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Five Shows in June

Finally, the tornado of international art events, gallery weekends and biennials that all culminated in Art Basel is behind us. It is a rare calm to catch up on the summer exhibitions we were too busy traveling to see.

These are the last shows for many galleries before they take a much needed holiday. All too often they just present a group show of whatever inventory is available from their artists (that didn't sell at the fairs). We searched for exhibitions that raise well above the expected, and we’re delighted to see some galleries mounting some of their finest of the year. Two of the five shows we recommend are solo exhibitions of now iconic artists who have worked with the gallery for decades from their beginning until current stardom.

 

Christopher Wool at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

It is a rare opportunity to see an impeccable exhibition of new works from an iconic artist, but Christopher Wool at Galerie Max Hetzler is the perfect exhibition before summer. He is one of the only artists to remain relevant at the forefront of painting for more than four decades now. Wool presents the full range of his practice from sculpture (an extension of painting) to small works on paper. At this late stage in his career, he is a virtuoso with full command of his skills. Beginning with his archive of drawings he scanned the so-called Rorschach series from 1986 to creates successive layers and layers of post-production. It becomes impossible to trace his process backward which magically re-mystifies the making. In contrast to the ‘controlled’ Rorschach ink blots (of Warhol for example) which are divided along a central axis, there is no symmetry to be found in Wool's paintings. Since the final paintings are silkscreens, they problematize the opposition of two art historical trajectories as neither expressive gestures (of Abstract Expressionism) nor anti-gestural systems (of Minimalism). Like the rest of his arresting oeuvre, the compositions are auras that have fallen into chaos of urban vandalism. The blotches recall dog piss puddles, gum smashed into asphalt, coffee stains on clothes, and above all the graphic scrawls of graffiti all un/intentionally ‘messed up’ – a kinship to much of real life.

Galerie Max Hetzler, Bleibtreustrasse 45, 10623 Berlin

 

Carol Rama at the New Museum, New York

Courtesy New Museum, New York

This career-spanning retrospective begins and ends with some of Rama’s most radical works when she returned to earlier themes of the female body often disabled, institutionalized, suffering and erotic. Her work has from the beginning pushed back against the weight of fascism and for that was censored by Mussolini’s regime. Rama was a visionary in all the meanings of the term, creating psychologically charged paintings that are kin to art brut and outsider art of mental hospital patients. Her early watercolors almost exclusively of women: screaming with sharp tongues, dismembered amputees, exposing their genitals or penetrated by snakes. This long-overdue show contains more than 150 works in all media (painting, objects, works on paper). In the middle of her career, Rama turned away from graphic content and joined the Italian Concrete Art movement avant-garde and made transcendent geometric abstract paintings. She quickly verged away to her bricolage technique of combining letters and mathematical signs with parts of dolls’ eyes and stuffed animals. In the 1970s she turned to new forms of two-dimensional assemblages using rubber from bicycle tires which were in honor of her father who was bicycle manufacturer and committed suicide while Rama was a child. She returned to surreal by way of the La mucca pazza (Mad Cow) series which brought together her fascination that cows were forced to eat the meat of other cows that infected them with this deadly virus bringing together identity politics, the post-human anatomy, and feminism.

New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

 

