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Sunday, August 30

  • Ends September 7th 2015

  • Simon Denny titled his first major US museum presentation “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” after entrepreneurial theory, and organized the exhibition like an industry tradeshow, complete with platforms to showcase works including the 2012 Digital Life Design conference in Munich (All You Need Is . . . Data?, 2012), the Internet copyright-infringement scandal involving entrepreneur Kim Dotcom (The Personal Effects of Kimdotcom, 2013), and Samsung’s 1993 international announcement of supposedly watershed business-practice shifts (New Management, 2014).

    Simon Denny The Innovator's Dilemma

    Apr 3 - Sep 7, 2015

    MoMA PS1

    22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue  / +17187842084 / momaps1.org
    Thu - Mon 12pm to 6pm

  • Curators Klaus Biesenbach and Christophe Cherix relegated this presentation of Yoko Ono to just eleven years, 1960 to 1971—the time during which the artist acted as a vital force in the international development of Conceptual art, experimental film, and performance. On view are 125 early works, climaxing with her 1971 unofficial debut at MoMA, “Museum of Modern [F]art.”

    Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971

    May 17 - Sep 7, 2015

    MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

    11 West 53rd Street  / +12127089400 / MoMA.org
    Sat - Thu 10:30am to 5:30pm, Fri 10:30am to 8pm

  • Ends September 20th 2015

  • “Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld” tracks a career that acted as a crucial link between 1970s Conceptual art and the Pictures generation. Among the series in her first major survey in New York is “Modern History,” 1977–79, which laid the groundwork for photographic appropriation; the fetching “Objects of Desire,” 1983–88; and her final contribution, “Available Light,” 2012, which is as exacting and resplendent as ever.

    Sarah Charlesworth Doubleworld

    Jun 24 - Sep 20, 2015

    New Museum

    235 Bowery  / +12122191222 / newmuseum.org
    Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Aaron Flint Jamison’s debut solo show with this gallery continues his merging of the mechanical with the handmade. A seemingly locked entrance and non-attended space greet visitors, but wait a moment and the door will unlock—as well as lock you in once you’re inside. Be sure to check out the gallery’s lower level, where Jamison’s aptitude for transforming a given space via various visual clues and prompts comes full circle.

    Aaron Flint Jamison

    Jul 8 - Sep 20, 2015

    Miguel Abreu Gallery

    36 Orchard Street  / +12129951774 / miguelabreugallery.com
    Wed - Sat 10:30am to 6:30pm

  • Ends October 12th 2015

  • Colombian artist Doris Salcedo often begins her process by gathering testimonies of violent oppression. These accounts take life in sculptures and installations that are primordially domestic, spectral in nature, and conjure legacies of colonialism, racism, and social injustice. Her first major retrospective, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, occupies all four levels of the museum’s tower galleries.

    Doris Salcedo

    Jun 26 - Oct 12, 2015

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York

    1071 Fifth Avenue  / +12124233500 / guggenheim.org
    Sun - Wed 10am to 5:30pm, Sat 10am to 7:30pm

  • Ends September 6th 2015

  • To enter Carsten Höller’s largest UK survey to date, visitors must choose between two different entrances, which lead to separate routes through the exhibition. No matter which door you choose, a disorienting experience awaits, thanks to a flying machine, robots, mirrors, and enormous spiral slides accessed from the Hayward Gallery’s roof.

    Carsten Höller Decision

    Jun 10 - Sep 6, 2015

    Hayward Gallery

    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road  / +442079604200 / http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/hayward-gallery
    Mon 12pm to 6pm, Tue - Wed 10am to 6pm, Thu - Fri 10am to 8pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends September 13th 2015

  • Duane Hanson’s first survey in London since 1997 features a range of hyperreal polyester resin sculptures from the 1970s to the 1990s. Among the late artist’s portraits of working-class Americans: a housepainter, a construction worker, a custodian, and a homeless person.

