Shows & Exhibitions

The New Museum presents the first US museum exhibition devoted to the works of Paweł Althamer and Laure Prouvost. The exhibition will include a new presentation of Althamer's work Draftsmen's Congress. Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost will present For Forgetting (2014), a new, immersive multichannel video installation for the Lobby Gallery.

The Kölnischer Kunstverein presents F.E.S.T.A., Pietro Roccasalva's first solo exhibition in a German public institution. The show comprises both older and recent works by Roccasalva and provides a cross section of the different areas in which the artist works. In Roccasalva's work painting is the constant centre of an ever-expanding constellation of different media. His work encompasses disparate elements such as sculpture, video, neon lighting and tableaux vivant, which always find their point of departure and their conclusion in painting.

The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, presents Qalam, Calligraphy and Islam from the Middle Ages to the Present, an exhibition of historical and contemporary Arabic and Persian calligraphy and related material that offers an immersive glance into one of the most poetic and spiritual art forms.

The exhibition is the first presentation in Poland of the works of the Norwegian photographer Rune Eraker and also the first exhibition of socially engaged photography at MOCAK. It consists of 73 black-and-white photographs from the series "The Smell of Longing" and two screenings that contain some photographs from the series never shown before.

The Project [SFIP] is a multi-national exhibition process and a platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting African video art. The exhibition ‘Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy’ presents a selection of African video art that stands beyond the clichés that remain associated with the dark continent and the postcolonial image. It seeks to bring viewers closer to idiosyncratic readings of African video art and its thematic concerns which are largely ignored.

Themed Literacy – Illiteracy, the 16th Tallinn Print Triennial deals with the relationship between visual art and literacy, between text and language in the 21st century; a relationship which is characterised by an intense competition between the digital reality and expressions of genuine longing for sensuous tactility. Tension is added to the topic by the abundance of different strategies and various positions among the artists.

The Elba Benítez Gallery in Madrid announces the exhibition of work by Mario García Torres. It opens on February 21, coinciding with ARCOmadrid. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Xoco, the Kid Who Loved Being Bored (cont.), a 16mm animated film projected onto the wall of the gallery, accompanied by painted backgrounds of the type used by professional animators and that are likewise exhibited on the gallery walls.

As You Can See: Polish Art Today is the first show of current Polish art spanning such range for more than a decade. It centres around important works, attitudes, and themes commented on by visual artists over recent years. The exhibition was designed as a guidebook facilitating the journey across the territory of current art phenomena.

The artist's most comprehensive survey in the United States to date, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey brings together more than fifty works from the mid-1990s to the present by this internationally renowned Brooklyn-based artist. The exhibition features Mutu's signature large-scale collages alongside video works, never-before-seen sketchbook drawings, a site-specific wall piece, and immersive installations.

School of Visual Arts presents The Pond, the Mirror, the Kaleidoscope, an exhibition of emerging and established artists who graduated from SVA and are working in the Symbolist tradition. These "neo-Symbolists" make mythological and dreamlike pictures that challenge prevailing assumptions about narrative, subjectivity and figurative painting itself. Their subjects may be environmental (the pond), societal and cultural (the mirror) or a post-apocalyptic, futuristic mash-up (the kaleidoscope).


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