Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art
November 11, 2018 - February 3, 2019
Santa Barbara, CA
Kota Ezawa’s acclaimed solo exhibition The Crime of Art travels to MCA Santa Barbara. The exhibition comprises a series of lightboxes and videos that chronicles some of the most infamous and high-profile museum heists in history. At the heart of this exhibition is a series of images paying homage to the 13 artworks infamously stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
November 10, 2018 - February February 17, 2019
Iranian artist Shahpour Pouyan is included in Punk Orientalism, a group exhibition curated by Sara Raza at Canada’s MacKenzie Art Gallery. Punk Orientalism investigates the spaces and places that identify with Central Asia and the Caucasus from a post-Soviet perspective, and highlights the practices of artists who have questioned changing and divided societies from a variety of different historical and conceptual vantage points.
New Southern Photography
October 6, 2018 - March 10, 2019
New Orleans, LA
John Chiara’s unique camera obscura images are included in New Southern Photography, a group exhibition of 25 artists that highlights the exciting and diverse breadth of photography being practiced in the American South today.
Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
October 24, 2018 - February 10, 2019
New York, NY
Belgium-based Congolese artist Aimé Mpane is included in Posing Modernity, a major group exhibition at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery. Curated by Denise Murrell, Posing Modernity explores the changing modes of representation of the black figure as central to the development of modern art.
Civilization: The Way We Live Now
October 18, 2018 - February 17, 2019
Gwacheon, South Korea
David Maisel’s video work Kydoimos is included in Civilization: The Way We Live Now, a group exhibition examining collective human life in 21st century society. The exhibition will debut at South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and will travel to other countries thereafter.
The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison
October 18, 2018 - March 10, 2019
Created collaboratively with the men incarcerated in California’s San Quentin State Project, Nigel Poor’s San Quentin Project presents personal narratives about life inside prison through visual documents, photographs, and an acclaimed podcast.
October 17, 2018 - February 16, 2019
Shiva Ahmadi’s Oil Barrel sculpture is included in Revolution Generations, a new group exhibition curated by Abdellah Karroum. Artists from the Arab World, Turkey, Iran, and the diaspora, investigate important moments of change in the history of the modern world and contemporary art.
Catastrophe and the Power of Art
October 6, 2018 - January 20, 2019
Works by Iranian American artist Shiva Ahmadi will be shown at Mori Art Museum’s Catastrophe and the Power of Art. The exhibition examines the ways in which art and artists deal with major catastrophes that strike communities, as well as personal tragedies, and the role art can play in our recovery.
Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle
September 28 - March 3, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
Ai Weiwei’s first major institutional exhibition in Los Angeles, Life Cycle will debut Life Cycle, a new, never-before-seen sculptural response to the global refugee crisis, as well as the artist’s iconic installations Sunflower Seeds (2010) and Spouts (2015).
Director’s Series: Michael Govan and Ai Weiwei
Friday, September 28, 2018 | 6:30pm
Los Angeles, CA
Ahead of the opening of three new solo shows in Los Angeles this Fall, Ai Weiwei sits down with Michael Govan, Director and CEO of LACMA, to discuss the diverse range of his artistic expression from visual art to performance art, film and video, and architecture.
A Few Conversations Between Women
September 4 - 28, 2018
Won Ju Lim is included in A Few Conversations Between Women, a group exhibition at Boston University’s 808 Gallery that explores the artistic voices of women artists working across a myriad of mediums and at different stages of professional development.
September 6 - October 27, 2018
San Francisco, CA
This fall, Iranian artist Shiva Ahmadi presents new paintings, sculptures, and her latest animated video work, in Burning Song. Burning Song is the artist’s response to a world in turmoil. Across a variety of media, Ahmadi draws from the artistic traditions of the Middle East to reflect on contemporary geopolitical tensions.
The War Room
September 6 - October 27, 2018
San Francsico, CA
In The War Room, David Simpson presents what is perhaps his most pointedly political body of work to date. In this new series, mostly created after January 20, 2017, mottled surfaces evoke cacophonous images of conflict. Simpson highlights the latent political power of non-figurative art, and addresses global violence, the atrocities of war, and absurdities of the current US administration.
September 23, 2018 - March 17, 2019
Kota Ezawa is one of the artists included in Light Box, a new group exhibition in Germany’s Kunstmuseum Celle. Light Box brings together the works of 18 international artists who work with the medium, which has become an important part of contemporary art since it was introduced in the 1980s.
September 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Talking Continents, a floating archipelago of 19 cloud-like shapes, floating archipelago of 19 cloud-like shapes by Jaume Plensa, will be exhibited in Memphis’ Brooks Museum of Art this fall. The work speaks to the diversity of language and culture, but also gesture toward global interconnectedness as a path to tolerance and acceptance.