    Duane Hanson

    Jun 2 - Sep 13, 2015

    Serpentine Galleries

    Kensington Gardens  / +442074026075 / serpentinegalleries.org
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends September 23rd 2015

  • Originally created for Paris’s Cartier Foundation, James Lee Byars’s The Diamond Floor, 1995, an installation of five lead-glass crystals, is now on view for the first time in the UK. This presentation coincides with two other Byars shows this summer, at Michael Werner’s New York Gallery and VW (VeneKlasen/Werner) in Berlin.

    James Lee Byars The Diamond Floor

    Jun 23 - Sep 23, 2015

    Michael Werner | London

    22 Upper Brook Street  / +442074956855 / michaelwerner.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends September 26th 2015

  • This group exhibition brings together new and rarely seen works by Laure Prouvost, Dan Rees, Simon Mathers, and Dennis Oppenheim. Among the works on view are a tapestry by Prouvost, sculptures by Mathers, monochromatic paintings by Rees, and conceptual drawings by Oppenheim.

    Laure Prouvost, Dan Rees, Simon Mathers, Dennis Oppenheim Bail Bond

    Jul 7 - Sep 26, 2015

    MOTINTERNATIONAL | London

    72 New Bond Street, First Floor  / +442074917208 / motinternational.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends September 27th 2015

  • Joseph Cornell’s first major solo exhibition in the UK in nearly thirty-five years brings together eighty of the American artist’s signature shadow boxes. Many of the assemblages, made with miniature everyday objects and collaged photographs, prints, and engravings, are on loan from private collections and have never before been exhibited outside the US.

    Joseph Cornell Wanderlust

    Jul 4 - Sep 27, 2015

    Royal Academy of Arts | Burlington House

    Burlington House, Piccadilly  / +442073008000 / royalacademy.org.uk
    Sat - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri 10am to 10pm

  • Ends October 11th 2015

  • Agnes Martin’s first retrospective since 1994 includes her hallmark gridded and striped paintings as well as lesser-known early experiments. Beginning with biomorphic paintings made in the early 1950s, the chronological exhibition (which travels to Dusseldorf’s Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen before heading to LACMA and the Guggenheim in the US) traces Martin’s long career, until her death in 2004, with nearly one hundred paintings and drawings.

    Agnes Martin

    Jun 3 - Oct 11, 2015

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 / tate.org.uk/modern
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends Today, August 30th 2015

  • The ten artists—Claudia Angelmaier, Erica Baum, Anne Collier, Moyra Davey, Leslie Hewitt, Elad Lassry, Lisa Oppenheim, Erin Shirreff, Kathrin Sonntag, and Sara VanDerBeek—in this group show explore what it means to make photographs in the digital age by returning to traditional photographic processes. The exhibition presents images made with disappearing technologies and addresses the ease with which photographs are taken and circulated, thanks to today’s smartphones and digital media.

    Claudia Angelmaier, Erica Baum, Anne Collier, Moyra Davey, Leslie Hewitt Photo-Poetics: An Anthology

    Jul 10 - Aug 30, 2015

    Deutsche Bank KunstHalle

    Unter den Linden 13/15  / +493020209312 / deutsche-bank-kunsthalle.de
    10am to 8pm daily

  • Ends September 5th 2015

  • For his sixth solo show with this gallery, Christoph Keller presents sculptural installations, prints, drawings, and a film that will be completed during the run of the show. Mirrors feature prominently in the exhibition, which has a title borrowed from a 1922 novel by German philosopher Salomo Friedlaender (aka Mynona).

    Christoph Keller Grey Magic

    Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015

    Esther Schipper

    Schöneberger Ufer 65  / +4930374433133 / estherschipper.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends September 19th 2015

  • Part one of a two-venue exhibition dedicated to the late Italian artist Aldo Mondino presents fanciful paintings, sculptures, and installations including one made with marshmallows, Untitled (Marshmallow Swimming Pool), 1982. The second part of the show, “Rules for Illusions Part 2,” is on view at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi’s main space through August 1st.