Yan Xing at Kunsthalle Basel

Courtesy Kunsthalle Basel, photo: Philipp Hänger

It is hard to say what is the first work you encounter as Yan Xing’s entire exhibition is a mise en scène a sexual love triangle. The exhibition is based on a complicated novelistic story of a powerful curator who is married to an obedient wife but becomes obsessed by his desire to be dominated by a man. All of this causes a confusing mix of genders, sexuality, and sadomasochism – this is an artwork about the art world after all, and part of the story is the artist sleeps with the curator's wife (well, this happens from time to time). Public and private collide before you enter the gallery as the artist supposedly licked the floor clean (an act of submission). Two blocks of gray granite nearly touch each other, on top of the first one are copper pipes just large enough to tightly hold a porcupine needle. This is related directly to the pair of monochrome Paynes’ gray photos that hang side by side above the rocks. You must look close to make out the details of a sexually charged scene in which a handsome young man in a white french cuff dress shirt lies sleeping while another man behind him inserts a needle into his ear. The image is cringed worthy but also unapologetically sensitive formally related to Mapplethorpe’s homoeroticism as the dangerous, violent and erotic are mutually present. The rest of the exhibition comes from the story which is nearly impossible to decipher; instead, it is like walking in a dream space. Objects exist as refuse (shoes in trash bags), relic (a hand embroidered handkerchief draped over a granite stone), and replica (a painting of a Cezanne painting of a servant).

Kunsthalle Basel, Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel

 

Tom Burr at Maureen Paley, London

Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Tom Burr stages his first exhibition with Maureen Paley from his three decades of work that inject (homo)eroticism of the mourning body that evacuated with absent into the confines of minimalist structures. You enter the gallery to see three ‘stages,’ at first they appear to be yet another grouping of minimalist or post-minimalist sculptures. Two are like oversized black Sol LeWitt cubes, but upon closer inspection, something much more intimate is inside which matters as much (or more) than the external shell of formalism ‘primary structures.’ The cube transforms into a personal space (a cell, shower stall, covered bed or chamber) inside which the floor is covered with carefully arranged black plastic sheeting, clear plastic bags inside which are books, magazines or images held in place by push pins, for example, a paperback copy of J. Edgar Hoover on Juvenile Delinquency. There is an almost seductive embrace of cheap commercial commodities. Minimalist Kitsch moves from false sentiment to damaged authenticity by rejecting the masculine inherent the industrially produced Donald Judd boxes or stacks. Burr takes the domestic more personal gestures of decorating and displaying collections of ephemera like relics on the ground. Together the objects are charged with history, cultural imaginary and the deep tenderness that bring humanity (or even romanticism) to the clean, pure neutral cube. Burr’s sculptures are pierced by fetishistically bodily surfaces and materials revealing subversive dissent and desire.

Maureen Paley, 21 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

 
 
Jorge Pardo at Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo: Simon Vogel

The gallery is lined with large-scale paintings which although not unfamiliar to Jorge Pardo are not his primary medium. He mostly works with materials, tools, and techniques of industrial product design. Taken together this exhibition at Galerie Gisela Capitain can be seen as a site-specific installation. Pardo himself has said “to be an interesting artist, you really have to understand your relation to other forms of production,” which gives the perfect mode of entry into his practice. Although his signature ‘functional objects’ do not appear in this exhibition, the Constructivism and even the LA Light and Space movement are evoked in his lightbox paintings. Starting with found photographs which he manipulates as the ground for his painting on top of which (and behind) he layers his biomorphic and organic vocabulary. Computer generated designs combine the languages of nature and machine. He borrows from different histories of architectural ornament (mixing of styles and periods) from Islamic tile work, socialist interior design of interlocking stars specific to his homeland of Cuba and Californian mid-century modernism. The surfaces of his smaller drawings are covered beautifully with layers of laser cut white paper which brings them in relation to the larger wall works which are as much sculpture as painting.

Galerie Gisela Capitain, St. Apern Strasse 26, 50667 Cologne

 

– Justin Polera

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26.09.2018
#Berlin
Berlin gets busy - Your guide to Berlin Art Week!
Bringing it back to Berlin – the home turf of Exhibitionary – is the seventh Berlin Art Week from 26–30 September! Plotted around Berlin are two art fairs, 15 museums and institutions, two art associations, one theatre, eleven private collections and 20 project spaces, expecting your pretty feet on their freshly mopped floors. And mate, it’s an ambitious program!

