Shows & Exhibitions

‘Transient Façades’ brings together seven London-based artists all of whom are concerned with making figurative work, predominantly within the two-dimensional world, as a means of exploring the plethora of illusions inherent within society. The works are to be shown at The ‘Well’, a space whose architectural nature suggests a similar focus to the collective’s work – multiple and varied viewpoints.

Bergen art museum in Norway presents an exhibition Real Life Stories, where installations, sculptures and paintings by ten leading Chinese artists are shown in Norway for the first time. During the last 15 years, the popularity and acclaim of Chinese contemporary art within the international art world has near skyrocketed. These artists stand firmly between history and contemporary life, and between China and the international art world.

Drawing Room presents a major solo exhibition by Paul Sietsema. The exhibition will include two new films, drawings and paintings previously unseen in the UK.
 Sietsema's artworks reveal an interest in the materiality of objects and images combined with a more conceptualised concern with the legacies of past eras of cultural history and the contextualisation of artefacts, the process of image making and changing conceptions of what constitutes material.


Fundación Mapfre is presenting a retrospective of the American photographer Imogen Cunningham (Portland, Oregon, 1883–San Francisco, 1976). Over the course of her lengthy career Cunningham was a pioneer of modern photography and was widely recognised for the consistently high quality and innovative nature of her work. Organised in collaboration with La Fábrica, Madrid, this exhibition will be the most comprehensive survey of the artist to be seen in Europe in the last twenty years.


Hauntologies is artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah's compelling meditation on disappearance, memory and death. In his first exhibition for Carroll/Fletcher, the virtuosity and depth of Akomfrah's practice is revealed in three new video, sound and installation works - never before presented in the UK - as well as the new presentation of a video essay from 1998.

M HKA presents this retrospective, the most comprehensive presentation of Jimmie Durham's oeuvre to date. His many-faceted practice is an inspiration for many artists, curators, and theoreticians today, not least of the younger generation. He does not make "art about art" but work that is open to the world outside art.
 Durham, born in the U.S. in 1940 and based in Europe since 1994, is one of few contemporary artists to have hands-on experience of political work.

America's foremost experimenter Laurie Anderson has been named by EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as its inaugural distinguished artist-in-residence, for a three-year term, beginning in 2012.
 A persistent experimenter at the intersection of performance, media, and technology; and an inventor of tools and instruments, Anderson and EMPAC's exceptional research and production environment for adventurous new work are an ideal match

Conner Contemporary Art presents Leo Villareal’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. Villareal’s latest body of work enacts formal inquiries into imagery closely identified with modernity, reimagining colors and forms in the works of post-painterly abstractionists Frank Stella, Kenneth Noland, and Ellsworth Kelly.


Weighted Words brings together works which harness the power of language in order to produce an impact on the viewer. By investigating the ways in which artists use language, the exhibition will offer visitors new and striking ways of considering weighty topics. These include the history and discourse surrounding racism in the United States, the linguistic legacy of colonialism in Africa, recent warfare, the role of rhetoric in international affairs since the beginning of the 20th century and the transformative power of creative expressions of protest.

René Daniëls (Eindhoven, 1950) is probably the most widely appreciated Dutch artist of his generation. His show at the Van Abbemuseum, René Daniëls - An Exhibition is Always Part of a Greater Whole, casts new light on his versatile oeuvre—one that still exerts a profound influence on younger artists. The presentation offers an extensive selection of paintings, drawings, and gouaches from 1976–1987. 1987 was the year when Daniëls had a cerebral haemorrhage that made it impossible for him for a long time to continue his work.

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