    Aldo Mondino Rules for Illusions

    Apr 29 - Sep 19, 2015

    Eden Eden

    Bülowstr. 74, (Ecke Blumenthalstraße)  / +493026394985 / eden-eden.com
    Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends October 11th 2015

  • Bringing together two key figures in American painting, Mary Heilmann and David Reed, this exhibition features more than forty works. Tracing the artists' careers back to the 1970s, the show reveals how both have continually challenged traditions of abstract painting by infusing their works with narrative and emotion.

    Mary Heilmann & David Reed Two By Two

    Jun 3 - Oct 11, 2015

    Hamburger Bahnhof

    Invalidenstraße 50-51  / +4930266424242 / www.hamburgerbahnhof.de
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 6pm, Thu 10am to 8pm

  • Ends Today, August 30th 2015

  • This unconventional photography exhibition examines the evidentiary role photographs play in the aftermath of a crime or act of violence. Raising questions about the unfailing credibility of photography, Le Bal presents eleven case studies ranging from nineteenth-century crime-scene photos to a reconstruction of a 2012 drone strike in Pakistan.

    Images of Conviction

    Jun 4 - Aug 30, 2015

    Le Bal

    6, Impasse de La Défense  / +33144707556 / le-bal.com
    Wed 12pm to 8pm, Sun 11am to 7pm

  • Ends September 9th 2015

  • Paris-based artist Isabelle Cornaro has created a temporary site-specific tableau on the lower level of the Palais de Tokyo. Made with spray paint, Cornaro’s in-situ wall paintings are based on the artist’s own photographs.

    Isabelle Cornaro

    Apr 11 - Sep 9, 2015

    Palais de Tokyo

    13, Avenue du Président Wilson  / +33147235401 / palaisdetokyo.com
    Tue - Sun 12pm to 9pm

  • Ends September 26th 2015

  • Cory Arcangel presents three works that reflect his wide-ranging interest in pop music. Visitors can browse an archive of trance LPs and ponder silk screens inspired by Kelly Clarkson while listening to a drum machine loop one of the most sampled beats in music history.

    Cory Arcangel AUDMCRS - PSK - SUBG

    Jun 7 - Sep 26, 2015

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Paris | Pantin

    69 avenue du Général Leclerc  / +33155890110 / ropac.net
    Tue - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • Ends September 27th 2015

  • The landscapes and portraits presented in this exhibition explore an essential theme in Valerie Jouve’s oeuvre: the relationship between people and the urban environment. Works on view by the French photographer and filmmaker span from the 1980s to the present.

    Valérie Jouve Bodies, Resisting

    Jun 2 - Sep 27, 2015

    Jeu de Paume

    1 place de la Concorde  / +33147031250 / http://www.jeudepaume.org/
    Tue 11am to 9pm, Wed - Sun 11am to 7pm

  • Ends September 28th 2015

  • Two decades after her first solo show at the Centre Pompidou, Mona Hatoum presents more than one hundred works made between 1977 and 2015. The Palestinian-born, UK-based artist’s retrospective showcases her multidisciplinary oeuvre, which includes installations, sculptures, videos, and performances.

    Mona Hatoum

    Jun 24 - Sep 28, 2015

    Centre Pompidou

    Place Georges-Pompidou  / +33144781233 / www.centrepompidou.fr
    Wed - Mon 11am to 10pm

  • Ends October 25th 2015

  • More than twenty Paris galleries are participating in the second edition of the sculpture exhibition held in the gardens of Sèvres Cité de la céramique (France’s national ceramics museum and manufacturer.) This year’s artists roster includes Katinka Bock, Johan Creten, Dewar & Gicquel, Ryan Gander, Mathieu Mercier, Yue Minjun, and Zoé Williams, among others.

    May 20 - Oct 25, 2015

    Sèvres Outdoors

    2 Place de la Manufacture  / +33146292200 / sevresoutdoors2015.com

  • Ends November 15th 2015

  • Tracing nearly a century of artwork made in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this exhibition begins with the birth of modern painting there in the 1920s. While the focus of the show is on painting, the diversity of Congolese artistic production is demonstrated through the inclusion of music, sculpture, photography, and comics.

