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.
Go Tell It: Selections from MCASD's Collection
May 19 - August 20, 2017
Ai Weiwei is included in Go Tell It, a group exhibition showcasing works from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's collection which explore relationships between art and forms of political speech and protest
Islands, Constellations and Galapagos
August 4 – November 5, 2017
The first group of artists participating in the upcoming 6th Yokohama Triennale has been announced, and includes Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
The 2017 edition of the Triennale is set to open in the Japanese port city on August 4. Ai Weiwei is among one of roughly 40 artists and collectives who will participate in the exhibition, which carries the theme of Islands, Constellations and Galapagos.
Hansel & Gretel
June 7 - August 6, 2017
Ai Weiwei collaborates with Pritzker Prize-winning architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron to create new large-scale, site-specific exhibition at Park Avenue Armory in New York this June.
Titled Hansel & Gretel, the exhibition considers the implication of private space in a world where our daily movements are increasingly tracked under surveillance.
Opening May 4, 2017
Early works on paper by Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian are included in EXHIBITION 1, a group exhibition of Middle Eastern artists whose practices engage with architecture and geometry.
EXHIBITION 1 is the inaugural exhibition of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art in New York.
Recently published by Red Berry Editions, Patsy Krebs: Painting surveys Patsy Krebs' work from the early sixties in New York to the present day in Northern California. Join the artist for conversations and book signings to celebrate the release of her new monograph.
Down Hear: The Films of Mike Henderson
April 22, 2017
Harvard Film Archive hosts a screening early films by San Francisco artist, filmmaker and musician Mike Henderson. Radical, innovative, political and often comical, Henderson’s 16mm short works, preserved by Mark Toscano of the Academy Film Archive, are an eccentric outgrowth of his music and painting backgrounds.
Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything
April 18 - July 2, 2017
Marking the 10th anniversary of the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Sugar Spin is a group exhibition featuring over 250 contemporary artworks, including mirrored mosaic works by Monir Farmanfarmaian.
April 8 – June 11, 2017
Chris McCaw is featured in Phenomenon, a photographic group exhibition at the Bolinas Art Museum. On view through June 11, photographers included in Phenomemon produce works that, either by circumstance or through artistic intervention, bring forth a range of senses from wonder to the sublime.
April 13 – July 2, 2017
#AiWeiwei at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary, focuses on Ai’s early diaristic photographs from the 1980s and 90s in New York and Beijing, along with a series of recent social media based installations that center on what the Chinese artist refers to as photo activism.
March 18 – June 5, 2018
The 20th Sydney Biennale, led by Japanese curator Mami Kataoka as artistic director, has announced its list of participating artists, including internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
On view from March 18 to June 5, 2018, the Sydney Biennale is expected to delve into the event’s rich archive and surprising history, drawing upon 45 years of art and encounters.
April 23 – July 2, 2017
COLA 20 is a group exhibition celebrating the first twenty years of the City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship Program, including Won Ju Lim, who received the award in 2016.
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
October 12, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors is a new site-specific installation by Ai Weiwei, comprising fences installed in multiple locations across New York City. The work addresses international migration crisis and tense sociopolitical battles surrounding the issue in the United States and worldwide, and marks the 40th anniversary of Public Art Fund.
Leaning into the Wind
April 8 & 9, 2017
Leaning into the Wind, a new feature length documentary about UK land artist Andy Goldsworthy by Thomas Riedelsheimer, makes its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival. This documentary is Goldsworthy and Riedelsheimer's collaborative sequel to the successful Rivers and Tides, released in 2001.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, widely acknowledged as of the best places in the world to see sculpture, celebrates its 40th anniversary with the introduction of new public works by leading artists, including a beautiful new monumental cast iron head of a girl by Jaume Plensa, and Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei.
Low Fidelity: The Action of Light
April 8 — May 28, 2017
Bay Area photographers John Chiara and Chris McCaw are included in Low Fidelity: The Action of Light, a group exhibition that features artists who engage in alternative processes in their practices. The exhibition is curated by Brian Taylor.
