Shows & Exhibitions

It’s dark. In the glow of the spotlights that illuminate the artworks, a black and yellow synthetic surface shimmers. The walls, floor, and ceiling – everything is covered in a smooth, plastic film. It continues in the centre of the room, taking the shape of an enormous, blow-up worm. For the exhibition I AM A PROBLEM, director and set designer Ersan Mondtag has created a dark, yet tantalizing parallel universe. In his spectacular staging of the MMK 2’s exhibition spaces, Mondtag has set in motion a dialogue between works from the museum’s collection, making them the protagonists of the narrative.

D MUSEUM presents PLASTIC FANTASTIC, a unique exhibition showcasing designs born from the artistic imagination of international designers and the unlimited possibilities of plastic, from September 14, 2017 to March 4, 2018. PLASTIC FANTASTIC illustrates the magical journey of plastic, the substance sometimes described as the 20th century's miracle material, as it entered the public realm and brought such wide-ranging transformation to our everyday lives

Brossa Poetry is a survey of the work of the Catalan poet Joan Brossa—largely visual and performative, but above all the work of a poet—from three main angles: orality, the performative and anti-poetry. From his early books to his final visual experiments, the show includes theatre, cinema, music, action art and gestures in which he displayed great originality.

For her first institutional solo exhibition in London, Katharina Grosse presents a new work, This Drove my Mother up the Wall, painted in situ at the South London Gallery. Grosse’s large scale and site-specific works engulf both interior and exterior spaces, unhindered by the traditional boundaries of the pictorial field.

The social network of Pan Yuliang’s early career as a modernist artist and an art educator in the period of the Republic of China resonated with larger social-political movements at that time: from the cultural construct of “New Woman,” the New Culture Movement, to the revolution and reform launched by the Nationalist Party and early Communists; from the rise of modern nationalism in China after the end of WWI till the Japanese Invasion in 1937, to the decline of Paris as the cultural capital of the world after WWII.

Following the success of Artes Mundi 7, awarded to John Akomfrah earlier this year, Artes Mundi is pleased to announce the shortlist for the eighth edition of the UK’s leading biennial art prize, Artes Mundi 8. The winner of the prestigious £40,000 Cardiff based Artes Mundi prize will be announced in January 2019 following a four-month exhibition of works by the shortlists artists.

Centre Pompidou-Metz is highlighting in its Japanese Season. From September 2017 to May 2018, three exhibitions and a dozen gatherings, concerts, and performances provide new insights into Japan, from the modern history of its architecture to its most recent artistic expressions.

The exhibition presented by Nicolò Degiorgis (Bolzano, 1985), Museion's guest curator for 2017, gravitates around the concepts of fatherland and Heimat—a German term which loosely translates as a sense of belonging—interpreted in the light of current events in Europe.

With the support of Akbank, Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum hosts Ai Weiwei’s first exhibition in Turkey between 12 September 2017 and 28 January 2018. The exhibition, titled Ai Weiwei on Porcelain, showcases an extensive selection from the artist’s oeuvre alongside new works. Focusing on Ai Weiwei’s wide-ranging production in the medium of porcelain, the exhibition presents a narrative informed by the artist’s life story and his approach to both the tradition of craftsmanship and art history.

Some Context is structured around 20,000 copies of The Situation, a book made up of transcribed, edited and censored conversations between the artist and friends about ‘the situation’. This theme is interpreted differently in each conversation. The books provide the stuffing—in shredded form—for the ‘transitional objects’ also displayed in the space, and will be shredded at the end of the exhibition.


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