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  • Ends September 28th 2014

  • For “Here and Elsewhere,” curator Massimiliano Gioni aims to counter any notion that contemporary art in the Arab world might be homogeneous. Instead, his large survey of art in the Middle East—including works by forty-five artists from fifteen countries—focuses on a group with practices that might conceptually or aesthetically reference the Middle East, but which extend far beyond the purview of mere geography.

    Here and Elsewhere

    Jul 16 - Sep 28, 2014

    New Museum

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

  • Opens October 4th 2014

  • This large retrospective begins with Gober’s work in the 1970s and includes around 140 works spanning sculpture and immersive installations as well as drawings, prints, and photographs. The exhibition traces the early emergence of the surreal, uncanny themes for which he is known, and includes his well-known 1992 installation from Dia.

    Robert Gober Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor

    Oct 4, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015

    MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

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

  • Opens October 10th 2014

  • In 1958, the postwar German artists Heinz Mack and Otto Piene founded ZERO at their studio in Düsseldorf. The group, which disbanded in 1966, sought to explore the future of art in a fusion of cutting-edge technology and utopian political ideals. This exhibition is a consideration of their collective work and lasting impact, and includes two hundred works by Mack, Piene, and Günther Uecker, the core members, in addition to works by a wide range of collaborators such as Lucio Fontana.

    ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s

    Oct 10, 2014 - Jan 7, 2015

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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

  • Ends October 11th 2014

  • The first part of Nick Cave’s latest exhibition expands his work with found objects into “Made for Whites by Whites.” Here he organizes racially loaded objects from the nineteenth century into an elaborate armature.

    Nick Cave Made for Whites by Whites

    Sep 4 - Oct 11, 2014

    Jack Shainman Gallery | 513 West 20th Street

    513 West 20th Street  / +12126451701 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Part two of Nick Cave's latest work, “Rescue,” is in the gallery’s second location. Including ceramic canines the artist found and then embellished with his signature decorations, they invoke issues of pedigree and loyalty.

    Nick Cave Rescue

    Sep 4 - Oct 11, 2014

    Jack Shainman Gallery | 524 West 24th Street

    524 West 24th Street  / +12123373372 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Allora & Calzadilla present ten stone sculptures cut and carved in a manner resembling geological faults, which serve as choral risers for a performance work by Guarionex Morales-Matos that will include young male vocalists from the American Boychoir School and the Transfiguration Boychoir. Performances will run on the hour Tuesday through Friday from 1 – 5 pm, with an additional performance at 5:30 pm, and Saturdays hourly from 12:30 – 5:30 pm, examining a history of adversarial language—from Cicero and Shakespeare to contemporary political and literary figures.

    Allora & Calzadilla Fault Lines

    Sep 13 - Oct 11, 2014

    Gladstone Gallery | West 24th St

    515 West 24th Street  / +12122069300 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends October 12th 2014

  • For his latest exhibition, Ryan McGinley has wallpapered the walls and ceilings of the gallery with more than five hundred portraits of two hundred nude models, all printed on vinyl. Borrowing from academic portraiture and advertising modes of studio photography, “Yearbook” depicts a constellation of people in the artist’s social circles.

    Ryan McGinley Yearbook

    Sep 7 - Oct 12, 2014

    Team Gallery | Grand Street

    83 Grand Street  / +12122799219 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends October 18th 2014

  • This is the first exhibition of Helen Frankenthaler's work organized by the gallery in collaboration with the recently established Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. Curated by John Elderfield, this show focuses on work the artist made between 1962 and ’63 using color, rather than line, to structure her paintings, which led to the later compositions for which she is now famous. A fully illustrated catalogue will also be published in concert with this exhibition.

    Helen Frankenthaler Composing With Color: Paintings 1962-1963

    Sep 11 - Oct 18, 2014

    Gagosian Gallery | 980 Madison Avenue

    980 Madison Avenue  / +12127442313 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • This overview of Roman Opalka’s work focuses on a series the artist began in 1965, in which he attempted to paint every number from one to infinity, an agenda that occupied him until his death in 2011. These works are accompanied by a selection of self-portraits Opalka took each day after working on the paintings, in addition to audio recordings of the artist announcing the number he was depicting.