14.09.2018
#Munich
Hi Munich & Various Others
First off, some exciting news: we have added yet another great city to our roster of contemporary art hotspots around the globe. Exhibitionary now also covers Munich and we are happy to announce that we have partnered with Various Others. It is a cooperative project, where galleries and off-spaces invite international partner-galleries to develop an exhibition project together. Besides, some of Munich’s best museums will be offering a wide thematic frame with an array of events to accompany their exhibitions.

06.09.2018
#Vienna
They grow up so fast – 10 years of curated by_ in Vienna
Summer is making its slow exit, and you can embrace the lack of sweat patches, slow-cooking in public transport and finally don your matrix coat, order that pumpkin spice latte, and flock to Vienna, because it’s a whole flippin' month of curated by_! The gallery festival where 21 renowned Viennese galleries invite international curators and give them free reign over their gallery spaces to do as they please with it is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

24.07.2018
#London
#Los Angeles
#New York
#Vienna
#Zürich
Five Shows in July
Here are our picks for the five shows you should still catch in July.

Made in L.A. | Hammer Museum | Los Angeles
Lin May Saeed | Studio Voltaire | London
Vile Bodies | Michael Werner | London & New York
Make me look beautiful, Madame d’Ora! | Leopold Museum | Vienna
New North Zurich | Different venues in public areas | Zurich

11.06.2018
#Basel
This week all roads lead to Basel!
Lovers of prime-quality art, gossipy shenanigans, and overpriced liquor rejoice: Art Basel is back this week with its 2018 edition.

24.05.2018
#Basel
#Bejing
#Los Angeles
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in May
Five shows you shouldn't miss in May.

Iza Tarasewicz | Croy Nielsen | Vienna
Hito Steyerl & Martha Rosler | Kunstmuseum | Basel
Flora Hauser | Ibid | Los Angeles
Ragnar Kjartansson | Faurschou Foundation | Beijing
Jenny Saville | Gagosian | New York

25.04.2018
#Berlin
Fabulous women, neolithic children and queer dudes: Say Hi to Gallery Weekend Berlin!
We’ve reached this time of the year again: for a couple of days, the Berlin art world puts on its shiniest frock to welcome visitors to Gallery Weekend. Aside from the 47 galleries who officially participate in the main event, everyone else who contributes to making Berlin such a uniquely vibrant place for contemporary art also plans on presenting exciting positions to brighten their reputation, press portfolio or finances.

18.04.2018
#Berlin
#London
#Los Angeles
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in April
A selection of five shows you shouldn’t miss in April. Enjoy!

Barbara Hepworth | Pace Gallery | New York
Timur Si-Qin | Société | Berlin
Sylvie Fleury | Karma International | Los Angeles
Sophia Al-Maria | Project Native Informant | London
Marianne Vlaschits | Galerie Nathalie Halgand | Vienna

27.03.2018
#Düsseldorf
#London
#Los Angeles
#New York
#Zürich
Five Shows in March
Here are five shows you should check out in March.

Sam Lewitt | Miguel Abreu Gallery | New York
Gallery Share | Hannah Hoffman | Los Angeles
Elin Gonzales | Lucas Hirsch | Düsseldorf
Women Look at Women | Richard Saltoun Gallery | London
Louisa Gagliardi | Plymouth Rock | Zurich

05.03.2018
#Los Angeles
LA (Un)confidential – Exhibitionary goes West!
About a hundred years ago, movie executives discovered California’s magic sunlight, relative absence of labor regulations and pleasant ocean views: Los Angeles was picked as the location of choice to shoot pictures. Ever since, a steady stream of hopeful, driven and adventurous people has been fuelling the city of Angels, transforming it into a fertile ground for cultural initiatives. Hence, it seems only logical for Exhibitionary to chose LA as its third US and eleventh altogether location! From now on, you can check out, select, and visit the city’s most thrilling exhibitions thanks to our app.

28.02.2018
#Berlin
#Düsseldorf
#London
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in February
The top five shows not to miss in February.