    Beauté Congo 1926–2015 Congo Kitoko

    Jul 11 - Nov 15, 2015

    Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain

    261 boulevard Raspail  / +33142185650 / fondation.cartier.com
    Tue 11am to 10pm, Wed - Sun 11am to 8pm

  • Ends September 5th 2015

  • This exhibition dedicated to Gianfranco Baruchello focuses on the Italian postmodernist’s early works, made from 1959 to 1969. Paintings on canvas, velvet, and glass are accompanied by assemblages of found objects ranging from the domestic (books and doors) to the industrial (electrical switches and turbines).

    Baruchello The Sixties. Works from the collection

    May 13 - Sep 5, 2015

    Galleria Milano

    via Manin 13  / +390229000352 / galleriamilano.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 8pm

  • Ends September 8th 2015

  • Curator Walter Guadagnini brings together works by Luigi Ghirri, Olivo Barbieri, and Frances Jodice to explore themes of travel—both real and imaginary. Among the works on view are photographs from Ghirri’s 1973 “Atlas” series.

    Luigi Ghirri, Olivo Barbieri, Frances Jodice

    Jun 24 - Sep 8, 2015

    Galleria Bianconi

    Via Lecco 20  / +390222228336 / galleriabianconi.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 1pm, Mon - Fri 2:30pm to 7:30pm

  • Ends September 12th 2015

  • Giovanni Frangi’s first show in his native city in five years presents twenty-four large-format paintings of nature: branches, leaves, shrubs, and lily ponds. Evoking a fantastical environment, the imagery was inspired by the diverse landscapes the artist has visited during his recent “nomadic workshops.”

    Giovanni Frangi “The Law of the Jungle”

    May 26 - Sep 12, 2015

    M77 Gallery

    via Mecenate 77  / +390284571243 / m77gallery.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends September 19th 2015

  • This exhibition dedicated to Mono-ha, the artist group formed in Japan in 1968, includes works by all ten artist members: Koji Enokura, Noriyuki Haraguchi, Susumu Koshimizu, Lee Ufan, Katsuhiko Narita, Nobuo Sekine, Kishio Suga, Jiro Takamatsu, Noboru Takayama, and Katsuro Yoshida. The works on view are characteristically made of simple materials (both natural and industrial) that are essentially unchanged by the artists.

    MONO-HA

    May 21 - Sep 19, 2015

    Fondazione Mudima

    Via Alessandro Tadino 26  / +390229409633 / mudima.net
    Mon - Sat 3pm to 7:30pm

  • Ends September 25th 2015

  • The current exhibition dedicated to Jannis Kounellis is divided between Christian Stein’s galleries in Milan and Pero. In Pero a range of works from the 1960s–1990s includes early installations made with organic materials and live animals while the show in Milan focuses on monumental wall pieces from the 1960s.

    Jannis Kounellis

    Apr 28 - Sep 25, 2015

    Galleria Christian Stein | Pero

    Via Vincenzo Monti, 46  / +390276393301 / galleriachristianstein.com

  • Ends September 26th 2015

  • One half of a two-venue show dedicated to Jannis Kounellis, Christian Stein’s Milan gallery presents monumental works from the early 1960s. The exhibition continues at Stein’s gallery in Pero, where historic and more recent installations are on view (April 28–September 25).

    Jannis Kounellis

    Apr 28 - Sep 26, 2015

    Galleria Christian Stein | Milan

    Corso Monforte 23 Milan / Via Vincenzo Monti 46 Pero  / +390276393301 / +390238100316 / galleriachristianstein.com
    Mon - Fri 12pm to 7pm

  • Ends October 31st 2015

  • This exhibition presents over thirty works by Vincenzo Agnetti made between the late 1960s and 1980s. The Italian conceptualist’s multifaceted output mixes mathematics, art theory, photography, and sculpture.

