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  • Ends June 2nd 2017

  • Rodney Graham is the director—and, usually, star—of his immaculately conceived comic tableaux, where he often depicts himself as a sad sack leading man fumbling through art history and popular culture. For his current exhibition at 303 Gallery, Graham presents a new suite of photographic light boxes that send up academia, Hollywood, and maleness in middle age.

    Rodney Graham

    Apr 20 - Jun 2, 2017

    303 Gallery

    555 W 21st Street  / +12122551121 / 303gallery.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends June 10th 2017

  • Henny Youngman, Don Martin, boy’s room graffiti, Ralph Waldo Emerson—Mel Bochner’s painted cartoon verbiage, smeared and splattered with an AbExer’s panache, runs from the rigorous to the ridiculous. His exhibition at Peter Freeman, Inc., is his first solo outing in New York since his spectacular and dizzying retrospective at the Jewish Museum in 2014.

    Mel Bochner Voices

    Apr 19 - Jun 10, 2017

    Peter Freeman, Inc.

    140 Grand Street  / +12129665154 / peterfreemaninc.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • A site, a prop, a vessel, a specter—the body is a multifarious thing, often uncontrollable, as Joan Jonas has been telling us for more than half a century. A survey comprising fifty years of this artist’s twisting and generous vision will fill all three floors of Gavin Brown’s Harlem space, with two major video installations making their US premiere—Reanimation, which began as a lecture/performance at MIT in 2010, and Stream or River, Flight or Pattern, 2016, a work of mourning for our dying environment—alongside drawings, sculptures, and sundry ephemera.

    Joan Jonas What is Found in the Windowless House is True

    Apr 30 - Jun 10, 2017

    Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Harlem

    439 W 127th St  / +12126275258 / gavinbrown.biz
    Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends June 11th 2017

  • The Seventy-Eighth Whitney Biennial—the first to christen the museum’s Renzo Piano–designed building—brings together a tight selection of sixty-three artists, from emerging (Puppies Puppies, Raúl de Nieves, Sky Hopinka, and Porpentine Charity Heartscape) to established (Larry Bell, Lyle Ashton Harris, William Pope.L, and Jo Baer). This year’s contingent of painters, performers, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, activists, musicians, and one video-game designer comes to us courtesy of curators Mia Locks and Christopher Y. Lew.

    Mar 17 - Jun 11, 2017

    Whitney Biennial

    99 Gansevoort Street  / +12125703600 / whitney.org/Exhibitions/2017Biennial

  • Ends June 17th 2017

  • Artist, activist, right-on sister—Nancy Spero didn’t have the patience or time for greed, misogyny, stupidity. She was a thinker and maker who took on the idiocy of right-wing politicizing and cold-blooded warmongering. Maypole: Take No Prisoners, a large-scale installation incorporating ribbon and chain shown at the 2007 Venice Biennale makes its US debut at Galerie Lelong’s New York outpost, along with a series of febrile drawings Spero described as “a personal attempt at exorcism.”

    Nancy Spero Maypole: Take No Prisoners

    Apr 28 - Jun 17, 2017

    Galerie Lelong | New York

    528 West 26th Street  / +12123150470 / galerielelong.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Life is an endless onslaught of fresh hells, and Robert Longo, with epic bravado, illustrates them in “The Destroyer Cycle,” an exhibition of gigantic and scrupulously rendered charcoal drawings depicting, among other things, Teletubbies, cops in riot gear, and a horde of people adrift on a raft in dark, deadly waters.

    Robert Longo The Destroyer Cycle

    May 3 - Jun 17, 2017

    Metro Pictures

    519 West 24th Street  / +12122067100 / metropictures.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends June 24th 2017

  • Giorgio de Chirico was Surrealism’s grand architect, a designer of eerie buildings and empty piazzas culled directly from the collective subconscious. Giulio Paolini, a rigorous Conceptualist who’s more than a little Surrealism-adjacent—and a longtime admirer of de Chirico—often dives into the artist’s haunted cityscapes, creating works that feel like revelations discovered in dreams, which always seem to exist only in traces upon waking. The artists’ exhibition at CIMA is a dialogue in code, metaphysical and gorgeous.

    Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini The Center for Italian Modern Art presents de Chirico and Paolini

    Oct 14, 2016 - Jun 24, 2017

    CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art

    421 Broome Street, 4th floor  / +16463703596 / www.italianmodernart.org
    By appointment only

  • Ends July 5th 2017

  • For her Guggenheim exhibition as a recipient of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize, Anicka Yi presents more of that old black magic that she weaves—via science and scent—so spectacularly well: A pair of self-contained biospheres/dioramas, titled Lifestyle Wars and Force Majeure, both 2017, that utilize ant colonies, bacteria taken from New York’s Koreatown and Chinatown, and mirrored surfaces, in addition to a separate installation emanating a specially conceived aroma that “combines chemical compounds derived from Asian American women and carpenter ants.”