James Benning | neugerriemschneider | Berlin
Adrian Buschmann | Gabriele Senn Galerie | Vienna
Mi Kafchin | Lyles & King | New York
Pizza is God | NRW Forum | Düsseldorf
Lydia Ourahmane | Chisenhale Gallery | London

24.01.2018
Five Shows in January
Our recommendations for the five shows to see in January.

Kathe Burkhart | Mary Boone Gallery | New York
Carmen Herrera | Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen | Düsseldorf
Leonor Antunes | Whitechapel Gallery | London
Group Show | Eva Presenhuber | Zürich
Fahrelnissa Zeid | Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle | Berlin

15.12.2017
#Berlin
#London
#Miami
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in December
Here are the five shows we recommended to see in December.

Evgeny Antufiev | Emalin | London
Jemima Kirke | Sargent’s Daughters | New York
Anna K.E. & Florian Meisenberg | WNTRP | Berlin
Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017 | Kunsthalle Wien | Vienna
Tschabalala Self | Thierry Goldberg Gallery | Miami

04.12.2017
#Miami
Lots of glamour, lots of art and lots of fun. Here comes Art Basel Miami Beach!
The conclusion of this year's busy schedule will have Miami’s white beaches and refrigerated fair halls as a setting; but this time, the program of and surrounding the Donatella Versace of fairs seems at least as busy as the rest of the year: museum (re)openings, satellites, parties and endless Uber drives will keep the glitterati more occupied than ever.

06.11.2017
#Berlin
#London
#New York
#Vienna
#Zürich
Five Shows in November
Here’s our a selection of five shows we recommend to check out in November.

Michael E. Smith | KOW | Berlin
Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings | Arcadia Missa | London
Marguerite Humeau | Museum Haus Konstruktiv | Zurich
Louise Bonnet | Half Gallery | New York
Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme | Kevin Space | Vienna

03.10.2017
#London
Frieze Week is here – with some radical feminism, emerging talents and new spaces!
This week London celebrates the 15th edition of Frieze, the capital’s prime art fair and a must-go station on the art world’s calendar. As it so often is the case with an event of such magnitude, the wave it triggers makes many others want to ride it; consequently, a myriad of great shows, openings and satellite fairs are set to take place concurrently.

22.09.2017
We've just released some amazing new features!
Now you’re able to publish your Picks and share them with others. It's easy to follow your friends and other interesting editors and see which shows they recommend.

11.09.2017
#Berlin
Knock Knock – It’s Berlin Art Week!
It’s that time of the year: Summer has violently vanished and been replaced by depressing temperatures, the semi-licit outdoor rave program is put on hold and Berlin Art Week is here again.

07.09.2017
#Berlin
Talking Art and Artsy Talks – Good to Talk
Good to Talk, a 46-hour long marathon of talks, lectures, and panel discussions, rounded off by the occasional live performance and musical intermezzo, aims to break open the sometimes crusted cocoon in which the art world unfolds and therefore produce fresh food for the minds of audience and participants alike.

04.09.2017
#Cologne
#Düsseldorf
Great Art, Good Beer, and a Juicy Rivalry – DC Open in Düsseldorf & Cologne
Düsseldorf and Cologne, historically two of Germany and Europe’s most relevant spots regarding postwar culture. We’re glad to announce that we’ve partnered with DC Open and on this occasion, we are launching Düsseldorf in our app. We will consequently provide you with some insight into the highlights taking place during these three days.

12.06.2017
#Basel
Basel is more than a symphony. It's an entire opera!
Everyone wants to look fresh when they step off the plane in Basel, but just as important as looking good is what you go to see and where you’re seen. One of the strongest ways for collectors, new and experienced, to show dedication and commitment is to show up in person to support new presentations of artists they acquire. In Basel, more than anywhere else, it is a non-stop meteoric shower of events and openings to attend.

09.06.2017
#Zürich
Zürich is more than just an overture. It's a symphony!
As the art world nearly fills up its dance card with Documenta 14 and Skulptur Projekte Münster, we must have one last waltz before Basel at Zürich’s Contemporary Art Weekend! Some say this is just an ‘overture to Art Basel,’ but we say it is so much more.