    Roman Opalka Painting ∞

    Sep 4 - Oct 18, 2014

    Dominique Levy

    909 Madison Ave.  / +12127722004 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm

  • Otto Muehl’s “Besenschlagbildern,” or “Broomstroke Pantings,” are the focus of this exhibition of the late artist’s work. The show also includes video documentation of Muehl dressed up as Andy Warhol’s mother, painting in front of an audience comprising members of the radical Action Analysis Commune, which Muehl founded in Austria in 1972.

    Otto Muehl

    Sep 12 - Oct 18, 2014

    Maccarone Inc.

    630 Greenwich Street  / +12124314977 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends October 19th 2014

  • This exhaustive retrospective is the first to examine Jeff Koons’s career in its entirety. Curator Scott Rothkopf has reconstituted groundbreaking series in a chronological narrative that asserts Koons as one of the most crucial artists of the postwar era. The weighty catalogue, with texts by Isabelle Graw, Rachel Kushner, Michelle Kuo, Jeffrey Deitch, and Antonio Damasio, among others, promises to be a summer read like no other.

    JEFF KOONS Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

    Jun 27 - Oct 19, 2014

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street  / +12125703600 /
    Wed - Thu 11am to 6pm, Fri 1pm to 9pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends October 24th 2014

  • Monika Sosnowska has always made big work, and this gallery’s 25,000-square-foot space promises to give it the room it deserves. The artist will premier just one sculpture, Tower, which spans 110 feet and quotes Mies van der Rohe’s Lake Shore Drive Apartments in Chicago, which were at one time the most expensive towers built in the United States. If this is an exegesis on the way imagination powers “bigger is better,” it’s as timely as ever.

    Monika Sosnowska Tower

    Sep 5 - Oct 24, 2014

    Hauser & Wirth | Chelsea

    511 West 18th Street  / +12127944970 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends October 26th 2014

  • The first museum survey of Charles Gaines brings together four decades of work. From his early experiments with systems and codes to his later examinations of subjectivity, the exhibition forms a pivotal link between 1960s and ’70s Conceptualists and artists that followed.

    Charles Gaines Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989

    Jul 17 - Oct 26, 2014

    The Studio Museum in Harlem

    144 West 125th Street  / +12128644500 /
    Thu - Fri 12pm to 9pm, Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Cory Arcangel’s first exhibition in New York since his 2011 solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art features flat-screen televisions rippling with images of figures such as Diddy and Larry David, as well as sneakers and sunglasses. To each of these images, Arcangel applied Java applet “lake” effect, charging them with a dated but familiar aesthetic that gets the obsolescence of digital imagery as well our culture's frenetic obsession to archive and conserve.

    Cory Arcangel tl;dr

    Sep 7 - Oct 26, 2014

    Team Gallery | Wooster Street

    47 Wooster Street  / +12122799219 /
    Wed - Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Opens November 9th 2014

  • This comprehensive survey of Sturtevant’s career is also the first institutional exhibition of her work mounted in the US since a solo show at the Everson Museum of Art in 1973. “Sturtevant: Double Trouble” brings together more than fifty major works in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, film, and video, including her notorious 1964 versions of works by contemporaries like Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, made to explore concepts of originality, authorship while probing at the limits of Pop art.

    Sturtevant Sturtevant: Double Trouble

    Nov 9, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015

    MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

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

  • Ends January 4th 2015

  • Nam June Paik’s groundbreaking practice humanized the technologies of the mid-twentieth century. This retrospective looks specifically at the way his work addresses the relationship between the body and the machine, and is the first New York exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artist—who passed in 2006—in more than a decade.

    Nam June Paik Becoming Robot

    Sep 5, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

    Asia Society | New York

    725 Park Avenue at 70th Street  / +12122886400 /
    Tue - Sun 11am to 6pm, Fri 11am to 9pm

  • Ends September 28th 2014

  • Gilbert & George’s recent series “Scapegoating Pictures for London” features a motif of nitrous oxide canisters—known as “whippets” or “hippy crack” when used recreationally—whose bomb-like forms evoke current-event issues ranging from drug abuse to warfare and terrorism. Emphasizing these paintings’ sinister nature, the artists themselves variably appear as skeletons or masked figures.

