Shows & Exhibitions

MASP announces the return of Lina Bo Bardi's radical glass easels to the display of the collection beginning December 10, 2015. Picture Gallery in Transformation presents a selection of 119 artworks drawn from the museum's diverse holdings, spanning from 4 BC to 2008. The easels were first presented at the opening of the museum's current venue on Avenida Paulista in 1968, and were withdrawn in 1996.

The first major US museum exhibition featuring German artist Jochen Lempert's photographs will be on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum from October 17, 2015–March 6, 2016. The show will include more than 100 hand-printed black-and-white photographs spanning 15 years. Trained as a biologist, Lempert began making artistic photographs of animals, plants, and natural phenomena during the early 1990s in Hamburg, and the results are anything but traditional nature photography. 

As part of a growing initiative to increase holdings by artists from Texas or currently based in the state, the Blanton Museum of Art presents a special installation of newly acquired works by San Antonio native Donald Moffett. With eight works by the artist in its collection, the Blanton holds more works by Moffett than any other museum in the United States. This presentation aims to showcase the artist's diverse and influential practice through a rich variety of media including painting, projected video on canvas, and photographs.

Ever faithful to its desire to spotlight the emerging scene in extramural shows, especially on the occasion of international art events such as Art Stage Singapore, Palais de Tokyo has joined with the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore to present in Singapore the exhibition Sous la lune / Beneath the moon.  

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.


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