    Anicka Yi Life Is Cheap

    Apr 21 - Jul 5, 2017

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York

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

  • Ends July 23rd 2017

  • Lygia Pape’s art took its cues from the cool rigor of European modernism. But the artist imbued her work—films, sculptures, performances, drawings, and paintings—with the strangeness, frailty, and sensuality of the human body. “A Multitude of Forms,” organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Projecto Lygia Pape, is the first monographic exhibition of her work in the United States, examining fifty years of the artist’s elusive, unclassifiable poeticism.

    Lygia Pape A Multitude of Forms

    Mar 21 - Jul 23, 2017

    The Met Breuer

    945 Madison Avenue  / +12125357710 / metmuseum.org/visit/the-met-breuer

  • Ends July 29th 2017

  • Roni Horn’s elegant and glacial facture has always concealed a fathomless fire. The artist brings four new bodies of work to Hauser & Wirth’s West Twenty-Second Street space. Among them, “The Selected Gifts,” 1974–2015, a project documenting all manner of presents the artist has received over the course of forty-one years (an olive tree made by hand and a dinosaur egg, for instance), as well as two series of exquisitely cut-and-taped drawings: “Th Rose Prblm,” 2015, and “The Dog’s Chorus,” 2016.

    Roni Horn

    Apr 27 - Jul 29, 2017

    Hauser & Wirth | West 22nd Street

    548 West 22nd Street  / +12127903900 / hauserwirth.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 30th 2017

  • In a text on Hanne Darboven’s Kulturgeschichte 1880–1983 (Cultural History 1880–1983), 1980–83, from the February 2017 issue of Artforum, Bruce Hainley discusses the artist’s inveterate smoking. Indeed, a habit so simultaneously glamorous, malodorous, and cancerous makes perfect sense when thinking about this glossolalic and image-drunk roman à clef that conflates Darboven’s dark personal history with that of Germany’s. Her immersive, 1,609-piece installation from Dia’s permanent collection has not been on view in the US for more than ten years—see it now.

    Hanne Darboven Kulturgeschichte 1880–1983 (Cultural History 1880–1983)

    Nov 5, 2016 - Jul 30, 2017

    Dia:Chelsea

    535 West 22nd Street 5th Floor  / +12129895566 / diaart.org/sites/main/chelsea
    By appointment only

  • Kishio Suga, one of the Japanese Mono-ha movement’s founding figureheads, is a poet of form. His sculptures and assemblages, utilizing workaday materials such as wood, wire, stone, and steel, summon a presence that is immanently cosmic. The artist’s presentation at Dia: Chelsea—his first solo museum exhibition in the United States, curated by Alexis Lowry and Jessica Morgan––will feature a re-creation of Placement of Condition, 1973, an installation made from cut stones, among other of Suga’s numinous objects.

    Kishio Suga

    Nov 5, 2016 - Jul 30, 2017

    Dia:Chelsea

    535 West 22nd Street 5th Floor  / +12129895566 / diaart.org/sites/main/chelsea
    By appointment only

  • Photographs are terrible liars, yet they still seduce—repeatedly, endlessly. Since the early 1970s, Louise Lawler has been dismantling them with unequivocal ruthlessness, layer by inframince layer, to unpack the contradictions and fallibilities of culture, politics, and personhood. MoMA’s “WHY PICTURES NOW” is the artist’s first institutional survey in New York, organized by the museum’s Roxana Marcoci and Kelly Sidley, bringing us more than forty years of Lawler’s funny and frightening interrogations.

    Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW

    Apr 30 - Jul 30, 2017

    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 August 2nd 2017

  • Light and Space artist Doug Wheeler’s PSAD Synthetic Desert III, 1971—a “semi-anechoic chamber” meant to push a viewer onto the very lip of infinity—has been realized for the first time ever at the Guggenheim. This immersive installation, which can only be experienced by five people at a time, has been brought to life by the Guggenheim’s Jeffrey Weiss, Francesca Esmay, and Melanie Taylor, and the design firm Arup, which, according to the museum’s website, “specializes in the acoustic properties of built space.”

    Doug Wheeler PSAD Synthetic Desert III

    Mar 24 - Aug 2, 2017

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York

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

  • Ends September 4th 2017

  • “I am scared of her because I respect her so much,” said John Waters once of Rei Kawakubo, perhaps the only artist he’d ever admit to feeling intimidated by. Via her label Comme des Garçons, Kawakubo has been outfitting the intellectual and adventurous for more than forty years, creating clothes that challenge the boundaries of taste with an unparalleled rigor, sophistication, menace, and wit. Her retrospective at the Met’s Costume Institute, stately and severe, is a labyrinthine tour of this designer’s peerless garments and imagination.

