The Crime of Art
October 7, 2017 – January 10, 2018
Santa Fe, NM
The Crime of Art brings together new and recent light-boxes and video animations by Kota Ezawa, that chronicle 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 infamous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist of 1990. The exhibition will inaugurate the new SITElab space at the newly re-opened SITE Santa Fe.
September 7 – October 28, 2017
San Francisco, CA
This September, Haines Gallery is pleased to present Parallel Spaces, a new solo exhibition by pioneering Bay Area artist Mike Henderson. Comprising new oil paintings and acrylic works on paper, the exhibition explores the notion of parallels; of the people, places, things and ideas that are opposite, apart yet analogues, and the liminal space in between.
Mike Henderson Program
October 8, 2017
New York, NY
Mike Henderson's early 16mm films, preserved by the Academy Film Archive, will be showcased at this year's New York Film Festival. These small-scale, often musically kissed portraits, created throughout the 1970s and 1980s, thrum with a sociopolitical, humorous sensibility.
Ai Weiwei: It's Always the Others
September 22, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Ai Weiwei's solo exhibition in Lausanne, Switzerland brings together 46 works made in wood, jade, porcelain, bamboo, and silk, along with photographs and videos.
Recollected: Photography and the Archive
September 23 – November 16, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Works by Nigel Poor are included in Recollected: Photography ad the Archive, a group exhibition at San Francisco State's Fine Arts Gallery, which considers the ways in which photography has been used to document and archive boundless topics, from the microscopic to the macroscopic.
Once Upon a Time in the West
San Diego, CA
Commissioned by the La Jolla Community Foundation as part of Murals of La Jolla, Once Upon a Time in the West is a public mural by Kota Ezawa. Located on the exterior of a CitiBank on 7905 Herschel Ave, San Diego, CA, the mural combines a profile of architect Louis Kahn, with a perspectival view of the Salk Institute.
Leonard Cohen – A Crack in Everything
November 9, 2017 – April 9, 2018
Inspired by the world of Leonard Cohen and the great themes of his life and work, Leonard Cohen – A Crack in Everything features artists such as Kota Ezawa. This major exhibition is the first to be entirely devoted to the imagination and legacy of this great singer/songwriter, and is part of the official program for Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations.
September 29 – December 3, 2017
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Curated by Anthony Bond OAM and presented by the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and Art Gallery of NSW, Landmarks celebrates art that is inextricably linked with landscape, features works from some of the world’s most significant and influential artists of the 21st century, including Andy Goldsworthy.
Ai Weiwei: On Porcelain
September 12, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Ai Weiwei's first exhibition in Turkey offers a comprehensive view of his practice, visiting recurrent themes in his works: the concepts of authenticity, and the transformation of the value systems throughout different eras and cultural history. Ai Weiwei calls the viewers’ understanding of cultural, artistic and historical values into question.
August 26 – December 31, 2017
Monumental features rarely seen large-scale pieces by various artists, including Dennis Oppenheim, displayed in the Everson's expansive exhibition spaces designed by I.M. Pei. Drawn from the Everson’s collection, this exhibition aims to foster a community conversation about the benefits and challenges associated with displaying monumentally sized work.
September 24, 2017 – July 1, 2018
Seeking Stillness leads visitors on a journey of introspection, focusing on themes such as spaces of contemplation; the artistic process as a form of meditation; and nature as a site for clearing the mind. Spanning three galleries, the exhibition places together works by a broad range of modern and contemporary artists, including Zhan Wang.
Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment
September 16 – December 10, 2017
Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment reflects on the deep commitment of photographers to recording and responding to the world around them. From American sublime landscapes to images of melting glaciers that underscore our current environmental crisis, the exhibition is organized to illustrate a selection of themes that range from wilderness and water to the built environment and the cosmos. The exhibit features photographers from the 19th century to present day, including David Maisel.
We Are Here
August 19, 2017 – April 1, 2018
In honor of the MCA’s 50th anniversary, the museum presents We Are Here, a major three-part exhibition drawn from the its collection. The exhibition features multigenerational artists from around the world working in a broad range of media, including Monir Farmanfarmaian. A series of thematic exhibitions will explore the potential of art to alter our perceptions, focusing on the relationship between artist and viewer.
September 22, 2017
John Chiara will be a keynote speaker at this year's Filter Photo Festival, held in Columbia College Chicago. The San Francisco artist will be speaking about his unique photographic approach, a process that is part photography, part sculpture, and part event
Iconoclasts: Art out of the Mainstream
September 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018
London-based Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri is one of thirteen artists included in Iconoclasts, a new group exhibition opening at London's Saatchi Gallery this September.
Limitless Horizon: Vertical Perspective
August 27, 2017 – March 25, 2018
Limitless Horizon at Brisbane, Austalia's QAGOMA, features moving image works alongside painting, photography and prints by artists including Kota Ezawa. The exhibition draws together an array of artistic approaches that represent the landscape from a vertical perspective, often reminding us how the conceptual parameters of mapping can change our perception of place.