August 10 - December 12, 2018
Monir Farmanfarmaian's first exhibition in Ireland draws on the diversity of her practice over a period of 40 years. Sunset, Sunrise at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, focuses on Farmanfarmaian's large-scale mirrored sculptures, colorful collages, and works on paper.
Only the morning bird treasures the flower garden
July 21 - September 28, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
New York-based Iranian artist Shahpour Pouyan is included in Only the morning bird treasures the flower garden, a new group exhibition at REDCAT in Los Angeles. The exhibition, which takes its title from a poem by 14th century Persian poet Hafiz, includes photographs, videos, and other works by more than twenty Iranian artists on the theme of flowers.
The Crime of Art
July 17 - September 22, 2018
The Crime of Art brings together new and recent works related to Kota Ezawa’s latest series, which chronicles some of the most infamous and high profile museum heists in history. At the heart of this exhibition is a series of images that pays homage to the 13 artworks–including those by Degas, Manet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer–stolen from the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in 1990.
New Territory: Landscape Photography Today
June 24 - September 16, 2018
Photographs by Bay Area artists David Maisel, John Chiara and Chris McCaw are included in New Territory: Landscape Photography Today, a survey of contemporary landscape photography at the Denver Art Museum. More than 100 photographs by 40 artists around the world will explore how contemporary approaches to landscape photography to reflect the environmental attitudes, perceptions, and values of our time.
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship
June 14 - July 23, 2018
Shiva Ahmadi is one of the artists in residence at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbertide, Italy this summer. The residency brings together accomplished international artists, writers, and composers at emerging and established moments in their careers. Ahmadi’s residency is ahead of a solo exhibition at Haines Gallery this fall.
Won Ju Lim: California Dreamin'
June 22 - September 30, 2018
San Jose, CA
The San Jose Museum of Art in California will present the US premiere of Won Ju Lim’s multimedia installation California Dreamin’ (2002), recently acquired by the Museum. Lim conceptualized California Dreamin’ as an idea of “futuristic ruins”, drawing inspiration from fictional accounts of California and science fiction films. The work is a cinematic cityscape that unites a ruined past with an idealized future.
June 20 - November 12, 2018
Ai Weiwei’s first major solo exhibition in Marseille, France pays tribute to his father, celebrated Chinese poet Ai Qing. Presented in parallel with the collections at the MuCEM, the exhibition questions opposing notions such as East and West, original and copy, art and craft, destruction and conservation.
In the Himalayas: Photographs by Linda Connor
June 16 to August 12, 2018
Linda Connor’s solo exhibition at the Bolinas Museum showcase the culture and geology of the Himalayas, which have long cuaght her eye. On view are recent large format images of rock faces deep in the Himalaya from her series Once the Ocean Floor, and intimate interiors of Buddhist monasteries.
Way Bay 2
June 13 - September 2, 2018
Kota Ezawa’s iconic video work, The Simpson Verdict, is included in Way Bay 2, the second iteration of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s survey of art from the San Francisco Bay Area over the last two centuries.
Quintessence: 6 Perspectives on Abstraction
June 7 - September 1, 2018
San Francisco, CA
This Summer, Haines Gallery proudly presents Quintessence: 6 Perspectives on Abstraction, a group exhibition exploring the varied approaches to non-figurative art. The exhibition includes new and recent paintings by Yunhee Min, Patsy Krebs, Julian Prebsich, Leslie Shows and David Simpson, as well as a video work by Kota Ezawa.
Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
May 11, 2018 - March 10, 2019
Camille Utterback’s interactive work, Precarious, is included in Black Out, a group exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. On view through March 2019, this exhibition considers the rich historical roots and considering forceful contemporary presence of paper-cut silhouette portraiture. Historical works are exhibited alongside contemporary creations, examining how artists today are reimagining silhouettes in bold and unforgettable ways.
Frieze New York | Spotlight: David Simpson
May 3 - 6, 2018
New York, NY
Haines Gallery is pleased to announce our participate in Frieze New York 2018, presenting a selection of early canvases by American painter David Simpson. The booth takes a retrospective look at the an artist who has been a significant figure not only to the West Coast scene, but also in the development of Post-War American painting.
Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
May 19 - August 26, 2018
Grand Rapids, MI
A new solo exhibition of Monir Farmanfarmaian's works at the Grand Rapids Art Museum showcases the Iranian artist's ability to synthesize Islamic tradition and modern abstraction into objects of great beauty and depth. The exhibition includes a number of her Convertible works, as well as works on paper featuring complex geometric motifs.
The House Imaginary
April 20 - August 19, 2018
San Jose, CA
Los Angeles-based multimedia artist Won Ju Lim is included in The House Imaginary, a group exhibition curated by Lauren Schell Dickens. Using the lens of the house, the artists in the exhibition examine a myriad of personal, social, and timely political themes, including memory, identity, and belonging in an increasingly itinerant world