E-flux

  1. The Creative Time Summit—the world's largest international conference on art and social change—is headed to Washington, DC! Occurring in the nation's capital just weeks before the 2016 Presidential Election, the Creative Time Summit DC will take this important moment to collectively consider what it might mean to radically transform the current state of democracy.
  2. Lunds konsthall is very pleased to open two new exhibitions. One is about Staffan Nihlén and is in response to requests from many visitors. It takes place in the lower galleries. The other is an in-depth presentation of artists' books and is shown in the upper gallery. Nihlén's stone sculptures appear to be both well-planned and instantaneous. It is as if the stone shapes are incubating hidden stories—ones that the artist coaxes out of the stone mass. Nihlén describes how he stopped using ready-made blocks of stone and instead sought out rocks in natural settings.
  3. Ahead of the major Robert Rauschenberg retrospective at Tate Modern, writer and poet Vincent Katz explores the pioneering artist's lifelong spirit of collaboration. In anticipation of British surrealist Paul Nash's forthcoming exhibition at Tate Britain, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Inga Fraser, Michael Bracewell and Alice Channer discuss the lesser-known sides to the artist's work, covering his ground-breaking multidisciplinary practice across art, design and photography.
  4. This fall De Hallen Haarlem presents the first museum solo exhibition of work by Meiro Koizumi (1976, Gunma) in the Netherlands. One of the most distinctive voices in contemporary art in Japan, Koizumi engages in social and historical critique in video and performance works that aim for high affective impact through subtle, sometimes provocative manipulation of his performers' emotions. In Today My Empire Sings, he presents recent and new work. The power relationship between authority and subject, and the tension between collective ideals and individual expression constitute major themes in Koizumi's work.
  5. Beirut Art Center presents The Portrait is an Address, the first solo exhibition by artist Hassan Khan in Beirut, following a long and profound relationship with the city, starting with Khan's collaboration on Akram Zaatari's Transit Visa project in 2001 running through several editions of Home Work space Program (HWP) by Ashkal Alwan. This exhibition will also be the first to focus on the portrait as one central aspect of Khan's practice in such depth. While recent critically acclaimed survey exhibitions of Khan's work have had a wider focus and were on a much larger scale, this exhibition digs into one significant direction within the wider constellation that his practice encompasses.
  6. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art launches its fall program on September 30, 2016 with four new projects that together reveal how artists respond to the social, cultural, and political complexities of their time. The galleries will feature the work of Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, and Robert Longo, as well as an exhibition of the Slovenian collective Neue Slowenische Kunst. Meanwhile, the atrium of the Rem Koolhaas/OMA-designed museum in Moscow's Gorky Park will host a new installation by Yin Xiuzhen and, for the first time, the Museum's rooftop will become a site for art, with a new commission by Boris Matrosov.
  7. Donald Judd Writings, co-published by Judd Foundation and David Zwirner Books, is the most comprehensive collection of the artist's writings assembled to date. Available in November 2016, this timely publication includes Judd’s best-known essays, as well as little-known texts previously published in limited editions. Moreover, this new collection includes unpublished college essays and hundreds of never-before-seen notes, a critical but unknown part of Judd’s writing practice. Judd’s earliest published writing, consisting largely of reviews for hire, defined the terms of art criticism in the 1960s, but his essays as an undergraduate at Columbia, published here for the first time, contain the seeds of his later writing, and allow readers to trace the development of his critical style.
  8. Direct Drive is the first solo American museum exhibition by acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Kelley Walker. Since the early 2000s, the Georgia-born, New York-based artist has developed a multifaceted body of work that examines and indicts some of our nation's most pervasive cultural, political, and social signifiers. Not only is Direct Drive the largest comprehensive examination of the artist's work to date, it includes several new bodies of work made specifically for the exhibition. A flagship event for CAM, Direct Drive encompasses every space in the Museum—galleries, Project Wall, courtyard, and mezzanine, as well as the facade of the building.
  9. Delfina Foundation announces its exhibition and residency programme in autumn 2016. Exhibition programme Delfina Foundation presents the first UK solo exhibition of Canadian artist, Jean-Paul Kelly. Exploring the relationship between materiality and perception, Kelly examines complex associations between found photographs, videos, and sounds from documentaries, photojournalism, and online media streams. By working through these documents, Kelly seeks to illuminate the gap between physical matter and the subjective experience of it in the world. In this new installation, That ends that matter, Kelly questions documentary practices in UK courtrooms through a new body of work that consists of a three-channel video and works on paper.
  10. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is pleased to announce the curatorial vision for its third edition, entitled forming in the pupil of an eye, and names further participating artists. The Biennale, opening on December 12 and running for 108 days, closing March 29, is the largest contemporary art biennial in South Asia. The main exhibition and an ancillary programme of talks, seminars, workshops, film screenings, and music will take place across a range of venues in Kochi, Kerala, India. The third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale is curated by acclaimed Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty.
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