Shows & Exhibitions

At key moments in history, artists have reached beyond galleries and museums, using their work as a call to action to create political and social change. The Brooklyn Museum's exhibition Agitprop! explores the legacy and continued power of politically engaged art through more than 50 contemporary projects and artworks from five historical moments of political urgency. Agitprop! will be on view from December 11, 2015 through August 7, 2016 in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design, an exhibition demonstrating the political, economic, social, cultural, and technological transformation of the continent, the show exhibits work from a diverse range of creative fields: object and furniture design graphic arts, illustration, fashion, architecture, urban planning, craft, film, photography, as well as digital and analogue approaches.

Inspired and provoked by Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, two artists decided to revisit his mad plan of bringing opera to the tropics. In order to reveal and undercut Fitzcarraldo's colonial romanticism, they attempted to confront a set of particular historical and sociopolitical realities by staging a specific opera in a specific place.

Barriers is the major exhibition at Wanås Konst this year. The exhibition brings together six artists working in South Africa, an active scene attracting young artists from many different countries. Through their choices of material, collaborations, and historical references, the artists make connections to the landscape and to Wanås as a site.

Loneliness, uncertainty, and malaise of the contemporary subject are at the heart of Dutch artist Erwin Olaf’s exhibit Erwin Olaf: The Empire of Illusion. Through a series of captivating photographs and videos the artist turns the spectator into a voyeur with a privileged view of the private and semi-private spaces that we inhabit.

Why Look at Animals? AGRIMIKÁ is a shop transferred from the central Greek city of Volos, where it operates, to the Greek Pavilion. The shop sells animal hides and leather. Its sign says "AGRIMIKÁ": a Greek term that means local wild game. The everyday life of the shop is filled with convivial social contact.

From March 12 through July 5, Kimsooja's Thread Routes will make its Spanish premiere at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, becoming the fourth installation showcased in the Museum's Film & Video gallery. The gallery opened in 2014 and is dedicated to video art, video installation, and the moving image.

HangarBicocca, the contemporary art space promoted by Pirelli, presents Double Bind & Around, the first solo exhibition in Italy devoted to Juan Muñoz and curated by Vicente Todolí.The exhibition covers 5,300 square meters of the nave and aisles of HangarBicocca and, includes 15 works (with over 100 sculptures) by one of the most important artists of our time.

The sculptress Isa Genzken (b. 1948) is today one of the most influential women artists of her generation. The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt is presenting the artist’s most recent workgroup – “Actors” of 2014/15 – in Germany for the first time. The exhibition consists of more than forty figures as well as several floor and wall works. In it Genzken once again demonstrates the consistency and radicalness with which she pursues her own sculptural work as well as the possibilities offered by the sculpture medium today.

During the last 30 years, Peter Kogler is a very prominent name on the international art scene. He has been recognized as one of the most prominent representatives of middle-generation Austrian artists. Kogler began his artistic journey by adopting the tradition of conceptual and media art, and by developing his explorations at the intersection of different disciplines and media—performance, video, film, painting, computer art, sculpture, and architecture.


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