Shows & Exhibitions

For the ninth installment of MoMA's ongoing Performance Exhibition Series, the artists Jennifer Allora (b. 1974) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971) present their work Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on "Ode to Joy" for a Prepared Piano (2008) for one month of live performances in MoMA's Marron Atrium.

Launching a new initiative to nurture and promote some of the best young artists coming out of Britain today, the Aubin Gallery will kick off the New Year with a solo exhibition of sculpture, screen prints and digital video by Adham Faramawy. In this dynamic multimedia show, Faramawy considers the concept of ‘legends’ and examines the multi-interpretable nature of narratives. Legends are typically passed on by oral tradition and become localised geographically and historically, thereby imparting morals that are open to many interpretations.

Curated by Richard Appignanesi, writer, theorist and editor Raising Dust is a provocative multi-media exhibition which explores contemporary notions of identity and relativity by inviting a group of predominantly Eastern European artists to respond to the poetry and politics of place. Arguably, the very idea of Europe is in itself a dislocation, a 'nomadic horizon' which responds differently to the shifting perspectives and desires of its inhabitants.

Central Art Gallery announces the opening of The Marmite Prize for Painting 2010. The prize is the only nomadic, biennial, open submission painting competition in Britain. Works for the 2010 touring show were selected by Marcus Cope, Steve Dutton, Marie Holland, Keran James, Michael Keenan, Sadie Kerr and Stephanie Moran.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney is the exclusive Australian venue for the exhibition Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life 1990–2005. Annie Leibovitz is without a doubt one of the most celebrated photographers of our time. The exhibition brings together almost 200 iconic images of famous public figures together with personal photographs of her family and close friends. Arranged chronologically, they project a unified narrative of the artist's private life against the backdrop of her public image.

Fluxus East represents a first stocktaking of the diverse Fluxus activities in the former Eastern Bloc; the exhibition shows parallel developments and artistic practices inspired by Fluxus. Besides "classic" Fluxus objects and scores, the display includes film interviews with Fluxus artists, photographs, films, correspondence, and recordings of music that document the presence of Fluxus in the former Eastern Bloc.

Following a period in which many exhibitions were dedicated to Classical Modern art, Chris Dercon took over as director of the Haus der Kunst in 2003 and again opened the institution’s program up to architecture, design, fashion, film and photography. In an effort to inform the public of these changes, Chris Dercon and his team sought a new graphic appearance and invited several graphic designers to participate in a competition.

Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 25 May to Wednesday 26 May with their three critically acclaimed ballets. Set in the garden of an Italian Renaissance villa, Allegri diversi is a short piece by David Bintley and was originally choreographed for Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet (now Birmingham Royal Ballet) in 1987. The effortless elegance of the dance gives life to Rossini’s light and playful score.

In Thailand monks predict their country's fate lies in water - flooding will destroy their homeland, cities in the north whose names begin with either a "Chiang" or "Lam" will be spared, all the others will be ravaged by the deluge. For his fourth solo show at Galerie Chantal Crousel, aptly titled Asile Flottant the artist Rirkrit Tirvanija has constructed a sketch of Le Corbusier's boat of the same name and inserted a section of it into the gallery. Le Corbusier's barge was designed for the Salvation Army literally as a floating asylum meant to provide temporary over night shelter for vagrants wandering the streets of Paris.

This May the Copenhagen Photo Festival fills the streets and galleries of the city for the first time. Day & Night is Copenhagen Photo Festivals main exhibition opening May 12th in the public space of Copenhagen inner city. The exhibition takes place 24/7 – day and night – and will takes over banners, projections and billboards, from the town hall square and down along the central walking street Strøget, occupying the main squares of the city center spreading on to the central trafficking, cultural and commercial posts in the City.


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