08.06.2017
#Münster
Skulptur Projekte Münster made easy
Wondering how to navigate Münster? The city transforms itself every ten years with Skulptur Projekte Münster into a mecca for the art world. We have mapped it all for you so download Exhibitionary and you don’t have to spend precious little time in this scenic city lost.

28.04.2017
#Berlin
We show you more in Berlin than just Gallery Weekend!
Gallery Weekend is an event like no other. Unlike the artificial situation in a trade fair or on the auction chopping block where meaning and context are emptied out. Collectors from all over the world come to see art in its primary public source, to buy early, for galleries to step up to the plate and for artists to give it their best. Our home turf and source of pride is Berlin and we hope here to provide a few entry points in this.

22.04.2017
#Cologne
Are you ready for the Cologne whirlwind?
The history of post-war Cologne is a history of the emergence of contemporary art itself. Today the city still is home to major collectors (among other, Reiner Speck and Benedikt Taschen) who support established and emerging galleries. Here shows of the absolute highest caliber take place. The best way to discover which works become meaningful to you over time is to go out and see them in person.

15.04.2017
#London
#Madrid
#Miami
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in April
Here we try to give a mode of entry for first time collectors but also insight for those seasoned in the art world. This is a roundup of five shows that share a depth of lasting power, they are not simply mass-market appeal even if some are very popular.

Korakrit Arunanondchai | Clearing | New York
Yu Honglei | Carl Kostyál | London
Yuri Pattison | Kevin Space | Vienna
Susan Hiller | Pérez Art Museum | Miami
Donna Huanca | Travesia Cuatro | Madrid

06.04.2017
#Athens
Athens: The unsolved mysteries of Documenta 14
Everyone has heard something about the first ever Athen’s chapter of Documenta (arguably the biggest thing happening in art right now). With only days before the inauguration, there is little clarity of what to expect, and the artist list is the biggest mystery. We provide an overview of the complicated themes and why the whole art world is talking about this quinquennial.

30.03.2017
#Bejing
#Berlin
#London
#New York
#Vienna
Five Shows in March
With “Five Shows” we launched a new format which consists of five – as Harald Szeemann would say – “with great enthusiasm and a bit of obsessiveness” hand-picked exhibitions we recommend to see or we would like you to read about.

Cristof Yvoré | M Woods | Beijing
Sheree Hovsepian | Higher Pictures | New York
Hal Fischer | Project Native Informant | London
Hannah Black | mumok | Vienna
Ned Vena | Société | Berlin

01.03.2017
#New York
The Armory is bolder than Frieze Week. We tell you what not to miss!
Long before it became The Armory Show, it was the highly experimental perversely satirical Gramercy International Art Fair, a playing ground for a new generation of radical artists and gallerists. It took place inside the hotel of the same name and was the meeting ground for the downtown New York art scene.

22.02.2017
#Madrid
All about ARCO and what to see in Madrid
It’s late February which means we are off to Madrid, already we have spent all month practicing Spanish. What is great about going to Madrid is being able to see artists who are underrepresented in Western Europe and the US (because they are often overlooked in the international scene).

03.01.2017
#Berlin
The Beginning of the End: A Look Ahead to 2017
We are more positive about the coming year than the title of this post might suggest, even if we do live in fraught times. We share the sentiments of Jerry Saltz who said when asked about 2017 and the future of galleries:

28.12.2016
#Berlin
#London
#Miami
#New York
The End of the Beginning: A Look Back at 2016
The end of the year gives space and time for reflection. 2016 was incredible for us. We launched our app Exhibitionary during the hot days of summer, which – now in winter – seems so far away. Within a few months, Exhibitionary grew into a global art guide with curatorial picks in major art centers around the world.