    Gilbert & George

    Jul 18 - Sep 28, 2014

    White Cube | Bermondsey

    144 – 152 Bermondsey Street  / +442079305373 /
    Wed - Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends October 4th 2014

  • American artist Mary Kelly’s first solo show in the UK in more than twenty years brings together an iconic installation from 2004 and a new body of work made out of compressed lint. Posing the daunting question that defines an era, Kelly’s recent pieces are set in 1970s London, a seminal moment for the women’s movement.

    Mary Kelly On the Passage of a Few People through a Rather Brief Period of Time

    Sep 5 - Oct 4, 2014

    Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

    6 Heddon Street  / +442077347760 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Following Benglis’s first-ever UK survey at Thomas Dane in 2012, the current exhibition presents a new series by the American artist who is best known for her flamboyant feminist responses to New York’s predominantly male Minimalist art scene in the 1960s. Benglis’s latest works are ceramic sculptures—a medium that has been an important part of the artist’s oeuvre since 1990—which she has pulled, pinched, and crushed before glazing in a wide spectrum of color.

    Lynda Benglis Planar Device

    Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014

    Thomas Dane Gallery

    3 & 11 Duke Street, St James's  / +442079252505 /
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Pumpkins are again the focus of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s latest paintings, mosaics, and sculptures. The gourd, which has appeared in the artist’s work since 1948 as a form of self-portraiture, is most dramatically presented here in a series of bronzes—the largest sculptures the artist has made in this medium to date—installed in the garden.

    Yayoi Kusama Paintings & Pumpkins

    Sep 16 - Oct 4, 2014

    Victoria Miro Gallery | 16 Wharf Road

    16 Wharf Road  / +442073368109 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Tony Smith’s third exhibition at Timothy Taylor focuses on the celebrated Minimalist sculptor’s lesser-known early paintings. Initially surprising for their bright colors, Smith’s paintings anticipate his later three-dimensional works with their harmonious compositions of abstract forms. Several geometric bronze sculptures are also on view.

    Tony Smith

    Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014

    Timothy Taylor Gallery

    15 Carlos Place  / +442074093344 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Ends November 1st 2014

  • Timed to coincide with the Museum Ludwig’s presentation of Pierre Huyghe’s touring retrospective (until July 13, 2014), the artist’s first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth features new site-specific sculptures, video works, and a series of aquariums that contain living organisms including water lilies from the pond in Monet’s Giverny garden. Huyghe’s retrospective will make its way to Los Angeles this fall for a final stop at LACMA (November 23, 2014–February 22, 2015).

    Pierre Huyghe In.Border.Deep

    Sep 12 - Nov 1, 2014

    Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row

    23 Savile Row  / +442072872300 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends November 9th 2014

  • Trisha Donnelly, who reorganized MoMA’s collection for the “Artist’s Choice” show in 2012–13, is now staging an exhibition of her work at the Serpentine. The American Conceptualist's current exhibition includes new films and photographs.

    Trisha Donnelly

    Sep 17 - Nov 9, 2014

    Serpentine Galleries

    Kensington Gardens  / +442072981515 /
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Opens September 20th 2014

  • Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball’s large-scale installation for the historic Hamburger Banhof hall focuses on what the artist calls “biographies of things.” Borrowing objects from various Berlin museum collections, Deball draws the viewer’s attention to the itinerant nature of these art objects, which, over time, have alternately been installed on pedestals and in vitrines, inside galleries and in outdoor courtyards, and in the context of private collections and public exhibitions.

    Mariana Castillo Deball

    Sep 20, 2014 - Mar 1, 2015

    Hamburger Bahnhof

    Invalidenstraße 50-51  / +4930266424242 /
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 10pm, Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends September 21st 2014

  • Since 2008, the Art Berlin Contemporary (ABC) fair has welcomed young and established international galleries and artists to Berlin. This year, the fair’s auxiliary program includes four days of performances, artist talks, sound pieces, films, and theater productions. Local galleries will stay open late on Wednesday, September 17, for ABC’s gallery night.

    abc art berlin contemporary

    Sep 18 - 21, 2014

    abc art berlin contemporary

    Luckenwalder Straße 4-6  / +493070038771 /

  • Now entering its third year, Berlin Art Week consists of two simultaneous art fairs: Art Berlin Contemporary (ABC) and Positions Berlin, which together welcome a mix of young and established galleries showing work by international artists. A program of exhibitions, lectures, discussions, and screenings held at various museums and cultural institutions across the city complements the event’s commercial offerings.

