Before closing the office and in order to wish you a wonderful 2016 we have decided to put together ten of our favorite shows which you shouldn’t miss if you’re traveling during the holidays.
Starting with an interview to Vincenzo de Bellis, curator of “Ennesima“ at the Triennale in Milan; the exhibition includes over a hundred and twenty works by more than seventy artists and it offers a possible interpretation of the past fifty years of contemporary art in Italy, from the early sixties through to the present day.
In New York MoMA PS1 presents the fourth iteration of its landmark exhibition series, begun as a collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art in 2000. Recurring every five years,“Greater New York” has traditionally showcased the work of emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. The exhibition arrives in a city and art community that has changed significantly since the first version of the survey.
Rirkrit Tiravanija‘s installation in the Jumex Foundation Square in Mexico City aims at creating a link between the work and the viewer, turning the public space into a very active one where visitors are not passive observers but participants of a meeting.
Fundación Proa presents the first exhibition in Argentina by artist Jeremy Deller: “The infinitely variable ideal of the popular”. A selection of the artist’s work will span the range of his practice, from the 1990s to the present day.
LACMA showcases “Senses of Time” invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are both embodied and expressed.
Para Site presents “The world is our home. A poem on abstraction”, featuring works by Robert Motherwell, Bruce Nauman, Tomie Ohtake, and Tang Chang. The show is part of Para Site’s series of ground-breaking exhibitions employing a speculative approach to the art histories that need to be written around the region.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents “V.S. Gaitonde: Painting as a Process, Painting as Life“, an exhibition including many works that have not been seen by the public, this exhibition reveals Gaitonde’s extraordinary use of color, line, form, and texture, as well as symbolic elements and calligraphy, in works that glow with an inner light.
In Rio de Janeiro the Instituto Moreira Salles presents “A Viagem da Carrancas” which showcases 40 carrancas (a type of figurehead attached to river craft) and 42 photos by Marcel Gautherot, as well as than sculptures in small dimensions, a model boat, and several documents.
Pérez Art Museum Miami presents a mid-career retrospective of Nari Ward. This exhibition, “Sun Splashed“, is the largest survey of the artist’s work to date and offers a close consideration of his diverse production.
At Whitechapel Gallery, the first UK survey of artist Emily Jacir focuses on her dialogue with Europe, Italy and the Mediterranean in particular. Known for her poignant works of art that are as poetic as they are political and biographical, Jacir explores histories of migration, resistance and exchange.
- Paola Pivi, Senza titolo (asino). Photo: Hugo Glendinning. Courtesy of Massimo De Carlo, Milan
- Rirkrit Tiravanija: UFO, installation view at Jumex Foundation. Courtesy of Jumex Foundation
- Yinka Shonibare MBE, Un Ballo in Maschera, 2004, High definition digital video, Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery
- Nari Ward, Sun Splashed exhibition view at Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM, 2015. Photo: Elena Scarpa. © My Art Guides