Shows & Exhibitions

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.

As part of Fashion 2012, the official fashion industry activity for the Olympic year, a spectacular exhibition of more than 60 ballgowns from 1950 to the present day will go on display at the V&A this month. Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 will be the first exhibition in the newly renovated V&A Fashion Galleries and will feature beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening gowns and catwalk showstoppers.

The Zabludowicz Collection announces the first UK solo exhibition of US artist Laurel Nakadate including an important new body of work commissioned for the exhibition. Working in film, performance and photography, Nakadate often puts herself—her body and personal relationships—at the centre of the nexus of author, artwork and audience. She creates highly charged scenes that put in play relationships premised on gender, power and sexuality.

Dia Art Foundation present dance works by renowned avant-garde choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, in Beacon, New York. Dia's retrospective will celebrate the depth of Rainer's contributions to dance and will feature her earliest works of choreography from the 1960s—including both iconic and lesser-known pieces—and three compositions created within the last twelve years. Three distinct programs will be presented over weekends in October, 2011, and February and May, 2012.


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