29.11.2016
#Miami
Forget the fairs! Seven things you shouldn't miss in Miami
Miami is the best place to see the diversity of Latin American art because of its proximity to the region. Many of the great private collections in Miami focus on art outside the hegemonic cannon. It is not only the rich visual arts but also the culture and food of the region that we immerse ourselves in.

25.11.2016
#Miami
Must-see guide for Art Basel Miami and the top parties you probably won't get into
As always, we are determined to find hope, sun, and LSD (love, stimulants, vitamin D) in Miami. Last year, postdiluvian floods reminded us that nature is bigger than even Gavin Brown’s beach party. This year, Zika put a cramp in Galerie Perrotin’s party and canceled Jack Shainman’s outdoor blast – but fear not, the show must go on and the parties rage on.

03.11.2016
#Turin
Top Six Shows in Turin
We are on a pilgrimage to Turin! Part of what makes the treasured art institutions in the city so exciting to see is the beautiful town that inspires them and the jaw-dropping post-Renaissance buildings they are housed in. Here are our top six shows that are must-sees.

20.10.2016
#Paris
Top ten shows to see in Paris during FIAC
There is no place like Paris; it is the right city for art. This year many galleries chose FIAC over Frieze. One major factor putting Paris back on the map is the evolution of FIAC under the Director Jennifer Flay. So here are our top 10 museum quality exhibitions to see in Paris now.

04.10.2016
#London
London Calling for Frieze Frenzy
London, one of the world’s most important art cities comes alive for Frieze, one of the world’s most important art fairs. The fair is about frenzied buying, except Londoners have a unique kind of refined connoisseurship that is anything but fanatic. Here are ten exhibitions we won’t miss in London and we hope you won’t miss either.

15.09.2016
#Berlin
Berlin Art Week for Aficionados
The art world shuts down in August, a time to cross the blurry boundary between professional (art) life into personal (art) life. We jump out of our bathing suit directly back to work in the newest fall fashion for the big openings of jam-packed September.

01.08.2016
#Berlin
Berlin's Project Space Festival Breaks the White Cube
Project Space Festival Berlin is an annual opportunity to step out of the white cube routine and experience the exciting fringes of the local scene. The strength of Project Space Festival is twofold, in its diversity and ephemerality. We’ve gone through it with a fine-comb to call out five of the finest.

26.07.2016
Gstaad my Love – A Summer Art Affair
The summer season of art is so quiet that in order to find a great show you have to make a great pilgrimage. We are heading off to Gstaad, one of the most remote art locations, for Project 1048 which is a little bit of everything, outdoor exhibition, boundary-defying collaboration and non-profit project.

07.07.2016
Liverpool on Strike for the Future
Facing the aftershocks of post-Brexit, it is urgent to go to the Liverpool Biennial. Under director Sally Tallant the Biennial takes over the city in the form of a free festival, a Midsummer night’s voyage through six episodes. Profound questions about our past, present, and future remain without easy answers in this political moment.

29.06.2016
#New York
New York Warm Up
No sleep till Brooklyn – NYC celebrates its week of summer openings. What better way to avoid the grotesque hot summer days than a pilgrimage through pristine well air-conditioned galleries in the art world’s capital?! Exactly, none.

23.06.2016
#Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf Back on the Map
In constant search of the next big celebration; we are heading for the infamous Rhineland. Historically thought of as the 80's center of the German art-world, it is now putting itself back on the map. Düsseldorf is the place to be with a new private museum, a new hip gallery, and commemorative performances!

18.06.2016
#Basel
Last Look at Art Basel
In the congested summer schedule of the touring art world, Art Basel is an event sometimes preferably ignored but never forgotten. Art Basel was overwhelming and exhausting. At times it was underwhelming, at times, it blew us away.

08.06.2016
#Zürich
Manifesta Tips
Just as the hangover is fading from (the celebrations of) the 9th Berlin Biennale, Manifesta 11 begins. Zurich, as everyone knows, is all about the money. Christian Jankowski hit it right on the head when he chose “What People Do For Money,” as the theme this year for Manifesta.