    Sep 16 - 21, 2014

    Berlin Art Week

    Multiple Venues  / +493024749849 /

  • Ends October 25th 2014

  • This exhibition marks the first time that “Window Shopping,” 1996, a series of paintings by Martin Kippenberger, has been shown in its entirety. The paintings—some of the artist's final works before his death—are based on color fashion photographs taken by his wife, Elfie Semotan. Semotan’s original photographs are also on view.

    Martin Kippenberger Window Shopping

    Sep 17 - Oct 25, 2014

    Capitain Petzel

    Karl-Marx-Allee 45  / +493024088130 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends October 31st 2014

  • Japanese-born, Berlin-based artist Shimabuku’s first solo show at Wien Lukatsch features recent films and installations related to the artist’s diverse experiences of nature and culture while traveling and discovering new places. The carefully observed works showcase the artist’s fascination with, and sensitivity toward, unfamiliar landscapes and situations.

    Shimabuku Sea and Flowers

    Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2014

    Wien Lukatsch

    Schöneberger Ufer 65, 3. OG  / +493028385352 /
    Tue - Fri 1pm to 6pm, Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends November 7th 2014

  • Katharina Grosse’s latest work, now on view in n.b.k.’s showroom, makes reference to the artist’s first-ever sprayed wall painting—a seminal work made in 1998 for Kunsthalle Bern. Reprising the same green paint, Grosse here presents a piece of sprayed white silk, which evokes a flowing three-dimensional Color Field painting.

    Katharina Grosse

    Sep 19 - Nov 7, 2014

    Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)

    Chausseestrasse 128-129  / +49302807020 /
    Tue - Sun 12pm to 6pm, Thu 12pm to 8pm

  • Ends November 9th 2014

  • Featuring 200 original prints made between 1928 and 1974, this exhibition dedicated to American photographer Walker Evans culls mainly from the private collection of Clark and Joan Worswick. The comprehensive selection of work spans from Evans’s impressions of Depression-era New York City and the rural south to his late series of semiabstract color Polaroids.

    Walker Evans Walker Evans. A Life's Work

    Jul 25 - Nov 9, 2014


    Niederkirchnerstraße 7  / +4930254860 /
    Wed - Mon 10am to 7pm

  • Ends October 25th 2014

  • Stan VanDerBeek’s vision for a more utopian society is resurrected with this exhibition of his Poemfield films, where words emerge out of multivalent fields of graphics, moving through the image before returning to their respective spaces. Produced in conjunction with the artist’s estate, this showing brings together Poemfield No.1–No.3, No.5, and No.7., the first of which has been restored in high definition for the exhibition.

    Stan VanDerBeek Poemfield

    Sep 13 - Oct 25, 2014

    The Box

    805 Traction Avenue  / +12136251747 /
    Wed - Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends October 29th 2014

  • For Rashid Johnson, the time has come to look clearly at the antiheroic portrayal of African American men canonized in books like Richard Wright's Native Son. Inaugurating this gallery’s new space, Johnson presents burly wood shelf-works that he has scarred, branded, and tagged with graffiti, eschewing the formal, black-and-white elegance on which he built his career while tackling the legacy of artists who looked to Baldwin and Ellison to make art about race.

    Rashid Johnson Islands

    Sep 13 - Oct 29, 2014

    David Kordansky Gallery

    5130 West Edgewood Place  / +13105583030 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends November 9th 2014

  • Cory Arcangel inaugurates this gallery’s Los Angeles space with his solo debut in this city. Devices playing his iconic video game works sit on grooved racks that resemble those in an electronics store; merchandise from his retail line, Arcangel Surfware, is hung nearby. If a penchant to downsize art to the level of commerce or to elevate commerce to the level of art drives Arcangel, this exhibition shows that as an equalizing agent, technology is as effective as ever.