    Vincenzo Agnetti Testimonianza

    May 19 - Oct 31, 2015

    Studio Giangaleazzo Visconti

    Corso Monforte 23  / +3902795251 / studiovisconti.net
    Mon - Fri 11am to 7pm

  • The monumental triptych by Lucio Fontana on view in the newly renovated Fondazione Marconi has been installed according to the artist’s own drawings (which are also on view as part of this exhibition.) Additional works made between 1951 and 1968 demonstrate the artist’s diverse creative output, which ranges from figuration to pure abstraction.

    Lucio Fontana

    Apr 24 - Oct 31, 2015

    Fondazione Marconi

    Via Tadino 15  / +390229419232 / fondazionemarconi.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 1pm, Tue - Sat 3pm to 7pm

  • Ends November 1st 2015

  • Curated by Italian art historian Giovanni Lista, this exhibition of Futurist photography includes more than one hundred works borrowed from public and private collections. A section devoted to the “Fotodinamismo” treatise explores how the Futurists’ interest in movement translates to still photography.

    Fotografia Futurista

    Jun 10 - Nov 1, 2015

    Galleria Carla Sozzani

    Corso Como 10 / galleriacarlasozzani.org
    Sun - Tue 10:30am to 7:30pm, Fri - Sat 10:30am to 9pm

  • Ends November 15th 2015

  • Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, this exhibition traces iconographies of motherhood through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The 127 works by international artists celebrate femininity across a range of cultural artifacts, from Stone Age fertility figures to postfeminist art.

    The Great Mother

    Aug 26 - Nov 15, 2015

    Palazzo Reale

    Piazza del Duomo, 12  / +39020202 / comune.milano.it/palazzoreale
    Mon - Tue 2:30pm to 7:30pm, Tue - Wed 9:30am to 7:30pm, Thu 9:30am to 10:30pm, Fri 9:30am to 7:30pm, Sat 9:30am to 10:30pm, Sun 9:30am to 7:30pm

  • Opens April 2nd 2016

  • Since 1923 the Triennale di Milano has been a showcase for modern design, including decorative arts, fashion, and architecture. Among the exhibitions this year, “Arts and Foods: Rituals since 1851” (April 9­–November 1), curated by Germano Celant, provides a global overview of the connection between food-related aesthetics and rituals.

    Apr 2 - Sep 12, 2016

    La Triennale di Milano

    Viale Alemagna 6  / +3902724341 / triennale.org

  • Ends September 6th 2015

  • Ai Weiwei has designed and realized his first-ever solo exhibition in China at Galleria Continua and Tang Contemporary Art. After disassembling an ancestral temple from the Ming dynasty, Ai meticulously rebuilt the structure to occupy both sites by crossing the wall that separates them, forcing viewers to consider the structure in parts rather than as a whole.

    Ai Weiwei

    Jun 6 - Sep 6, 2015

    Galleria Continua | Beijing 北京常青画廊

    Dashanzi Art District 798 #8503, 2 Jiuxianqiao Road  / +861059789505 / galleriacontinua.com
    Tue - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends September 11th 2015

  • Beijing-based Xu Qu’s latest project—a fenced-in tennis court—is a continuation of the artist’s ongoing fascination with objects in motion. The first large-scale outdoor installation for the artist, who was educated at Braunschweig University, “Tennis Court” is part of Taikang Space’s multidisciplinary Terrace Project, a plein-air site meant to encourage cross-disciplinary artistic experimentation.

    Xu Qu 徐渠 Tennis Court | 网球场

    Mar 19 - Sep 11, 2015

    Taikang Space 泰康空间

    Red No.1-B2, Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District  / +861051273173 / taikangspace.com

  • Opens September 12th 2015

  • A graduate of China Fine Arts College and an exhibitor in the 2006 Shanghai Biennale, Lu Lei has come to be known for symbol-laden installations that navigate between delineation and evocation. The three works on view—one that remains unfinished—echo and multiply each others' gestures while remaining provocative as stand-alone pieces.

    Lu Lei Echo

    Sep 12 - Oct 11, 2015

    ShanghART | Beijing 香格纳画廊 (北京)

    261 Cao Chang Di, Old Airport Road, Chaoyang District  / +861064323202 / shanghartgallery.com
    Tue - Sun 11am to 6pm