    Rei Kawakubo/Comme de Garçons: Art of the In-Between

    May 4 - Sep 4, 2017

    The Met | Metropolitan Museum of Art

    1000 Fifth Avenue  / +12125357710 / www.metmuseum.org
    Sun - Thu 10am to 5:30pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 9pm

  • Ends September 10th 2017

  • Carol Rama rarely saw the body as a safe haven, as her sprawling, crepuscular oeuvre seems to suggest. “Antibodies,” curated by the New Museum’s Helga Christoffersen and Massimiliano Gioni, is the very first museum survey in this city of the influential artist’s work, which offers up more than one hundred of Rama’s extraordinary sculptures, paintings, and works on paper.

    Carol Rama Antibodies

    Apr 26 - Sep 10, 2017

    New Museum

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

  • Ends September 17th 2017

  • bell hooks famously took Betty Friedan to task for The Feminine Mystique (1963). According to hooks, Friedan’s seminal text only addressed white “housewives bored with leisure,” virtually ignoring wide swaths of the female population who were not white, middle-class, or privileged. “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85,” an exhibition coming out of the Brooklyn Museum’s feminist “Year of Yes” programming, unravels second-wave feminism’s white narrative and focuses on the urgent output of artists and activists such as Blondell Cummings, Camille Billops, Ayoka Chenzira, Susan Robeson, Alva Rogers, Lorna Simpson, Howardena Pindell, and Julie Dash.

    We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85

    Apr 21 - Sep 17, 2017

    Brooklyn Museum

    200 Eastern Parkway  / +17186385000 / brooklynmuseum.org
    Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 10pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends September 25th 2017

  • Ian Cheng’s “series of live simulation works created using a video game engine,” at MoMA PS1, titled the “Emissary” trilogy, 2015–17—the artist’s first museum exhibition in the United States—is an immersive, discomfiting experience, full of twitchy characters, animals, systems, and landscapes that force us to contemplate our unstable sense of self in a world that seems on the verge of collapse.

    Ian Cheng Emissaries

    Apr 9 - Sep 25, 2017

    MoMA PS1

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

  • Ends Tomorrow, May 29th 2017

  • Honoring David Hockney on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, this exhibition—which will travel to Paris’s Centre Pompidou and then to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art—features many of the artist’s most iconic works. From pools to portraits, Hockney's oeuvre offers a beautiful and subversive description of postwar British and American culture. The extensive selection also includes drawings, prints, photographs, and videos made over the course of six decades.

    David Hockney

    Feb 9 - May 29, 2017

    Tate Britain

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

  • Ends October 1st 2017

  • Timed to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in the UK, this exhibition features works, made between 1861 and 1967, that encompass sundry permutations of queer identity. Among the selection of intimate, erotic, and domestic works are paintings, drawings, photographs, and films by well-known artists such as John Singer Sargent, Dora Carrington, and David Hockney.

    Queer British Art 1861–1967

    Apr 5 - Oct 1, 2017

    Tate Britain

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

  • Ends June 3rd 2017

  • Charline von Heyl’s latest painting series, produced over the course of the past year, features the artist's familiar colorful abstractions that meld citations of her own imagery with art-historical references. Working without sketches or preliminary drawings, the artist made these dynamic collage-like paintings directly on canvas, giving them a studied sense of buoyancy.

    Charline von Heyl

    Apr 28 - Jun 3, 2017

    Capitain Petzel

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

  • Ends June 10th 2017

  • Much of the work included in this exhibition will be the product of a four-day Easter-weekend workshop held at the gallery. Fittingly, the themes of Sarah Lucas’s initiative are the Last Supper, the Passion, and the Resurrection. Featuring interactive events, group meals, and collaborative artmaking activities directed by the British artist, her collective approach recalls her year-long project “Situation” with Sadie Coles in 2012–13, which culminated in a 2013 solo show at Whitechapel Gallery.

    Sarah Lucas

    Apr 13 - Jun 10, 2017

    Contemporary Fine Arts Galerie (CFA)

    Grolmanstrasse 32/33  / +493088777167 / cfa-berlin.com

  • Ends July 3rd 2017

  • Featuring some 250 photographs, this exhibition celebrates Juergen Teller's career of successfully combining art and commercial photography. The photographer—who rose to prominence with his early pictures of Kurt Cobain and ad campaigns for Helmut Lang, Comme des Garçons, and Marc Jacobs—has recently turned his attention to subjects including Peter Lindbergh and Kim Kardashian.

    Juergen Teller Juergen Teller. Enjoy Your Life!