    Cory Arcangel tl;dr

    Sep 14 - Nov 9, 2014

    Team Gallery | Los Angeles

    306 Windward Avenue, Venice  / +13103391945 /
    Fri - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends September 21st 2014

  • Complementing the Robert Mapplethorpe retrospective at the Grand Palais, the Musée Rodin juxtaposes more than one hundred works by the twentieth-century American photographer with plaster and bronze sculptures by the nineteenth-century French master. Striking comparisons abound between the two artists’ appreciation of the human form.

    Mapplethorpe - Rodin

    Apr 8 - Sep 21, 2014

    Musee Rodin

    77, rue de Varenne  / +33144186110 /
    Tue - Sun 10am to 5:30pm

  • For its first edition, Sèvres Outdoors has invited twenty-five Paris galleries to present large-scale sculptures on the manicured grounds of the Cité de la céramique (home to France’s national porcelain factory, a technical school, and a museum.) Among the thirty-three sculptures on view are works by Carsten Höller, Guillaume Leblon, Atelier Van Lieshout, Markus Lupertz, and Elmar Trenkwalder (who recently did an artist residency at Sèvres and currently has a solo show in the museum, through October 27).

    Jun 30 - Sep 21, 2014

    Sèvres Outdoors

    2 Place de la Manufacture  / +33146292200 /

  • Ends September 22nd 2014

  • The current retrospective of self-taught artist Martial Raysse features more than 200 works—paintings, sculptures, films, photographs, and drawings—made over the course of a fifty-year career that brought the artist together with the likes of Yves Klein, Raymond Hains, Jean Tinguely, and Jacques Villeglé. Pushing beyond Raysse’s affiliation with the new realist movement, the exhibition highlights the artist’s individual position: “the hygiene of vision.”

    Martial Raysse

    May 14 - Sep 22, 2014

    Centre Pompidou

    Place Georges-Pompidou  / +33144781233 /
    Wed - Mon 11am to 10pm

  • Opens September 25th 2014

  • Titled “Autoritratto nello studio” (Self-portrait in the Studio), Francesco Gennari’s first solo exhibition with Antoine Levi consists of three sculptures made from three materials: white ceramic, Murano glass, and polished pink marble. Typical of Gennari’s practice, he has partnered with master craftsmen in his native Italy to realize each work.

    Francesco Gennari

    Sep 25 - Nov 15, 2014

    Galerie Antoine Levi

    44, rue Ramponeau  / +33175576167 /
    Tue - Sat 2pm to 7pm

  • Ends October 11th 2014

  • Thomas Schütte’s solo show at art publisher Cahiers d’Art’s Left Bank gallery includes twenty recent watercolors, an aluminum sculpture from 2011, and a portfolio of seven brand new prints. Among the watercolors on view are those featured in Cahiers d’Art’s 2014 Schütte catalogue, where they serve as illustrations for never-before published texts by the Swiss poet Robert Walser.

    Thomas Schütte

    Sep 4 - Oct 11, 2014

    Cahiers D'Art

    14-15 rue du Dragon  / +33145487673 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends October 16th 2014

  • The title of Clement Rodzielski's current exhibition, “Fraises noires,” references a slang term for “nipple.” In addition to several large-format self-portrait photographs of the artist standing behind a painted support with only his nipple (which has been painted black) showing through a small hole, the show features new multimedia works on aluminum and cardboard.

    Clément Rodzielski Fraises noires

    Sep 6 - Oct 16, 2014

    Galerie Chantal Crousel

    10 rue Charlot  / +33142773887 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends October 18th 2014

  • Using her signature woven and free-flowing soft materials, octogenarian American artist Sheila Hicks has created a site-specific installation of organic forms made from cotton, wool, and linen. The new ensemble of monumental works, which includes pieces suspended from the ceiling, responds directly to the architecture of this gallery.

    Sheila Hicks Unknown Data

    Sep 6 - Oct 18, 2014

    Galerie Frank Elbaz

    66 rue de Turenne  / +33148875004 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm, Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends October 25th 2014

  • Honoring the renowned British sculptor Anthony Caro, who passed away last year, this exhibition features a selection of sculptures realized during the final two years of the artist’s life. The large-scale works are made from a variety of “nonart” materials including steel pipes and farming tools.