Law of the Journey
March 17, 2017 — January 17, 2018
The National Gallery in Prague hosts Law of the Journey, Ai Weiwei's first exhibition in the Czech Republic. The exhibition is a multi-layered, epic statement on the human condition: an artist’s expression of empathy and moral concern in the face of continuous, uncontrolled destruction and carnage.
Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings, 1974–2014
March 16 — July 30, 2017
The Chrysler Museum of Art presents Infinite Possibility, a solo exhibition of works by distinguished Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian. Combining the rich patterns and geometry of traditional Iranian art with the modern abstract art of the New York City avant garde, Farmanfarmaian's singular practice reflects a life lived between two cultures.
March 9 – August 27, 2017
Impressive sculptures by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa are featured in a new solo show at the Musée d'art moderne et contemporain Saint-Étienne Métropole, France. The show is commissioned by Lóránd Hegyi.
February 20 — April 19, 2017
Esteemed British sculpture Richard Deacon CBE curates Abstract Drawing, a group exhibition at Drawing Room Gallery that includes works on paper by Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian.
Booth 524, Piers 92 & 94, New York, NY
March 2 – 5, 2017
Haines Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in The Armory Show 2017. Proudly assembling a group of contemporary artists from Iran, Egypt, Syria, and China, including Monir Farmanfarmaian, Tammam Azzam, Sherin Guirguis, Shahpour Pouyan, Yashar Azar Emdadian, Ai Weiwei and Taha Heydari, the exhibition reflects on sociopolitical histories and contemporary realities in the Middle East and North Africa, and beyond.
Gardner Museum Revisited
From February 16, 2017
In Gardner Museum Revisited, Kota Ezawa recreates the 13 masterpieces that were stolen from the still unsolved art heist at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Middle of Now | Here
March 8 - May 8, 2017
The inaugural Honolulu Biennial, entitled, Middle of Now | Here and curated by Fumio Nanjo, Director of Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum, and Ngahiraka Mason, formerly Indigenous Art, Maori Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, will include contemporary artists from Hawai'i, Asia, Australiasia and the Pacific Islands, including Chinese sculptor Zhan Wang.
January 31 - August 6, 2017
SCAD Museum of Art presents a solo exhibition of the work of Monir Farmanfarmaian, featuring a selection of mirrored sculptural mosaics and geometric drawings. The exhibition is composed primarily of artwork created since 2011, but also includes a series of small works on paper from 1977.
January 27 - August 20, 2017
Opening in January 2017, Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State is a landmark exhibition by Ai Weiwei, the first of its kind for the artist at a botanical garden or sculpture park. The show will include Iron Tree, acquired and installed in 2015 in honor of Meijer Gardens' 20th anniversary.
Insights: New Approaches to Photography since 2000
January 27 - 29, 2017
Insights: New Approaches to Photography since 2000 at PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco, features artists whose technical prowess and originality push the boundaries of the medium. Insights highlights an exploration of the Western American landscape by leading West-Coast artists including John Chiara and Chris McCaw.
January 24 - March 26, 2017
The Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University presents Sustaining Presence, a solo exhibition by Camille Utterback that highlights computationally generated and interactive works from Utterback’s recent practice and includes the debut of a series of sculptures combining glass and projected media.
Aimé Mpane - J'ai oublié de rêver (I Forgot to Dream)
January 4 - November 6, 2017
A new solo exhibition by Congolese artist and sculptor Aimé Mpane, addresses social issues including corruption, genocide, child prostitution, combining the rawness of the so-called 'first' arts with the contemporary practice of installation.
Urban Theory Lab Lecture: David Maisel, "Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime"
December 1, 2016
In his ongoing, multi-chaptered series Black Maps, David Maisel examines the aesthetics and politics of radically human-altered environments – open pit mines, clear-cut forests, and zones of water reclamation – framing the issues of contemporary landscape with equal measures of documentation and metaphor.
Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art and Science
September 17, 2016 - March 12, 2017
This group exhibition including Monir Farmanfarmaian explores some of the ways in which human beings create and manipulate patterns, and why we are intrinsically driven to do so. Patterns allow us to understand and predict complex natural and cultural phenomena, and to create artworks and other structures of surprising complexity and unity.