) on Bishopsgate while Penone will be showing Idee di Pietra – 1372 KG di Luce (2010) in front of Norman Foster’s the Gherkin, St Mary Axe. 

 
William Kentridge and Giuseppe Penone in
April 26, 2014- ongoing
 
 
Toledo stands above the fast flowing waters of the River Tagus. Its waters were drawn up by the first communities into their fountains, cisterns and baths, and so the settlement flourished.

In making Tres Aguas – A Project for Toledo, her most ambitious work to date, Cristina Iglesias drew from the cultural history of the city, its mingling and layering of Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities who lived alongside each other for centuries in the period known as "La Convivencia" or The Co-existence. The three sculptural works that make up the project bring water to the fore; it courses through channels and travels back into the ground after animating the surfaces of the works so they come to resemble the overgrown bed of some ancient river. Visitors are taken on a journey through the city as they visit each work, from a mudéjar water tower to the city's main public space and then onto a hidden location within a convent, a place not normally open for visitors.
 
Conceived as a journey into the heart of the city, Iglesias' project aligns the hard materials of architecture and the fluidity of water to deliver a sequence of large-scale sculptural works that bring the river back into the body of this historic city. 
 
Cristina Iglesias: Tres Aguas