    Anthony Caro Last works

    Sep 6 - Oct 25, 2014

    Galerie Daniel Templon | Paris

    30 rue Beaubourg  / +33142721410 /
    Mon - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • Ends October 31st 2014

  • In his debut solo show since joining Galerie Perrotin, Laurent Grasso presents forty new works, including oil paintings, neon sculptures, and installations containing artifacts such as asteroid bits and ancient astronomy texts. Continuing the artist’s philosophical exploration of reality, which is heavily influenced by Michel Foucault, Grasso’s latest creations are rooted in the real world and are simultaneously full of anachronisms and fantasy.

    Laurent Grasso Soleil Double

    Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2014

    Galerie Perrotin | Turenne

    76 rue de Turenne  / +33142167979 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends November 7th 2014

  • Katinka Bock’s current exhibition, “Populonia,” is titled after a town in Tuscany known for its Eutruscan artifacts, particularly metal objects including helmets, armor, coins, and containers. In her latest sculpture series, Bock imbues her vessels—which reference metal jugs
    and pots from this archeological site—with symbolic significance, presenting them as repositories of memory and time.

    Katinka Bock

    Sep 12 - Nov 7, 2014

    Galerie Jocelyn Wolff

    78, rue Julien-Lacroix  / +33142030565 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends February 15th 2015

  • Organized in collaboration with the Guggenheim Bilbao, the first major retrospective of Niki de Saint Phalle in twenty years celebrates the artist’s diverse oeuvre with more than two hundred paintings, sculptures, prints, films, and performances. The Grand Palais exhibition locates Saint Phalle—who was born in France, grew up in the United States, and worked between the two countries during her long career—as simultaneously part of Paris’s neo-realist movement and New York’s Pop art movement.

    Niki de Saint Phalle Niki de Saint Phalle

    Sep 17, 2014 - Feb 15, 2015

    Grand Palais

    3, avenue du Général Eisenhower  / +33144131717 /

  • Opens September 25th 2014

  • “No Drones” presents a series of tracings Louise Lawler made from her own photographs. Working with artist and children’s-book illustrator Jon Buller, Lawler transformed these tracings into wall drawings made of black adhesive vinyl. Playing with notions of scale and permanence, works from this series can be printed at any size and the outputs destroyed after each presentation.

    Louise Lawler No Drones

    Sep 25 - Nov 20, 2014

    Studio Guenzani

    Via Eustachi 10  / +390229409251 /
    Tue - Sat 3pm to 7pm

  • Ends September 27th 2014

  • The debut exhibition at M77 Gallery presents works on paper by Luca Pignatelli, who has not shown in Milan for fifteen years. The drawings, which range in terms of size and support, describe mysterious cities based in reality and steeped in fantasy.

    Luca Pignatelli OFF PAPER

    May 29 - Sep 27, 2014

    M77 Gallery

    via Mecenate 77 milano  / +390284571243 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends November 8th 2014

  • Curated by Pierpaolo Campanini, Adrian Paci’s sixth show at Kaufmann Repetto features two large-scale mosaics and a selection of drawings. In both mediums, Paci combines references to his own personal history with “borrowed” archival material such as news footage sourced from YouTube.

    Adrian Paci

    Sep 18 - Nov 8, 2014

    Kaufmann Repetto

    Via di Porta Tenaglia, 7  / +390272094331 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7:30pm

  • Ends November 30th 2014

  • Annette Kelm’s recent photographs include a series titled “Latzhose” (Dungarees), which depicts a pair of purple overalls. Referencing the 1970s German feminist activists who challenged standard uniform colors (blue for men and red for women) by donning lilac-dyed overalls, Kelm continues her exploration of unspectacular everyday items that hold powerful cultural significance.

    Annette Kelm In the Realm of

    Sep 18 - Nov 30, 2014

    Giò Marconi

    Via Alessandro Tadino 15  / +390229404373 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 1pm

  • Ends January 18th 2015

  • The Palazzo Reale’s current exhibition brings together an impressive 126 works by nineteenth-century painter, Giovanni Segantini—a celebrated artist during his lifetime, whose work has been rediscovered by critics and art historians in the twentieth century. Celebrating the entirety of Segantini’s short, but intense career, the exhibition is divided into eight chronological sections and also features some of artist’s personal affairs including letters, photographs, and books.