Artists Drawing Club: The Making of Ascend
August 24, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Learn the creative processes and inspiration behind Iranian-American Shiva Ahmadi's latest video work, Ascend, which examines the mounting crisis of Syrian refugees across the globe. Ahmadi will be speaking alongside her collaborator, animator/filmmaker Sharad Patel.
June 2 - September 10, 2017
Oslo, Norway's Astrup Fearnley Museet presents Chinese Summer, a group exhibition of Chinese contemporary art including works by Ai Weiwei. On view through September 10, 2017, the exhibition looks at different generations of artists emerging from a nation and art scene that have seen explosive growth over the last two decades.
July 13 - October 1, 2017
re:collection is a group exhibition celebrating the Museum of Contemporary Photography's vast archive of photographs, and an exploration of how images are perceived. Included in the exhibition are chlorophyll prints by Binh Danh, which contemplate the impact of the Vietnam War on the landscape and on the memories of its survivors.
To See Is to Have: Navigating Today's Art Ecosystem
May 18 - August 6, 2017
San Antonio, TX
To See Is to Have showcases works from the diverse private collections of members of the McNay Contemporary Collectors Forum, by artists including Aimé Mpane. The exhibition aims to open doors to new worlds of discovery, presenting a diverse group of objects not typically on public view, and demonstrates the relationship between artist, dealer, curator, and collector.
June 25 - September 10, 2017
San Jose, CA
Kota Ezawa is included in Detritus, a new exhibition at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art exploring byproducts of the art-making process, in order to shift the focus from art as commodity to the core value of art making. Hidden from public view, residual evidence of art production does not hold ostensible market value, despite the high value artists often assign to the processes through which they make their work.
Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians-- The Mohammed Afkhami Collection
July 1 - September 24, 2017
Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians draws from the collection of financier and philanthropist Mohammed Afkhami, to illuminate the multifaceted histories, identities and experiences of Iranians today. Featured art includes work from both emerging talents and established artists, including Monir Farmanfarmaian.
Red-Hot and Newly Acquired: Recent Additions to the Collection
June 17 - October 15, 2017
This exhibition focuses on artworks that the Weatherspoon Art Museum purchased through established art acquisition endowments or using donated funds, showcasing the works of several artists including Ai Weiwei. These purchases, along with four gifts of art, acknowledges that the museum’s steady growth and innovation result in part from civic generosity.
June 28, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Trace displays Ai Weiwei's monumental installation of 176 LEGO portraits of prominent activists and human rights advocates from around the world. The installation foregrounds Ai's own history of political dissent and government surveillance; like Ai, the individuals portrayed in Trace carry their own experiences of detainment, exile, and political asylum. This exhibition also features Ai's new 360-degree wallpaper, patterned with images of surveillance cameras, handcuffs, and Twitter birds.
Forms in Flux
June 25 - August 22, 2017
Long Museum West Bund presents Forms in Flux, the largest solo exhibition of Zhan Wang’s artistic career to date, and his first solo exhibition in Shanghai, China.
Curated by Fumio Nanjo (Director, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan), the exhibition will feature works from the last 20 years representative works of Zhan's acclaimed practice, as well as a number of newly completed works.
June 22 - October 8, 2017
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, presents the first institutional exhibition of Iranian artist Taha Heydari. Entitled Subliminal, the exhibition examines political corruption and authoritarianism, through Heydari's richly textured narrative surfaces that resemble digital tapestries.
Hybris. A Possible Approach to Ecoaesthetics
June 17, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Andy Goldsworthy is included in Hybris, a group exhibition seeking to rethink the potential of art as a tool for environmental action. Hybris integrates artists' perspectives on the relationship between art and sustainability to create a landscape that reflects on current political, economic, and social ecologies.
June 17, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Ai Weiwei is one of ten artists featured in Fragile State, a major exhibition in Kiev, Ukraine's PinchukAtCentre centered around varying interpretations and experiences of vulnerability. The exhibition includes Ai's LEGO version of Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn 2016, which challenges and reflects on traditional notions of culture, history, and civilization.
June 15 - August 6, 2017
Common Goods, Allison Smith's installation comprising an over-sized Windsor armchair and image-printed backdrop, reflects on the discursive potential of historic objects. The artists asks viewers to reconsider these early American forms anew through a performative lens, and traces alternate lineages of abstract art and social practices through common everyday things of the past.
Maybe, Maybe Not
June 2, 2017 - October 28, 2018
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem presents Maybe, Maybe Not, a solo exhibition featuring works of Ai Weiwei never before displayed in Israel. Curated by Mira Lapidot, Ai's wide range of sculpture, photography, and installation seeks to explore issues of contemporary culture.