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.
The Crime of Art
7 October, 2017 – 10, January 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.
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.
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.
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.
June 3, 2017 - ongoing
The Contemporary Austin will be presenting two sculpture installations by Ai Weiwei beginning June 3, in collaboration with the Waller Creek Conservancy. This exhibition is part of the Contemporary Austin's Without Walls Program, which aims to integrate art within the community.
Drawing Water Standing Still
June 1 - July 29, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Haines Gallery proudly presents Drawing Water Standing Still, a solo exhibition by acclaimed artist Andy Goldsworthy. Drawing Water Standing Still is Goldsworthy's first solo exhibition at Haines Gallery in seven years, and comprises recent photographs and videos that capture ephemeral moments of striking beauty.
Go Tell It: Selections from MCASD's Collection
May 19 - August 20, 2017
San Diego, CA
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
New York, NY
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
New York, NY
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.