    Sep 18, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015

    Palazzo Reale

    Piazza del Duomo, 12  / +39020202 /
    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

  • Ends September 27th 2014

  • “Synaesthesia” features drawings, paintings, and sculpture highlighting thematic connections between the work of young and emerging artists based in Beijing and Taiwan. The exhibition's part of the seventh China International Youth Arts Festival, for which participants from more than twenty-three countries staged seventy-one performances, events, and lectures in cities ranging from Shanghai to Guangzhou.


    Aug 9 - Sep 27, 2014

    Soka Art Center Beijing | 索卡艺术中心

    798 Art Zone, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang Di | 北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路2号798艺术区索卡艺术中心(创意广场往西100米)  / +861059784808 /
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6:30pm

  • Ends October 19th 2014

  • Known for his monochromatic, shaped canvases whose textured-looking surfaces are composed of intricate pencil-drawn lines, Liu Wentao returns for his fourth solo show at the gallery, presenting a new series of paintings based on mathematical models.

    LIU WENTAO LIU WENTAO Solo Exhibition

    Sep 6 - Oct 19, 2014

    White Space Beijing 空白空间|北京

    No.255 Caochangdi, Airport Service Road, ChaoYang District  / +861084562054 /
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Artist and poet Guo Hongwei's interest in symbolism here culminates in “The Great Metaphorist,” his latest solo show at Chambers Fine Art. Departing from his earlier watercolors of real-life objects—which almost resembled taxonomic illustrations in their dedication to verisimilitude—Guo has created a multimedia installation inspired by his daily drive to his studio and its metaphorical potential to represent life itself. The show features stylized maps that record his commute, as well as video work that considers the mundane and significant moments which occur along the way.

    Guo Hongwei

    Sep 13 - Oct 19, 2014

    Chambers Fine Art | Beijing 前波画廊

    Red No.1-D, Caochangdi | 中国北京市朝阳区草场地红一号D座  / +861051273298 /
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends October 20th 2014

  • A former editor of the Beijing Youth Daily (one of the most-circulated newspapers in China’s capital), Wang Youshen curated and organized the seminal “New Generation Art” exhibition at the Chinese History Museum in Beijing in 1991. “Per Square Meter” is his first solo Beijing show in twenty years. It features archival materials, installation, and sound, all documenting an ongoing project in which he set out to twice dismantle and then twice rebuild his studio.

    Wang Youshen Per Square Meter

    Sep 13 - Oct 20, 2014

    ShanghART | Beijing 香格纳画廊 (北京)

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

  • Ends September 28th 2014

  • Focusing on Charles Ray's sculptures made between 1997 and 2014, this exhibition dedicated to the work of the Los Angeles–based artist spreads across Basel’s Kunstmuseum and Museum für Gegenwartskunst. The show is curated by Kunstmuseum director Bernhard Mendes Bürgi and has been organized in conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago.

    Charles Ray Sculpture 1997-2014

    Jun 15 - Sep 28, 2014

    Kunstmuseum Basel

    St. Alban-Graben 16  / +41612066262 /
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends October 19th 2014

  • The current presentation of Paul Chan’s work—the artist’s largest solo show to date—was conceived by Chan himself, who spent several months in Basel working on the exhibition while also teaching at Basel University and the Academy of Art and Design. Juxtaposing new and existing pieces including drawings, sculptures, light installations, and site-specific interventions, Chan reflects on a variety of subjects ranging from current events and politics to history and literature.

    Paul Chan

    Apr 12 - Oct 19, 2014


    Ruchfeldstrasse 19  / +41613353232 /
    By appointment only

  • Ends November 2nd 2014

  • Following Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, and Giuseppe Penone, South Korean–born, Japan-based Lee Ufan is the latest contemporary artist invited to exhibit at the historic Palais de Versailles. Of the ten works on view, nine, including a spectacular monumental arch that frames the facade of the palace, are installed in the seventeenth-century gardens.

    Lee Ufan

    Jun 17 - Nov 2, 2014

    Château de Versailles

    Place d'Armes  / +33130837800 /
    Tue - Sun 9am to 5pm