Amanda Williams at Arts Club of Chicago

Artist: Amanda Williams Venue: Arts Club of Chicago Exhibition Title: Uppity Negress Date: June 17 – September 23, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Arts Club of Chicago. Photos by Michael Tropea. Press Release: Amanda Williams creates a site-specific installation for The Arts Club Garden Projects series in which she inserts a secondary fence that breaks away from the existing boundary, blurring the distinction between its function as barrier and container alike. Uppity Negress addresses the layered roles gender and race have played historically in black women’s ability to navigate their position in urban space. Fascinated by the way the garden operates as a liminal space between public and private, Williams’s installation highlights… Read More

Toba Khedoori at Pérez Art Museum Miami

Artist: Toba Khedoori Venue: Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami Date: April 21 – September 24, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Press Release: Toba Khedoori explores the artist’s nuanced and powerful body of work. Born in Sydney, Australia in 1964, Khedoori has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1990. Her early works are notable for their precise draftsmanship and for their use of negative space—often at a very large scale. Khedoori frequently depicts architectural forms from distanced perspectives, rendering commonplace objects and spaces familiar yet decontextualized. In recent years, she has transitioned from paper to canvas, producing smaller­-scale works that hover between representation and abstraction. Like her earlier compositions, these works are enigmatic and acutely detailed; in… Read More

Qiu Zhijie at Van Abbemuseum

Artist: Qiu Zhijie Venue: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven Exhibition Title: Journeys Without Arrivals Date: April 1 – September 24, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Press Release: The solo exhibition Qiu Zhijie: Journeys without Arrivals is the first comprehensive overview of one of the most important Chinese artists of his generation. The wide spectrum of his artworks—ranging in media and entangling different temporalities and geographies—unveils an intimate portrait of the artist as a polymath, whose artistic work is an integral part of a larger, holistic approach to life. Embracing the concept of total art, Qiu demonstrates the role of art as a powerful engine for coming to terms with change, tradition and globalisation in China and across the… Read More

Simon Fujiwara at Gio Marconi

Artist: Simon Fujiwara Venue: Gio Marconi, Milan Exhibition Title: Heaven Date: May 30 – September 30, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of the artist and Gio Marconi, Milan. Photos by Filippo Armellin. Press Release: “Heaven” is an exhibition presented within a sculptural labyrinth, containing a series of recent works that lead the viewer through the gallery space to a secret chamber. Throughout the labyrinth viewers continuously encounter “paintings” from the series Masks (Merkel) 2015 – a set of works on linen depicting the face of Angela Merkel made with the make up products used by the German Chancellor herself. Fujiwara met the chancellor’s make up artist during a film shoot and invited her to his… Read More

Nick Mauss at Serralves

Artist: Nick Mauss Venue: Serralves, Porto Exhibition Title: Intricate Others Date: June 22 – September 24, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Serralves, Porto. Photos by Filipe Braga. Press Release: For his first solo exhibition in Portugal, New York-based artist Nick Mauss (b. 1980) has produced new work in response to an extended encounter with the Serralves Villa. Installed within and against the unique architectural and decorative elements, the exhibition proceeds in the form of an unfolding scenography set within the grand, formerly domestic spaces of the architecture, now emptied of their multiple functions and so turned, in absence, into a monument. For instance, the Villa’s Art Deco façade belies its anachronistic and… Read More

Ian Cheng at MoMA PS1

Artist: Ian Cheng Venue: MoMA PS1, New York Exhibition Title: Emissaries Date: April 9 – September 25, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of the artist and MoMA PS1, New York. Photos by Pablo Enriquez. Press Release: MoMA PS1 presents Ian Cheng’s (b. 1984) first US museum solo presentation, featuring the artist’s complete Emissary trilogy (2015–17), a series of live simulation works created using a video game engine. Described by the artist as “a video game that plays itself,” the works are comprised of computer-generated simulations like those used in predictive technologies for complex scenarios such as climate change or elections. Populated by a cast of characters and wildlife that interact… Read More

Thomas Julier at Tithe Hall Ernen and Youth Club Ernen

Artist: Thomas Julier Venue: Tithe Hall Ernen and Youth Club Ernen Exhibition Title: White Rainbow Over a Mourning Landscape Date: July 9 – September 24, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of the artist Press Release: It all starts with a fire in Ernen, a village in the upper Valais, near the Italian border. Sometime in the mid-1990s, a barn burned down, and a number of sheep were killed. The villagers quickly cast suspicion on a young man, an outsider, whose family had moved into this tightly-knit, strongly catholic community a couple of years earlier. He was part of a group of youths who hung out together, skating, playing chess, and smoking lots… Read More