    Apr 20 - Jul 3, 2017

    Martin-Gropius-Bau

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

  • Ends September 3rd 2017

  • Recently acquired by the German Nationalgalerie, of which this venue is but one affiliated institution, Adrian Piper’s installation and participatory group performance The Probable Trust Registry: The Rules of the Game # 1–3, 2013–15, proposes that visitors sign a contract with themselves pledging to act ethically, honestly, and reliably, in return for which they receive a registry of people who have made the same promise by the end of any iteration of the performance. A resource that, given the current political climate in the US and Europe, could hardly be more timely.

    Adrian Piper The Probable Trust Registry: The Rules of the Game #1-3

    Feb 24 - Sep 3, 2017

    Hamburger Bahnhof

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

  • Ends June 10th 2017

  • Featuring the work of Beverly Buchanan, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Karon Davis, Nona Faustine, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Steffani Jemison, Jennie C. Jones, Simone Leigh, Julie Mehretu, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O’Grady, Sondra Perry, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Alma Woodsey Thomas, and many more––along with an accompanying essay by writer and scholar Andrianna Campbell––this show couldn’t have a more apropos title. What’s more, the title derives from a 1970 gospel song by artist and preacher Sister Gertrude Morgan; get thee to this church, posthaste.

    POWER

    Mar 28 - Jun 10, 2017

    Sprüth Magers | Los Angeles

    5900 Wilshire Boulevard  / +13236340600 / spruethmagers.com

  • Ends June 1st 2017

  • Baselitz’s recent paintings and works on paper are a continuation of his fragmented self-portrait series, “Avignon,” which was first shown at the Venice Biennale in 2015. Mixed in among portraits of himself and his wife, Elke, are several direct references to paintings by other artists. Among Baselitz’s pointed art-historical shout-outs: Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, 1912, and Otto Dix’s The Artist’s Parents, 1924.

    Georg Baselitz Descente

    Apr 2 - Jun 1, 2017

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Pantin

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

  • Ends June 17th 2017

  • Saban’s latest works combine elements of painting and sculpture. Using a loom, the LA-based artist has woven together strips of canvas to create richly textured three-dimensional surfaces that alternately evoke thick animal hides and fine topographical studies.

    Analia Saban The Warp and Woof of Painting

    Apr 8 - Jun 17, 2017

    Praz-Delavallade | Paris

    5 rue des Haudriettes  / +33145862000 / praz-delavallade.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm, Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • The point of departure for Jutta Koether’s recent paintings is Jean-Siméon Chardin’s La Serinette, 1753, which depicts a young woman playing a bird organ. Inspired by this scene, Koether’s recent paintings are a continuation of her ongoing investigation of the independent materiality of paint. Here, she uses rich reds, pinks, and golds on heart-shaped canvases and, in a series of seven “black” paintings, turns to a limited palette in order to describe darkness and emptiness.

    Jutta Koether

    Apr 22 - Jun 17, 2017

    Campoli Presti | Paris

    6 rue de Braque  / +33140290892 / campolipresti.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends August 20th 2017

  • As one of the founding members of CoBrA, an avant-garde artist group formed in Paris in 1948 and named for the cities from which its members hailed (Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam), Dutch artist Karel Appel found academic interpretations of abstract art to be too rigid, which made him promote a naive-style visual language that combines figurative and expressive elements. This comprehensive overview of Appel’s work ranges from ceramic sculptures and gouaches from his “Psychopathological Notebook,” 1940–50, to large paintings and installations from the 1970s through the 1990s.

    Karel Appel Art as Celebration!

    Feb 24 - Aug 20, 2017

    Musee d’Art Modern de la Ville de Paris

    11, avenue du Président Wilson  / +33153674000 / mam.paris.fr/en
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm, Thu 10am to 10pm

  • Ends October 22nd 2017

  • On the occasion of the centennial anniversary of Rodin’s death, the Musée Rodin has given carte blanche to Anselm Kiefer—a contemporary artist whose inspirations and creative processes are not unlike those of his illustrious forbearer. Paintings and installations featuring Kiefer’s signature annihilated and debris-like materials are juxtaposed with little-known plasters by Rodin.

    Kiefer-Rodin

    Mar 14 - Oct 22, 2017

    Musée Rodin

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

  • Ends June 11th 2017

  • Jimmie Durham, Ho Siu-Kee, and Trevor Yeung are among the artists in a show that focuses on the intersection of labor and environment—and on how our understandings of such a junction might continually be shaped by Asia’s increasingly established position in globalized trade.

    Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs

    Mar 18 - Jun 11, 2017

    Para Site

    22/F, 677 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Wing Wah Industrial Building  / +85225174620 / para-site.org.hk
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 7pm