Lee Lozano at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Artist: Lee Lozano Venue: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid Exhibition Title: Pulling out the Stops Date: May 30 – September 25, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. Photos by Joaquín Cortés, Román Lores. Press Release: Throughout the 1960s, and across only twelve years, Lee Lozano (Newark, 1930–1999) developed a radically provocative body of work, actuated by the staunch questioning of each and every socially imposed structure. Her career unfolded alongside the emerging civil rights and anti-war movement and the protest, free and pacifist spirit that sprang up through the political landscape and aesthetics in America during that period. This retrospective surveys… Read More

Marie-Louise Ekman at Moderna Museet

Artist: Marie-Louise Ekman Venue: Moderna Museet, Stockholm Curated by: Jo Widoff Date: June 17 – September 17, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Copyright the artist. Photos by Åsa Lundén. Press Release: Marie-Louise Ekman has alternated effortlessly between painting, sculpture, film and drama since the late 1960s. In her works, Ekman exposes the absurdity of everyday life and undermine social constructions, and in rooms decorated with floral wallpaper, people, animals and farting geezers sit at the same table. Featuring nearly 350 works, this exhibition is the largest presentation so far of her renowned oeuvre. Liberation and comic books Marie-Louise Ekman belongs to a generation of Swedish artists who emerged… Read More

Marius Engh at STANDARD (OSLO)

Artist: Marius Engh Venue: STANDARD (OSLO) Exhibition Title: Eschscholzia California Date: August 18 – September 16, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of STANDARD (OSLO). Photos by Vegard Kleven. Press Release: “In the middle of the night I got up. I had decided to do so the night before. I had been thinking of an object that I wanted to get hold of. A window from Rustic Canyon. I took my bike from the studio, put it in the van and drove to the bluffs of Palisades Park and down along the shore on the Pacific Coast Highway One. Within the short distance before I turned off the highway and up the hills, I was… Read More

Maureen Gallace at MoMA PS1

Artist: Maureen Gallace Venue: MoMA PS1, New York Exhibition Title: Clear Day Date: April 9, 2017 – September 10, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of the artist; 303 Gallery, New York; and MoMA PS1, New York. Installation photos by Pablo Enriquez; Individual photos by David B. Smith. Press Release: For more than 25 years, Maureen Gallace (b. 1960) has painted genre scenes drawn from the American landscape and still life traditions. Her small canvases and panels most commonly depict rural pastorals and coastlines, typically featuring nondescript barns or cottages amid dunes and foliage in settings that evoke holiday cards and vacation snapshots. Gallace’s paintings, however, unsettle the reassuring sentimentality of such pictures. Situated on sunny bluffs and… Read More

General Idea at MAMCO

Artist: General Idea Venue: MAMCO, Geneva Exhibition Title: Photographs 1969-1982 Curated by: Paul Bernard, Lionel Bovier Date: May 31 – September 10, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of MAMCO, Geneva. Photos by Annik Wetter. Press Release: MAMCO, Geneva presents a group exhibition titled “General Idea: Photographs (1969-1982).” Founded in 1969 by AA Bronson, Jorge Zontal, and Felix Partz, the Canadian collective General Idea produced one of the most striking oeuvres from the 1970s and 1980s. This multiform work took on the glamour of popular images, the ideology of mass media, and the commonplaces spread throughout the art world, always with a strong sense of irony. Mindful readers of Marshal McLuhan and Roland Barthes’ “Mythologies… Read More

Chim↑Pom at Kitakore Building

Artist: Chim↑Pom Venue: Kitakore Building, Tokyo Exhibition Title: Sukurappu ando Birudo project: Paving the Street Date: July 29 – August 27, 2017 Note: A press release associated with the exhibition is available for download here. Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of the artist and Mujinto Production, Tokyo. Photo by Kenji Morita. Link: Chim↑Pom at Kitakore Building Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We rely on our audience to help fund the publication of exhibitions that show up in this RSS feed. Please consider supporting us by making a donation today. Read More

Gene Beery at Shoot the Lobster

Artist: Gene Beery Venue: Shoot the Lobster, Los Angeles Exhibition Title: Wall Dancers Date: July 8 – September 10, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Shoot the Lobster, Los Angeles Press Release: Wall Dancers brings together a group of Gene Beery’s text paintings that defy convention as they appear to be paused in motion across the walls. The paintings, installed, appear as if they’ve endured a California earthquake. The shake up continues into the canvases themselves leaving deconstructed words for the viewer to decipher. The word “TRA” is repeated on multiple canvases demonstrating Beery’s idiosyncratic view of art. “TRA” is both “art” spelled backwards and an extension of the word “etcetera.” Beery interjects… Read More